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Light of Christ Picture Directory 2018

We are creating an updated photo directory for our Light of Christ family! We are collecting photos and contact information over the next month. Members and regular attenders will be included. Please pick which option below works best for you:

   Option 1: Families can choose to email a photo of their family to the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please send in your photo by September 21st. When you email your photo, you will be sent an information form to fill out. You must return the info form by September 28th to be included in the directory.

   Option 2: Families can choose to take a photo on a Sunday morning. On September 16th and 23rd, from 9-10:30am, there will be a photo area set up to take family photos and fill out an information form for the directory.


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.

September 23: Mark 11:27-33

September 30: Mark 12:1-12

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.


Salvation Army Volunteer

Thank you to all who have signed up to volunteer. There will be a Salvation Army representative coming to our church on Sept 30th to speak about the program and answer any questions. Volunteer applications need to be filled out and turned into the church office or the Voelz. The applications are available in the church office. Any questions, please contact Larry or Julie Voelz. (home) 949-857-4880 (cell) 949-405-8955.



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

Jack Brouwer Ordination and Installation

   The service will be at Faith Lutheran Church on September 30th at 2:00pm. (8200 Ellis Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646)

   We need help providing snacks for the receptions. If you are able, please sign up outside to bring a finger-food appetizer or dessert. Contact Marilyn Schubert with questions.


Parking Lot Sealing

On Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th, the church parking lot will be closed for sealing. If you need to access the church, please park on Sandburg. The work will be completed in time for normal church use on Sunday, October 7th.


Youth News

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

Children’s Ministry - Movie on the Lawn!

Friday, September 28th at 6:30pm. Bring your chairs & blankets, and come watch the movie, “Sing” (PG)! Fun for the whole family - popcorn will be provided. The movie starts at 7PM!

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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.


Youth Ministry (9th - 12th Grade)

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

Sept 23 | Paddle Boarding in Newport Beach from 5-7 pm Cost: $15

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


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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