Peace Lutheran Church Port Byron, IL

News and Events

March 2018 at a Glance

March 4 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
March 7 Church Service 7:00 p.m, Lenten meal at 6 p.m. before the service
March 11 Church Service 10:15 a.m., Birthday Sunday following worship service.
March 13 Stretch and Pray 9:30 a.m.
March 14 Church Service 7:00 p.m., Lenten meal at 6 p.m. before the service
March 18 Church Service 10:15 a.m., 3:00 p.m. Installation of Pastor Gwen
March 19 Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall
March 20 Book Club meets at 4:30 at the East Moline Coffee Company
March 21 Church Service 7:00 p.m., Lenten meal at 6 p.m. before the service
March 25 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
March 27 Stretch and Pray 9:30 a.m.
March 29 Maundy Thursday Church Service 7:00 p.m.
March 30 Good Friday Community Church Worship 7:00 p.m. First Baptist/Cordova


Lenten Dinners - We will continue to have the Lenten dinners before our Wednesday worship during Lent. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for those who are interested in hosting these dinners. A sign-up sheet will be posted for those who plan to attend so the host will know how many to plan for. Thanks for your help.

Easter lilies - Place your order for Easter Lilies now. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex. The cost is $8.00 payable to Laurie Smith. The last date to place your order is Sunday, March 18th

Installation of Pastor Gwen - Please join us in celebrating the Installation of Pastor Gwen on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. on March 18th.  There will be cake and refreshments served in the Fellowship Hall following the Installation and we hope all attending can spend some time visiting with everyone.

Bottle Caps for Benches - Please bring any plastic bottle caps, lids from margarine containers or tops from prescription bottles to the sanctuary entrance.  We'll collect them and give them toi the Boy Scouts to use to make recycled plastic park benches.  Look at the box in the narthex for guidance about which types of lids will be collected.  Thank you!

Mutual Ministry Committee - Working together, our goal will be to make our experiences at Peace Lutheran Church inspirational, educational and satisfying in heart, mind and spirit for all participants. If you are interested in helping with this endeavor, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex.

Book Club/Ladies of Peace - 4:30 p.m. at the East Moline Coffee Company. The book this month is "Out of the Dust"  by Karen Hesse. Copies are available in the church library.

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 School and Adult Discussion Group: 9:00 AM

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: pastor.peacelutheran