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
The next meeting of the LOC Book Club will be Sunday, April 11th in the church Fellowship Hall after the 9:00 am service. We practice social distancing, use masks and hand sanitizer. You must use Sign Up Genius to attend.
We will be reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Here is a synopsis:
Set during the Great Depression, the book introduces us to Elsa Wolcott Martinelli. Millions are out of work and the drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa's marriage. Each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. Elsa must make a choice to fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go to California. In a time of horrible hardship, this is a story worth telling, from a female point of view. A testament to hope, resilience and the human spirit to survive.
April 11 Book Club - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CAFA92EA7FA7-locbook2
We will meet again on Sunday, May 23rd at the same time and the same place. Safety protocols will be in place and you must use Sign Up Genius to attend.
We will be discussing The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall. Here is a synopsis:
Charles and Lily, James and Nan meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when the two men are hired to be co-pastors at the historic Third Presbyterian Church. We witness how their lives unfold during tragedy, friendship, discovery, relationships, parenthood, work and community. Lily really doesn't get along well with Nan. She is her own person, with her own career and becoming a minister's wife was not on her radar. Nan grew up as the daughter of a minister and feels she knows what to do to help her ministering husband. Charles and James become social activists which does cause some problems with some of the church members. The time line for the book ranges from the 1950's to the 2000's. The book could be said to be a meditation on Faith and faith.
May 23 Book Club - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CAFA92EA7FA7-locbook3
We welcome your interest in the Book Club by attending in person if you are able or by reading our selections at your leisure.
If you have any questions about the LOC Book Club please email Barbara Hummel 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
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 at Love of Christ regularly. Contact Roberta Rice.
Please join LOC Troop 301 for our Scout Sunday Pancake breakfast 2021 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 2021 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 .