Dear Friends at Peace: What’s your story? Do you know the story on Peace Lutheran Youth? They are on their way to Cledenin, West Virginia this Sunday where they will engage in disaster response construction work. Working side by side with teens from St. Peter’s Lake Zurich and Christ Lutheran Palatine, together with a few PLC adults, other Christian college youth, and professional contractors! Just imagine the fun, the work, the learning, the service they are providing! They will share in Communion before they leave at 6am Sunday morning.
There was another celebrated journey 50 years ago: Apollo 11 and the first moon landing. Do you know the story on Buzz Aldrin? He had special permission to bring Communion on that flight and shared in the Meal after they landed – get the story by clicking on this link . Come join in worship and Communion this Sunday – and experience the Lord’s supper – on the way to West Virginia… on the moon… and on YOUR journey too.
Buzz Aldrin Communion on the moon:
Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion, read this Bible verse on lunar surface
Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion, read this Bible verse on ...Caleb Parke
Fifty years ago, when American astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, a devout Christian, made history landing on the mo...
“I would like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be," Aldrin said, "to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way." Aldrin silently read from John 15:5, which he penned on a 3-by-5-inch notecard: “As Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in Him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.”
Scripture for next week (July 28): Please read Luke 11:1-13. (We wish for everyone to have a Bible and to read the Bible! If you don't have a Lutheran Study Bible, see Pastor Dale). In this Scripture reading Jesus teaches on prayer and how ready and willing the Father is to answer our every prayer! Now, we know there is no right or wrong way to pray... just pray! And at the same time it is instructive to hear Jesus say, "When you pray, say this:..." Read Luke 11:1-13 and consider this question: Given Jesus' instruction on prayer, what does it seem would be our priorities? Then, offer a prayer in your own words that reflects Jesus' prayer.
Worship Schedule: The service of Holy Communion is our summer schedule at 9:00 a.m.
Pastoral Care: Transition Pastor Dale Ziemer has begun his ministry with us. He is available to respond to all pastoral needs.
Pastor's Email: Note the email for our pastor has changed. If you want to contact Pastor Dale Ziemer via email, please send your email messages to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Transition: We celebrate Pastor Mark’s good and faithful ministry among us! Now that he has retired, he is no longer available to function as our pastor. According to the guidelines set by our Synod, it would not be appropriate for him to preside at weddings, baptisms or funerals, make hospital calls for nursing home visits, or provide other pastoral services for members of our congregation. This is partly out of fairness to Pastor Mark. If he were to say yes to one person’s request, it would be awkward for him to say no to another person’s request. And it is also out of respect for our new pastor, whether a transitional pastor or our future called pastor. That person is now our pastor and is the one who has be called to minister to us.
Reading for Next Week (Sunday July 28): Please read Luke 11:1-13. (We wish for everyone to have a Bible and to read the Bible! If you don't have a Lutheran Study Bible, see Pastor Dale). In this Scripture reading Jesus teaches on prayer and how ready and willing the Father is to answer our every prayer! Now, we know there is no right or wrong way to pray... just pray! And at the same time it is instructive to hear Jesus say, "When you pray, say this:..." Read Luke 11:1-13 and consider this question: Given Jesus' instruction on prayer, what does it seem would be our priorities? Then, offer a prayer in your own words that reflects Jesus' prayer.
Adult Education: On break for summer. We will resume in September. Please pull Pastor Dale aside to share ideas and thoughts about “adult education” for the fall.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Tod Kunschke, Kristen Jorgensen, Joyce Smith, Greg, Larry, Judy Riley, Gabriel Salami, Mike Wilms, Kevin Foley, Rob Olsen, Warren Heuck and Anita Brazeau. 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 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 email@example.com.
Attendance: On July 14, 2019 69 attended service. On July 17, 2019, 14 attended service at Lexington.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cords of Wood: There is firewood available for free-will donations. It’s stacked over by the labyrinth. See Mike Rojek or Beth Piff for details.
Thank you from Pastor Mark: Thank you so much for the wonderful send-off last Sunday (June 30). Jean and Annika and I felt so loved and appreciated. And thank you for the wonderful gifts from the congregation. We were amazed! Thanks for being in our lives. You will always be in our hearts. Pastor Mark.
Thank you to the congregation from staff support for the many generous contributions towards Pastor Mark’s retirement gifts. Pastor was given a crystal plaque commemorating his service to Peace Lutheran Church, gift certificates to Chicago theater and Ravinia and a gift card to his favorite wine shop. We will also be providing Pastor a photo book with highlights. Thank you to all who helped in any way to make Pastor Mark’s celebrations special. For those of you who didn’t see the plaque, this is what it said:
Pastor Mark Sundberg,
You have served the Lord with gladness -
tirelessly, faithfully, and with great compassion.
