Dear Friends in Christ
Join us this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. to be nurtured in faith by hearing the Word and sharing in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. This Sunday we hear Jesus’ pronouncements about what is clean and unclean. You might be surprised by what Jesus says! Come and learn. We will be doing a backpack blessing for all school aged students this Sunday. Remember 2-service schedule and SundaySchool resume September 10. Adult Forum: on break for the summer, starts up again on September 17. Please read Romans chapter 11 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this chapter the Apostle Paul speaks to the divided church in Rome, explaining how Gentiles and Jews together make up God’s justified people because of Jesus Christ – and what he did for humankind on the cross. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
PRINTS OF PEACE
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
August 20, 2017
Worship Schedule: The 9:00 a.m. service time will continue throughout the summer through Labor Day Weekend. The two-service schedule and Sunday School will resume on September 10.
Reading for Next Week: Please read Romans chapter 12 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter is essential for Christians to know well. It speaks of how individuals fit into a community called the church, each having their distinct purpose in building up the community of Christ If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Attendance: On August 13, 121 attended service. Thirteen worshiped with us at Lexington Service this week.
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 have changed to 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 Informational Meeting: Confirmation Classes will be beginning on Wednesday, September 20th! Come and learn what the New Year will be all about! We will be meeting on Sunday, August 27th at 11:30am in Fellowship Hall. Please let Tracy know if you cannot attend.
Youth Group Kick‑Off: There's only one way to start off a new youth group year and that's to get MESSY! The youth groups ofPeace Lutheran and Christ Lutheran have been challenged by the youth group of St. Peter UCC to participate in Mess Fest! We will have a messy kickball challenge, whipped cream pie fight, water balloon fight and MUCH MORE! Mess Fest will take place on Sunday, September 17th from 1:30‑4:30pm at St. Peter. Wear your grubbiest clothes and come have fun! Parents: We will need some help with the event. Please stay tuned for sign‑up details ‑ as well as the chance to be on an adult team!
Youth Director Vacation: It's time for Tracy to recharge the batteries! She will be on vacation from Thursday, August 17th until Saturday, August 26th, as well as Thursday, August 31st until Tuesday, September 5th. Tracy will not be available via phone, text or email during this time. If your need is urgent, please contact the church office.
Bowlers Wanted! Do you like to bowl? Christ Lutheran’s bowling team, the Holy Rollers, has extended an invite to us to join them! The Holy Rollers bowl once a month from September to May and the league dues are $20/month. We will begin bowling for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, September 9th at Brunswick Zone Deer Park. If you are interested in joining, please sign up in the narthex or talk to Tracy McClure.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Our first meeting will beWednesday, September 13th. 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.
The Members Team invites you and your family to Peace's annual picnic on Sunday, September 10th at noon. The theme this year is Maker Fun Factory. We'll have games and activities and of course yummy food! Wear your favorite construction clothes, or your Vacation Bible School T‑shirt. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for kids ages 4 ‑ 12, kids 3 and under are free. We need lots of side dishes, desserts and drinks ‑ please sign up in the narthex. Also, if you are able to help with set up or clean up, please sign up for that too. Friends are always welcome! Questions? Email AllisonHearst@aol.com,HelenHandley@gmail.com, or LouAnnST@yahoo.com
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 of assistants for the following roles: Readers (8am), Greeters (8am), Counters (counting is done after both services), Communion Setup (before8am 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.
Annual Blood Drive: Peace will once again be sponsoring an on‑property blood drive Sunday, September 10th. Put this date on your calendar now and look for the sign‑up sheet in the narthex being posted soon!
Peace now has Opt Out Photo Release Form: Located 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.
Altar Flowers: If you have a special date you would like to remember, please consider bringing flowers for our Sundayservices. 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.
PPC (Parish Planning Council) Highlights from August’s meeting:
June minutes approved.
June Treasurer’s Report approved.
