Worship Schedule: The 9:00 am service time will continue throughout the summer through Labor Day weekend. The two-service schedule and Sunday School will resume on September 10.
Baptisms Upcoming: Baptisms are always a meaningful experience in worship at Peace. Please plan to be at the next baptism: Baby Theodore Bradley Malloy, son of Brad and Cathy Malloy, will be baptized on July 23, also at 9:00 a.m.
Reading for Next Week: Please read Matthew chapter 10 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this chapter Jesus has some challenging words about being a follower (a disciple.) Jesus even says that members of one’s family may turn against them. Some find comfort in these words, especially those who live in a culture unfriendly to Christianity. Jesus later uses the example of giving a cup of cold water to a “little one.” Even such a small gesture will be rewarded, he says. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
PPC (Parish Planning Council) Highlights from June’s meeting:
· May minutes approved.
· May Treasurer’s Report approved.
· PLC will be participating in Alpine Fest Parade July 23, see Ben Dahlke to volunteer
· VBS July 31st, still looking for volunteers & food
· Parish Council will do Chocolate & Coffee fundraiser for ELCA World Hunger $1 Million fundraiser goal. Sale starts June 25 goes till items are sold out
· 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
Youth Director’s Days Off & Office Hours Change: Our Youth Director is Tracy McClure 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 have changed to Monday‑Thursday from11:30am-3:30pm. She can be reached on her cell for urgent matters. Her cell phone can be accessed by calling church.
Mission Trip Prep Info Meeting: All families who have a youth going on the mission trip to South Carolina should plan on attending our mission trip prep info meeting! We will be meeting at Christ Lutheran (41 S. Rohlwing Rd. Palatine) on Sunday, June 25th at 12pm! Tracy will provide Next Step Ministry guidelines, trip itinerary and a packing list. Please let Tracy know if you will not be attending so she can send you this important information!
Next family Potluck July 8th at 4:30pm: The theme will be BBQ. We’ll be around the firepit, so bring chairs. BYOB has been approved. Please feel free to contact Kelly Ratajczak via email if you have any questions.
Chocolate and Coffee Sale: The PPC, on behalf of the ELCA’s $1 Million Hunger Appeal, will be selling coffee and chocolate bars this Sunday (6/25) following the 9 am service. We will continue each Sunday until our supply is gone. Please bring your coffee/chocolate appetites and spare change to support this worthy cause. Thank you.
Vacation Bible School Help: Everyone at Peace can help make VBS a wonderful week! How can you help?
1) to bring a food item for or snacks for VBS.
2) to bring a prop item for ‘Bible Adventures’ & ‘Funshop Finale.’
3) to volunteer as one of our station helpers or crew leaders.
4) to help move decorations to our church on Sat July 15th (time TBA)
5) to help set up after church on Sunday July 30th
6) to help take down decorations on Friday Aug 4th
We appreciate all your help! This event is a wonderful time for us all to work together for the children and guests from our community. Any questions please call Natalie Trumbull (847) 308-5854.
Retreat: The retreat date has been moved to September 16‑17th. The location and information given before is the same. Your signup 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: Located 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.
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 need someone to be point person for Amazon Smiles. This is a great program to raise money for our youth ministry by having our parishioners do their Amazon purchasing through Amazon Smiles. The responsibilities would include quarterly tracking of income, and occasional announcements.
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 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.
Adult Forum: On break for the summer. Resumes September 17.
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.
Pastor Mark on Vacation: Pastor Mark will be away from the church through this Wednesday, June 28. If you need a pastor during this time, please call Pastor Joel Lohafer of Christ Lutheran, Palatine, at 847-358-4600. Pastor Mark will be returning messages on Thursday, June 29.
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.
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 Acknowledgement 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.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Doris Ratajczak, Judy Reynolds, Bonnie Eckardt, Annette Dick, Amy Falco, Laurel Herman and Justin Morgenthaler. 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 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at email@example.com.
Spiritual Learning Opportunities
1) Adult forum on Sunday mornings
2) Tuesday evening Bible study
3) Wednesday morning Bible Study
4) Men's Bible Study on Saturday mornings
5) Confirmation huddle leader
6) High school night life mentor
7) Leadership Lab
9) Sunday school teacher/VBS
10) Women's retreat
11) Other opportunities to come
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
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 athttps://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 May, 2017
Actual Received $117,023
Short $ 13,328
This Week at Peace
June 25 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
June 26 7:00pm Al-Anon
June 27 10:30am Lexington Worship
June 28 12:30-6:30pm Voice Lessons
June 29 8:00pm AA
June 25 9:00am Worship (Holy Communion)