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Bishop Hutterer invites rostered leaders to the Bishop’s Fall Gathering, Monday, Oct 21-22, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chandler.
We are very excited to bring in Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, who will lead us in creating new possibilities of communicating Jesus and connecting people.
The Generosity Project connects generations and equips households as centers for the faith practice of generosity. Experience, explore, and equip at this lab. Click for full info.
Arrive 9 am for registration, lunch will be included. Children ages 6 and older will be fully engaged in the workshop. Childcare available for those 5 and younger.
We are delighted that Fr. Greg Adolf, Rector of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Sierra Vista, AZ, has accepted our invitation to be the 2019 Presenter! Chaplain will again be the Rev. Steve Holm, a well-known retired parish pastor who continues to write a daily devotional for Spirit in the Desert’s website. We are also privileged that our new Bishop, the Rev. Deborah Hutterer, and part-time synod staff member, the Rev. Mark Holman, will be with us! View this PDF for more info and to register.
Building on the theme of Beauty From Ashes, our goal is to create a retreat experience where women will have an opportunity to respond to the scripture from Isaiah 61, feel renewed and be restored. This event is for all women of all ages. It’s being held in a church setting to allow more women the opportunity to attend.
The entry fee of $125 per golfer includes golf, cart, tee prizes, lunch, and a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the ELCA Fund for Leaders. View brochure and registration form.
Non-golfers, come out and enjoy the lunch program for only $20, plus the chance to join in the silent auction and raffle drawings.
The 2nd Annual Border Ministries Summit provides an opportunity to share information, build partnerships and increase awareness of the important ministries taking place on both sides of the border.
The Rev. Scott Hackler has been called to serve as pastor at Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, Surprise, AZ. His installation will be Sunday, October 20, 2 pm.
Come and celebrate this joyous occasion. Clergy and deacons are invited to process. The color of the day is green.
Please pray for Pastor Boardman, and as you are able participate in her installation at the Lutheran Campus Ministry of University of Arizona.
Fundraising dinner for LCM to follow installation, Our Saviour’s Lutheran, Tucson. Color of the day is red.
Please pray for Pastor Bergren, and as you are able participate in his installation. Rostered leaders are invited to process.
Community Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, Saturday, 11/16/2019, 3 pm. Reception to follow, color of the day is green.
Please pray for Pastor Jones, and as you are able participate in his installation. Rostered leaders are invited to process.
Santa Cruz Lutheran Church, Tucson, Sunday, 12/8/2019, 3 pm. Reception to follow, color of the day is blue.
Please pray for Pastor Winsand, and as you are able participate in his installation. Rostered leaders are invited to process.
Ascension Lutheran Church, Paradise Valley, AZ, Sunday 12/14/2019, 2 pm. Reception to follow, color of the day is blue.
Pray that the Spirit will make us persistent and fearless in our prayers, especially on behalf of people who long for justice, mercy, peace and relief from suffering.