Welcoming Community

Visitors report that we are a warm and welcoming congregation. This brings us joy as we seek to live up to our first Guiding Principle: “An Inviting Community, Welcoming Everyone.”

We also love reaching out with God’s love in our community and beyond with a strong prayer team, caring activities and mission trips. We provide education for all ages and support a variety of youth programs. We encourage discipleship through small group ministries. We enjoy each others’ company in a variety of fellowship groups. We cherish gifts of music and creativity in worship: choirs, instrumental groups and even a Puppet ministry!

Above all, we keep the Lord of Life at the heart of all we do, basing everything on God’s amazing grace and surprising love for all!

Guiding Principles

Abundantly Blessed By God’s Word, Gifts and Surprising Love,
We are Disciples of Jesus; Spirit Inspired to Live Out our Mission as …

  • An Inviting Community, Welcoming Everyone
  • A Life-long Learning Community, Valuing Education for All Ages
  • A Worshiping Community, Open to New Expressions
  • A Caring Community, Serving Others
  • An Adventuresome Community, Acting Boldly in Faith


All are welcome.  This is God’s table.

Children in Worship

To say that children are welcome in worship is an understatement. Children, as they are, are part of this congregation, not just waiting to become adults who can participate in a more “acceptable” way. We are hoping to provide tools for our kids to be in worship and participate in their own way. During worship, you’ll see a Prayground up front, with coloring sheets, interactive worksheets, puzzles, and other things. Right now this is mainly setup for elementary-age children. There is a Children’s Message, where a nugget of scripture for the day is presented interactively with our children. There are activity bags in the shelves outside the sanctuary with activities for toddlers through elementary-age. Please ask an usher if you need help finding them.

For those children or parents that need a break, the narthex (gathering space) is a good place to move around. There is also a nursery available from 8:15am through 12:30pm or so with a qualified, background-checked attendant. The bathroom in the nursery has a changing table with wipes, diapers, and other things parents may need. Please help yourself.

Faith Formation Hour

Faith Formation, or what may traditionally be known as Education or Sunday School, is held between services on Sundays at 9:45am during the school year. Learning opportunities are available for all ages! There is a bulletin board in Grace Place, our second building dedicated to Education, that will help you find the class best for you. The Preschool children meet in the nursery; all other ages meet in Grace Place.

Our Lutheran Beliefs

The Lord of Life is a part of the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Pastor: Kirsten Sauey Hofmann  prkirsten@thelordoflife.org
Deacon:  Heidi Cryer  hcryer@thelordoflife.org
Office Secretary:  Ana Arias office@thelordoflife.org
Musician: Brian Swearingen  
Men of Life Choir Director: David Baldwin