Dear Friends in Christ: Thursday: What we call Maundy Thursday. Maundy means “commandment.” Jesus gives a new commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you.” This is a beautiful and moving service at here at Peace at 7:30 p.m. Friday: Good Friday worship at St. Peter’s on Church Street across from May Whitney school at 7:30 p.m. Our combined choirs plus instruments will present a beautiful cantata. Sunday: It’s Easter! Come and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at 8:00 and 10:30. Join us for Easter Brunch at 9:00. Adult Education: On break this Sunday – will resume April 28. Reading for this Sunday: Please read John chapter 20 plus the sidebar notes in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter includes the most comprehensive witness of the resurrection story. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Worship Schedule: The service of Holy Communion is at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Holy Week Worship Schedule:
Maundy Thursday April 18 7:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran
Good Friday April 19 7:30 p.m. Choir Cantata - at St. Peter’s
Easter Sunday April 21 8:00am and 10:30am Holy Communion Service
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast Easter Lilies: In keeping with tradition, we are purchasing 4 large and 16 small Easter Lilies to adorn the Altar on Easter Sunday. If you would like to purchase one or more of these lilies, please sign up on the sheet located on the Narthex table. The larger flowers are $17 each and the smaller are $14; an envelope for payment is by the sign-up sheet. Lilies may be taken home after the 10:30am service on Easter Sunday. Please contact Jean Foltin or Kari Mrazek with any questions. Thank-you.
Church Administrator: Allison Hearst is our church administrator. She works Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. One of the many things Allison is in charge of is the church calendar. She can be reached at 847-438-4400 or email@example.com
Reading for Next Week: Please read Acts chapter 5 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter considers the actions of the Holy Spirit-empowered followers of the resurrected Jesus. This is the first time the followers are referred to as the “church.” If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Attendance: On April 14, 2019 125 attended service.
Adult Education: No Adult education today. On April 28th we will continue a video series on the Gospel of Luke called “Hearing Luke: the Apostolic Gospel.” David Tiede, a scholar of Luke, will be the video presenter. Pastor Mark will lead discussion.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Judy Tetour, Jackie Hearst, Tod Kunschke, Kristen Jorgensen, Joyce Smith, Greg, Bob Kayser, Carol Nordquist, Judy Riley, Anita Brazeau, and Lorraine Roy. 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 a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thank you from the family of Wes Willard: We would like to thank everyone who helped make the visitation, luncheon and memorial service so very special. The celebration of his life was amazing. We are blessed to be surrounded by such a loving and giving church family. Thank you all so very much! Natalie.
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 2:30-6:30pm. She can be reached on her cell for urgent matters. Her cell phone can be accessed by calling church.
Confirmation Lenten Break: Confirmation class will not meet during Lent (March 6th-April 20th). Confirmands are, however, strongly encouraged to attend the Thursday evening Lenten soup suppers/worship 6:15pm - 7:30pm. As in years past, there will be service opportunities for the Confirmation class during our Lenten break. Confirmation classes will resume at St. Peter UCC on Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm.
Joyful Noisemakers: Children in grades K-5 that can read are invited to join our children's choir, Joyful Noisemakers. We have short rehearsals every Saturday morning at 10:30, where we learn how to sing beautifully to the Lord!
Easter Brunch!: Come One, Come All - There's room for everyone! All members and their extended families, all friends and all visitors are welcome to our festive meal, held between services on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. It will begin at approximately 9:00 am. Please sign up in the narthex and indicate what food items you can bring. Please have all food items at the church by 8:45am. We are always especially in need of hot dishes (casseroles, quiches, etc.) Questions? Contact Allison Hearst (847) 224-9455 or LouAnn Tollefson (847) 814-5278.
