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Peace Lutheran Church of Lake Zurich, Illinois is member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and a Christian church for the entire family. Through our worship and ministry, we offer the Gospel of Jesus Christ, friendships, a place to care and be cared for, celebration and hope, and opportunities for growth in faith in Jesus Christ. Our services feature traditional hymns with an emphasis on examining Jesus’ role in your life. We believe that God is constantly calling and gathering people into a growing community of believers. We are committed and called to invite people like you to join us in growing with God and with each other as an active member of this congregation.

Prints of Peace – February 11th, 2017

  • Dried Palms: We need your old dried palm crosses from previous Palm Sundays in order to burn them for ashes for Ash Wednesday (March 1.) Please deposit them in the basket on the table in the narthex.
  • Spaghetti Dinner – Save the Date: Our annual spaghetti dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017! This is the first of two fundraisers for our mission trip to Lexington, SC. Stay tuned for more details and sign-ups! Please turn in any auction donations to Tracy by Wednesday, March 1st. If there are any questions, please contact Tracy.
  • Adult Mission Trip 2017: This year, Peace Lutheran and Living Lord churches will again be joining forces to help those impacted by natural disasters. June 11-17 we will be serving in the greater Detroit area damaged by flooding in both 2014 and 2016. Community service and construction project opportunities will be available. Don’t miss this impactful, rewarding experience. Family and friends are welcome to join the mission trip, you do not have to be a member of either church, you simply need to want to serve.  At the meeting a nonrefundable deposit of $25 made out to Living Lord Lutheran Church reserves your spot. Final payments won’t be due until May.  To sign up or for more information, please contact Lia Brilando at lbrilando22@gmail.com or by phone at 847-287-1960.
  • Chili Cook-Off: Coming Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 5:30pm. Who has the best chili? Let’s find out!  Sign up to bring your chili and all will vote to pick the winner.  It’s a fun way to spend a cold winter evening.  Stay afterwards to see Peace’s many gifted performers at the Talent Show at 6:30. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex.  If you have questions, contact Kristy Bennett, (847) 725-0570 or Kari Mrazek (847) 726-2716.
  • Servant Opportunity: We need someone to be point person for Amazon Smiles. This is a great program to raise money for our youth ministry by having our parishioners do their Amazon purchasing through Amazon Smiles. The responsibilities would include quarterly tracking of income, and occasional announcements.
  • Servant Opportunity: We are looking for someone to lead “Open Hands, Open Hearts,” which helps a congregation consider what it needs to do to strengthen how it educates/cultivates generosity as an outgrowth of Christian life. All settings of congregational life are examined, with a view to also determine what the congregation is willing to do to make any changes. This person would work with consultant Mark Vincent, who works with churches in groups through Facebook. Our volunteer would need to be Facebook savvy, and have an interest in stewardship. This is a wonderful opportunity for our congregation. Please let Pastor Mark or Cathy Malloy know if you are interested.
  • Pastor Mark Away: Pastor Mark will be away on vacation from Wednesday, February 15 through Tuesday, February 21. If you need a pastor during this time, please call Pastor Joel Lohafer of Christ Lutheran, Palatine at 847-358-4600. Pastor Mark will be returning any messages on Wednesday, February 22.

Join us for Mission Projects Day!

A Peace Lutheran Church Annual Outreach Tradition

Saturday, February 4th 2017 from 9a until 12p

Baby Care, School, and Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief
Quilt Tying
Fleece Blanket Tying
Project Linus Tying
Pillow Stuffing for Hospice
Global Health Ministries — Rolled Bandages
Operation Gratitude — Para Cord Survival Bracelets
Craft for Silverado and Lexington
Cards for Kids and the Troops
Pillow for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)
Supplies for The Safe Place

Refreshments will be provided

Bring your friends and family!

Prints of Peace — January 22nd, 2017

  • Congressional Meeting next Sunday, January 29th at 9am. We’ll be voting on a budget and a Nominating Committee. Be there!
  • An evening of musical fun to benefit adult mission outreach efforts. A folk rock concert featuring local acoustic guitarists and singers has been scheduled for Saturday, January 28th at 7:00 PM in the church sanctuary. A free will donation will be collected; proceeds will be directed to the Detroit flood recovery organization our adult mission trip group will be serving next summer.
  • Adult Mission Trip Meeting: Lynn Marinelli will be holding an informational meeting on January 29th at noon at Living Lord Lutheran Church in Bartlett, which is located on the west side of Route 59 at 1044 W Congress Drive in Bartlett. This year, Peace Lutheran and Living Lord churches will again be joining forces to help those impacted by natural disasters. June 11-17 we will be serving in the greater Detroit area damaged by flooding in both 2014 and 2016. At the meeting, a nonrefundable deposit of $25 made out to Living Lord Lutheran Church reserves your spot. Final payments won’t be due until May. To sign up or for more information, please contact Lia Brilando at lbrilando22@gmail.com or by phone at 847-287-1960.

