This is the overall theme for Parkland Lutheran Church and School 125th anniversary celebrations.
(based on “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” –
Psalm 145:4 ESV)

Parkland Lutheran Church 1893-2018
Parkland Lutheran School 1894-2019

Monthly Observances:

Oct. 14, 2018

  • Church Festival Service 4:00 p.m. guest preacher – Pastor Peter Faugstad; Dinner and Program 5:30 p.m. – keynote speaker: Pastor Alexander Ring

Nov. 22, 2018

  • Begin Bjug Beard Contest, contestants must show up at one of the Thanksgiving services (or following Sunday) clean shaven, recorded by a photograph

Dec. 9, 2018

  • Lutefisk/Lefse dinner for congregational Christmas dinner

Jan. 6, 2019

  • Special Mission Festival highlighting the NW mission starts with ethnic meals – Pastor Steven Sparley – Circuit #12 Visitor)

Feb./Mar. 3, 2019

  • Secondary education (ELHS presentation as the resurrected Pacific Lutheran Academy; Bethany Lutheran High School

Apr. 21, 2019

  • 25th annual Easter Sunrise service in Cemetery

May 19 & 27, 2019

  • May 19 – BLC Choir morning services/afternoon concert at PLC
  • May 27 – Memorial Day event at Cemetery, including a compilation of names and short bios of member military

May/June 2019

  • May 17th (Syttende Mai) – Special School Play – 7:00 p.m.

July 2019

  • Guided Walk in Parkland, sites associated with PLC&S, houses of former members, PLU campus, orphanage, etc. (date TBD)

Aug. 2019

  • Church picnic with the judging of Bjug Beard Contest/Historical Games (date TBD)

Sept. 8, 2019

  • A time for Christian fellowship/service activities over the years.  Maybe we could have a coffee hour with displays from various groups such as the LYS, Camp 4 Star, Women’s Retreat, Picnic, etc.

Oct. 20, 2019

  • School Afternoon Festival Service 3:00 p.m. – guest  preacher – Pastor Alexander Ring
  • 4:30 – Dinner and Program to follow – keynote speaker: – Mr. Larry Rude

Former Students, friends, & Alumni of PLS please share your address with us to receive more information in the mail.



Abundance from God’s Open Hand. 

Parkland Lutheran Church embarked upon a three-year special offering beginning in November 2016 to mark the occasions of the following anniversaries:

500th of the Lutheran Reformation – 2017
125th of Parkland Lutheran Church – 2018
100th of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod – 2018
and 125th of Parkland Lutheran School – 2019.

This offering is conducted under the theme: Abundance from God’s Open Hand.
(based on Ps. 145).


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