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


  Adult Forum...
 Join us on Wednesday nights as part of our WOW! The
 Word on Wednesday
program. Dinner is served at 5:30pm.


Wednesday Nights April 4-25, 2018

6:00PM-7:30PM in the Fellowship Hall

Come join Pastor Steve Talmage as he unpacks and leads discussion around stories from the Book of Acts that are in response to Jesus’ promise found in Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”






Weekday Bible Studies led by Pastor Steve Talmage

Mondays thru March 19, 2018 10-11:30 AM
in the Fellowship Hall

Preparing for Sunday Worship

Each week we will 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.

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 Walt at  .


 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., March 24, 2018 – Saguaro Lake Boat Tour

People on Go and FAB event
Sat., March 24th
Desert Belle Boat Ride at Lake Saguaro
5:00pm to 6:30pm – be there at 4pm
Price $20
Snacks and drinks are for sale on the boat!
If you would like to eat in restaurant after boat ride, please indicate on sign up sheet.
***Must sign up & pay by March 16th***

 Sat., April 21, 2018 – Boyce Thompson Park Tour / Lunch

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!!!


  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 – January – March - mark your calendars now!

Fri., March 2nd – Rock Me Gently at Las Palmas – Cost: $20

New Event! – Tuesday, March 13th – Hale Theatre – Gilbert…”Life could be a Dream”. Take a trip to Springfield High School and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! The '60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love”. Must pay by February 25th.  Cost: $24 – Full!

Sat., March 24th – Saguaro Lake Boat ride – joint event with FAB team

People on Go and FAB event

Sat., March 24th

Desert Belle Boat Ride at Lake Saguaro

5:00pm to 6:30pm – be there at 4pm

Price $20

Snacks and drinks are for sale on the boat!

If you would like to eat in restaurant after boat ride, please indicate on sign up sheet.

***Must sign up & pay by March 16th***


For all these upcoming events, more information in the bulletin on when to sign up for each 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 Walter at .

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.





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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

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


    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


    “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...

     EXPLORE ARIZONA….. On Sat., March 17th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling north of Black Canyon City and hiking the easy Drinking Snake Trail. This 4.8 mile hike cuts through the foothills and grasslands fed by Big Bug and Antelope creeks.  We will also pass by the ghost town of Cordes.  We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.

     Call Pat Shaw at 981-1325 for more information.



     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 Walt at .