Alzheimer's Support Group
Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study
Crafting and Chatting
Friends & Believers/People on the Go Combined!
Financial Peace
Kevin Saunders
Men's Ministry
  Cooling Evening Crew
  Men Connecting to the Word
Monday Bible Study
Naomi Circle
Small Groups - Prayer Voices
Sunday Morning Adult Studies
Women's Ministry
Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering
Women's Hiking Group
WOW - The Word on Wednesdays

Adult Class THRU MAY 5

10:30 – 11:15; In the Leadership ROOM #39, (southernmost building)

Each class will stand alone and provide information and written resources that will stimulate discussion and thought. Join us for any or all sessions. Allen Gjersvig will facilitate the sessions.

Adult Class Schedule

 Discovery – each week we will examine the gospel text from the day’s sermon/message. Discussion will focus on where did it take place, what was the situation or context and what are the singular or different meanings of the text. Each week we will search the text for additional understanding and meaning.

Sunday March 24: Class

Sunday March 31: Class

Sunday April 7: NO CLASS – Cantata

Sunday April 14: Class

Sunday April 21: NO CLASS – Easter

Sunday April 28: Class

Sunday May 5: Last Class


  Adult Forum...


It’s never too late to join us!!  Register your children for our program at the Ministry Table in the back or on-line through our website.  Ages 4 yrs – 6th grade for the children’s program.  (child care provided for those 3 and under).       

Questions - please contact Heather at or 480-681 0925.







 Monday Weekday Bible Study  
led by Pastor Steve Talmage
10am in the Fellowship Hall

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.


 Kevin Saunders The Bible Between The Lines...
   The Bible Between The Lines meets Tuesdays
   from 10 –11:30am in the COC. NO BIBLE STUDY MARCH 26 OR APRIL 2ND.

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.



PEOPLE  On The Go & FAB Events combined!!!

People On The Go & FAB are combining events!   By combining the two fellowship groups we will all get to meet new people.  Many great events are being planned – some new events and some of the same events that we have enjoyed attending in the past.   Any questions you can contact Dianne Oien at or 480-681-0941 or Karen Leonard at 480-773-2790.  All are welcome to attend any events that might be of interest. 

 Contact Katrina for more information at   

March Events:


  Saturday, March 30th, Hale Centre Theatre – downtown Gilbert – “Singing in the Rain” at 3:00pm - Cost: $24 – sign up at ministry table. 



 Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm Hale Centre Theatre – downtown Gilbert – “Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns – THE HALE THEATER HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT.


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






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.


Men’s Gathering and BBQ

Saturday, March 30th 11:30AM-2:30PM
(Lunch will be served at 11:30AM)
at Lee and Karen Humbert
21409 S. 192nd Place, Queen Creek, AZ , 480 510 3351 

In anticipation of our summer weekend Men’s Retreat, we want to have a chance for some of our winter friends to break bread with year-round residents, share stories of faith and camaraderie over some good BBQ and beverages.  The Humberts have graciously opened their backyard for this gathering.  They have a putting green, Boccie Ball court, and Corn Hole. There may be a chance to take on last summer’s Corn Hole championship team of Pastor Steve and JB Bogushefsky.  This will be a chance for any men in the congregation who would like to fellowship with other brothers in Christ for a few hours.  Sign up today.  Please plan to bring your own favorite beverage and a snack to share.  Pulled Pork and Shredded BBQ sandwiches will be provided.







    They meet the 2nd Monday of the month September—May
    in the Fellowship Hall.

    Established 1986.  Serving church and community.  Serve at funerals and weddings, support homeless women and pay for registrations at ELCA women’s seminars.  Join us for Bible study, fellowship and dessert the second Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. (except for April when it will start at 11:30am) in the Fellowship Hall.

    Winter 2019: The Gospel of John: Meetings with Jesus by Julie A. Kanarr

    April 8:  Salad Luncheon at 11:30 am.  Bring a salad to share.
                   Session four: Seeing the risen Christ.

    May 13:  An intergenerational devotional by Christa von Zychlin led by Betty Holmes.

    June 10:  For such a time as this: Lessons from Esther by Kay Ward.

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



    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!!!

    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, Karla Harvey 480.262.7666 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, Karla Harvey 480.262.7666 or Barbie Berry 602.705.3139


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

    They are back for their regular Bible Study in the Leadership room; meeting every Thursday at 1pm.  Linda Carothers is our Bible Study leader. If you have any questions, please call the church office, 480 981 6198. 

    June - Sept. they meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at an area restaurant (11:30am). 
    Call Alice Lacey 480 641 0021 for location and with questions.

    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 April 13th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling north to Flagstaff and checking out the run-off from the winter snows by hiking Sycamore Canyon Rim Trail.  This 4 mile easy hike will take us to the Canyon Vista Point and then on to the Sycamore Canyon Falls.  This trail goes around the canyon's upper rim through deep forests alongside several secluded pools.  We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.

    EXPLORE ARIZONA… On May 18th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Sedona and hiking the easy 4.3 mile Airport Loop Trail.  This trail will provide us with a 360-degree view of the Sedona area. Afterwards, we will visit Peace Park at the base of Thunder Mountain - where the Buddhist faith invites all to experience the vortex of enlightened presence of peace and tranquility in quiet meditation.  We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.

    “It’s Gonna Get Hot so We Gotta Get out of Town” Weekend is being planned for June.  Plan now to spend the weekend with other women from June 7th to 9th exploring the many different hiking trails on Mount Graham.   We will stay in Safford and head up the mountain.  

    Call Pat Shaw at 981-1325 for more information.





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    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:  or by calling 1 (800) 328-4648.



    “We Are the Fragrance of Christ”

    All of the women of Love of Christ are invited to attend the Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering at

    Love of Christ  Lutheran Church 

    ~ March 30th, 2019 from 8:30 am to 1:00pm ~

    Join other women from the Phoenix and Tucson area as we celebrate and embrace the spirit of women.  

    Keynote speaker ~ Pastor Jodi Rogers

      Donations for I-Help of Women’s Toiletries Will Be Accepted

     $10.00 includes Refreshments & Lunch, Bible Study,

    Craft Time, & Music

    Any questions, contact Pat Shaw at 480 981-1325

    “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ….”

    2 Corinthians 2:15a





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


                                 5 million people have gone through Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” with life changing results. Following Christmas and New Year’s it is a great time to get our financial affairs in order.  A leading factor in marriages ending today is conflict over money issues.  Most of us have never been taught by parents or anyone else basic skills in money management and may find ourselves overwhelmed with servicing debt, or barely making ends meet.  Let  the church office know, 480 981-6198, of any interest in attending a future class. 



    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. (New Day and Time) We gather on Tuesdays at 1:30 in the Leadership Room. 

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