- 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
LMSN is partnering with Pilgrim Lutheran Church to apply for a LCC Comfort Dog. LCC Comfort Dogs will be at NW Reformation 500.
Prison Ministry Highlights
How to Help
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!
Check out our Thanksgiving Newsletter at this link.
A few highlights in our newsletter:
- Thanksgiving Blessings
- "Danka Schoen" to all who took part in our Oktoberfest
- Update on Northwest Reformation 500
- "Returning Thanks" - a reflection from LMSN's ministry team
- "An Expression of Gratitude" - a thank you letter that was give to LMSN to be shared with LMSN's supporters
- An update on the Zion Conference
- Oktoberfest Pictures & Highlights
- Our Chaplain's article
- "How to Help"
Check it out!
Thank you to all who braved the storms on October 15, 2016, to attend LMSN's second annual Oktoberfest!
We had a blast!
Musicians from All Saints Lutheran Church, Epiphany Lutheran Church, King of Kings Lutheran Church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, and Redeemer Lutheran Church took part in the Music Festival portion of our gathering in Pilgrim's Sanctuary. (Thank you to all!)
We had fabulous food - bratwurst courtesy of Fischer Meats in Issaquah, WA. The bratwurst was smoked by our own Executive Director, Don Sundene, on a smoker supplied by Dennis Polinder of Pilgrim. During dinner, we had Oktoberfest favorites from Mach One Jazz Orchestra - phenomenal! Thank you to all!
It also served as the Kickoff for Northwest Reformation 500! Visit www.nwreformation500.com for more information.
Visit our Facebook(TM) page (see the f symbol - link - at the bottom of this webpage) for more pictures, video clips and a shout out to many who took part!
We had a great wellness event at Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Those who came got to hear Mr. Jerry Flynn, BA CSCS of ATI Physical Therapy offer some important suggestions for staying active during the winter months. Of course, we had a great breakfast thanks to the labor of love from Mr. Don Sundene, our Executive Director, and our hosts from Pilgrim Lutheran Church (including Pr. Jim Rehder and Dcs. Ruth Ann Shimoi) were invaluable! Thank you to all!
To see our most recent newsletter and tributes to Pr. Paul Winterstein and Calvary Lutheran Church, use the link below. If the link doesn't open automatically, copy and paste it into your web browser. May God's blessings be with you!
Here is a link to our latest newsletter. Select the link or copy and paste it into your web browser to get a PDF copy.
June 4, 2016 at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Kenmore, WA.
We express our appreciation to Pr. Don Schatz and our friends at Epiphany Lutheran Church for hosting our most recent wellness event. We had a great turnout and those who were there got to hear about practical tools for reducing the effects of Alzheimer's and various other forms of dementia.
We also thank Don Sundene, LMSN's Executive Director, for hosting the breakfast. Thrivent's Community Action Dollars (r) helped offset the cost of our breakfast.
Of course, we also talked about "Northwest Reformation 500" - our Puget Sound celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. See our "Events" section for more information.