8am service of Holy Communion
9:15am Sunday School / Coffee & refreshments / Middle Schoolers Triple D
10:30am service of Holy Communion Reading for Today (November 3) “Blessed are they…” says Jesus in what we call The Beatitudes. It may surprise us to find who are singled out here for blessing – the poor, the hungry, the grieving, and the excluded. Jesus follows these words of blessing by calling his disciples – including us – to a lifestyle of radical love, concluding with the most basic of all, “do to others as you would have them do to you.” Please read Luke 6:20-31.
Blessed be their memory: Today in worship we remember those who rest from their labors and are now with the Lord. Remembering his love for us on our journey, we recall those who have arrived safely at journey’s end. For their sake and ours we proclaim God’s promise of “the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.” We will read their names aloud today in remembrance. This will take place as we prepare for communion in the Great Thanksgiving prayer.
Welcome Pastor Dan Shutters, guest presider and preacher today. Pastor Shutters resides in Lake County while having spent most of his ministry in Pennsylvania. He is a person with many interests (magic!), hobbies (origami), writings (books), talents (running) and more. We welcome his sharing some of those with us today!
One Worship Service on Sunday, November 17. “WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?” Beginning at 9:00 a.m. one service, brunch and enlightening conversation awaits you! Food sign up is on the hallway bulletin board.
Nominations for Peace Lutheran Church Call Committee are now being taken. See insert for more information.
The Peace Lutheran Church Transition Team is guiding Peace through a time of listening and learning, coming together on an important faith journey, gathering key input for the Call Process. The Team consists of Jean Foltin, Ben Dahlke, Fontaine Cleary, Mark Cleary, Bruce Hodkinson, and Jason Fralish along with Pastor Dale. We are available to chat with you, responding to your questions, inviting your input as we proceed toward the pastoral call process.
Pastoral Care: If you are in need of pastoral care while Pastor Dale is away this week, please call Peace office 847-438-4400 for Tracy Katschke, or Pastor Joel Lohafer (847-358-4600), or Pastor Ruth Farrell (847-438-6441).
When you need to connect: Allison Hearst is church administrator (Tues – Friday 9am-1pm). When you need to get information, or to schedule something on the church calendar, contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Requests: We pray for those who need healing and wholeness: for Joyce Smith, Gabriel Salami, Mike Wilms, Kevin Foley, Warren Heuck, Anita Brazeau, Giselle Zanotti, Wendy Daily, April Alliston, Judy Foley and Caitlyn Jacobson. We pray for an individual for at least 4 Sunday. 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 email@example.com
Reading for next Sunday (November 10) Read Luke 20:27-38. “What is heaven like?” asks a child. Grown-ups wonder too. Lots of questions remain unanswered about heaven and the resurrected life. In this reading some religious leaders try to trap Jesus by posing an unanswerable question about heaven. The good news is that in the resurrected life we will be fully alive to God! May you have a true taste of this today, in worship, and in the week ahead.
Do you have a Lutheran Study Bible? If not, take one from the table in the narthex. Or if you know someone who might value from it, take one to give one.
Harvest Sunday – Fresh Produce Collection - Sunday, November 24th. We are once again collecting fresh produce (potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, squash, etc.- something that tends to keep a little longer) for Mt. St. Joseph. Please bring produce to church on Sunday, November 24th, and our 2nd - 5th graders will deliver it to Mt. St. Joseph that afternoon
Time and Talent: The Members’ team has emailed a digital version of the Time and Talent survey to the congregation. Please complete the survey. Paper surveys are available in the narthex for those who prefer paper. When completed, they can be placed in the collection plates on Harvest Sunday, November 24th. Thanks to all those who volunteer.
Worship Assistants Needed: As the Time and Talents survey is coming out, the Worship and Music Committee wanted to welcome anyone looking to serve during our worship services. While we can always use extra hands in any of the positions available, we particularly need help in the following areas: 8am - Greeters, 10:30am - Ushers. Feel free to reach out to Lisa or Samantha or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thanks!
Youth Director’s Office Hours: Our Youth Director is Tracy Katschke, engaged at Peace half-time, with office hours Monday - Thursday 2:30-6:30pm. She can be reached on her cell phone at other times for urgent matters; her cell phone can be accessed by calling the church office. Note: Tracy does not check her church voice mail or emails on her days off (Friday and Saturday).
