In conjunction with the live services as offered in the Reopening Letter (above) and below links, services will also be offered Livestream on FB and YouTube (LoveofChristLC) at 9:00AM on Sundays or posted on our webpage LoveofChristchurch.net, "What's Going on", "Sermons". The Church office will remain open Monday - Thursday from 8-3pm and Fridays 8-Noon. We will post updates as available through this website, ENews and Love of Christ Facebook page. If pastoral services are needed you can call the church office 480 981 6199. We are in this together and pray that God will continue to work through the many to lessen the impact of this virus. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.
Pastor Steve Talmage
Pastor Nanette Christofferson
We hope you will join us at one of our worship services when we resume in person worship.
IN PERSON WORSHIP (without Communion) FOR AUGUST
OFFERED BY RESERVATION ONLY
Dates Available for In-Person Worship in our Center of Compassion
August 9, 2020 Services
August 16, 2020 Services
August 23, 2020 Services
August 30, 2020 Services
IN PERSON HOLY COMMUNION OFFERED BY RESERVATION ONLY
New Small Group Holy Communion
services will be offered in the Sanctuary
Pastor Steve and Pastor Nanette will resume offering groups of 10 or less in the Sanctuary an opportunity to share Holy Communion in a brief (20 minute) service later in August. Masks/Face-coverings will be required. Physical/Social Distancing will be practiced. Pre-registration for one in the groups will be necessary through Sign-Up Genius or contacting the Church Office. When a group reaches 10 it will be closed. If you are sick or are part of a one of the vulnerable groups susceptible to the virus, please stay home. As requested, the pastors are willing to bring communion to your home.
Dates Available for In-Person Holy Communion in our Sanctuary
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7:50am Traditional Worship Service
We like to call this our early riser service, we meet in the Sanctuary and if you join us you will find it’s a great way to begin the Lord’s Day and still have time for breakfast! This service led by our very capable traditional music leader as well as our very talented piano player includes traditional hymn selections. Very often we also include special musical pieces including both vocal and instrumental. Together with the message, prayers and communion available each Sunday you will leave this service feeling uplifted and ready for the week ahead.
10:30am Traditional Worship Service
Not exactly the same as our 7:50am service, this service has its own character and also meets in the Sanctuary. In addition to providing the same traditional worship experience as the early service we add a few more twists. This service includes the Chancel Choir (Sept-May), the bell choir (7:50am does have the bells as well sometimes), and once a month a more up tempo setting for worship found in our Hymnal. Here you will find a greater inter-generational mix of attendees. Once again communion is available each Sunday!
9:00am Contemporary Worship Service
For those who are looking for a worship experience that includes a more contemporary and casual feel then this is the service for you. We meet in the COC (Center of Compassion-a 22,000sq. ft. multi use building on the North side of our campus). At this service you will hear an upbeat message and a variety of music offered up from our Praise Team under the direction of our Contemporary Worship Leader. The tempo is upbeat, the song selection matches what you might find on Contemporary Christian Radio today and the vocals together with the instrumentals are full and rich. This service also takes into account everyone in the family as children are invited to come forward for brief message/story about Jesus love each week. A variety of media is used to enhance our worship time as we sometimes share brief video excerpts pertaining to the message or theme of day, or perhaps a skit etc. You never know when you might experience a Baptism or a Blessing for a group going to camp or a presentation for a service project all the while feeling a sense of real connection to our Lord and
WED. , NOV. 25, 2020 7PM
IN OUR SANCTUARY
Bring a pie for our pie fellowship following the service in our Fellowship Hall.
4PM FAMILY SERVICE
IN OUR CENTER OF COMPASSION (NORTH SIDE OF CAMPUS OFF INDIGO)
7PM HOLY COMMUNION
IN OUR CENTER OF COMPASSION
9PM HOLY COMMUNION
IN OUR SANCTUARY (SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS OFF HOBART ST.)
in our Sanctuary
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the Saturday before Easter. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
Ash Wednesday and Mid-Week Lenten Services Begin Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 WITH SERVICES AT NOON AND 6:30PM IN OUR SANCTUARY (SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS OFF HOBART) WITH THE MARKING OF ASHES AND HOLY COMMUNION.
OUR WEEKLY MID-WEEK (WEDNESDAY) WORSHIP SERVICE ...Watch us at LoveofChristchurch.net, "What's Going on", "Sermons".
FEB. 24, MAR 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS ON FEB. 24, MAR 3, 10, 17 & 24. 2021
Lenten Soup Suppers
In Fellowship Hall
This year our Lenten soup suppers will be served from 5:30 - 6:00 pm.
The sponsors this year were Naomi Circle, Thursday Afternoon Bible Study and Thrivent Financial. All money collected at the dinners is donated to World Hunger and Feed My Starving Children. Any soup left on the nights of the soup supper is frozen and used for dinner served to the women in the I Help program. Our soup suppers help many.
If you would like to help in any way, call Barb Weldon at 480-854-9317 or 608-293 4289.
If you would like to donate toward the soup suppers or join the fellowship of making or serving the soup you can contact Barb Weldon at 480-854-9317.
PALM SUNDAY (MARCH 28, 2021) SERVICES: Watch us at LoveofChrist church.net, "What's Going on", "Sermons".
HOLY THURSDAY (APRIL 1, 2021) SERVICES Watch us at LoveofChristchurch.net, "What's Going on", "Sermons".
GOOD FRIDAY (APRIL 2, 2021) SERVICES: Watch us at LoveofChristchurch.net, "What's Going on", "Sermons".
EASTER (APRIL 4, 2021) SERVICES: Watch us at LoveofChristchurch.net, "What's Going on", "Sermons".