The TLC Church Choir and assorted guests will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.
The church choir and friends will present a selection of solos and duets, and then Benjamin Britten’s popular Christmas classic A Ceremony of Carols.
The choir and a soloist (our friend, Fumi Tagata) will sing this fascinating and vibrant piece accompanied by harp, played by Seattle harpist Alison Austin. We’ll have a dessert/snack reception following the concert. We’d love to have you bring a favorite snack to share. No admission — come and enjoy the music on this first Sunday of Advent, and start the season in style!
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov 21
Start your holiday season off right by joining your church family for a thoughtful service of Thanksgiving at 7:00 pm on the evening before Thanksgiving Day.
100% of our Thanksgiving Offering will go to local food banks Good Cheer & Gifts from the Heart!
A Doctor’s Stories from the Edge of Life and Death Part 2
Hear the deeply moving life and death stories from Dr. Betsy MacGregor’s 30 years of working as a physician in a NYC hospital. She will talk about challenging personal experiences and invite others to share their story.
Speaker: Dr. Betsy MacGregor
Bio: Betsy MacGregor worked as a doctor in a busy New York City hospital for nearly 30 years. She cared for seriously ill patients as a staff pediatrician, adolescent medicine specialist, and as a researcher in adult end-of-life care. She advocates medical care that honors the psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of health and healing as well as the physical. As a cancer patient in her own hospital, she has a deep appreciation for the miraculous gift that life truly is. She authored the award-winning book In Awe of Being Human: A Doctor’s Stories from the Edge of Life and Death. She and her husband Charles Terry retired in 2000, moved to Whidbey Island, and are TLC members. They have 2 adult children, a daughter and a son .
You are invited to a Service of Consecration on Sunday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m. at TLC.
Bishop Kirby Unti of the Northwest Washington Synod will preside at the Consecration Service. A joyful reception will follow in the gym.
This service will mark the completion of the Candidacy Process for Amy Stamatiou, and will mark the beginning of her life calling to serve the church as a Deacon.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America there are two rosters for those who are called to full time, lifelong ministry. There is a clergy roster for those who have been called to serve as Pastors in a Ministry of Word and Sacrament. There is also a Deacon roster for those who have been called to serve in a Ministry of Word and Service.
The road to Ordination or Consecration involves years of education, candidacy interviews, and prayerful deliberation by both the candidate and the larger church.
On Sunday, November 4th we will host the Consecration Service of Amy Stamatiou. We will hear Amy’s sacred vows and celebrate her achievement.
If you would like to help with the reception, please let us know in the church office.
Congratulations Amy! We look forward to your joyful Consecration Service and your continued ministry among us.
In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, you are invited to bring your well-behaved pets to the 11:00 worship service on Sunday, October 7th where they will receive a blessing during worship.
If you are unable to bring your pet, feel free to bring a photo instead.