Dear Friends in Christ: Sunday: This Sunday we hear of Jesus’ miracle of calming the storm. The disciples feel that Jesus does not care for them in their anxiety, because he is asleep in the cabin during the storm! Do you ever feel that God is asleep when you are anxious? Come and hear God’s Word and be fed by Jesus in bread and wine. Adult Forum: On break until September. Reading for this Sunday: Please read 1 Corinthians chapter 8 plus the sidebar notes in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter speaks of the suffering that the apostle Paul has been experiencing – suffering that makes him a reliable messenger of the gospel (good news.) Concerning the part about not marrying unbelievers, see a different opinion of Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:12-15. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Worship Schedule: Our Summer worship schedule is in effect. We have a service of Holy Communion at 9:00 a.m.
Reading for Next Week: Please read 2 Corinthians chapter 8 plus the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) Here the apostle Paul (apostle means one who witnessed the resurrected Jesus) is writing to the church in Corinth about generosity. Paul expects those who have an abundance to share generously with those who are poor - in that case the poor in Jerusalem. This chapter reinforces the multiple admonitions in the New Testament to those who are well off to give generously. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Attendance: On June 17, 2018, 85 attended worship. On June 20, 2018, 16 attended the service at Lexington.
Youth Director’s Days off & Office Hours: Our Youth Director is Tracy Katschke and her days off are Friday and Saturday. She does not check church voice mail or emails on those days. Tracy is engaged at Peace half-time, and her office hours are Monday - Thursday from 11:30am-3:30pm. She can be reached on her cell for urgent matters. Her cell phone can be accessed by calling church.
Youth Group Water Balloon Battle: Our water balloon battle with the youth groups from St. Peter UCC and Peace Lutheran had to be rescheduled on May 20th due to inclement weather. We will try again on Sunday, June 24th from 4:30-6pm at Christ Lutheran (41 S. Rohlwing Rd in Palatine). Everyone is welcome to attend and bring friends! Please have your teen come hungry since we will have pizza and wear something that they don't mind getting soaked!
Peace Lutheran Vacation Bible School 2018: Everyone is invited! August 6-10 from 9:00-11:30 daily. Cost is $25.00 per child, age 3-5th grade. The theme this year is: Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus. Children are Crew Members, 6th grade and up are Crew Leaders, and adults are needed as First Mates! Invite your friends and join us for a week of worship, games, crafts, snacks and fun. Check the registration table in the narthex or look on line for more information and to see how you can help. Registration deadline is July 15. Email Natalie for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronics Recycling: Saturday June 30 from 8am - 4pm and Sunday July 1 from 10:30 - 4pm. Bring your electronics (no TV’s or Monitors) to Peace Lutheran. Ron Fogel is running the event and 25% of the profits will be donated to the Properties team.
Pot Luck: The next pot luck will be July 7th at 4:30 p.m. The theme for this potluck will be "Mystery". Bring your favorite summer or any time of year dish to pass! BYOB beer and wine have been approved for this event. Look forward to seeing everybody there! If any questions, please contact Kelly Ratajczak at email@example.com.
Out Door Service: Sunday July 8 at 9:00 am. Bring your lawn chair. The tent will be set up for shade. Following up with refreshments and enjoy the “Bubble Guy” while we lay down new mulch for the playground from 10am - noon.
Adopt a piece of Peace! We have 17 families signed up to take care of and weed a small portion of the yard this year. We are looking for 6 more families!
Food Pantry: While you are stocking up for your 4th of July barbecues supplies, Think of the Food Pantry! They are in need of paper goods. Such as paper towels, napkins, tissues and toilet paper. Donations are always welcome, but for this need we would like to shower the Food Pantry by July 16th. Please put items in the bin in the hallway. Thank you so much for helping the local people in the Ela Township Community.
Donate Blood regularly? Remember our blood drive on September 9th. Be sure to not donate for 8 week prior so you can donate on that Sunday.
Mobile Food Pantry: The next Mobile Food Pantry in Lake Zurich will be Saturday, July 14 from 10-12:00. If your family is in need of food, please come and register and you will receive food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank. If you would like to help volunteer, please contact the coordinator, Ken Rasbid at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can help serve breakfast to the clients, help unload the truck, distribute food or work with client assistance or other much needed tasks. It is a great way to serve the community! Please contact Sue Koenig if you have questions.
In Crisis? Anyone, anywhere can be affected by a mental health struggle including depression, anxiety, having feelings of being overwhelmed, or having suicidal thoughts. It has been in the news lately about the significant increase (up nearly 30%) in the annual rate of suicide from 1999-2016. The key to preventing people from reaching the point of suicide is to talk about it and offer help, encouragement and resources to those struggling to keep living. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 and the crisis text line is text CONNECT to 741741 for people who are in distress and feel like they are at risk for hurting themselves; or if you know of a person who is at risk.
