Resurrection Lutheran Church
4301 Browns Point Blvd NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
Pastor Karen Bates Olson
Elaine Twogood, Katie Olson, Administrative Assistants
In care for one another, we are following protocols and mandates on masking, physical distancing, and reopening.
We do not yet have a set date for physically reopening the church building. However, the church is always active, as God is always among us. Continue to check out this webpage, and contact us with any questions.
Fear is, somehow or other, the archenemy itself. It crouches in people’s hearts. It hollows out their insides, until their resistance and strength are spent and they suddenly break down. Fear secretly gnaws and eats away at all the ties that bind a person to God and to others . . . .
But the human being doesn’t have to be afraid; we should not be afraid . . . . We name the name of the One who makes the evil inside us recoil, who makes fear and anxiety themselves tremble with fear and puts them to flight.
We name the One who overcame fear and led it captive in the victory procession, who nailed it to the cross and committed it to oblivion; we name the One who is the shout of victory of humankind redeemed from the fear of death—Jesus Christ, the Crucified and Living One. He alone is Lord over fear; it knows him as its master; it gives way to him alone.
We worship at 10:00 on Sunday mornings, and Wednesday Vespers from 7:00-7:20. Morning prayer service is also available. To join livestream Sunday and Wednesday worship join in one of two ways. Facebook-Resurrection Lutheran Tacoma; Youtube Resurrection Lutheran ELCA.
Click the online worship tap above for links to all our past worship services at any time. A link to live-stream worship will be coming soon. Keep checking back for details.
Our worship services are liturgically relaxed. We follow the church year as a way of immersing ourselves in the ways and teachings of Christ and sing music from across time and across the globe. Our dedicated and energetic Worship Team leads us in song. We joyfully baptize infants, children, and adults into the faith, and celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on a weekly basis.
We are a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. As such, we uphold the words of the Apostle Paul: “In Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female.” (Galatians 3:28) Christ has made us all one. We believe that this oneness extends to all persons regardless of gender identity, race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identities, or religious, economic, or political affiliation.
All are Welcome!
We grow in the grace given in Christ and his call to service through:
A Monday morning 11:00 Bible Study offered when we are not physically distanced.
A Choir for High Schoolers-Adults offered in non-quarantine times.
Events featuring speakers on a variety of topics related to Christian growth and outreach.
Energetic and Open Fellowship and Outreach.
In this time of physical distancing, we are collecting food for the Food Bank in a Bin located right outside the front doors of the church. Food is delivered to the Food Bank on a weekly basis. In the quarantine, our church office is open from 10-2 on Mondays and Thursdays. Masks are available to take in the Fellowship Hall, along with patterns and materials for making them.
Outside of quarantine, we provide Bags for the Homeless, Support NorthEast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition, Make Quilts for people around the world through ELCA World Hunger; Collect Food For the Food Bank; Support the Ministry Peace Lutheran, Tacoma, does for people who need Shelter and Food; participate in our ELCA’s “God’s Work; Our Hands” outreach once a year; and in August, offer a week long “Family Fun Camp” (or VBS) for the community.
Please contact the church office or Pastor Karen with any questions. All are welcome!