Bench

May 21, 2017

REFURBISHMENT COMMITTEE PRESENTATION:
On June 4th, the Refurbishment Committee will be presenting their work after both services. This will be the opportunity for you to see what is planned for the upcoming project as we work to brighten, repair, and refresh the look of our Sanctuary and Narthex. This is also your opportunity to give feedback to the Committee to take under advisement as they prepare to present their final plans at the July Voters’ Meeting.

THANK YOU FROM PASTOR RING:
I would like to thank the congregation, the school and the friends of both who contributed to the commemoration of my 25 years in the ministry. My family and I have been blessed to have such supportive friends and family, and especially blessed by congregations, students and families who love the Lord of the Church so much that they celebrate the accomplishments of His imperfect servants. Multa Gratia Ago! SDG. Pr Ring

UP COMING GRADUATES:
The church office would like to print the names of High School and College graduates from the congregation in an upcoming edition of the Bench. Please email the church office with the names of your graduates and also their school, and date of graduation, and any information on future plans.

PLS PIANO RECITAL:
Monday, June 5, at 7:00 pm, piano students under the direction of Coni Liljengren will have their recital in the Ark. Everyone is welcome to attend this special event!

CONGRATULATIONS A GIRL:
Jason & Kristen Wenham have been blessed with the birth of a daughter, Hannah Liese (8 lbs 12 oz & 20 inches) on Monday, May 8. Hannah will be baptized today at the late service. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Psalm 127:3).

MOTHER’S DAY WORLD NEEDS COLLECTION:
The annual Mother’s Day appeal for contributions to the World Needs fund is taking place again this year through our ELS Board for Christian Service.
Envelopes are in your membership boxes. This year there are extra needs for Peru as they experienced severe storms and massive flooding that impacted many of the members of the Peruvian Lutheran Church who lost all they had as victims of these weather events. Feel free to contribute to this in the next few weeks. Thank you

FATHER’S DAY FELLOWSHIP HOURS:
Since the ELS Convention starts on Father’s Day this year, the Christian Service Committee will hold its annual fellowship hours on Sunday June 4 following both services. We invite the congregation to attend and have some home baked treats and share fellowship with your fellow congregation members. A free will offering will be taken to increase the Sunshine Fund’s ability to add fresh food to our Food Pantry distributions and other monetary outlays. If you are able, a donation to the Sunshine Fund would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of the Sunshine Fund, Food Panty and the monthly needed food items. May our gracious Lord continue to bless our outreach efforts.
PLC Christian Service Committee.

PLS MAY PROGRAM:
Wednesday, May 24, at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, students in grades Pre-K thru 8 will be performing “We Sing of America”. Come join us for this fun, patriotic evening of entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend both performances in the Ark!

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS: 05/28
Early: Rafael Dieppa and Tom Steele
Late: Jim Davis and Jim Sundby

USHERS SCHEDULE:
A new ushers schedule will be posted in the Narthex and deposited in your mail slot by the middle of June. If you have changes to make please let me know in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks, Mike O’Neill.

CAMPUS CLEAN UP DAY:
Saturday, June 3, at 9:00 am, the Board of Trustees will be having their annual Campus Clean-Up Day. There will be a variety of jobs that need to be done both indoors and out, from weeding and sprucing up the grounds, to cleaning classrooms & washing windows. If you are able to help, please come prepared with cleaning buckets, rags, garden tools, etc. Thank you in advance for your support in keeping our campus clean!

ELHS POPS CONCERT AND GRADUATION:
Everyone is invited to the Evergreen Lutheran Pops Concert on Friday, June 2, at 7:00 pm and the graduation ceremony for the ELHS Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 3, at 2:00 pm. ELHS is located on the corner of 72nd St. & Waller Road in Tacoma, WA.

WLC CHOIR AT ELHS:
On Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm Wisconsin Lutheran College Choir will be giving a concert at ELHS. Please come and enjoy the music.

FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL:
Make plans to come join us August 7-11 for Family Bible School between 5:30-7:00 pm. The theme will be “Bless the Lord who forgives all your iniquity.” “We will see the Lord’s forgiveness in Jesus through the story of Joseph and his brothers.”
More information will be out soon.

PLS REGISTRATION:
Just a reminder to those families who have not yet registered students for the 2017-2018 school year, June 9, 2017 is another discount deadline. Registration fees for full day Kindergarten through 8th grade is $300 if paid by June 9. Registration fees paid on or after June 10 go up to $350. Pre-K and half day Kindergarten registration fees are: $150 paid by June 9 and goes up to $175 June 10. Should you need another set of registration forms, please contact the school office at 253.537.1901.

MEMORIAL DAY AMMO OFFERINGS:
On Memorial Day Weekend, the Lutheran Military Support Group has asked that Ammo Boxes be placed in the narthex of our Evangelical Lutheran Synod parishes across the country in which donations may be made to support their work. The Lutheran Military Support Group offers spiritual counseling, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome counseling and many other important programs for chaplains, military personnel, veterans, and their families. Please consider supporting the work of the Lutheran Military Support Group. Additional information has been put in your membership box.