Lutheran Ministry Services Northwest (LMS) is a non-profit organization that provides pastoral and spiritual care to individuals and their families in Seattle area hospitals, nursing homes, and care centers. The mission of LMS is to bring spiritual care and the healing touch of Christ's love to those we serve.
LMS is guided by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:36, “I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’"
LMS chaplains serve as a pastoral extension for all Lutheran congregations in the Northwest and visit all Lutherans who find themselves away from their regular spiritual support.
Through a partnership of chaplains and volunteers, LMS serves as an enlightened and caring community that is willing to address the issues raised by those in need of pastoral and spiritual care. LMS brings compassion, love, and understanding to individuals and their families facing catastrophic situations in their lives.
LMS is a recognized social ministry partner of the LCMS and ELCA, and is a member of Lutheran Services in America.