Prints of Peace
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Sunday Worship Video
Peace Lutheran’s Sunday Service Schedule
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. September 19 - Services of Holy Communion*
⭐9:00 a.m. September 26 - Special Service of Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. October 3 - Animal Blessing and Services of Holy Communion*
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. October 10 - Services of Holy Communion*
*Note that only the 8:00 a.m. service will be live streamed and available on YouTube.
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Announcements for Sunday, September 19, 2021
Service of Holy Communion
Updated COVID Protocols
Rally Day Schedule
Fall Service Schedule
A Pastoral Note On Discontinuing Virtual Communion
Cares & Concerns
Faith Formation Updates
SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION
UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS
The PPC adopted the following updated protocols based on the new IDPH and CDC guidelines:
1. Effective immediately, masks will be required when inside the church whether you are vaccinated or not. This includes worship services, small groups, Sunday school, etc.
2. During regular outdoor services masks are not required if you can maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more. When engaged with others or in close proximity with others, masks should be worn whether you are vaccinated or not. Children coming forward for the children's word, should wear a mask.
*Be mindful that everyone has different comfort levels with proximity and physical contact.
*You are welcome to respond throughout the service and sing.
VIRTUAL OPTION ON YOUTUBE
Click here to begin the livestream at 8:00 a.m. or to access the recording at a later time!
Rescheduled! Our special service of Holy Communion has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. Join us as we discuss the work of the strategic planning committee and discern our direction for the future together. Communion will be celebrated with Moravian Lovefeast buns. Gluten free options are available, and snacks will be provided for anyone who would prefer not to commune. You can call the church office with any questions. We are looking forward to this service as we dive into another year of ministry and worship together!
FALL SERVICE SCHEDULE
This Sunday, September 19, we are returning to our regular service schedule. Services will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Fellowship/Education Hour from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. The 8:00 a.m. service will be live streamed on YouTube and will be available as a recording immediately following the service. We will continue gathering outdoors as long as weather permits. Please contact Pastor Daniel or a member of the PPC with any questions, thoughts, or concerns.
A PASTORAL NOTE ON DISCONTINUING VIRTUAL COMMUNION
Communion is a meal that is best celebrated in-person. When eating and drinking together has not been safe or advisable, we’ve adapted by celebrating communion live over Zoom. This fall, we are moving to a one-way broadcast of the 8:00 a.m. service on YouTube which will be available later as a recording. I believe this is the right time to discontinue the practice of virtual communion given the dislocation not only in space but in time that comes with one-way broadcasting. Instead, please contact me about scheduling a modified home visit to receive the bread and the wine we use in the Sunday celebration. I can be reached at email@example.com or at (847) 438-4400.
CARES & CONCERNS
We pray for one another: We pray for those who need healing, safety and God’s watchful care. This week we pray for Mike Wilms, Kim Wilkinson, Kyle, Jeff Peterson, Maria Lopez, Sara Stroud, Kathryn Roberts, Greg, Nancy, Karen, Mary Faith, Stefanie Byk, George Kohl, and Jack.
Would you or someone you know like to be added to our weekly prayer list? Email your prayer request to Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you available to provide meals, lawn mowing or transportation to MD appointments? Reach out to Caring Tree Coordinator Judy at email@example.com.
Wednesday Weeders (a women’s group) meets Wednesdays -- weather permitting -- from 6-7 pm at church to remove weeds and water plants, primarily in the back lawn and labyrinth. BYO weeding tools, kneeling pad, and drink. We hope you'll stay for fellowship at the fire pit from 7-8 pm. Call Beth Piff if you have questions. Thank you for joining us!
Quilting: The quilters will be meeting on Saturday, September 25th at 9am in the fellowship room. We will be working on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. We have some that are ready to be layered, some of us are working on another top, and we have material that can be cut to be used in another top. Anyone is welcome to come. If you have any questions, contact Carol Wojnarowski
FAITH FORMATION UPDATES
Sunday school opportunity!! Sunday school resumes on September 12 and the Christian Education team needs teachers and substitutes. You can volunteer for teaching a group all year or get a team of 2-3 adults together to share the joy! Substitutes are helpful to fill in any Sundays that a teacher is unable to attend. The fringe benefits are priceless:) Contact Natalie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Liz (Lhopman@comcast.net) with any questions.
Join your friends for the first confirmation class of the year on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. where we will get introduced to Martin Luther.
Seeking Female Middle School Small Group Leader. Do you have 5 hours a week to accompany a small group on their faith journey? Do you enjoy digital storytelling, games, and learning something new? Then being a middle school small group leader might be for you! Please contact Pastor Daniel with any questions or interest.
