Bible Study
Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study|
Crafting and Chatting
Friends in Faith
Financial Peace
God's Journey Video Series
Kevin Saunders
Men's Ministry
JAVA MORNING
Naomi Circle
Prayer Voices
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Women's Ministry
  Women's Hiking Group

Women's Triennial 2021 POSTPONED UNTIL 2023
  

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  Monday

 

 Monday Weekday Bible Study
led by Pastor Steve Talmage and
Pastor Nanette Christofferson  
Resumes when all activities resume.
10am in the Fellowship Hall.
Getting Ready 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 on Tuesdays  from   10 –11:30 in the Center of Compassion.
 Per our COVID-19 protocols, registration is required. Please contact Rick of Barb Otto at for more information.


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 6198.
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LoC Endowment Fund Information sessions:

As individuals and couples consider estate, end-of-life planning, and legacy giving options, the Endowment Fund Committee would like to provide the most current information on how each of us can help support the mission of Christ through Love of Christ Lutheran Church through intentional planning.

NEW MEETING TIME YET TBD

 

 

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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

 
Men Connecting to the Word... CURRENTLY MEETING IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM.
JOIN OTHER MEN OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THURSDAY MORNING JAVA 6:30 TO 7:30AM FOR AN OPENING DEVOTION, PRAYER REQUESTS, REVIEWING THE READINGS FOR THE NEXT SUNDAY, A LITTLE COFFEE, SOME BREAKFAST (OPTIONAL).  WE NOW MEET AT COZY CORNER CAFE Recker Rd and McKellips IN FRY'S SHOPPING CENTER WEST OF FRY'S. QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE 480 981 6198 FOR MORE INFORMATAION.
 

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 WOMEN'S MINISTRY

 

   

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    They meet the 2nd Monday of the month September—May
    Established 1986.  

    Naomi Circle meets on Zoom at 1:00 on Monday, March 8.  This is the third lesson (Comforting, Coaching, Encouraging, Protecting Angels) from our journeys with angels.  This lesson focuses on a current problem that even existed in Biblical days - The Me-Too Movement. Haggar is the me-too person and she is coached, comforted and protected by angels. The angels visit Daniel in a lion’s den and a fiery furnace.  The messengers from God visited all of these and Jesus as he was tempted.  Have you been a messenger from God for someone or has someone been your messenger?

    Wendy is our lesson leader.  We are looking forward to our time together.  I could not find Pastor Janelle’s video for our March lesson. Probably because the magazine was so late in arriving.  Rev. Christa von Zychlin’s video for this lesson is online.

    https://www.gathermagazine.org/christa-von-zychlin-leads-gathers-march-bible-study-session-of-journeys-with-angels/

    Call the Church office 480 981 6198 with questions.  

     

    All Bible studies are from Gather Magazine, a regular publication of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  To subscribe, call (845) 267-3074.

      

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    Crafting & Chatting Women of LOC... WHEN WE RESUME REGULAR ACTIVITIES

    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!!!

    We  invite anyone who wants to learn to crochet or knit, a great summer project!!!!  There are many women in our group that are excellent instructors. If you are interested, please contact one of us ahead of time so we can prepare for the lessons.

     Contacts are: Karen Wenzel 480.890.8692 or Barbie Berry 602.705.3139.

    We, the Crafting and Chatting Women want to thank all of you for all the contributions for the Blessing Bags.  We will continue to collect all the important items but really always need socks and washcloths. We will assembling more BLESSING BAGS mid summer.

       Now, we have taken over the Prayer Bead project.  We are assembling them at the present time. They will soon be available for sale in the Book Nook.  So,we would gladly take any contributions of beads for the continuation of this project.

       Again, thank you for all of your contributions and support to our group.

    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 or Barbie Berry 602.705.3139

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    The Care and Share Bible study will be offering a women’s study on “How Lutherans Interpret the Bible” by Dr. Mark Allen Powell. 

    This 6 week study goes through March 25,  from 1:00- 2:00 pm on Zoom.  If you are interested in this study please use our sign up Genius on our website.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CAFA92EA7FA7-care

    Session One:  The Word of God-- Feb. 18 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2rGrXe95aU&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs

    Session Two:  What Lutherans Say About the Bible Feb. 25 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLbN-O_vdI&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs&index=2

    Session Three:  Where the Bible Comes From  Mar. 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzM0DI24epo&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs&index=3

    Session Four:  Interpreting the Bible in Context   Mar. 11 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14E_v2aX4Wk&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs&index=4 

    Session Five:  Determining Right from Wrong Mar. 18 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcB_JqqoEVs&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs&index=8 

    Session Six:  The Many Meanings of the Bible and Devotional Bible Reading Mar. 25 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQFbhCYAZ8&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs&index=9 

    Session Seven: Devotional Bible Reading - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtHf0VWZyQw&list=PLThPpg7gIhv7TyNbxZiW--Z2Vy-uVolGs&index=7

     

     

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

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      ~11+ Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA POSTPONED UNTIL 2023.
    The Just Love Gathering, scheduled for August 5-8, 2021, has been postponed and registration refunds will be offered. Staff is looking for other ways to build community and bring women together virtually in 2021 and 2022. Suggestions? Send us your ideas here.

    This event has been postponed until 2023. Please see welcatg.org for more information.

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    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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    Prayer Chapel

     Hours: 8:30 am-11 am  WHEN WE RESUME.

    Room #45 (East side of COC—enter thru doors on outside of building)

                     Come for Prayer following or during each Worship

    Service.  Bring your prayer concerns for yourself or family and friends.

    Prayer Team members will be available to speak with and pray for you.

    Your shared concerns in the Chapel will remain in the Chapel.  They will not be shared with others unless you request to have your prayers on the weekly prayer requests for the church.

     PRAYER VOICES   Please join us as we pray for each other, our Love of Christ family, Staff, Servant Volunteers, Missions, Ministries, Small Groups, Activities, and Events. 

     Questions about small groups or would like to start one up? Contact the church office 480 981 6198.

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