Maplewood
Presbyterian
Church

19523 84th Ave W

Edmonds, WA  98026

@2016 by Maplewood Presbyterian Church.

(425) 778-5248

office@maplewoodpres.org

Pastor's letter

Welcome to Maplewood Presbyterian Church! 

 

A place to start can be the mission statement, “Our Calling,” which is printed in the bulletin every Sunday:

 

As a community of faith empowered by the living God, we are committed to

  • declaring and demonstrating the power of the gospel through the love of Jesus;

  • connecting people to Jesus and to one another.

 

We will fulfill this mission by being

  • open and welcoming to all;

  • proactive in serving the needs of our Edmonds & Lynnwood community, working in partnership with other faith communities;

  • aware and informed about larger, worldwide needs and trends.

That statement was created as a result of the mission study in 2016, and resulted from conversations and surveys with members of the church and some input from community leaders.  It is an ongoing vision for Maplewood, and reflects God’s heart and calling for us. We will continue to look at that as our church changes (as churches should) so we will want to pray and listen and see if this calling remains.  

Joyfully in Christ,

Hallack Greider

Pastor


 

About Hallack Greider

Born and raised in Seattle, he became a Christian through the ministry of Young Life at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.  He graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree, but God had other plans.  He moved to Berkeley, CA to work at a church for a year with university students.  Entering Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, he met and married his wife Heidi in Sept. of 1989.  They have three delightful children—Hannah (24) and Bekah (23) and Ben (18).  Hallack spends his free time gardening, playing golf, reading, and generally playing outdoors, including triathlons—when not having a good time with his family.

 

Hallack has served as an installed pastor at 1st Presbyterian of Anchorage, Alaska (5 years), Lake City Presbyterian in Seattle (10 years) and have served as interim pastor at 4 churches in the Puget Sound region before being called to Maplewood Presbyterian. He enjoys doing transitional (interim) ministry, walking with congregations during a fruitful and growing time in their life together, listening for what God is calling them to be and do after the departure or retirement of their pastor.