2nd - 5th grade youth - Mount St. Joseph Produce Delivery - Sunday, November 24th from 11:30am to 1:00pm. We will be sorting, tallying, packing and delivering the produce donations from Harvest Sunday. After we deliver the produce to Mount St. Joseph we will go to Culver’s for lunch and ice cream. If you would like to help, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex, or email Julieta at email@example.com. 1:00pm pick up at Culver’s.
Fall Confirmation Retreat: November 8th-10th Hill in Sawyer, Michigan We will be learning about Jesus' ministry, as well as doing a service project for the camp. The cost is $125/teen, which covers lodging, meals, travel and snacks. Please see Tracy for more details if your Confirmand is interested in attending OR if YOU would like to chaperone!
Save the Date!: Dec 6th - 7th 7pm - 7am.The first-ever Confirmation lock-in! All Confirmands and friends are welcome for an evening of food, movies, games, laughter and more! Additional details will be available as the lock-in date gets closer.
Triple D (Donuts, Discussions & Devos) is Coming to Peace Lutheran!: Calling all Confirmation students! Do you have younger siblings in Sunday School? Are YOU looking for something fun to do? Come to Tracy's office for our new group, Triple D! ALL Confirmation students are welcome to attend Triple D in Tracy's office from 9:15-10:15am. We will have breakfast together, talk, play some games, offer homework help and more! It will definitely be a great way to start your Sunday!
2020 Knoxville, TN HS Mission Trip: Even though we've JUST wrapped up our trip to West Virginia, it's time to look ahead to our 2020 HS mission trip! Next year, we will be going to Knoxville, Tennessee during the week of July 19th-25th, 2020. All teens that are incoming 8th graders to graduated seniors are welcome to attend. The cost will be $200/teen, with a $50/teen deposit due in Tracy's mailbox by Friday, October 11th. The remaining $150/teen will be due in May. Please let Tracy know if your teen will be attending and if you are interested in chaperoning!
Ladies Night Out: Weds, November 13. We will meet at Mariano's in Lake Zurich at 6:30 pm. Grab a bite to eat, have some fellowship, pray for those in need and \shop for Thanksgiving dinner items needed for the Thanksgiving dinner at Culver's on Thanksgiving Day. Please see Anne Blaylock or Donna Walstrum with any questions.
CROP Hunger Walk: Susie’s Solemates raised over $900! Thank you to all who participated!
The Secret Sister’s Project: We are excited to share a new activity that we will be kicking off on Sunday, November 10th after late service. The Secret Sister’s Project is a way for the women of Peace to be the recipient of many prayers and find a new friend in the process! Sign up on the sheet in the narthex and fill in an information form and return it in the “Secret Sister Mailbox” no later than Sunday, November 3rd. You will be secretly matched up with a “sister” that will be given to you at the kick-off event in November. We ask that you pray for your sister daily and keep your “sister” a secret until the revealing luncheon in May, 2020.
Operation Warm: We are collecting money again this year. For $20, you can purchase a new coat for a child in need. All donations can be placed in the offering plate with Operation Warm on the memo line. You can also donate online at: https://giveoperationwarm.org/campaign/the-lake-zurich-area-coats-for-kids-2019-20/c236051 We are also collecting new hats and mittens for younger children (ages birth to 5) to be given out with the coats. These can be dropped off at the Operation Warm display in the narthex. Coats will be given out to children on November 16th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at The Chapel. To volunteer on the day of the event, signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a5a62ea0ff2-operation. For any questions, please contact Anne Blaylock.
Coins for Change: Do you have a bunch of coins sitting around or weighing down your pocket? We have the perfect place for them! We will be collecting any coins (and dollars!) and donating them to PADS Lake County. PADS is a homeless shelter system that includes programs for people who are on the verge of homelessness, supportive housing programs, outreach programs, family shelter, emergency overnight shelter and a day resource center. A bottle labeled Coins for Change can be found in the church office and usually on Sundays, it can be found in the narthex.! Thanks for your generosity!
