God's Work, Our Hands
Jazz Night/Dinner/Silent Auction
Los Tres Tenores
Walk to Bethlehem
30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Pictures
Sunday IN MARCH, 2020
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.
Upcoming Music Department Events
tickets on sale NOW!
all tickets $20 ea or $50 per family unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 after each service: Bake Sale for your Thanksgiving dessert!
Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 28 this year! We are asking all of the Love of Christ Congregation to please help us out and bring baked goods so that we can raise money for the music ministry budget. You can bring pies, brownies, bars, muffins, and cookies. Please mark your calendar to bring the baked goods and drop them off in the CoC kitchen on Sat., Nov. 23rd between 8am ~ 5pm. Please let me know if you can help receive and wrap the baked goods as they come in. Sign-up sheets for the donation and helpers will be available at the music ministry table.
Come hear the innovative sounds of live jazz featuring our very own Bill Nunes on keyboard. Improvised riffs and bent notes will prevail throughout the evening for those longing for the distinct sounds of jazz. Bill will be performing with vocal soloists and a multi-component jazz band. The dinner menu and ticket sale dates are TBA, $20 per person.
If you haven’t heard the sounds of Phoenix Opera’s Los Tres Tenores, you are in for a real treat! Starring the fabulous trio of Johnny Huerta, Guillermo Ontiveros, and Francisco Renteria, Los Tres Tenores will blend their magnificent voices with a unique selection of songs ranging from operetta to Mexican Ranchera. Their special guest sopranos will challenge the mighty voices of Los Tenores with impressive duets and songs of their own. What an evening to remember! Ticket sales dates and the fee TBA. Light refreshments will be sold.
Break out the poodle skirts, saddle shoes and the white T-shirts as we return to the days when we danced barefoot (or close to it)! Come dance on a wood floor to the Rockin’ Baby Boomers, who know all your favorites! Rumor has it that there will be a
hula-hoop contest complete with prizes! Dinner will include the traditional food of the day served hamburger stand style: Sloppy Joes, green salad and root beer floats in red baskets lined with paper. Ticket sales date TBA, $20.00 per person.
FRIDAY THE 13TH COULD BE YOUR LUCKY DAY!!
Community Youth Talent Show
March 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $5 ea.
-For grades 1st – 12th-
If you can sing, dance, play a musical instrument, have a comedy act, or have any other unique talent you’d like to share on stage, you’re perfect for the Love of Christ Lutheran Church’s First Annual Community Youth Talent Show. Not only will you amaze your friends but you just might win a prize. It’s free to performers, so give it a try!
You need to be in grades 1 - 12 and have an act ready to bring on stage. We welcome all kinds of acts! You can perform alone or with a small group. If you have something you'd like to present but aren’t sure about it, please email our Music Director, Jung Csuy at or call her at (480) 832-2449.
Acts will be judged by a panel of volunteers consisting of professional singers, real actors and great musicians. Money prizes will be awarded for the three best acts. The Third Prize winner will be awarded $100, the Second Prize winner gets $150 and – get this! – The First Place winner takes home a whopping $200!
Performances need to be kept to an absolute maximum of four minutes and performers need to come prepared with all their own props, costumes, CDs/music, etc. Everyone who’s interested will need to audition with Love of Christ Lutheran Church’s Music Director, Jung Csuy starting Wednesdays, January 15 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Be sure to contact Jung Csuy to reserve your audition time. Email her at or call her at
(480) 832-2449 and let her know what kind of act you have.
Although performers get in free, tickets to see the performances are $5.00 per person. Light refreshments will be sold during the event. Come and make the First Annual Community Youth Talent Show part of your legacy!
POINSETTIA ORDERING FOR CHRISTMAS!
Order by December 1
We will be decorating both our chancel areas with red poinsettias this Christmas season. We will be ordering the foil wrapped plants from a local greenhouse at a cost of $18 ea. We invite you to give a red poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one. Your order and check must be received by December 1.
Phone # _____________________________________
____ Given to the glory of God.
____ Given in honor of _________________________
____ Given in loving memory of: _________________
Please make checks out to
“Love of Christ Poinsettia”
and return to the church office
or place in the Sunday offering as soon as possible.
Prepare Your Hearts for the Birth of our Savior!
Mark your calendar to take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations and shopping to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Pet a lamb, step back in time to the village of Bethlehem, fellowship with
Love of Christ friends and neighbors, but most importantly visit the manger and be reminded of the mystery and wonder of God’s great gift of LOVE.
“WALK TO BETHLEHEM”
Wednesday, December 18th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Center of Compassion
Invite your friends and neighbors to join us!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH!! 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the CoC
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PROJECTS
We need YOU!! We are planning our God’s Work Our Hands and we need leaders and projects!!
Do you have a special organization that you would like us to help out? Contact Heather Parker to set up details or (224) 402-2050.
We have projects for every age group and skill level – everyone can participate!!
Child Care will be provided for young children (if necessary).
Here are the projects (so far):
Exterior House Painting for The House of Refuge
Sack Lunch Preparation (here at LOC and transport to Men’s Shelter)
Elementary School project(s) – clean playground, rake sand, clean/sanitize lunchroom tables, painting lines on playground, etc.
During the months of November and December, we will once again invite our members and friends to consider giving to God’s Global Barnyard through the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Ornaments for Good Gifts are available today at the ministry tables.
What is the difference between ELCA Good Gifts and similar organizations?
Many other organizations are doing wonderful work around the world, and some do work in similar ways. A main difference between the ELCA and other programs is that this church receives almost all of the money to fund its work directly through its congregations and members, and almost all of the money that we distribute goes to support the work being carried out by our congregations, global companion churches and ecumenical partners. This is unique because the church is our delivery system. It is successful because the church is present in far corners of the world and already connected and trusted in communities. And finally, it is sustainable. Our churches and partners are the ones who identify local needs and solutions; we just help make those dreams a reality.