The Book Club
The Book Nook
Blood Drive Nov. 10, 2019
Caregiver Support Group
Free Martial Arts
Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
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.
Do you like naval fiction? The Book Nook has just received a large series of books in the tradition of Horacio Hornblower. These books are in excellent condition and ready for purchase in the Book Nook with samples on the Book Nook Too table located off the sanctuary. Please come and check the series out.
THE BOOK NOOK SUPPORTS MANY GROUPS AT LOC.
The next meeting of the LOC Book Club will be held on Sunday, May 19th after the 9:00 am service in the COC. We meet in the Nursery located next to the Book Nook in the COC. We will be discussing A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles. Here is a synopsis of the book:
When in 1922, the 30 year old Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
An indomitable man of great knowledge and wit, Rostov must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.
Unexpectedly, the Count's reduced circumstances provide him entry to a much larger world of emotional discovery as he forges friendships with the hotel's glittering cast of characters. But when fate suddenly puts the
life of a young girl in his hands, he must draw on all his ingenuity to protect the future she so deserves.
Get some coffee after the 9:00 am service and join us on May 19th as we discuss this remarkable historical novel. Copies of this book should be available at the Mesa and Southeast Regional libraries. If you would like the Book Nook to secure a copy of A Gentleman In Moscow for purchase, please speak to Penny or Barb. If you have any questions about the Book Club please contact Barbara Hummel at or Penny Day at .
Thanks for your continuing interest in the Book Club. We always have room for one more at our table!
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
Fall Cursillo Dates
Men’s Weekend, Oct. 3-6, 2019,
Women’s Weekend, Oct. 10-13, 2019.
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 inl 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
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
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.
Sunday, november 10, 2019
Our church is sponsoring a BLOOD DRIVE in the South Parking Lot. Please sign up at the ministry tables and make an appointment to Save A Life! There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. For more information contact Dianne Oien (480) 681 0941 or www.bloodhero.com.
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
Check out their
Cub Scout Pack 301
Meets every Tuesday at LOC! Check out their
Meets at Love of Christ regularly. Contact Roberta Rice.
NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
MONDAYS: 5:30pm -6:30pm - Family Class - Beginners and above
6:30pm-7:45pm - 2nd Yellow Belt and above.
In the Center of Compassion.
For more information please contact Joe Bogushefsky at 480-455-9829 or email to .
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 .
Do you love to reduce, reuse and recycle? Are
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 .