Magnolia Lutheran Church

A welcoming community of faith Seattle, WA
Magnolia Lutheran Church
Magnolia Lutheran Church
Magnolia Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Magnolia Lutheran Church is a Christ centered community united in worshiping, teaching, and sharing God's gifts. We care for each other that, strengthened, we may care for all others. There is a place for You here.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Lots of kids

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Choir, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Organ

Lutheran (ELCA)


English, Norwegian


Plan Your Visit



2414 31st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 284-0155


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Our Services

What are services like?
Everyone is welcome here. We follow a traditional liturgy and have an easy to follow bulletin to guide everyone through the service. Every service includes traditional and contemporary music with pipe organ and piano accompaniment. Pastor Kevin shares great insights and melds our Christ centered beliefs with modern life in the sermon. Following this we continue with prayers, music and Communion.

What is the community like?
Magnolia Lutheran Church is a close family where ALL are welcome to join. There are many families with children, singles, couples, young and young at heart. We hold many events throughout the year including picnics, dinners, fund-raisers for our neighbors in need. You will have many opportunities to serve within the church family and in ministries that help those around our city and the world.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome at Magnolia Lutheran Church. We're a friendly group and are happy to answer questions. No hard sell here.

Leadership View all

Kevin  Bates

Kevin Bates

Magnolia’s new pastor was born and raised in Washington state, attended seminary in Chicago, and now comes to us from Advent Lutheran in Mill Creek. His wife, Marcia, will be doing graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy, as Pastor completes his Doctoral of Ministry degree. Marcia and Kevin have two sons, now in 6th and 5th grades. At his first church, Pastor Bates worked with other congregations to start a feeding program for people in need in Illinois. His Mill Creek WA congregation grew substantially during his work there. Marcia and he are experienced in outdoor ministries, and Pastor has led hiking trips to Holden Village, a favorite summer retreat of our congregation.

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