Keeping the MLC community up to date
To submit an item to the Happenings list please email it to the Online Administrator

Church Calendar maintained by the Parish Administrator. 
Please send all updates and requests to parishadmin@magnolialutheranchurch.com.

MLC Constitution Changes

posted Apr 30, 2018, 11:31 AM by Martin Luther   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 11:33 AM ]

In order to keep current with the ELCA/NW Washington Synod Model Constitution, some changes are being made that will be voted on in the June Congregation Meeting.

An outline of the changes to our constitution can be found at https://bit.ly/2Kqguhe

The final copy that we will be voting on can be found at https://bit.ly/2I1Xl73
- Appendices, Bylaws, Continuing Resolutions (unchanged) can be found at https://bit.ly/2Fws2Ma

The model constitution with changes highlighted can be found at https://bit.ly/2w2EbJs

Happy reading!

2018 Summer Save-the-dates

posted Apr 15, 2018, 5:47 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 11:20 AM ]

Progressive Dinner - Saturday, June 9th
Summer Salmon BBQ - Tuesday, August 21st

Spring 2018 Clean up!

posted Apr 15, 2018, 5:45 PM by Martin Luther

Put on your gardening gloves and bring your rake - we will be cleaning the grounds, both inside and out, on Saturday April 28th from 9am - 1pm. Join us - many hands make light work.

We Serve our Neighbors

posted Feb 7, 2017, 7:54 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 5:31 PM ]

Neighbors helping Neighbors. Our Tiny House is complete and the program was such a success, the social action committee will be decided to build another.  Stay turned for the build dates in May!

Care Kits for our neighbors on the Street. Kits filled with sock, water, toiletries and bars are available in the Narthex.  Pick a few up and share when you see someone in need.  It is a small way to show care.

Bring a bag for Ballard.
MLC donates food to the Ballard Food Bank every month.  Donations of non-perishable foods are collected in the Narthex. Thanks for helping to provide for our neighbors in need.

2018 Quilters - Talk and Tie

posted Dec 4, 2016, 7:50 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 5:31 PM ]

We have 2 quilting groups - no sewing experience is necessary - come and enjoy the conversation, there is a job for everyone! Quilts made are sent to Lutheran World Relief. 

See the current bulletin for dates and time.

Bible Discussion - you don't have to know it all

posted Mar 28, 2016, 6:59 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 8:02 PM ]

Join Pastor Kevin on Tuesdays, at 10 am in the MLC Church Library. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and examine the Scripture texts that will be part of the following Sunday's worship. 

Join us for friendly discussion whether this is the first time you've ever picked up the Book, or you want to read it with fresh eyes.

Welcoming all of God's children

posted Oct 5, 2014, 6:12 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 7:58 PM ]

Reconciling In Christ ministry logo

MLC is Reconciling in Christ (RIC) 

Affirmation of Welcome

Magnolia Lutheran Church is where everyone can find a welcoming, caring, friendly home. Here is a sanctuary, filled with the love and grace of our Lord and modeled by our Savior Jesus Christ. 

We believe God’s love is for everyone and so commit to provide inclusive acceptance, spiritual nourishment, inspiring kindness and a gracious and loving faith community.

We believe all of God's creations are holy and welcome to receive the sacraments, and to share in fellowship and service here. All people of every ability, race, family or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic condition and background belong here, Reconciling in Christ as children of God.

All are beautiful as they are

All are part of God’s masterpiece

All are loved as they are

All are welcome here

Important Notes

posted Jan 19, 2014, 1:33 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 5:19 PM by Martin Luther ]

Reminder note
  • The Singing Choir welcomes you to join our voices raised to the glory of God. Practice happens every Wednesday evening (September to May) from 7-8:30 pm. Please see our Music Director, Ann Simonson with your questions.
  • The Bell Choir is for all who with to make beautiful music with hand bells. Training is provided with rehearsals on Wednesdays (September to May) at 5:00 pm.
  • Please bring food for our hungry neighbors. The collection basket is on the west side of the MLC Narthex with all gifts going to the Ballard Food Bank.
  • Volunteers are needed to plan, organize and lead this summers Magnolia Community Vacation Bible School. If you are interested in participating please contact the parishadmin@magnolialutheranchurch.com.
  • Coffee Hour after the 10:00 am service is a wonderful chance to meet or chat with fellow MLC worshipers. Simple foods like cheese and fruit are appealing and cookies or mini sandwiches are beloved by kids of all ages. Please join us in hosting one Sunday or two this year. Sign-up is on the bulletin board right outside the office door. It's even easier if you sign up with a friend or another member. Please see Barbary Helde, Jeanne Moussette, Linda Johnson, Kimberly Milham, or Deborah Ramsey for more information.
  • Altar Flowers at the base of the cross are available for sponsorship of $50 per arrangement each Sunday throughout the year. Individuals and families can sign up for a Sunday that has special meaning such as a birthday or anniversary, or flowers can be given to the Glory of God. Please select a Sunday on the list outside the office door. Envelopes are available for your check and a notation regarding the occasion. For special orders please contact the Church Administrator at 206.284.0155.

The Pastor is In

posted Dec 25, 2012, 9:42 AM by Martin Luther   [ updated Dec 25, 2012, 9:45 AM ]

Pastor Kevin Bates at Christmas
Our pastor is available to you. Should you find yourself in need, please do not hesitate to contact our church office. Pastor Kevin Bates is available for pastoral counseling, accompanying you/your family through life transitions, baptisms, funerals, ethical dilemmas, grief or the difficulty to forgive. Please contact Pastor Kevin Bates through the Church Office at 206-284-0155.

How To Join Magnolia Lutheran Church

posted Oct 11, 2012, 11:30 AM by Martin Luther   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 11:06 AM by Martin Luther ]

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Pastor Kevin Bates

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