IMPORTANT UPDATES – WEEKLY CHANGES
Contents (scroll down for each):
THIS WEEKEND - Sunday & Adult Ed
Care & Concern
Pastor’s Paternal Leave
Pastor Daniel’s Office Hours
Getting to Know You
Faith Formation Now
How to give your offering
Join us virtually for a Service of the Word Sunday, September 20. Watch your email on Sunday morning for the link to the YouTube video and script to join in worship, or find it online at www.peacelutheranlz.com. As we worship in-our-own-homes this Sunday, conside what city God might run to today and what God would do upon arrival.
Adult Ed: Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Get your tickets and board the plane, because we’re traveling around the world in song! We’ll look at hymns from Appalachia to China in this adventurous adult education hour. No masks required! Get the link for Virtual Coffee Hour on PLC website www.peacelutheranlz.com.
CARE & CONCERN
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, Mike Tetour, Brad Baker, Lizetta Moore, Amanda Morris, Kim Wilkinson, Kyle, Randy Bounds, Jan Allen, Margaret Sherman, and Lia Brilando as well as all students, educators, and families who are beginning the academic year. We also pray for all who are in danger from and affected by the wildfires out west including Wendy Brown and Tamara Alliston Johnson with her family We also pray for those affected by the hurricanes in the South. We welcome prayer requests. Let us remember to life up our needs, concerns, and joys – and those of others – in our prayer! Make your prayer request by emailing Pastor Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office email@example.com .
We care for one another: If you have any special needs or know someone who does, reach out to the Caring Tree by contacting Judy Tetour or Pastor Daniel.
How are you doing – you, your family or household? Expect a phone, email or text. A CONNECTIONS TEAM of volunteers and staff are checking in with all Peace households. We are the church – connected!
PASTOR’S PATERNAL LEAVE
Pastor Daniel will begin paternal leave Friday, September 25 and return Tuesday, October 27. Deacon Tracy Katschke will be on call to respond to emergencies and provide spiritual care. She can be reached on her cell phone (630.202.9834).
PASTOR DANIEL’S OFFICE HOURS
Pastor Daniel will be working remotely until the baby is born. You can reach him by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by cell phone (847.421.4518). He will have virtual appointment blocks at the following times if you want to talk or meet over Zoom:
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00a.m., 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays 10:00 - 11:00a.m., 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thank you for your understanding and support. God bless you.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Pandemic got you down? Join Pastor Daniel, Amanda, and Ethan for a virtual happy hour starting in November! Prepare your own appetizers and drinks at home. Then enjoy them with 30 minutes of good conversation and toddler antics over Zoom! Check back soon for sign-up information.
Peace Lutheran Quilters: we will meet on Saturday, September 26th in the church (Outside if weather permits) at 9:00 am. We will be putting together our rainbow quilt for LWR (if all the blocks are done) and we will be looking at future projects Please bring your suggestions!
Our playground has reopened. We are following the protocols being used by the LZ Parks and Recreation department, which is basically playing at your own risk. Based on information from the CDC and IPDH, the virus is killed by UV rays from the sun, so there is no need to sanitize the playground. We ask parents to monitor their kids while they play on the playground. Try to keep social distancing between kids of different families. Kids should be wearing masks if more than one family is on the playground. At this time we are not reopening the Music Wall or the basketball hoop. It is pretty impossible to social distance while doing both of those activities.
Wine Women and Weeding. Come on over, and as we chat, weed, have a sip of wine and enjoy each other’s company. Every Wednesday at 6:00 at the Labyrinth.
Brewing Questions is Back!: It's been a while since we have gathered for Brewing Questions, so let's do so....over Zoom! Everyone is welcome to join in for some great conversation, laughs and, of course, bring your beverage of choice. Our next Brewing Questions meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 14th at 6pm! If you are interested, please visit the virtual gathering section on PLC website home page for the Zoom link!
‘Secret Sister’ Update: We will be moving our Secret Sister Reveal into the fall. In the meantime, it is always good to pray and we hope you have kept your “Secret Sister” in your daily prayers. We would encourage you to use the old fashioned letter with a stamp to send a warm thought to your secret sister on a monthly basis or if you live close, you can drop them off a goodie in their mailbox. They may have guessed who you were, but if not, the fun will continue! At this time, if you pop in the church, please do not post any new notes on the bulletin board as it is not actively being monitored. Please reach out to Sherri Juveland and Sandy Hanna with any questions. Stay safe and enjoy these fall days!
