Matthew 16:13-20
August 27, 2017
Time after Pentecost
Parkside's Mission Statement
Parkside Lutheran Church is a community dedicated to loving and serving God, our neighbors and ourselves in a welcoming atmosphere of tranquility and peace.

FOR PASTORAL NEEDS
Contact the church office at 836-1361 or by email: 
parksidelutheran@gmail.com | prjeremiahpsmith@gmail.com
UPCOMING EVENTS

9/9-      Can Drop-Off Fundraiser: Scouts pack 5 are holding a can drop-off from 1-3 in Atonement Hall. More info later.

9/10-    Church Picnic/ELCA Serve Day:  Our Church picnic will follow ELCA Serve Day.  We ask that people bring gloves, and garbage bags for our clean up of Shoshone Park after worship.  The picnic should begin around 12:30 back at church, and we for that please bring sides and desserts.  A sign up for that is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  There will be activities and games planned, but please feel free to bring lawn games and chairs/blankets to sit and relax on during the afternoon.  We hope to kick fall off with generous and glad hearts as we share this meal together! If you would like the T-shirt that we and thousands of other Lutherans will be wearing that day please see the sign up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. A Donation of $10 is requested but not required. 

9/10-    Sunday School teachers will be installed.

9/17-    Sunday School classes will start 
9/17-    Confirmation class after worship
 
9/17-    Sunday Education Class:  9am Stowell Lounge. All are welcome to join Pastor Jeremiah each Sunday morning to explore questions of faith, scripture, and learn from one another. We will pray, have group discussions, and watch videos of some of the best and brightest thinkers in the church today. Sept 17 is the first class: - "God-Faith is a Quest"
 
Food Pantry Donation for August: toilet paper & paper products. The Food Pantry rarely receives donations of paper products. Our donations help the food pantry save its budget for other items. Thanks you for your support. Thank you for your donations of spaghetti sauce! We received 63 jars for July.

Coffee Hour/First Sunday Feasts:Our First Sunday Feasts will begin in October and will continue to be sponsored by different groups within the church.  But, as always, everyone is welcome to bring something!  Coffee Hours will continue to be less formal for the other Sundays of the month; we appreciate greatly the help everyone in the congregation has put forth this summer and continue to encourage everyone to chip in!

November 11th: (tentative) Reader's Theatre production of "Luther". (see details below)

If you would like to see the full calendar of events here at Parkside:
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What Pastor is Reading This Week...

Each week Pastor Jeremiah will share an article he recently read. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section on Parkside's Facebook page. 

These week's Article is from Bishop Hazelwood of the New England Synod. He ask's the challenging and convicting question, "Where will you stand?" How should we as people of faith respond to white supremacy and extremism?
 
https://james-hazelwood-zl6w.squarespace.com/stories/
What's Your Story?

"What's your story?" Pastor Jeremiah would like to meet with you and hear your story! He is meeting folks at church, in their homes, or out in the community. He is meeting with current/former members, building partners, folks who live/work in Buffalo, and even folks who have never heard of Parkside Lutheran. He would love to meet with you!                                
 You can call the church office at 716-836-1361 or email him at PrJeremiahPSmith@gmail.com
                                          
BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST

Cameron Czora - 8/2
Thomas Dougherty - 8/2
Stephen Shchurowsky - 8/2
Elizabeth Harzewski - 8/3
Kyle Barry - 8/4
Claire Burton - 8/12
Frankie Lenz - 8/12
                                                Hazel Dodson - 8/15
                                               Magan Russ - 8/17
                                               Ryan Boswell - 8/19
                                              Grayson Ogden - 8/20
                                              Kiara Scaccia - 8/26
Attention Theatre Enthusiasts:
(change of date to the 11th)

Attention Theatre Enthusiasts:  We are planning a Readers Theater production of "Luther" by John Osborne. We are looking for 10-12 interested people to read parts. 
NO ACTING EXPERIENCE or MEMORIZATION NECESSARY! 

Please contact Becky Harzewski as soon as possible if you would like to be a part of this event. Performance is slated for Saturday, November 11th in the early evening ON STAGE in Atonement Hall. This will be in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. 
Capital Campaign

Goal for Campaign: $80,000 - 
Donations received to date: $43,418

Total Pledged: $64,000 
Total Pledged donations received to date: 39,581

Thank you for your pledges and donations!

FOOD PANTRY
DONATION REQUEST

Food Pantry Donation for Augusttoilet paper & paper productsThe Food Pantry rarely receives donations of paper products. Our donations help the food pantry save its budget for other items. Thanks you for your support. Thank you for your donations of spaghetti sauce! We received 63 jars for July.

Thanks for your donations!!
CONFIRMATION CLASS

Youth in seventh and eighth grade are invited to join Pastor Jeremiah after church on the third Sunday of each month. Together with youth and Pastors from Holy Trinity we will explore, faith, scripture, what it means to be Lutheran and have some fun. Contact Pastor Jeremiah if you or someone you know might be interested.  Our first meeting will be after church on September 17th after worship.

Sunday Education
Starting this fall all are welcome to join Pastor Jeremiah in Stowell Lounge on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Together we will explore questions of faith, explore scripture, and learn from one another. We will pray, have group discussions, and watch videos of some of the best and brightest thinkers in the church today.
 

 Fall Schedule

9/17 God- Faith is a Quest: Brian Mclaren
 
9/24 Religion- Spirituality is not enough: Lillian Daniel
 
10/1 Jesus- The Revolution of Love: Mark Scanrette
 
10/8 Salvation- Abundant Life Now: Shane Hipps
 
10/15 Cross- Where God is: Nadia Bolts Weber
 
10/22 Bible- A Book Like No Other: Lauren Winner
 
10/29 Church- An Imperfect Family: Bruce Reyes-Chow
 
11/5: Faith, Money, and Stuff - Does God Prefer the Poor?
 
11/12: Faith, Money, and Stuff - Where's your heart?
 
11/19: Faith, Money, and Stuff - So...What's a disciple to do?
 
11/26: No Class
 
12/3: Exploring Advent
 
12/10: Exploring Advent
 
12/17: Exploring Advent



Bishop Eaton's Statement on the Healthcare Debate

July 26, 2017 

Throughout the debate on the effort to "repeal or repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, Lutherans have joined me in calling on their members of Congress to improve access to health care.


 "We of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have an enduring commitment to work for and support health care for all people as a shared endeavor. Our commitment comes in grateful response to God's saving love in Jesus Christ that frees us to love and seek the well-being of our neighbor" (ELCA social statement "Caring for Health: Our Shared Endeavor," 2003). 
The Senate is now debating health care reform. In the strongest possible terms, I urge senators to oppose any effort to cut funding to Medicaid that eliminates essential health care for seniors, veterans, children and low-income working families. 

I ask all Lutherans to pray for our leaders and to be advocates with me. Our collective voices make a difference, and we should raise them to call on our senators to stand with the most vulnerable members of our communities. It is time for Congress to work together to find solutions that ensure health care for all in our nation of God's great abundance. 

God's peace, 
Dash's Receipts 
Save your receipts from Dash's
The Dash's receipts will go to our food pantry to help 
them purchase supplies.  
Collection receptacle for receipts are in the narthex.
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