Please visit the LYONS website (roaringlyons.org) to find information about our middle school trip to Lutherwood Oregon and our high school trip to Idaho Servant Adventures, and how you can sign up. Deadline to sign up is March 17
Sunday Night Live (All LYONS)
6:00-8:00pm Sunday February 3
St John United
All LYONS youth and friends are invited to join us for dinner, games, worship, and time with friends.
Snowshoeing with Peak 7 (High School)
7:00am-4:00pm (ish) Wednesday, February 20
Meet at SJU, cost $45
Looking for a great way to get up into the snow during mid-winter break? Join us for a day of snowshoeing at Snoqualmie Pass with Peak 7 Adventures’ guides leading the way. Friends welcome! Please sign up on the LYONS website.
Middle School GO! Night
6:00pm Friday, March 1st – 7:30am Saturday, March 2nd
Meet at St. John United
Join us for a fun filled night with youth from across the Northwest Washington Synod. We will be heading down to St. Matthew’s in Renton for an all night event. We will be doing all sorts of different fun activities, enjoying food, worshipping, and having great fellowship together. As always, friends are more than welcome to join and are highly encouraged to.
Keep Up to Date with LYONS!
If you haven’t already, you can join the LYONS Facebook group (Lutheran Youth of North Seattle), follow us on Instagram (@roaring_lyons), or check out our website roaringlyons.org
Our church constitution is a carefully written document that serves to define the purpose of the church, the function and interaction of organizations and positions within the congregation, and its relationship to the larger church body, the ELCA. Bylaws were written to flesh out some of the details, for instance the role of various council positions or the purpose of annual congregational meetings.
The constitution currently in effect dates back to 2008. You will be hearing more in coming weeks about an effort to update the PRLC Constitution and Bylaws, with the following goals:
- To unify the two documents into one, with bylaws being logically numbered and placed by the corresponding chapters of the Constitution. They are currently two separate documents, and some of the numbering scheme has gotten misaligned over the years.
- To match the ELCA Model Constitution and incorporate language changes from the 2013 and 2016 Churchwide Assemblies.
- In some instances it has been recommended to make changes to remove language that no longer reflected current PRLC practices.
Please look for announcements in future bulletins and newsletters about Adult Forum-style information being made available. Members will have opportunity to study the proposed changes, and ask questions. It is the goal and hope of your council that we will be able to approve the updated, unified document at the April 2019 Congregational Meeting.
Sunday mornings at 10:00 in the Tree of Life Room
Friendly Water for the World
Lack of access to clean water has taken its toll on people around the world. In the past decade alone, many have died from waterborne illnesses. Come and learn how Friendly Water for the World is working toward just solutions. PRLC member Steve Johnson serves on the board of Friendly Water for the World, and will speak of its work with communities around the world who have little in the way of access to resources by sharing knowledge and providing training in ensuring clean water through the establishment and maintenance of water filtering systems.
Preparing for the Annual Meeting
In a conversation facilitated by your pastors and parish council, come and hear about the items to be discussed at the PRLC Annual Meeting on January 27th.
There will be no forum this day as the annual congregational meeting will take place between services.
At PRLC, all are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Instruction is appropriate for children at any age that the parents see fit. Many children receive “First Communion” instruction at around Kindergarten or 2nd grade, and then again when they are older and able to think differently about the sacrament. Frankly, we all need instruction throughout our lives! We never fully grasp the mystery.
Pastor Van Kley will offer communion instruction for children in February. She will gear her lesson toward the ages and abilities of those interested. Please contact her directly if this is something you desire for your child, whether communion will be new for them, or if they’ve already been communing but desire further instruction.