ZOOM FEEDBACK AND ASSISTANTS FOR WORSHIP
It’s not too late! It’s not too late to respond to the Worship Team’s survey about gathering for worship over Zoom! Please check your inbox for the email or contact Samantha and Lisa for another copy. Thank you to all who have already responded. Your feedback helps us better meet your needs during this dynamic time.
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, Lizetta Moore, Kim Wilkinson, Kyle, Gina Nilsen, Laurie G., Deacon Tracy Katschke, Jeff Peterson, Chris Mitchell, Don Brown, Douglas Brown, and William (Hoyt) Brown.
PASTOR DANIEL’S OFFICE HOURS
Pastor Daniel is working remotely and is available on his mobile number or over Zoom for appointments at the following times each week:
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Friday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
He is also available at other times if needed. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
GIFT CARD ORDERS
It’s not too late to purchase gift cards! Contact Lori Schwartz before Sunday, December 6. Please make checks payable to Peace Lutheran Church. Please let Lori know if you have any additional questions.
Brewing Questions is Back!: Our next Brewing Questions meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm! If you are interested, please visit the virtual gathering section on PLC website home page for the Zoom link! Everyone is welcome to join in for some great conversation, laughs and, of course, bring your beverage of choice.
Farewell for Bruce and Lin Hodkinson: We will be having a drive-by farewell send off for Bruce and Lin Hodkinson on Dec. 19 from 2-4pm (See location below). Bring a card and write in it a memory or even a thought of how they have touched your life. The drive-by farewell will take place in front of Sue and Bill Koenig's home, 9440 Thousand Oaks Cir, Spring Grove. Wear your mask so you can Bruce and Lin off in a safe manner! (Note: They are giving away a lot of furniture! Please contact them if you would like to know more about this.) Please contact Sue Koenig if you have any other questions.
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. You will find them at the end of your Thursday email for worship.
DECEMBER VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL: Lessons are scheduled from 9:15-9:45 on December 6 & 20. We will be focusing on the Christmas story for the month of December. 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.
Adult Forum Sunday, December 6th 9:15 a.m.
Join us at 9:15 a.m. as we explore Jesus’s parables about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. We are using the Meeting ID and Password provided above. Remember to purchase your copy of Short Stories by Jesus and read the Introduction before our gathering on Sunday! Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.
The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study: We have switched to meeting on zoom for the foreseeable future. If you would like to join us, please let me know and we will be sure to send you the link. We will meet at 9:00 am. The next 3 Wednesday we will finish the last three chapters of “the First Christmas”. There is no meeting on December 30. Looking into the future, we will start “Consider the Women” by Debbie Blue in January. Come and join us as we look at the paths Hagar, Esther, and Mary took in their lives. You can contact Carol Wojnarowski at 847-540-8150 if you need further information.
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!
Triple D Bible Study: Please “save the date” for our next Triple D, which will take place on Sunday, December 6th from 11:30-12:30pm via Zoom! As always, ALL are welcome to join for a morning of laughs, Bible study, awesome discussion and virtual donuts!
Senior High Youth Group: Senior High Youth Group will also meet on Sunday, December 6th from 1-2pm via Zoom. All are welcome to bring their lunch and join in for some laughs and great conversation! Make sure you “save the date” for our virtual Christmas party on December 13th at 1pm!
The Christmas Pageant will be made available on YouTube on Sunday, December 20th. All of the PLC community is encouraged to participate in the multi-generational pageant. Check your e-mail for instructions on how to participate or e-mail or call Ben Dahlke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847)757-8570 with any questions.
Update from St. Francis de Sales Food Pantry: We will continue to collect gift cards for this food pantry through Dec. 13. We are looking for grocery cards from Aldi, Target, Walmart, or Jewel in any amount. Food pantries continue to serve many more families than in the past due to the pandemics economic impact. You can order a gift card from Lori Schwartz on Dec. 6 and your purchase will also benefit the youth at Peace. If you prefer to donate goods, please check the St. Francis website for hours and requested items. Thank you.
Lutheran Social Services Christmas Plans: Members of Peace have been supporting LSSI for many, many years and we will continue to do so again this year by providing gift cards from Target or Walmart for any amount. In years past, we donated gifts to the children in their day care programs or in foster care. This Christmas, LSSI will use the gift cards to help provide a happier Christmas for children enrolled in their programs. The need is great. Thank you for considering this ministry. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Koenig.
Mission Projects Season: We are well underway in completing our usual projects done on Mission Projects Day (first Saturday in February in non-pandemic years!). We still have paracord bracelets that need to be assembled (contact Bill Walstrum if you would like a batch to do at home) and cards for hospitalized children (contact Sue Koenig if you would like the bin delivered to your home). Feel free to make more baby or health kits on your own for Lutheran World Relief if you would like and we will add them to our inventory to be sent off in February. Instructions and kit supply lists can be found on the Lutheran World Relief website under assemble kits. Thank you everyone for your help!