Welcome to our Spirit Stories!
Periodically we will share stories of how and where the Holy Spirit is moving and dancing in our synod. We hope these stories will inspire you in your setting - to wonder, to imagine, to experiment ... Interested in sharing what God is up to in your neck of the woods? Contact Susan to share your congregation's story.
Community + Lunch
For 35 years, on Tuesdays and Fridays, Central Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill in Seattle has hosted, and with additional help, prepared and served lunch for 100 plus Capitol Hill Community neighbors at each meal. Over 52,000 meals have been served annually. Read more here.
Mission Builders help make Grace Space in Ferndale
Approaching the freshly painted building, with its lofty peaks and vast front entrance, you are welcomed into a side entrance and shown where you and your family will be taking reprieve for the week as part of Family Promise. On Sundays the room you are staying serves as a place for children to play and learn about God, but for the week this is your home. Read more here.
Ray first came to GraceFeast just because he heard there was free food at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church every Sunday. He was sleeping outside in a nearby park at the time and came every other week or so. Three years later, he is the head chef and one of the most committed leaders of the ministry, cooking flavorful dishes from an adventurous variety of culinary traditions, while building and nurturing community in the process. Read more here.
Little Free Pantry
This last October, Pastor Anja Helmon blessed the Free Little Pantry that now stands open to all on NE 185th Street near the driveway of Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore. This is the first of its kind in the city of Kenmore. About a year in the making, dedicated volunteers worked to bring the pantry idea to reality. What a joy to be part of neighbors helping neighbors. Read more here.
Blessed to be a Blessing
There’s a buzz of excitement at Celebration Lutheran Church. Members gather following worship to share food, conversation and fellowship over coffee. It’s the first Sunday of the month--time to draw for Blessed to be a Blessing. Two names will be drawn from the jar containing names of each church member. Two members will receive an envelope containing $200.00. Each recipient will prayerfully consider a monetary gift to an organization or person in need. Read more here: https://conta.cc/38OSUqK
All You Need is Love
"All you need is Love.” These five words capture the heart of the Love Me Ministry at Grace Chinese Lutheran Church of Sammamish. The goal of this ministry is to support families with special needs children through art and fun. We hope to stimulate these children’s creativity as well as provide a safe environment for parents to share their struggles with one another and find healing in God’s words and promise. Read more here: https://conta.cc/2OLcTNY
Beyond the Garden Gate atuthe Advent Lran Church
The sign at the gate to the church’s community garden says, “Keep Rabbits Out.” Everyone else, however, is at welcome at Advent Lutheran Church and the garden is just one of many pathways beckoning people in. Read more here: https://conta.cc/2CMjMJk