Dear Friends in Christ: This Sunday we begin the season of Lent. Lent is a time to focus on Jesus by considering doing good works, giving, and praying. Please consider adding these things to the 40 days upcoming. Please consider taking in the Lenten services on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. this year. We will have faith journeys and sing the Holden Evening Prayer. Back to this Sunday – we hear of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, as we consider how we are tempted or tested in life. Come and hear God’s Word and be fed by Jesus in bread and wine. Adult Education: This Sunday we begin a video series on the Gospel of Luke. See details below. Reading for this Sunday: Please read Romans chapter 10 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this letter, the apostle Paul is addressing a division in the church in Rome between Christian Jews and Christian Gentiles. In this chapter, he speaks of the power of the Word, the Good News for both Jews and Gentiles. If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Worship Schedule: The service of Holy Communion is at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Lenten Worship Schedule:
Lent 1 Thursday March 14 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper / 7:00 Service at Peace Lutheran
Lent 2 Thursday March 21 6:15 p.m. CPK Pizza* / 7:00 Service at Peace Lutheran
Lent 3 Thursday March 28 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper / 7:00 Service at Peace Lutheran
Lent 4 Thursday April 4 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper / 7:00 Service at Peace Lutheran
Lent 5 Thursday April 11 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper / 7:00 Service at Peace Lutheran *Pizzas will be ordered and served at Peace for Soup Supper participants. Please support the California Pizza Kitchen Fund Raiser that day!
Holy Week Worship Schedule:
Passion/Palm Sunday April 14 8:00 and 10:30 Holy Communion Service
9:15 Easter Egg Hunt at Silverado
Maundy Thursday April 18 7:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran
Good Friday April 19 7:30 p.m. Choir Cantata - at St. Peter’s
Easter Sunday April 21 8:00am and 10:30am Holy Communion Service
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast Contact Information Update: Members Team has placed contact information sheets in the narthex. Please take a look at it and up-date your information if necessary. Thank you.
Reading for Next Week: Please read Philippians chapter 3 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this chapter the Apostle Paul writes about the surpassing value ofknowing Jesus Christ and his resurrection, which is more important than Paul’s excellent status as a Jew and a Pharisee. If you do not yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Lenten midweek services: will be on Thursday nights this year at 7:00 p.m. We will be singing the Holden Evening Prayer and will hear Faith Journeys from one of our Peace members each week. Soup Supper is before the service at 6:15 p.m.
Adult Education: Today we begin a new video series on the Gospel of Luke called “Hearing Luke: the Apostolic Gospel.” There will be excellent presenters in this video, with time for discussion afterward with Pastor Mark. This is the Luke year in our worship; that is, almost all of our Gospel passages are from Luke. It is important for us to see the whole picture of Luke, as we work through his Gospel passages this worship year. Come and enjoy!
Attendance: On March 3, 2019 97 attended service. On March 6, 2019, 28 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
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Judy Tetour, Helen Handley, Ben Dahlke, Jean Foltin, Kristen Jorgensen, Joyce Smith, Lindsey, Greg, Bob Kayser, Carol Nordquist, Kurt Stefans, and Bella Velasco. We pray for those who mourn, especially the family of Wes Willard, father of Natalie Trumbull, who died last week. 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 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.
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.
Confirmation Lenten Break: Confirmation class will not meet during Lent (March 6th-April 20th). Confirmands are, however, strongly encouraged to attend the Thursday evening Lenten soup suppers/worship 6:15pm - 7:30pm. As in years past, there will be service opportunities for the Confirmation class during our Lenten break. Confirmation classes will resume at St. Peter UCC on Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm.
Youth Group Bowling Competition: Our Youth Group bowling competition against Our Savior's in Arlington Heights has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 17th at 2:30pm. All are welcome to join us at Brunswick Zone Deer Park for an afternoon of fun and trash talk!
Confirmation Class Serving Bernie’s Book Bank: The Confirmation class has a fantastic opportunity to serve at Bernie's Book Bank! Our time slot to help serve is from 3-4:30pm on Saturday, March 23rd. Please let Tracy know if you and your Confirmand can attend!
Confirmation Spring Retreat: Mark your calendars - the Confirmation retreat is back by popular demand! Our Confirmation class will once again go to Tower Hill Camp in Sawyer, Michigan during the weekend of April 12th-14th. Please let Tracy know if your Confirmand will be attending.
Joyful Noisemakers: Children in grades K-5 that can read are invited to join our children's choir, Joyful Noisemakers. We have short rehearsals every Saturday morning at 10:30, where we learn how to sing beautifully to the Lord!
Brewing Questions! All are welcome to join us for our next Brewing Questions event, which will be held on Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm at Chasers in Lake Zurich. Come for an evening of great conversation, good food and, of course, beer!