VBS great attendance
Alpine Fest good turn out‑handed out water
Rally Day & Blood Drive Sept 10th. Police & Fire Department invited
Parish Council Chocolate & Coffee fundraiser for ELCA World Hunger $1 Million fundraiser goal. Raised $395
Reviewed Amended Alcohol policy and approved
Thrivent will come in to do Series of Financial talks after the 1030 service, pending seed money light refreshments and food will be provided
Sept 24th Financial Planning Basics
Oct 8th Estate Strategy Essentials
Oct 22 Retire Wisely
Looking to use of Memorial Funds to purchase an AED for the church, if anyone knows of grants we can use to help offset cost of purchasing one please contact Cathy Malloy
Congregational Meeting will be Sunday Oct 8th between services followed by Ministry Fair
Board approved church to be possible temporary host site for Library sponsored event It Takes A Village Mom/Tot support group
Please continue to use smile.amazon.com for Amazon purchase to help support youth programs
If you need an event in the church calendar/website/FB page,Prints of Peace or green sheet email email@example.com it will get put on all media options requested. Questions? Contact any PPC member.
Next PPC meeting: Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30pm (Tom K will run, Cathy M out of town)
Helen Handley 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 Helen or Pastor Mark if you have a need you think the Caring Tree might be able to help with. Helen's email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Forum: On break for the summer. Resumes September 17.
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.
Pastor Mark’s Day Off: Monday is Pastor’s day off. 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.
Giving Acknowledgment Cards: If you participate in the Simply Giving program or if you do not have an offering on a particularSunday 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 at Peace.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Annette Dick, 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 of Prayer, please contact Terry Koncel.
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 email@example.com.
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
Operation Warm: We have partnered with The Chapel Church in Lake Zurich for Operation Warm!! Your gift provides coats to children served by several area non-profits, including Joanie’s Closet, Lake Zurich Schools CUSD 95, Wauconda Grade School, Diamond Lake Elementary School, Mundelein, Lake County Haven, Staben House, Evanston Shelter for Women & Children, Fellowship Housing, Caring 4 Kids Clothing in Waukegan. Just $20 will provide a coat to a child. With two anonymous donors matching your gift, it will bring warmth to three children! Our goal for Peace Lutheran is to provide 75 coats, enough to fill a school bus of children. Donations will be taken from today throughSeptember 24, 2017. When making a donation please write your name on a coat on the display. You may drop a check or cash in the box with the school bus, in the Narthex. Please make checks out to Operation Warm. You may also donate on-line by using the following link: (VERY EASY) https://give.operationwarm.org/campaign/lake-zurich-area-coats-for-kids-2017/c118339 When you arrive at the page, scroll to the bottom and click on the PeaceLutheran Team and proceed from there. They will send you an email thanks and receipt for taxes. Questions please see Donna Walstrum, Sue Sweeney or Gretchen Collins. Thank you for your generosity to this very important project.
Looking for people who like to sew! We are in the process of making school bags for Lutheran World Relief and could use help making them. The kits are all put together and in a bin in the hallway by the office. Take as many kits and instructions as you like. Just mark your name and the number of kits that you take on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board above the bin and mark it off when you return them finished to the bin. They do not need to be completed until December as they will be used at our next Mission Projects Day in February 2018. IF you can sew a straight line you can make this easy project! Please call Sue Koenig with any questions.
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 athttps://berniesbookbank.org/volunteer. 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 Chris Franson or Sandy Hanna.
Opportunities for 2017: We would like to continue to reach out in our Community to do God’s work. Please let Jean Foltin or Sandy Hanna (team leads) know of new opportunities Peace Lutheran Church can participate in. These opportunities could provide evangelism or assist with a specific need/service you would like to provide. Thank you in advance for your valuable input!
LSSI School Supplies: Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously with donations for the children of LSSI. You have put a smile on their face and allowed them to start school in a special way! You are a blessing.
Offering Through June, 2017
Actual Received $138,715
Short $ 17,558
This Week at Peace
August 20 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
August 21 7:00 pm Al-Anon
August 23 10:30am Lexington Worship
August 24 12:30-6:30pm Voice Lessons
August 25 8:00pm AA
August 27 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)