Full newsletter is here.

Prints of Peace – January 15th, 2017

  • The next youth group meeting will be Sunday, January 22nd at 7pm! We will spend some time discussing the spaghetti dinner and auction, so please bring your ideas.
  • Speaking of which, our annual spaghetti dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017! This is the first of two fundraisers for our mission trip to Lexington, SC. Stay tuned for more details and sign-ups!
  • Quilters will meet Saturday, January 21st from 8:00am-12:00pm. Please join us to help finish projects for Mission Day.
  • An evening of musical fun to benefit adult mission outreach efforts. A folk rock concert featuring local acoustic guitarists and singers has been scheduled for Saturday, January 28th at 7:00 PM in the church sanctuary. A free will donation will be collected; proceeds will be directed to the Detroit flood recovery organization our adult mission trip group will be serving next summer.
  • ELCA $1M World Hunger Initiative: Thank you to the 25 families who participated in purchasing animals/fruit tree seedlings/mosquito nets, etc. during the holiday season.  Through your generous donations we raised $1,250 towards stomping out world hunger!  You are awesome!!

Here’s the full version.

Rock the Night Away!

Looking for an activity to brighten the long, dark days of winter? Well look no further! Join us for an evening of musical fun, fellowship, and fundraising — local acoustic guitarists and singers will not disappoint as they entertain with music from the 70s and 80s. Come to Peace Lutheran on January 28th, at 7p. More information is in this flyer.

Prints of Peace — December 17th, 2016

  • Christmas Worship Schedule:
  • High School Youth Group Christmas Party: Our Christmas party has been rescheduled for today at 7pm! Please wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and bring two wrapped white elephant gifts for one of our games. Snacks will be provided, so be ready for a night of fun!
  • Children’s Christmas Pageant: Everyone is invited to the Sunday school performance of “Signs of Christmas” Sunday, December 18th @ 3pm. There are signs of Christmas all around: lights on houses, wreaths on doors, Christmas trees shining through windows, and shoppers at the mall. This musical reminds us all that these signs point to Jesus, who came to earth as a baby in a manger. Light refreshments will be served after the show. Contact natalie1234@att.net or Lhopman@comcast.net with any questions.
  • Seamstresses needed: If you are looking for an easy service project you can do at home, sign up and sew pillow covers to be used at Mission Project Day in February.  They need to be returned to the church by Jan. 15th. The pillow covers (with thread and directions) can be found in the narthex along with the sign up sheet. Thank you!

Prints of Peace — November 19th, 2016

  • 2nd–5th Grade Youth: Mount St. Joseph Produce Delivery — Sunday, November 20th from 11:30am – 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 head to Culver’s for lunch and ice cream. Pick up will be at Culver’s at 1:00pm.
  • Pie Fellowship Hosted by Peace Confirmation Class: Please join our Confirmation class for a pie fellowship on Sunday, November 20th! An array of pies and coffee will be served in Fellowship Hall by our Confirmands after the Thanksgiving Ecumenical service, which will take place at 7pm. Please join us for an evening of fellowship as we kick off Thanksgiving week!
  • High School Youth Group Bingo day at Silverado: Our HS Youth Group is continuing their “season of giving!” We will be meeting at Peace by 2:45pm on Sunday, November 20th so we can have a Bingo day with the seniors at Silverado! We will be there from 3-4:15pm and all are welcome to join us for a fun afternoon!
  • Spaghetti Dinner – Save the Date! Our annual spaghetti dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017! This is the first of two fundraisers for our mission trip to Lexington, SC. Stay tuned for more details and sign-ups!
  • Holiday Happening! All adults of Peace are welcome to help usher in the Christmas season at our festive holiday party, held December 4th, 2016 from 6p to 9p at Kari and Joe Mrazek’s home at 522 Tall Grass Circle, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.  Please sign up in the narthex and indicate what food items you can bring and of course bring your singing voice and good cheer as well!  Questions?  Call Allison Hearst (847-224-9455).
  • Advent Family Craft & Breakfast will be on Sunday, November 27, from 9:15-10:15 in the fellowship room.  All members and friends are welcome to participate.  A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex. Please contact LHOPMAN@comcast.net with any questions.

