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.
Baptism Upcoming: Baptisms are always a meaningful experience in worship at Peace. Please plan to be at the baptism baby Grayson Louis Voss, son of Jim and Kelli Voss, onAugust 6.
Reading for Next Week: Please read Romans chapter 9 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this chapter the Apostle Paul speaks of the grace shown to Gentiles through Jesus Christ. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Note: Secretary will be on vacation Monday, July 31-August 4th.
Attendance: On July 23,102 attended service. Sixteen worshiped with us at Lexington Service this week.
Youth Director’s Days Off & Office Hours Change: Our Youth Director is Tracy McClure. 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.
PPC (Parish Planning Council) Highlights from June’s meeting:
May minutes approved.
May Treasurer’s Report approved.
VBS July 31st, still looking for volunteers & food
Reviewed Alcohol policy, making amendment on proper disposal of bottles/cans
Questions? Contact any PPC member. No July meeting. Next PPC meeting: Tuesday, August 15th at 7:30pm.
Vacation Bible School Help Needed! Help needed today after church :) Everyone is welcome to stay and help us decorate for VBS that starts tomorrow July 31st. If you can only stay for 30 min; it is appreciated! It’s fun to work together and see the VBS theme come alive. Join us first for the finale celebration at 11:30 am and luncheon at noon! Thanks so much. Any questions see Natalie Trumbull. Also we are looking for take down help on Friday Aug 4th at 12:15 pm.
The next potluck theme will be American cuisine, held August 5th at 4:30!! Bring anything that you define as American food: hot dogs, burgers, pie, etc. to the potluck. Alcohol has been approved – BYOB. Please email Kelly Ratajczak – firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Global Leadership Conference: We have a few reservations left for the conference, at no cost to the participant, which will be August 10 and 11. Pastor Mark, Cathy Malloy, our president, and others from our church leadership will be going. Some of the speakers include Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and CEO of Camping World, among others. If you are interested, please contact Cathy Malloy or Pastor Mark.
Women's Retreat: The retreat date is September 16‑17th. The location and information given before is the same. Your sign‑up and deposit would be greatly appreciated in helping us plan for the retreat. Call or text Sherri at 847‑975‑7705 for additional information.
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.
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.
Giving Acknowledgment Cards: If you participate in the Simply Giving program or if you do not have an offering on a particular Sunday 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.
Adult Forum: On break for the summer; resumes September 17.
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.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Annette Dick, Amy Falco, Justin Morgenthaler, Kathy Zak and Kristen Jorgensen. Our practice is wewill 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 email@example.com.
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 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.
Servant Opportunity: We are looking for someone to lead “Open Hands, Open Hearts,” which helps a congregation consider what it needs to do to strengthen how it educates/cultivates generosity as an outgrowth of Christian life. All settings of congregational life are examined, with a view to also determine what the congregation is willing to do to make any changes. This person would work with consultant Mark Vincent, who works with churches in groups through Facebook. Our volunteer would need to be Facebook savvy, and have an interest in stewardship. This is a wonderful opportunity for our congregation. Please let Pastor Mark or Cathy Malloy know if you are interested.
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 is firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Learning Opportunities
1) Lexington ministry‑Wednesday morning worship
2) Feed My Starving Children activity
3) Adult mission trip
4) High school mission trip
5) Deliver Safe Haven meals
6) Caring Tree ministry
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! We will continue to drop off; a box is located in 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 at https://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!
Offering Through June, 2017
Actual Received $138,715
Short $ 17,558
LSSI school supply drive‑now through the beginning of September: We are collecting new school supplies for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. They have requested the following supplies for their programs:
1st – 5th
6th ‑ 8th
If you would like to donate, all items can be placed in the bin in the narthex. Backpacks are always welcome! Thank you for supporting this important ministry and positively impacting a child’s life!!
This Week at Peace
July 30 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
July 31 7:00 pm Al-Anon
Mon July 31- Fri, Aug 4, 9:00am-11:30am Vacation Bible School (VBS)
August 3 12:30-6:30pm Voice Lessons
August 4 8:00pm AA
August 6 9:00am Baptism Grayson Louis Voss / Worship (Holy Communion)