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 Masterís 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



September 2009 Message PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   
I’ve been thinking a lot about Sunday school lately.  Not just our Sunday school at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, but Sunday school in general.  How many of you remember your own Sunday school experience when you were a child?  I must admit that I didn’t remember many specific details about mine. I just have vague memories. There were years of Christmas programs where all the children received a bags of nuts and oranges afterwards.  There were Halloween parties with homemade carnival type games in the church basement. There were arts and crafts, songs and puppet shows.  But what I remembered the most was the connection with the rest of the Church. 
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August 2009 message PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

Ever since I mentioned at the May congregational meeting my concern over the low worship attendance some members have asked me “why?” Or in other words “what do you think is the reason for the low attendance?”  This is something I have been asking myself as well:  Why is our worship attendance down?

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July 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   
            Our church website www.ReachOutChurch.org has a new feature: A blog.  For those of you who have no idea ... 
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