In this issue - Our thanks to the community & highlights from NW Reformation 500.
Enjoy these photos. A video of the service is being edited. Once everything is in order, we will have them available. "Stay tuned."
Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving!
You can give to LMSN via text message. It is simple.
TEXT 206-203-1210 and include the amount you want to give (without the dollar sign) in the message of the text. $3.00 minimum.
You will get a message back with a link - follow the instructions to process your gift.
Thank you very much!
We are pleased to announce that you are now able to make donations to LMSN via the Give+ Mobile app.
Look for this free downloadable app through your phone's App Store.
Join us for NW Reformation 500
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
2:30pm – Fellowship, Refreshments & Celebration Displays
4:30pm – Festival Worship
6:30pm – Fellowship, Refreshments, & Celebration Displays
If driving to Overlake Christian Church, please note:
When you enter the parking lot, you will have to drive about 2/5 of a mile to reach the front entrance of the church building.
See the map below of perspective and note the location of the worship center.
- NW Reformation 500 Information
- NW Reformation 500 FAQ, Pr. Mankin's Baptismal Font, & a Special Thank You
- NW Reformation 500 Exhibitors
- Rev. Carl Eggers & Today's Ministry (See also the article about him below.)
- From our Chaplain, Prayer Corner, & How to Help
Click here to read the bio about Chp. Carl Eggers, LMSN Chaplain from 1975-1998. The attached bio was written by Mr. Gary Beard of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and emphasized Chp. Eggers' role in the mission and ministry of Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Bellevue, WA and his work with Lutheran Ministry Services Northwest.
Chp. Eggers was part of history - U.S. Army Chaplain in WWII and just after when he was called upon to minister to Nazi war criminals as they awaited trial in Nuremberg, Germany.
As a chaplain for LMSN, Chp. Eggers served as the Protestant Chaplain for Providence Hospital in Seattle, visited patients at seven other local hospitals, conducted visitations and services at care centers, and served as a chaplain for the King County jail.
The attached bio is referenced in our most recent newsletter (Sept., 2017). Open it up to read more about Chp. Eggers and how his rich experiences influenced his outlook on ministry (Sept. newsletter, pg. 4).
We express our appreciation to Mr. Gary Beard of Pilgrim Lutheran Church for his work in composing this bio and for allowing us to use it. Thank you!
Click here for our August 2017 newsletter.
- Honoring Dcs. Ruth Ann Shimoi as she retires from Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
- Chaplain's Article
- NW Reformation 500
- Lamb of God Lutheran Church and Concordia Lutheran School help spread the news of our celebration.
- Sept. 10, 2017 - Deadline to Register for Mass Choir
- Giving Thanks or our Past - A Look at Rev. Albert Kraztke's Ministry.
- Building for the Future - Highlights on Efforts to Grow our Care Center Outreach
- Partnership with Pilgrim Lutheran Church for a Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog
- Upcoming Events
- How to Help
Our July newsletter is here.
Spotlight - Hospital Ministry
Northwest Reformation 500
St. James Lutheran Church in Bothell helps get the word out about our celebration.
Sing for Reformation 500 - Join the festival choir.
See Pr. Trevor Mankin's design for the baptismal font for NW Reformation 500.
Care Center Outreach - Highlights and Opportunities
We are working to grow our care center outreach.
Our friends at Pilgrim Lutheran Church are in the process of applying for a Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog. The local comfort dog will be available to hospitals and care centers.
Prison Ministry Highlights
How to Help
Check out our June newsletter.
In This issue:
Outreach to care centers - ~1.4 million people live in care centers (nursing homes and adult family homes) in the United States. We are working to add to our outreach to Seattle area care centers through additional ministry staff and congregation participation. You can help us. See the newsletter for more.
Sing for NW Reformation 500 - see www.nwforormation500/sing for more. You can be part of our festival choir.
See NW Reformation 500 on Facebook for more information.
We are celebrating Christian education and the Lutheran Schools of our area at NW Reformation 500. Area schools have been invited, and ideas for curriculum on the Reformation are available.
Honoring a Charter Member of LMSN
Chaplain's Article & Prayer Corner
Ways you can Help.
