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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Lent, Holy Week & Easter: 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

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.

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.  These dramas are poignant, humorous and offer much insight into human nature and the heart of God.  Also, back by popular demand “Space Frog” will return.  Lent is such an odd season of the church year and Space Frog has numerous questions and this time around he’ll be asking our very smart Confirmation students.  Come every week for “Space Frog: The Sequel.”  

 


 

 Holy Week & Easter 2017

  • Palm Sunday is April 9.  Our 10:30 am worship service will include the final chapter of the Jonah drama that we have been seeing every Sunday in Lent: “Jonah, Part Six: “The Flower Fades.”  We will begin the worship service outside with the ever popular procession with palm branches into the sanctuary.


  • Maundy Thursday is on April 13 and our worship will begin at 6:30.   We will have a potluck meal in the midst of the worship service in the Community Hall.  Please bring a dish to share. This is the day we remember Jesus washing his disciple’s feet and sharing a last meal with them. We will share Holy Communion together and then move up to the sanctuary for the stripping of the altar.

  • Then on April 14 our Good Friday worship service will be at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary.  This is the day we remember the death of Jesus on the cross.  Easter morning is much more powerful if you experience Good Friday worship.

  • On Saturday, April 15 you are invited to help decorate our beautiful flower cross in anticipation of Easter morning.  Feel free to drop by flowers anytime this day (in buckets that will be placed under the church awning) or come to the sanctuary at 7:00 pm to help place the flowers on the cross.

  • Sunday, April 16, Easter morning promises to be a joyful celebration.  There will be no Sunday school this day but breakfast will be served from 9:00 to 9:45 am in our Community Hall.  Our Easter Worship service will follow at 10:30 am with a bright, festive celebration, with great music and much joy, staring with having the kids bringing back the Alleluias.  Please bring all your family and friends.

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 March 2017 )
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Summer Day Camp 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

             Plan on joining us this Summer for the week of Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 as we host Lutherwood Bible Camp at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church (10005 32nd Ave. NE, Seattle) for a week long Day Camp (VBS.) We will meeting daily from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Community Hall of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church.  This event is for kids who will have completed kindergarten to completed 5th grade by this summer. Older kids can be "Jr. Counselors."  All are welcome!  It pays to register NOW: $125 before April 16, $150 after April 16, $175 after June 1. To register go to ReachOutChurch.org and click on the links on the left side of the page that say “Day camp info” and “Day Camp form.” Or you can contact Pastor Julie at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and she’ll get you the brochure and form you need.

            This year we MAY offer the option of a sort of “co-op after care” program from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday.  If this is something you are interested in please let us know as soon as possible. If we have enough interest and enough parents willing to help one day that week we will be able to make it happen. 

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 March 2017 )
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Ongoing Adult Forum for 2017: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

 

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses, we are continuing with the Ever-Reforming: A Reformation 500 Cross-Generational Study series. Classes are in the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Library at 9AM every Sunday and the new topics are as follows:

 

Vocation of Marriage and Family (March 5)

Who Was Katherine von Bora? (March 12)

Martin and Katie at Home (March 19)

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

April 2: God with Us—A Theology of the Cross  

April 9: Death and Life—A Theology of Law and Gospel

(No class on Easter Sunday)

 

April 23: Saved by Grace—A Theology of Justification by Grace through Faith  

April 30: In honor of Earth Day we will have a special Creation Care focused Adult Forum this day. 

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 ( Wednesday, 22 March 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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