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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.

January 21 - Mark 2:23-27

January 28 - Mark 3:1-19

February 4 - Mark 3:20-34



Adult Ed Bible study - Sundays at 9:30am

How to help people during and after a crisis or traumatic event. What should you say? What should you not say? What do you do? We will spend several weeks looking at how to help people following a difficult situation- the death of a loved one, someone loses their job, a child is badly hurt, etc. What do you do in these situations? We will also spend time in the series talking about grief and how people grieve differently.


Children's Ministry(2yrs - 3rd Grade)

KFC (1st-3rd grade) Event -Sunday, February 4th @ 11:45AM-2PM

We'll be meeting at the lunch tables immediately following the 10:30AM service

  • Bring $5 for a pizza lunch
  • We are going on a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
  • We are participating in The 1,000 (wear your LOC shirt)

This is a drop-off event friends are welcome to attend! I will need 1-2 parent volunteers to help with this event.


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Youth Ministry (4th - 12th Grade)

Youth Group is for all students in 8th-12th grade.  We meet at church most Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 pm.

January 21          Youth Group at church from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

January 28          No Youth Group


Sunday School for Youth (Grades 8-12) is on Chapter 2 of Starting at the End.

We are having special guest speaker Andy Wrasman, a theology teacher at Crean Lutheran High School, join us on Jan 21st to discuss Islam.


Charity on Wheels Dinner: Wednesday, January 24th from 4:00-8:30
The Youth Group (grades 8th-12th) will be serving dinner to the homeless with Charity on Wheels. Visit for more information. We need parent driver/chaperones and some items to be donated. See Noël for more information. 


Magic Show & Dinner -  February 17th from 6-8 pm

Our youth group is having a fundraiser to help support summer trips.  Please come support our youth and have a great night out.

Adult $20 includes Lasagna dinner and show

Kids (ages 10-18) $10 includes pizza dinner and show

Childcare (kids 9 and under) $10 includes childcare and pizza


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AmazonSmile Donations

For those of you that shop on Amazon, there is a way you can donate a percentage of your purchases to Light of Christ. is operated by Amazon and offers all the same items at the same prices. When you go to, select Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Irvine, CA, and continue to shop as you normally would! If you have any questions, contact Ashley in the church office.


Rise Against Hunger: Family Food Packing Event

On April 22nd, our church and preschool will help put together 10,000 meals for hungry children around the world.  We will be working with RISE AGAINST HUNGER.  Here are two ways you and your child can help out.

  1. Mark your calendar!  On Sunday, April 22nd we will be assembling the packaged meals.  The project will take place from 3-5 pm in our fellowship hall.    Kids age 4 and up can work in the assembly lines filling up the bags. 
  2. Help raise money!  Each meal costs only 29 cents.  One quarter is very tangible to your child.  One quarter=One meal.  Help teach your child about children around the world that do not have enough food to eat and help your children realize that they can make a difference!  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.  Checks can be written to Light of Christ Lutheran Church.

How the Food Packaging Works:

It is an immensely fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone of any age.   We will be helping fill plastic bags with rice, soy protein, vitamins and dehydrated vegetables. After we fill the bags, we seal them and pack them up for shipping.  Most of these meals are going to feed children in schools around the world. 

    Contact: Noël Fairchild  949-678-8915      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.riseagainsthunger.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The 1,000

We will pray walk the University Park Neighborhood for a 1,000 hours. This ambitious project is how we will love our neighbors in this community. When we walk the neighborhood, we will all wear our Light of Christ shirts. You can pick up your Prayer Walk sheet in the narthex and turn it in with the offering.


Donations Needed

Our church food pantry is running low. Please consider donating non-perishable food such as cereal, crackers, pasta, and boxed or canned food. Donations can be dropped off in the church office or in the "food donation" box in the narthex.


2018 Offering Envelopes

The 2018 offering envelopes are now available to pick up in the Narthex. Contact the church office if you would like offering envelopes.