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Miami Fencing at Albrecht Hall
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Happy Hour at Shafer 4
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Poco Y Poco at Shafer 4
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Last Chance at Albrecht Hall
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM

SEMINAR: The Bible: God's Word, Good Advice, or Garbage?

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P. is a traveling teacher and preacher on spirituality, ministry and living. He’s known for his sense of humor and engaging preaching style. Father Goodrich is a life professed member of the Anglican Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and has served on the pastoral staff of Lutheran and Episcopal Churches. He is the author of Plugging into God’s Story: A Practical Introduction to Reading and Understanding the Bible.

WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2016

4:00pm: Seminar- The Bible: God’s Word, Good Advice, or Garbage?

5:30pm: Meal and Informal Discussion

WHERE: South Miami Lutheran Church, 7190 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL,-80.3111972,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88d9c790924cb5d1:0xb9f612336692baf9!8m2!3d25.7028988!4d-80.3090085

WHO: All are welcome.

Tickets: Free- Register by clicking link below

View seminar poster here: POSTER


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 The Lutherans Song by Lost and Found on You Tube

You never know who is a Lutheran just like you, please click on the above link and smile.


Hello, welcome, and thanks for stopping by our South Miami Lutheran Church web site.  Our prayer is that this site will be a reflection of our wonderful congregation and a place you can always find yourself. 

Over the summer on this website you will find updated information on everything about us -- our ministries, activities, and more -- as well as articles, pictures, and the weekly readings. We hope you enjoy everything it has to offer you.   

For those of you who do not know us, we have a beautiful stained glass window depicting Jesus with open arms. This reflects our church whose vision / goal / purpose is new people coming to it because they want to know Jesus Christ and members coming because they want to continue growing in their faith and to share it with others. Just like Jesus, we welcome you with open arms so we hope you come visit us soon!

We at SMLC are committed to being part of a tight-knit community of people who support and celebrate one another. The people of South Miami Lutheran Church along with interim pastor, Rev. Paul A. Kruger, the Church Council and Committees welcome all people to share in its worship and ministry in proclaiming God’s love. Through Jesus Christ we reach out to each other, our community and our world.

If you live in town, stop by and see us.  If you do not live in Miami but are visiting, we hope you will stop by and visit with us. We’d love to have you.

If we can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact us at (305-665-2562) or  by sending e-mail to Mary at the office at

Remember whether you are a member or not, you are always welcome at South Miami Lutheran Church.

God Bless You!

The South Miami Lutheran Church family

Contact Us  
South Miami Lutheran Church
7190 Sunset Drive
Miami, Florida 33143
Map  •   Directions
Phone 305-665-2562
Fax 305-661-4062
Regular Schedule  
  • Family Worship Service - Interim Pastor, Rev. Paul Kruger
    9:15 AM
  • Sunday School
    9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Coffee Fellowship immediately after Sunday Worship in Albrecht Hall
    10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
SMLC is on Twitter!

Google a search for Twitter using the words SMLC_EDU.  Enjoy the posts.  If you have something you'd like to share, Parish Ed. is ready to help you share your SMLC experience with family and friends near and far.  The text limit is approx. 120 characters, maximum of 140.

SMLC Adult Bible Study

Adult Bible Study meets immediately after the service in the back of the sanctuary.  Bring your bible or use ours, ELCA lesson study sheets are provided. Each week is a new lesson, based on the lesson of the day in the workship bulletin.   If you wish, pick up a cup of coffee in the Fellowship Hall, say "hello" and join the group.  All are welcome.  

God's Work, Our Hands project Sept. 11th

We are now collecting plastic grocery bags, old American flags with embroidered stars, pillowcases (gently used or new) as supplies for an indoors service project for God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 11th. Refreshments will be provided. 

Teacher Appreciation Sunday, Sept.18th

Our preschool teachers will be joining us during the service to be installed for the coming year, along with our Sunday School teachers. Immediately after the service there will be a brunch/lunch to honor them.  The ballon lady will be here to ensure a fun time.  Please save the date on your calendar and look for the sign-up sheet for the brunch/lunch. 

St. Jude 5K Walk/Run September 24th

Sponsored by Thrivent Mutual Funds will be on September 24th at Tamiami Park, 10901 SW 24 St.   On-line registration is free with a code.  More information is available at the back table in church or contact the church office. Run or walk in the morning , then picnic in the afternoon. 

Dade-Monroe Conference Picnic September 24th

Dade-Monroe Conference Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00am to 3:00pm at A.D. Barnes Park 3401 SW 72 Ave., Shelter # 3.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share; the conference will provide burgers and hot dogs.  For more information, see back table at church or call the church office. 

Rev. Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P. /Service, Seminar Sept. 25th

Father Goodrich, former interim pastor at SMLC and traveling teacher on spirituality and living will be preaching at the 8 am and 10 am services at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami, on Sunday, September 25th. He is known for his humorous and engaging preaching style.  He will also be teaching a seminar, "The Bible: God's Word, Good Advice or Garbage?" that same Sunday at 4pm at South Miami Lutheran Church. The seminar is open to the public and will be followed by a meal.  To pre-register for the meal call 305 665-2562. Father Goodrich is a life professed member of the Anglican Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and is the author of books "Cell Phone Spirituality:  What your Cell Phone Can Teach You About Life and God" and "Plugging into God's Story:  A Practical Introduction to Reading and Understanding the Bible". 

Used sneaker donations

As a fundraiser for SMLC we are collecting an old sneakers you may have, regardless of condition.  This will provide an opportunity to recycle them as well as a $1.00 contribution for SMLC.  Please ask neighbors and friends for theirs too and drop them in the container at the back of the church or bring to the church office. "REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE"

Calling all Knitters & Crocheters!!

Please share your skills to help premature babies and chemotherapy patients by creating caps to help them stabilize their body temperature. Simple patterns are available-see Fiona.


Voices needed for our choir, no experience needed.  We practice 30 minutes before Sunday service and about 15 minutes after.  Our new organist is a voice coach so she can help develop our talents.