Maricopa Lutheran ChurchGATHERED by the Holy Spirit;
FED with the Word;
SENT to make Christ known.

Desert Wind School, 35565 W. Honeycutt Rd.
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Traditional at 9 a.m. and
Praise Service at 10:45 a.m.
May through Oct:
9 a.m. Traditional
10:15 a.m. Bible Study

Pastor Glenn Zimbelman


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Altar Flowers Schedule

May 29 -  Dennis and Carol VanBatavia 
June 5 - Maria VanDyk  
June 12 -  Laura Cambone
June19 -  Maureen Smyth
June 26 - Norm and Pam Collins
July 3 - Sue Fletcher

Prayer List

Please let Sue Fletcher know when a name can be removed from the prayer list. There are many names on our prayer list that have been there for quite a long time.  Please check and be sure as to whether or not they can be removed.

Plastic Bag and Egg Carton Sunday

The fourth Sunday of every month will be "plastic bag and egg carton Sunday".  These are items needed by the food bank.  We also have one bin now called "community needs" which will accommodate everything - food, bags, egg cartons, diapers, etc. Sunday, May 22, is the 4th Sunday!!

May Birthdays
  • Jordan Anderson 5/29
  • Lyn Hunsaker 5/29
  • Claude Marsh 5/19
  • Bruce Nybakken 5/29
  • Richard Rohde 5/27 
  • Maureen Smyth 5/19
  • Gale Stratman 5/11
  • George Walter 5/31

May Anniversaries

  • Curt and Susan Bader 5/10
  • Modestine and James Brown 5/10

Birthday and anniversary information is from our database.  If yours is missing, let us know!!

May 15, 2016 - Coloring outside the Lines
Pastor Glenn Zimbelman

Many of us have the experience of a 2 year old armed with crayons.   One of the tricks is to keep them on the paper and not on the walls.  Those white walls are tempting.   So the young toddler hands you the picture and of course it looks like this.

You say to the child.  Wow what a pretty picture and you proudly post it on the refrigerator.  Then the child goes and colors 10 more and you have a problem.  Now you have to buy a bigger fridge.

Today is Pentecost Sunday and you all get bonus points for wearing red.  Nice color by the way.

Homeless Food Packets

For about $2 a bag, you can help feed the homeless by making food packets and keeping them in your car to hand out to any of the homeless you see.  A packet is the following in a one quart Ziploc baggie:

  • Boxed juice
  • Peanut butter cracker sandwich package
  • Cheese cracker sandwich package
  • Small box raisins
  • Granola bar

Vacation Bible School

Will be held June 6-8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Carol Steinke.  This will be a joint venture with Journey Methodist for children ages 4 through 8th grade.  Please let Pastor Glenn know if you are interested.

Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser - April 9, 2016

Lasagna Dinner FundraiserPictures  by Kathy Nockleby  of the lasagna dinner fundraiser we had on April 9 at The Villages.  All proceeds from the dinner went to the building fund and we raised over $2,000.

May 8, 2016 - Death, Dying and the Cross
Pastor Glenn Zimbelman

Before we look at Corinthians 15, known as the Resurrection Chapter, it is good and proper that we speak a little bit this morning about mother’s day.  I remember reading in the paper about a conversation between a reporter and the mother of a serial killer.   The mother told the reporter, I know what my son did is terrible and wrong.  I feel very bad for the victims.  I still care for my son.  The reporter commented,” how can you care for someone who has hurt so many people.” She said, I can’t help it, he is my Son.

Prayer Chain

We will be forming a Prayer Chain.  You can sign up for the Chain on Sunday morning at the Events table.  If you desire to have a prayer done by the Chain please let Pr. Glenn know.    Thanks

Prayer Book

On Sunday mornings, a new Prayer Book will be made available for any prayers you want to be included in the Prayers for the Church. You will find the Prayer Book at the Events Sign up Table.

May 1, 2016 - All You Need is Love
Pastor Glenn Zimbelman
I watched the first season of Survivor years ago.  You start out with a bunch of people thrown together for reality TV.  In order to win at the game you must form alliances and work as a team.  Yet to win, you work together only when it benefits you.  If you want to win the game, you might vote off your closest rival.  You can only be nice for so long.   The aim of the game is to Survive.  The aim of the game is to win.  

April 24, 2016 - One Mind, One Purpose
Pastor Glenn ZimbelmanFor the next 3 weeks we will be focusing on the Corinthian church.  This church is a Gentile church.   Paul starts this church in Acts and later he moves to Ephesus.  Paul keeps track of what is going on in the Corinth church.  Please remember these are baby Christians.  At least some of them would have been formerly pagans with little knowledge of Jewish history.   So this new church loses its way.  They get caught up into fractions and arguments mostly about who is the better Christian.  Paul’s letters try to help this baby church understand what is important.   So we begin with our first verse this morning.

April 17, 2016 - Getting Along
Pastor Glenn Zimbelman
The saying goes, don’t discuss religion or politics it just leads to conflict.   Christianity is a brand new religion.   Paul and others are going out spreading the message of Jesus death and resurrection.  Today’s lesson gives us pause to think and reflect a bit on how to handle differences.   At this point in Acts, Paul has the blessing to do most of his ministry with Gentiles.  He still encounters Jewish people along the way.  So we read that he enters Thessalonica and as was his custom he goes into the synagogue.  Now at that time synagogue wasn’t just a church.  It was the community gathering place to discuss all things.  We read that he teaches for 3 Sabbaths.  

Special Music Needed

The choir is on break until November and in the meantime, we would love to have special music during our services.  If you are interested, please contact Pat Jensen.

Men's Group Info Meeting

June 11,  pancake breakfast at Pastor Glenn’s, 42546 W. Corvalis Lane.  Please sign up at the Event’s Board.  Pastor Glenn will do pancakes, need someone to do meat and eggs.   We will discuss the forming of a Men’s Group and decide on future events and outings.  Hope to see you there.

Papa John's Fundraiser Card

You can buy a card for $5 which entitles you to one free pizza, plus “buy one get one” - good for takeout only.  The proceeds will go to the building fund.  See Matt Call or Pastor Glenn for cards.

April 3, 2016 - To The Ends of the Earth
Pastor Glenn Zimbelman
As we head to Pentecost, we are going to dip our toes into the book of Acts for the next few weeks.  The book of Acts is book two of the Christian story by St. Luke.  We learn that Jesus appeared for 40 days and he told the disciples to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  What we have here is the dawning of a new day.  It is a transfer of responsibility.  We are going from the age of Jesus to the age of disciples.  This is a very, very scary thought.  Jesus is leaving, and we are in charge.   We read the following in Acts 1:8

Easter Celebrations

EasterMaricopa Lutheran Church at Tortosa Easter Egg Hunt and MLC Praise Band at Bead and Berry Coffeehouse.

March 27, 2016 - Looking for the Real Jesus
Pastor Glenn Zimbelman
Palm Sunday always confused me as a child.  I didn’t get it.   We wave Palm Branches and shout Hosanna.  Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.  This is a good day.  This is a happy day.  Jesus is praised.  Jesus is lifted up.  Jesus is honored.   In 5 days Jesus is crucified. 

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