Sunday Morning Worship – 5/17/2020

MLC Community-

Good morning!  He is Risen!  See below for your worship resources for 5/17/2020, the sixth Sunday after Easter.

The E-Bulletin
The Celebrate
The Highlights
Easter Season Music from Kit Taylor (and Trevor Dunn)
YouTube Playlist with Hymns
Conversation with Anna Hoesly – John 14:15-24
Audio for the above


New Door Locks – We have had new keypad door locks installed on the office door and the kitchen door.  Consequently, your keys will no longer get you in to the building!  If you do need building access on a temporary or ongoing basis, please email Pastor Jesse and he will set you up!

Scholarships available – apply for 2020-2021 funding: All MLC high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a two or four-year college or trade school are encouraged to apply for scholarships available through MLC. Contact the office and an application form will be emailed to you – Deadline for completed applications is June 1, 2020.

Ministry proposals anyone? 
The MLC Mission Endowment Fund Board is seeking ministry proposals: Since 1990, the MLC Endowment Fund has supported local programs — such as Backpack Buddies, Camp Lutherwood, Milwaukie Nutrition Center, Love INC, and others – in which our members are involved. It’s the time of year for us to distribute funds earned during 2019. If you know of a worthy local charitable organization with a mission of spiritual growth, education, or outreach and you would like the board to consider funding it for 2020, please contact a current board member of the church office to submit a proposal. We are gifted by God and the generous hearts of our congregation with this way to lift up the work of others. There is more need than ever in our community, and we are committed to considering each request thoughtfully. Please prepare a short statement of the funding you would like to request, how it would be used, and contact information so we can get back to you with questions. All proposals must be received by June 1, 2020. If you have questions for us, please contact one of the current board members: Andy Quale, Mary Jo Hess, Jim Rustvold, Tracy Thompson, or Gretchen Miles. 

Meals on Wheels – Because the Milwaukie Center’s Meals on Wheels program is in Clackamas County, unfortunately they do not receive funds from the Meals on Wheels ads that you may have been seeing on TV.  Consequently, they are in need of donations as well as volunteer help.  You can donate at: or sign up to volunteer at:

Emergency Relief Team – Our Emergency relief team “met” last week and decided to direct all resources to MLC families, MLC Preschool Families, and families of students at Rowe MS, Milwaukie HS, El Puente elementary, and Milwaukie Elementary, with the option of additional referrals from the Wichita Center.  Consequently, if you have extra money that you’re looking to donate to a good cause, please consider donating to our emergency relief fund so that we can help families in our neighborhood stay in their homes through this tough time.  (Additional note: We are currently applying for a PEER [Pandemic Emergency Economic Relief] grant through the Oregon Synod that will match donated funds; more news on this to come).

MLCW Lent Offering – In the time of COVID, Lent seems a long time ago.  When Lent began, the MLCW suggested we look differently at “giving up” for Lent and instead focus on “giving” a monetary value each day of Lent.  This could be from a monetary “giving up” of a daily sacrifice of purchased coffee or something else.  We suggested you bring your Lent offering to our Easter service offering.  My offering is still sitting on my kitchen counter!  How about yours?  The MLCW designated Lent giving be directed to the Wichita Center.  With the pandemic, the Wichita Center is more in need now of funding than prior to the beginning of Lent.  If you have not sent your offering, please send it to the MLCW treasurer LuAnn Collinworth’s address, attention MLCW Lent offering, or if you prefer, direct your check to MLCW Lent offering and send it with your weekly offering.  Staff shortage and other program restraints at the Wichita Center make gift cards to local grocery stores the easiest way to put groceries in the hands of those who need. The MLCW will see your offerings become gift cards for those in need.   – Cheryl Johnson

Joe Watson is Home! – Joe Watson came home from the hospital last Sunday afternoon after spending almost 2 months at OHSU.  Some MLC folks did a “parade” to welcome Joe home.  Thank you for all your prayers and support during this time, and a big thank you to the medical staff at OHSU!

The Parade!

Pastor Jesse