Lifetouch Photo Shoot: Save the Dates….We Need One and All! We are partnering with Lifetouch to update our Pictorial Directory. Professional photography sessions are on Friday, April 5th (2 PM-9 PM) and Saturday, April 6th (10 AM-5 PM). Sessions will take about an hour:you will check-in, be photographed, and view portraits. Photography session sign-ups options: on-line via the church website, manual sign-up before, between, and after Sunday services, and calling Lifetouch directly. Those who participate will receive a free 8x10 portrait, a printed copy of the directory, and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits. Knowing how helpful pictorial directories are in connecting faces with names, especially for folks new to our church, we’re striving to have most members participate. Help make our 2019 directory complete!!! Questions? Contact Jean Foltin at 847-738-8599 or via e-mail: email@example.com
Chamber of Commerce “Everything EXPO”: will be held on Saturday, March 16th from 10 AM–3 PM at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N Rand Road, Kildeer (it is NOT at the High School this year). PeaceLutheran Church will be hosting a booth to display & promote our Sunday School, Youth & Summer VBS programs. We will also promote selected Community Outreach events. We hope that you are able to attend. There will be over 60 different booths and presentations this year including a Blood Drive & Wellness Screening. If you would like to participate or contribute ideas, please contact Bill Walstrum at 224-241-0628.
Just for Women: We are planning a wonderful evening of laughter, motivational speakers and music! Aspire Events will take place Sunday, May 5, 5-8 pm in Huntley. We will meet in the parking lot at church around 3:30 and car pool to the event. No one has to drive alone. Ticket are $20 a piece if we can get 10 ladies or more. We plan to purchase the tickets on March 18. Please sign up in the narthex. The sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway. You can pay cash or make checks payable to Donna Walstrum.
Feed My Starving Children: Please sign up for Feed My Starving Children. We have 30 spots reserved for March 16th from 9-11 a.m. Questions call or text Amy Anderson t 847 338-6262. Sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
Pizza With a Purpose: Get ready for a great lunch or dinner at California Pizza Kitchen!! You can dine in or carry out at CPK in Deer Park, on March 21. 20% of the receipts will come back to PeaceLutheran to help fund our Missions Trips. Hope to see you there. Bring your friends and bring the flyer with you that is in the bulletin this week. Flyer is a MUST. Thank you.
Lent Boxes: This time of year our food pantries get very empty and are in need of replenishment. Interested families may make a Lent Box or Bag and place an item of food in per day, now through Easter. Please bring the full box of food to church on Easter or the week after Easter. There is a sample in the narthex. The following items are greatly needed: 1lb bag of pinto beans, tuna (or any canned meat), jelly or jam, 1lb packet of pasta, spaghetti sauce, 1 lb bag white rice, coffee, pancake mix, pancake syrup, ramen noodles, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables such as corn, peas or beans, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, any hygiene or household products. Please see Sue Sweeney with questions. Thank you so much for helping the Lake Zurich Community.
Adult Mission Trip Upcoming Fund Raisers:
March 21 California Pizza Kitchen in Deer Park-all day
April 7-14 Lou Malnati's Pizza coupon sale-at church both of those days,
before and after each service, Coupons should be back to you around May 5.
May 13 Culver's in Lake Zurich, 10am to 10pm
Adult Mission Trip Update: Please turn in your $25 non-refundable deposit as soons as possible. Please make your check out to Living Lord Lutheran Church with Adult Mission Trip in the memo section and place it in the outreach mail slot. Also, all participants, please complete your paperwork and place that in the mail slot as well as it will help us with our planning. You don't need to pay for the remainder of your trip until May 19. May 19 will be our team building dinner at 4:00pm at church (please note this is a NEW DATE). Please email or call Sue Koenig with any questions or concerns.
The Human Race: Looking for participants for The Human Race. Are you looking to build your fitness level, have fun and help others? If so, consider doing the Human Race! This 5K event will be held on April 28th starting at 8:00 am at McHenry County College. It is family friendly and can be done as a walk or run (just over 3 miles). Participants can chose which local nonprofit will receive the proceeds of their race fee ($35 until March 31, then $40 until April 25). Please consider joining my team, Susie’s Soulmates. I am encouraging team members to support Home of the Sparrow, a local nonprofit helping women and children who have experienced domestic violence or homelessness. Please call Sue Koenig with 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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) or by phone/text (847-738-8599).
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.
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. Bring your voice and come join us!
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
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.
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.
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, Nicola Prybell or Pastor Mark.
Church Calendar: The 2018 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 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
March 10 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion
March 11 7:00pm Al-Anon
March 12 6:45pm Bell Choir
March 13 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
10:30am Lexington worship
March 14 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
6:15 - 7:00pm Soup Supper
7:00 - 7:30 Lenten Service
7:30 - 8:30 Adult Choir
March 16 10:30 Joyful Noisemakers
March 17 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion