Catholic Community Services offer free diapers, baby formula to families in need

Catholic Community Services and the PREPARES Program have received special funding from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County to distribute emergency baby diapers, wipes and baby formula to Snohomish County families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The organizations are working with community partners to distribute resources at sites throughout Snohomish County.  South County families in…

Inslee announces limited outdoor religious services are now allowed

Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced the state’s plan for restarting religious and faith-based services for Phases 1 and 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan. Beginning Wednesday, religious and faith-based organizations in Phase 1 counties — including Snohomish — may host up to 100 people for outdoor services. In Phase 2, they can host up…

Reminder: Directory of churches live-streaming Easter Sunday services

Churches around the world are preparing for the most significant holiday on the Christian calendar: Easter Sunday. Local church members, attendees and visitors will have to celebrate Easter with their fellow congregationalists via the web as state-mandated restrictions on gatherings have put a stop to in-person church services.  Here’s a listing of churches in Brier,…

With COVID-19 restrictions, Trinity Lutheran Church finding new ways to engage those in need

With multiple worship services on Sundays, preschools for two different age groups from infants to preschoolers during the week, pastoral ministries from counseling to crisis care and outreach programs for the elderly, the homeless and others in need, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood keeps a busy schedule in its mission of “Building. Belonging. Becoming.” But…

Many local churches live-streaming services, but some still holding Sunday gatherings

Amidst mounting challenges brought about by COVID-19 concerns and government directives, South Snohomish County churches are responding in a varying degree concerning the question of how to – if at all – conduct their regular Sunday worship services. A number of local churches have made the decision to cancel their Sunday services for now. Alderwood…

Masses at local Catholic Churches suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

Out of an “extreme measure of caution” because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne on Wednesday ordered all parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle “to suspend public celebration of the Eucharist.” The Archdiocese of Seattle includes 170 parishes in Western Washington, and covers masses celebrated at Catholic churches in Edmonds, Lynnwood and…

Local churches changing how they worship in response to coronavirus outbreak

With government and public concern high over the COVID-19 coronavirus, a number of South Snohomish County churches have taken notice and are making — or are being forced to make — concessions regarding how they conduct Sunday morning services and other various gatherings. One Lynnwood church has even shut down its entire campus, not just…

Christmas Eve and Day church services in Lynnwood

Here’s a summary of special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Lynnwood this year: 2019 Christmas Week Church Services in Lynnwood Alderwood Community Church 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood — Christmas Eve Services; Tuesday, Dec. 24; 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Christ the Rock Fellowship 16707 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood…

Thanksgiving holiday church services this week

Churches in South Snohomish County are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with special services and observances on both Wednesday and Thursday this week. Here is a list of what has been scheduled around the area. Thanksgiving Eve, Day church services St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 21405 82nd Pl. W., Edmonds — Thanksgiving Eve Dinner and Eucharist Service…

Free Thanksgiving meals offered at South Snohomish County churches

Three South Snohomish County churches are offering opportunities for connecting with others and enjoying a free Thanksgiving meal during the holiday week. Bethesda Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace regular serves a community dinner on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The Monday, Nov. 25, meal will be a Thanksgiving dinner. Food service is…

Trinity Lutheran to hold Blessing of the Animals Sept. 29

Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Sept. 29, during it’s 10:30 a.m. service. The service is being held to commemorate St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. All are invited to bring pets, stuffed animals or photos of deceased pets to be blessed during the 10:30 a.m. service….

Reminder: Trinity Lutheran to host Arab and Muslim Contributions lecture Sept. 19

Community members are invited to attend a free lecture, “Arab and Muslim Contributions: From Antiquity to Today,” Thursday, Sept. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. The lecture, from 7-9 p.m., will be led by David Fenner, an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington’s Middle East Center. The evening is…

Northwest Chamber Ensemble reSound at Trinity Lutheran Nov. 4

Join reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood as they explore thin places — extraordinary spiritual spaces where heaven and earth meet together through stunning music and poetry. There is a $15 suggested donation at the door. Learn more at Thin Places – reSound Events.

Vigils for Pittsburgh shooting victims set for Edmonds and Everett Nov. 1

Updated with additional event in Everett Two vigils — one in Edmonds and one in Everett — are scheduled Thursday, Nov. 1 in the wake of Oct. 27 shooting in Pittsburgh, when a gunman killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue. In Edmonds, the Edmonds Lutheran Church is holding a non-partisan, interfaith prayer…

Creekside Church holds last service at MLT location before move to Lynnwood

The members, attenders and staff of Creekside Church in Mountlake Terrace said goodbye to their home of nine years on Sunday and began a week-long process of moving to their new building in Lynnwood. Following their final Sunday morning service at their Mountlake Terrace campus, volunteers enjoyed a pizza lunch and then got to work…

Archdiocese of Seattle publishes list of clergy accused of sexual abuse

The Archdiocese of Seattle on Friday published a list of clergy and religious brothers and sisters “for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible.” The diocese said it published the list as part of its “ongoing commitment to transparency and to encourage persons sexually abused…

Lynnwood Free Methodist offering free photo ornament with Santa Dec. 20

Lynnwood Free Methodist Church is offering a free family photo ornament with Santa prior to the 10:30 service on Sunday, Dec. 20. Bring your family and friends to have a free photo taken, and ornaments will be available for pickup after the service. The church is located at 6518 188th St. S.W. in Lynnwood.  

Happening nearby: Three Heirarchs Church to open this weekend

After years of planning, fundraising and building, Puget Sound’s Romanian Orthodox community will have a new home to gather and worship as the Three Heirarchs Church in Mountlake Terrace opens this weekend. The 18,104 square-foot church and cultural center, located at 6402 226th Street SW, will hold its first service – an Evensong service of…

Lynnwood Free Methodist Church presents Community Mow Day on July 25

Lynnwood Free Methodist Church is holding a Community Mow Day on July 25. If you know of anyone in the Lynnwood Community who may need help having their lawn mowed, contact the church at 425-775-3696. The service is free. Lynnwood Free Methodist Church is located at 6519 188th Street SW., Lynnwood.

Happening nearby: Sno-King Meaningful Movies present ‘Inequality for All’ on Saturday

Sno-King Meaningful Movies presents “Inequality for All,” a humorous and enlightening expose on America’s widening income gap narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW., Edmonds. Admission is free. Moviegoers are welcomed to stay for…