Newsletter | December 14, 2020
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS
For the Spirit of healing: that God will touch all who are burdened with illness, weakness and in need, especially; For all who are sick, we pray for Steve Bocian, cousin of Chuck Bocian; Beth Benedetti; Lynne O.; Barb Allan; Marcia Coluccio, mother of Greg Coluccio; Bill Simpson, brother of Marilee Simpson; Bill Simpson, brother of Marilee Simpson; and Peter Daly, cousin of Becky Mullin. May the Lord in his mercy be close to them with his healing power and his tender love May God’s healing Spirit renew them in body, mind, and spirit so that they may live fully, enjoy their relationships and appreciate all of God’s gifts. And those inscribed in the Book of Prayers. May the healing love of the Spirit touch them and bring them to wholeness.

For those who have died, especially Florence Radermacher, mother of Ann Radermacher; Jim McGarry, father of Liz Harrington; Eleanor Fargo, cousin of Peggy Fargo; Eileen Cockbain; and Tito Andrada. That Christ may welcome them into the fullness of life where sorrow and pain exist no more.

We invite you to email Jody Fitts to add names to the prayer list.
GIVING TREE - THANK YOU DONORS!
Mother Teresa Guild would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to our Giving Tree 2020! 
 
While we missed the in-person selection of giving tree ornaments and tangible presents around our tree in Jubilee Hall, it is still very rewarding to see how generous this parish community is. You contributed $3,400 worth of gift cards and $10,000 in cash donations!!! All donations will be distributed to our 9 charities before Christmas. So, kudos to the whole parish for helping our neighbors in need this holiday season!  Merry Christmas to all!
ADVENT + CHRISTMAS LITURGY SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve Family Liturgy + Christmas Day Mass 
Thursday & Friday, December 24th-25th: Liturgies will be available ONLINE via YouTube.

All Sunday (weekend) liturgies throughout Advent will continue to be available ONLINE via YouTube.
NORTH SEATTLE ROTATING WINTER SHELTER
SHELTER NEEDS
The Shelter will be at Seattle Mennonite through January 2021. Most January slots for breakfasts for 20 and suppers for 25 are open. Sign up HERE.

Thanks to Lakers who have already donated.

Volunteer for a painting shift at the new Aurora Oaks Shelter site, the former Oaks Nursing Home at 16357 Aurora Avenue N in Shoreline. If interested, sign up HERE.

DONATE
It costs Lake City Partners $50 per night to shelter each guest. If you would like to contribute financially to Lake City Partners click HERE, or write your check to Lake City Partners and send it to Lake City Partners, c/o Melanie Neufeld, Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St., Seattle, WA 98125.
GIVING TO PALESTINIANS AT CHRISTMASTIME
Kairos Puget Sound Coalition, of which Our Lady of the Lake Parish is a member, is making an appeal that we consider donating to a Palestinian organization during this time of Christmas. The Palestinian people have been hit terribly by Covid and the complete shutdown of tourism, which is their economic lifeline. Kairos recommends a donation to one of the following:
  • Friends of Tent of Nations, click HERE.
  • Holy Land Trust, a partner of Non-Violence International HERE.
  • Middle East Children’s Alliance, click HERE.

Many thanks in advance for your generosity.
COLLECTIONS
December Collections   
Monthly Budget Goal: $93,316.00
Collections Dec 1 - 11,2020: $28,360.00
Over/Under MTD Budget: ($64,956.00)

Year To Date
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $430,667.00
YTD Collections: $393,623.00
Over/Under Annual Budget: ($37,044.00)
Please consider giving your gifts online. Please click on picture to give a one-time or recurring gift.

Thank you!
SCHOOL NEWS
Priority Deadline for School Applications: December 15
Come join the OLL school community! Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year for all new students (preschool - 8th grade). Please visit our website (ollseattle.org) to complete an online application and learn more about our school and our mission since 1949: To nurture hearts, inspire minds, and ignite spirits. Any questions? Please contact Deven McCoy at dmccoy@ollseattle.org.
Are you friends with OLL?
This year, more than ever social media will play and important role in making the OLL Auction a success! Please friend us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter HERE. This will be a great way to keep informed about the school auction and other FUN school events!
Our Lady of the Lake School is excited to present this year's auction, Wild Wild West, on Saturday, May 1, 2021. We are hoping to celebrate in person, but if not, back up plans will be in place!
 

If you are interested in donating, sponsoring, or volunteering to help with the auction, please email  ollauction@ollseattle.org.
 
Thank you for your support of our school! YEE HAW! Let's have a good time!