Bench

November 19, 2017

THANKSGIVING FELLOWSHIP HOURS:
The Christian Service Committee will host its annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Hours following both Sunday morning services today. Thanksgiving

PLS SENIOR LUNCHEON:
The students of Parkland Lutheran School cordially invite you to attend a special “Thanksgiving Luncheon” in your honor on Tuesday, November 21, at 11:30am-1:00pm in the “Ark”. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 14 by calling the school office any weekday between 9:00am & 3:00pm at 253.537.1901.

LIVE STREAMING BEGINS 12/3:
At long last! We will start streaming the 10:30 Service. You will be able to access it from the home page of parklandlutheran.org. You will also be able to download that Sunday’s Service Folder so that you can follow along. These services will also be recorded and posted on a Vimeo page (linked on our website), so that you can watch the service later in the week if you are unable to attend Sunday or Monday, or you just want to hear the sermon again or encourage someone else listen to the sermon.

WOMEN’S CLUB QUEEN’S TEA:
Dear ladies of the church and school. You are invited to a Queen’s Tea at the Olive Branch Saturday, December 2 at 11:00am. Please RSVP to Sue Daniels, Sharon King, Barbara Schneider or to Marie Cronk by November 19. The cost is $23. Please make checks to Women’s Club. Please plan to attend and meet other women from our church and school.

RETREAT SAVE THE DATE:
Next year’s Women’s Retreat will be May 18-20. More details to follow in the New Year!

WOMEN’S RETREAT BAKE SALE:
The Women’s Retreat committee is hosting a Bake Sale after each service on Sunday December 17, with the proceeds going toward this year’s retreat. Thank you for your kind support.

THANKSGIVING FOOD PANTRY DRIVE:
The annual PLC Food Pantry collection will be taken on November 22 at the Thanksgiving Eve Vespers Service, November 23 at the Thanksgiving Day Service, and both morning services on Sunday November 26. May the blessings bestowed on us by our gracious Lord continue to inspire us to support these out-reach efforts.
Thank-you, Parkland Lutheran Christian Service Committee.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES:
This year’s midweek Advent services will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm December 6, 13 & 20. Please come to enjoy these meditative services in the midst of a busy season.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE:
Sunday, December 17, at 4:00pm, the students of PLS will conduct our annual Children’s Christmas Service in the Ark. All are welcome to attend.

BIBLE STUDY ON SUNDAYS:
Our Sunday morning Bible Study will return to the ELS Historical Bible Study begun at the beginning of the year: “Proclaim the Wonders God has Done.” It has the picture of the white country church on the cover. Please bring your copies from home if you have them. More will be available, if needed.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES:
Your offering envelopes were placed in your member box this week. Please carefully review your new envelope packet as some member offering numbers may have been changed.

CONGRATULATIONS – A GIRL:
Mark and Molly Larkin have been blessed with the birth of a daughter, Laine Regan Alexandra Larkin on October 17 (8lbs., 8oz). Laine was baptized Monday, November 6. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Psalm 127:3).

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 11/26
Early: Wulf Werner & Paul Mielbrecht
Late: Jim Perry & Daniel Perry

PLC CHRISTMAS DINNER:
This year our annual Christmas Dinner will be on December 10 after the 10:00 am Unity Service. Please take a moment to sign up to bring something to share (no nuts, please). The sign up board is in the Narthex. The Women’s Club is looking for people to help decorate tables for the Christmas dinner. If anyone is interested contact either Marie Cronk or
Sue Kautter.

SCRIP CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS:
Now is the time to order gift cards for Christmas! An order form of popular Christmas gift cards is located in the Narthex. Did you know that PLS Boosters Club earns money for every gift card sold. Proceeds will help PLS pay for things not covered in the annual school budget!

THE GIFT OF GENEROSITY:
This holiday season, we thank everyone who has supported PLC this past year with their time, talent and financial contributions and look forward to support from all of our members in the year ahead. If you need a convenient way to make regular offerings or if you plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to look into our electronic giving options. As the pace of life speeds up, especially around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions. Visit the PLC website or contact the church office for more information.

PLS SCARVES FOR SALE:
Scarves Up! PLS will be sporting our own scarves again, for upcoming basketball games and to show your Viking pride! Cost is $20 per scarf and will be sold out of the school office and at all home basketball games. Get yours today! Parents, these will make great Christmas gifts! Checks should be made payable to PLS Boosters.

PLS MOVIE NIGHTS:
Join us for a Polar Express Movie Night Friday, December 1, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Ark. We will be featuring a fun night of Christmas cheer. Wear your favorite PJ’s and bring your favorite blanket or pillow to sit on. Cost is $5 per student with accompanying adult or $10 for student drop off (drop off for school aged children only). One cup of hot cocoa, two cookies, and popcorn will be provided for each child, along with a special gift at the end of the night.

B.A.S.H. TOY DRIVE:
PLS is collecting toys for the B.A.S.H. toy drive! B.A.S.H. is a local food bank serving many members of our community. If you are interested in helping with this drive, please bring an unwrapped new toy to PLS by Thursday, December 14. Thank you in advance for you generous donations!

SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS BY E-MAIL:
You are invited to submit announcements for the Parkland Bench by e-mail. Please send them by Wednesday morning to books@parklandlutheran.org.