In Christ we love and serve God and our community.
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church is a diverse, empowered, welcoming and growing congregation. We are strengthened through worship, holy communion, prayer and study. We use our energy, baptismal promise and spiritual gifts to joyfully serve God, actively meeting the needs of the local and global communities.
Reconciling in Christ: Welcoming Statement
At Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, we rejoice in the diversity that enriches, nurtures and challenges the life and ministry we share in Christ. We welcome visitors and members of all backgrounds, races, gender identities and sexual orientations. We share Word, Baptism and Communion with all people. We believe that the Gospel is God’s unconditional gift.
To all — especially those who have ever felt excluded, alienated or left behind — we extend a heartfelt embrace. In the spirit of love and goodwill, we treasure one another’s similarities and accept our differences as we strive to discover what it means to be reconciling in Christ. Come walk with us as we are transformed by God’s path of grace and peace, truth and love.
To those who see what we say, come and see what we do.
— “For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another” — Romans 12:5
Pastor Julie Blum has served as pastor of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church since July of 2002. Originally from Kennewick, WA, Pastor Julie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology & Religion at Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters of Divinity degree at Luther Seminary in Minnesota. She did her pastoral internship at Central Lutheran Church in Bellingham, WA, her Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA and her first call was to Immanuel Lutheran in Boise, ID (1998-2002.) Pastor Julie has a precocious daughter and a jittery cat, both of whom she enjoys very much. Some of her hobbies include reading, geocaching and writing bios of herself in the third person.