Holy Grounds Cafe

Join us for a cup of java and fellowship at our Holy Grounds Café.
Holy Grounds is located in our Center of Compassion.

 

  The Book Nook

 

Book Club

Please join us on, Sunday, November 5, when the LOC book club will be discussing, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. We will meet in the COC nursery, located next to the Book Nook after the 9:00 service. If you need a copy of the book, we would be glad to order it for you.

Here is a synopsis of the book:

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Penny Day

 




CURSILLO.....What is it?

It is a three day weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and bring them to a new awareness of living in God's grace. It is a combined effort of lay people and clergy working toward a renewal of the church. It is based on the fundamentals of Christianity, concentrating on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Who may attend?
Lay people from every walk of life
Pastors, active and retired
People who live strong and active lives in Christ
People who seek to be renewed and strengthened in their relationship
with Christ and the people around them.
Are you ready for the next step in your faith journey? Consider attending
For more info contact your Parish Representatives Sally and Clyde Anderson at  
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  Columbarium

 Our Columbarium is located east of the Children’s
 playground. All are welcome to come and enjoy this
 private area for prayer or meditation.
If you are interested in purchasing a Columbarium niche and are a member of Love of Christ Lutheran Church, please call the church office 480.981.6199 or stop by to pick up additional information.
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  Compassionate Cooks

 Do you enjoy cooking?  Would you like to share that gift
 with a family that is in need of some assistance? 

We would love for you to join us!! Compassionate Cooks is a group of folks who want to help provide a home-cooked meal to a family that may have had one of its members in the hospital, in an accident, or otherwise in a position where a meal would make a big difference for them.
If you would not mind being called upon from time to time to provide such a meal for a Love of Christ family, we would love for you to provide us with your contact information, either on our sign upsheet, or by contacting either Heather Parker at .
If you or someone you know is in need of a meal or two following an accident, hospital stay or other event that has impacted a Love of Christ family, please let us know!!! Thank you for sharing your talents (of any skill level) to show God’s love to a most appreciative family experiencing a difficult time!!!
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 “Prayer Chapel”     

 Every Sunday from 7:30AM until 12:15 PM. Located in
 the room with the stained glass window across from the
 Sanctuary. Open Every Sunday.

Come for Prayer during and following any 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. You will find a quiet atmosphere where you might want to pray silently, or if you wish. You may leave prayer concerns in a Prayer Box. These concerns will be prayed for by the Prayer Team Members. All shared prayer needs will remain in the Chapel. We will not be share with others unless you ask to have others pray. Resources for additional help are available.
If you have questions or have someone in mind for this responsibility,
please email Barb at   This is a very special area you might want to serve.If you feel called to this ministry in any way, we need YOU, too! Your support would also be appreciated. We need supplies for a sign, kneelers, and a banner. 
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 Caring Ministries

Listening...Strengthening...Encouraging...Refreshing...Restoring...Caring
Our church has many members who dedicate themselves to helping others in our congregation through many caring ministries. While we cannot measure all of the ways our members reach out to each other to offer support, some of the more visible ministries include: Grief Share, Compassionate Cooks, Prayer Voices, Prayer Chapel, Agape Callers, Journey Through Grief, Pastoral Visitations, Lutheran Food Bank and Lutheran Social Ministries. Please pick up a “Caring Ministries” brochure which explains these ministries in more detail.
As our congregation continues to grow, there are limitless needs for caring as well as limitless opportunities to serve others who need care. If you are in need of support either through prayer or other caring services offered by the church please reach out by contacting the church.
Likewise, if you have compassion and gifts in providing caring support to others,
please consider sharing your gifts by contacting the church.

 “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
                                            Galatians 6:2
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  Boy Scout Troop 301

 Meets every Tuesday evening at LOC.


Our History...
Troop 301 was chartered in July 2002 with two boys and five adults and began its program in September of 2002 with seven boys. Today we have over 60 active scouts and have raised up over 50 Eagles Scouts.
Our Mission...The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Troop 301 is a boy ran troop. We meet on Tuesday nights at 7pm in the COC.
Check out their web sitefor more info! Contact Keith Beeman at with any questions.

Cub Scout Troop

 Meets every Tuesday at LOC! Check out their web siteor
 Contact Dennis Bulck at 480.235.7495

 

  Girl Scout Troop 1775

 Meets at Love of Christ regularly. Contact Roberta Rice.



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  Community Garden

 Spring has arrived in the desert!


If you'd like to try your hand at planting some vegetables or a few flowers for the spring season before the heat arrives, the time is right. Contact Nancy at

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  REDUCE, RECYCLE, REUSE...

 Do you love to reduce, reuse and recycle?  Are you 
 passionate about taking care of the environment?
If so, have we got an opportunity for you!  Love of Christ is looking for ways to go green and do our part in taking care of our planet!  If anyone is interested in organizing this movement or starting up a committee, contact Nicole Cumberledge 480 250 1929 or .
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