Dear Friends in Christ
Saturday pot luck and fire pit at church at 4:30. Bring a German dish to share. This event has been approved for bring your own wine or beer. This Sunday we consider Jesus’ conflict with the religious authorities of his time. They want to control him. Jesus bests them in their test for him. Ultimately he will pay the price on the cross for the brokenness of humankind, but Jesus makes his point that people should worship God, not the emperor. Come to be nourished in faith by hearing the Word and sharing in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Adult Forum: This Sunday we will continue viewing a video called “Reformation Roots.” This video explains how there are so many Christian denominations, and what differences are among them. Pastor Mark will lead discussion. Please read1 Thessalonians chapter 1 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This letter is perhaps the earliest writing in the New Testament, about 50 A.D., or before. Here the apostle Paul (apostle means witness of the resurrected Jesus) writes to his church in Thessalonica, in modern day Macedonia. He commends and encourages the followers of Jesus. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
PRINTS OF PEACE
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
October 22, 2017
Worship Schedule: Our worship schedule is the service of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Reading for Next Week: Please read John chapter 8 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in you Lutheran Study Bible (LSB). This chapter was essential to Luther’s emphasis of grace in the Reformation. Luther points out that Jesus says “the truth will set you free.” The truth is that we are free in our relationship with God, we are free from God’s demands so therefore we joyfully serve our neighbor - therefore serving God. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
PPC (Parish Planning Council) Highlights from October’s meeting:
Next PPC meeting: Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30pm
Youth Director’s Days Off & Office Hours Change: Our Youth Director is Tracy McClure 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.
Confirmation Class Halloween Party! We will be having a Halloween party during Confirmation next Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm! All Confirmands should plan on wearing a costume. Be ready for a scary good time!
2018 HS Mission Trip Info Meeting: The location for our 2018 mission trip has been picked and we will be going to...Madison, WI! During this trip, we will have a chance to participate in more relational ministry: aiding at soup kitchens, helping with the Boys & Girls Club, assisting at senior centers and with Vacation Bible School, etc. Parent/teen info meeting will be on Sunday, October 29th at 12pm in Fellowship Hall! Come hear what our mission trip will be all about!
HS Youth Group to Richardson Corn Maze: The Peace and Christ Lutheran Youth Groups will be going to Richardson Adventure Farm on Sunday, October 29th! We will be leaving Peace around12:30pm. Students need to bring money for snacks, drinks or if they want to purchase a pumpkin, etc. The cost of the corn maze will be covered. Parents: Drivers/chaperones are needed! Please let Tracy know if you can help!
Wednesday Morning Bible Study: This year we will meet at Panera Bread in Deer Park at 9:00am. We will be looking at different devotionals to understand what the Bible tells us about life. Hope you can join us.
Choir Calling! If you enjoy singing to, for, and about God and can learn your harmonizing part, please come to our adult choir practices on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm at Peace‑‑no audition required. Our choir usually presents an anthem on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month beginning in September and ending around mid‑May. We also sing with 2 other LZ church choirs several times each year but take a break during Summer. We share a prayer and fellowship time (with snacks) following practices. We'd welcome some new singers if you'll please bring your melodious voice to join us!
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. Currently, we are in specific need ofassistants for the following roles: Readers (8am), Greeters (8am), Counters (counting is done after both services), Communion Setup (before 8am service, or on Saturday), Communion Bread Baking (one baker per month). Please contact Andy Heroff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help assist in these roles or any others.
Womens’ Retreat: Rescheduled to Feb 17‑18‑ 2018! How about a little TLC this Feb? Consider asking a special gal in your life to join you on a relaxing weekend retreat. To help us plan better, we are looking for a headcount to help us plan. New sign‑up sheet on the bulletin board. Contact Sherri for information 847‑975‑7705. Hope you can come!
Peace now has Opt Out Photo Release Forms, they are on the main table in the Narthex. If you do NOT want your/family mem ber picture on the Church's website or Facebook page please sign and put in Cathy Malloy's mailbox in church office.
Adult Forum: Join us this morning in the sanctuary at 9:15am. We will be viewing a video series called Reformation Roots. Do you ever wonder why we have so many Christian denominations, and if there is really much difference between them? The answers to these questions lie in the dramatic and turbulent times of the Reformation.
Simply Giving: Many of our members and friends give by Simply Giving automated debit. This program has no fees for you or our congregation. This program is very important for our congregation. It keeps income steady during the summer months when giving drops because of people being out of town. Please consider it! If you do participate in Simply Giving, when you worship please grab a Giving Acknowledgment Card from an usher in order to physically fulfill the act of giving during the offertory. There are forms on the table in the narthex.
