Welcome! We are in located in the northwest end of Tacoma, Washington. Our address is 6730 North 17th St. Tacoma, WA 98406. Phone: 253-752-4966.

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  • Would you like to become a Stephen Minister or learn more about the Stephen Ministry program?

    What is a Stephen Minister? Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained in the congregation by their Stephen Leaders to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people. These are people with a compassionate heart who’ve been equipped with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support when someone is in need. A

  • Poets of St. Mark’s: “From Eden Forward”

    Written by Sally Ann McLean on the occasion of the dedication of The Arneklev Gardens at The Edwards Plaza, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, Tacoma, Washington “From Eden Forward” Creation or Evolution? Evolution or Creation? Both, I’d say. Which came first? The created or the evolved? Everything that IS was created

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    We are changing WordPress themes. Thank you for you patience while we configure everything correctly! – The Tech Team

  • Dispatch Madagascar: These are the Days of Miracle & Wonder

    From Kirsti Ruud, who is studying in Madagascar. As we drove through the highlands on the way to our weeklong village homestays, we listened to the Paul Simon album, “Graceland.” Listening to “The Boy in the Bubble” and looking out the window at our beautiful surroundings, thinking about what had

  • Stories of Service: Pillows for Phoenix Housing Network Guests

    In a continued partnership with Phoenix Housing Network, an outreach of Catholic Community Services, our congregation has completed another week of hosting homeless families. We are so thankful to our many volunteers who help to make our guests feel comfortable and cared for in Christ’s love. One of our members,

  • Dispatch Madagascar: Blessings and the Rain

    From Kirsti Ruud, who is currently studying in Madagascar For Malagasy people, rain is perceived as a blessing. We first learned this after visiting a Sakalava doany–a sacred prayer site of the coastal Sakalava people. As with many of our scheduled and unscheduled activities here, the visit started out dry,

  • Declaring What is Essential

    by Sally Ann McLean But there is a big difference between having choices and making a choice– declaring what is essential — creates a framework for a life that eliminates many choices but gives meaning to what remains. (Sue Bender, Plain and Simple)   It is a curious thing, isn’t