We are having a food drive in July. We hope you will start collecting non-perishing food items. A barrel will be in the Fellowship Hall for your donations. If you do not want to give food items, considering giving a monetary contribution. Thank you, the Mission Committee.

Less than two more weeks until our gigantic Sizzling Summer Sale!! Be sure to sign up at the Connections Center, there are many opportunities to help. If you can drop in during the week of June 13-20th for any amount of time there is no need to sign-up. Just come between 9 and 4.If you have any questions please call Bobbie Buckley ( 452-9190) or Dona Hair (670-3213).

At the Port Angeles 4th of July parade volunteers are needed to carry individual banners of Washington soldiers who lost their lives in the Middle Eastern conflicts. This procession is coordinated by Betsy Schultz of Captain Joseph's House Foundation. For detailed information and to volunteer there is a sign up sheet at the Connection Center or contact Marcia Logan. Let's make sure every fallen soldier is not forgotten.

Vacation Bible School is coming up soon! The time will be July 10th-14th from 8:30-12:00 (note the earlier time) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The theme is Hero's of the Bible. There are still slots that need to be filled. The needs are teachers for grades 1 & 2, grades 3 & 4, and grades 5 & 6. We could use some youth helpers too. There is also a need for some people to help with the snacks in the kitchen. Also if you are a piano player who is willing to help out for 1 hour a day- it would be wonderful! The next planning meeting will be at HTLC on Tuesday June 13th at 6:30 PM in their library.
Here are a list of craft supplies needed: aluminum foil, Mod Podge (a type of craft glue), small jars (like baby food jars, or small canning jars- the lids are not needed), battery powered tea lights, cloth ribbon (less than 1/2 inch), metal juice lids (from frozen juice concentrate), and fabric markers.
For the games and Science stations they need: thin cardboard boxes folded flat ( like cereal boxes), newspaper, masking tape, sponges, and drinking straws. Supplies that can be borrowed (labeled so they can be returned)- safety cones, 2- 5 gallon buckets, 3 medium size rubber/plastic playground balls, various items of interesting texture (for preschool touch tank), hula hoops, and strong magnets. If you can help, or want to find out any more information contact Pam Fosnes at 452-4331.

Tuesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am. An in-depth study of Bible stories, their characters, their lives and relationship with God and with people. We begin with stories of some of Jesus' parables. Is the parable of the Prodigal Son really about the prodigal son? Are we, like the persistent widow before the stem judge, supposed to pester God with prayer until we get what we want? The study book is The Parables: Understanding What Jesus Meant by Gary Inrig, which will be provided. We encourage both men and women to bring to the group their love of the Bible and its stories. Please contact Elsie Oliver, 907-841-2329, for more information.