First Lutheran Church of West Seattle

A Beacon of Hope and Grace




Pastor Marshall’s

40th Anniversary

Luncheon Reception


August 25, 2019

Noon, in the Parish Hall

Please plan to join us for this Summer Lunch Reception for Pastor Marshall. 

There will be savory and sweet treats freshly made by members of the congregation.

A sign up sheet will be posted in the classroom hallway.  Please sign up early.

If you are planning to attend but are not able to sign up, a call the the office would be appreciated - 206-935-6530.



    On Sunday, June 9th at the 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, we will celebrate Pentecost.  This day celebrates the "outpouring of the Spirit" and the birth of the Church, according to the chronology and theology of the book of Acts of the Apostles. 


On Sunday, June 16th we will honor the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and we will confess that our God is named Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is Christ's command in Matthew 28:19 when he says to us: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." It is this name that our faith requires us to adore – for God is in this name! 


The Feast of Saint Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, will be celebrated at our Sunday Holy Eucharist on August 18th.  On this day we will thank God for the life and faith of Saint Mary, who has been called the Mother of all believers for she was the first person to believe in the gospel. 

    Lutherans for centuries have honored Our Lady by praying the "Magnificat":

     My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savoir, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.  His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.  He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts he of their hearts, has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.                  (Luke 1:46-55) 






  Holy Saturday  
Come experience the Burial of Our Lord in all the glory of the ages.  This short mystical liturgy is preparation for the evening Vigil of Easter, which is celebrated each year, and finalizes what begins on Maundy Thursday.