Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Saint Joseph, Illinois
We are a family of believers, united to know Christ and make him known.


Worship Times:
Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Address:
802 East Douglas Street
Saint Joseph, IL 61873

Church Office Phone Number:
(217) 469-7422

Pastor Seth Jersild:
Pastor.Seth.JJ@gmail.com

Director of Christian Education
Shane Remington:
popsjyouth@gmail.com


Church Secretary:
Lori.Bensyl@popstjoe.com






ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
“MARTIN LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION”
Who:  Guest Speaker Professor Joe Thomas of the Urbana Theological Seminary
Where:  Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
When:  Sunday, October 15th, 7:00 p.m.
Come and join us for this special event as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation!


ADULT SUNDAY EDUCATION OCTOBER 1:  “HOW HAS GOD GIFTED YOU FOR MINISTRY?”  Jason Emmert will be leading a discussion of the Fivefold Ministries from September 17th--October 1st.  Come and find out about the special gifts God has given you to serve in his church and in the world.  We meet in the main sanctuary from 10:30 to 11:15 each Sunday.  Bring your coffee and join the discussion!
 
ADULT SUNDAY EDUCATION OCTOBER 8:  On Sunday October 8th, Pastor Donna Smith will begin a series called “Great Figures of the New Testament.”  Sessions are built around video presentations by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.  Dr. Levine offers talks  that are lively, understandable and engaging.  Each video lasts around 30 minutes, and the remainder ot the session will be used for questions and conversation.  Come join us for our first session next Sunday at 10:30 in the main sanctuary!  The video-discussion schedule will be as follows:
October 8:  “The New Testament” (Overview)
October 15:  “John the Baptist”
October 22:  “The Virgin Mary”
October 29:  “Peter”
November 5:  “Mary Magdalene”
November 12:  “Paul, the Hero of Acts”


WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:  “The Feminine Soul; Surprising Ways the Bible Speaks to Women.”  This 12 week women’s evening Bible study begins Tuesday, August 22nd, at 6:30pm.  Author Janet Davis unveils the gentle, but relentless, love of God for women as revealed through scripture narratives. In addition to her refreshing perspectives on Biblical women, Davis challenges today's women to examine our own lives in light of our calling as cherished daughters of God, encouraging us to embrace our own strength, our own voice, our own Feminine Soul.  Pick up or download a copy and prepare to discuss the introduction and chapter 1 on the first night.  No homework. Interesting conversation. And, chocolate.  Bring a friend!  Questions?  Contact the church office.

MEALS ON WHEELS delivery is open for October through December.  Please consider delivering meals on Monday’s.  The sign up is just outside the office.  If you have any questions, please contact Lori.

THANK YOU FROM THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE:  Thanks to all of you, our generous Prince of Peace family, we were able to collect enough loose change to purchase the bags for the LWR kits!  The Stewardship Committee is grateful for your support!




JOIN THE NORTH AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH’S RESPONSE TO THE HURRICANE DISASTERS IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA

To support our national church's relief efforts,  securely donate online by clicking here and following the cues.  Be sure to click “Disaster Response Fund” on the donation page online.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support!

EAT, PRAY, CARDS:  WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 A.M.
Each Wednesday, you are invited to meet in the newly revamped Sunday School room for a light brunch, a brief devotion led by Pastor Seth, and a few rounds of cards.  We will meet at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday.  Please sign up in the Narthex if you will be attending either the first or second meetings (September 20 or 27th).
 
SPECIAL SERMON SERIES IN OCTOBER:  THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION
October 7 and 8:  The World of the Lutheran Reformation
October 14 and 15:  Luther and the Roman Catholic Church
October 21 and 22:  Luther and the Radical Protestants
October 28 and 29 (Reformation Sunday): Luther and Faith Alone

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS, OCTOBER 18TH
We will begin a regular Wednesday night Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on October 18th.  Everyone is encouraged to attend these hour-long classes; you can jump in any time!  Drinks and snacks will be provided at the beginning of each session.  Our discussion schedule will be as follows:
October 18:  1 Peter chapters 1-2
October 25:  1 Peter chapters 3-5
November 1:  1 John chapters 1-2
November 8:  1 John chapters 3-5
November 15:  James chapters 1-2
November 22:  No class (day before Thanksgiving)
November 29:  James chapters 3-5
December 6:  Ephesians chapters 1-2
December 13:  Ephesians chapters 3-4
December 20:  Ephesians chapters 5-6

 
PIZZA AND A “LUTHER” MOVIE NIGHT:  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND:  6:30 P.M.
Come join us for pizza and for a showing of “Luther” starring Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Jonathan Firth, Claire Cox, Bruno Ganz and Sir Peter Ustinov.  This is a well-done movie rendition of Luther’s life and struggles during the early part of the Reformation.  All are invited to come for the movie; pizza, popcorn and drinks will be provided.