Prints of Peace PLUS is a monthly communication of ongoing opportunities here at Peace Lutheran Church. Its purpose is to cultivate congregational life that is informed, connected, and involved! You can read it all here or at www.peacelutheranlz.org
Pastor Dale Ziemer is available to respond to all pastoral needs. You can reach him by the church phone 847-438-4400, where he checks messages regularly if not in the office. Contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell at 847-971-3447
Allison Hearst is church administrator (Tues – Friday 9am-1pm). When you need to get information, or to schedule something on the church calendar, contact Allison at 847-438-4400 or email@example.com
We pray for one another: those who need healing and wholeness. If you know of someone for whom you would like prayers, make your request known toe pastor or complete a prayer request located in the hallway by the church office door. We pray for an individual for at least 4 Sundays. After that time, we ask that you contact the office if you wish your loved one to remain in our prayers. If one inadvertently falls off the prayer list, please request to put their name back on. Thank you. Pray-ers wanted – If you would like to participate in the Circle of Prayer or learn more about it, please contact Terry /Koncel at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We care for one another: If you have a special need or know someone who has (e.g. dinner for new moms, meals following a hospitalization, or short term help with lawn cutting or snow removal) please contact the Caring Tree by reaching out to Jean Foltin at email@example.com or by phone/text (847-738-8599) or Pastor Dale.
Have questions for the church council? The PPC email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to email a PPC member individually:
President email@example.com Jason Fralish
Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Bennett
Secretary email@example.com Tim Harris
Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Kirk Swanson
Transition Team email@example.com Fontaine Cleary
The Pastoral Call Committee: is made up of Ben Dahlke, Lin Hodkinson, Tim Harris, Liz Hopman, Samantha Rozema, Nicole Thurow, Grace Trumbull. Each member is accessible to the congregation; you can reach the whole team with any correspondence at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Youth Director’s Office Hours: Our Youth Director is Tracy Katschke, engaged at Peace half-time, with office hours Monday - Thursday 2:30-6:30pm. She can be reached on her cell phone at other times for urgent matters; her cell phone can be accessed by calling the church office. Note: Tracy does not check her church voice mail or emails on her days off (Friday and Saturday).
Triple D (Donuts, Discussions & Devos): Calling all Confirmation students! Do you have younger siblings in Sunday School? Are YOU looking for something fun to do? Come to Tracy's office for Triple D from 9:15-10:15am! ALL Confirmation students are welcome. We will have breakfast together, talk, play some games, offer homework help and more! It’s a great way to start your Sunday!
Worship & Music
Adult Vocal Choir: Weekly Thursday evening practices are at 7:30 in the sanctuary for all who enjoy singing in 4-part harmony. Although the ability to read music is beneficial, it's not required if you can master your part by ear. Practices conclude at 8:30 with group prayer followed by a brief fellowship time, sometimes with a snack we provide. We sing on the 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly through Mother's Day, then breaks for summer. We especially need male voices! Please join us!
Hand Bell Choir: Practices is on Tuesday evenings 6:45 to 7:45pm at Peace. We play 1 Sunday a month. No experience needed. Come have some musical fun.
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.
Taking a Deeper Dive – Faith and Discipleship
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study: Please join us at Panera Bread in Deer Park at 9:00 AM for meaningful faith-based conversation, support, and of course, coffee or tea! Questions? Contact Carol Wojnarowski or Jean Foltin.
Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study: Men’s Bible Study will being meeting at 8:00am on Saturday’s at Dunkin’ Lake Zurich. All men are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Do you have a Lutheran Study Bible? If not, take one from the table in the narthex. Please join in the Bible reflection each week at home or with a group.
Making a Gift
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. Questions? See Kirk Swanson.
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.
Church Calendar: The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Allison Hearst, Karen Zicco, or Bridget Heroff.
Pictorial Directory on line: A mobile version of our directory may now be accessed anytime, anywhere through our PLC website! To access it from your computer or phone, go to www.peacelutheranlz.com, scroll down to find, ‘On-line directory’, and click on it. An Access Code box will then appear; enter ‘plc19’. Questions? Contact Jean Foltin. Need to update or add personal information? Contact Kristy Bennett.
Opt-Out Photo Release Forms: 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 PPC President’s mailbox in church office.