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February 3, 2019
Superbowl Cookie Sale This Sunday
After the service this Sunday, stop by the Lobby for the High School Workcamp Superbowl  Cookie Fundraiser! 
Shop early and get your favorite cookie to share with family and friends during the big game. All proceeds support the upcoming Workcamp Mission Trip this summer.
Adult Ed Studies February Sundays 9:30 
Guiding Families of LGBT & Loved Ones Great Room
Join Pastor Marty the Sundays of February and March as we work through a resource called Guiding Families of LGBT+ LOVED ONES: For Every Pastor And Parent And All Who Care . This was 
produced by 
Lead Them Home , a Christian ministry with a conservative understanding of sexuality and marriage, but also a commitment to love and guide the LGBT youth growing up in churches like Peace. This class requires both registration and purchase of the workbook  Guiding Families .  Register online by clicking here or call the Church Office. Workbooks are $20 each (couples can share).

Spiritual Stamina for Every Season Room 305
February 3, 10, 17
The prophet Elijah was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God amidst the highs and lows of life. We'll explore some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped him persevere in faith. As we study his life, we'll discover ways we can grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that helps us thrive in every season.
Facilitated by Katherine Richards.
Explore God - Join The Discussion!
Explore God - We All Have Questions.  
Have you seen the signs and billboards around Chicago and the suburbs? Explore God is a community initiative to encourage people to learn more about God in a very personal and real way.  Churches, like Peace, want those who have questions or doubts to feel that they can come and explore who God is in a safe place.
Peace will be participating in this amazing community outreach in February by hosting a discussion group on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Our first discussion session will be February 4. This discussion group will be a
4-week study on Knowing God. This opportunity is open to everyone - whether you are new to the Christian faith or have been a long-time Christian - we all have questions.  It's also a great opportunity to bring a friend who has questions or learn how to initiate and engage in faith conversations with others.  A sign-up will be in the Lobby.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Katherine Richards: katherine@peacehome.org. 
Blanket-Making Event February 5
Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) and the Women's Evening Bible Study will co-host a Blanket Making event at Peace on Tuesday , February 5 at 7:00 pm.  The goal of this event is to create as many No-Sew blankets as possible for Lutheran World Relief. The need continues to grow with many areas entering cold, winter months ahead.
Sewing supplies will be provided. If you want to purchase a blanket kit (55" x70"), JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Michael's has a great selection of kits and/or fleece material. A devotion and light refreshment will be shared. Please let Nancy Ewert know if you will attend this Outreach event: edukatr68@yahoo.com
We will meet in the Great Room. See you there!

Men's Breakfast February 9
Men's Breakfast February 9
Our next monthly breakfast is coming up on Saturday, February 9
at 8:00 am. We will start into Tony Dungy's Bible Study " Quiet Strength." This is a great study based on Tony's experience as a Christian leader of men. We'll plan to cover several chapters in our meetings this spring. Chef Jim & crew will whip up another culinary masterpiece. Join us and bring a friend!
Uganda Presentation February 10
Ugandan Missions Lunch Presentation February 10

Mark and Megan Mantey are two of our Peace-sponsored missionaries working in Uganda. Megan will be here at Peace to share a bit about their exciting work in Africa. Join us on Sunday February 10 at 11:30 am for a light lunch and a mission update from Megan! Please RSVP by signing up on the Events Counter in the Lobby or by clicking here
High School Winter Retreat Register Now
Timber-lee High School Retreat
February 15-17, 2019
Registration starts now!
Mark your calendars! We have the dates set for our  annual High School Retreat to Camp Timberlee. Camp Timberlee is a Christian camp located  in West Troy, WI not far from Lake Geneva area. The staff there host several retreats in the winter for Youth Groups.  Feel free to check them out at their website: www.timber-lee.com
Cost is $110.
Registration Form  
What To Bring
For information on what to bring, please check this link.
Please put all forms and payment in Andrew Crist's box in the Library by February 6. Space is limited - so don't wait to sign up!
Would You Be A Prayer Buddy?
We Need 5 more Care & Share Prayer Buddies!
For those of you who have agreed to be a Prayer Buddy for one of our Care & Share families, we would like to graciously thank you for your commitment. If you are not already a Prayer Buddy or if you would like to also pray for another family, then we have 5 families who need a Prayer Buddy. Some families will send us particular prayer requests, but we all can use a prayer for God's love and strength. Also, an encouraging card about once a month would be nice, but not required. Your name and the family's name will remain anonymous to each other,  and C&S can provide you with a card and mailing! We keep in touch with these families only until May 1. If you would like to be assigned a family from our Care & Share list, please contact Jeanne Koepke for more information:  eriksma@att.net or (630) 624-6997.
Coins For Caring Network
Coins For Caring Network
Pregnancy centers such as Caring Network Illinois bring
life-affirming resources to their communities, and empower women and men to choose life for their unborn children. Out in the Lobby, the
Coins for Caring Network display is available offering baby bottles to be taken home, filled with pocket change, and returned to Peace by March 1. The money collected will be delivered to Caring Network to help hundreds of women and save countless lives. Please remember to stop by the Lobby table and pick up your baby bottle today as we celebrate God's gift of Life!
(When you return your filled bottle, please hand it in to an usher. Thank you!)

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Worship with your Family of Peace

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Path 2019
Join your Family of Peace as we read the 
Bible in 2019.
The Path: 

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."
~Colossians 3:23