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. 2019

  • ELHS presentation as the “resurrected” Pacific Lutheran Academy and Bethany Lutheran High School (date TBD)

Mar. 2019

  • Christian fellowship/service activities over the years. Coffee hour with displays from various groups e.g. LYS, Camp 4 Star, Women’s Retreat, Picnic, etc. (date TBD)

Apr. 21, 2019

  • 25th annual Easter Sunrise service in Cemetery

May 27, 2019

  • Memorial Day event at Cemetery, including compilation of names and short bios of member military

May/June 2019

  • Special School Play (May 17th – Syttende Mai)

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 judging of Bjug Beard Contest/Historical Games (date TBD)

Sept. 29, 2019

  • Harvest farm themes

Oct. 20, 2019

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


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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