Prayers for retired Pastor Phil Petrasek, his wife Linda and their family as he suffers with failing health and a move to hospice care.Read More
We uplift in prayer Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria, Arizona, as they share Christ with the world and grow disciples for Jesus. We pray for Pastor Al Cassel and the admin staff of Peace: Lesley Moosman, Parish Administration; Michelle Stadler, Secretary/Receptionist; Randy Vossler, Facilities Manager; Rita Mae Schaefer, Office Manager; and Sue Behrens, Bookkeeper.Read More
The Lutheran Campus Ministry Board at the University of Arizona is pleased and happy to announce that the Grand Canyon Synod has called the Rev. Rebecca Boardman as the new Campus Pastor at the U of A. Rebecca will be relocating to Tucson in early June and plans to join us at the synod assembly. Please keep Pastor Rebecca and the LCM at U of A in your prayers as we continue the transition into this new era of ministry.Read More
We uplift the congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler, Arizona, as they welcome all to worship, grow and serve. We pray for the Holy Trinity staff: Pastor Christine Stoxen; Charles Zoll, Music Director; Judi Carle, Office Manager; Luis Ochoa, youth ministry; and Caring Ministries Pastor Bernie Carl.Read More
We uplift Synod Council Vice President Paul Gryniewicz in prayer as he heals from surgery.Read More
Prayers for Pastors Steve Beyer and Kim Sterner and the people of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, as they are called by God to be a people of salt and light, working together to bring hope and wholeness to all as Jesus did. Retirement is not their mindset, but rather rejuvenation and transformation.Read More
We lift up the work of Pastor Mary Louise Frenchman and all who help Native American Urban Ministry fulfill its mission: to be a ministry to Urban Native Americans who worship God and believe in their own culture & spirituality; to introduce Christianity to Native Americans who may be curious about it; to provide a healing to Natives that may have been hurt by Christianity in the past.Read More
Prayers for Pastor Sarah Birdsall Isakson and the family as they grieve her brother John’s death.Read More
In memory of Rev. Gerald J. Mertz
April 3, 1929 – February 21, 2019
Eternal rest grant unto him , O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him .
May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Our prayers are with the family of the Rev. Mertz, who lived in Sun City and worshipped at American Lutheran for a number of years.Read More
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season when God calls us to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection. The imposition of ashes – when you receive ashes in the sign of the cross on your forehead – sets the tone for Lent. Each moment you encounter your reflection, your ashes are a striking reminder that “you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19b). But the cross, a symbol of Jesus’ crucifixion, offers hope.
A Lenten prayer: Gracious God, out of your love and mercy you breathed into dust the breath of life, creating us to serve you and our neighbors. Call forth our prayers and acts of kindness, and strengthen us to face our mortality with confidence in the mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ.Read More
In memory of Pastor Roger S. Johnson, February 19, 1931 – January 29, 2019
Pastor Johnson served in the Grand Canyon Synod at Good Samaritan Hospital from 1976 until his retirement in 1996.Read More