Sunday Worship Video
Peace Lutheran’s Sunday Service Schedule
9:00 a.m. May 9 - Hybrid Service of Holy Communion (outdoor)
9:00 a.m. May 16 - Hybrid 35th Anniversary Service of Holy Communion (outdoor)
9:00 a.m. May 23 - Hybrid Pentecost Sunday Affirmation of Baptism and Service of Holy Communion (outdoor)
9:00 a.m. May 30 - Hybrid Service of Holy Communion (outdoor)
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Announcements for Sunday, May 9, 2021
Hybrid Service of Holy Communion (outdoor)
No Reservations After May 9
Cares & Concerns
Faith Formation Updates
HYBRID SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION
OUTDOOR SERVICE PROCEDURES
*Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have been exposed to someone with confirmed or probably Covid-19.
*When seated with your household, you can remove your mask if you choose to.
*Thorough and frequent hand hygiene is highly encouraged.
*Please seat yourself at least six feet away from other groups and maintain household groups together.
*You are encouraged to respond throughout the service, but please refrain from singing at this time.
*Currently, we are continuing with our socially distant sign of peace- please maintain your distance with anyone outside of your household group.
You can enter the virtual building after 8:45am. The service begins at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. Check your email for login info.
Please note that the liturgy will be recorded and posted to YouTube within 24 hours of the Sunday service. Watch your email for the link to the YouTube video, or find it online at www.peacelutheranlz.com. Peace be with you and with all who dwell in your house!
NO RESERVATIONS FOR SERVICE ARE NEEDED!
As of Sunday, May 2 we are no longer taking reservations for Sunday gatherings. We will gather for worship on the lawn behind the fire pit. If rain is forecasted, the congregation will be notified by Saturday that the service will take place indoors. Windows will be opened for airflow. Households will be spaced evenly throughout the sanctuary, fellowship hall, and narthex to maintain the recommended distance.
CARES & CONCERNS
We pray for one another: We pray for those who need healing, safety and God’s watchful care. This week we pray for Mike Wilms, Sherri Juveland, Kim Wilkinson, Kyle, Laurie G., Jeff Peterson, Chris Mitchell, Don Brown, Maria Lopez, Jean Fully, Patrick, Sara Stroud, Kathryn Roberts, Susan Kiblin, Russel Vehrs, Ron Roy, the Franklin family (Diana, Jon, and Emma), Mary Lou, Guy, Tim Rozema, Jeff Griese, Anne Brownawell and Matthew Schwartz.
Would you or someone you know like to be added to our weekly prayer list? Email your prayer request to Allison at email@example.com. Do you or does someone you know need a little extra help? Reach out to Caring Tree Coordinator Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Lutheran Spring Art Show: What a joy this has been. The private YouTube link has been emailed out for you to view and enjoy again . Thank you all for sharing your talents! From the Art Show team - Natalie and Grace Trumbull & Linda Kizer.
New Church Cookbook! Thank you to the volunteers from The Wednesday Weeders for coordinating and designing the cookbook and to the 55 cooks that have submitted their favorite recipes. This is a fundraiser to help with supplies and maintenance fees to maintain the beauty of the Community Prayer Labyrinth year round. All free will donations can be placed in a floral box we will have at church from May 1st thru May 16th or you can also mail your donation to the church office. Please help us and make a note if you mail a check that it is for the Cookbook Fundraiser.
May Day Celebration - This was a roaring success!!! I want to thank everyone who participated. The property looks great and the fellowship was really nice after the year we’ve had! You are all a blessing!
Quilting: The quilters will meet on Saturday, May 22 at the church beginning at 9 am. We will put together the mystery quilt for those who have worked on it. The others will be working on a LWR quilt or a Project Linus quilt. There will be a variety of material to choose from in designing a quilt top. Bring a sewing machine and cutting tools if you are able. Anyone is welcome to join us. If you have any questions, contact Carol Wojnarowski at email@example.com to receive the details.
FAITH FORMATION UPDATES
Did you miss the presentation on the Youth Director position Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.? Do you still want to be part of the conversation? View the presentation and discussion by clicking here, and email Mark Cleary with your thoughts and wonderings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for joining the conversation!
Wanted: Assisting Ministers
Hello! With services ramping back up for summer, we are reaching out as we have many positions that need filling to make our service come alive each week. We are happy to arrange for a training or shadowing of any of these roles to get you comfortable with the position as well. We currently have needs for:
Assisting Minister (Outdoor, indoor or virtual)
Readers (Outdoor, indoor or virtual)
Combo (Assisting Minister is the reader as well that week)
Ushers (Outdoor, indoor or both)
Communion Setup/Cleanup (Outdoor, indoor or both)
Virtual Usher (virtual only)
Outdoor service and equipment setup/cleanup (Outdoor only)
Many of these roles have a very minimal number of members serving in them so any and all help is much needed at this time! If you have any questions about any of these roles or would like to help out, please reach out to Samantha and Lisa at email@example.com
Join your Sunday school friends on May 16 from 10:00-10:30 as we focus on the theme of “Get Ready and Wait.” A meeting link will be sent on the Saturday prior to the lesson. Contact Liz or Natalie with any questions. Each Sunday you can access the Children’s bulletin with activities that enable families to worship together and learn from each week’s Scripture theme. You will find them at the end of your Sunday email for worship.