LSSI Back Packs: I know school has just ended, but we are thinking about the next school year for LSSI! We would like to provide them with 30 filled pack packs!! For 15 boys and 15 girls. The following items are needed:
30 Backpacks - 15 girl and 15 boy Grades 1-5.
#2 Pencils - 12 pack: 60 packs
Crayons - 24 pack: 30 packs
Colored pencils - 12 pack: 30 packs
Markers - 12 pack: 30 packs
Glue sticks - 60 glue sticks
Scissors - 5” child size: 30 scissors
Blue or black ballpoint pens - 12 pack: 30 packs of pens
Red ballpoint pen - 12 pack: 30 packs of red pens
High lighters: 60 high lighters
Pencil sharpeners: 30 pencil sharpeners
Erasers: 60 erasers
Pencil box - 30 pencil boxes, variety of colors
2/Pocket, three pronged, folders - 120 2/pocket folders
Loose-leaf wide-ruled notebook paper - 30 packages of paper
Spiral Notebooks – wide ruled - 120 notebooks
Ruler w/ English and Metric measurements - 30 rulers
A sign-up sheet will be in the hallway for the items needed. THANK YOU ALL!! The kids thank you and they will be off to a great start with the new, filled backpacks! Items are needed by AUGUST 3. Please place all items in the bin in the hallway.
AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities): The ELCA has a long history of working with migrants and refugees and is committed to helping these people. They have established priorities to guide their work that include advocating for laws that provide protection for unaccompanied children/families, asylum seekers and refugees. If you would like to know more please go to the ELCA website. Additionally, take a few minutes to contact your senators and congress people and let them know where you stand on this issue. Their emails are easy to find it you just goggle, "emailing my senator/representative”.
Preparation for mission projects day 2019: if you can help with cutting tabs in fleece for the Lutheran world relief or project Linus blankets, sewing pillow covers for hospice or making school bags for Lutheran world relief, check out the kits in the hallway by the office. Work on them when you have a chance; they don’t need to be completed until December! If you have any questions, please contact Sue Koenig. Thank you for your help!
Simply Giving: Many of our members and friends give with Simply Giving automated debit. This program is very important for our congregation. It keeps income steady during the summer months when giving drops because people are out of town. Please consider it! Giving forms are on the table in the narthex. If you do participate in Simply Giving, or if you do not have an offering on a particular Sunday you can still participate in the act of giving during the service by obtaining Giving Acknowledgment card from an usher and placing it in the offering plate to acknowledge your support of our ministries at Peace.
AmazonSmile: Shop on AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase can be donated to Peace Lutheran. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Mike Wilms, Wes Willard, Kathy Zak, Kristen Jorgensen, Brian Bounds, Peggy Schmidt, Joyce Smith, Reita Schultz, Charlie Lindsey, Dolly Hansen, Theresa Sacamono, Lizetta Moore, and Gianna Mac. Our practice is we will pray for an individual for at least 4 Sundays or until the end of the following month. After that time, we ask that you contact the office or Pastor Mark to keep your loved one on the prayer list. If your loved one inadvertently falls off the prayer list, please request to put this person back on the list. Thank you. We need pray-ers! If you would like to be a participant in the Circle of Prayer, please contact Terry Koncel at email@example.com.
Inspirational Messages: Pastor Mark would like to reach out to the congregation with a brief message a couple times per week. If you want to receive these, please fill out the form in the red attendance folders. Messages will be sent via a text, Facebook account, and Twitter. Any questions, contact Beth Papke at (847) 438-5294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altar Flowers: If you have a special date you would like to remember, please consider bringing flowers for our Sunday services. The calendar is on the bulletin board outside of the office. Vases are available for use in the kitchen cabinet behind the door. Flowers should be set out before the Sunday service and can be picked up any time after the Sunday service. Enter your first name on the calendar, as we have several families with the same last name. Any questions, please call Kari Mrazek at (847) 726-2716.
Caring Tree: This outreach ministry provides services to those in the congregation with special need, i.e., dinners for new moms, meals for those following a hospitalization, or short term help with lawn cutting or snow removal. Please contact Jean Foltin or Pastor Mark with requests for assistance. Jean may be reached by email (email@example.com) or by phone/text (847-738-8599).
Mom/Toddler Group: Are you a new mom or have little ones 5 years or younger? Do you want to connect with other local moms? Then PLEASE join our mom's group where kids are welcome to play, while moms get some adult conversation! Peace Lutheran Church has graciously offered to open their doors to the community to give moms a place to gather. This is not a religious group, just a community mom’s group. We will meet every Friday at 10 AM. If you have any question please contact Cathy Malloy.
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study: We will continue to meet at Panera Bread in Deer Park at 9:00 am for the summer. Anyone is welcome to join us for coffee.
Worship and Music: The Worship and Music team is searching for people that are interested in assisting before, during, and after worship time on Sundays. Please contact Andy Heroff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help assist.
Peace now has Opt-Out Photo Release Forms; they are on the main table in the narthex. If you do NOT want your/family member picture on the Church's website or Facebook page please sign and put in Cathy Malloy's mailbox in church office.
Online Newsletter: Do you get the Peace Lutheran weekly newsletter Prints of Peace online? If not, please send your email address to email@example.com and ask to be added to the emailing list.
Peace Lutheran Church Facebook Page: Be sure to visit our Facebook page - Peace Lutheran Church of Lake Zurich. It's the one with recent posts. If you have an event or ministry you want promoted, and haven't seen it on our Facebook page, POST IT!! If you have questions or need help please email your request to one of the page administrators: Jean Bishop, Karen Zicco, Bridget Heroff, Nicola Prybell or Pastor Mark.
Church Calendar: The 2018 church calendar shows events and activities of the church and is posted on our website. You can find it by clicking "Calendar of Events" on the home page, or you can access it by visiting http://peacelutheranlz.com/calendar/ If you have an event to be posted on the calendar, please email the church at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org church social email: email@example.com
This Week at Peace
June 24 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion
June 25 7:00pm Al-Anon
June 27 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
June 28 12:30-6:3pm Voice Lessons
July 1 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)