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December 3, 2017
Sunday, December 3 at 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Lessons and Carols This Sunday

Lessons and Carols December 3
8:30 am and 10:30 am

A joyous service of Word and music! In our Lessons & Carols services led by the Peace Choir and Orchestra,  we will hear alternating Scripture readings and music. Our readings will begin with the Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Messiah. These prophetic passages were written centuries before Jesus was born. Then we'll hear the powerful Christmas story, the beautiful account from the Book of Luke. Throughout, the Choir and Orchestra will present a wide range of music, from powerful anthems of celebration to poignant reminders of our need for this Babe of Bethlehem. And of course, we'll sing many of our favorite carols together.
Come and join us for this special time of worship! 
Advent Series 2017

Advent Series 2017
"Christmas With No Strings Attached!" 
Why did Jesus make His appearance at Christmas? It was to teach us a new way to love- love with no strings attached. Join us for our Advent Wednesday worship services as we examine Jesus' radical love- love for a betrayer, for a denier, for deserters, for us! 
Wednesdays December 6, 13, and 20 at 7:15 pm. 

*Come at 6:30 pm before the service and enjoy pre-service dessert!
Joybreak Christmas Brunch December 6

Joybreak Ladies Christmas Brunch
Wednesday December 6
 9:30-11:15 AM
All Ladies are invited to the Joybreak Christmas Brunch on Wednesday, December 6 at 9:30 am.  Invite a friend!
"Yuletide Joy" Concert December 10

Here's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! Join us on Sunday, December 10 at 4 pm for a "Yuletide Joy" concert featuring the DuPage Symphony Orchestra at Wentz Concert Hall,  171 E. Chicago Ave in Naperville.  Supper to follow. Contact Brad Stirtz for tickets:  
Make A Blanket For World Vision and
Get To Know LWML December 4

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League is  dedicated to sharing the Gospel and reaching out to those in our country, as well as other world countries with humanitarian and social needs. In November, our LWML ladies met at Peace to complete a beautiful fleece, no-sew blanket for World Vision. We provide the materials. It will be sent with others to countries that have been devastated by war, famine, and other natural disasters. We are planning to gather again on  Monday, December 4, 2017 at Peace at 
7:00 pm
 to continue the blanket project and to discuss other 
projects for the ministry. Among possible activities we hope to tackle this year are the bandage-rolling effort, outreach activities benefitting homeless Veterans, and  Sole Hope, a ministry providing shoes to people in Uganda. There are so many other causes we can  address  through LWML. We invite you to join us on December 4 to share your ideas and talents. 
Refreshments will be served and we will meet in Room 301. Contact Nancy Ewert at  edukatr68@yahoo.com.
Men of Peace Breakfast December 9

The December installment of our monthly breakfast is coming up on Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 am Jim Wallace will be our speaker on the topic: "Christmas in the Stars." Come hear of the astronomical connections to Christmas, along with some fabulous gingerbread pancakes.
Call a friend and bring them along for a delicious breakfast and an informative meeting!
High School Nite  December 10

Sunday, December 10 - 5:45-8 pm

All HS youth and their families are invited to join us for the  Illumination Show at the Lisle Arboretum. Please RSVP for your ticket ASAP as they will sell out fast.  Tickets are $14 per youth and $20 per adult.  We will meet at Peace and ride together to the Arboretum.  Youth may want to bring extra money for concessions. All HS youth will need to have a permission slip to attend.  Download one here. You may email Katherine Richards ( katherine@peacehome.org) to purchase your tickets or put money and permission slip in Katherine's box in the Library. 
Christmas Care and Share

Christmas Care & Share is underway!  Please consider becoming involved in one or more of the following opportunities by signing up at the Care & Share table in the Lobby:

Adopt a Family or Individual  - purchase gifts for an under-resourced family or individual. Average cost is $25-$40 per person. Details available in the Lobby.
Prayer Buddies  - pray for a family December-May.
Make a Donation  - make a financial contribution by designating a specific amount on your offering envelope or writing "Care & Share" on the memo line of your check. (NOTE: Care & Share is not a line item on Peace's budget.  It is funded solely by designated contributions to "Care & Share".)
Personal Care Products  - check out the Christmas Care & Share poster in the Lobby containing stockings filled with paper slips for specific items. (Each slip costs about $10).
Assist with set-up and/or distribution  - check out the Christmas Care & Share sign up sheets to assist with the set-up (Friday, December 8) and/or distribution of gifts (Saturday, December 9). If you have already adopted a family or individual, remember to return your gifts to the Peace Lobby by Sunday, December 3.  

Thank you for supporting Care & Share.  Our families are so appreciative of all we do for them. 
Old CDs Requested for Preschool Project

We want your old CDs!
The Peace Preschool is working on a Christmas craft project and would love to have your old CDs. If you would like to contribute to this project, please put the CDs in the basket on the desk outside the Preschool Office. Thank you!

In This Newsletter

Worship Schedule 

Advent Services
Wednesdays 7:15 pm
December 6
December 13
December 20

Christmas Eve
Communion Service 10 am
Family Service 4:30 pm
Candlelight Services
7:30 pm and 9:00 pm

Christmas Day
10:00 am

New Year's Eve Morning
8:30 am & 10:30 am
"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel." ~Isaiah 7:14