Check out our October newsletter!

Click here to view our October 2017 newsletter.

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.

Overlake Map 3.jpg

About Chaplain Carl Eggers

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!


Check out our August Newsletter

Click here for our August 2017 newsletter.

In this issue:

  • 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


Check out our July Newsletter

Our July newsletter is here.

Some Highlights

  • 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

  • Upcoming Events

  • Prayer Corner

  • How to Help



Check out our June Newsletter

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

Recent Happenings

Upcoming Events

Chaplain's Article & Prayer Corner

Ways you can Help.

Our May Newsletter is Here!

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


Give BIG

Dear LMSN Supporters,

Give BIG is a one-day online giving event supporting local nonprofits.

Give BIG is on May 10, 2017.

LMSN has secured a generous matching donation of $10,000.00.  You are invited to Give BIG to support this ministry's work in Puget Sound hospitals, care centers, and prisons. 

Would you like to give right away?  To schedule your donation early a donor needs to create a simple account at .

Thank you, and God bless you!

The New Luther Movie

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 Newsletter

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.

Bulletin Insert for New Luther Film

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!

A bulletin insert can be found here (PDF).

March Newsletter

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 2017 Newsletter

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.

Advent & Christmas Greetings!

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.



Northwest Reformation 500 Congregational Committment Forms

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!

Thanksgiving Newsletter

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!


Oktoberfest 2016

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 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!