Alzheimer's Support Group
Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study
Crafting and Chatting
F.A.B. (Friends & Believers) Events
Kevin Saunders
Ladies Night
Men's Ministry
  Cooling Evening Crew
  Men Connecting to the Word
Naomi Circle
Men's Retreat
Monday Bible Study
People on the Go Events
Small Groups - Prayer Voices
Wednesday Bible Study
WELCA Convention
Women's Ministry
Women's Hiking Group
Women's Retreat
WOW - The Word on Wednesdays




  Adult Forum...
 

Please join us for a family-friendly dinner in the CoC beginning at 5:30 p.m. with programming for everyone starting at 6 p.m. 

Please join us for a family-friendly dinner in the CoC beginning at 5:30 p.m. with programming for everyone starting at 6 p.m. 

Children (ages 4 – 6th grade) –  music/drama as well as small group prayer time, games, activities. 

Youth – (7th grade and up) we have a great combination of social time coupled with worship time geared toward the needs of the teenagers of the congregation and their friends. 

Adults - 

Child care is available for children ages 3 and under.  Questions - please contact Heather at or 480-981-6199, ext. 12.

 

 

 

Watch this space for upcoming Wednesday Evening Bible Studies

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  Mondays

Weekday Bible Studies led by Pastor Steve Talmage

10am in the Fellowship Hall

Preparing for Sunday Worship

A look at the assigned readings from Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday paying particular attention to the text from which the weekly sermon is being prepared. 

In the Revised Common Lectionary readings are prescribed for each Sunday: a passage typically from the Old Testament or the Acts of the Apostles; a passage from one of the Psalms; another from either the Epistles or the Book of Revelation; and finally a passage from one of the four Gospels.

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 Kevin Saunders The Bible Between The Lines...
   The Bible Between The Lines meets Tuesdays
   from 10 –11:30am in the COC.


There are many approaches to studying the Bible and all of them offer valuable insights in understanding the sacred text. The Arizona Bible Class draws on insights gleaned from the study of Historical Geography and Middle Eastern culture to inform the systematic study of the Bible in each of its classes. Kevin Saunders is a Bible teacher. Kevin brings his gifts as knowledge of the Bible and its cultural world to life in his classes. Arizona Bible Class students can (and do!) study every book in the Bible, page by page, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, in a lecture based format lasting an hour and a half each session. Questions? Contact the church office at 480 981 6199.
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 F.A.B.
 Our Friends and Believers Boomers group has a lot of fun doing    various events throughout the year. Join us!

Upcoming Events:

Contact Karen Leonard 480-773-2790

Sat., May 19, 2018 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration/potluck at LOC

Contact Katrina for more information at   
Watch for info on “Restaurant Dinners Out” during the summer!!!

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  People on the Go!
  Come and join us! All are  welcome!


We are people that have fun, we love to meet new people and make new friends. We enjoy attending a variety of events e.g. plays, information sessions on a variety of topics, museums, tours etc...

Upcoming Events...We enjoy attending a variety of events! We are open to any suggestions that anyone has for upcoming events. We also welcome any help in planning for events! The more ideas and more people involved equal more fun and fellowship. Any questions, comments or suggestions you can contact Dianne Oien at or 480-981-6199 x15 or Barb Weldon at .

Upcoming events –May - June - mark your calendars now!

 Thursday, May 10th - Hale Theatre – “The Importance of being Earnest”…comedy at 7PM.  It’s the story of two bachelors who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives.  When they attempt to win the hearts of two women who conveniently claim to only love a man called Earnest. This funny, and at times hilarious comedy will delight one and all.   Cost: $24 - Sign up and pay by April 22nd.  

New event to Hale Theatre…”Big Fish” - Thursday, June 14th at 7:00pm.  Musical – Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest.  Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is a heartwarming musical based on the acclaimed 2003 movie directed by Tim Burton.  Cost: $24 sign up and pay at ministry table.

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Alzheimer’s Support Group...
If you are a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend an Alzheimer’s Support Group, you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences, and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. Contact Brookdale Senior Living Solutions at 480-832-1300 for more information.
Questions? Contact Dianne at .
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  MEN'S MINISTRY

 

 

 

COOL EVENING CREW...
Men are invited to join us Monday nights... 6:30-8pm in the Leadership Center. Contact the church office at 480 981 6199.

Men Connecting to the Word...
Thursday Bible Study at 6:30-7:30 AM...join other men of the congregation for a morning devotion, a little coffee and some breakfast (optional) at Village Inn on Recker Rd and McKellips.

