Peace Lutheran Church Port Byron, IL

News and Events

April 2019 at a Glance

April 3 Lenten Dinner 6:00 p.m., Church Service 7:00 p.m.
April 7 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
April 10 Lenten Dinner 6:00 p.m., Church Service 7:00 p.m
April 14 Church Service 10:15 a.m., Birthday Sunday/quilting after service
April 18 Maundy Thursday Church Service 7:00 p.m.
April 19 Good Friday Community Worship 7:00 p.m., Port Byron Methodist
April 20 Set up for Egg Hunt/Easter Breakfast 7:00 p.m. April 21 Easter Breakfast/Egg Hunt 8:00-9:45 a.m., Church Service 10:15 a.m.
April 28 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
April 29 Deadline for newsletter April 30 Book Club/Dunkin Donuts Silvis 4:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt Preparation-Those that would like to help hide eggs and set up for the Easter Breakfast, please join us on Saturday, April 20th at 700 p.m. Come join in the fun, any questions contact Gary Pearsall.

Easter Breakfast-The Easter Festival at Peace Lutheran Church will begin with a congregational breakfast at 8:00-9:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 21st.  We are planning a special breakfast and a freewill offering will be received.  Please come and join us for a morning of fun and fellowship.  If you have any questions please contact Gary Pearsall.

Easter Lily Orders-Easter Lilies will be available for order this year through April 7th.  Cost per plant is $8.00.  Please see the order form in the narthex.  Contact Laurie Smith with any questions.

Food Pantry-Great results in March for donations to Messiah Food Pantry.  Keep it up! Donations for April will be the same as March-Hamburger Helpers, Canned Meat, Chili, Spaghettios.  Thanks for your help!

Book Club- 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 30th at Dunkin Donuts in Silvis.  The book is "By the Numbers" by Jen Lancaster.

Choir Practice will be immediately after church services when scheduled

Birthday Sunday List. The list is on the bulletin board in the narthex.  Please consider sharing this opportunitiy to serve your church family.

The Prayer Chain is up and running. To request prayer chain activation please contact Pastor Gwen at 309-523-2296.

Worship Times

Sunday Service:
10:15 AM

Pastor Gwen H. Sefrhans-Murphy

Our new Pastor Gwen H. Sefrhans-Murphy was born in Rockford, IL. She was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Rockford, IL. She graduated from Ripon College, in Ripon, WI, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She served as Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo from Sept. 2010 until Feb. 2017.

She lives in Silvis with her husband Brian Murphy, daughter Lucy, and their two dogs and two cats.

Some of her favorite Bible stories are where God uses unexpected people to bear witness to God and do great things. She loves to read, swim, run and be outside walking the dogs.

Pastor's Contact Info

Phone: 309-523-2295
Email: peacepbpastor