2020 Gather Magazine Bible Study

Bible Study - Wednesday Evenings - Renee Bennett & Barb Talmage
Bible Study - Sunday Mornings, 10:15am
Care, Share and Prayer Women's Bible Study
Crafting and Chatting
Friends in Faith
Financial Peace
Kevin Saunders
Ladies Night Out
Men's Ministry
  Cooling Evening Crew
  Men Connecting to the Word
 Monday Bible Study
Naomi Circle
Prayer Voices
Women's Ministry
  Women's Hiking Group
  Women's Triennial 2020
WOW - The Word on Wednesdays




Adult Sunday School in the Leadership room from 10:15 to 11:15.  Come join Allen Gjersvig for a discussion on the Gospel reading from our Lectionary and worship service.   





 Monday Weekday Bible Study
led by Pastor Steve Talmage -
10am in COC Room #48
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...


Family-friendly dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.  (in CoC)

All Programming from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Children’s Program  (ages 4 – 6th grade) music/drama as well as small group prayer time, games, activities.   (CoC)

Youth – (7th -12th grade) social time coupled with worship time geared toward the needs of the teenagers of the congregation and their friends.  (Youth Room)

Adult Bible Study – “Ephesians”  (Sanctuary) – led by Renee Bennett and Barb Talmage running November 13th & 20th and December 4th & 11th 

No WOW – November 27th – join us for Thanksgiving Eve service with pie fellowship to follow

Ladies Night Out December 4th – join us for a crafting night!!  ($20 fee to cover the cost of materials) Sign up at the Ministry Tables or on Facebook and bring a friend!!  (See Below)

December 18thWalk to Bethlehem – join us for an amazing experience open to all!!  We would love some more volunteers to help us put this together – please contact Anita Christensen or sign up at the ministry tables!! 

Child care is available for children 3 and under.  (CoC Nursery)

Questions - please contact Heather at



 Wednesday, December 4th 

 Join us in this fantastic craft!!  Enjoy WOW dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the CoC and then come on over to classrooms

#13 & 14 near the playground and have some faith-filled fall fun with the ladies!!

 Sign up on Facebook or at the ministry tables so you are sure to get a spot – limit is 20 people.   Advanced registration is required.

 No experience necessary!!  Ty Creations will be leading this project which is achievable for all skill sets!!

 $20 covers the cost of the supplies for this project (including the hardware to hang in your home!!)  Non-refundable, but can be applied to a future class if you need to cancel.

 Three convenient electronic payment methods to secure your seat:

Zelle is: 

Venmo:  @Lindsey-Ferree

PayPay:  PalPal.me/TyCreations

 Please contact Karen Thompson (480) 330-6654 (call or text) with any questions.


Four Week Ephesians Bible Study Coming in November!

Taught by Renee Bennett (with Barb Talmage assisting). Wednesday Nights from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the sanctuary.  Dates:  November 13, 20 and December 4, 11. This study is open to anyone.  There is no class size limit and no cost for the class.  All are welcome. Paul's letter to the Ephesians teaches important lessons of faith: who we are in Christ, how to live as His follower, and how to gain victory in the spiritual battles we face. As we study Ephesians, we will see how much God loves us and who we are in God’s image.




 Kevin Saunders The Bible Between The Lines...
   The Bible Between The Lines meets Tuesdays
   from 10 –11:30 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 the church office at 480 981 6198.



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.

Friday, November 15th in the Fellowship Hall – Bunco/Cash Prizes/Dessert – at 1:00…all for $5!  Sign up today.

New Event!  Saturday, December 14th - 11:30a.m. to 4p.m.  Christmas Luncheon/Games/Dessert at Karen and Lee Humberts 21409 S. 192nd Place, Queen Creek.  Cost” $9pp – sign up & pay at ministry table.

 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 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.






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

    Please join us for our Christmas potluck salad luncheon Monday, December 9, 11:30 a.m. at the home of Christy Sinclair, 3435 E. Hermosa Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213 (480) 218-0583.  We’ll have a $10 limit gift exchange.  We’re also supporting I-HELP, the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program, by bringing twin bed sheet sets or a financial contribution.  You may call Mona Dewy for more information (480) 981-0485.  All women are welcome.


    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...

    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.

    EXPLORE ARIZONA….. On November 30th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Camp Verde and hiking the 8 mile Parsons Trail.  This trail starts overlooking the sycamore & cottonwood lined Verde River and then drops down to hiking on level ground close to the river. We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 6:00 pm

     On December 28th, the LOC Women’s Hiking Group will be traveling to Apache Junction and hiking the many trails of Silly Mountain, for a total of about 2.8 miles.  The trails take us by a mine and a miner’s grave, meditation point and other lookout points.    We will meet at 7:00 am in the COC parking lot and return by 1:00 pm.

         Call Pat Shaw at 981-1325 for more information







    “Vocation and Calling”

    All the Women of Love of Christ are invited to join other ladies from Arizona and Las Vegas for an introduction to the 2020 Gather Magazine Bible Study, given by Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.    Registration: $35 http://grandcanyonwomen.org/events/  Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Rd., Henderson, NV


    "JUST LOVE" July 16 - 19, 2020

      ~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 July!  Early Bird registration opens on Sept. 30 and continues through Jan. 6.    Register for the 3-day event or for one day only.  Visit welcatg.org for more details and hotel information!  Plan to attend!




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     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 2pm in COC Room #45 (enter from outside of COC).

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