The Book Club/The Book Nook
Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast
Caregiver Support Group
Girl Scout Cookie Sales
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 .
Join us for a cup of java and fellowship at our Holy Grounds Café.
Holy Grounds is located in our Center of Compassion.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
THE BOOK NOOK SUPPORTS MANY GROUPS AT LOC.
LOC Book Club
Nanette included the book, American Dirt by Jeanie Cummins in her sermon on June 6th. The next Book Club date will be scheduled for Sunday, August 8th to discuss the book American Dirt. We will meet in Fellowship Hall soon after the 9:00 service. I invite everyone who is interested to join us, men as well as women. Here is a synopsis of the book:
Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.
Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.
Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?
American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.
Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.
I have already started to read this book and highly recommend it to everyone. It starts off with a real bang that makes it hard to put down. Hopefully, you will read this book and join us on August 8th.
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 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.
Our Columbarium is located east of the Children’s
playground. All are welcome to come and enjoy
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.
Do you enjoy cooking? Would you like to share that
We would love for you to join us!! Compassionate
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
If you or someone you know is in need of a meal or two following an accident, hospital stay or
Every Sunday from 8:30
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
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.
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
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
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
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Meets every Tuesday at LOC! Check out their
Meets at Love of Christ regularly. Contact Roberta Rice.
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
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.
Spring has arrived in the desert!
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
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. Let us help you get started. Contact Nancy at .