Peace Lutheran Church Port Byron, IL

News and Events

August 2019 at a Glance

August 4 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
August 11 Church Service 10:15 a.m.
August 18 Church Service 10:15 a.m. Anniversary Open House 1-3 p.m.
August 19 - CANCELLED - Church Council meeting 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall
August 20 Ladies of Peace, Coffee and Conversation 4:00 p.m., Dunkin Donuts
August 25 Church Service 10:15 a.m.

Peace Lutheran Church 125th Anniversary - On Sunday, August 18th, Peace Lutheran Church will celebrate 125 years of ministry to the community. To commemorate the occasion, we will have a church service, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Later in the day, we will celebrate with our friends and neighbors at an Open House from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Please plan to join us to honor this achievement and to celebrate all that makes us one body in Christ. For details, contact Laurie Smith or Ila Gober.

Ladies of Peace - Let's try a "Coffee and Conversation Meeting at Dunkin Donuts in Silvis on Tuesday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. This replaces our Book Club Meeting.

Birthday Sunday - August and September birthdays will be celebrated in September.

Food Pantry - We know all are busy during these summer months but let's not forget the Food Pantry! Thanks for your help!

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 opportunity 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
@gmail.com