Newsletter | December 21, 2020
CHRISTMAS 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.
PARISH OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE
Wednesday, December 23rd - 12PM
Thursday, December 24th - Closed
Friday, December 25th - Closed

Merry Christmas!!
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 Bill Joyce, brother of Tom Joyce; Maria LaPorte; Beth Benedetti; Lynne O.; Barb Allan; Marcia Coluccio, mother of Greg Coluccio; 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 Steve Bocian, cousin of Chuck Bocian; and Roselyn Pape. 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.
NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR
VIRTUAL LESSONS & CAROLS
A Festival of Lessons & Carols | 2020 Virtual Concert
YouTube Premiere: Tuesday, December 22nd @ 7:30 pm
  • Here’s how you can join us!
  • Visit our YouTube Channel on December 22 at 7:30pm and look for the premier of  A Festival of Lessons & Carols.
  • Watch for free!
  • The virtual concert will be available to the public through the holiday season.
  • Visit our YouTube Channel anytime to watch performances from prior Lessons & Carols live concerts. Here is a sample: Joys Seven

AND, in case you missed it…

Vocalpoint! Seattle is excited to share their highly successful virtual show, Summer of Love – featuring songs from psychedelic sixties!
  • The virtual performance premiered on YouTube on November 28 and continues to be available to the public through the holiday season. Visit our YouTube Channel and look for Summer of Love.
NOW HIRING
DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
We are looking to hire a new Director of Faith Formation. Our current director will be leaving in Spring of 2021. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact our parish office by clicking HERE.
NORTH SEATTLE ROTATING WINTER SHELTER
SHELTER NEEDS
The Shelter will be at Seattle Mennonite through approximately mid-January 2021 and after that at the new Aurora Oaks location. 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.
END OF YEAR GIFTS
If you plan to submit your end of year gifts to OLL, please deliver them to the Parish Office on or before December 30th. Our office hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm.
COLLECTIONS
December Collections   
Monthly Budget Goal: $96,316.00
Collections Dec 1 - 20, 2020: $46,908.00
Over/Under MTD Budget: ($49,408.00)

Year To Date
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $430,667.00
YTD Collections: $412,171.00
Over/Under Annual Budget: ($18,496.00)

We apologize for an error in last week's report. Our December goal is $96,316. Furthermore, our collections revenue estimates have been revised downward due to the COVID crisis.
Please consider giving your gifts online. Please click on picture to give a one-time or recurring gift.

Thank you!
SCHOOL NEWS
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!