Dear Friends in Christ: Today: Please come to our soup supper (6:15) and Lenten service (7:00.) It is a meaningful experience Sunday: We encounter possibly most well-known parable of Jesus: the Prodigal Son. We will uncover the rich meaning of this parable for our understanding of God. Come and hear God’s Word and be fed by Jesus in bread and wine. Adult Education: This Sunday we continue the video series on the Gospel of Luke. See details below. Reading for this Sunday: Please read 2 Corinthians chapter 5 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this chapter, the Apostle Paul addresses the church at Corinth about how he and his companions are true representatives of the Gospel. Paul talks about being ambassadors for Christ, reconciling the world to God. 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 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
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 Attendance: On March 24, 2019 80 attended service. On March 27, 2019, 12 attended service at Lexington.
Reading for Next Week: Reading for Next Week: Please read John chapter 12 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter is a collection of traditions about Jesus. The point of the chapter might be described as “what is ultimate glory?” It is not Jesus’ raising Lazarus from the dead, or the acclaim given to Jesus by the crowds, but it is Jesus’ “glorification,” that is, his being lifted up on the cross, lifted up in resurrection, and lifted up to eternal life for all of us. If you don’t 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.” David Tiede, a scholar of Luke, will be the video presentor. There will be 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!
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, Tod Kunschke, Kristen Jorgensen, Joyce Smith, Greg, Bob Kayser, Carol Nordquist, Kurt Stefans, Bella Velasco and Judy Riley. 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.
Memorial Service: A memorial service for Wes Willard will be held on Sunday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m. There will be a luncheon and visitation at 12:00 noon that day. Wes was a member of Peace, and father of Natalie Trumbull. All are welcome.
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.
Confirmation Spring Retreat: 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!
PADS Breakfast Sunday March 31st: Volunteers from Peace Lutheran Church provide and serve breakfast at the PADS(Public Action to Deliver Shelter) location at Messiah Lutheran Church when there is a 5th Sunday in the month. On Sunday March 31st volunteers will meet at Messiah Lutheran Church at 4:00am and set up for breakfast. We will serve breakfast at 5:15am before the guest take a bus back to Waukegan. We will be serving McDonalds pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and potatoes again this month with the help of a Thrivent Action Team. If you would like to join us, please sign up in the hallway. If you have any questions please ask Donna Walstrum or Beth Piff. Together We Make A Difference.
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
EASTER BRUNCH! Come One, Come All - There's room for everyone! All members and their extended families, all friends and all visitors are welcome to our festive meal, held between services on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. It will begin at approximately 9:00 am. Please sign up in the narthex and indicate what food items you can bring. Please have all food items at the church by 8:45am. We are always especially in need of hot dishes (casseroles, quiches, etc.) Questions? Contact Allison Hearst (847) 224-9455 or LouAnn Tollefson (847) 814-5278.
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.
Brewing Questions: All are welcome to join Brewing Questions, Peace Lutheran's new adult group where we ponder a variety of questions over great food, awesome conversation and, of course, BEER! Our next Brewing Questions event will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm at Consume (569 W. State Route 22 in Lake Zurich). Come out for a great evening!
Lent Boxes: This time of year our food pantries get very empty and need 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 (corn, peas, beans), shampoo, soap, toothpaste, any hygiene or household products. Questions? Ask Sue Sweeney. Thank you for helping the Lake Zurich Community.
LSSI Easter baskets: We will be collecting items for 30 children at LSSI daycare for Easter baskets. Sign up sheet is in the narthex. We need of candy, bubbles, chalk, jump ropes and coloring books. Placed items in the bin in the Narthex. Items need to be at church by April 14. Thank you so much for your continued support of LSSI, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
Adult Mission Trip Upcoming Fund Raisers:
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 to build your fitness level, have fun and help others? Consider doing the Human Race! This 5K event is on April 28th 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 31 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion
April 1 7:00pm Al-Anon
April 2 6:45pm Bell Choir
April 3 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
10:30am Lexington worship
April 4 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
6:15 - 7:00pm Soup Supper
7:00 - 7:30 Lenten Service
7:30 - 8:30 Adult Choir
April 6 10:30 Joyful Noisemakers
April 7 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion
12:00 Luncheon and Memorial Service for Wes Willard