October 14-18

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
– 1 Corinthians 2:1-

SUNDAY:
8:00 am – Divine Service
9:15 am –
Sunday School
9:15 am – Bible Class
9:15 am – Bible Class Online (Zoom Meeting ID: 456 314 5918; see the Midweek Update for password)
10:30 am – Divine Service / Communion
10:30 am – Divine Service Online
12:00 pm – Confirmation Class

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

THOSE SERVING US THIS WEEK: 10/17
Ushers Early: Tom Langseth & Zach Ruhl

Ushers Late: Ehren Taylor & Isaac Neal
Altar Guild: Delcia Rosenow

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

THOSE SERVING US NEXT WEEK: 10/24
Ushers Early: Tom Langseth & Zach Ruhl
Altar Guild: Peggy D’Andrade

Ushers Late: Ehren Taylor & Isaac Neal

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

ALTAR FLOWER:
Marie Cronk in celebration of October Birthdays.

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:

Oct. 24 (Trinity 22 – paraments are green) – Reserved
Oct. 31 (Reformation – paraments are red) – Available
Nov. 7 (All Saints Day- paraments are white) – Reserved
Nov. 14 (2nd to Last Sunday- paraments are green) – Reserved

~Pastor/Teacher Conference
Leavenworth, WA~

(The Pastors and Vicar are still available by text and email, but please be patient for responses)

New Notes!

NICK CORSO:
On Monday (October 11), Nick Corso fell asleep in Jesus to receive his eternal rest. Through the past 3 years, Nick has undergone many traditional and experimental cancer therapies in hopes that he might have a little more time to care for his family. Then a few months ago, his doctors reported that the treatments weren’t working anymore. But there was a treatment that Nick had been receiving over those 3 years (and more) that did work. For the last 6 months or so, he has received the Lord’s Supper with Diane on a weekly basis (whether at church or privately at home). This provided him and Diane the medicine of immortality as they received their Lord’s body and blood for their forgiveness and strength to live in the comfort and peace that only Christ can give. As we will hear from Hosea 13:14 on Sunday, we can defy death: O Death, where are your plagues? O [Grave], where is your sting?”(ESV) Thanks be to God who gives us the victory.
Please pray for Diane, Ayako (Susan), and Sara and all their family as they mourn Nick’s absence and rejoice in his deliverance from evil.
(Memorial Service arrangements are still being made. Please look in future Midweek Updates for more information.)

AREA REFORMATION SERVICE:
Due to Covid concerns and restrictions the annual Puget Sound Area Reformation Service has been canceled.

VOTERS MEETING:
Make plans to attend the Annual Voters Meeting Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm.

INTRODUCTION TO LUTHERANISM CLASSES:
PLS parents who are not members of Parkland Lutheran Church are expected to attend the “Introduction to Lutheranism” class, preferably the first year they have students at PLS. In this class they will hear what their children will be taught in their religious instruction and they will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. If you or someone you know would be interested in this brief review, please join in these sessions. Pastor Sparley will teach this class from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the evenings of Tuesday, October 19 & 26. We will meet in the church sanctuary; enter through the church doors on 123rd St S.

SHUTTERFLY:
Help support PLS thru Shutterfly. Simply visit parklandlutheran.shutterflystorefront.com to make your Shutterfly purchases and PLS will earn 8% on every order placed! Shutterfly is great place make personalized Christmas cards & gifts!

AMAZON SMILE:
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price (0.5%) to Parkland Lutheran School Boosters. Find out more about this wonderful program at http://smile.amazon.com/about.

OCTOBER GIVING FOR BUDGET AND MORTGAGE:
Please see the Midweek Update for details.

Reminder Notes!

IT IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH:
Our congregation is blessed to have Pastor Gullixson, Pastor Sparley, Vicar Bockhoven and Pastor Obenberger as shepherds of our congregation. Our Pastors pray for us and encourage us in our faith and lives. They listen, watch and work among us and our community as leaders and teachers of the Lord’s work.

This month’s designation is an opportunity to honor pastors and their families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication, and multiple blessings they provide to us.

You might consider encouraging our Pastors through prayer, a note, or words of encouragement.

Pastors – Thank you for all you and your families do for our congregation!

NEW CHRISTIANITY 101 CLASSES:
Classes will begin on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm (starting November 2). If you know of anyone that may be interested in taking this course, please invite them and let the pastors know so that we can follow up with them. You may even consider coming with them or just coming for your own refresher on these basic teachings of the Christian faith. Classes will meet in the conference room upstairs in the back of the church. Depending on need we can also offer remote attendance through Zoom.

SAVE THE DATE ~ TRUNK OR TREAT:
The Boosters will be hosting an outdoor Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 29, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The Boosters are in need of families to decorate their car trunks and pass out candy. If you are able to help with this event, please email the school office at school@parklandlutheran.org.

CHURCH LIBRARY VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED:
The church library has been receiving a few donations every now and then and is in need of some attention. If you have a love for good theological books and orderliness, and the energy to move books around, please contact Pr. Gullixson (pastorgullixson@gmail.com). We will need to take books off shelves, sort, and reassemble the library.

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.