King of Kings Response to the Coronavirus [COVID-19] State of Emergency

To the Members and Friends at King of Kings Lutheran Church,

Governor Inslee issued the following statement which reads in part, “For [worship] services taking place in modified Phase 1 and Phase 2 counties, indoor services at 25% or 200 people, whichever is less [are permitted].” This applies to King County churches and King of Kings.

We are no longer restricted from gathering for Sunday morning church services, provided that we stay below 25% of our capacity, which is 87.

We are looking forward to an “official opening;” but for now, the 8:30 service is partially open. You are welcome to attend the 8:30 service under the following conditions:

  1. You recognize that we are not saying that it is safe to attend. The coronavirus is still a threat and if you have underlying health issues or are in a vulnerable category, please participate from home. Please stay home if you feel your health is in danger or if you would endanger anyone else’s health.
  2. You must wear a mask. All the current information supports the idea that wearing a mask helps prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. This is especially important when we are reading and singing together.
  3. Practice social distancing. Some church pews are cordoned off to facilitate social distancing. Please keep your distance in the parking lot and hallways as well as in the sanctuary.

We will continue to clean and sanitize the church before services, 

We plan to continue to live stream both church services and have small group communion services for the foreseeable future. We will let you know when the 11:00 service is ready for a partial reopening.

Here’s how to find our services online—either live streaming or recorded:

Thank you for your continued support. Your gifts given online and by mail have been a tremendous encouragement.


Jackie Kinunen, King of Kings Congregation Chair
Pat Gorman, Chairman of the Board of Elders
Paul D. Birner, Sr. Pastor
Matthew Both, Associate Pastor
Suzy Hennig, DCE


The best way to contact Pastor Birner, Pastor Both, Suzy or Hillari is by email or cell phone.
Hillari is mostly working from home; but she is here on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please let us know if you are in need and we will help you as best we can.


Vacation Bible School is coming! 
August 3-7   9am – 11:15 am

In the interest of health and safety, we have shortened the day and will be outdoors. We still need volunteers. If you can help out please contact Suzy

2019 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS - Statements were emailed on January 13th so if you haven't seen yours yet check your inbox for that date.  If you need a printed copy, please contact Barbara Bruce or the office.

ON-LINE GIVING - Just a reminder that you can go to and click on the link to set up automatic electronic giving from your bank account.  This is an easy way to make sure you are supporting the church on a regular basis. Thank you for your continued support of the church. King of Kings couldn't survive without the generous donations of its members.

PSALMS 142:5 – “I cry to you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.’ ” The Lord is our portion, our refuge, our everything. His mercy preserves us through all our days in the land of the living. This confidence frees us from the fear that so often leads to sins of greed and coveting. We have the Lord, we have a Father, and He is in control. We can follow His Word in confidence.

Sunday Worship

For now we will continue to have worship services online. Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. 

We are also open for worship on Sundays at 8:30 am.

Please do not attend if:

  • You have any symptoms of any illness
  • Are not comfortable being around other people or in the church building

If you do attend, you must:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Maintain proper social distance
  • Use hand sanitizer