Peace Lutheran Church Port Byron, IL

News and Events

November 2017 at a Glance

Nov 5 Adult Discussion Group 9:00 a.m., Sunday School and Confirmation 9:00 a.m., Church Service 10:15 a.m.
Nov 12 Adult Discussion Group 9:00 a.m., Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Church Service 10:15 a.m.,Birthday Sunday following worship service, Quilt making following Birthday Sunday.
Nov 13 Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Nov 14 Book Club 4:30 p.m. at the East Moline Coffee Company
Nov 19 Adult Discussion Group 9:00 a.m., Sunday School and Confirmation 9:00 a.m., Church Service 10:15 a.m.
Nov 20 URICMA Community Thanksgiving Service at St.John Catholic Church in Rapids City at 7:00 p.m.
Nov 26 Adult Discussion Group 9:00 a.m., Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Church Service 10:15 a.m.

News/Events

Pregnancy Resources-currently collecting size 4 and 5 size diapers, baby wash, and warm pajamas for sizes 18 month, 24 month, and 2T. This drive will end Nov 12.

Attention Blood Donors-The Churches of Upper Rock Island County Blood Drive is scheduled for January 6th 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-  We will meet at The East Moline Coffee Company(used to be Coffee Hound) at 4:30 p.m. No book this month. Please come and enjoy coffee!  Bring your ideas/suggestions for our group going forward.  Any questions talk to Pauline Tomlinson.

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
@gmail.com