Prints of Peace – November 6th, 2016

  • Daylight Saving Time ends! Don’t forget to set your clocks back!
  • High School Youth Group: Our next meeting will be this today, November 6th at 7pm! We will be kicking off a “Season of Giving” by sending care packages to our college students! All are welcome!
  • High School Mission Trip Deposits: Our high school youth group will be going to Lexington, SC for their mission trip during the week of July 22nd-30th! If you are interested in attending or chaperoning, please let Tracy McClure know ASAP. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due by November 11th.
  • Holiday Happening! All adults of Peace are welcome to help usher in the Christmas season at our festive holiday party, held December 4th, 2016 from 6p to 9p at Kari and Joe Mrazek’s home at 522 Tall Grass Circle, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.  Please sign up in the narthex and indicate what food items you can bring and of course bring your singing voice and good cheer as well!  Questions?  Call Allison Hearst (847-224-9455).
  • Thank you everyone that helped make last Sundays Breakfast at PADS at Messiah in Wauconda a success!  We appreciated the food that was donated from members of the church; we were able to buy breakfast sandwiches, potatoes and pancakes for 23 guests. Thank you also to Sue Koenig, Ciara Thompson and Carol Sullivan for setting up and serving breakfast at 5:15am. If you would like to help next time (Sunday January 29), please contact Beth Piff at 847-361-0429/bpiff@aol.com.
  • Ladies Night Out – Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00pm:  We will meet at Mariano’s in Lake Zurich and have dinner. After dinner, we will be shopping at Mariano’s with Thrivent Action Team grant money for food for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Culver’s. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please contact Emily Kunschke with any questions ekunschke@hotmail.com

Full newsletter here.

Prints of Peace – October 23rd, 2016

  • Congressional meeting went well! Thanks for coming out.
  • Peace has signed up for Amazon Smiles! When you shop at Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase will go to Peace’s Youth Programs. Please go here to elect Peace Lutheran Church as your charity. Each time you want to shop, you must go to www.smile.amazon.com first. You will see “Supporting: Peace Lutheran Church” under the search box if you’ve done this correctly.
  • Please sign up for Manna Cards, which donates a percentage of gift card sales to Peace. Example: you buy a $25 gift card to Jewel for your weekly shopping. You pay $25 and get a $25 gift card, and Peace gets $4…how cool!
  • Joint Christ Lutheran/Peace Lutheran Service Project – 10/30/16: Hurricane Matthew devastated much of Haiti, Cuba and the US East Coast earlier in the month. As a way to help, the youth from Peace Lutheran and Christ Lutheran in Palatine will be making fleece blankets to send via Lutheran World Relief. All congregation members are welcome to join us Sunday, October 30th at 12:30p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A pizza lunch will be provided!
  • Fall Bake Sale, Sunday, October 23rd: The proceeds will go towards holding the reservation at Lutherdale for the Women’s retreat. There will be homemade caramel apples and much more! See you there!
  • Breakfast Sunday October 30th at PADS: Sunday morning, October 30th, volunteers from Peace Lutheran Church will be serving breakfast at the PADS (Public Action To Deliver Shelter) at Messiah Lutheran Church in Wauconda and then cleaning up the site after the guests leave. Volunteers are needed from 4-6am to help with breakfast and 6-7:30am to help with clean up. If you would like to join us or help with some of the groceries please sign up on the Social Outreach board in the hallway. Any questions, please call or email Beth Piff (847-361-0429).

Full publication here.

Prints of Peace – September 18th, 2016

  • Thank you, all who came to our Rally Day celebration last week. The weather was perfect, the food was good, and our friends and family all had a good time.
  • Confirmation classes will continue to be held on Wednesdays from 7-8:15pm. Our 2016-2017 year will begin this week on Wednesday, September 21st!
  • Senior High Youth Group Kick-off: Our first event of the year will take place today, Sunday, September 18th! We will be going to Congo River mini-golf in Hoffman Estates and then out for ice cream! Please be at Peace by 6pm and be ready for a competitive evening! Parents: Another driver who is over the age of 21 is needed for this event. If you can help, please contact Tracy McClure.
  • Oktoberfest: Pot-luck and fire pit September 24, 4:30pm: Family Pot Luck continues with Oktoberfest theme!  Plan on a fire and an evening on the Patio. BYOB. Please bring outdoor seating, a German/Oktoberfest themed dish to pass and any outdoor activities that may be fun. Contact Cathy Malloy with any questions or concerns.
  • LifeSource Blood Drive on Sunday, September 25th: Did you know that every two seconds, someone needs blood? Please come out and help donate between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm in the LifeSource van that will be conveniently located in our church parking lot! Thank you for helping to save a life and making a difference in our community. Contact Sandy Hanna or Jean Foltin with any questions you may have.