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

Phone:
520-450-1871
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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THE WEEK OF AUGUST 31

Sunday: 9 a.m. Bible study 10 a.m. Worship (Nursery available)
              9 a.m. Orientation for all teachers, subs, and helpers
Next Sunday: 9 a.m. Bible Study  10 a.m.  Worship & SCS

REMEMBER IN PRAYER:  Peter (Pastor Cora’s brother), Mauro Tongco,  Sheila (sister of Diane Hebert),  Margaret Chapman,  Wyatt,  Cheri, Bob Wheadon,   Rich and Kathie, Richard and Bernhardine Timmons, James and Modestine Brown ,  David Collins, Marian (sister of Connie Lundahl), Evelyn and our call committee.

Serving on Sunday:  Barbara Nybakken, assisting minister; Maureen Smyth, lector; Diane Hebert and JoAnn Eslinger, communion assistants; Brent Bergen, acolyte; Kathie Miller and Bonnie Oldfield, altar setup; Ron and Cookie Moen, greeters; Richard and Phyllis Rohde, ushers.

Scriptures for Sunday:  Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

Scriptures for next Sunday:  Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20.

The flowers on the altar on Sunday and given by Richard and Phyllis Rohde in honor of their 52nd wedding anniversary.  Congratulations!!

Birthdays and Anniversaries

September birthdays: Julie Stoval (9/3), Modestine Brown (9/10), Marilyn Ronnkvist (9/13), Gearl Fenster (9/13), Cyan Stratman (9/14), JoAnn Eslinger (9/14), Bobby Aguilar (9/14), Cliff Torgerson (9/21), Gerda Schinkel (9/23), Matthew Walter (9/27).

Anniversaries:  Bruce and Barbara Nybakken (9/3), Henry and JoAnn Eslinger (9/6), Rich and Kathie Miller (9/11).

Call Committee

JoAnn Eslinger is chairing this committee and Maureen Smyth is secretary.  They will have a "question box" available on Sunday morning for the congregation to submit any questions they feel the committee should ask of a pastoral candidate.  It is important for the committee to represent our members and this is a good way to do that.

Pulpit Supply for September - October

Pastor Carl Jensen will be serving as pastor on September 14, 28, and October 12 and 26.  Pastor Bernie Carl will be serving on August 31, September 7 and 21, and October 5 and 19.

HP61 Printer Ink Cartridges

if you use these, please see Henry Eslinger - he has one black and one color he doesn't need.

Sunday School Update

Installation of Sunday school teachers, confirmation teachers, and substitutes will be held during the service on Sunday, August 31.  Those being installed are Linda Walter, Jamie Lambert, Shannon Vanderpool, Jenny Engel, Chet and Amy Anderson, Diane Lenarz, Jen Chaturvedi, Melissa Lupke, Henry and JoAnn Eslinger, Gretchen Johnson, and Sharon Mros.

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 motherhen53@hotmail.com.

Rally Day

It's hard to believe, but Rally Day is next Sunday!  This marks the start of our Sunday school for the year.  We have received all the supplies we need - thank you all! - and have teachers, substitute teachers, and helpers all lined up!  An orientation for all teachers will be held on Sunday, August 31, from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

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!!  

Reports and Downloads
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Just added to the Download Page:

  • Education Committee - August 14, 2014
  • Council Minutes - August 17, 2014

      God's Work, Our Hands

      In reflections on prayers written by Julie K. Aageson, who retired last spring from ELCA Resource Center, she writes:

      "O God, help us to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the homeless poor into your house and ours, to acknowledge the naked and cover them, and not to hide ourselves from your own kin.  Make us your body, your hands, your feet.  Help us show Christ's compassion to the world."

      She also quotes a poem attributed to Teresa of Avila, a practical, no-nonsense 16th century saint and mystic who knew something about compassion:

      Christ has no body but yours.  No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
      Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on the world.
      Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
      Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

      Food for thought.

      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!!!
      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 avpsue@aol.com 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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