Office / Gathering Space in South Snohomish County Available
Do you know of a non-profit seeking office / gathering space in the South Snohomish County area? Trinity Lutheran in Lynnwood has space available to rent to mission-aligned organizations. Conveniently located at “The Crossroads” of Highway 99 and 196th St SW, with ample parking and easy access to public transportation. For more information, please contact Don Boelter, Administrator (, 425-778-2159 x2205).
Trinity Education Foundation announces:
the Graduate Leadership Scholarship

Applications for the new Graduate Leadership Scholarship from Trinity Education Foundation are now being accepted. If you are pursuing or planning to pursue a master’s level degree in leadership at a Christian University in the northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT) we have just the scholarship for you. We will be awarding three renewable scholarships of $5,000 per year for up to two years, the typical length of a master’s level degree. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2022. Awardees will be announced by the end of May.
To learn more and apply, please visit us at
Save the date!

Seattle Pride Parade
Sunday, June 26

We are registered and we look forward to participating in person again this year!
With the closure of Open Door Ministries, we need a few key leaders to help plan for our participation in this event. Interested in helping plan? Contact!
Our first planning meeting will be March 22 at 5pm - online.
Lenten Women’s Retreat
Invitation to join the women of Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church

During the season of Lent - come away to a quiet place with God for a slow, at home, Lenten retreat. We will explore, at your own pace, spiritual practices that bring our whole selves to God. This retreat is self-paced, flexible, and meant to work with and around your regular schedule. The retreat costs $25.
Registration closes on Feb. 23. Curious? Check out the flyer here.
Questions? Contact Pr. Pam Miles.
Books Books Books (and music!) - Available!

Pastor Tim Whiteman (Central, Bellingham) is preparing to retire after 40 years as parish pastor (well done, faithful servant!) He has a nice collection of worship, philosophy, Luther, and history books available ... AND a lot of worship music to give away as well!

Interns and seminarians have first option to claim. Everyone is welcome after Feb 15th. Everything left over goes to Good Will on February 28th. Call Pr. Tim at 360.319.9001 to set up a time to peruse!
May Youth Weekend at Holden Village

May 20-22

Registration is open!
We are headed back to Holden Village!
There is only one weekend being offered this year - and limited space.
Find the details about this gathering for high school aged youth in our region, forms needed, and how to register HERE
Synod Events this week:

Mon, Feb 21 - Synod Office CLOSED for Presidents Day Holiday

Tues, Feb 22, 10am-12noon - Synod Staff Meeting
Thurs, Feb 24 - Candidacy Committee
Contemplative Action Community
with Thriving Leadership Formation (TLF)

Tuesday, February 22, 10am-11:30am

Sunday, March 27, 4pm-5:30pm (Spanish translation will be provided during this session. En esta sesión se proporcionará la traducción al español.)

All are welcome to join TLF staff, church leaders, and lay people for a time of spiritual renewal and contemplative practice via Zoom at one or both of the two upcoming virtual sessions to find community and restoration in the New Year. Upon registering, the Zoom link will be sent to you before each session.

Sign up here to participate:
Questions? Contact
ELCA Coaching Network - Weekly Sessions
Wednesdays at 11am (Pacific)
ELCA Coaching will continue with the theme of COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP. We have invited various ministries to host these gatherings each week. There will usually be time for small groups in breakout rooms so that leaders across the church can continue to learn from each other and leave each gathering with at least one action step.

Upcoming Sessions include:
February 23 - Phil Hirsch - Burnout
March 2 - Coaching - Choose Your Own Adventure
March 9 - Daniel Kirschbaum (ELCA Young Adults)
March 16 - Josiah Benedict (Total Inclusion/Mission Builders)
Join Zoom Meetings here:
Meeting ID: 180 439 412 / Passcode: 648160
Recordings from prior gatherings can be found here:
ELCA Talks at the Desk

Wednesdays in February - 5:30pm Pacific

Join African Descent Ministries of the ELCA in celebrating Black History Month with Talks at the Desk, a new video series that will explore diverse expressions of the church. A new video will premiere each Wednesday in February at 5:30 pm Pacific time.

Watch them live on Facebook, stream them on YouTube or download them here. Join us to hear youth, young adults, rostered leaders, elders, and friends of our communities share their own sacred stories.
Learn more here, including discussion guide:
Refugees Northwest Foster Care: Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, February 23, 6pm-7:30pm

You can support refugee and immigrant teenagers here in King County by becoming a licensed foster parent. Currently, there is an urgent need for foster homes for youth who have fled Afghanistan, and an ongoing need for foster homes for youth from Guatemala and Honduras. All are in the U.S. alone and in need of long-term foster families to welcome them. At this orientation, our staff will share an overview of the youth we serve, the supports we offer foster families, and the basics of the licensing process. There will be time for your questions, too.

