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

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

Adult Bible Study: 9 am
Confirmation Class: 9 am
Sunday School & Nursery: 10 am
Sunday Worship: 10 am

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Birthdays and Anniversaries

October birthdays:  Gage Schinkel (10/26). 

Pulpit Supply for October and November

Pastor Carl Jensen will be serving as pastor on October 26, November 2, 16, and 30; Pastor Bernie - November 9, 23, and 26 (Thanksgiving eve).


The following is the flower schedule for the remainder of the year:

  • November 2 - Eileen and Gale Stratman
  • November 9 - Maureen Smyth
  • November 16 - Sue Fletcher
  • November 23 - Maureen Smyth
  • November 30 - Bob and Kathy Nockleby
  • December 7 - Dennis and Carol VanBatavia
  • December 14 - Pat and Carl Jensen
  • December 21 - Pat and Carl Jensen
  • December 28 - Pat and Carl Jensen

Congregational Meeting

Please remember that we will have a congregational meeting after worship on Sunday, October 26.  This meeting is very important to the future of Maricopa Lutheran as we will be voting on a call to pastoral candidate Glenn Zimbelman.  A brief biography is attached for your perusal prior to the meeting.

Reformation Sunday

This Sunday we will celebrate Reformation.  Please wear red, the color of the day!!!

Prayer Group

The prayer group has changed their meeting times to the first and third Thursday of every month.  They are reading "The Power of a Praying Woman" and would love to have new women attend.

The next meeting will be November 6 at Maureen Smyth's.

All Saints Sunday

We will be remembering all of our members and family of members who have died since last All Saints Day.  Please put names into the offering plate so that we can have the names for the bulletin that Sunday - November 2.

Please be sure to include your name and relation to the deceased.

What is Altar Guild?

Whether called altar guild, sacristans, worship support team or something else, the volunteers who set the table for worship and tidy up after services are not merely housekeepers; they are ministers to the worshiping community they serve, stewards responsible for the valuable and treasured items used in worship, and hosts providing welcome and hospitality to members and guests of the congregation.

Comparison of Profiles

To be downloaded as a PDF is the comparison of what Maricopa Lutheran Church came up with in describing itself and the profile submitted by Pastor Zimbelman when he made himself available for a call.

Chime Choir

Rehearsals continue on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m., at Pat Jensen's home.

Christmas Program and Party

December 14, 2014:  Put this date on your calendar!  We will be having our annual Christmas program and party from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Desert Wind and you don't want to miss it!!!

Altar Guild Set Up Schedule

Helen Sparks will bring a set up schedule for the next few Sundays, so all those interested in helping to set up the altar on Sunday mornings, please see Helen for dates.

Brothers and Sisters
 Bishop Eaton

In the October issue of The Lutheran, Bishop Eaton's monthly column spoke about communication and seeing each other as brothers and sisters.  In this particular season (elections), when we are hearing a lot of negative comments about others, it is good to think about her comment:

"The church can model respectful dialogue.  Instead of contributing to the static of suspicion that fills the airwaves we can be a community that creates an open space where questions really are questions, not accusations, and disagreement doesn't devolve into discounting."  

This is most certainly true.

Calling All Singers!

Choir rehearsals will start again on Thursday, November 6, at 6:30 at the home of Terry and Bonnie Oldfield, 22288 N Dietz Drive (El Rancho).  We will be preparing for our cantata which will be sung on Sunday, December 14.  Come, lift up your voice!!  All are welcome!

Calling All Boys and Girls!

We are in need of acolytes!  If you are interested, please contact Maureen Smyth at 520-568-8996 or at

Bible Study

Bible study is held every Sunday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.  A number of us have been discussing the Gospel readings and have been enjoying hearing each other's opinions, insights, and related stories.  Please join us!!  

Pastoral Care

Pastor Carl Jensen has kindly offered to do visits for families in need of pastoral care.  If you have an illness, death, or would like communion, please let Pastor Carl know, either directly at 757-846-3798 or at the church phone 520-450-1871.

We Need Addresses!!!

It is time to update our MLC directory and we need your help!!  We have been blessed with many new people in the past year or so and have tried to keep up with addresses, but are missing quite a few. 

We would appreciate it if everyone (even if you think we already have it) would send their address, phone number and email to Sue Fletcher at and she will compile all this information.

It would also be helpful if you would provide your birthday/anniversary in this email.  We are sure we are missing many of those also.  Thank you for your help!!!

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