October 13, 2019

UNITY SERVICE OCTOBER 20th (10:00 AM):
As part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations we will be joining together for one unified service on Sunday, October 20 at 10:00 AM. We will also take this opportunity to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Please plan on joining with your fellow Christians on this morning.

RECOVERY UPDATE:
Pastor Obenberger had a good follow up visit a week after the surgery. Pathology report was good, indicating all cancer cells appear to have been contained in the prostate which was successfully removed. In three months his PSA number will be the next indicator to watch. He still has several weeks of recovery ahead, so continued prayers of thanksgiving and blessings upon recovery according to the Lord’s will are still much appreciated. He and Lisa also wish to express their appreciation for various ways their brothers and sisters in Christ have extended their care and concern.

PLS TRUNK OR TREAT:
The PLS Boosters will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 26, from 6:30pm to 8pm. The Boosters are in need of families to decorate their car trunks and pass out candy. They are also in need of donations in the form of baked goods and treats (no nuts), as well as game operators. If you are able to help with this event, sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex.

2020 ALTAR GUILD MEMBER/TEAM NEEDED:
The Altar Guild is in need of a member/team for late service in February & August. If you are looking for a unique way to serve in your church please consider this important and vital opportunity. You will be thoroughly educated in setting up and taking down, cleaning and storing communion ware. You would serve on the first and third Sundays of the month. Please consider volunteering for this important opportunity.
Please see or call Mike O’Neill

SUNDAY PRAYER REQUESTS:
If you would like to add a prayer to the Sunday prayers please continue to call the church office or email your request to books@parklandlutheran.org. If it is after hours on Friday (3:00 pm) or over the weekend please call one of the pastors at home. The pastors desire to be able to compose prayers ahead of the service no later than Saturday, so that they are not distracted with composition during the service. Certainly there are requests that only arise on late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and they will be worked into the prayers for the morning, so do not hesitate to make such last minute requests. But please understand that prayers received on Sunday morning, may only get mentioned as an announcement with minimal mention in the Prayer of the Church, due to the lateness of the request. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PLS 125th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Pr. Alex Ring – Festival Service Preacher 3:00 pm.
Mr. Larry Rude – Dinner/Program Keynote speaker 4:30 pm. RSVP requested.

PARKING ON OCTOBER 20th:
We have received permission from the property owner to our north, to use their parking lot for the PLS 125th anniversary events on Sunday, October 20. However, we would encourage all able bodied members to park along 124th street, so that our guests and visitors would have room to use the more obvious places of convenience. Thank you for your consideration.

OFFERING FOR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SERVICE:
In honor of the 125th Anniversary of Parkland Lutheran School, this year’s Chapel and 125th Anniversary celebration offerings will go towards remounting the school bell on campus. This bell was once mounted on the original school building on 128th & Pacific Avenue and then was mounted on our current campus roof (east side of Old Main) in 1978. The bell tower on Old Main was removed in 2007 due to severe weathering and roof replacement.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 10/20
Early: Wulf Werner & Paul Mielbrecht
Late: John Wendland

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AT PLS:
Everyone is invited to our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 1, at 2:00pm in the PLS Ark. We are planning a special bulletin board to honor veterans. Please submit photocopied pictures (which will not be returned) of family members who have served or who are serving in the military along with a caption card that includes their name, branch of service, dates served, and/or participation in which wars. If needed, we can make copies of photos in the school office. Please bring pictures and caption cards to the church or school office, or scan and send them to jmcclung@parklandlutheran.org, by Wednesday, October 23. (Previously submitted photos will be reused – no need to resubmit.)

SYNOD PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER:
You can find a copy of the October Synod President’s Newsletter in the clear bins in the Narthex.

BLESSED BE EVELYN’S MEMORY:
Evelyn Jensema died on Saturday, October 5 at the age of 97. She had been a member of Parkland for more than 30 years, though in the last year or so had been served by the pastors on a monthly basis as a homebound member. We thank God for His mercy and grace granted to her. Her funeral was held yesterday at New Tacoma Cemetery. If you would like to send a card to her family, you can send it to Debbie Davis (her daughter and PLC member) at 16705 Wanda CT SE, Yelm, WA 98597. Blessed be Evelyn’s memory in Christ our Lord.

LUTHERAN SENTINEL:
The September-October addition of the Lutheran Sentinel is on the Narthex table for you to take and read. The Lutheran Sentinel is now available to be viewed electronically at the ELS website: http://els.org/about/ls/.

PLS YARD SIGNS:
Thank you to those who were able to place “Now Enrolling, Parkland Lutheran School” signs in your yard or place of business. It has made a difference!! New school families have mentioned they saw our PLS signs. Since the school year has started and the weather is changing please feel free to take these signs down and store them until the spring. We would love for you to put them back up then. Thanks again for your help in advertising Parkland Lutheran School!

NEW USHER’S SCHEDULE:
A new Usher’s Schedule has been draw up and a copy will be deposited in each usher’s mail slot no later than October 20. Please remember if you will not be here for your assigned dates please find a replacement usher. If you are interested in becoming an usher please let me know, as I am always looking to add more names. Thank you for your continued and dedicated service over the years.
The Usher Committee, Mike O’Neill

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