Bench

September 24, 2017

LIVE STREAMING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We need help recording and live-streaming our 10:30 Divine Services. A number of our home-bound members and others would like to join us for services each Sunday morning. We need volunteers to make that possible. Lots of technical skill is not necessary. We will train you and we have cheat sheets ready. If we can get a number of regular, dependable volunteers, we can make this opportunity available soon. Please contact Pr. Gullixson at pastorgullixson@gmail.com or call the church office. Thank you.

A NOTE FROM THE PLS BOOSTERS:
Hi Parkland Lutheran School Parents, Friends & Family! It’s fundraising time again! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Parkland Lutheran School reach our fundraising goals this year. We’re offering colorful totes, accessories, kitchenware and gift wrap! Start shopping now at www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiser=295521!

JOIN THE PLC CHOIR:
Our adult choir will be meeting once more in preparation for the new church year. This year we will be meeting at a new day and time: Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the church sanctuary. All members, high school age and above, are welcome and encouraged to join us! Besides the wonderful fellowship, membership in choir is an opportunity to use our God-given talents to contribute to the worship service by leading our fellow believers in prayers and praise and teaching new hymns. No musical experience is necessary, and you do not need to read music. If you can sing, we have a place for you! If you have any questions, please contact Pauline Sundby.

REFORMATION HYMN SING:
You are invited to Saint Luke Lutheran Church (1524 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274) for a Reformation Hymn Sing and October Fest Potluck (German Food, brats and beer). Sunday, October 22, at 4:00 pm with the meal following. If you are planning to attend and traveling farther than a potluck dish will travel, don’t worry about bringing something please come and join in anyway. To RSVP or for information please contact Pastor Dalke.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN TO SERVE AT PARKLAND:
The annual Women’s Club Luncheon will not be held this year due to a full calendar of events. However, if you would like to sign up for “Opportunities to Serve” with the club for this year there are forms in your member boxes so you can still have the opportunity to serve with the club. Please return completed forms to the box of
Marie Cronk.

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR HOLY COMMUNION:
During the school year, PLC holds Matins (usually) on Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to participate in those services. After Matins on (generally) the first Wednesday of the month, the Lord’s Supper will be offered to our members. You may look on the church calendar to confirm when Communion will be offered, and take the opportunity to prepare yourself for it.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 10/01:
Early: Tom Langseth, Tony D’Andrade & Ben Soper
Late: Kelly Fagan & Kyle Fagan

PORTALS OF PRAYER AVAILABLE:
The new Portals of Prayer devotion books for October – December 2017 are available in the church narthex. These have been purchased by the Evangelism Committee for your personal use. Please take extra copies for family members or friends that could use the encouragement of the Gospel.

SCRIP ORDERS:
This is an ongoing way to help our school. These are regular gift cards, but when you buy them through the SCRIP program PLS gets a percentage of the money. Popular cards, like Starbucks, Safeway, Walmart, etc. are available in the school office for immediate purchase. Thank you in advance for your support!

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.