Registration is required. To register for this event, visit:
Registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 22nd

Can’t make it to this event?
Email to sign up for a future info session!
Addiction & Lent:
The Observance of a Sober Lent
Thursday, February 24, 9am-10am (Pacific)
with 30-minute follow up Zoom discussion
Planning for the Lenten season? Join Rev. Rodger Patience as we explore how the journey of addiction and recovery helps us better understand Lent. And how the spiritual practices of Lent can be a part of our journeys of recovery. This conversation will provide new insight into this important church season and provide practical resources for your planning and personal practice. Register for this Addiction and Faith webinar here:

A Celebration of Ministry

Saturday, February 26, 4pm-8pm at Our Redeemer's, Seattle

You are invited to join in a time of celebration to honor, thank, and recognize Pastor Kathy Hawks for her 20+ years of leading, loving, and growing the congregation at Our Redeemer's in Ballard. It will be a time of fun, laughter, fellowship and recognition for Pastor Kathy. There will be a program at 4:30, music, a light dinner, and fun activities for the kids.
Please RSVP for the Satruday event by calling 206-783-7901 or emailing

On Sunday, February 27, 10am join us for a Festival Worship and Godspeed Blessing during a special 10 AM service as Pastor Kathy looks toward retirement and new horizons to explore. 

Sunday, February 27, 12noon-2pm online

Shoulder to Shoulder, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), and Seeds of Peace are coming together to host a Youth & Young Adult Virtual Summit on addressing religious discrimination in our classrooms and communities. While this event is led in consultation with and for youth and young adults, people who work in schools (or with youth and young adults) are also welcome to attend.

Learn more about the event and how to participate HERE
The ELCA is a member of Shoulder to Shoulder, a national coalition-based campaign of religious denominations and faith-based organizations and communities that are committed to ending discrimination and violence against Muslims in the United States by equipping, connecting, and mobilizing faith leaders to effectively take action.
The Truth About Palestine: An Evening with Tamar Haddad

Sunday, February 27, 7pm-8pm
Tamar Haddad, author of The Future of Palestine: How Discrimination Hinders Change, is a recent ELCA International Women Leaders scholarship recipient and graduate of California Lutheran University. She is serving this year as the Youth Minister and Children's Choir Director for Christ Lutheran Church in Ferndale.
In this evening on Zoom, Tamar will share stories of growing up as a Palestinian Christian, explain why it's important to understand the realities in Palestine--especially of those who are overlooked or silenced--and discuss Christian Zionism. Our synod's Strategic Team for Authentic Diversity heard a similar presentation in January and thought the whole synod could benefit from Tamar's experiences.
All synod congregations, ministries, and individuals are invited to attend the Zoom presentation. Tamar will speak for 30-40 minutes and leave 20-30 minutes for questions. Please contact Pr. Jana Schofield with questions about the presentation:
Spiritually Sustaining Practices for Ministry and Service: Self-Care for Chaplains, Activists, Lay Leaders and Ministers

3 sessions, in person and online:
March 5, 12, and 19, 9am-10:30am

This series. offered by PLU and led by Dr. Jon Kershner, introduces participants to spiritual practices that nurture perspective and resilience and develop a heightened sense of divine presence. Learn more about this offering, the cost, and how to register here:
PLU - Wang Center Symposium:
Healing: Pathways for Restoration and Renewal

Wednesday & Thursday, March 9 & 10
Virtual Event, Free and Open to the Public

Join the Pacific Lutheran University community in an exploration of the concept of healing understood in the broadest sense. The two-day virtual event features a variety of renowned speakers, expert practitioners and PLU faculty whose work advances our understanding of healing in communities locally and globally. Topics will include: restorative justice, healing and intersections with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, creed and class; food sovereignty and healing; ecological remediation and community healing; along with many other offerings, including a Continuing Education workshop for mental health providers.
Check out the full schedule here:
The Symposium keynote, hosted by the 16th Annual Dale E. Benson lecture, will feature Justin Spelhaug of the Microsoft Corporation presenting "Tech Innovation for Social Transformation." Visit the event website for more information and to register. This event is free and open to the public thanks to our generous donors.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom information for this event.
Elementary Retreat at Camp Lutherwood!

Only offered one weekend: March 11-12
NEW option of day-only attendance!
Open to K-6th graders
Campers must come with chaperones, parents of their church

Please head to for more info and to register.
Questions about our retreat please reach out to our office at
Upcoming Installation Services:
Pastor Chelsea Globe Installation
Sunday, March 13 at 3:30pm at University Lutheran Church in Seattle
We give thanks to God as Pr. Globe is installed as Pastor at Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Washington! God bless this ministry partnership!

Pr. Charis Weathers Installation
Sunday, May 1 at 2pm at Burlington Lutheran
We give thanks to God as Pr. Weathers is installed as the new pastor at Burlington Lutheran Church! God bless this new ministry partnership!

Pastor John Schraan Installation
Sunday, JUNE 5, 2pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran in Arlington
We give thanks to God as Pr. Schraan is installed as the new pastor at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church! God bless this new ministry partnership!
Dustin Hamren Ordination & Installation

Saturday, April 30, 2pm
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Lynnwood

We are delighted to share that one of our synod ministry candidates, Dustin, has accepted a call to serve as a Deacon at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. We give thanks to God as Dustin is ordained into Word and Service Ministry! God bless this new ministry partnership!
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Email Susan Berg, Communications Administrator
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