Pastor's Desk

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.



July message PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   
As many of you know, because I mention it endlessly, I traveled to Greece in May...
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June 2008 pastor's message PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   
At our May 4, 2008 congregational meeting we had a nonbinding “straw poll” to see where our congregation stood on becoming a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation.... 
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May 2008 Pastor's message PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   
One of the goals in our Strategic Plan is: “Work toward becoming a welcoming and inclusive congregation and, through study, gain understanding of the needs and perspectives of diverse groups.”  As I write this we have so far had one gathering to discuss becoming a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation...
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Easter 2008 Sermon PDF Print E-mail
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Sermon disclaimer:  Before you read the following sermon, read this.  People often ask me for copies of my sermons.  I never like to give them out, and I'll tell you why:  I write sermons to be heard not to be read.  As you will notice with the lack of correct grammer, puncuations and perhaps even spelling.  I write them for a particular context and time and a specific people, not for the world in general.  Also when I give a sermon it ends up not to be exactly what I've written down.  Yes, I go off script.  In fact, sometimes I don't even use a script and thus don't have "a copy of "my sermon to share.  With all that in mind, here's my sermon given at Maple Leaf Lutheran church on Easter Sunday 2008....

 

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April 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Blum   

As you know intern pastor Christina Shinkle has been with as for about seven months now. She is a Master of Divinity student at Seattle University and Maple Leaf Lutheran church has been a type of field study environment for her. While she has been with us she has taken part in many aspects of church life as well as...

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