Bench

December, 9 2018

PLC CHRISTMAS DINNER:
Today is our annual Christmas dinner. Please join us in the Ark after the Unity Service.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES:
Midweek Advent services will be held on Wednesday at 6:30pm December 12 & 19. Please come to enjoy these meditative services in the midst of a busy season.

NEW FLOWER CHART FOR 2019:
The 2019 flower chart is in the narthex. Please consider taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to beautify our church throughout the year.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:
The Christian Service Committee will sponsor the annual Christmas Caroling outing on Saturday, December 15 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We plan on visiting three of our homebound members and bring them Merry Christmas greetings with traditional Christmas hymns. If you are a regular caroler or if you have not experienced the true joy of the season through caroling before plan on attending this year. Bring along children and grandchildren. Questions, contact: Church Office at 253.537.5492

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 before January 7.

ELHS GIVING TUESDAY:
Giving Tuesday was a huge success. ELHS surpassed their goal with $22,882 raised. Thank you to all who supported them with gifts and prayers. The “new alumni” half match is still available until December 31, 2018.

SYNOD PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER:
You can find a copy of the December Synod President’s Newsletter in the clear bins on the table in the Ark.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE:
Sunday, December 16, at 4:00 pm, the students of PLS will conduct our annual Children’s Christmas Service in the Ark. All are welcome to attend.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES:
Christmas Eve:
Candlelight Services: 5:00 & 11:00 pm

Christmas Day:
Festival Communion Service 10:00 am

SYNOD YEAR-END OFFERING:
Please find in your Bulletin (or on the narthex table) an update on the ELS budget for 2018 with attached envelope giving us an opportunity to help reach the agreed upon amount. Please consider using it sometime throughout December.

LUTHERAN SENTINEL:
The November-December addition of the Lutheran Sentinel is on the narthex table for you to take and read or can be read on line. The November-December Lutheran Sentinel is now available electronically at the ELS website: http://els.org/about/ls/.

POINSETTIAS:
Please consider bringing from your home red/pink/white poinsettias that can be placed on the altar and in the chancel area on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and taken back home after the festival Christmas service on the 25th.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 12/16
Early: Ben Soper & Tom Steele
Late: Josh Daniels & Paul Hinz

ELHS SACRED CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
The Evergreen Lutheran High School annual Sacred Christmas Concert will be held Friday, December 21, beginning at 7:00 pm. The freshmen choir, concert choir, and band will perform sacred Christmas music to help us prepare our hearts for this wonderful time of the year. Invite your family and friends to come hear the good news – our Savior is born!!

SCRIP CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS:
Now is the time to order gift cards for Christmas! An order form of popular Christmas gift cards is located in the narthex or stop in at the school office to see what they have ready to sell from there card inventory.

PLS SCARVES FOR SALE:
Scarves Up! PLS will be sporting our own scarves again, to show our Viking pride at upcoming basketball games! Cost is $20 per scarf and will be sold out of the school office (checks payable to PLS Boosters). Parents, these will make great Christmas gifts!

SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS BY E-MAIL:
You are invited to submit announcements for the Parkland Bench by e-mail. Please send them by Wednesday morning to books@parklandlutheran.org.