Bench

February 17, 2019

90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:
On Sunday, February 24, PLC will be celebrating Lyla Nelson’s 90th birthday in the Narthex after the 10:30am service.

LIVE-STREAMING IN PROGRESS: PLEASE BE MINDFUL!
Now that we are live-streaming and will soon have the recordings available for the entire world to see, please be mindful of your unseen viewing neighbors. We would ask that conversations be held out in the Narthex before services, so that those in the Sanctuary and on-line are able to make use of the pre-service music for their mediation. The live-streaming will begin as the pre-service music begins. As a reminder, the ushers will have the doors closed between the Sanctuary and Narthex. (Remember: any conversations you have before the service in the Sanctuary while the music is playing will be picked up by the microphones.)

PLS SOCK HOP & SOCK DRIVE:
The Boosters will be hosting a 50’s & 60’s style Sock Hop & Sock Drive on Friday, February 22, from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm in the Ark (gym). The Boosters will be collecting new socks at the door for the Wishing Well, a foundation that benefits local foster children. Admission is free!

CONGRATULATIONS – A GIRL:
Jason & Kristen Wenham (daughter of Paul & Bonni Mielbrecht) have been blessed with the birth of a daughter, Kyra Leanne (8lbs 2oz-20 1/4”) on February 10, 2019. Kyra will be baptized Sunday, February, 24 at the 10:30 am service. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
(Psalm 127:3).

$NOWED OUT:
This is probably on the minds of most, if not all, of our faithful members, but on Sunday February 10, due to the inclement weather the attendance was way down. Even though the first Sunday of February almost saw the full weekly budgeted amount of member giving, we fell woefully short the second Sunday (not to mention the canceling of the first two Monday vesper services of the month). So we would encourage everyone to keep in mind our ongoing needs with payroll, utilities, mortgage, etc. so that the treasurer is not faced with insufficient cash flow to meet all our obligations. Thank you for your consideration of these matters.

ELECTRONIC GIVING:
Parkland Lutheran Church now 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. Visit our church website for more information on online giving.

2019 MEMBER OFFERING ENVELOPES:
If you had not collected your 2019 offering envelopes they have been removed from your membership box. Please contact a pastor after a service and they will get them for you. You may also contact the church office and they will be returned to your box for the next Sunday pick up.

CALLS RECEIVED
Over the last few weeks, two area called workers received calls from other schools. Mr. Perry Lund, a member of Parkland and teacher at Evergreen Lutheran High School, received a call to teach science at WELS high school at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Florida. Pastor Pittenger, pastor of Bethany in Port Orchard, also received a call to serve as a religion professor at Bethany Lutheran College. Please pray for them and encourage them as they consider where their skills will best serve God’s kingdom.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 02/24
Early: David Kreienbrink & Glenn Welsh
Late: Kelly Fagan & Kyle Fagan

PIE SALE A SUCCESS:
Many thanks to the congregation for supporting the Women’s Club Pie Sale; it was a great success. A special thanks goes out to all those who contributed by bringing in such delicious pies, they were enjoyed by many.

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFFIBRILLATOR (AED):
The PLS Boosters purchased two AED’s; one for the church (located in the back hallway, outside Pastor Obenberger’s office) and one for the school (located in the foyer of the Ark). The PLS staff has been trained on how to use these life-saving devices. To watch an instructional video on how to use an AED, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONl21EFCess

LUTHERAN SENTINEL:
The January – February addition of the Lutheran Sentinel is on the Narthex table for you to take and read. Look for an article written by Pastor Gullixson about PLC 125th Anniversary.

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

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

SAVE THE DATE:
Sunday, October 20, 2019 PLS 125th Anniversary:
Pr. A. Ring – Festival Service Preacher 4:00 pm.
Mr. L. Rude – Dinner/Program Keynote speaker 5:30 pm.
Plan now to attend!

LYA – LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS:
The Lutheran Youth Association will once again be serving meals before our midweek Lenten services. This is one of their fundraising opportunities in preparation for going to the ELS’ LYA Convention (Bethany Lutheran College this year). There will be a sign up board in the Narthex for those who would like to contribute to the meals. The meals will be served each Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:15pm. Thank you for your help and generosity.

MEMBER PICTURE BOARD:
Please help keep the picture board in the narthex up to date. If your picture is missing or you would like to update it – here are 3 ways to do it:

1. E-mail your photo to Lisa Obenberger at: lobenberger@me.com.

2. Put a photo in the G & L Obenberger member box (in the back of church) with your name on the back (your photo will be returned to you after it is scanned in).

3. Ask Lisa to take your picture