Pastor's Monthly Message
Pastor Julie Blum has been the pastor of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church since July of 2002.  She is originally from Kennewick, WA with most of her extended family still living in Eastern Washington.  She did her under graduate work at Pacific Lutheran University and received her Master’s of Divinity at Luther Seminary, in St. Paul Minnesota.  Before moving to Seattle she served as Associate Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho.  Pastor Blum enjoys spending time with her daughter, gardening and traveling.  In 2013 she was privileged to receive a grant from the Lily Endowment Fund to take a three month sabbatical, traveling to Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and the Oregon Coast.

by Pastor Julie Blum



What kind of growth? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

I’ve been a roll in the past couple newsletter articles speaking of why our congregation is growing with new members and how we can all do evangelism. Even though we are growing, you may have noticed that our worship attendance has not especially increased. Why is that? What’s going on? 

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Growth? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

If you recall, last month I wrote about how we have received 23 new members in the past 15 months. I stated why I think we are growing so much and how we can all continue to help that movement. Let me be clear, even though I think we are doing well, that doesn’t mean that I think we can sit back and rest on our laurels. We have room for growth and improvement in this area.   

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Growing church! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

From time to time I hear people say “We need new members.” Or they ask “How can we get more members in our congregation?” Similar questions and statements come up like “How does ‘such and such’ project bring new members to us?” Here’s something you might not realize: In the past 15 months we have received 23 new members. You heard right, 23 new members! 

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