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

Worship at 9 am

10:15 am Sunday School
   for 3-5th Graders
10:15 am Adult and Teen
   Bible Study


Pastor Glenn Zimbelman

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CalendarThis week's schedule.

Altar Flowers Schedule

December 11 -  Marilyn Botterud 
December 18 - Carol Reafs  
December 25 - Carol Reafs

December Birthdays and Anniversaries


  • Del Nordtvedt - 12/1
  • Renae Beeman - 12/7
  • Anna Baumiller - 12/8
  • Janie Mauck - 12/11
  • Trinity Austin - 12/12
  • Brian Witowski - 12/18
  • Carolyn Barden - 12/23
  • Mike Baehr - 12/29


  • Helen and Jim Sparks - 12/29
  • Keith and Marian Bjerke - 12/29

      Men's Ministry

      All men are invited to breakfasts and Bible study which includes men from Journey United Methodist.  

      The breakfasts will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Duke.

      The men's video Bible study will be held the 1st Saturday of every month at the home of Rich Miller.  The study will be based on "Game Plan for Life" with Joe Gibbs.  The videos are as follows:

      1/7 - Making God's team
      2/4 - The enemy's game plan
      3/4 -  Signing bonus
      4/1 - Playing hurt

      This video study will allow you access to Joe's racing team and also professional sports athletes.  Please invited a friend and remember to bring your Bible.  Sign up for both men's events at the event table.

      Habitat for Humanity

      We will meet at Fry's on Saturday, December 17 at 6:30 a.m. and we will return around 2:30.  Bring water and work gloves.  Let Pastor Glenn know if you are going. 

      Building Fund

      Our building fund generated $45,143.31 so far in 2016 and we had hoped for $40,000!!!  As you consider your end of the year support for MLC please help us to finish up the year strong as we prepare for exciting opportunities in 2017.  The $6,000 match was met last Sunday!  God is good!

      Envelopes for 2017

      The envelopes for 2017 are in the back of the worship space.  If you would like envelopes, please pick them up and be sure to sign your name next to the proper number.  

      Flower Chart

      There will be a new flower chart in the back of the church to sign up for flowers for 2017.  Please remember to sign up - 2017 will be here in just a few weeks!

      Children's Gifts

      Don't forget to bring your unwrapped gifts to church on Sunday, December 11, for the children of the Food Bank.

      Longest Night

      December 21 at 7 p.m. at The Duke.  This is offered by Journey Methodist and is especially for those who are grieving or have a particular struggle with this time of the year.

      Looking for Hope - December 4, 2016

      Pastor Glenn Zimbelman

      As we enter our second week of advent we turn to the book of Joel.   Joel is my most favorite book in the entire Bible.  Do you know why? It is because Joel is my middle name. When my mom used the middle name of Glenn Joel, I knew I was in trouble.  See now you know my middle name and you also know that I got into trouble.  Well, it really is not my most favorite book but it does have some lessons for us this morning. 

      Prayer List

      Names on the prayer list will remain for one month.  Please let Pastor Glenn or Sue Fletcher know to add a name or to continue a name.

      Sunday School

      There will be no Sunday school on December 25 and January 1.  The last day for Sunday school is April 30, 2017.

      Jesus and His Jewish Influences Study

      This fascinating study continues on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at Pastor Glenn's  Please feel free to join us!

      Dear MLC Family

      As we approach the end of our year, it is good to know where we stand financially.  through November, our general giving was $107,069 or $2,649 higher than budget of $104,420.  Our expenses are down with actual $141,523 versus a budget of $159,722.  We make up the difference in income vs. expenses because of grant money.  Thank you for your generosity!!!

      The Baptism of Emma Reagan Munkirs

      Emma Reagan Munkirs BaptismOn Sunday, November 27, 2016, we baptized Emma Reagan Munkirs.  Her parents are David and Carla Munkirs and her sponsors are Wendy Meurer and Denise Kellen.

      New Members
      New MembersJerry, Renae, Amy and Nathan Beeman; Cathy Davis; William and Marlene Gault; Todd and Beth Hatcher; Charlene Hughes; Michael, Leslie, Preslee, and Colby Isetta; Alan, Clarita, and Karen Knutsen; Maddi Lamb and James Olderbak; Judith Littleton; Dan and Udine Locke; Janie Mauck; Bryan Mitchell; Shirley Richardson and grandchildren Peyton and Jayden Shirey and Trinity and Hailey Austin; Linda Spears; Jim and Betty Steinhauer; Roz Therrien; Brian Witowski; Randy Schoof.

      Keeping Christmas Central - November 27, 2016

      Pastor Glenn Zimbelman

      This Sunday we mark the beginning of our Advent Season.  One of my favorite advent hymns is Oh Come Oh Come Immanuel.   I like it mostly because I know it and once in a while I might even hit the correct note.   Be reminded of the first verse,

      Oh Come oh Come Immanuel and Ransom Captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.

      Today we look at Daniel and the Lion’s Den story.  We remember from our Sunday school days that Daniel gets thrown into the Lion’s Den.  He emerges from the Den the next day.

      Here I Am Send Me - November 20, 2016

      Pastor Glenn Zimbelman

      The church council spent an evening discussing the issues of the congregation.  One of the subjects was the poor appearance of the church building.  It needs to be painted one person cried out.   The church was full of penny pinchers that didn’t want to pay for it.  They had hoped someone would step forward and foot the bill that didn’t happen.  Alas, they said, we will purchase two gallons of paint and let George do it.  George wanted to do a good job.  The first wall was fantastic.  Bright red, it really looked great.  Unfortunately he noticed he had used ½ the paint.  So knowing that the council expected him to do the job on just 2 gallons he did the smart thing.  He began to thin the paint with water.  The second wall was not as red, but still looked okay.   He began to thin the paint even more.  The third wall went but red to light pink.  He got to the fourth wall and the bottom of the paint bucket was almost empty.  What should he do?  Should he go and buy the paint himself.  Should he dare to ask the council for more paint?  He was in a quandary.  Suddenly a voice came from heaven.  George, the voice said.  Oh good George thought, God is coming to the rescue.  The voice said, George, Repaint, Repaint and Thin no More.

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