Adult Forum: We will resume Adult Forum on Sunday, September 19 at 9:15 a.m. Come ready to discuss the schedule for the year!
Women’s Bible Study: We are continuing to read “From Widows to Warriors” by Lynn Japinga. It is a study of 40 women from the Old Testament. It has been very interesting and thought provoking. We meet on Tuesday at 9am in the church coffee room. If you have any questions, contact Carol Wojnarowski. New participants are always welcome.
Rally Day Update: Thank you to all who attended Rally Day!! We had a great mini youth meeting, played bags and croquet, had many winners in the raffle and made a semi-successful attempt at being the "Bubble Guy"!
First Youth Group Meeting Sept. 19: Our first youth group meeting will be this Sunday, September 19th from 4-6pm. This week we will be helping to sew school bags for Mission Projects Day (no sewing skills necessary!). We will also be taking time to interview the new youth director! If you are interested and have not yet RSVP'd feel free to reach out to email@example.com.
Youth Garden Food Donation UPDATE: The youth garden hit a huge milestone this week...over 200 pounds of fresh produce donated! This past week another 34.06 pounds of produce was donated bringing our total to 200.42 pounds! Items donated have included carrots, beets, a LOT of tomatoes (grape, cherry, Big Boy and Roma), zucchini and cucumber.
Community Garden Help Needed!: The Peace community garden is thriving and looks beautiful! However, our teens need some help with tending the garden: watering, weeding and harvesting (when the plants are ready). Please let Grace Trumbull know if you are interested and available to help!
Blood Drive Update: Thank you to all that donated (or attempted to!) blood at our annual blood drive on Sept. 12. There were 18 donations! The need for blood is very high right now so the donations will go to good use in helping to save people’s lives. Remember if you were not able to donate, you can still go to a Vitalant site in the community (see website for locations) and give them the code LZ50 and Peace will still get credit for your donation. If you did donate, you should be eligible to donate in 8 weeks (and can give the previous code to them) to let Vitalant know of our ongoing efforts to help the blood supply.
Feed My Starving Children Event: Our next packing event will be on November 13th from 9-11 at the Libertyville packing site. We have 20 spots reserved. Anyone over the age of 5 can volunteer, however, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4CACA722A4FF2-feed
Service Day at Camp Lutherdale in Elk Horn, WI: Has been cancelled for 9/25. We will try to reschedule in the spring at their regular camp clean up day.
If you would still like to donate school supplies, we will continue to take items for the school kits that we assemble on our Mission Day in February. Needed items are: wide-ruled notebooks (70 pages), rulers, pencils, blue/black pens, pink erasers, pencil sharpeners, crayons, and child-sized scissors. Neutral or solid colors are best for all items. All items can be left in the bin at church.
This has been a very difficult time for many people in our world.
Haiti, an already very poor country that has been struggling to meet the needs of its citizens, was recently hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed over 1,400 people. Many more were injured. At least 26,00 homes were damaged or destroyed. Following the earthquake, Haiti was then hit by Tropical Storm Grace making the situation even more challenging.
The western part of the United States has been hit by multiple wildfires this summer due to a prolonged drought and extreme heat waves. Thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes and leave behind many of their belongings and businesses. Over 500,000 acres have been destroyed already and the wildfires continue to spread rapidly.
This week Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans. The wind, torrential rains and strong storm surge and flooding have caused unbelievable hardships for the people in the south. Electricity is not expected to be restored for many weeks. Immediate needs are for basic necessities like food, water and shelter and medical attention. The long term needs will be extensive and recovery will take years.
How can you help? First, pray for all people affected by disasters. Ask God to lift these people up and help get them what they need. Second, donate money! Thank you for your consideration! Here are some organizations you might want to consider:
ELCA-Donate to Lutheran World Relief or Lutheran Disaster Response through the ELCA. You can specify the disaster you want your donation to go to or you can indicate the money should go to where it is most needed. You can send a check to ELCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield VA 22116-8009 with the check written out to Lutheran Disaster Response. Or you can call a donation in to 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5 pm Central time.
American Red Cross-you can also specify a cause for your donation. By mail, send checks to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or by phone 1-800-HELPNOW (1-800-435-7669.
How to Give Your Offerings
Thank you as you continue your generous contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. If you have an offering envelope, you may mail it in or drop it off in the church office before you leave. You may contribute electronically by scanning the QR Code to the left or visiting www.peacelutheranlz.com and clicking on “make a donation”. You may also contribute electronically using your own bank website “sent-payment” feature or by downloading and using the app we recommend: https://giveplushelp.vancopayments.com/
Peace Lutheran Church
1050 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047