The Church at Litchfield Park
A House of Prayer for All People
The Church at Litchfield Park
300 North Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Page updated Sat Oct 24
Virtual Family Wednesday Activities
Begins Wed, Oct 21
Any time, any day during the week
Our Virtual Family Wednesday Activities will vary each week but could include; videos, crafts, family meditation, family prayer, Bible stories, and much more. On the final Wednesday of each month there will be a live Zoom event for the whole family to participate in. All of these events and activities are free.
Contact our Children’s Ministry Director, Kristin McNamara, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Virtual Sunday School
Begins Sun, Oct 25
Any time, any day during the week
Have your children checked out our Virtual Sunday School? Each week our Children’s Ministry team puts together three age appropriate Virtual Sunday School video lessons and crafts. You can find lessons for Pre-K, Kindergarten-Grade 2, and Grades 3-5. Each lesson features our familiar Sunday School teacher volunteers and includes a Bible story, a memory verse, prayers, and a printable craft for you to do at home.
You can access these lessons by clicking the link below, on Facebook, or by signing up for the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter. To sign up for the eNewsletter, click on the link below, then click on “Follow Kristin McNamara.” Contact Kristin, our Children’s Ministry Director, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Sun, Oct 25
Combined Youth Group
Sun, Oct 25
We are hard at work planning Hallopalooza and we need your help getting ready for this event! Youth Groups will be meeting at church at 10AM this Sunday. Meet up by Watt House. Plan to be there until 11:30 and bring your own water bottles or drinks please--we'll provide some snacks. Masks wearing and social distancing required.
Zoom Online Prayer Gathering
Tue, Oct 27
Pastor Lynne is hosting a weekly online prayer gathering using Zoom. If you would like to join her in prayer Tuesday, October 27, at 12:00 p.m. please contact the church office at (623) 935-3411 so an invitation to join the gathering can be sent to you. To join the prayer gathering you will need to create a zoom account (it is free https://zoom.us/signup) and a device with a camera and microphone (i.e. cell phone, tablet, computer).
Women’s Circle 3
Wed, Oct 28
Circle 3 will meet on Wednesday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. in Fireside Room North. Mask or shield is required and we will be social distancing. It will be a meeting only; sorry no lunch – maybe eventually, but not yet. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Family Wednesday Activity
Wed, Oct 28
Sat, Oct 31
5 – 7 pm
Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov 1
On Sunday, November 1, we will celebrate Communion in the Sanctuary, as well as during online worship at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook. If you are participating online, please have a small piece of bread or cracker and a small cup of juice, wine, or water available. We will all receive the elements together when directed to do so.
Grief Support Group
Wed, Nov 8
Learning to live after a life change (the death of a loved one or friend, loss of a job or relationship, etc.), particularly in the midst of changes brought forth by the pandemic, is often extremely difficult. We want to accompany you on the path to healing by offering a grief support group. Kathy Bilak and Leanne Walgren hope to walk with you as you travel through your grief. We will meet for six weeks on Sundays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The sessions will be offered both virtually, via Zoom, and in person at the church (location TBA).
The dates are as follows: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20. If you wish to participate, we request that you sign up via Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com. Please indicate if you will be participating virtually over Zoom or in person. If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact the church office at 623-935-3411.
Children’s Ministry Program Updates
See Children’s Ministry eNewsletter for more details.
November Food Drive
We can be the hands and feet of Jesus by sharing non-perishable goods with St. Mary’s Food Bank. Food boxes will be placed throughout our church campus during the month of November. You may share at any Sunday service, the Thanksgiving Eve Service, or drop off at the church any time during the week between 9 and 4. Please remember that the food banks are not able to accept food that is beyond the printed expiration date stamped on the item. Let’s make a difference for the hungry in Arizona!
Open Arms Home for Children
The annual holiday concert at the Wigwam Resort benefitting Open Arms Home for Children has been cancelled due to COVID19. In its place, Open Arms will hold a virtual online fundraiser, including a silent auction, from November 13-21. If you would like to receive more information, provide an item for the silent auction, and/or make a donation, please send your email address to email@example.com.
Count Your Blessings
November is a time of the year we typically focus on counting our blessings, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving. Beginning Sunday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 25 everyone is encouraged to write down at least one blessing – something you are thankful for – each day. When we gather for our Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 pm, we will count (share) our blessings together in worship. So, please bring your list of blessings with you.
We Need You – For the Greatest Story Ever Told
Preparations are underway for our Drive-thru Christmas Pageant. We will need all hands on deck as we share the story of Jesus’ birth with our community. Children’s Ministry is looking for families to portray the various scenes along the drive and children to record narration, Men’s Fellowship is looking for set builders, Women’s Fellowship is looking for fabric donations and seamstresses for costumes, the list goes on and on.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in this massive undertaking. There is a job for everyone. Please email our Children’s Ministry Director, Kristin McNamara, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you set up with the right person, and also please keep an eye on the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter for more information.
Bulletins and Announcements
The church is not handing out printed materials to lessen exposure to all. Therefore, we encourage you to bring your cell phone (please turn off the sound), go to the church's website, click the bulletin button and use this to follow the order of worship and to keep up on current announcements. Bulletin / Order of Worship You may also access the church website to print off the bulletin and bring it with you on Sunday. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note that Souers Hall will not be available for meetings or worship beginning Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 4, due to voting.
8:00 A.M. Worship Service and Help
We plan on resuming the 8:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, November 1. This service will be identical to the 9:30 service, but in the sanctuary only (Souers Hall will continue to be available at 9:30 a.m., except on Sunday, November 1).
However, we need your help! If you are willing to serve as an usher or greeter please contact Rob Gimbl at email@example.com or the church office. It does require wearing a mask and potentially gloves, giving people a mask if they do not have one on, asking people to put theirs back on if they remove it, and no physical contact (hugs or handshakes) with others outside of your own household. It does not require distributing paper items or receiving the offering. At the conclusion of the 8:00 a.m. service it will require assisting with spritzing (sanitizing) surfaces.
We are now placing flowers in the Sanctuary for Sunday services. The minimum order of $35, including tax, is for in-season flowers. Special requests or larger arrangements may cost more. As there is no sign-up sheet, please call the church office at (623) 935-3411 to place your order. As so many places are not allowing visitors, for the time being, please plan on taking your arrangement home immediately following the service.
Adult Volunteers Needed to Support
Pulse and Ignite Youth Groups
Our Youth Ministry Team is looking for volunteers. If you are an adult who does not currently have a family member in the youth group program and love working with youth, we’d love to have you join us. Volunteering includes attending youth group meetings on Sundays, helping with youth events, fundraisers and summer mission trips. If interested, please contact Youth Leader Steve Yamamori for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hallopalooza Volunteers Needed!
Hallopalooza will be Saturday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m. through the church parking lot. This year’s event will be a drive-through experience! Wait until you see what we have in store – so much fun! We are still looking for youth and adult volunteers to help set up on 10/31 from 12-5 p.m. and also that night for the event.
We need more trunks for treating, parking lot attendants to direct the flow of traffic, and also the photo booth for all the boys and ghouls! We know we can count on your help to make it a spook-tacular Hallopalooza for the kids!!
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