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

Sunday Worship 10 am - Bible Study 8:45 am
Desert Wind School, 35565 W. Honeycutt Rd.
Maricopa AZ, 85138

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Bulletin Bloopers

These were  printed in bulletins somewhere out there!! 

"The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind.  They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon."

"This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn sing in the park across from the church.  Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin."

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10.  All ladies are invited to lunch in the fellowship hall after the B.S. is done."

Against Abuse - Women and Children's Shelter

This new shelter has opened in town and is in need of a number of kitchen items as follows:    9 x 13 casserole dish; 10 qt. stock pot w/lid (2); 8 qt. stock pot w/lid (1); roasting pan w/lid (2); cookie sheet (3); plastic small plates (40 dishwasher safe); cutlery (service for 8, 2 sets); plastic mugs (40 dishwasher safe) - new or used are welcome.  Monetary gifts would also be appreciated.  If you can provide any of these items, please bring on Sunday, July 20 and see Kim VanBatavia. 

Great Grandmother

Sue Fletcher is a great grandmother!!  Twins, James and Juliette Hunt, weighing 6-9 and 5-3 respectively, arrived yesterday July 16.  Daddy was home from Afghanistan to witness the births and we just found out he doesn't have to return.  God is good!!!! 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

July birthdays: Sharon Mros (7/4), Barbara Nybakken (7/9), John Samuelson (7/12), Cora Aguilar (7/23), Mitch Johnson (7/24), Curtis Bader (7/26)

July Anniversaries:  Orville and Gerda Schikel (7/23)

Report of Giving

The six month statements of giving have been distributed, by mail or handed out in church last Sunday.  Please go over them carefully and let Sue Fletcher know of any discrepancies.  Also, because we are still lacking quite a few addresses, especially for our winter visitors, let Sue know if you do not receive this statement.

Food Bank Annual Challenge


Starting 6/15 to 7/20.  This is a challenge among the churches of Maricopa to see who can bring the most "pounds" of food for the Bank.  Cash counts - every 12 cents is one pound.  Let's show them what MLC can do!!

Sunday School Update

Sunday School will be held on Sunday mornings 10:00 - 10:45 for children Kindergarten - 6th grade. Confirmation classes will be held Sunday mornings 9:00 - 10:00 for children in 7th and 8th grades.  Registration forms for both programs are available in the back of the church. We would appreciate early registration so materials can be ordered.

These exciting programs will commence on Rally Sunday, September 7th.

Teachers are needed - if you are interested, please see Linda Walter.

MLC has lost its temporary office space

Does anyone have an unused room or casita that could be used as office space for pastor?  This area should be large enough for a desk and file cabinet.  The space would be  used  mainly when someone needs to meet with pastor for counseling or other matters that cannot be discussed in a public setting. 

If you or someone you know outside our congregation has a space they could volunteer for this purpose, please contact Carol Van Batavia 520 350 7308 or Pastor Cora Lee 520 450 1871.   Thank you.

Prayer Group

The prayer group will discontinue meeting during the summer months since so many people will be traveling.  Please watch the newsletter for the date this will start again.

Special Music

We are looking for special music during the summer.  If you play an instrument or sing, please let Pat Jensen know - 757-369-4152 or see her after worship.

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!!!


Beginning on Sunday, May 11, 2014, a nursery will be available during the worship service.  The nursery will be staffed by two adults.  The age of children should be birth through preschool.  You may drop your children off at 9:45 a.m. and pick them up after worship.   You may also retrieve your child for communion if you wish.  Any parent or church member may sign up to volunteer in our nursery.  We would like to have at least 6 people signed up to take turns each week.  A sign-up sheet will be available in the rear of the worship space.  Please contact Angela Bentley, Maureen Smyth, or Carol VanBatavia with questions.

Church Phone

We have a new phone number for the church - 


If you have questions or need pastoral assistance, please call this number or email us at

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