FAITH FORMATION NOW
For Families with Children:
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. Access these resources at www.peacelutheranlz.com .
The Wednesday morning women’s bible study Women’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday morning in the church at 9:00 am. We will be reading and discussing the book “The First Christmas” by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan. It looks into the theological and political aspects of the birth of Jesus. Please join us. If you have any questions you can contact Carol Wojnarowski at 847-540-8150.
Men of Peace! Looking for a way to connect with other guys in the congregation in our social distanced world? Join us at 8:00 am Saturday mornings at church for men’s Bible Study. And sports. And job stuff. And whatever comes up! Looking forward to seeing new faces we haven’t
seen in a while!
Don’t Know Much about...the Parables! Have you ever wondered what Jesus was REALLY talking about in some of His parables? Come find out and learn more about Jesus’ most popular method of teaching! During virtual coffee hour (10am-11am) on 9/27, 10/11 & 10/25, all are welcome to join Tracy as we journey into the world of Jesus. We’ll take a look at some of Jesus’ most popular, as well as lesser known, parables to explore the context of Jesus’ teaching as well as how these lessons can be applied to us today. Please let Tracy know if you have any questions.
The Labyrinth is open for your personal time of reflection and prayer.
If you missed last Sunday’s worship, go to www.peacelutheranlz.com to access at any time.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR OFFERING
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
OCTOBER VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL: Lessons are scheduled from 9:15-9:45 on October 4 & 18. Please have lesson materials ready before logging in. Future Sunday school lessons will take place on the first and third Sundays of the month with a meeting link sent on the Saturday prior to the lesson. Contact Liz (Lhopman@comcast.net) or Natalie (email@example.com) with any questions.
- YOUTH GROUP IS BACK!: The Peace Lutheran High School Youth Group will be kicking off on Sunday, September 20th from 12-1:15pm at the Peace Lutheran fire pit! We will have a social distancing picnic lunch by the fire pit as well as play some games (such as water balloon volleyball)! Please bring your mask and all are welcome to attend! After our kick-off on September 20th, we will plan on meeting biweekly for a mixture of fun social, service and faith opportunities!
TRIPLE D (DONUTS, DEVOTIONS & DISCUSSION) IS BACK!: Our youth Bible study, Triple D, will be starting up again on Sunday, September 27th from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Peace parking lot! All are welcome to join us for this time of devotion, which is always accompanied with laughter and a side of silliness! Masks and social distancing is required and at this time, we will NOT have donuts - BUT, you can always have donuts beforehand!
CONFIRMATION IS ABOUT TO BE IN FULL SWING!: The Peace Lutheran/St. Peter UCC Confirmation Class will begin on Wednesday, September 23rd! Confirmation will be conducted virtually from 7-7:50pm. Our virtual class time together will consist of highs and lows, 1-2 lesson discussions/activities and, of course, a GAME! Tracy will send out the Wednesday Zoom link, as well as the 5-10 minute lesson video, to families on the Monday before our Wednesday class. Depending on comfort levels and the pandemic, we will decide as January 2021 gets closer as to whether to continue with only a virtual option.
- GOD'S WORK, OUR HANDS MONTH OF SERVICE!: In honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, the Metro Chicago Synod participates in God Work, Our Hands Sunday every year. God's Work, Our Hands usually falls on the Sunday closest to September 11th. On this day, congregations from around the country participate in a day of service - cleaning up neighborhoods, serving at food pantries, painting schools, etc. However, with the pandemic, serving in a group is not feasible. Tracy, our Youth Director, has put together a God's Work, Our Hands calendar with a FULL month of service opportunities that can be done as a family or individually - all from home! Try to complete one of these tasks each day!!
FOR ALL PARISHIONERS:
Blood Drive Update: A big thank you to all who participated in our blood drive on the 13th! We had 17 donors that day whose blood will help save up to 51 lives! Plus, 5 more donors donated at permanent sites. If you weren’t able to donate that day but would still like to help, you can donate at any of the Vitalant centers and give them the LZ50 code. Thank you all!
Mobile Food Pantry: The next drive-through Food Pantry at the Chapel in Lake Zurich will be on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 10-11:30am. This event is being sponsored by the Caring Women's Connection. If you need food, please plan to attend. If you would like to volunteer please know that social distancing guidelines will be used and all volunteers will need to wear a mask. You can sign up at the following to volunteer, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAA723AAFD0-mobile36 .