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 or our Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Facebook page and then come and be a part of our grace-filled community. All are always welcome!
Class: His Story 101. Location: Maple Leaf Lutheran Sanctuary. Start Date and Time: December 18th at 10:30AM.
Come join the class of young angels as they embark on the field trip of a life time and fly through the events of Christmas on their little wings. You will get to witness firsthand the prophecies of old being fulfilled and join in the events surrounding the arrival of a very special little package. And, who knows? You might even find yourself part of His Story too.
Christmas Eve Worship Service
Our candle light Christmas Eve service will be at 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 24th. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior with beautiful words, inspiring music and songs as well as the ever popular candlelight portion of the service. This is one of the most beautiful and touching worship services of the year and to have you here makes it all the more special. Invite your friends and family to this special event.
Sunday, December 25 Worship service:
Yes, this year Christmas falls on a Sunday and while we will not have Sunday school, Adult Forum or Confirmation that day, YES, we will have worship at 10:30 am. To make it festive we have a couple fun things planned: A) Feel free to come in your pajama’s B) Kids: bring a toy or present that you received for Christmas as we’ll be having a special “Toy blessing” during the service C) We’ll have some yummy treats & beverages for you to enjoy – perhaps even during worship.
In the midst of your other plans for the day please set aside an hour to worship God and celebrate the birth of Christ with one another.
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!
Please set aside Sunday evening, December 4th for a festive evening of food, friendship, & entertainment. Invite your friends and family members to eat with us, and then go up to the sanctuary where Taproot Theatre will entertain us with I'll Be Home for Christmas. We will have nursery care available from 7-8 PM during the performance. The evening begins at 5:00 for appetizers and hot cider; dinner from 5:30 - 6:30, and the performance is 7-8. Family Ministry will provide appetizers, ham and chicken. Please bring side dishes, salads, and desserts.