Altar Flowers
Holy Grounds
The Book Nook
The Book Club
Cursillo Community Potluck


Compassionate Cooks
Prayer Chapel
Caring Ministry
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Free Martial Arts
Community Garden
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 480 981-6199 x 10, 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

We have had people ask if we have Cross Vision by Gregory Boyd in the Book Nook. This is the book that Pr. Steve is using for his Wednesday night bible study. We do not have copies in the Book Nook, but we would be glad to order this book for anyone interested in purchasing one. Please stop into the Book Nook or The Book Nook Too and let us know if you would like us to order a copy for you.


The next meeting of the Love of Christ Book Club will be held on Sunday, March 18th after the 9:00 am service in the COC.  We meet next to the Book Nook in the Nursery room.  We will be reviewing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

 Here is a synopsis of the book:

 In Celeste Ng's second novel we are introduced to the Richardson family of Shaker Heights, Ohio a progressive, wealthy suburb of Cleveland.  We begin with a house fire and the questions: who set it and why?

 The Richardson family epitomizes success in a picture perfect late 90's scenario with their four teenage children.  Playing by the rules is very important to Elena Richardson, the matriarch.  Enter Mia Warren, an artist and single mother, and her teenage daughter Pearl who rent a small house from the Richardson's.  Mia is anything but a rule follower and carries with her a mysterious past that threatens this carefully ordered community.  Pearl desperately wants to belong and affix some roots to their nomadic life.  Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past and her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost to her own family and Mia's.

 Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood as well as the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster or heartbreak. 

 Grab some coffee after the 9:00 am service and come join us for what is sure to be an interesting discussion of this book.  Since this is a fairly new 2017 book we suggest you check the libraries, Half Price Books and Amazon for a copy.

We look forward to seeing all interested readers.  If you have any questions please contact Barbara Hummel at or Penny Day at .



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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  

Love of Christ Cursillo Community 

Sunday, March 4, 2018 5-7PM, in CoC rooms 48-50

 Pastor Steve Talmage would like to gather all active and former Cursillo retreat participants for a conversation about how he might best support the Arizona Lutheran Cursillo Movement as the new Sr. Pastor at Love of Christ.  He is eager to listen to those who are currently active or those who attended but have chosen not to be active with Cursillo to see LoC moving forward.  Let’s see where the Spirit is leading us.  For those able to attend please bring the following:  Last Name A-L Dessert, M-R Side Dish and S-Z Salad.  Plan for your dish to serve 6-8 people. Main Dish provided. 


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 Our Columbarium is located east of the Children’s
 playground. All are welcome to come and enjoy this
 privatearea 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 up sheet, 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

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.




New Students are Welcome!

Monday and Thursday:

6:00pm-6:45pm - Dragon Class (Ages 5-8)

6:45pm-8:00pm – Family Class (Beginner and above)

 For more information please contact Joe Bogushefsky at 480-455-9829 or email to .


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  Community Garden

 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 .


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 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 .