Just for Women: We are planning a wonderful evening of laughter, motivational speakers and music! Aspire Events will take place Sunday, May 5, 5-8 pm in Huntley. We will meet in the parking lot at church around 3:30 and car pool to the event. No one has to drive alone. Ticket are $20 a piece if we can get 10 ladies or more. We plan to purchase the tickets on March 18. Please sign up in the narthex. The sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway. You can pay cash or make checks payable to Donna Walstrum.
LSSI Easter Baskets: THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Thank you to all of you who provided items for the LSSI Easter baskets. They were just thrilled and they looked adorable. The kids just love them. It is greatly appreciated.
Lent Boxes: This time of year our food pantries get very empty and need replenishment. Interested families may make a Lent Box or Bag and place an item of food in per day, now through Easter. Please bring the full box of food to church on Easter or the week after Easter. There is a sample in the narthex. The following items are greatly needed: 1lb bag of pinto beans, tuna (or any canned meat), jelly or jam, 1lb packet of pasta, spaghetti sauce, 1 lb bag white rice, coffee, pancake mix, pancake syrup, ramen noodles, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables (corn, peas, beans), shampoo, soap, toothpaste, any hygiene or household products. Questions? Ask Sue Sweeney. Thank you for helping the Lake Zurich Community.
Culver's in Lake Zurich Fund Raiser: May 13, from 10am to 10pm. Mark you calendar now for a fun day of yummy eating. They will be supporting the adult mission trip with a percentage of sales from people who provide a flyer (flyers will be out in May) when ordering their food. Thank you!
Adult Mission Trip Update: Please turn in your $25 non-refundable deposit as soon as possible. Please make your check out to Living Lord Lutheran Church with Adult Mission Trip in the memo section and place it in the outreach mail slot. Also, all participants, please complete your paperwork and place that in the mail slot as well as it will help us with our planning. You don't need to pay for the remainder of your trip until May 19. May 19 will be our team building dinner at 4:00pm at church (please note this is a NEW DATE). Please email or call Sue Koenig with any questions or concerns.
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.
On-Line Giving: You now have the option to make a gift to Peace from your computer, tablet or phone! To give online go to the Peace web site www.PeaceLutheranLZ.com and click on the "Make a Donation" button. To give from your phone, download the Give Plus Church app and search for Peace in Lake Zurich to make your gift. Finally, to give from your phone without downloading the “Give Plus Church” app just text a gift to the Peace text number, 224-458-2996. Just enter an amount and send the text to the Peace number and you will be sent a link to complete the transaction. See Kirk Swanson if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone/text (847-738-8599).
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 in the hallway. Vases are available for use in the kitchen cabinet behind the door. Flowers should be set out before the first service and can be picked up any time after the second service. Enter your first name on the calendar, as we have several families with the same last name. Any questions, please contact Jean Foltin.
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study: We meet at Panera Bread in Deer Park at 9:00 a.m. Anyone is welcome to join us for coffee.
Choir: Adult choir practices on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm at Peace. We usually sing on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from September through mid-May then take a break over the summer. Bring your voice and come join us!
Hand Bell Choir: Hand Bell Choir practices on Tuesday evenings 6:45 to 7:45pm at Peace. We play 1 Sunday a month. No experience needed. Come have some musical fun.
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 you want posted on the calendar, please email the church at the church social email: email@example.com
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.
AmazonSmile: Shop on AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase can be donated to Peace Lutheran. For information about it, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.
Online Newsletter: Do you get the Peace Lutheran weekly newsletter Prints of Peace online? If not, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the emailing list.
Have questions for the church council? The PPC email is email@example.com.
If you wish to email a PPC member individually, please see below:
President firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Fralish
Vice President email@example.com Paul Bennett
Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Papke
Treasurer email@example.com Kirk Swanson
This Week at Peace
April 21 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Easter Brunch
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion
April 22 7:00pm Al-Anon
April 23 6:45pm Bell Choir
April 24 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
10:30am Lexington worship
April 25 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
April 27 10:30 Joyful Noisemakers
April 28 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion