Meet Pastor Bryon Hansen
Our new lead pastor preaches and presides for the first time this morning. Come and greet Pastor Bryon over coffee and cookies in between services in the fellowship hall. We look forward to celebrating this momentous Sunday together as a community of faith.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church has housed the Washington State office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the past two years. The State office:
- supports 22 affiliates around the state
- trains teachers for our free public education and support programs
- advocates for people living with mental illness and their families at the state and local levels
A NAMI representative will present information about their programs and the current status of mental health services in Washington.
Bishop Kirby Unti
Bishop Unti preaches at both services this morning, and as a bonus we’ll welcome him for an adult forum conversation. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to hear directly from our Synod leader. See you there!
Dr. David Ellingson: Paddle Pilgrim
Pilgrimage! The ancient idea of a spiritual journey is given new meaning by Dr. David Ellingson, author of Paddle Pilgrim, the exciting story of his solo kayak trip down the Mississippi River. Ellingson — an ELCA ordained pastor and faculty member at Trinity Lutheran College — shares both captivating stories and slides about this journey and raises questions for each of us about our own pilgrimages.
World Communion Day: Abby Cress in Jerusalem
PRLC member Abby Cress, recently returned from a year in East Jerusalem with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program, will share a bit of her work and experiences at this morning’s adult forum. Abby would love to hear some of your questions and interests ahead of time in order to incorporate them into her presentation (contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions will of course be welcome during the presentation as well!
Election Forum: Gun Rights Initiatives 594 & 591
This election forum will provide an overview of both gun rights initiatives on the November ballot. With contentious messages on all sides of this issue, we aim to offer a perspective grounded in our passion for Christ’s love for all creation. At this unique forum, hear from representatives of both initiatives as we seek understanding to make an informed decision.