Bench

July 16, 2017

FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL AUGUST 7 – 11 (5:00PM TO 7:15PM):
Family Bible School is an opportunity for everyone, whether single/married, with/without children, to come and learn with the Family of God about their Savior and divine forgiveness, through the story of Joseph. Each evening we will have supper, devotions, Bible lessons, fellowship, crafts, activities, and opportunities to learn how you might carry on devotions in your own home. All are welcome. If you are interested in hearing more or are planning on attending, please help us plan by signing up here.

LYS CAR WASH:
LYS will be hosting a car wash today to help them on their way the LYA Convention this year in Cincinnati, Ohio. They will be available to wash your car from 7:45 am -12:00 pm.

VOTERS MEETING 7/19:
On Wednesday, July 19 the voters are first meeting for a BBQ at 5:30 pm followed by the meeting at 6:30 pm. Please plan to attend.

PORTALS OF PRAYER APP NOW AVAILABLE:
Concordia Publishing House has just made an app for Portals of Prayer. You can get the same daily devotions, search 7 years’ worth of previous devotions, listen to each day’s reading, devotion, and prayer, save your favorites and share them with others. You can find out more and download the app (it does require a subscription to receive current devotions) at https://www.cph.org/portals/portals-of-prayer-app.aspx.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS:
I would like to thank the congregation for all their prayers, cheerful greetings, messages and cards.
It has meant so much to me to know I have my friends at Parkland praying & thinking of me at this time as I go through these procedures.
God bless you Barbara Schneider.

CHURCH PICNIC:
Our annual church picnic will be held on Sunday, August 13. Families with a last name starting with A-L are asked to bring a side dish and families M-Z to bring a dessert. Want to help out or have questions contact Nick Corso at njcorso@hotmail.com.

THE ELS IN THE NORTHWEST PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE:
The Women’s Mission Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod will conduct the 2017 Mission Rally Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. The Rally will be held at Saved By Grace Lutheran Church, 2010 NE Division St., Gresham, OR.

Join in on Friday, September 22 at 6:00 pm for our Greet, Encourage and Meet meeting at Heidi’s Restaurant, 1230 NE Cleveland Ave., Gresham, Or. (Dinner is on your own).

Saturday starts off with registration and breakfast at 8:00 am. Registration is $10.00 per person (includes lunch and travel snack). The Rally starts at 8:45 am with an opening devotion. Please RSVP to Tami Campbell, email tamimeier12@gmail.com, by August 31.

Rally Speakers: Tim Moldstad will speak about how being a great grandson of Bjug Harstad and missionary’s kid influenced him to support mission work today. Pastor Obenberger will talk about some of the work Bjug did to establish a Lutheran mission in the Northwest and the strategy that went into it; and, how it has impacted us in the Northwest today.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 07/23:
Early: Wulf Werner & Paul Mielbrecht
Late: Jim Perry & Daniel Perry

PRAYER REQUESTS:
If you would like to add a prayer to the Sunday prayers please continue to call the church office or email your request to books@parklandlutheran.org. If it is after hours on Friday or over the weekend please call one of the pastors at home.

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.