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Phoenix CROPWalk is Sunday, November 10

Each year, people of faith of various traditions gather to raise awareness and funds for local and global hunger through the CROPWalk. The Phoenix CROPWAlk is Sunday, November 10, at Grace Lutheran Church.

This year, the local designee of the Phoenix CROPWalk is HART Pantry in Peoria which serves teenagers who experience food insecurity over the weekends when they cannot access school meals.

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Prayers for Native American Urban Ministry

We prayer for the Pastor Mary Louise Frenchman and all those who are part of Native American Urban Ministry (NAUM) in Phoenix. NAUM is a Synodically Authorized Worshipping Community (SAWC) of the Grand Canyon Synod. Their ministry is possible through the grants they receive from the ELCA Domestic Mission Unit and the Grand Canyon Synod.

We particularly give thanks to God for the elders among us. We are graced by their wisdom and seasoning. We are touched by their knowledge and faith. Bless them, O God, as they are a blessing to us. Pour out your Spirit, that our elders may continue to dream dreams and testify to the Light of their salvation, Jesus Christ.

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We pray for All Saints Lutheran, Phoenix

We uplift in prayer All Saints Lutheran Church in Phoenix as they bring people the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ. We pray for the congregation and leadership and staff: Pastor Dan Hoeger; Director of Worship and Music  Jerry Gunderson; Director of Children and Youth Education Joe Schwartz; Website Administrator Tammy Follensbee; Pastor for Intergenerational Ministry Kristin Rice; Director of Senior Ministries Maritta Fink; Director of Children’s Music Betty Erickson; Grief Support, Carole Becker; Parish Administrator Shari Clark; Publications Administrator Christy Wirsig; Worship and Adult Education Coordinator Donald Wade. We pray for their church council: Jerry Hugo, Council President; Ben Blixt, Vice President; Karen Rasmussen, Treasurer; Nance Wabshaw, Secretary; Courtney Krueger, Recording Secretary; Kristin Boorse, Dave Cech, Lenore Little , Jon Nelson, Bob Richardson, and Johnny Edwards, Youth Representative.

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Facility Manager needed at All Saints Lutheran Church, Phoenix

All Saints Lutheran Church, Phoenix, is looking to fill a Facility Manager Position. This is a part time shared position (approximately 25 hours per week). The Facility Manager will maintain the security of our church family and campus; greet, welcome, and assist the community; and help fulfill All Saints Lutheran Church’s mission.

Job Description and Application available in the church office or request via email. Questions contact Shari Clark, Parish Administrator, 602-866-9191.

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Congratulations to Servant of Christ Award Winners!

Congrats to New Spirit Lutheran Church, Tucson, and All Saints Lutheran Church, Phoenix!

Recipients of the Servant of Christ Award from Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, they have truly shown the love of our Savior and embodied the mission of Lutheran Social Services—showing kindness, doing justice, and serving those in need.

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Prayers for Shepherd of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ

In our prayers, we uplift Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ. We pray for Pastor David M. Marz, Equipping Pastor John Schaumburg, Children and Youth Director Casey Goslin, Minister of Place Tom Berggren, Minister of Administration Carol Carpenter, Contemporary Worship Leader, Daniel Camacho, Bookkeeper Lise Ryden, and Lisa Henderson with the Shepherd’s Foundation.

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Summer 2019 Heat Respite Program at Grace, Phoenix

At Grace Lutheran, Phoenix, we are called by God to be in the city for good! Our calling during the summer months is to provide a cool place for those seeking refuge from the heat, ​as well as a safe space for building community through the sharing of meals, water, activities, community resources and ourselves. To that end, Grace hosts a heat relief station June 10​th-August 30th​, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more info, visit our website , view a PDF of our volunteer orientation meeting, or contact Clottee Hammons at

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The Transformative Power of the Gospel 

Last Saturday, April 13th, Pastor Miguel Gomez-Acosta and Don Stevens worshipped at Native American Urban Ministry (NAUM), one of the ministries made possible through mission support to the Grand Canyon Synod. 

During worship there is a time for testimony called “Shared Blessings,” where people stand and “testify” of God’s action and presence in life.  We heard amazing stories of how God had touched people’s lives through NAUM.

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Prayers for Native American Urban Ministry, Phoenix

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.

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