Drive to visit dear daughter, I stopped for lunch in Ellensburg and used Yelp to discover the Yellow Church Cafe at 111 South Pearl. Prior to being a cafe, the building was actually the Good Hope Lutheran Church for 40 years (sold in 1967) and there were several other uses. The Yellow House Cafe began in 1997 and the current owner took over in 2014. Beside the welcoming setting, the main star of the meal was the homemade bread of my BLT sandwich.
There is a glorious magnolia tree in front of the First Lutheran Church at 524 South “I” Street, Tacoma, WA. The church was founded in 1882 and their current building was finished in 1929. The church’s original mission was to support Swedish immigrants. There website is here.
The First Evangelical Lutheran Church was designed by Heath, Gove & Bell, arch. The Gothic design is tapestry brick with Tenino stone trim and an oak interior. An addition was added in 1957.
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My dear daughter did some volunteer work today at Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community today and I went to pick her up and made this my new place of the day. I’ve been past the entrance to this community hundreds of times, but never really noticed it before.
The community features several styles of living units including condos, independent apartments, assisted living, a care center, a dementia care unit, a medicare/rehab unit and a respite care.
Today’s new place of the day is Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 101 E 38th St., Tacoma, WA 98404. The church has been at this location since 1948. They have two services, Saturday night at 5 pm and Sunday morning at 10 am. I’ve not been to a service, but I did go here to vote a while back. If you look carefully at the photo, it even has today’s date on it.
They have a Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacoma-WA/Bethlehem-Lutheran-Church-Tacoma/98183396875