Quilting Group: If you like to sew, even if you are a beginner, please join us for the next quilting group at Peace on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. We will be making quilts as well as an easy potholder that will be donated the Domus Pacis, a nonprofit that provides respite for families that have a member fighting cancer. When families are receiving services, they are given a welcome bag and the potholders will be placed in there for the families to keep when they return home. Bring your sewing machine and white or cream thread. Kits will all other materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please call Sue Koenig.
Mobile Food Pantry: the next mobile food pantry will be at the Chapel in Lake Zurich November 2 from 10-noon. If you or if someone you know is in need of food, please feel free to come. You can register that morning. If you would like to assist with unloading the truck, passing out food, working with clients or doing clean up, please see Sue Koenig.
Women's Service Event: All women are invited to attend a service event, on Wednesday, November 6 at 6p.m. to help Elly's Literacy Fund label books that are being donated to Bernie's Books, LSSI and Home of the Sparrow. Elly's Literacy Fund was created in memory of Elly Taheny, a long time member of Peace, who lead our church in musical and outreach ministries for many years. Plenty of refreshments will be provided! Please sign up in the narthex if you are planning to attend. Questions, please call Beth Piff or Sue Koenig
Feed My Starving Children: Saturday. Dec. 7. Our shift is 9- so you will need to be there by 8:45. The address in 742 East Park Ave. in Libertyville. Children must be at least 5 years old to attend. Grade school children are welcome with an adult. This is a great way to get some service hours for confirmation, National Honor Society or just because you feel called to do it! We have 20 spots reserved so sign up in the hallway now to guarantee your spot! If you have any questions, please call Sue Koenig
Mission Projects Day 2020: A big thank you to so many people who have been busy sewing and buying items for Mission Projects Day. We couldn't do this event without help from many people! If you are interested, there are still backpacks to be sewn and the kits can be found in the hallway. They should be returned by December. A revised list for items that are needed for the kits is on the bulletin board in the hallway as well. Mark your calendar now-Mission Projects Day is February 1, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m.
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. For assistance, please contact Jean Foltin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Dale.
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: Please join us at Panera Bread in Deer Park at 9:00 AM for faith-based conversation, support, and of course, coffee or tea! This year we will be reading and discussing The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, a compelling book describing the author’s journey from atheism to faith. In response to his wife’s born again Christian experience, the legal affairs and award winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune initiates a campaign to prove that the resurrection of Jesus Christ never occurred. Instead, he proves the opposite. Questions? Contact Carol Wojnarowski or Jean Foltin.
Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study: Men’s Bible Study will being meeting at 8:00am on Saturday at Dunkin’ Lake Zurich. All men are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Hand Bell Choir: Hand Bell Choir practices on Tuesday evenings 6:45 to 7:45pm at Peace then we take a break over the summer. We play 1 Sunday a month. No experience needed. Come have some musical fun.
Adult Vocal Choir: Weekly Thursday evening practices are at 7:30 in the sanctuary for all who enjoy singing in 4-part harmony. Although the ability to read music is beneficial, it's not required if you can master your part by ear. Practices conclude at 8:30 with group prayer followed by a brief fellowship time, sometimes with a snack we provide. We sing on the 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly through Mother's Day, then breaks for summer . We especially need male voices! Please join us!
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: Allison Hearst, Karen Zicco, or Bridget Heroff.
Pictorial Directory on line: A mobile version of our directory may now be accessed anytime, anywhere through our PLC website! To access it from your computer or phone, go to www.peacelutheranlz.com, scroll down to find, ‘On-line directory’, and click on it. An Access Code box will then appear; enter ‘plc19’. Questions? Contact Jean Foltin. Need to update or add personal information? Contact Kristy Bennett.
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: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Opt-Out Photo Release Forms: 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 President’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 Tim Harris
Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Kirk Swanson
Transition Team email@example.com Fontaine Cleary
This Week at Peace
November 3 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion)
November 4 7:00pm Al-Anon
November 5 6:45pm Bell Choir
November 6 9:00am Women’s Bible Study - Deer Park Panera
November 7 12:30 - 6:30pm Voice Lessons
7:30 - 8:30 Adult Choir
November 9 8:00am Men’s Bible Study at Dunkin’ LZ
10:30 Joyful Noise Makers
November 10 8:00am Worship (Holy Communion)
9:15 Sunday School
10:30am Worship (Holy Communion)