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 our website and then come and be a part of our grace-filled community. All are always welcome!
Join us on Sunday, October 30th for our 10:30 am worship service as we celebrate and remember the Reformation. On this day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. Next year is the 500th anniversary!
This year Reformation Sunday is just the day before Reformation Day, October 31, which is also Halloween. Because of that we encourage everyone to dress up as a reformer (Luther, Calvin, MLK jr), a saint (Mother Teresa, Joan of Arc, Saint Francis) or as someone from the Bible (Moses, Pharaoh, Mary, an angel.) You could even be super creative and come as a biblical event (parting of the Red Sea, walking on water, or one of the ten plagues.) Or you can come in your normal Halloween costume as well or just wear RED, the color for Reformation Sunday.
The first Sunday in November, which is November 6th, daylight savings time ends. Before you go to sleep on Saturday night please remember to move your clocks back one hour. You get an extra hour of sleep! (that is if you don’t have small children who don’t know any better and are still going to wake you up at the crack of dawn.)
All Saints Sunday : November 6, 10:30 am(Daylight savings time ends this day so
remember to “fall back” one hour) This is the day we traditionally remember those in our life who have died. At MapleLeafLutheranChurch, we acknowledge the pain of our loss and also celebrate the life of our loved ones. We invite everyone to bring a picture of their deceased loved one. We will display them during the worship service and give everyone a chance to remember those they have lost. If you don’t have a photo, don’t worry, we will have other ways for you to celebrate and remember the saints in your life.
New Acolyte Installation
Be sure to be with us on Sunday, November 20 at our 10:30 am worship service as we install and welcome three new acolytes. They have been training hard with their trainer, Susan Talbot, and are ready to set up to the position of Acolyte. Join us that day as we welcome them into a new role of worship leadership. Congratulations!
Upcoming Advent Season:
This year Advent starts on Sunday, November 27 with the first Sunday of Advent. Join us every week as we use a liturgy that is set to familiar Advent and Christmas tunes, have several families with children light the Advent wreath candles, and teach you a new Advent Gathering song. We will also be offering you some different online options for Advent devotionals as well as some paper copy booklets for those of you not online. The last Sunday of Advent, December 18 will be our annual Children’s Christmas Pageant. Prepare the way of the Lord, this Advent season.
New Adult Sunday School Class: Starting in November 2016
Written by Julie Blum
Please join us every Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on the third floor library of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, staring November 6, for a new series: “Earthbound: Created and Called to Care for Creation.” Christians have a complex relationship with God´s creation. We have tangled up our concepts of dominion and stewardship. Many imagine eternal life means being whisked away to some other non-physical plane in the ether. In trying to be God-focused, Christians become heaven-focused, at the expense of our earthly home. Can Scripture and our own religious tradition help us rethink those relationships? Is there a model for care of the creation that doesn´t force us to the polarized margins?
This cutting-edge series takes Martin Luther´s breakthrough understanding of Justification and Vocation and explodes it across God´s magnificent creation.EarthBoundis a journey beyond the rhetoric into God´s rich and complex creation. Discover the origins of our misconceptions about Scripture´s portrayal of creation. Recognize God´s call to us to relate to the whole creation as our vocation. And experience how God´s people throughout the Church are living out that call. This six-part series, hosted by David Rhoads, features Walter Brueggemann, Larry Rasmussen, Barbara Rossing, Terry Fretheim, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda and many others.
November 6: Created/Called (justified and free to serve the world)
November 13: Here/There (creation is earthly, material and good)
November 20: Domination/Dominion (above creation, or part of it?)
No class on November 27, Thanksgiving Weekend
December 4: Me/We (identity in social context)
December 11: Now/Forever (short-term benefit, or eternal creation)
December 18 Enough/Too Much (scarcity and abundance)
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.
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.
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!
Our Sunday School program for all ages of kids is off and running. All kids are asked to meet in the Community Hall of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and split up into classes from there. If you still have little ones in diapers, it is requested that you stay for the duration of class. There is no fee and we invite anyone and everyone to attend. For further information please contact Pastor Julie at
or (206) 524-2448. Come learn about a loving, gracious God.