Dear Friends in Christ: Please celebrate Mother’s Day by coming with mom to worship this Sunday! This is Good Shepherd Sunday, when out gospel lesson considers our sheep/shepherd relationship with our God in Jesus Christ. Come and hear the word of God and be fed by Jesus in bread and wine. Adult Education: We are studying the Gospel of Luke through a video series, with discussion led by Pastor Mark. See details below. Reading for this Sunday: Please read John chapter 10 plus the sidebar notes in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) This chapter presents “Jesus, the Good Shepherd.” The sheep hear the voice of the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Please notice the chart on page 1773 that describes Jesus’ “I AM” sayings. Remember that “I AM” (Yahweh in Hebrew) is the name for God in the Old Testament. 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.
Reading for Next Week: Please read John chapter 13 and the sidebar notes for this chapter in your Lutheran Study Bible (LSB.) In this chapter we go back into the time before Jesus’ crucifixion. This is the gospel lesson we heard on Maundy Thursday. It is important for us to consider this theme again, because it is one of the most important themes in Christianity: Jesus calling his disciples to “love one another as I have loved you.” If you don’t yet have a LSB, see Pastor Mark.
Adult Education: We are continuing a video series on the Gospel of Luke called “Hearing Luke: the Apostolic Gospel.” David Tiede, a scholar of Luke, will be the video presenter. 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
Attendance: On May 5, 2019, 88 attended service. On May 8, 2019, 11 attended service at Lexington.
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Jackie Hearst, Tod Kunschke, Kristen Jorgensen, Joyce Smith, Greg, Larry, Bob Kayser, Judy Riley, 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 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.
Pictorial Directory Update: Thanks to all who participated in updating our Pictorial Directory by either having pictures taken April 5th & 6th or by submitting a picture. As you may recall, we were striving to have 60 individuals and families participate. We beat that goal by two individuals/families which will help us deliver a directory that has more complete member representation! Our new print directory is anticipated to be ready for distribution in 4-6 weeks and soon after, an on-line version will be available. On behalf of the Pictorial Directory committee, thanks much!
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.
Spring Flowers Sale: In lieu of a pancake breakfast, our youth group will be selling spring flowers for their upcoming mission trip to West Virginia! Please visit the display in the narthex to view flower options and pick up an order form. All order forms need to be turned in by May 9th to Tracy’s mailbox. Checks should be made out to “Peace Lutheran Church” with “Spring Flower Sale” in the memo. Flowers will be delivered on May 19th!
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!
Culver's in Lake Zurich Fund Raiser: May 13, from 10am to 10pm. Mark you calendar now for a fun day of yummy eating. They will be supporting the adult mission trip with 15% of sales from people who provide a flyer when ordering their food. Thank you!
Adult Mission Trip Fund Raiser Updates: Thank you to all who have participated in the fund raising efforts for the adult mission trip. Here's what has been earned so far: Lou Malnati's Pizza Coupon sale - $500 in profit, California Pizza Kitchen - $195 split between adult and youth trips for $97.50 each, Chamber of Commerce Letter - $324 in profit., Thrivent Action Team - $250. Our last fund raiser will be at Culver's in Lake Zurich from 10am to 10pm and we will receive 15% of sales with the flyer. We want to especially thank, Ahlgrim's Family Funeral Services, Steve Wenzel Plumbing, A.M. Woodland Outdoor Design and Amanda Howard, J.D., Be Safe Driving School as well as Culver's and California Pizza Kitchen for their support. If you use any of these services or businesses, please let them know you appreciate them too!
Adult Mission Trip Team Building Dinner: Mark May 19 on your calendar for a fun evening of getting to know the other participants going on the adult mission trip. We will start at 4:00pm with dinner served around 5:00. Water will be provided but if you prefer, this event has been approved for BYO beer and wine. Please let Sue Koenig know if you are NOT able to attend. Also, bring a copy of your health insurance card, driver's license (if you are planning on being a driver)and any additional money (make check out to Living Lord with adult mission trip in the memo section) that you still owe towards the trip (total cost is $225 including your non-refundable deposit). If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact Sue.
Fitness Opportunity: Are you looking for a worthwhile activity that will also give you some exercise? If so, please join us in doing the 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in Lake Zurich on June 9 starting at 8:00am at Paulus Park. If you can't physically do the walk or run but would like to participate, we are also fund raising for this cause. This run supports first responders and the military who have made extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty. Some of the ways that this event helps are building homes for disabled veterans and providing mortgage free homes to surviving spouses of veterans/first responders with young children. The cost to participate in this event is $30. Please contact Sue Koenig if you would like to participate or sign up atT2Trun.org.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. 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
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 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the emailing list.
Have questions for the church council? The PPC email is email@example.com.
If you wish to email a PPC member individually, please see below:
President firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Fralish
Vice President email@example.com Paul Bennett
Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Papke
Treasurer email@example.com Kirk Swanson
This Week at Peace
May 12 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 am Congregation meeting
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion)
May 13 7:00pm Al-Anon
May 14 6:45pm Bell Choir
May 15 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
10:30 Lexington worship
7:00pm Confirmation at St. Peter’s
May 16 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
May 18 10:30 Joyful Noisemakers
May 19 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion