Did you get some rest and relaxation this summer? I hope! If not, squeeze some in before Labor Day! We are moving forward, and please remember that we are better together! Here are updates on what’s happening here at PLC. Love ya bunches! ~ Pastor Bob
Thanks to Kate and our faithful office volunteers
You’ve heard it said that we don’t know what we’ve got till its gone…I disagree! We ALWAYS knew that we had the best church secretary long before she took time off to recover from a broken shoulder! Kate is working a few days a week now. So thanks, Kate, for how well you serve us at PLC. And this summer’s volunteer office workers have been greatly appreciated, especially Linda Lenz who has coordinates the volunteers for us. We are better together!
The first Confirmation class for 2022-23 will be Wednesday, September 14 at 6-7 p.m. Parents must accompany the students for this meeting. A complete class schedule and other information will be presented at this meeting. While the class is geared toward youth in 7th and 8th grades, parents of 6th graders may speak with me about allowing their children to attend Confirmation this Fall. Also, if you know of an interesting speaker or place to visit for Wednesday night, let me know!
Sunday School 2022-23
Our Children’s Ministry Director, Julie Colson, has resigned from her position to tend to family needs. She and her husband Mike will continue to worship and serve at PLC (whew!). Julie is a dedicated, creative servant of the church, and if you get the chance, please thank her for her amazing commitment to PLC. At this point, Sunday School for this Fall is on hold. For this ministry – and all our education ministries – to move forward, we need the support of the entire congregation. Please give your feedback to Pastor Bob and council members as we discern what’s next for Sunday School.
Does the Book of Revelation scare you? It is a challenging read, but it really isn’t scary! I have wanted to lead a study on the Revelation using resources by Dr. Craig Koester for a long time. If interested, please contact me. If there is enough interest, we could open this to the community.
Confidential Prayer Group
I often get confidential prayer requests from members and community members. There is a small group of pray-ers that prayer with me now via Email. If interested in joining this group, let me know. Respect for confidentiality is key, and those for whom we pray always express their appreciation. The sensitive aspect of this ministry requires that a confidentiality agreement must be signed if you wish to participate.
Serving on Sundays
Please note that hospitality is a vital part of Sunday mornings at church. Greeting those we know and those we don’t is important to building Christian connectedness. That said, most Sundays we could use a few extra folks to usher or help in other ways. And we always could use a Scripture reader every Sunday. On Sunday mornings, look for Mary Henrickson, Court Sand, or an usher to offer your services. Contact Pastor Bob if you’d like to read Scripture. We are better together!
New Buzzer/Doorbell at Glass Door/Portico
Our property committee, other members, and church council have done a terrific job of getting a security system installed at the glass/main door of PLC. The system in place is easy to use for both visitors and staff. When staff is present, the building will be locked and visitors will need to ring the “doorbell” at the glass door. There is a small screen/tablet in the church office that shows a live video of the individual and allows us to talk with them. One the visitor is identified, we can “buzz” the visitor into the building. Thanks again to all that helped with this project! We welcome all and must provide a safe place for all at PLC.
Love God, Love Others, Serve the World…and maybe you can serve right here at PLC!
We have two very part-time, paid positions at PLC. One is to work with me and our confirmation kids for two hours on Wednesday nights during the school year. The other is to be a social media expert who assists me and Kate with digital “stuff” for two or so hours a week. Please contact me ASAP for details.
Everybody’s got a place in the choir!
If you’d like to be part of our church choir, please sign up in the red narthex and someone will be in touch with you very soon. Music adds so much to our worship!
A Message from your Church Secretary…
Thank you for the cards, prayers, food, visits and kind words, during recover from my shoulder injury. Complete recovery will take another 4—5 months and depending on the pain and healing, total shoulder replacement is still an option. I am eager to get back to a sense of normality and will be working a few hours a week now. If you’re in the building stop in the office and say hi.
Thank you to the volunteers coordinated by Linda Lenz. You are a great team!
Finally, a big thank you to Pastor Bob for his support and prayers.
God bless you all! Kate
JOIN US IN PERSON at the church!!!! Worship with Holy Communion Sundays at 9:00 a.m.; Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.