June 16, 2019
FATHER’S DAY PRAYER:
Dear Father in heaven, thank You for creating the family as the foundation for earthly life and appointing to men the responsibility as head of the household. Lead men to honor Your gift of marriage and family. Give them courage to bear lovingly the responsibilities of providing for a family. Guide all fathers and grant them wisdom as they discipline their children. Strengthen them to lead their families into Your Word and prayer. Amen.
A NOTE OF THANKS:
The Boards of Trustees and Christian Education would like to thank everyone who was able to help out at our Campus Clean-Up Days. There were school family members pitching in, knocking out a long list of chores, as well as the hard working members from our congregation. A lot was accomplished. Thank you!
USHERS THE WEEK OF 06/16
Early: David Harris & Chuck Daniels
Late: Jim Perry & Daniel Perry
USHERS THE WEEK OF 06/23
Early: Mike Taylor & John Taylor
Late: Mike O’Neill & Shon O’Neill
FAITH LUTHERAN PASTOR INSTALLATION:
On Sunday, June 23, Faith Church and School in Tacoma will joyfully witness the installation of their new spiritual shepherd, Pastor James Wilcox. The installation service will be held at Evergreen Lutheran High School at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate along with Faith. A meal will be served following the service.
NO MONDAY VESPERS ON 6/24:
The pastors will be gone at Synod Convention on June 24, so there will be no Vespers Service that night.
MONDAY VESPERS SWITCHEROO:
Because Pastors Obenberger and Gullixson need to gone on either the Sunday or its complementary Monday: please be aware that Pr. O will preach at the services on Sun. June 30 and will repeat that sermon on Monday July 8, Pr. G will preach the same sermon on Monday July 1 and at the services on Sunday July 7.
125TH ANNIVERSARY PARKLAND WALK:
On Saturday, July 13 we are planning to take a stroll (3miles roundtrip) in the immediate area around Parkland Lutheran Church, pausing to observe 25 buildings and/or locations connected with our history. We will begin our walk in the church parking lot at 9:30 am. We will pause about two-thirds the way through the walk for lunch at the Obenberger’s’ home. We anticipate finishing at the parsonage around 1:00-1:30 pm. Please RSVP by Sunday June 23. We also have limited seating in the school van, first come, first serve. Bottled water will be provided throughout the walk. Dress appropriately sun hats and screen/rain gear. There is a sign-up sheet on the narthex table or call the church office: 253-537-5492.
Our annual church picnic will be held on Sunday, August 25 at Spanaway Lake Park. Save the date!
Going on vacation this summer? Just getting out of town for the weekend? Don’t forget to plan for your personal devotions and gathering with God’s people. Take your Bible and a Portals of Prayer with you and look into where the nearest confessional Lutheran Church is located to your destination. If you have questions about where to attend, ask one of the pastors. We would be happy to help you.
PORTALS OF PRAYER AVAILABLE:
The new Portals of Prayer devotion books for July- September 2019 are available in the church narthex. Please take extra copies for family members or friends that could use the encouragement of the Gospel.
PRAYER FOR TRAVELERS:
Lord of all life, as the members of our congregation travel this summer for pleasure, grant them safe passage so that they arrive safely and give them times of refreshment and peace. Thank You for provisions that protect us on all such journeys, but we also pray for Your protective hand to guide travelers out of any danger and onto safe and unencumbered pathways. After such times of renewal of both body and spirit, make their homecoming joyful, and provide a foretaste of their final homecoming in the mansions Jesus has gone to prepare for us. Amen. (based on prayer in Portals of Prayer, Vol. 76, No 420, CPH, p. 117
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOLY COMMUNION:
The Pastors would like to remind our membership of the importance of receiving Christ regularly and often, both in Word and Sacrament. Usually this happens when we gather together on Sunday morning (8:00 am every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month and 10:3 0am every 1st and 3rd) and Monday evening (6:30 pm). But if you are unable to attend one of those services and would like to receive it, please let the pastors know. We would be happy to serve you privately after a service without communion, or in the office during the week. In the same vein, if you are unable to attend the Divine Service for a prolonged period of time, please let us know so that we can arrange a way to serve you regularly.
PARKLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH FINANCIAL SUMMARY MAY 2019
“… ridin’ high in April, shot down in May”! – part of the lyrics of Frank Sinatras old song “That’s Life”. They would also seem to describe our budget income in April (with Easter) and then in May. We not only had lower income than budgeted in May, we had higher expenses than budgeted. It would be great if in June and July we could at least meet our budgetary needs in regard to member giving, so that we do not incur a greater deficit than projected. Soon we will have our mortgage refinanced with lower monthly payments, which should help, so that we will not also identify with the other lyrics from that depressing song: “… if there’s nothin’ shakin’ come this here July, I’m gonna roll myself up in a big ball and die.”
CONGRATULATIONS – A BOY:
Seth & Samantha Burleigh have been blessed with the birth of a son Gadon Staley (8lbs 15oz-21”) on June 9. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
THANK YOU FROM THE JANKENS:
Dear Friends, Thank you for the cards, food, friendship, yardwork, and most of all the prayers for my wellbeing during my recent health crisis. The septicemia is under control and my blood counts are slowly returning to pre-E R numbers. In another week, the hematologist and I will be discussing whether it is time to begin treatment of the leukemia. Please continue to pray for Dave and me that God will do what is best for us. It is a great comfort to know we have an extended church family holding us up before God. Sue Jankens
I FORGOT HIS/HER NAME:
We are working on the new church photo directory planning on going to print soon.
We want to be sure your updated picture is included as well as update your contact information. To fit in the directory,
the photo must be in the shape of a square.
In other words … your family has to fit into a square frame (not 8×10) There are a couple ways to submit your photo:
1. Lisa Obenberger will be taking pictures at church functions. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date and time.
2. You can send your family photo to Lisa Obenberger at email@example.com.
We have two videos produced by the WELS and two by the ELS that are free for the taking placed on the table in the narthex: “Road to Emmaus” (a dramatic presentation of meaning of the meaning of Jesus suffering, death and resurrection), “Come Follow Me” (understanding the life of a Christian through the experiences of St. Peter), “In the dark about Jesus?” and “In the dark about the Bible?”. You may wish to share them with those who need to learn about Jesus and His religion. Help yourselves.
JUNE, PRIDE MONTH:
There is a new blog post available on the ELS website re: Pride Month. It is written by Rev. Paul Fries, the ELS Communication Director:
The May-June addition of the Lutheran Sentinel is on the Narthex table for you to take and read.