What's Happening at Peace?
Weekly e-newsletter

March 4, 2018
 
 
NIU Steel Band Concert This Saturday!

Steel Band Concert! The Northern Illinois Steel Band is coming to Peace for a concert this  Saturday evening, March 3 at 7:00 pm. This award-winning group is one of the top steel bands in the world! Please put this exciting event on your calendar. Tickets are available now, $15 for adults, $7 for youth 18 and under, $40 for family tickets. Contact Brad Stirtz: brad@peacehome.org or the Church Office.
Women's Spiritual Renewal Workshop March 10
Please Register Now

Join us! Saturday, March 10

Our workshop, led by Julie Roys, promises to be an encouraging time! Julie's recently published book, "Redeeming the Feminine Soul" will be the basis for our day. She will dive into Scripture and facilitate our discussion as we discover God's design for womanhood and the surprising, empowering message Scripture holds for women of all ages. 

Tickets are $35 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Check-in and breakfast  at 8 am. 
Workshop from 9 am to 3 pm.  
Download a brochure here.
For more information contact Katherine Richards at 630.627.1101 or katherine@peacehome.org. 
Register Online Here
Coins For CareNet
Beginning This Sunday...
CareNet is one of the missions supported by the Peace congregation. For over 35 years, CareNet has been bringing love and compassion to anyone impacted by an unplanned pregnancy, in addition to providing other support and counseling.


Please stop by the display in the Lobby on Sunday and take a baby bottle to fill and find out more about this amazing ministry.
Thank you!
Men of Peace Breakfast March 10

Our monthly breakfast is coming up on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 am. CareNet is our March "mission of the month," and Dimitra Cornwell will be our guest speaker. She will give us a bit of background on what CareNet does, and share some wonderful personal stories of what God is doing through this excellent ministry. Chef Jim will prepare a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Call a friend and bring them along!
PADS at Peace

A decision has been made regarding the PADS program here at Peace.
For more information, please see the attached letter. 
Flower Fundraiser Deadline March 7

Please support the High School Flower Fundraiser to raise funds for their upcoming mission trip to Erie PA this July. The deadline to order flowers is Wednesday, March 7. Return completed forms along with full payment to the 'Protis" mailbox.
Delivery Date: Saturday, May 5 11 am-12 pm. Thank you!
March Sermon Series

"Forbidden Fruit"
The Devil made me do it.
I was seduced by the Dark Side.
We make lots of excuses for why we give in to temptation, but what's the real story?  Join us Sundays in March as we talk about that attraction of sin. Can I tempt you to join us?
Adult Ed Study March 4 & 11

Join us for Adult Ed on March 4 & 11 at
9:30 am as we look at "Creation, Evolution, and Biblical Inerrancy."


We will be viewing and discussing a panel discussion by the Reasons To Believe staff where they touch on subjects that are potential stumbling blocks for believers and non-believers alike.

Lenten Series 2018
Do you have a plan for your growth in faith?  Or do you expect that just to happen on its own?  Join us the Wednesdays in Lent for Pastor Marty's series " Basic Training" , and learn how to add intentional  spiritual disciplines to your walk with the Lord.
Lenten Services begin at 7:15 pm through March 21.
Join Us For Dinner During Lent

Join us for dinner during Lent!
Take the night off from cooking and join us for dinner Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm in the Lobby before the Lenten worship service. See you there!
(All meals are hosted by the various ministry groups here at Peace.)  
March 7 Sloppy Joes & Fixins ' hosted by the Family of Peace
March 14  - "Irish Surprise"  hosted by the Ladies of Women's Evening Bible Study
March 21  - Chili Dinner  hosted by the Men of Peace

Can you help? We are looking for helpers with our Lenten Dinner on Wednesday, March 7.  A sign-up sheet is located in the Lobby on the Events Counter.  Please consider signing up to bring a food item or to help serve that evening.  We have Sloppy Joes and side dishes on the menu.  For more information, please contact Katherine Richards.
Make A Blanket For World Vision March 5

Join the Ladies of LWML on  Monday, March 5 at 7:00 pm  to continue creating no-sew blankets for World Vision. If you find a blanket kit that would serve adults or children, please feel free to bring it to the meeting. All supplies for making blankets are provided. A devotion and light refreshments will be available, as well. We will meet in the Library. Please contact Nancy Ewert at  630.234.7130  if you can join us.
Easter Care and Share Clothing Drive

Our Easter Care & Share event will be held on  Saturday, March 24. We are collecting clean, gently-worn Spring and Summer clothes and shoes, reading books for children ages 5-10 years, and cleaning  supplies for the 42 families. Please check the Care & Share poster in the Lobby for slips for purchasing cleaning supplies. Books and cleaning supplies may be placed in the gray bins in the Lobby.  Clothing and shoes may be placed in the Peace trailer which is parked in the main lot. 
Donations accepted through March 18.
Contact Nancy Ewert at 630.234.7130.
Thank You Peace Family!
Kudos to the People of Peace for Living Generously!  

18 fleece blankets were hand made, and 9 diaper backpacks were completely filled - all for foster children as they are placed in new homes by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.  Several additional blankets were made for the LWML World Relief project.  Thanks to all who gave of their time, talent, and treasure to complete this Thrivent Action Project
sponsored by Women's Evening Bible Study (WEBS).

Stephen Ministry
Caring Support When You Need It

During this time of love, we think of our greatest love, God. But not everyone experiences this love. If you know of someone who could use someone who will listen, care, encourage, support and remind you of Christ's presence in your life, please contact one of the members of our Stephen Ministry Team:

Cheryl Esmail (cresmail1@aol.com)
Marty Hufford
(marty@peacehome.org)
Kerby Kerber
(kerber@inlandgroup.com)
Stephen Kinczyk
(stephen.kinczyk@gmail.com)  
Darlene Miele
(admiele@comcast.net )
Ramona Robert
(monibob@yahoo.com)
Jean Romer-Kenealy
(jeaneromer@sbcglobal.net)
Jan Sladek
(janissladek11@gmail.com)
Lenten Devotions

Don't forget to pick up your copy of Lenten Devotions at the Welcome Center. It's never too late to focus on the sacrifice that Jesus made for each one of us and to prepare our hearts for the coming Easter celebration.



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Worship with your Family of Peace

Sunday
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9:30-10:30 am 
Education Hour



"Live The Love"
 at Peace.
It's a simple and     powerful idea.
It's the people of Peace, united in love for Jesus Christ, reflecting His great love in service to others.  
It challenges all church members to put their Christian faith 
into action.
Grasp the opportunities God provides to 
"Change Lives with 
The Love of Jesus"  wherever it is needed, around the globe or across the street!
to read stories of how people are
"Living The Love"!

Path 2017
 
Join your Family of Peace as we read the 
Bible in 2018.
The Path: 
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."
~Colossians 3:23