Bible Study
Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study|
Crafting and Chatting
Kevin Saunders
Men's Ministry
JAVA MORNING
Naomi Circle
Prayer Voices
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Women's Ministry
  Women's Hiking Group
Women's Triennial 2023

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 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.

 

Word on Wednesdays beginning September 15th!  Something for just about Everyone!  5:30-7:00 pm.

=Dinner beginning at 5:30-6:00 pm.

=Kids (K-8th grade ) come and join our Musical called “Back to the Beginning”!  (6:00-7:00 pm) 

=Grades 7-12 meet in the Youth Room

 Adult Bible Study: The Greatest Story: Genesis to Revelation:  Whether we are children or adults, we love to hear good stories.  They are part of our earliest memories.  We are captivated by family stories that tell of our family roots.  We are fascinated when our grandparents tell how they met and fell in love.  Stories shape us and connect us.  This study on “The Greatest Story:  Genesis to Revelation” will explore the mystery of who God is and how God acts in the world.  It is an opportunity to discover God’s overarching plan through the Bible.  Sign up on sign up Genius on our website or by using the link below and let us know if you will be attending in person or on ZOOM. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044AACA62EA3FA7-wednesday17

 

 

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 Kevin Saunders The Bible Between The Lines... The Bible Between The Lines meets on Tuesdays  from   10 –11:30am in the Center of Compassion.  Fall Session begins Sept. 14th.
 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 
    Established 1986.  

    Naomi Circle will meet on Monday, September 13 at 1:00 by Zoom. Email Sharon Bryant at  if you would like to join us.

    For fall 2021 the lessons will be The Gift of the Spirit. The titles and a short summary of each can be found on page 39 of the July/August Gather. Please think about being a leader for one of the lessons.  Most of the time you have to volunteer for a lesson when you don’t know the theme.  It is great to be able to know what the lesson will cover before you volunteer.

     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, Share & Prayer Bible study

    Prayer is a central part to who we are as Christians.  When we turn to the Gospels, we find Jesus in prayer with the Father.  But many times, we can find ourselves in what I would call a prayer rut, where one feels that they are just praying the same things over and over again.  In the next  class, we will be exploring the many aspects and many kinds of prayer.  We will spend time looking into the Word of God and learning what the Bible says about prayer.  Hopefully, bringing new insight into your prayer life.   Some of the resources that will be used are from Phillip Yancey, Jane Vennard, Richard Rohr, and many more. 

    This study is for women, and it is through the “Prayer, Care, and Share Bible Study”.   This study is offered on ZOOM and will be at 1:00pm.  Pastor Nanette will be leading the session.  Our last class of the summer will be Thursday, August 19th (note change in date).  If you are interested in joining, please contact Connie Lehrke at .

     

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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 2023

    Greetings from the Grand Canyon Women of the ELCA Nominating Board ~

    I am looking for ladies that would like to take on leadership roles with the Grand Canyon Women of the ELCA.   Would you or does someone you know at Love of Christ have an interest in serving?  There are many positions opened on the board, such as, President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Member.  I am also looking for a lady that would like to be a voting member (delegate) for the September, 2023 Triennial Convention to be held in Phoenix.   The only requirement is a desire to step up into a leadership role within the Grand Canyon Synod. 

    If you are interested, please click on this button for the printable description for each position and the nomination form. 
    The board meets about 4 times a year with other ladies from all over Arizona and Nevada.    

    Pat Shaw

     

    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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