​​Spanaway Lutheran Church

16001 A Street South
P.O. Box 1300
Spanaway Washington  98387

Sunday Worship  10 am
Sunday School    9 am
(Labor Day to Memorial Day)

Telling the Story of God's grace and calling
all people to live in faith through God's love.

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BibleQue Returns June 21st  
Wednesday, June 21st  
from 6 - 8 pm
TableTalk:Dinner + Faith Talk with Friends resumes Thursday,
June 1st at 6pm
Reformation 
Dinner
Theatre
Thursday, June 15th
@ 6pm
Paint Tacoma Pierce Co. Beautiful
 Keep your eyes pealed for prep, priming and painting dates
Take that grill out of mothballs.  Our Summer Bible study series, BibleQue, resumes on Wednes-day, June 21st.  As always the church will provide the the meat, and everyone else brings side dishes, salads, and desserts to share.  It's always a pleasant evening, and a great way to get to know more of your brothers and sisters at SLC.

Try something new as we begin a new session of Table Talk .  There is a regular meal plus faith talk series on the first three Thursdays of each month. No need to bring anything; for $3 dinner will be provided  for adults.  Following the meal there will be casual conversation about faith, life, Scripture and what it means to be called as God's people in the world.
Join us this Thursday as we recall the events of the protestant reformation with fellow Lutheran of Travel with Rick Steves.  Mr. Steve's has produced a Reformation special to be used by all ELCA congregations free of charge.  We will begin the evening with an authentic german Goulash prepared by our own Stephanie DeZarn.  
          Alle sind willkommen !!!  
Once again for the 27th year team Spanaway Lutheran volunteers  under the direction of John and Mary Herem will pick up their pressure washers, sand paper, scrapers, brushes, rollers, buckets and paint the home of a pierce county resident in need.  We're always in need of new painters.  Join us.
VACATION
BIBLE
SCHOOL
 June 10th - 14th
9 am to 3:30 pm
 Woohoo! We are ready to say Hello to the wonderful counselors of Camp Lutherwood and to all the beautiful kiddos of our Spanaway neighborhood, our congregation, and BASE.
     This is a FREE one week Bible School from Monday through Friday, July 10th through July 14th 2017. The program runs daily from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to noon on Friday. This year’s theme is “Water of Life” and we will be talking about creation, Jesus being baptized, the Pool of Siloam, The Woman at the Well, and Psalm 23. If you have and/or know any children who have finished Kindergarten and are no older than finished 5th grade, we are the place for you! Registrations are now available in the church office. Registrations are on a first come – first serve basis and we have 30 early registration spots available for now. Hurry and secure a week of fun activities, chapel time, crafts, and food for your child!
   

Paths  to Service

Have a Green Thumb?

Wanted: Sunday School Substitute Teachers

Live plants inside a Church building bring the peace and beauty of God's creation into our midst.  The live indoor plants at SLC are in need of some consistent TLC.  Pastor Schier-Hanson has been doing his best to keep them watered, but they need more attention and nurture than he's able or qualified to give them. Contact Nick in the office(253-531-7000) if you would like to be our resident indoor green thumb.
Everyone deserves a break every once in a while, especially our devoted children's Sunday School teachers.  The curriculum we're presently using is easy to understand and teach.   If you'd be willing to fill in for a week or just help out when an extra pair of hands are needed let us know in the office (253-531-7000), and we'll put you in touch with the right person. 

Wanted: Office Volunteers

Food for Families Pick Up Drivers

You too can be the cheerful voice of Spanaway Lutheran Church.  If you're looking for an entertaining volunteer opportunity, sign up for Tuesday afternoon or Friday morning  in the Church Office answering phones and doing sundry office work.  Few things are more entertaining than working with Nick our Administrative Assistant.  He'll keep you busy and smiling.  Cal him at  call the office (253-531-7000) and he'll put you to work.
Our Food outreach minstry could really use a few more folks willing to pick up on Sdaturdays at 12:00 noon.  If you have a van or pickup truck you have enough space to load our weekly food supply.  If you commit to once a quarter, it would lighten the load of our regular picker-uppers a bunch.  Sign up on the Outreach Bulletin Board,  or contact the office(253-531-7000) and we'll put you in touch with Edna Coonc, our Food for Families director.

 Pick a Patch: Garden for Jesus

Spanaway Food Bank Volunteers Needed

If you like outdoor gardening and want to help beautify the Spanaway Lutheran Campus by picking a patch and calling it your own.  Presently, we need gardeners to tend the enclosed outdoor atrium, the patches at both entrances, or the courtyard/ memorial garden.   There's an old saying, "A person enters a garden at the speed of a human, and leaves at the speed of a plant.  Take a peaceful moment and do a little church gardening?  Contact Nick in the office(253-531-7000) if you would like to be our resident outdoor green thumbs.
Once every four weeks Spanaway Lutheran takes our turn providing the labor for the Spanaway Food Bank.  We serve Monday, Wednesday and Friday  for about 2 hours in the afternoon.  Gayle Halmo, our congregational corrdinator can always us a few extras volunteers to fill vacant slots.  Serve as often or as seldom as you schedule allows. To lend a hand call the office (253-531-7000) and we'll put you in touch with Gayle.

TableTalk Chefs Wanted

 Calling All Teachers

If you like to cook, we can use your skills providing your culinary expertise  once or twice a year for our New table talk Ministry.  On the first three Thursdays of October & November, or January  & February a meal will be provided for 15-20 attendees of the Table Talk study group.  You make the menu, we buy the food.  Everyone enjoys a good dinner and fine fellowship. Sign up on the Christian Education bulletin board, or contact the office (253-531-7000) and Nick will put you in touch with Pastor about available dates.  
Is there a class or Bible study, a forum or book study you'd love to share with your Spanaway Lutheran brothers and sisters during the Adult Sunday School hour?   The adult class loves a change of pace, even a single class or short series.Call Nick in the office(253-531-7000) and he'll have Pastor Schier-Hanson put you on the teaching schedule.  

Children's Choir Chaperones

 Vacation Bible School Volunteers

Catch the infectious energy and enthusiasm of  nearly 100 kids by helping with our VBS.  There are any number of ways you can help out: man a registration table, be a class helper or teacher, serve as on site medical personnel, prepare food and treats for the kids, etc.  Join the fun!
On Tuesday, October 4th at 5 pm Cheryl will kick off our new Children's Choir.   An extra pair of hands would be much appreciated; many hands make for a lighter load.   Give us a call in the office (531-7000) if your interested, and we'll make sure Cheryl gives you a call.  It'll be great fun.
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Tel: 253-531-7000
Fax: 253-531-7001
Email: officel@spanawaylutheran.org
16001 A Street South
P.O. Box 1300
Spanaway Washington  98387