Adult Forum: will not gather on Mother’s day, but please join us IN PERSON OR ONLINE Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. as we explore Marjorie J. Thompson’s spiritual masterpiece Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life, revised edition.
Women’s Bible Study: We are reading “From Widows to Warriors” by Lynn Japinga. In this book we will hear about over 40 women from the Old Testament, both the saints and the bad girls. We will dive into what each woman’s story means for us today with questions for reflection and discussion. Starting in May, (May 4th), we will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9am at church. We are praying for nice weather so that we can meet outside but if the weather does not cooperate, we will meet inside in the narthex. You can bring your own lawn chair or use a chair from the church. If you have any questions, contact Carol Wojnarowski
HS Mission Trip Change: Earlier this year, our Youth families met with our Youth Director, Tracy Katschke, to discuss COVID and traveling for a mission trip this summer. It was decided NOT to go to Boston this year, but instead to put together an at-home mission trip! The new mission trip week is July 19th-23rd, 2021 and Tracy will be putting together daily service opportunities with Northern Illinois Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity; as well as ways to serve within our church and congregation! We will work Monday-Thursday of that week and have a “fun day” on Friday! If you are interested, the cost is $125/teen, with a $25 deposit due to Tracy by June 1st! Chaperones are also needed!
Triple D: We will be meeting again on Sunday, May 16th from 11:30am-12:30pm at Dunkin Donuts in Lake Zurich! We’re going to spend our time ENJOYING some donuts, playing some games and simply having fun! Get ready for an hour of awesome conversation and lots of fun!
Confirmation Sunday: Our 2021 Confirmands will be affirming their faith on Sunday, May 23rd at 9am! All are welcome to join us as we celebrate Erik Kohl, Kai Madsen and Joey Meister and rejoice in their completion of this milestone! There will be a cupcake celebration for Erik, Kai and Joey (individually wrapped Small Cakes cupcakes) to enjoy after worship!
Community Garden Preparation/Planting Day!: Thank you to everyone who participated on Saturday, May 1st! The garden looks great and your help was truly appreciated! A Sign-Up Genius link will be forthcoming so teens/families can sign up for weekly slots to weed, water and tend to the garden!
Mobile Food Pantry: The next mobile food pantry will be on May 15 at the Chapel in Lake Zurich (by the library). It will run from 10-12pm. If you need food or know someone who does, please plan to attend. You do not need to be registered before the event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sue Koenig and she will provide the link to you. Masks will be worn during this event. The event will be outside in their parking lot.
Adult Mission Trip 2021 Update: This summer, we will be heading to Omaha, Nebraska. We will be staying at The Presbyterian Church of the Cross and working with the Omaha Rapid Response. Our dates are August 15-21, 2021.
In March of 2019, this area experienced a devastating flood. A heavy rain fell on top of melting snow causing a dam (built in 1927) to be breached on the Missouri River. There was over 3 billion dollars in losses to the area. Because volunteer groups were cancelled to the area last year because of the pandemic, many people are still waiting for help to rebuild their homes.
Our work projects will consist of construction and landscaping projects of some sort but the specifics will have to wait until closer as jobs are started and finished by the 3 groups that will be heading to the area before us. There will NOT be any community service projects on this particular mission trip.
The church will be providing air mattresses, sheets, blankets and towels. There are showers on site and we will be preparing our own meals in their kitchen.
The cost of the trip is $200 with a $25 deposit due by June 15. The remainder of the money will be due by July 31. The deposit will be refunded if we need to cancel the trip because of Covid. There is scholarship money available to those in need, with a maximum of up to $100 provided per applicant.
We know this is a difficult decision as to whether this is a safe enough time to participate in this trip and to travel. Here are some of the ways that we plan to keep our group as safe as possible:
If you have health issues that you feel may be a concern on this trip, please reach out to your doctor to discuss the situation with him/her. For some people, the best decision this year might be to opt out of participating even if it is something a part of you really wants to do.
We will be having a zoom meeting to ask any questions before May 15 and if you are interested in receiving an invite, please email or call Sue Koenig.
Please prayerfully consider going on the mission trip this year. As things hopefully will improve over the summer with increased vaccinations, we look forward to serving safely in another community. One of the most important things our mission trips do is bring some hope to people that are hurting, to let them know that they are not forgotten and that God's love is still there and will bring us together again.
If you know you are interested in going on this trip, please let me know ASAP as we only have 20 spots available to us for both Peace and Living Lord Lutheran Church (our partner church).
How to Give Your Offerings
Thank you! Thank you as you continue your generous contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. Congregation members are using these methods: Mailing their check to church / Using their own bank website “send-payment” feature / Going to www.peacelutheranlz.com and clicking on “make a donation” / or, downloading and using the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
Peace Lutheran Church
1050 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047