Celebration Lutheran Church

As I have loved you, you should also love one another.

—John 13:34

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Historical Dates At Celebration Lutheran Church

  • In 1979, Peace Lutheran of Puyallup gave 4.9 acres on South Hill to the American Lutheran Church, ALC, (which merged to become the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in 1988) to help facilitate a new Lutheran congregation.
  • September 1980, Rev. George Larson was called as the Mission Development Pastor.
  • March 7, 1981 the first gathering of a potential congregation was held at the Dugger home. Five people attended.
  • Easter Sunday 1981, we chose the name “Celebration.”
  • On All Saints Day 1981 we became an official ELCA church.
  • December 2, 1984 we moved from Sunrise Elementary gym to our newly completed Sanctuary.
  • September 1989 Celebration Friends Preschool was established.
  • Also in 1989, the Piecemaker Quilting Group started. Annually they make over 200 quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
  • Twice, in November 1990 and again in February 2003, we expanded our Sunday School classrooms.
  • In the fall of 1992 we had a change of pastors, as we welcomed Pastor Paul Freese.
  • June 1997, our mission to homeless families in Tecate Mexico began. Over the years we have built seventeen three-bedroom houses.
  • January 2001, our mission to the children of Lwengo Uganda began as we partnered with World Vision to sponsor 40 plus HIV-AIDS orphans. Mission goals in health, housing and education were met in April 2009. We are looking forward to our next project with World Vision.
  • Andrew Allen joined the Celebration Staff as our Youth Director in August 2015.

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Service Times

Summer Worship 9:00 am
June 18 – Sept 3

Sundays Sept. thru May   Worship Times 8:00 am & 10:30 am 

Our worship is "child friendly" and we have a nursery attendant available.

2500 Shaw Road
Puyallup, WA 98374



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