Annual Church Picnic

Sunday, September 10 (Rally Day) -- 1PM - 4PM
Camp Patterson on Silver Lake (Thornton A Sullivan Park - click here for map)

Yummy food ... games ... Enter a pie in our pie baking contest!

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks provided. 
Other dishes are potluck.

Watch for the potluck signup in the narthex.
Please come!


Sing for Reformation 500

Northwest Reformation 500, one of the largest Reformation anniversary celebrations in the nation, invites you to sing with the massed Festival Choir (ages 14 and up).  Register to sing by September 10 and find more info at  Music sent by postal mail in mid-September.  Rehearsals at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue on Saturday, October 21 (2-3:30PM) and Saturday, October 28 (2-4PM).  Arrive at Overlake Christian Church, Redmond at 2PM on October 29 for a final rehearsal prior to the worship service.  Questions?  Email Kyle Haugen, Artistic Director, at


Martin: a Life of Martin Luther

September 17, 2017 at 7PM at Immanuel

Learn about the Reformation through the words of Martin Luther -- celebrating 500 years of history.  Plan to come to this one-man performance by Allan Lemke, who has received outstanding reviews throughout the United States.  Don't miss this special opportunity!

This event is sponsored by Lutheran Ministry Services NW (  A freewill donation will be collected to help offset costs.


New Pictorial Directory Coming

We will soon begin taking pictures for our new directory.  Contact David E. to have your picture taken, especially if:

  1. you would like to update your current picture for the new directory.
  2. you are a family with children.
  3. you are new to the congregation.
  4. your photo is not in the current directory.

We would like the pictures taken by the end of September, so that the new directory will be ready by the end of the year.  Contact the church office for more information.


Mt Baker Circuit Forum Sept. 30

Plan to attend the Mt Baker Circuit Forum on Saturday, September 30 from 9AM to 4PM.  It will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.  The Rev. Dr. Kyle Heck of Immanuel will present material from his recent doctoral dissertation "A Christian Approach and Response to Same Sex Attraction and Marriage in an Increasingly Secular and Hostile Context."  This promises to be an informative and helpful seminar as we seek to reach out to all people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  In order to help plan for lunch, please RSVP via email to or via phone to 360-659-4112.


NW Reformation 500

Save the date of Sunday, October 29, 2017 to join with Lutherans from throughout western Washington in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  This LCMS-led worship service is being held at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond due to the expected number of worshipers.  Everyone is invited!  Transportation provided -- reserve your seat on the bus!  Sign-up sheet is in the narthex, or contact the church office (425-252-7038 or

Exhibits and fellowship at 2:30PM.
Celebration Service at 4:30PM.
Presiding Minister is Rev. Paul Linnemann, LCMS NW District President.
Preacher is Rev. Dr. William Weinrich from Concordia Theological Seminary, Froth Wayne, IN.
ASL interpreters for the hearing impaired.
Presented by Lutheran Ministry Services Northwest (

More information at



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