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A Prayer

   O God of Wonder, we lift up our praise that you became like us, help us to see you when we look at those who bear the marks of suffering and pain like you did, and make our deepest longing to be more like you—showing love to the poor and bringing justice to those oppressed.

   We thank you for the gift of joy— a gift that in your wisdom you have appointed as a time in our lives for laughterand that laughter and a happy heart are the means by which you bring healing and wholeness to that which would be otherwise
dried up and without beauty or vitality.

   Breathe on us your Holy Spirit and give us peace and joy today O God.


Our Mission

La Conner United Methodist Church, striving to follow the Mission given by Jesus Christ to his followers, to be and to "make disciples….,” understand ourselves called to provide warm welcoming hospitality, inspirational worship and intentional spiritual formation that will sustain and encourage all who enter our church and be moved by our ministries in the community and the world.

A life-long Methodist, Pastor Marcella grew up in the Washington D.C. / Maryland area. She has enjoyed numerous corporate relocations throughout the United States with her husband Ken. They have three adult children Ken Jr., Russ, and Jessica; as well as, three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Marcella’s call to devote her life to pastoral ministry and congregational leadership came in 1980 as a member of Brown’s Point UMC, Tacoma WA. In 2006, she graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Sociology and a BA in Religious Studies. For many years in Phoenix her career was in Christian formation ministries and leadership development; serving large metropolitan and suburban churches in the Phoenix and Mesa AZ area; and on staff at Des Moines UMC in Des Moines WA; and on the staff at First UMC of Bellevue WA. Her Masters of Divinity was received from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry in 2011; she comes to La Conner UMC as the Pastor in Charge after serving as the Associate Pastor of Edmonds UMC since 2012. Marcella’s love of people and her passion for ministry welcomes the exploration of the foundations of faith and spirituality in community and an openness to discover new ways to make Jesus Christ real by helping others share God’s love in experiences and relationships both inside and outside the walls of the church.

In-Person Services resumed

Every Sunday, we open the doors of La Conner United Methodist Church for Worship Service at 11 a.m. Since this is a time of transition, we ask for your understanding as we continue to keep everyone safe by wearing masks and keeping a social distance.Please join us!

Click here to hear this week's sermon: “Through Suffering, A New Vision” by Pastor Marcella Baker