Edmonds’ Westgate Chapel adjusts services, outreach to accommodate social distancing

For Pastor Alec Rowlands and the pastoral staff at Edmonds’s Westgate Chapel, the current season of COVID-19 struggles and state-mandated social-distancing rules has complicated church leadership. Like so many other churches, Westgate has embraced the tool of online streaming to conduct worship services, prayer meetings and Bible studies, but recent deaths in the congregation have…

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…

Westgate Chapel shuts down after congregant tests positive for COVID-19

Edmonds’ Westgate Chapel has closed all of its facilities after a male congregant tested positive for COVID-19. Pastor Ron Brooks confirmed Wednesday that all church-related operations — including ministries, activities, meetings and its local food pantry — would close “for two weeks — after which we’ll reassess.” The church is located in the 22900 block…

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…

Edmonds Lutheran Church stepping away from Compass housing project

Updated 03/04/2020 with additional information clarifying ownership of the project The affordable housing project employing Blokable modular housing that was planned for the vacant area behind Edmonds Lutheran Church will not be built. According to Compass Housing Alliance which spearheaded the project the primary reason was money, or rather the lack thereof. Begun in 2018,…

Reminder: Edmonds Lutheran hosting gathering Feb. 29 for slain 7-11 clerk

Edmonds Lutheran Church is hosting a community gathering this Saturday, Feb. 29 for neighbors grieving the Friday, Feb. 21 shooting death of 7-11 clerk Nagendiram Kandasamy at the store located near the church. The event will run from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. The church notes that…

Edmonds United Methodist sponsoring Alzheimer’s series starting March 13

Every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why the Edmonds United Methodist Church is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter, to sponsor a community education series beginning March 13 The three-session series, based on best practices and the latest research findings, will be held on Fridays — March 13,…

St. Alban’s Episcopal celebrating coming of Lent with Feb. 25 pancake supper

When the season of Lent grows closer on the calendar, the parishioners of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds get their appetites ready for pancakes. Yes, pancakes — to celebrate “Shrove Tuesday,” that is. And the cooks at St. Alban’s are again preparing to offer the community their special feast of pancakes, ham and other…

Edmonds United Methodist wraps up four-week program on climate change

Over 50 members of the community and the Edmonds United Methodist Church just wrapped up four learning sessions led by EUMC Advocates for the Environment committee members. During the first session, Rev. Dick Gibson talked about biblical words that often get misused by the public. One word, “Dominion” — in Genesis 1 — comes from…

Christmas Eve and Day church services in Edmonds

Here’s a summary of special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Edmonds this year: 2019 Christmas Week Church Services in Edmonds Calvary Chapel Edmonds 8330 212th St. S.W., Edmonds — Christmas Eve Service; Tuesday, Dec. 24; 6 p.m. Community Christian Fellowship 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds (inside Edmonds Center for the Arts) —…

Chase Lake Elementary receives donation from St. Alban’s Church Christmas Concert

The Rev. Greg Peters and Senior Warden Dan Mullene from Edmonds St. Alban’s Episcopal Church recently presented Chase Lake Elementary Community School Principal Sean Silver and Vonya King-Norton, Family Support Coordinator, with a check for $1,429 from donations received from the church’s Dec. 1 Winter’s Return Christmas concert. In addition, the school received 74 food…

North Sound Church to host Night of Remembrance Dec. 21

North Sound Church is hosting a Night of Remembrance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, the longest day of the year. The Longest Night service is designed to create space for those who have experienced loss and its accompanying sadness to acknowledge the difficulty that this time of year can bring from issues such as…

Hundreds gather in Edmonds for multi-church Thanksgiving Eve service

About 500 people gathered at the Edmonds Center for the Arts Wednesday for a multi-church service of worship, praise and teachings on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. One Voice Night of Worship was held in the auditorium that Community Christian Fellowship uses weekly for its Sunday morning services. The church is one of 12…

South Snohomish County Thanksgiving church services

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…

Edmonds churches to present ‘One Voice’ Thanksgiving worship service Nov. 27

Twelve Edmonds congregations, in an expression of unity, are sponsoring a one-hour pre-Thanksgiving service at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.. The public is invited to this unique community celebration as local churches join together in a time to give thanks just before the holiday. The service will include…

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…

St. Alban’s Episcopal to host Taizé service Nov. 3

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is holding a Taizé Service Sunday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. This contemporary form of worship includes music, lessons, prayers and silence. The service will include musicians from Edmonds Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the service. St. Alban’s is located at 21405 82nd Pl. W. in Edmonds….

Faith Community Church to install new lead pastor Sept. 29

Faith Community Church will install Andrew Edmonds as its new lead pastor during the 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 service. The church is located at 10220 238th St. S.W. in Edmonds. Edmonds has served as the church’s pastor of family ministries since January 2015.  He and his wife, Jennifer, have also worked for the Edmonds…

Trinity Lutheran Church 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…