IMPORTANT UPDATES – WEEKLY CHANGES
Contents (scroll down for each):
PLC Office is Open
CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE
Care and Concern
Faith Formation Now
How to give your offering
“MAY” You Have Enough – final tally
Happy Father’s Day! God bless all dads, father figures, and all who strive to offer love, nurture, guidance, strength and wisdom. Thank you! We love you!
Not only those who are called to the responsibilities of fatherhood, but we all are ‘summoned’ to follow Jesus. And in the faith community of Peace we join in this calling together, encouraging and praying for one another. What will following Jesus look like for you this week? Join in worship this Sunday. Peace website always has the Sunday worship script and link to worship video.
Book Study starting this Sunday, June 21: Seeking understanding and wisdom to guide our Christian response to long unresolved racial tension in our society, you are invited to a book-led discussion during Virtual Coffee Hour at 10am on Sunday. There will be ample time for “check in” with each other, followed by discussion of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. Purchase at nearly any bookseller. This week discussion on the Introduction and chapters 1-2. The Zoom link is on PLC website home page.
Looking ahead: Join in live stream of the baptism of Carter and Adeline Abbot on Sunday, June 28 at 10am. Here is your invitation. Zoom access and baptism service script will be sent by email in advance.
In coming weeks, we invite MORE MUSICAL OFFERINGS. It is such a pleasure to see the talents of many – young and old. Just record yourself doing a classical or spiritual music piece, and follow the directions in this File Sharing Tutorial to upload your selection for worship. For questions or help, email or call Ben or Karen Dahlke firstname.lastname@example.org Ben- (847)757-8570; Karen- (248)921-4463
PLC office is open
Following PLC Reopening Protocol, the PLC office is now open with limited hours of operation Tuesday - Friday, 9am-1pm. Currently, Allison and Pastor Dale are rotating their days in the office to cover these hours. Tracy’s hours are 10am-1pm Wed and Thurs. It is best to call, email or text ahead if you wish to meet face to face or just stopping in to attend to church business. And as usual, you can reach each of us by phone, text or email.
We will follow all social distancing guidelines while meeting with anyone in the church office. You can expect:
PLC Constitution Review
Draft PLC Constitution with proposed changes are available in hard copy or e-file. Call/email the church office for a copy: 847-438-4400 or email email@example.com. Vote to approve the changes will be in a virtual congregational meeting on July 12.
CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE
Be sure to catch the announcements after this Sunday's service for an update from the call committee that you won't want to miss!
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, Greg, Lydia Home in Chicago, residents of Lexington in LZ, Chris and Stephanie Mitchel’s family. Brandon, Brad Baker. We pray comfort and peace for Scott Abbot and family on the death of his father, Terry . 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 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? Expect a phone, email or text. A CONNECTIONS TEAM of volunteers and staff are checking in with all Peace households. We are the church – connected!
Sandy and Eric Ruskoski are moving! “We have been members at Peace for 18 years and have truly been blessed with knowing so many of you. We will always remember the welcoming congregation, the spiritual leadership and fun fellowship we have enjoyed with you over the years. We have really appreciated the virtual worship that everyone has worked so hard on these last two months. We will be moving to State College, PA where both Thor and Terry and Chelsea and Brad are living - and of course our new grandson Jackson Eric Keen! We will miss you but we are so thankful for our times together. We wish you all the best in the future. Peace and Blessings, Sandy and Eric
Trivia with Tracy!: Do you fancy yourself to be an expert in all things sports or geography? Are you a wizard of facts great and small? Come test your knowledge during Trivia with Tracy! We will meet twice a month via Zoom: Wednesday, July 15th at 7pm! Our trivia game will consist of five rounds, with one round being a secret theme/music round. All are welcome to attend and be ready to trash talk! If you are interested, please contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can send you the Zoom link!
Brewing Questions is Back!: It's been a while since we have gathered for Brewing Questions, so let's do so....over Zoom! Everyone is welcome to join in for some great conversation, laughs and, of course, bring your beverage of choice. Our next Brewing Questions meeting will be on July 8th. If you are interested, please contact Tracy at email@example.com so she can send you the Zoom link!
