Check out Pastor Dale video for Communion in Your Home
Maundy Thursday – communion in your home: how to prepare
Good Friday service
How to give your offering now
Care & Concern
The Labyrinth is open
Communion Bread Recipe
Maundy Thursday – how to prepare for communion in your home:
Please join in communion on Maundy Thursday.
Preparation is as simple as you would like to make it.
First of all: decide the time you will observe Holy Communion in your home on Maundy Thursday. We suggest that you plan to observe Holy Communion at the conclusion of your evening meal.
How to prepare:
1. The bread: Take the Peace communion bread bakers’ no-yeast recipe (at the end of this email). If you do not wish to bake, you absolutely may use any nice loaf or slice/s of bread in your home.
2. The wine: Choose the drink (wine or juice) appropriate for your household.
3. Take out a special occasion plate and goblet (or cup). Remind yourself why this is a special plate or cup. If there are others in your household, share what memories and images it brings to mind.
4. Choose the location in your home for this meal. Where do you usually have a special meal? You may bring out a special table cloth if you have one. Place a candle too.
5. Look for the Worship-In-Your-Home email Thursday morning.
6. Print out that email, as it will have the Maundy Thursday order of service.
7. Get your computer or device ready to view the Maundy Thursday video in the evening along with Peace congregation.
Good Friday will be a service of songs and readings to focus our hearts and minds in devotion to our Savior. Our Peace Lutheran confirmands will present the readings, and Peace musicians will provide the music. Look for the Good Friday Worship-In-Your-Home email Friday morning.
Christ is Risen: He is risen indeed! Join in a joyous Easter Sunday celebration of the Gospel – Jesus risen from the dead – in word and song! This is an all-call for music recorded in your home by anyone young or old with an Easter message or theme. Or send a picture of new life – pictures of your smile, signs of spring, new growth, flowers, joy or surprise from your house! Let your imagination go as you share in song or pictures the joy of life and living on this Easter Sunday! Send your music video or pictures to email@example.com or email to ask for help.
Look for the Easter Sunday Worship-In-Your-Home email early Sunday morning. Christ is Risen: He is risen indeed!
How to give your offering now
The work of our church goes on as we learn how to operate in a “new normal” for now. You can only imagine that without gathering on Sunday there is no offering plate that is passed – the source of 75% of our weekly revenue to keep up with our financial obligations. If your practice was to give your offering at worship, please continue your generous financial support by choosing one of these options now:
n mailing your offering each week to the church office; or
n use your bank website “send-payment” feature; or
n go to PLC website www.peacelutheranlz.com and click on “make a donation;” or
n download and use the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
Your continuing generous support is essential for the vital ministry of Peace Lutheran to continue fully through this crisis time.
Care & Concern
We pray for one another: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness. This week we pray for Mike Wilms and Lin Hodkinson. 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 to Pastor Dale firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office email@example.com .
We care for one another: If you have any special need or know someone who does reach out to the Caring Tree by contacting Jean Foltin or Pastor Dale.
How are you doing – you, your family or household? A CONNECTIONS TEAM of 10 volunteers plus church staff are calling all Peace households to “check in” with you and to stay connected. In these days of social isolation, and without physical worship to sustain us, we find that personal contact is still and even more important, yes, essential. Our connections team will look to CONNECT – and stay connected with you – just to stay in touch. Let us know how you are dealing with these days of social isolation – how you are giving and getting support. We Are Peace…. connected!
The Labyrinth is open!
Peace Lutheran building and grounds are a sacred space created for prayer, meditation, worship and service. While the church building where we gather is closed, the Labyrinth is open for your personal time of reflection and prayer. Come outside by yourself, breath in the fresh air, and walk the labyrinth. And keep your distance from others – the Labyrinth was made for this! Note: the labyrinth along with Lake Zurich parks are open, but not the playground.
Peace Lutheran Communion Bread Recipe
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg yolk
7/8 cup warm milk
Sift flour and add salt.
Mix honey and oil, and warm slightly.
Mix egg yolk in warm milk
Add honey and oil to the flour and salt
Add egg and milk mixture gradually to the flour mixture.
Divide dough into 2 equal pieces.
Working with one piece at a time, roll out thin (but not too thin) to dinner plate size.
Score each piece, making the sign of a cross.
Bake on greased cookie sheet for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.