We, God’s people of Living Word Lutheran
Church, grounded in Holy Scripture, are called
to follow and share the inspired Word of God in
Christ, to live as faithful and obedient
servants, reaching out to all people with the
love of Jesus Christ. Join us!
During worship, our
congregation “passes the peace.” More than a
friendly greeting, this ritual is a symbol of
Christ’s peace shared with us, for us to share
daily with others. It also echoes Jesus’
exhortation that we be reconciled with others
before offering our gifts in worship (see
One Sunday morning, I sat behind a 9-year-old
girl and her toddler brother. The boy was active
and talkative, keeping his parents busy. As the
pastor invited us to “share Christ’s peace with
one another,” big sister popped up from her seat
and offered to shake hands with everyone nearby,
proclaiming “Peace!” to each.
As she tried this with her mom and brother,
however, they were occupied with each other and
wholly unaware of her efforts. Finally, I
overheard her not inviting but demanding, “Mom!
James! I want PEACE!” I had to smile, for the
girl had voiced the desperation with which we
all crave peace in the world and in our lives.
Let us pray for the many Christians who are being
persecuted and killed for their faith.
Lutheran Church Services at Meridian Habitat
Center, 14422 Meridian East, Puyallup, WA 98374
Office at 11707 101st Ave. E, Puyallup, WA 98373
Mailing Address at P. O. Box 732005, Puyallup, WA 98373
253-229-5353 - office [at] livingwordlutheranchurch.com