Peace Lutheran Church Port Byron, IL

News and Events

January 2018 at a Glance

Jan 6 Blood Drive Countryside Christian Church
Jan 7
Church Service 10:15 a.m
Jan 14 Church Service 10:15 a.m., Birthday Sunday following worship service, Quilt making following Birthday Sunday.
Jan 15 Council Meeting 700 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Jan 21 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
Jan 23 Book Club, 4:30 p.m.  at the East Moline Coffee Hound
Jan 28
Church Service 10:15 a.m.


Attention Blood Donors-The Churches of Upper Rock Island County Blood Drive is scheduled for January 6th,

2018 at Countryside Christian Church.  November 9th is the cutoff date to donate elsewhere so that you can be a part of our blood drive.  Please mark these dates on your calendar.

Quilts for Lutheran World Relief-each month following Birthday Sunday we will meet to tie quilts. No skills are necessary for this effort-please come and join in the fun!

Church Council Meetings- These meetings will be held in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month.   If anyone has thoughts or ideas for the council, please let a council member know.

Book Club/Ladies of Peace-  4:30 p.m., Tuesday,  Jan 23rd  at the East Moline Coffee Company.  The book this month is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  Copies are available in the church library.

Choir Practice will be immediately after church services when scheduled

Year Round-we will be collecting childrens underwear(does not have to be new) for sizes 4T- size 8 boys and girls for local school nurses. We will also be collecting athetic shoes for grade school children at our local schools-new or used good condition.

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 School and Adult Discussion Group: 9:00 AM

Sunday Service:
10:15 AM

Interim Pastor Gwen H. Sefrhans-Murphy

Our new interim 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: pastor.peacelutheran