Altar Flowers
The Book Club/The Book Nook
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast
Caring Ministry
Caregiver Support Group
Community Garden
Compassionate Cooks
Cursillo Retreat
Girl Scouts
Girl Scout Cookie Sales
Holy Grounds
Prayer Chapel - Prayer List


Altar Flower Charts Available...
You can give flowers in honor of a special occasion, in memory of a loved one, or to the Glory of God! The Altar Flower Chart is at the Ministry Tables on Sunday mornings. Altar flowers are $30 per arrangement and may be taken home following the service you attend. Please sign the Flower Chart, or call Darlene at 480 981-6198, or email  .

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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.

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  The Book Nook


Book Nook News

Thank you to all who visited the Book Nook and Book Nook Too and purchased items in our stores in 2019. We survive by the  donation of books, cards, collectibles, and craft items that church members drop off for us to sell. As many of you already know, the money made from selling items in our stores go to small groups at LOC who are working  in different capacities to make Love of Christ the wonderful church it has become.

Here are two important rules to follow if you are donating books to the Book Nook. 

  1. The books should be no more than 10 years old. This means that we only accept secular books that have a copyright date from 2010 to 2020. Some spiritual books can be a bit older.
  2. Ask the questions: Is this something that I would buy in the Book Nook?  Would other people want to buy and then read it? If in doubt, ask us first.

Please stop in to visit us on Sunday mornings.  Our Book Nook is open from 8:30-11:00 in the COC, and our Book Nook Too is opened from 9:00-11:45 next to the kitchen in the Sanctuary. We hope you will visit us when worship resumes.


Thank you. 



 LOC Book Club

Coming soon. . .new information on our next book!




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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  

Cursillo Retreats

Cursillo has its roots in the Catholic Church.  It is a retreat centered on the events of Holy Week with talks and worship grounded in God’s amazing grace.  Through a Cursillo weekend Men gather with other men to experience an opportunity to affirm and strengthen their relationship with Christ and share in intentional Christian Community.  The Lutheran Cursillo Movement of Arizona invites men and women from across Lutheran denominations to share in this retreat as it reflects our Lutheran lens for understanding what God has done for the world through Jesus Christ. The retreats are offered at 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 N Date, Mesa, AZ 85201.  There is no charge to attend one of these retreats. The Cursillo Community practice a pay it forward philosophy, so that no one is denied an opportunity to attend a weekend due to finances.  Previous weekend participants make a gift to Cursillo to provide for an upcoming weekend.  If you would like to learn more about a Cursillo Weekend Retreat you are welcome to speak with our LoC Parish Representatives: Clyde and Sally Anderson ( or ) or you can speak to Pastor Steve Talmage.


Dates for the next Cursillo Weekend Retreats

Watch for new dates.  


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 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 cal Darlene in the church office 480.981.6198 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 up sheet, or by contacting 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 8:30AM until 11AM  when campus reopens fully.  Located in  room #45, North side of Campus off Indigo. 



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 sharing 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.   

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 Caring Ministries

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, 480 981 6198.

 “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 site   for more info! Contact Keith Beeman at with any questions.

Cub Scout Pack 301

 Meets every Tuesday at LOC! Check out their web site or
 Contact Dennis Bulck at 480.235.7495.



  Girl Scout Troop 1775

 Meets at Love of Christ regularly. Contact Roberta Rice.



LOC Troop 301 Scout
PANCAKE Breakfast 2022

Please join LOC Troop 301 for our Scout Sunday Pancake breakfast 2022 TBD. The Scouts will be serving pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice, and coffee from 7:30 am to 11:00 am in the COC Rms. 48-50.

All donations will go toward the purchase of Troop gear and camping scholarships.

Please come hungry and enjoy a good breakfast. For more information, contact Jon Zakaras,  Scoutmaster, Troop 301 480.436.1147 or email to

Girl Scout Cookie Sales 2022

Scout Sunday 2022 TBD, Troop 1775 will be selling Girl Scout cookies for $5/$6 a box*, at all three services. We hope you can donate an extra box of cookies to the I-HELP ladies. Your purchase helps pay for field trips, supplies, badges and more! Thanks for your support!    *The core 6 (Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Do-Si-dos, Samoas, and Trefoils) are $5/box and the S'Mores and Gluten Free Toffee-Tastics are $6/box.



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  Community Garden




Summer is here!

Join a community of gardeners at Love of Christ and plant your first Arizona garden!  You'll have your own raised bed 4' x 8' plot of organic soil, an automatic watering system, with an accessible location.
First timer? Experienced gardener? Come join us and try your hand at planting some vegetables or a few flowers! Let us help you get started. Contact Nancy at .

Updated Community Guidelines and Registration


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