December 1, 2019

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES:
This year’s midweek Advent services will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm December 4, 11 & 18. Please come to enjoy these meditative services in the midst of a busy season.

PLC CHRISTMAS DINNER:
This year our annual Christmas Dinner will be on December 15 after the 10:00 am unity service. The Women’s Club is looking for people to help decorate tables for the Christmas dinner. If you are interested in helping decorate contact Marie Cronk.

NEW FLOWER CHART FOR 2020:
The 2020 flower chart is in the Narthex. Please consider taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to beautify our church throughout the year

THE SAARI FAMILY FAREWELL:
Our Redeemer in Yelm will host a farewell potluck luncheon for the Saari family Sunday, December 1, between 12:00-1:30 pm. Pastor Saari was called to Western Koshkonong, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

ELHS GIVING TUESDAY:
For Giving Tuesday, December 3, Evergreen Lutheran High School has a dollar for dollar matching opportunity. Consider making a gift online, or a pledge over the phone to double your gift. Contact the Evergreen at 253.946.4488 with your pledge or make your donation online at elhs.org by Tuesday!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:
The Christian Service Committee will sponsor the annual Christmas Caroling outing on Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We plan on visiting our home-bound 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 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 10.

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.

SPECIAL YEAR END ELS OFFERING:
Delegates and pastors at convention set a base goal of $740,000 for gifts from congregations to our ELS missions and ministries. In addition, the convention earmarked all gifts over this amount to help provide funding for religion staffing at Bethany Lutheran College. $780,000 is our total goal for congregational offerings.
Please note the envelope provided in your mailbox for this special offering to ELS and its missions. Write the check to our church and please include your envelope number and place it in the collection plate today or over the next couple of weeks. As you do, please consider that our Lord’s grace extends to us so we are able to. “

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

CHRISTIAN SERVICE THANK YOU:
The PLC Christian Service Committee would like to thank the congregation for attending it’s Fellowship Hours. For the financial support donated to the Food Pantry and Sunshine Fund. These programs continue to help those in need because you continue to support them. Thank you to all who brought pumpkin treats for us to enjoy and to everyone for your years of generous support. PLC Christian Service Committee.

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 12/08
Early: Mike Taylor & John Taylor
Late: Josh Daniels & Mike O’Neill

B.A.S.H. TOY DRIVE:
PLS is collecting toys for the B.A.S.H. toy drive! B.A.S.H. is a local food bank serving many members of our community. If you are interested in helping with this drive, please bring an unwrapped new toy to PLS by Wednesday, December 18. Thank you in advance for you generous donations!

WOMEN’S CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER:
Women’s Club will be having its annual (No Host) Christmas Dinner at Citron European Bistro, 10716 A Street, on December 6, at 6:00 pm. All women of the congregation and the school are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending please contact Marie Cronk by Dec. 5.

2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES:
Your 2020 offering envelopes were placed in your member box. Please review your new envelope packet and remove from your box.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE:
Sunday, December 22, at 4:00 pm, the students of PLS will conduct our annual Children’s Christmas Service in the Ark. All are welcome to attend.

LUTHERAN SENTINEL:
The November-December addition of the Lutheran Sentinel is on the Narthex table for you to take and read.

THANK YOU FROM LMSG:
This week Parkland will be able to send a check for $275.00 to the Lutheran Military Support Group for the support of active and veteran military personnel in the ELS and WELS. Thank you for your generosity and support of this program. What blessings we have received from our heavenly Father through the dedication, work, and sacrifices of those who serve/have served in our military.

THE GIFT OF GENEROSITY:
This holiday season, we thank everyone who has supported PLC this past year with their time, talent and financial contributions and look forward to support from all of our members in the year ahead. If you need a convenient way to make regular offerings or if you plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to look into our electronic giving options. As the pace of life speeds up, especially around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions. Visit the PLC website or contact the church office for more information.

PLS MOVIE NIGHT:
Join the Boosters for a special showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Friday, December 13, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the “Ark” (gym); we will be featuring a fun night of Christmas cheer for all ages. Wear your favorite PJ’s and bring your favorite blanket or pillow to sit on. Cost is $5 per student with accompanying adult or $10 for student drop off (drop off for school aged children only). Popcorn, hot cocoa, and a cupcake will be provided for each child.