Bible Study - Monday

Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study
Crafting and Chatting
Friends in Faith
Financial Peace
Kevin Saunders
Men's Ministry
Naomi Circle
Prayer Voices
Women's Ministry
Women’s Bible Study called “Just Love”
  Women's Hiking Group

Women's Triennial 2021
WOW - The Word on Wednesdays







 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.


WOW runs from September through May...

We will be back WHEN

Children’s Program – including music and bible adventure!!

Adult Study Programs!!  Youth Group!!

Each week – we take care of dinner for your whole family

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner in the CoC

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Programming for All ages!!!

Ÿ Adult Study with Pastors

Ÿ Crafting Nights for adults

Ÿ Youth Group (7th – 12th graders)

Ÿ Children’s program (3 yrs – 6th grade)

Ÿ Child care available for those under age 3

We look forward to seeing you all there and sharing the good news while enjoying fellowship, faith and fun!!  Be sure to check Facebook and our website for details on special events!!

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





 Kevin Saunders The Bible Between The Lines...
   The Bible Between The Lines will resume       on Tuesdays    from 10 –11:30 in the COC   when   other programs are able to resume.

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.


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.




Friends in Faith
Adult Fellowship – previously FAB/People On the Go

Adult Fellowship – previously FAB/People On the Go

  Any questions you can contact Dianne Oien at or 480-681-0941.  All are welcome to attend any events that might be of interest.


    Any other ideas for events, please contact Dianne Oien at 480-681-0941 or Barb Weldon at 608-293-4289. 

    Contact Katrina for more information at   


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 Connecting to the Word... WILL RESUME POST CORONAVIRUS





Women’s Bible Study called “Just Love”  Will be offered Wednesday evenings on ZOOM!  (July 22, July 29, and August 12 from 6:30-7:30 pm)  Sign ups begin Sunday, July 5th.  Please register by using Sign Up Genius as found on our website,  using the below links or by calling the church office  (480-981-6198) by July 19th.  Once registered, more information will be sent by email on July 21.

July 22 -

July 29 -

August 12 -

“Just Love” is a Bible Study offered through our

ELCA Women’s Gather magazine.

This three-session Bible study invites readers to consider how justice and love intersect. What does “just love” look like?  How is this kind of love more than a sentimental or sanitized emotion, but is instead a love-in-action that seeks to dismantle the various systems of sin that damage God’s creation and harm God’s people?

Session 1: “Just Love” in the Family: What’s Love Got to do with it? (John 11:1-6, 17-37)

Session 1 focuses on what “just love” might look like in a family system.  Using the story of Mary’s and Martha’s confrontations with Jesus in the aftermath of their brother Lazarus’ death, this session explores the role of anger in the pursuit of justice, including anger directed at God.

 Session 2: “Just Love” in the Community: From Tree to We (Luke 19:1-10)

Session 2 views the story of Zacchaeus through the lens of restorative justice.  What does it mean to make amends for the harm we have caused?  How does Jesus invite us into healing relationships that reconnect us to the communities from which we have been alienated?

 Session 3: “Just Love” in the Nation: Giving Birth to Justice (Exodus 1:8-22)

Session 3 challenges readers to examine what “just love” requires when injustice occurs at the highest levels of government.  In the book of Exodus the midwives Shiphrah and Puah defy Pharaoh to save the lives of Hebrew babies.  This session draws on understandings of formal and informal power and how we can use the power God has given us to effect change.

 This study will be given using the ZOOM platform.  You do not have to purchase the ZOOM app to participate.  Please see information provided above on how to register.  Barb Talmage and Pastor Nanette will be facilitating this study that will implement both large and small group discussions. 

 We hope you can join us and enter into the conversation on “Just Love”.

If you have any questions, please email Pastor Nanette at



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

    Questions: Call
    April Rygh (480) 220-2397. Dates of future Bible study meetings will appear in
    Love of Christ weekly E-News.

    April Rygh, 480.220.2397 and Sharon Bryant have been elected co-chairmen of Naomi Circle.  

      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 Sept. thru May.

    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... 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


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


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








    "JUST LOVE" AUGUST 5-8, 2021

      ~11+ Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA~

    Our Grand Canyon Synod is the host synod for this every three-year gathering of several thousand women from across our entire ELCA.  We know how to party!  It's an event that will inspire and renew your faith journey.  We'll be in the downtown area of Phoenix, inside the convention center where it will be "cool" to be in Phoenix in AUGUST!   Register for the 3-day event or for one day only.  Visit for more details and hotel information!  Plan to attend!



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




     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 Chapel

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

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

    Contact Person: Barbara Otto 480.390.9631

                     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.

     Special Opportunity: The Prayer Chapel is “Looking for a Few Good People” to help run the chapel on Sunday mornings. If this is your passion, please contact Rick Otto rrotto1946 .

     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. 
    If you are interested in attending, please call Barbara Otto at 480.390.9631.

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