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   Oktoberfest: Sunday, Oct 28th                          

         Worship Service: 10:00am

         Festival: 11:00am – 2:00pm                       

  (one service only, no bible study or Sunday school)         


Oktoberfest Festival: After the service, join us for wonderful German food, drinks, and music! This year, we are inviting the preschool families, as the preschoolers will be singing at the 10am service. We are adding lots of family friendly activities, so plan on staying a while!

Volunteers Needed We need lots of help in order to make this the wonderful event it is! Since we are adding more, we need even more help! Please contact the church office to volunteer to help set up, clean up, and/or help during the event.

      Saturday Set-up:  Oct 27th   9:00am – 12:00pm

            - decorating, peeling potatoes, setting up tables and chairs

      Sunday Set-up:  Oct 28th   8:30 – 9:30am

            - more decorating, setting up our festival area

      Festival Help:  Oct 28th   30 min shifts between 11:00am – 2:00pm

            - serving food, running games, playground monitor

      Sunday Clean-up:  Oct 28th   2:00-3:00pm

            - tearing down, cleaning up

      Desserts: buy or make a dessert to bring on Sunday


Worship Christ

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark

Join us as we work through the Gospel of Mark, verse by verse. Each verse will be read throughout the year. We will talk about the themes as they are presented in Mark’s Gospel. Typically, we go through each of the Gospels, but we order the passages according to the liturgical year. This year, we will present the readings in the order Mark presents them.

October 7: Mark 12:13-17

October 14: Mark 12:18-27

October 21: Mark 12:28-34

October 28: Mark 12:35-37

Noverber 4: Mark 12:38-44


Revelation Bible Study

Many Christians get confused about this last book of the Bible. It is understandable. There are weird images of monsters rising from the land and the sea. A jumble of numbers: sevens, twelves, 144,000, and let's not forget 666. Then there is the glowing image of a dude with a sword coming out of his mouth reminding us of a magician act from a Vegas show. How should 21st century believers understand this 1st century text? Does this text have something to say to our lives amidst the strange imagery? If you have ever been curious about Revelation, if you have ever opened the book, tried to read it, and then shut it out of confusion or fear then this adult Bible study is for you. This Sunday morning class isn't a verse by verse teaching on Revelation; rather it is all about helping you to understand how to interpret the imagery, so that you can be better equipped to read this book on your own and in small groups with others. It also will help you to navigate through the confusion of interpretations so that when this text comes up in conversation with other believers or non-believers you can feel a bit more confident in speaking about what Revelation is and what it is not. We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings for this study.


Serve Christ

The 1,000

We will pray walk the University Park Neighborhood for a 1,000 hours, wearing our LOC shirts. This ambitious project is how we will love our neighbors. You can pick up your Prayer Walk sheet in the Narthex and turn it in with the offering.



If you would like to sing the Kyrie during the first service, we would love to have you do so. We can arrange any Sunday that would work for you. Typically, the task is to chant the Kyrie and do the lead into to the Hymn of Praise. Please let Pastor Jim know if you are interested in serving in this way.


Grow Together

Friends at Light of Christ

Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and support of my studies and vicarage over the last 8 years. Thank you also for your incredible outpouring of love at my ordination. Your thorough and active participation in the day made it a moving, beautiful, and wonderful day for me! I miss you all very much. Love in Christ, Jack Brouwer


Ladies of Light of Christ are invited for an evening out on Thursday, November 1st at 6:00pm. We will have dinner at Mimi’s Café on Barranca here in Irvine. Please add your name to the sign-up on the patio.




Youth News

Children's Ministry (2yrs - 5th Grade)

Parent Talk -for parents of the CREW 

Discover your role as a CREW parent and learn how to bless your child with their first bible.

When: Sunday, October 14th, during the Sunday school hour

Where: Meet at the lunch tables

Contact Brenda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Confirmation Class (6th-8th Grade)

Sunday morning classes are at 9:15 am.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring your Bible and willingness to learn.  See Noël for more info.


Small Groups will begin on Sunday, Sept. 16th at 6 pm.  We will meet in the sanctuary.  Please bring your Bible, Luther's Small Catechism, and a parent to our 6 week small groups.  The dates are Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21.  See Noël for more info.


Confirmation Home Visits: Noel would like to make a home visit with every confirmation student. These visits should be about 20 minutes.


Youth Ministry (9th - 12th Grade)

High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) We meet at church Sundays from 6-7:30 pm.

Oct 7 | Youth Group from 6-7:30 pm

Oct 14 | Youth Group from 6-7:30 pm

Oct 21 | Youth Group from 6-7:30 pm

Oct 28 | No Youth Group (Octoberfest)


Sunday School for Youth (Grades 9-12) We are studying the song Amazing Grace, led by Andrew and Emily in the room next to the kitchen.  Bring your Bible. 


Sole Hope Shoe Cutting & Pizza Party

On October 23, from 5-8 pm we are having a shoe cutting party. This event is for all confirmation, high school and adult volunteers. We need people to cut, pin, and organize donated jeans to be transformed into shoes for shoeless children in Uganda. The cost is $10 and this includes pizza and the materials needed to make the shoes. Please consider donating $10 even if you cannot make the party. For every $10 that we collect equals one pair of shoes! Write checks to Light of Christ.  


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