You have given hope and encouragement to many.
Your presence in the lives of others has truly made a difference.
Now, as the day dawns on the next chapter in your life,
May God continue to richly bless you and watch over you.
May the God of peace grant you peace now and always.
With great affection and gratitude,
From your family here at Peace Lutheran
June 2019 Youth
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).
Food Items needed for VBS: Please consider donating food items for VBS snacks. A list of items needed is on the VBS table in the narthex. Any donation is appreciated. Thanks. Questions contact Debbie at email@example.com
VBS Set-up and donations: Please see the set-up sign-up in the narthex. Your help is very much appreciated. Also, there are few donation items that we still need. See the poster board by the front door.
Youth Mission Trip to West Virginia: July 21 - July 27 We hold in prayer this week our teens, adult sponsors and Tracy, our youth director, as they travel to serve on a mission trip in West Virginia. They are traveling with companions from Christ Lutheran Palatine and St. Peters Lake Zurich. May God provide, protect, and enliven their faith and relationships through service!
VBS: Vacation Bible School, July 29th-August 2nd.
LSSI School Supplies Needed: Believe it or not it is time to gather school supplies for LSSI for the School Year 2019-2020. We are putting together backpacks filled with supplies for 30 children! There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, on the bulletin board, of the items that we need. All items need to be at church by July 28. Place the items in the bin under the sign up sheet. Please see Donna Walstrum with any questions. Thank you for helping the children get a good start to the new school year. It is very much appreciated.
Mobile Food Panty: Thank you to all who helped make our recent Mobile Food Pantry a success on May 25th as we were able to serve over 200 more homes with a week's worth of groceries. I'm so grateful to be part of an ongoing community effort that is designed to provide to our neighbors in need! Our next event is scheduled for Saturday July 20th and is sponsored by our partnership through Food For Friends. I encourage you to join us as there is good work to be done together and we need your help! Simply follow the link below to sign up and register your place now. Register now via the following link:
Mobile Food Pantry - July 20, 2019
Mobile Food Pantry - July 20, 2019Mobile Food Pantry: We provide a safe and loving environment to care for those in need by aligning with fr...
Hospice Kit Assembly: Global Health Ministries (the organization we make rolled bandages for on Mission Project Day) has provided us with a grant to make hospice kits. These kits provide comfort and needed supplies to people who have HIV/AIDS or other devastating illnesses and are distributed by Lutheran Hospice Programs in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Liberia and Cameroon. Please help us put these kits together after the service on July 21st. Sign-up sheet is in the hallway. Questions? Contact Sue Koenig.
Mission Projects Day 2020: It's hard to believe, but yes, we are already starting the preparation work for this event next February. There are school bags to be sewn and can be found in the hallway. Just take what you want and bring them back by December. Soon there will be hospice pillows to be sewn too. Keep you eye out for school, health and baby related items being on sale to go in the kits that we make. You can find a full list of what items we can use by going to www.lwr.org and look under"getting involved", then "quilts and kits". Thank you!
Adult Mission Trip update: A big THANK YOU to all who helped support the adult mission trip to Hattiesburg, MS this past week! Whether you purchased a Lou Malnati's pizza coupon, went to Culvers or the California Pizza Kitchen on our fundraising nights, made a donation, prayed for us-we appreciate it all! We had 26 people in our group this year! We were able to get 3 homes ready for families to move back in after repairing them from the tornado damage and 3 more are nearly ready. Many different construction projects were done. We also had a team of people doing community service each day and we helped at a thrift shop, a literacy program and a food pantry ministry. Every person worked really hard and made an impact in this community. Please thank the following businesses for their support as well: Culver's of Lake Zurich, California Pizza Kitchen (Deer Park), Be Safe Driving School, Amanda Howland, J.D., Ahlgrim Family Funeral Services, Steve Wenzel Plumbing, Bottom Line Solutions, and AM Woodland Outdoor Design. A trip like this doesn't happen without the support of many people so thank you once again! Consider joining us next year-we will most likely be going somewhere in the mid-west to help either with recovery from flooding or possibly from tornado damage. The trip will be mid-late June 2020. Everyone can do something and we welcome return participants and new comers age 18 and up, equally! Please contact Sue Koenig if you have any questions,
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.
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 Dale with requests for assistance. Jean may be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Wednesday Evening Wine and Weeding: 6:30 to 8:00 in the summer. Join us for and evening of fellowship weeding the labyrinth for a half hour and then enjoying a relaxing dinner with a friends consisting of salad and wine. Bring an item to share.
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.
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: Allison Hearst, Karen Zicco, or Bridget Heroff.
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
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.
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
July 21 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
July 22 7:00pm Al-Anon
July 24 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
6:30 pm Wine and Weeding at the Labyrinth
July 25 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
July 28 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)