Happenings

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.

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Schedule

posted Nov 26, 2017, 8:50 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 5:53 PM ]

Ash Wednesday - February 14th
A brief litany (10 minutes) of the Imposition of Ashes takes place at:
  • 6am
  • 9am
  • 12 noon
  • 3pm
  • 6pm 
  • 8pm
As always, all are welcome.

Wednesday Night Gatherings during the season of Lent
During Lent, we gather on Wednesdays for a simple meal, evening worship and learning. 

The 6 pm meal is a simple supper of Soup and Bread, provided by members of the congregation. See the sign up sheet by the office door.

Class begins at 6:15 for discussion while we eat. The class is entitled Islam 101 -- Respecting our Neighbor's Faith. We invite our Muslim friends, family and co-workers to attend.

Evening Worship begins at 7pm.  The melodic Holden Evening Vespers invites you into the sacred goodness of the evening.

Dates are: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 and 3/21

Updated the Parish Directories

posted Oct 6, 2017, 3:04 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 5:32 PM ]

Final edits are being done to the 2018 Picture Directory.  They should be available soon!

We Serve our Neighbors

posted Feb 7, 2017, 7:54 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 5:28 PM ]

Neighbors helping Neighbors. Our Tiny House is complete and now waiting to be picked up and taken to a Seattle encampment, where it will provide warm and dry shelter to a neighbor in need. The program was such a success, the social action committee will be determining if we can build another!

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 Jan 14, 2018, 5:24 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. 

The next evening quilting group meets Wednesday, February 7th 6:30 - 8:30 pm  
The next day-time group meets Thursday morning, February 8th  9am - 2pm

Contact the Parish Administrator for the specific information.

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

posted Mar 28, 2016, 6:59 PM by Martin Luther   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 8:13 AM ]


Join Pastor Kevin on Tuesdays, at 9:30 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 ]

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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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