Giving Acknowledgment Cards: If you participate in the Simply Giving program or if you do not have an offering on a particular Sunday you can still participate in the act of giving during the service. Ask an usher for a small laminated Giving Acknowledgment Card before you enter the sanctuary. You can then place the card in the offering plate to acknowledge your support of our ministries atPeace.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Mike Wilms, Wes Willard, Shareen Hilger, Amy Falco, Justin Morgenthaler; Kathy Zak, Kristen Jorgensen, and Gina Redina. 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 ofPrayer, 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance: On October 18, 14 members and friends attended service. worshiped with us at Lexington Service this week.
Pastor Mark’s Day Off: Monday is Pastor’s day off - his sabbath. He does not check church voice mail or Email that day. He can be reached at home for urgent matters. Please contact him for non-urgent matters Tuesday through Sunday. His cell phone number can be accessed by calling church.
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.
Jean Foltin is the coordinator for the Caring Tree. The Caring Tree provides services to those in our congregation with special needs, i.e. dinners for new moms, meals for those who have been hospitalized, short term help with lawn needs or snow shoveling, etc. Please contact Jean or Pastor Mark with requests for assistance. Jean may be reached by email (email@example.com) or by phone/text 847-738-8599.
Online Newsletter: Do you get the Peace Lutheran weekly newsletter Prints of Peace online? If not, please send your email address to Karen Zicco at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive a weekly edition from Karen.
Peace Lutheran Church Facebook Page: Be sure to go 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 2017 church calendar shows all 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 Matt Handley at email@example.com.
Spiritual Learning Opportunities
1) Adult forum on Sunday mornings
2) Tuesday evening Bible study
3) Wednesday morning Bible Study
4) Men's Bible Study on Saturday mornings
5) Confirmation huddle leader
6) High school night life mentor
7) Leadership Lab
9) Sunday school teacher/VBS
10) Women's retreat
11) Other opportunities to come
1) Lexington ministry‑Wednesday morning worship
2) Feed My Starving Children activity
3) Adult mission trip
4) High school mission trip
5) Deliver Safe Haven meals
6) Caring Tree ministry
Operation Warm THANK YOU! We were able to purchase 58 coats for Operation Warm! Along with 2 anonymous donors, the total came to 174 coats for 174 children!! Yahoo!! Thanks to all of you they will be warm this winter on their way to school.
Bernie’s Book Bank: Thank you to everyone who has donated books! Also, we will continue to drop off and a box is located I the narthex. Family and friends are encouraged to volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank located in Lake Bluff, IL. Their mission is to collect and distribute gently used children’s books to significantly increase “Book Ownership” among at risk infants, toddlers and school age children throughout Chicagoland! You can sign up at https://berniesbookbank.org/volunteer. Thank you.
Mobile Food Pantry Volunteers: November 11, 2017 (9:00a‑12:30p) www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAA723AAFD0‑mobile17 We look for up to 100 volunteers to successfully carry out our next mobile food pantry in Lake Zurich, sponsored by our partners from Caring Women's Connection. Reminder to follow us on Facebook to receive updated communications! www.facebook.com/TCLZMFP/
OPERATION GRATITUDE: We want all of your left over Halloween Candy! We will send it to our Troops overseas so they can have some sweets treats. You may put the candy in the box in the Narthex. Thank you.
Safe Haven Gift Card Donations: Thank you to everyone who has donated Walmart Gift Cards! They are much appreciated and will be used to buy needed household items. A box is in the narthex on a table labeled Safe Haven Donations. Please include a note with your name and address so that a thank you can be sent. You can purchase a gift card directly or you can order through Lori Schwartz at the beginning of the month which will also benefit our youth! Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful ministry! If you have any questions, please reach out to Donna Walstrum.
Mission Projects Day ‑ Saturday, February 3, 2018: This is an exciting and fun day of outreach activities. In order to make this day a success, we are looking for individuals to be table leads. The role of the table lead will be to help organize the items for the table, partner with individuals writing Action Teams to purchase items (if needed) and lead the creation of the kits/project on the day of the event. There will be many volunteers to help at each table, but the lead will guide the process. If you are interested in helping out, please sign‑up in the narthex or speak with Sandy Hanna or Sue Koenig and let us know where your passion is. We look forward to working with you and welcome your thoughts and ideas!
Offering Through September, 2017
Actual Giving $208,895
Deficit $ 24,927
This Week at Peace
October 22 8:00 am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 am Sunday School/Adult Forum
10:30 am Worship (Holy Communion)
October 23 7:00pm Al-Anon
October 24 9:00am Bible Study at Panera’s in Deer Park
10:30am Lexington Worship
6:45-7:45pm Bell Choir
October 25 7-8:15pm Confirmation
October 26 12:30-6:30pm Voice Lessons
7:30 pm Adult Choir
October 28 8:00 am Men’s Bible study at Dunkin Donuts
10:30 am Joyful Noisemakers
October 29 8:00 am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 am Sunday School/Adult Forum
10:30 am Worship (Holy Communion)