Compared to September giving, October was a somewhat disappointing month, with a shortfall compared to budget of almost $10,000. Historically the generosity of our members in November and December have helped us close the gap. Thank in advance for your support of PRLC and all its ministries!
Have you ever considered using Simply Giving for regular electronic contributions? Now would be a good time to sign up. Over 90 PRLC households currently participate in this program, which is easy to set up, to change, or to stop. You can choose to contribute from a checking account or via credit card, on a weekly, semi-monthly or monthly basis. In addition to supporting the General Operating Fund you can give to the food bank, outreach, or the building fund, just to name a few designations.
Electronic fund transfers give you peace of mind that your stewardship commitment is taken care of and that PRLC receives predictable revenues, even when you’re away. And you’ll never need to play “catch up” at the end of the year.
For more information, please request a sign-up form at Grace Station or from the office; or find the “Online Giving” button on our website’s home page.
Other ways to support PRLC :
- Cash, of course (Note that we can only credit your giving record if it’s in an envelope with your name on it—otherwise it counts toward the “Loose Offering”.)
- Planned Giving (remembering PRLC in your will)
Join LSM alumni and friends for a recital and
service of Evening Prayer
~ Light reception to follow ~
December 2, 4:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Mercer Island, WA
Thomas Bandar, Viola
Thomas Bandar, Executive Director and Viola Faculty at LSM, welcomes you to enjoy a program of Beethoven, Brahms, Bach and more. Bandar maintains a dual career as an administrator and artist, and is thrilled to bring an Evening of LSM to the Pacific Northwest.
Rev. Paul Hoffman
LSM 2019 Chaplain
Rev. Paul Hoffman, formerly of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, will preside over a service of Evening Prayer in true LSM style. Rev. Hoffman looks forward to returning to LSM in 2019 to serve as chaplain.
This recital is free and open to all! A freewill offering will be collected to support LSM 2019. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate, you may do so online.
Sunday mornings at 10:00 in the Tree of Life Room
December 2, 2018
What Are We Waiting for? (Part 2)
Pastor Hansen will lead the discussion that began on November 25 with a focus on the season of Advent and a current ecumenical proposal to expand this season of preparation from four weeks to seven.
December 9, 2018
Pastoral Housing Update
The ad-hoc group charged with exploring options for housing arrangements for the Associate Pastor will present their findings and answer questions.
With Advent and Christmas comes some amazing music. Our sanctuary here at PRLC is a wonderful performance space, and the community knows it! We provide rehearsal and performance space for a number of community musical ensembles, and as a consequence we have an exciting line-up of concerts pretty much every year at this time. Here are some of the performances scheduled here this December:
Saturday, December 1, 7:00 pm
Seattle Classical Guitar Society
Annual Holiday Fund-Raising Concert
Sunday, December 2, 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Northwest Chamber Chorus
Follow the Star
Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm
Swedish Singers of Seattle
A Nordic Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 9, 2:30 pm
City Cantabile Choir
A Celtic Magnificat
Friday, December 14, 7:30 pm
No Small Wonder
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:00 & 6:30 pm
Monday, December 24, 10:30 pm
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Chancel Choir
Christmas Eve Pre-Worship Recital
Our fall stewardship campaign culminated on November 18, Consecration Sunday. Worship services with guest preacher Pastor Joan Beck were followed by well-attended gatherings in Fellowship Hall, where we enjoyed a catered brunch. Thank you to all who helped prepare for and participated in this successful event!
Some preliminary numbers (as of 11/21/18):
- A total of 126 individuals or households completed Estimate of Giving Cards for 2019. (Additional cards were mailed to members who were not able to be at church that day.)
- A total of 82 of these giving units increased their financial commitment above their last year’s amount.
- A total of 121 giving units present to fill out Estimate of Giving Cards on Consecration Sunday committed a total of $502,996.
- Based on last year’s giving records, we can expect to receive $256,960 in General Fund donations during the coming year from people who have consistent giving patterns during the past twelve months, but were not present on November 18.
- Including loose offerings and church income from non-donor sources this gives us a grand total of at least $841,856 in anticipated income for the next twelve months.
- The total income for our general operating budget during the last twelve months was $820,318. Therefore we can expect our operating budget income to increase by at least $21,538 next year.