Click here to see our latest newsletter.
Inside this issue:
1. Happy 100th birthday to Mrs. Emma Weiss
2. Get to Know NW Reformation 500's Artistic Director, Mr. Kyle Haugen
3. Honoring Mrs. Weiss, Chp. Weiss, & Rev. Luther Engelbrecht, Pres. of LMSN 1980-1982
4. Upcoming Events
5-6. From our Chaplain, "Green for Growth," & How to Help
We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who took part in Seattle Foundation's Give BIG 2017!
Your support will help sustain our ministry of reaching out to hospitals, nursing homes, and jails!
May God bless you and yours!
We have scheduled several showings of "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World."
All tickets must be purchased online and in advance.
Each venue - listed below - must sell 100 tickets or the showing will be canceled and tickets refunded.
- April 20, 2017 - Seattle, WA
- Regal Thornton Place (Northgate)
- May 10, 2017 - Puyallup, WA
- Regal South Hill Cinema
- June 22, 2017 - Kennewick, WA
- Carmike 12 Cinema
- Sept. 28, 2017 - Lacey / Olympia
- Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
Our April newsletter is here. May God bless your Holy Week observances and Easter Celebration.
If you are looking for a church to attend on Easter, join LMSN at Pilgrim Lutheran Church for worship on April 16, 2017. Worship times are 6:30 & 10:00am. From 7:30-9:30, LMSN will host an Easter breakfast. Call Piglrim Lutheran Church at 425-454-1162 to RSVP.
Have you heard the news?
A new "Luther" film has been produced, and it is excellent! It is also coming to Seattle:
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Regal Thornton Place (Northgate) 301 N.E. 103rd Street, Seattle WA 98125
This film would make a great outing for church groups, Confirmation Classes, etc. The bulletin insert has information on purchasing tickets, etc. Check it out!
Our latest newsletter will be coming to mailboxes soon. See this link for our online version. You can read about our upcoming celebration of National Nursing Home Week through an educational workshop about reaching out to older adults and those with dementia. You can read about what area pastors in prison ministry are doing to bring Christ's compassion to those who are incarcerated, and you can learn more about our outreach to Seattle hospitals.
January's newsletter is out. Click here to learn about our service at Haborview, see updates about NW Reformation 500, learn more about prison ministry in the Northwest, and finally read our tribute letter of thanks to Pr. Ernie Lassman on the occasion of his retirement as senior pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Seatle.
Our December, 2016, newsletter is here.
Check it out!
Also note: "Martin is Coming to Town!"
"Martin: A Life of Martin Luther"
A live and original one-man portrayal,
written and performed my Alan Lemke
This performance has been highly acclaimed by pastors and churches from all over the country.
Scheduled "Martin" Performances to Date:
Feb. 19, 2017 - Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA. 3:00pm.
March 26, 2017 - Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, Sammamish, WA. 6:30pm.
Sept. 17, 2017 - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church,
Snohomish, WA. 3:00pm.
Sept. 17, 2017 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Everett, WA. 7:00pm.
Sept. 24, 2017 - Messiah Lutheran Church & Concordia Lutheran School, Seattle, WA. 3:00pm.
Do you want an event at your church or school?
Get in touch with us.
We want to schedule more.
Committed Churches: Is your congregation on the list?
- All Saints Lutheran Church, Bellevue
- Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Renton
- Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bellevue
- Epiphany Lutheran Church, Kenmore
- Faith Lutheran Church, Lacey
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tacoma
- Grace Lutheran Church, Blaine
- Grace Lutheran Church, Everett
- Immanuel Lutheran Church, Everett
- Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Burien
- Messiah Lutheran Church, Marysville
- Messiah Lutheran Church, Seattle
- Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue
- Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mercer Island
- Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Snohomish
- Trinity Lutheran Church, Olympia
- Trinity Lutheran Church, Seattle
- Zion Lutheran Church, Tacoma
If not, talk to your pastor, your head elder, and your congregational president. This Reformation Anniversary Celebration is a great chance to say, "Come and see" (John 1:45-46) to our neighbors who need to hear the message of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Commitment form can be found at this link.
Blessings to you and yours!