FAITH FORMATION NOW
For Families with Children:
Each Sunday you can access 10 Spiritual Activities for Families with Children on the Peace website that change each week with the Scripture theme.
VBS: A VBS survey has been sent to all families with young children, so we can plan details for virtual VBS options this summer. Please respond this week by Wednesday. Thank you!
Book Discussion during Virtual Coffee Hour begins this week. After ample time to “check in,” discussion of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. The book can be purchased at nearly any bookseller. This Sunday discussion on Introduction and Chapters 1-2.
The Wednesday morning women’s bible study is again meeting. We will meet at church At 9am. If the weather is nice we will stay outside so bring a lawn chair to use and a drink if you desire. We have a couple more weeks of discussing “The case for Christ” by Lee Strobel and then as a group will pick a new topic. If you have any questions, please feel feee to call Carol Wojnarowski at 847-540-8150
Men of Peace! Looking for a way to connect with other guys in the congregation during our ”Sabbath”from physical church? Join us at 8:00 am Saturday mornings 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! Go to www.peacelutheranlz.com and click on “Virtual Gatherings of Peace” to get the Zoom link.
The Labyrinth is open for your personal time of reflection and prayer.
Access a daily 1-minute reading “Centering in the Psalms” on Peace Facebook page.
If you missed last Sunday’s worship, go to www.peacelutheranlz.com to access it at any time.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR OFFERING
Thank you! Thank you as you continue your generous contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. Congregation members are using these methods: Mailing their check to church / Using their own bank website “send-payment” feature / Going to www.peacelutheranlz.com and clicking on “make a donation” / or, downloading and using the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
Special Treat for Graduates of Kindergarten, 5th, 8th and 12th grades at Culver's of Lake Zurich: Culver's is generously providing students that are graduating this year to a free scoop of ice cream-all you need is the coupon that you print at home. Treat the rest of your family too-it will be a great way to support a local business!
Gift cards for dad: Looking for an easy perfect gift for that hard to buy for dad? An order will be placed on Sunday, June 14 for gift cards - and will be available for pick up on Thursday, June 18. Look for an email with an order form attached from Lori Schwartz. If you did not receive an email, send me an email and I will send it to you.
Virtual Confirmation & Youth Group: Tracy has set up weekly Zoom meetings so our teens can connect, talk and spend some time together while we are sheltered in place. The Virtual Youth Group will be held on Thursdays from 4-5pm and the Virtual Confirmation will be held on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Tracy will email and text the Zoom link and meeting code to each family on Wednesdays so everyone can participate!
It's Community Garden Time! The weather is (finally) starting to warm up, which means it is time to begin work on our community garden! We will be practicing and following our social distancing guidelines during this time and Tracy will be working with the Confirmands and High School students to determine times/what will be planted. Congregation members: If you would like to donate vegetable seeds for the garden, please let Tracy know!
“MAY” YOU HAVE ENOUGH – Final Tally
For Hunger-Update -We have concluded our fundraising efforts for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. We raised $4850!!! A check will be sent to them soon and will go a long way in helping those in our community that need it. Thank you all for your generosity!
You can continue to help: St. Francis and the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry continue to be very active among more clients with food insecurity. To help supply food for local people in need, look for the blue donation boxes at St. Francis church and the ministry center in LZ. They are taking non-perishable food, toilet paper, diapers and other paper products.
Workers for Meal Support: As many of you know, one of our members is facing a serious health challenge right now. Mike Wilms will be undergoing surgery soon and will have a need for nutritious meals to help with his healing for an extended period of time. To supplement the generous actions of people on the Caring Tree, we are looking for people to donate to a fund to purchase prepared meals to be delivered directly to his home. In order to build up this fund, we are looking for: 1. People who would be willing to donate their time to help others by cutting grass, washing windows, laying mulch, etc. The person receiving the service would pay for any needed materials. The person can make a donation to the Meal Support Fund as they desire. 2. People who would like help with tasks! If you can help in either of these ways, please contact Sue Koenig as soon as possible. We would like to start doing the work by the end of June. If you would just like to make a donation to the Meal Support Fund, please send a check to Peace indicating where it should go in the memo section. Thank you!
Update on masks: Sue Koenig will continue to make masks for anyone who needs one. Just let her know how many are needed.