If you want to take part in this summer’s Cross-Cascade hike: we have a mandatory planning meeting this Sunday May 6 at 12:30pm in the library. Bring your maps and a list of the backpacking gear you already have. You do not need to bring in your gear at this point for gear-check … just a list is good for now. Among us all, we’ll probably be able to cover all the gear required for this trip. Vicar Gompf will bring her gear for showing what is needed.
Powerful and difficult conundrums exist when it comes to raising white children in a society that is one of the most racially diverse in the world, while also being full of racial tension and inequity.
Developing strategies for raising “healthy” (by definition, “anti-racist”) white kids is a critical investment in the well-being and futures of all of our children.
This plenary will map common conundrums relative to nurturing anti-racist white identity: conundrums that impact adults as much as they do young people. Whether you have or were a white kid, or just have relationships with people who used to be or have white kids—the conversation this lecture will enable us to have is for everyone.
$50, $25, $15
Scholarships available upon inquiry
Missionary Friends Visit in April
On April 29th, we welcomed back church member Zach Courter for an adult forum about the work he and his wife, Rev. Rachel Eskesen, do as ELCA missionaries in Hungary. We heard about the ups and downs of being Program Coordinators for Young Adults in Global Mission-Central Europe, as well as the work Zach does at City Park Lutheran in Budapest, Hungary. Zach and Rachel both returned the following Wednesday evening to connect with our confirmation classes. You can read more about their ongoing adventures via their blog at zachandrachel.wordpress.com.
In 2017, we began supporting Zach and Rachel by joining the ELCA’s Covenant Sponsorship program. Their important work doesn’t happen without support from communities like ours, and our church’s support of Zach and Rachel comes from you. Would you like to join the effort by offering a one-time gift or make a monthly pledge for the remainder of 2018? Please contact Minister of Outreach Patrick Meagher, or simply mail or bring a check by the church (made out to PRLC) with “Zach and Rachel” in the memo line. Thank you for continuing our support of this wonderful missionary couple!
Nancy will be saying good-bye to us in her role as Minister of Children and Families at the end of this program year. She has served PRLC since 2011. WOW! Nancy’s care and influence over the children and families here during her years of ministry are immeasurable. Come join in the joyous celebration giving thanks for her years of faithful service on Sunday, May 13 at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. For details on how you can help, please contact Amy Wathey at email@example.com
The Monelli Memo
Alleluia. Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
As we come to the end of the joyous season of Easter and head into Ordinary Time, we must never forget that the risen Lord continues with us and that the power of the Holy Spirit fills us so that we can boldly step out in faith no matter what lies ahead. I know that summer can be a busy time for families. Child care arrangements become even more complicated than they are during the school year, and sports, vacations, and other activities can consume every waking minute. But I hope that all of us – especially those of us with children – will consciously make time for worship and service during the summer months.
Children can easily be led to believe that the entire world revolves around them if everything we do is aimed at making sure they are occupied with healthy and fun activities. But even during the long days of summer, Jesus is calling us all (young and old alike) to follow him into the places of need in the world around us. Schools may be closed, but shelters, food banks, and soup kitchens are still open and in need of Jesus’ love and care for those they serve. And as the Feast of Pentecost reminds us, we have all been empowered to share that love and care with them.
Come for nourishment each Sunday and then take what you have received out into the community. Even little hands can make a big difference. Thanks.
For His Sake,
Last Day of Sunday School Party on Sunday, May 13
Included in this time of celebration will be our annual Blessing of the Bicycles (and other non-auto modes of transportation). Please leave your person-powered vehicles in the Tree of Life room when you arrive for worship.
Bread for the Journey End-of-Year PICNIC
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
West Woodland Park Playground
5500 Phinney Ave. North (corner of Phinney Ave N and N 59th)
Hot Dogs and Veggie Dogs, beverages, plates and utensils, and s’more fixings will be provided. Just bring something to sit on and a side dish to share.
Thank you so much for inviting me into this wonderful community of faith. The past five years have been a tremendous blessing for me and I give thanks to God for it all. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to have spent time with the children, tweens, and teens as we ambled together on our journeys of faith.
For His sake,
On June 3 we will bless our congregation’s graduating high school seniors and send them off with a lasting gift from the congregation: hand-pieced quilts created especially for them by the people of PRLC’s quilting ministry. Please join us in blessings and prayers for the class of 2018:
Have you ever had a bad day, and then someone gives you an unexpected gift or reaches out with a hug and somehow it all seems much better?
At this year’s vacation bible school, we’ll explore the nature of grace, and how God’s unexpected love changes just about everything in our lives. We’re excited to welcome our friends from Camp Lutherwood, who will lead groups, games, songs, and field trips all geared toward experiencing God’s grace for God’s people.
We’ll offer a day-long program for kids entering 1st-6th grade in the fall, as well as a half day morning program for 4-year olds through Kindergarten. Older kids and adults are still welcome (and needed!) to volunteer as leaders and helpers. Please contact Minister of Outreach Patrick Meagher in the office for more information.
Download the registration brochure below, and let’s have some fun!
1st – 6th grade: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $75 for the week
4 yo – K: 9am – 12pm
Cost: $40 half day