January 19, 2020

MISSION MITE BOXES:
In the Narthex after each service today there will be ladies available to give you a Mite Box and answer any questions you may have. Please stop in and visit with them an learn about their mission efforts.

ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING:
Make plans to attend the Annual Voters Meeting Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30pm. (See Goals & Objectives in slot left of mailboxes.)

PRO-LIFE IS PRO-SCIENCE!
The Supreme Court recently “delivered a blow to those who are pro-abortion when they turned down a case that challenged Kentucky’s pro-life law, which required doctors to provide ultrasound images and play fetal heartbeats for women who were seeking an abortion.”

YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITY:
PLS 8th grade students, along with PLC youth group members in grades 9 thru 12, will host an Open Gym Night with the youth groups from Bethany & Lakewood Lutheran, Friday, January 31, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, in the PLS gym. Dinner will be provided, during which a brief Lutheran Youth Association Convention planning meeting will be held, followed by a fun night of activities in the gym. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 253-537-1901.
(This event is for youth in grades 8 thru 12.)

ELS MILITARY MONUMENT, MANKATO, MN:
You might remember that in October, the PLC voters approved initiating a fundraiser for the congregation to have one of the site Benches engravings done in memory of our own local hero – Lt. Robert Benson, KIA, 9/11/1944, in whose memory the church building, former Ft. Lewis Chapel was moved to its present site. Please consider giving a donation in memory of this life-long PLC member.
Make checks out to PLC, memo: Benson/Bench.
(So far $1,500.00 has been received, $3,500 to go.)

CALL TO FLORIDA:
On Sunday, Mr. Sorn received a call to serve at Peace Lutheran School in Kissimmee, FL. This means as our ELS school in Florida looked at their needs, they thought Mr. Sorn would be the best one to help them in the mission of their school and so have asked him to serve there as principal & teacher. While he loves Parkland and Washington, he must decide where his gifts are best used. You are welcome to give input to Mr. Sorn while he considers this call.

WHAT IS A CALL?
When a pastor or teacher receives a call, they must decide between the call they have in the congregation or school where they are currently serving and the call they have just received. They will look at the needs of both congregations and schools and consider the particular gifts God has given them for serving in the ministry. They will prayerfully consider where, with their particular gifts and the needs of their families, they can best serve the kingdom of God. They will also seek the advice of their colleagues in the ministry, the people they serve, and the people who are calling them to serve.

PASTORAL VACANCY:
PLC Pastors are filling in for Lakewood and Our Redeemer Lutheran Churches in Lakewood and Yelm respectively. While their workload has increased, the place where PLC members will see it the most is on Sunday mornings, since especially Pastors Gullixson and Obenberger will be taking turns conducting services for these vacant congregations. They would ask your help to be mindful if you start noticing regular attending fellow members being absent from divine services. Normally this is observed by the pastors, but with their regular absences from PLC, there may be those who are in need of pastoral care but go unnoticed. Your help in this matter is always appreciated, but especially now. Pray that LL and ORL will soon be able to extend a call for a pastor of their own and have one provided by the Lord of the Church.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 01/26
Early: David Kreienbrink & Glenn Welsh
Late: Matt Daniels, Andy Daniels & Nik Mollenholt

ELHS PRESENTS:
Evergreen Lutheran High School presents Holmes and Watson, a mystery play based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “After the apparent death of Sherlock Holmes, three patients in a mental hospital claim to be Holmes, and it is up to Dr. Watson to identify the real Sherlock Holmes!” See below for performance times and pricing. Tickets are available at www.elhs.org. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, February 6:
Matinee Performance 12:00 pm; Adults $5,
Students $1

Friday, February 7:
Matinee Performance 12:00 pm; Adults $5,
Students $1
Dessert Performance 7:00 pm; $10

ELHS 8TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION NIGHT:
Attention 8th grade families: Tuesday, January 28, from 6:00pm to 8:000pm, all 8th grade students and their parents/guardians are invited to Evergreen Lutheran High School for their 8th Grade Open House and Registration Night. This is an opportunity to meet the staff and tour the campus, while gathering curriculum and admissions information. Come and discover how your student can thrive in the Evergreen family!

A NOTE FROM THE BOOSTERS:
Parkland Lutheran School will be having our annual spring auction on Saturday, March 21. We are currently seeking donations from local businesses. Through this fundraiser event we are able to provide our children with educational and physical activities to enhance our curriculum. In past years’ auctions we have furnished a new computer lab with 20 new Dell computers, purchased a school van to shuttle students to school events, and replaced our cheerleading and basketball uniforms. This year we are looking to continue upgrading our campus security to better ensure the safety of our students.

We are currently seeking donations in the form of goods, gift certificates, services, or any item of value to be auctioned. If you are able to personally donate or procure donations from local businesses, please contact the school office.
Remember, all donations are tax deductible!

PLS WINTERFEST:
The PLS Boosters would like to invite everyone to attend Winterfest 2020 on Friday, January 24, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, in the Ark. Cost is $10 at the door (cash or check payable to PLS Boosters). Have fun with bouncy houses, obstacle courses, and a giant slide! Canteen food will consist of the Boosters’ famous taco salads, pizza, and special beverages. Friends are welcome to attend! Please note: This is not a drop-off event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.