Upcoming Events!

PLEASE NOTE:  IN RESPECT TO OUR SISTERS WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES, ALL OF OUR EVENTS ARE NOW “FRAGRANCE FREE.”  We request that you do not wear any perfume, cologne, use any scented lotions or essential oils when coming to our events.  Thank you!

2019 Grand Canyon Synod Women’s Retreat

November 8-9, 2019

Love of Christ Lutheran, 1525 N Power Rd, Mesa AZ 85205

7 pm Friday evening

9 am to 4 pm Saturday


Scripture Basis:  Isaiah 61

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.

Our keynote speaker is Rev. Canon Debbie Royals, Vicar at St. Raphael in the Valley Episcopal/Lutheran Church in Benson, AZ.  You can read more about Royals from this link:

Royals will begin our time together on Friday evening, continue on Saturday morning with a devotion/Bible study, and conclude our event with a communion service on Saturday.

We’ll have music, a Friday evening reception, a presentation from the Phoenix Dream Center, workshops on Prayer, Nutrition and Meditation.  And most importantly, time for fellowship and building friendships for those attending. Spanish translation will be provided.  Both the online registration and the paper form note our In-Kind gifts, which will support the Phoenix Dream Center’s Human Trafficking program.

Scholarships are also available for this event with preference for women who are first-time attendees.  Applications are due by October 15, 2019.  Download the form here:  2019 Retreat Scholarship Application


You can register online from this link, with the option to pay by credit card, or follow up payment with a check.  Click here

Download the Retreat flyer in English to share with your women’s ministry:

Retreat Registration – English

We’ve also created a Retreat flyer in Spanish to share with our Latina sisters:

Retreat Flyer in Spanish

You can also download and print our paper registration form in English or in Spanish:

Retreat Registration Form – English

Retreat Registration Form – Spanish

Retreat attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  We’ve included a link to hotels near Love of Christ for your assistance.  The list is in order from hotels closest to the church (2 miles) to farthest (8.6 miles).  You may want to eat breakfast at your hotel.  We’ll have a continental breakfast at the church on Saturday morning.

Hotels near Love of Christ Lutheran, Mesa



Gather Bible Study Event
Saturday, January 18, 2020
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans
“Vocation and Calling”
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
2 S. Pecos Rd., Henderson, NV


Celebrating 50 years of Women’s Ordination in the Lutheran Church in the United States

Author of the 2020 Winter Gather Bible Study, The Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans is Dean of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, OH.  Ordained in the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (predecessor of the ELCA) in 1985, her first call was in Atlanta, GA.  Kit holds a B.A. in Theology from Valparaiso University, an M.Div. from Christ Seminary – Seminex, and a Ph.D in Theological Studies from Emory University.  She will be sharing her early experiences as a ‘woman with a collar’ in the Lutheran church and leading us in “Vocation and Calling” from the Gather magazine.  Kit was also our presenter in 2017 when she was the author of the Winter Gather Bible Study on Galatians.

In need of a hotel in the Henderson/Las Vegas area for this event?  We encourage you to book your room now, as this is a busy week-end in the LV area and hotel rooms are filling up fast.  We are providing a list of hotels in the vicinity of Christ the Servant Lutheran on the Event Flyer.

Gather Bible Study Event Flyer in English

Evento 2020 de “Gather Bible Study’

Online Event Registration

We have scholarship opportunities with preference for women who are first-time Gather event attendees.  Applications must be received on or before Jan. 1, 2020.

2020 Scholarship Application

An offering will be collected at this event.  50% is designated to The Shade Tree, a non-profit in North Las Vegas that provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.  Checks can be made out to Women of the ELCA-GCS.


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