Dear Friends in Christ: Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:00 a.m. This Sunday will be the last Sunday I preach and celebrate communion at Peace. Bishop Wayne Miller will be here to facilitate the “Farewell and Godspeed” for me. We will have refreshments afterward. The Gospel theme for this Sunday is the strange story of Jesus’ healing of the man with demons – the “Gerasene Demoniac.” Come and hear the word of God and receive Jesus in bread and wine. Early in the morning I will send off the Adult Mission Trip with Holy Communion. Please keep them in your prayers this week. Adult Education: On break for summer. Reading for this Sunday: Please read Luke chapter 8 plus the sidebar notes in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter is rich with parables, miracles, and healings. Take care to see these paranormal events in the context of Jesus’ ultimate mission – the cross and resurrection. If you do not have a LSB, see the pastor.
Worship Schedule: The service of Holy Communion is our summer schedule at 9:00 a.m.
Pastoral Care Coverage: Pastor Mark will be on vacation starting Monday, June 24. Interim Pastor Dale Ziemer will not be in the office until Monday, July 8. If you need a pastor during this time, please call Pastor Joel Lohafer at 847-358-4600, or Pastor Ruth Farrell at 847-438-6441.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Tod Kunschke, Kristen Jorgensen, Joyce Smith, Greg, Larry, Bob Kayser, Judy Riley, Gabriel Salami, Diane Jones, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance: On June 16, 2019 95 attended service. On June 19, 2019, 13 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 email@example.com
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 to all the volunteer on the property clean up. It was very much appreciated and the ground look great!
New Tables in Fellowship Room: Thank you to the family that was responsible for the donation of 16 new tables and the table stand. They will be used for so many wonderful fellowship and educational events here at Peace. This family used their Thrivent Financial Choice dollars as a means to provide this generous gift. Thank you again!
Youth Director’s Days Off & Office Hours: Our Youth Director is Tracy Katschke and 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 are Monday - Thursday 2:30-6:30pm. She can be reached on her cell for urgent matters. Her cell phone can be accessed by calling church.
Shoe boxes needed for VBS: We are looking for donations of shoe boxes for a VBS craft this year! Adult shoe boxes, child shoe boxes, any shoe boxes will do! Please leave all donated shoe boxes under the VBS table in the narthex. Thanks for your help!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
VBS Crew Leaders Needed!: CALLING ALL TEENS (going into 6th grade and up)! ROAR, this summer's Vacation Bible School, will be held during the week of July 29th-August 2nd and we need your help! Crew leaders have the important job of guiding our VBS participants to each daily station, as well as chances to be silly, laugh a lot and just have a super fun time! If you are interested/able to help, please sign up on the VBS Crew Leader form at the VBS table in the narthex. (PS - Being a crew leader at VBS is a GREAT service to the community, too! You can use your hours for Confirmation service points or High School service hours!)
West Virginia Mission Trip: Final Info Meeting: The high school mission trip to West Virginia is less than two months away! In preparation for what will be an AMAZING week of fun and service, we will have our final mission trip informational meeting on Sunday, July 14th at 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Tracy will go over the week's itinerary, packing list and trip guidelines. If you cannot attend, please let Tracy know.
Pastor Mark’s Fire-Pit and Pot-Luck: Saturday, June 22nd. 5:00 to 8:00 pm Bring a dish to share and a beverage. BYOB
Pastor Mark’s last Sunday worship: - Sunday, June 23rd. Come and join the celebration as we share our appreciation of Pastor Mark’s 20 years of service to Peace Lutheran. Enjoy fellowship and light refreshments after the service. Open house for Pastor Mark: Sunday, June 30th A catered brunch will be served after the service from 11:00am - 2:00pm. All are welcome to help celebrate Pastor Mark, Jean and Annika for their wonderful 20 years here at peace and to wish them well for whatever the future may hold.
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. Add your name to the sign-up sheet in the hallway. Questions? Contact Sue Koenig.
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 Mark with requests for assistance. Jean may be reached by email (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 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.
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: Jean Bishop, Karen Zicco, Bridget Heroff, or Pastor Mark.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Online Newsletter: Do you get the Peace Lutheran weekly newsletter Prints of Peace online? If not, please send your email address to email@example.com and ask to be added to the emailing list.
Have questions for the church council? The PPC email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to email a PPC member individually, please see below:
President email@example.com Jason Fralish
Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Bennett
Secretary email@example.com Beth Papke
Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Kirk Swanson
This Week At Peace
June 23 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
10:00am Cake and punch after Pastor Mark’s last service
here at Peace
June 24 7:00pm Al-Anon
June 26 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
10:30 Lexington worship
June 27 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
June 30 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
11:00 - 2:00pm Brunch after the service to celebrate
Pastor Mark’s 20 years of service to Peace