Our July Newsletter is Here

Click here to find a copy of our July, 2019 newsletter.

In this Issue:

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Learn about this incredible opportunity to sustain and grow our ministry.

Sustaining and Growing our Outreach

These funds will:

> Help sustain our current outreach to hospitals and care centers

> Help us implement our long-term goal of adding a chaplain to our staff that will serve the Puget Sound Region in King County Jails, Kent Regional Justice Center, Monroe Penitentiary, and others on an as-needed basis.  Our chaplain would conduct ministry and equip volunteers for service.


Also in this newsletter:

  • An update from our Executive Director

  • Chaplain’s Article

  • Dcs. Ruth Ann’s Article

  • Oktoberfest 2019.

Our June Newsletter Is Here

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In this Issue:

  • Thank you message from our Executive Director and important updates about our expanding outreach

  • Chaplain’s article

  • Update on the furnishings that LMSN sponsored and that Rev. Mankin and members of Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle created for NW Reformation 500

  • Mark your calendars for our Oktoberfest celebration and auction

Our April Newsletter is Here!

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In this issue:

  • Alleluia! He is risen! Happy Easter from all of us at LMSN.

  • Thank you volunteers! April is National Volunteer Month. We express our gratitude to our volunteers who make a significant impact!

  • Honoring Pr. Jim Rehder, LMSN pastoral Advisor. A video link to his memorial service can be found via www.pilgrimlutheran.org.

  • Chaplain Werzner & Dcs. Ruth Ann’s articles.

  • Update on the “80 for the 81st” matching funds campaign.

Our March newsletter is here!

Click here to read our March 2019 newsletter.

In this issue:

  • 80 for the 81st - Read about our $40K + $40K matching fund drive.

  • Articles from our chaplain and deaconess

  • Save the Dates

    • March 11, 2019 - Pre-Mother’s Day Eve Celebration
      5:30pm @ Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA
      Dinner accompanied by an ensemble from Mach One Jazz Orchestra &
      A concert by The Boeing Employees Choir
      A freewill offering fundraiser to support our outreach to hospitals, care centers, and jails - all donations will be matched per the fund drive noted above.

    • October 11, 2019 - Oktoberfest Dinner & Auction
      A great time and an important fundraiser to sustain and build our outreach

  • Our February gathering - 200 Care Packs were assembled! Thank you to all who donated items and helped us assemble the packs.

Our February 2019 Newsletter is here!

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Join us on February 24, 2019 for a celebration of our outreach.

Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church
10420 SE 11th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
(North Lot Entrance)

We will gather at 1:30pm to hear updates on our outreach ministry.  Cake and refreshments will be served.  If you have a favorite dessert to share, please do!

 Also, we will reach out in service to the homeless by assembling “care packs.”  The packs will include:

 ·         Scarves, mittens (or gloves), socks, hand warmers, caps (warm hats), energy bars (granola, protein, snack packs), bottled water, Chapstick®, Kleenex®, & “A Simple Explanation of Christianity” (supplied by LMSN). 

 The “care packs” are tried and tested outreach items.  Don Sundene reports, “I gave a care pack to a homeless person the other day.  She received it with tears in her eyes and said ‘Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!’” 

 We hope that we can assemble 100+ care packs.  We will have some material pre-purchased, but we also hope that you can help by bringing the items noted above which can be purchased through Good Will, Costco, or the discount store of your choice. 

 Once the kits are assembled, keep one or more in your car with you.  When you meet someone at the corner with a cardboard sign, you can give them a care pack to let them know of Jesus’ love.

Also in this issue -

Chaplain’s Article …
Large Print Bibles for Inmates …
Care Center Ministry Update - Adopt a Care Center Outreach is Growing

Our January 2019 Newsletter is here!

Click here for our January 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Save the Date for our February gathering.
    Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 - 1:30-3:30pm
    Pilgrim Lutheran Church
    10420 SE 11th St.
    Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Come and hear updates about our outreach.

  • Also, we will assemble care packs for the homeless.
    You are invited to bring scarves, mittens (or gloves), socks, hand warmers, caps (warm hats), energy bars (granola, protein, snack packs), bottled water, Chapstick(R), Kleenex(R), & “A Simple Explanation of Christianity (supplied by LMSN).

    We hope to assemble 100+ care packs. We will have some material pre-purchased, but we also hope that you can help by bringing the items noted above which can be purchased at the discount store of your choice.

    Once the kits are assembled, keep one or more in you car with you to distribute to the homeless people you see on the street corners, etc.

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  • Chaplain’s article

  • Why do we go to prisons and jails?

  • Care Center Highlights

Above – Margaret Ebert with one of the many blankets she has made for use in care centers! Thank you!

Above – Margaret Ebert with one of the many blankets she has made for use in care centers! Thank you!

Our December Newsletter is Here!

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In this issue

  • Christmas Greetings

  • Updates on our Care Center outreach

  • “Thank you” from Chp. Kirk Van Natta of the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island for the clothes that have been donated as part of our clothing drive. Chp. Van Natta lets us know how they have been a blessing to the men in that facility.

Pictured - Volunteer Christmas Gathering at Messiah Lutheran Church

Nov. 28, 2019

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Our November 2018 Newsletter is Here!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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In this issue:

  • A Thanksgiving message from our Executive Director.

  • Chaplain Werzner’s article.

  • Reuben Comfort Dog from Yuba City, CA visited our area and went to a local care center with Dcs. Ruth Ann Shimoi. As of this publication, Reuben and his handlers have been deployed to support those who have been affected by the recent wildfires in CA.