 

LoC Men’s Retreat

6:30PM Friday, July 20-11AM
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dave and Jeanne Spice’s Cabin-Heber/Overgaard

Registration Cost: $50-Limited to the first 20 men to register

Pastor Steve Talmage will be gleaning insights from The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Build Strong Relationships, and Live their Fullest Lives.  Time will also be provided for outdoor recreation, good food, and an opportunity to meet other men at Love of Christ.  Plan now to escape the heat and build some new relationships with other Christian men.  More details will be provided through the ENews and Bulletin announcements later this Spring. 

 

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 WOMEN'S MINISTRY

 

 

Future Retreat Opportunities

LoC Women’s Retreat-Date (TBD) Pastoral Assistant Nanette Christofferson will be forming a team to help plan a retreat for the women at LoC in late August or September.  Be on the lookout for announcements offering ways in which you might be able to participate. 

 

    Subscribe to “Gather Magazine”...
    The magazine of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — guides you as you live and experience your faith every day. It offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions, and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action. Gather is published 10 times a year with combined issues in January/February and July/August. It’s only $15 a year. – Subscribe online at:www.gathermagazine.org.
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    They meet the 2nd Monday of the month September—May
    in the Fellowship Hall.

    May 14, 1pm
    Bible Study  - All Women Welcome!

     


    Crafting & Chatting Women of LOC...

    We welcome all Ladies/their friends for our Sunday afternoons. Meets the second Sunday of the month throughout the Summer. We have become a “Sisterhood” and support many projects in the church, in the community and enjoy our times together with work and laughter. We craft, chat, coupon, chat, crochet, chat, knit, scrapbook and a whole lot more!!!


    The Chatting and Crafting women are doing two large projects. They are called Blessing Bags and Blessing Boxes. The Blessing Bags are filled with personal items for a homeless person to use for an evening. The Blessing Boxes are for foster children. LSMS will distribute them.


    Children often have to leave their homes with no notice. These boxes have personal items such as storybooks and stuffed animals to love.
    We need help for both of these projects. Any donations will be appreciated. Contacts are: Karen Wenzel 480.890.8692, Karla Harvey 480.262.7666 or Barbie Berry 602.705.3139

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    “Care, Share & Prayer”  Women’s Bible Study

    Meets every Thursday at 1pm in the Leadership Room (next to the church office).  Connie Lehrke is our Bible Study leader. If you have any questions, please call Connie Lehrke at 218-205-0820.

     
    Ladies Night...
    You are invited to join the ladies of the church as we get together for dinner, dessert and fellowship. We meet monthly as part of WOW, The Word on Wednesdays and will either have a speaker, do a fun and easy craft or play fun games like Bingo or Bunco.


    Women's Hiking Group... Call Pat Shaw at 480 981-1325 for more information.

    EXPLORE ARIZONA….. On Sat, May 12th the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Prescott and hiking the easy 4 mile Thumb Butte Trail.  Thumb Butte is Prescott’s iconic natural landmark and can be seen for miles and miles. We can make this hike shorter or longer depending on all the connecting trails from the picnic area.  We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.


    EXPLORE ARIZONA….. Summer’s coming so it’s time to get out of the heat…..On Sat., June 9th – 10th the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to the White Mountains and hiking the trails around Alpine. There are many trails that follow the creeks, waterfalls, and lots of trees.   We will meet at 7:00 am on Saturday in the COC parking lot, stay in Eager, and return on Sunday by 6:00 pm. Cost: $110.00

     

      

    ~ Save the Date ~


    Grand Canyon Synod 2018 WELCA Convention/Gathering

      Friday – Saturday, November 9 – 11, 2018

    Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

    Phoenix, AZ

    More Information To Come

      

    Subscribe to “Gather Magazine”

    The magazine of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — guides you as you live and experience your faith

     every day.

    It offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions, and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action. Gather is published 10 times a year with combined issues in January/February and July/August. It’s only $15 a year.Subscribe online at:  www.gathermagazine.org  or by calling 1 (800) 328-4648

     

     

     

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      SMALL GROUPS

     Small Groups are a great way to grow in faith,
     practicing accountability and becoming stronger
     disciples for Christ.

     

    Prayer Voices...
    Join us as we pray weekly. Our prayer Group “Prayer Voices”...We pray for each other, our Love of Christ family, Staff, Servant Volunteers, Missions, Ministries, Small Groups, Activities, and Events. If you are interested in attending, please contact Barbara Otto. We gather on Friday mornings from 9-11am in the Leadership center.

     

    Questions about small groups or would like to start one up? Contact the church office 480 981 6199.