Pine Lake Covenant Church
Sabbath as Rest, Sabbath as Resistance
This summer we have been exploring different spiritual practices that offer a rhythm of life full of depth and meaning, and as theologian AJ Swoboda puts it, “Jesus lived out the rhythms of heaven.” This week we will together encounter a practice that is as old as creation itself: Sabbath. How might the practice of Sabbath be the avenue to the work/life balance that we deeply long for, and in turn be the practice from which our purpose on Earth flows?
Locations & Times
  • Pine Lake Covenant Church
    1715 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

As a family of families, we welcome children of all ages and value their
participation in a life of worship! During every service, childcare is available for infants and toddlers, and our Sunday morning kids program — Kairos Kids — is available the 2nd-5th Sundays of the month for children Preschool through 5th grade. On the 1st Sunday of the month, kids join their families in the service to worship all together as a church community. For kids 1st grade and under, feel free to take advantage of the Family Corner in the front-right. It can provide an opportunity for young children to move around or enjoy quiet activities during the service, and parents can sit in the rows right there near them.

Special needs sensory table
Some people with disabilities, like autism or ADHD, benefit from the use of fidget toys or items to stimulate or calm their senses. To help meet the needs of children, students, and adults that have different abilities, we have provided a box of sensory items on the right side of the sanctuary. Please use items if they are helpful for you or your family and return them after use so they can be cleaned for the next person to use them.

Encore is a time after our services to gather and get to know one another. Sometimes we might share a meal or a celebration, and at other times participate in a class or serving opportunity. No matter what we're doing, there will always be refreshments and fun activities for kids. Stick around and enjoy this time to connect as a church community!
Pastor Mark's Sabbatical, Part 2
June 24 - August 6
PLCC graciously grants a sabbatical for their pastors after every seven years of service. This is a time designed for learning, rest, play, and spiritual nourishment. A year ago, Pastor Mark came to the Leadership Team to ask to take half of his 12-week sabbatical, which he did last summer. This summer, he will be gone from June 24 through August 6 taking the second half. He is planning a mix of learning, time with family, and time for spiritual reflection and prayer.
Five tickets to Global Leadership Summit
Thursday-Friday, August 8-9
We have five tickets for next week's Global Leadership Summit (! They're free to anyone who has never attended before, or very discounted if you're a returning attendee. If you'd like a ticket, please contact Amy at

MOPS - Summer in the Park playdates
August 6, August 20
10:00 a.m.
Lower Sammamish Commons Park
Let’s stay connected over the summer! Bring the kids, a snack or lunch, swimsuits for the spray park and spend some time with other moms. Invite a friend or neighbor!

Free Community Playgroup
9:30-11:00 a.m., PLCC Gym
Every other Tuesday (August 13, August 27, ...)
Bring your littles, meet some other parents, & make new friends! Or do you know someone with a little one looking for connection? We're opening the gym for littles to stretch out, have some fun, and meet some new people. This is free, so invite others along with you. We’ll have coffee & tea for the adults and lots of space and play equipment for your young children to get some wiggles out!

Baptisms & dedications
Sunday, August 18
We'll be celebrating baptisms on Sunday, August 18. There will be a picnic immediately following the service, and the main dishes will be provided! Please bring a side dish to share.
If your child is interested in baptism, please let us know. We have a resource to help you have discussions with your kids about what baptism means, allowing you to help them decide if this is the right next step in their faith journey.
If you have a young child that you would like to have baptized or dedicated, please contact Kim ( to schedule a date. We would love to celebrate with you as part of your church family as we welcome your little one into God's family.

Summer Women's Group
Wednesday mornings, 9:30–11:15 a.m.
Through August 28
You are invited to a 7-week study and connection time for women of all ages. We will use the book and video guide "Sacred Rhythms" by Ruth Haley Barton. Together we will engage spiritual practices that will nourish our souls and transform our faith journey. Childcare available by registration.

