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August 12, 2018

FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL:
Join us after Church today to socialize and enjoy homemade ice cream with sundae toppings! You will have the opportunity to check out the crafts and projects that were completed during Family Bible School (August 6-10).

FBS: A BIG THANKS:
We would like to thank everyone for making the Family Bible School a great week-long event, enjoying fellowship and learning about the blessings of our redemption through Jesus Christ and receiving His forgiveness through His Word, Baptism, and Holy Communion. Thank you to Rafael, the participants, and especially those who volunteered to prepare food for the week: Board of Directors, Men’s Club, Women’s Club, Martha Circle and Youth Society. Thank you all!

SUNDAY 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 (3:00 p.m.) or over the weekend please call one of the pastors at home. The pastors desire to be able to compose prayers ahead of the service no later than Saturday, so that they are not distracted with composition during the service. Certainly there are requests that only arise on late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and they will be worked into the prayers for the morning, so do not hesitate to make such last minute requests. But please understand that prayers received on Sunday morning, may only get mentioned as an announcement with minimal mention in the Prayer of the Church, due to the lateness of the request. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

WEDDING NEWS:
Joshua Daniels and Annie Zorko were united in marriage on Friday, August 3rd at a ceremony conducted by Parkland Lutheran Church. We rejoice with them and keep them in our prayers as they begin this new life together as husband and wife.

PROCLAIM THE WONDERS GOD HAS DONE: 1918–2018:
In the 1980s the focus for home missions shifted from offering aid to established churches to that of supporting exploratory missions. Former President Orvick observed, “Where would we be today if it were not for the dedicated efforts of our members and our mission boards who, with limited resources, boldly took steps to organize mission churches?”

BOOM TIME!:
We are hearing much in the news these days that the economy in our nation has entered a prosperous time. If this is translating into your own personal prosperity – raises, investments, etc., perhaps it is time for you to review your level of support for the Gospel work we have committed to do together at Parkland Lutheran Church and School. “What hinders our giving? Is it not fear? We hold tightly to our stuff and our money because we are afraid that the stuff we have accumulated may not be enough. True riches come from recognizing that every last thing we ‘possess’ … is … solely a gift from the Father in heaven. He has more to give than we will ever need. … Fear – which leads to stinginess in giving – is always, at root, forgetting and doubting the Father’s love.”
(Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety, by Wm. Weedon, CPH 2017, pp. 100-01.)

THANK YOU, FROM THE YOUTH:
The 2018 LYA Convention was held July 26-29 in Tacoma, WA under the theme “Even When Steeples Are Falling,” taken from the hymn “Built on the Rock” (ELH #211). The focus was on the rock-solid foundation that we have in Christ, that stands firm and is unshakeable, even when steeple are falling and it seems that our world is crumbling around us. It was attended by around 170 teenagers from all over the country. Four of these were from Parkland, who along with three chaperones not only got to attend a number of studies on spiritual topics and Divine Services and devotions, got to take a trip up to Seattle, including a sunset cruise in the sound, and a trip up to Rainer! Thank you for helping us on our way. It was a wonderful experience.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 08/19
EarlyDavid Kreienbrink & Glenn Welsh
Late: Kelly Fagan & Kyle Fagan

CHEER ON THE TACOMA RAINERS:
This summer, Martha Circle will be again inviting members of Parkland Lutheran Church, friends, and family to join them for a fun night at the Tacoma Rainiers!

On Friday, August 17, at 7:05 pm, the Rainers will take on the Fresno Grizzlies; gates open at 5:30 pm. The evening includes an opportunity for pre-game autographs on the concourse, as well as fireworks after the game!

Please come and join us for a fun evening!
Questions? Contact Megan Enstad.

ELHS UPDATE:
The Board of Directors has formally accepted Pastor Jim Getka’s request for a one-year medical leave of absence from ELHS. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as he seeks answers for his health issues. From the school side, the Board is currently working with our District President to quickly find a candidate to fill the one year vacancy. The Board is also looking at alternative ways to fill the vacancy if we are not able to find an available teacher or pastor. We will provide you with information as we move through this process. Please pray that God gives us the right person as soon as possible.

POWER HOUR PLAY DATE CHANGED TO 8/21:
Please make note that the Power Hour Play Date has been moved from August 14 to August 21 at 10:00am.