The Book Club
The Book Nook
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.
The Book Nook thanks all of you who have become our regular customers. We appreciate your patronage and love seeing you in the Book Nook before and after the 9:00 am service in the COC and at the Book Nook Too before and after the services in the sanctuary.
Book Nook Too is now closed for the summer. The Book Nook in the COC is always open on Sunday morning. Please come visit us there. We always have new books, cards, and gift items for you to check out.
A HUGE thank you to the volunteers who helped with Book Nook Too and to all the people who visited us and made purchases. Your support helps the Book Nook give back to small groups at LOC.
If you are cleaning out books, we would certainly like to have them. We take gently used novels(copyright from 2008-2018), children's books, and spiritual books. Puzzles with no pieces missing, and small items that would make good gifts are also accepted. Your donations are always appreciated. Just drop them off in the Book Nook on Sunday morning, or take them to the church office labeled for the Book Nook.
The LOC book club will meet on Sunday, Sept. 16th to discuss Lisa See's book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.
We will meet in the COC nursery after the 9:00 service. Please plan on joining us.
Here is a synopsis of the book:
In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city.
A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family.
If you have any questions please contact Barbara Hummel at or Penny Day at .
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
Men’s Weekend, 5PM Thursday, October 4, 2018-5PM Sunday,
October 7, 2018
Women’s Weekend, 5PM Thursday, October 11, 2018-5PM Sunday, October 14, 2018
. (TIROSH (Youth version of Cursillo) has been scheduled for January 18-21, 2019)
Our Columbarium is located east of the Children’s
playground. All are welcome to com and enjoy
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.
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. We need supplies for a sign, kneelers, and a banner.
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.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this
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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!
Monday and Thursday:
6:45pm-8:00pm – Family Class (Beginner and above)
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 .