Welcome to Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
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Welcome to the web site of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church! We are a Christian community located in the Meadowbrook neighborhood of North East Seattle. We are a group of caring people who come together in joy to worship Christ, serve others and love our community. We also have a lot of fun together and laugh a lot! (often at ourselves.) We would love for you to be a part of that! Come visit us some Sunday morning. Worship is at 10:30 am. 

Check out this website or our Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Facebook page (where there are way more photos & very current news and information) and then come and be a part of our grace-filled community. All are always welcome!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 December 2016 )
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The Season of Lent: 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 Ash Wednesday Worship: March 1

    Ash Wednesday is on March 1 and we will gather together for worship at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary.  For many people, this worship service is one of their favorites of the whole church year. As part of the worship service, the will pastor mark the forehead of each participant with black ashes in the shape of a cross. This act echoes the ancient Near Eastern tradition of throwing ashes over one's head to signify repentance before God, as related in the Bible.  This worship service also includes prayers around the cross, candle lighting, confession, music and scripture.  Please join us for this penitential and solemn service as a way of marking the beginning of the season of Lent.  We encourage you to make the Ash Wednesday worship service part of your Lenten practice. 

Lent Soup Suppers and Worship:

We will gather each Thursday evening, March 9 – April 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Community Hall for supper and worship.  Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex (back of church) to help bring food and/or set up and clean up.

The year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In honor of that anniversary, this midweek Lenten series is built around Luther’s Small Catechism. The Small Catechism was designed as a teaching tool of the faith, not just within the church but in the home. Luther intended for the home to be the place where faith was first shared and taught. To that end he created the Small Catechism—a simple explanation of the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the sacraments. He included basic prayers for morning and evening, and suggested ways to worship, praise, and revere God during each part of our day.

Each Thursday evening we will look at a different part of the Small Catechism in midst of the ever popular Holden Evening Prayer Service.  Our free will offering will go to benefit the Ailanga Junior Seminary in Tanzania where three of our members are going this summer.

“Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent 2017”

     Please pick up your FREE Lenten Devotional book in the narthex (back of church) for your use during the whole season of Lent.  It’s a great devotional book that starts on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and goes through Easter Sunday, April 15. This book goes nicely with our mid-week Lent services as they both focus on Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.  Each day features an image, part of the small catechism with a point to ponder, a devotional reading and a prayer. 

Sunday worship in Lent

 Please plan to be with us every Sunday from March 5 through April 9 for a 6 week drama series during the worship service focusing on the book of Jonah.  Each week is a continuation of the week before that it will be helpful to not miss one.  We are also working on a puppet show series for Kids Time – so stay tune for that! 

Daylight Savings Time begins

            Please remember that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Before you go to bed on Saturday night please set your clocks ahead one hour. Adult Forum & Confirmation class begin at 9:00, Sunday School at 9:30 and worship begins at 10:30 am. 

 

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Ongoing Adult Forum for 2017: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

As we are getting ready to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses, we are continuing with the Ever-Reforming: A Reformation 500 Cross-Generational Study series and are starting a new section on Martin Luther this month. Classes are in the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Library at 9AM every Sunday and the new topics are as follows:

 

Week 5: Luther the Priest (Feb 5)

Week 6: Luther the Scholar (Feb 12)

Week 7: Luther the Reformer (Feb 19)

 

Week 8: Luther the Father (Feb 26)

Week 9: Vocation of Marriage and Family (March 5)

Week 10 Who Was Katherine von Bora? (March 12)

Week 11 Martin and Katie at Home (March 19)

 

Week 12 The Establishment of the Home Altar—Parents as Teachers (March 26)

Come for all of the classes or come for the one or two that catch your interest, all are welcome as we enjoy this time studying our past and applying it to our present. We hope to have you join us! 

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2017 )
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Trunk or Treat 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 2016 marked our TENTH year participating in the Wedgwood Business District Trick or Treat event.  We are so proud to be part of such a wonderful and generous community.  Here are some photos from this year:

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 December 2016 )
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Video highlights from Maple Leaf Lutheran Church PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 Be an active part of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church and be a part of a community that matters and does the work of Christ.  God's Work. Our Hands.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2016 )
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God's Work. Our Hands Sunday 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 After worship on September 25 we compiled 100 sacklunches to give to the residents who stay 365 nights a year in the SHARE homeless sheltered hosted at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church (next year we'll celebrate the shelter being with us for 20 years!) And we took some to Tent City 3 as well.  Thanks community for being the hands of God's work. 


 

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 September 2016 )
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Rally Sunday 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 What a fun & festive day with blessing of backpacks, bbq, bounce house, bubbles, bike rally and many more things that don't begin with the letter 'B'  See all these great photos below: 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 September 2016 )
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Worship and Potluck in the Park 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 The end of August turned out to be a bit cold but nothing could stop us from having an enjoyable outdoor worship and bbq at Magnuson park.  Here are just a few snap shots from the day: 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 September 2016 )
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Summer Day Camp 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 We had such an awesome Day Camp this summer! 24 kids, 6 junior counselors, 3 counselors and numerous volunteers made it so fun to learn about God, the church seasons and loving others.  Hope to see you all, and many more, next summer.  When we know the 2017 dates, we'll let you know. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 August 2016 )
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Pride Parade 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 For mulitiple years now we have marched in the Seattle Pride Parade to show the love of God and support for our LGBTQ+ neighbors. This year we had over 250 fellow Lutheran join us from congregations all across Seattle.  What an awesome display of love!

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 July 2016 )
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