Adult Forums in January

Sunday mornings at 10:00 in the Tree of Life Room

January 13th

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.

January 20th

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.

January 27th

Annual Meeting

There will be no forum this day as the annual congregational meeting will take place between services.


Adult Forums in December

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.


Circles in December

And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!                                       ~Luke 1:46

This month both circles will enjoy their annual Christmas celebrations! Pastor Hansen will lead a conversation about the Magnificat, the song proclaimed by Jesus’ mother, Mary. You can find it in the first chapter of Luke, beginning with verse 46.

Bethany Circle will meet at 10:30 on Monday, Dec. 10 at Judy Smith’s home (note the later time).

Salem Circle will meet at 10:00 on Wednesday, December 19 at the home of Ilse Bolliger.


Adult Forums in November 2018

Sunday Mornings at 10:00 in the Tree of Life Room

November 4, 2018

The Anti-Slavery Movement in America as Christian Witness

The radical Antislavery Movement of the 19th Century was the first great social movement demanding racial justice in American history.   Join Steve Pfaff for a discussion of this movement that was Christian in inspiration but went beyond the confines of conventional religion.  Insisting on the spiritual equality of the races and the sexes, activist spiritual virtuosi like the Grimke sisters and Theodore Weld called on fellow Americans to lives of active holiness that would overcome the “national sins” of slavery and racism.  The movement helped to define what it means to take moral positions in public life and has lasting implications for how we approach Christian witness today.

November 11, 2018

Praying the Psalms

Join Vicar Elizabeth Peter to learn a little bit about Martin Luther and his love of the Psalms.  We will discuss how we can connect to them too!

November 18, 2018

Consecration Sunday

On this special stewardship celebration join your PRLC family for brunch!

November 25 & December 2, 2018

What Are We Waiting for?

Church people know that Advent is about waiting.  But what are we waiting for?  Many churches are engaging in an ecumenical conversation about expanding Advent from four weeks to seven!  Whatever for?  Join Pastor Hansen for an exploration of Advent and how a richer and fuller observance of this liturgical season might deepen our experience of the liturgical year and the Christian life.


Circles in November

As we engage in this communion with God more deeply and come to know the One with whom we are speaking more intimately, that growing knowledge of God reveals to us all the more brilliantly who we are and our need to change in conformity to God. Prayer changes us profoundly.

― R.C. Sproul, The Prayer of the Lord


This month the Women’s Bible Study Circles will be diving into the Lord’s Prayer and examining our use of it in our daily lives. Circles will meet as follows:

Bethany Circle: Will NOT be meeting in November due to Veterans Day

Salem Circle:   Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 at the home of Randi Valdok


Wednesday Evening Adult Education

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

When trying to determine if a Children’s Bible is going to be a good one or not, Pastor Van Kley always looks at how the editors portray the story of “Jonah and the Whale.” Find out why in this 4-week conversation about the fascinating book of Jonah!

Circles in October

Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow, give us peace beyond our fear, and hope beyond our sorrow.” (ELW #612)

This month the Women’s Bible Study Circles will be discussing the Feast of St. Luke and PRLC’s practice of observing St. Luke Healing Sunday, which will take place October 21. Circles will meet as follows:

Bethany Circle: Monday, October 8 at 9:30 at the home of Bev Crop

Salem Circle:   Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 at the home of Lois Huseby


PRLC Men’s Retreat 2018

October 19, 2018      6pm-10pm
October 20, 2018      9am-4:30pm

Make plans to join us for a fun time of connection exploring the life of the Apostle Peter. On the evening of October 19th and all day on the 20th, we’ll gather at PRLC to connect with the story of Peter, with God, and with each other. Don’t miss breakout workshops, worship, delicious lunch at Gorgeous George, a trivia challenge, and many more creative ways to be together. This event is great for all identifying men college age and up. Can you bring a friend or two? Registration fee is $55 (scholarships available), and includes t-shirt, notebook, and Saturday lunch. Please see the retreat brochure below for more details. Registrations due by October 3rd to secure a t-shirt size!

Men’s Retreat 2018 brochure [pdf]