Alzheimer's Support Group
Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study
Crafting and Chatting
F.A.B. (Friends & Believers/People on the Go
Cooling Evening Crew
Men Connecting to the Word
Monday Bible Study
People on the Go Events/F.A.B. Friends and Believers
Small Groups - Prayer Voices
Wednesday Bible Study
Women's Hiking Group
WOW - The Word on Wednesdays
Join us this summer for lots of fun – Vacation Bible School, Chime Choir, Camps, and so much more!!
WOW will be back on September 12th!!
5:30 p.m. Family Friendly Dinner in CoC
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - All Programming
Please join us for a family-friendly dinner in the CoC beginning at 5:30 p.m. with programming for everyone starting at 6 p.m.
Children (ages 4 – 6th grade) – music/drama as well as small group prayer time, games, activities.
Youth – (7th grade and up) we have a great combination of social time coupled with worship time geared toward the needs of the teenagers of the congregation and their friends.
Child care is available for children ages 3 and under. Questions - please contact Heather at or 480-681-0925.
WOW will be back on September 12th!!
Are you interested in helping on Wednesday nights? No prep for our helpers, just come and enjoy time with these great kids!! Can’t commit to each week – no problem!! Just contact Heather at or 480-681-0925.
Let’s Learn How our Faith is Really Good News
“Evangelism!” For most Christians, that word has a powerful and polarizing effect, inducing either feelings of guilt and fear or igniting energy and enthusiasm.
Sometimes when we talk about evangelism, it can feel like we’re talking about selling something rather than introducing people to relationship with Jesus. Being a salesperson trying to tout the “commodity” of Christianity makes evangelism transactional. It may create a few “conversions,” but it lacks power and rarely leads to living relationship.
What if evangelism was invitational instead? Embedded within the good news of Jesus Christ is an invitation from a loving father to his orphaned children to come home. This study will allow us to look through a Lutheran lens and discover how in every day encounters God is able to use us to share good news!
10am in the Fellowship Hall
Preparing 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. Summer Session will be from 10-Noon on August 14, 21, 28 & Sept. 4. Fall Session Begins September 11, 10-11:30am.
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
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.
Upcoming events – mark your calendars now!
“Restaurant Lunch Out” during the summer!!!
Vito’s Saturday, July 21st at 11:30 am
1947 N. Lindsay Rd.
must have signed up by Sunday, July 15
Nando’s Saturday August 18th at 11:30 am
6715 E. McDowell Rd.
last day to sign up is Sunday, August 12.
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 .
COOL EVENING CREW...
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.
“Come to me all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give your rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me. For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
This is an invitation to all the women at Love of Christ to come and take a rest this summer at the Franciscan Renewal Center on August 18 and 19. There will be opportunities to listen, share, craft, pray, enjoy some free time, and worship. Our theme this year is “Hiding Behind the Mask of Busyness” and our conversations will be focused on the book “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”. This book is based on the Tale of Two Sisters from the Gospel of Luke 10:38-42. Please feel free to invite a friend. Sign ups will begin July 1. We are hoping to make this retreat as flexible for our participants as possible. So here are the costs for those participating for the whole weekend or for those who want to make day trips.
Costs for the retreat:
Saturday not spending the night: $40 (includes lunch and dinner)
Saturday and Sunday not spending the night: $50 (includes lunch and dinner
Spending the night: $90 for double occupancy and $115 for single ( includes Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
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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
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 (Oct - April), please call Connie Lehrke at 218-205-0820.
June - Sept. they will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the Leadership Room (1pm) or at an area restaurant (11:30am).
Call Alice Lacey 480 641 0021 for location and with questions.
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.
EXPLORE ARIZONA…..On July 28th, 2018, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Flagstaff and hiking the easy 2.5 mile Fatmans Loop Trail. This trail takes you through a number of interesting volcanic rock formations. Afterwards, we’ll check out the .5 mile Elden Pueblo Ruins Loop Trail. We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.
EXPLORE ARIZONA…..On August 18th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Tucson and hiking the easy 4 mile Aspen/Marshall Trail on Mt. Lemmon. This trail takes you through lush vegetation, aspen trees, and wildflowers. If time, we’ll stop at Rose Canyon Lake and hike the 1 mile loop around the lake. We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.
EXPLORE ARIZONA…..On September 15th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Prescott and hiking the moderate 5.5 mile Sierra Prieta Trail. This trail starts in the pines and follows the ridgeline of the Sierra Prieta Mountains. It then takes us to a rocky peak of quartz rocks surrounded by mines. We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm.
Grand Canyon Synod 2018 WELCA Convention/Gathering
Friday – Saturday, November 9 – 11, 2018
Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel
More Information To Come
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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. It’s a 9 week course that offers small group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. The $93 membership fee includes audio CDs, workbook, handbook and budgeting system. Also included in the fee is access to a large library of on-line resources.
Jack and JoAnn Grant once again are graciously facilitating another offering of this needed and practical course. 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. This class from a faith perspective will give you the tools necessary to see a new future. Classes are held each Wednesday evening starting 9/12/18 for 9 consecutive weeks from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the leadership room (next to the church office). The WOW children’s program is available in the CoC during this same time for children. Sign Ups will be available at worship beginning mid-July. Scholarship assistance is also available by contacting Pastor Steve Talmage
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
Questions about small groups or would like to start one up? Contact the church office 480 981 6198.