We have started a “Go Fund Me” campaign to support a professional chaplain (Clergy) to spearhead our prison ministry.

Click here to find our page.

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Our October 2018 Newsletter Is Here!

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In this newsletter -

  • 500+1 - Can you believe that it has been a year since NW Reformation 500?

  • “A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” - Dcs. Ruth Ann Shimoi who directs our care center outreach highlights a book that affirms our desire to employ Pilgrim Lutheran Church’s LCC Comfort Dog in our ministry at area care centers.

  • 200+ articles of clothing delivered & more on the way! On behalf of Chp. Kirk Van Natta and Mr. Don Sundene, we extend our appreciation to all who have helped with this clothing drive - in conjunction with our jail / prison ministry. Read the article to find out more.

  • 80th Anniversary Celebration & Oktoberfest 2018 - We had a blast! Thank you to Pr. Rehder and Pilgrim Lutheran Church (our hosts), Mach One Jazz Orchestra, and everyone who helped! Some pictures from our Gathering at Pilgrim Lutheran Church are below. See our Facebook(TM) page fore more.

Our September 2018 Newsletter is Here.

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Save the Date & Join Us on
October 13, 2018 for

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Pilgrim Lutheran Church
10420 SE 11th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004

5:00-6:00pm - Anniversary Celebration
6:00-8:30pm Okotberfest with Mach One Jazz Orchestra
& Silent Auction

Menu - Bratwurst, Ham, German Potato Salad,
Beer - including home made, Wine, Coffee, & Dessert
(Freewill Offering for Dinner)

RSVP to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bellevue, WA by Oct. 12, 2018

Silent Auction Items

Pictured here are some silent auction items. Note that we have some unique collectors items!

  1. Original autographed Snoopy Sketch by Charles Schulz.

  2. Seahawks Legends Helmet - signed by Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hassellback, Cortez Kennedy, Shaun Alexander, Steve Largent, Dave Kreig, Kam Chancellor, and Kenny Easley.

  3. Autographed Records - Beatles, (McCartney & Starr); U2; Johnny Cash, & BB King

  4. Autographed Guitar - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

  5. Condo in Cabo San Lucas - Stay for a week at a fine resort per mutually-agreed dates with the condo’s owner (pictures to come).

  6. Condo in Whistler, BC - Stay at a condo in Whistler per mutually agreed dates with the condo’s owner (pictures to come).

  7. Hand-made baby blanket (picture to come).

  8. Other items forthcoming.

Our August Newsletter is Here.

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In this issue:

  • LMSN Sunday Celebration at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in thanksgiving for Pr. Werzner's 17 years of ministry with LMSN and Pilgrim.

Pictured here are the cookies with LMSN's 80th anniversary logo (thank you Mrs. Laurie Clark!), LMSN's banner, a blessing of Chp. Werzner by Pr. Jim Rehder of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in celebration of Chp. Werzner's ministry, a blessing of Don Sundene by Pr. Jim Rehder in recognition of Don's service as Coordinator for Prison Ministry, Chp. Werzner wearing the stole created by Mrs. Laurie Clark to honor LMSN's 80th anniversary, a closeup of the stole, and various other pictures.  Thank you to all who helped!

  • LMSN's Care Center volunteers met at Messiah Lutheran Church.  See the newsletter for our "drive" to get materials to make clothing protectors, scarves, lap robes and other items to bless others in our outreach.  

Our July Newsletter is Here

Click here to find a copy of our July newsletter.  

In this issue:

Discover ways that volunteers are helping our outreach by creating clothing protectors, lap robes, and scarves as well as greeting cards that are being used in our care center and jail ministry. 

  • Request for supplies - we would like to collect new or gently used bath towels (dark colors or patterns), and other materials to make lap robes.  Bring them to your church and let us know that they are there.  We will arrange for pickup. 
  • Can you help make the items?  Get in touch with us.  Email us lms@lmsnw.org or call us 206-450-7128.  We can send you patterns, etc.
  • Thank you to everyone who is taking part in this ministry already!

Prison Ministry Highlights - Learn about the 6 baptisms done by Rev. Corbie Cross at a correctional institution in Kenai, AK.


Our June Newsletter is Here

In this issue - Our own Executive Director, Don Sundene, was a "Mites in Action" speaker at the LWML convention in Spokane, WA.  Here is the video of Marie Sundene, a charter member of her church's LWML society, singing "Good Morning Lord" at 102 years of age.  Marie went to be with our Lord, a few hours short of her 105th birthday.  

Our March Newsletter is Here

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Learn some exciting news!

  • Deaconess Ruth Ann Shimoi has agreed to join our team once again to help our "Adopt a Care Center" initiative.  See the newsletter for more!
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Learn about our "80 for the 80th" campaign.

Meet Pr. Jim Rehder - one of three pastoral advisors to LMSN.



Our January 2018 Newsletter is Here!

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  • Focus for our 80th Anniversary - Care Centers
  • Focus on our Advisory Team - Meet Pr. Ernie Lassman who along with Rev. Jim Rehder and Rev. Paul Winterstein offer invaluable direction and guidance for our ministry.
  • Join us for Our Annual Meeting
    • Sunday, February 18th, 2018.
    • Pilgrim Lutheran Church
      10420 SE 11th St.
      Bellevue, WA 98004 
    • Special Guest
      • Dr. Tom Stoll, M.D., Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente WA Orthopedic Group & Chief of Staff at Overlake Medical Center. 
        • Dr. Stoll will offer a presentation on musculoskeletal health. 

Our Thanksgiving Newsletter Is Here

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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!