January 13-17

“Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” (Proverbs 25:25)

THURSDAY:
4:30 pm – Women’s Club – CANCELLED

SATURDAY:
9:00 am – Work Day @ Our Redeemer in Yelm

SUNDAY:
8:00 am – Divine Service
9:15 am – Sunday School & Bible Class
9:15 am – Bible Class Online (use Zoom Meeting ID: 4563145918 with Zoom Password: 832934)
10:30 am – Divine Service / Communion
10:30 am – Divine Service Online
1:00 pm – Work Day @ Out Redeemer in Yelm (if needed)

MONDAY:
6:30 pm – Vespers Service / Communion
7:30 pm – Choir

THOSE SERVING US THIS WEEK: 1/16
Ushers Early: Wulf Werner & Paul Mielbrecht

Ushers Late: Kelly Fagan & Kyle Fagan
Altar Guild: Shon O’Neill

Organist: Michelle Minton
Vespers Accompanist: Mallory Daniels
Live Stream: Bryan Romnes

THOSE SERVING US NEXT WEEK: 1/23
Ushers Early: David Kreienbrink & Glenn Welsh
Altar Guild: Mike & Lori Daniels

Ushers Late: Matt Daniels, Andy Daniels & Nik Mollenholt

Organist: Albert Harris
Vespers Accompanist: Mallory Daniels
Live Stream: Becky Riedel, Lizzy Riedel & Gus Burleson

ATAR FLOWER 01/16: Available

Please contact the church office at books@parklandlutheran.org if you would like to supply flowers. We will ask for the date you would like to give flowers and the reason (if there is one). These upcoming dates are available/reserved:

Jan.  23 (Epiphany 3- paraments are green) – Available
Jan.  30 (Epiphany 4- paraments are green) – Available
Feb.    6 (Transfiguration-paraments are white) – Reserved
Feb.  13 (Septagesima- paraments are green) – Available

New Notes!

PR. OBENBERGER’S REQUEST FOR PRAYERS & COUNSEL:
Please take time to read through Pr. Obenberger’s letter (found in the Midweek Update) as he seeks PLC’s counsel regarding whether or not he should stand for nomination to the Office of ELS President at the June 2022 Synod Convention. Please keep him in your prayers and share your thoughts with him via email (glenn.obenberger@blc.edu), snail mail (addressed to 6 Browns CT, Mankato, MN 56001), or synod cell phone (call or text 507-381-7194).

ATTENTION ALL PLC BOARDS, COMMITTEES & ORGANIZATIONS:
Once again it is time to start thinking about the annual report. All congregational boards, committees and organizations are requested to submit a report for the PLC annual report.

If possible please email them to the church office at books@parklandlutheran.org. Those responsible for making those reports should have them in to the church office as soon as possible.

SHUTTERFLY:
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AMAZON SMILE:
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THE LUTHERAN SENTINEL IN HAND & ONLINE:
The November-December 2021 issues of the Lutheran Sentinel are now on the Narthex table to take and available online: https://issuu.com/lutheransentinel/docs/tls_novdec21_digital?fr=sNjEwMDQ5MjkxNA

DECEMBER BUDGET REPORT:
As we turn the corner into 2022, it is amazing to see how the Lord has continued to bless us even through another year of COVID. By His grace and your generosity, we are halfway through our fiscal year and our income exceeds our expenses. With this extra, the Board of Directors will be recommending 2 things to the Annual Voters Meeting, 1) that all the hired staff receive a raise (WA State law mandates the raising of the minimum wage, and we are raising all the others proportionally to avoid wage compression), and 2) the other half of our salaried employees raises that were proposed at the July Voters Meeting. This keeps us moving forward toward our goal of paying our called workers at synod scale. Thank you for your generous support of PLC and PLS! (Please see the Midweek Update for more details.

Reminder Notes!

FELLOWSHIP & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE STARTING BACK UP:
The Fellowship and Membership Committee will be starting up again in Jan./Feb. If you would be interested in helping plan and organize various opportunities for your fellow members to get together, please contact Pr. Gullixson for further information.

ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING:
Make plans to attend the Annual Voters Meeting Wednesday, January 26 at 6:30 pm.

SYNOD PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER:
You can find a copy of the January Synod President’s Newsletter in the Narthex at the following site: https://els.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-01january.pdf

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR JEANNE HECKSEL:
The Funeral Service for Jeanne Hecksel (a member of Lakewood Lutheran) is scheduled for Thursday, January 20, at noon in the Garden Chapel at Mt. View Cemetery. The rite of burial will follow within walking distance of the chapel.

ELECTRONIC GIVING:
Parkland Lutheran Church has a convenient way to make your regular offerings. With our electronic giving program, you can easily set up a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions. Click here for more information.

  1. This is optional; the old system of contributing by check and cash still works.
  2. Members can still set something up through their banks so that regular checks are mailed in.
  3. If members choose this new option they might wish to consider still using their envelopes and indicate on them that contributions are given electronically (not necessary, but that way a young confirmation student sees regular contributions going into the offering plate.