New session starts September 5 / Thursdays / A 13-week program helping you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Find help, discover hope, experience healing. Join at any time.

Starts September 24
Every other Tuesday, 9:30-11:15 a.m.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of young children - ages birth through kindergarten - to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader. There is also a quality children’s program called MOPS Kids while the mothers are meeting. For more information and registration, visit

NEW! Evening MOPS
Starts September 17
Every other Tuesday, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Beginning with an open house on September 17, PLCC wants to include more moms than ever before by adding an evening option for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MomsNext! This group is an opportunity for women in the church and community with children birth through 5th grade. MOPS/MomsNext is a place for mothers to connect and grow as women and mothers. We exist to encourage, equip and develop every mother to realize their potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.
Quality childcare will be available while mothers are meeting. Families are also invited to enjoy the Tuesdays Together church meals (served from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in community room 110) before the Evening MOPS/MomsNext gathering. Visit for information and registration.

Fall Women's Retreat
September 20-22
Join women from all over the Pacific Northwest Conference and British Columbia for the annual Fall Retreat at Cascades Camp and Conference Center in Yelm, Washington. Don’t miss this incredible weekend geared toward community, spiritual growth, and meeting God through worship. The speaker will be author and spiritual director Sharon Garlough Brown. Her fiction series, called Sensible Shoes, invites you into the journeys of four women as they—and you—gain a new understanding of friendship and a deeper life with God. PLCC women have reserved a 10-person log cabin so we can experience the weekend together. Register at Questions? Contact Pastor Sharon (

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. / Your journey from mourning to joy. Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Join at any time.

30 minutes of prayer
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary / All are welcome to join us for a time of prayer led by one of the pastors.

Life Groups
Various dates and times / Something for everyone. Check out what is available for you and your family at

Tuesdays Together
Returns fall 2019
Cultivating community life together. Tuesdays Together starts with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and then we divide into these separate community spaces: Ignite, Club 45, The Journey, Book Club, Pine Lake Community Gospel Choir and some Life Groups. Join us as we engage in life together as a church community, and feel free to come just for dinner.
New Echo Glen serving opportunities
Here are two upcoming events that are perfect for first-time visitors to Echo Glen:
>>Golf Clinics – August 5-8, evenings
This is another great opportunity to meet some kids, staff & other volunteers. Each session has a lead instructor. You are needed to give attention and encourage individual kids. We’re all set on equipment except we need more golf balls & left-handed clubs. You'll find more information here, including a short video sharing previous year’s clinics.

Please contact Tom Crawford at (206) 390-1431, or Susan Evans at / (425) 984-4069 if you can help.

30-minute serving opportunities!
· Tuesdays Together set-up
· Tuesdays Together clean-up
· Sunday morning hospitality prep
· Fun Zone host
· Sensory cart host
· Children's greeter
· Home Helpers (small home-related tasks done for congregation members)
Contact Kim ( if you're ready to serve!

Sponsor a child at the Pine Lake Academy
Many students are still without sponsors. Your support of just $30/month helps pay for quality teachers, 2 meals/day and school supplies. Select a student today at

Enjoy working with kids?
We'd love to have you join us! We’re looking for a few more small group leaders for Kairos Kids on Sunday mornings. We could also use more hands in the nursery! Contact Kim ( or Nancy ( if you’re ready to serve.

Transportation needs
There are some in our church family that need help with rides to church, doctor appointments, etc. Please contact Diana Fletcher ( if you can help!

Operation Nightwatch
Sunday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
Join a team of 6-8 people that go to Seattle to cook and serve a meal to about 150 men and women in need. The menu is determined at the dispatch center and the food is provided. Please meet in the lower PLCC parking lot at 7:00 p.m. to carpool.

Ongoing collections for:
* Issaquah Food Bank: Use your orange Food Bank bag when you shop.
* Toiletry Items for Renewal Food Bank
* Used Cell Phone Collection for LifeWire
Collection boxes for the above items are located downstairs in the lobby area of the main building.

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