May 22, 2024 - La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church

6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 | 480-948-1234 |

Summer Edition News Coming Soon!

It’s our 50th Anniversary year and we are celebrating in big ways!

Starting next week, our Wednesday E-news will have a new summer look to it – all a part of our 50th! We will only include new and current events so as to make it easier to read. We think you are going to love the new format! You can always find information about everything that is going on via our website if you need more details. And, as always, feel free to call our church office if you have a question at 480-948-1234. We are here to help!

In the meantime, scroll down and enjoy this last edition of the old e-news, which is packed full of exciting ministries!

Worship Schedule

Traditional Worship:

Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8am & 9:15am

Contemporary Worship: Sunday 10:30am

All services live-streamed at


The nursery is available on Sunday mornings during

the 9:15 and 10:30am worship services.


Scripture reading - Acts 2:38-39


No Communion this weekend

Upcoming Dates

5/25: Veterans Breakfast - 7:30am - Fellowship Hall - RSVP here.

5/27: Office Closed for Memorial Day

6/1: Parenting Aging Parents event - 9am - Fellowship Hall - RSVP here.

6/2: Bagels and Bible Study with Liz Lucas - 10:30am - Room A - Register here.

6/4: Women's Bible Study - 6:30pm - Gathering Place - Register here.

6/11: Love of Learning - 1:00pm - Room B - RSVP here.

6/16: Serve at St. Vincent de Paul - Sign up here.

6/18: VBX Volunteer Meeting - 6:30pm - Fellowship Hall

7/6: Blood Drive - 7:30am - 12:30pm - Gathering Place - Register here.


The Building Fund pledge year begins June 1. We continue to have fixed and ongoing financial needs such as our mortgage, utility bills, and campus repair and upkeep. 


We ask that you prayerfully consider how you can serve by continuing your Building Fund pledge commitment for 2024-25. If you wish your pledge to remain the same, you do not need to contact us.

To change your gift, call Colleen at 480-948-1234 or click the link to send an email to and let us know your new pledge amount. If we do NOT hear from you, we will keep your pledge the same for the coming year. Thank you for supporting your church and strengthening La Casa de Cristo’s legacy. Click here to pledge. 


Your voice matters in helping to shape The Next 50 years of La Casa de Cristo. Please complete the survey using this link:


MEMORY CAFÉ @ La Casa de Cristo

You are not alone! Join us every Wednesday in the month of June and also on July 24th and 31st from 10:30am -11:30am. We will NOT meet the first 3 Wednesdays in July due to VBX. This is a unique opportunity for caregivers to attend a support group while their loved ones enjoy safe and fun activities just a room away. Care partners participate in stimulating conversations about the challenges of caregiving in educational and support sessions. The care-receivers will take part in engaging experiences provided by professional caregivers. There’s something for everyone – from art and music, to stories, chair yoga, dancing, reading, and reminiscing about favorite memories. Memory Café will meet in Classrooms A & B from 10:30–11:30am. For more information, call Jean Knowling @ 480-948-1234 or


Parenting Aging Parents

Major life decisions can be difficult, especially when those changes involve aging parents. These are never easy conversations, but how you talk through these issues is as important as the actual decisions. Please join us on June 1 from 9–11am for a panel discussion on just these issues. Discussion will include: educating your options prior to an emergent event and when to start planning; aging in place. An attorney will speak on estate planning and planning for the future. Hospice of the Valley will discuss and educate us about the many programs and services available. Register here or call the church office for assistance in registering. 480-948-1234

June 2nd marks the return of La Casa’s Adult Education BAGELS AND BIBLE STUDY! All five Sundays in June will start with fellowship and conversation, coffee and flavors (iced or hot), and a choice of morning-fresh bagels, smothered in a variety of cream cheeses. LIZ LUCAS returns with her latest Bible Study, FIRST CENTURY CHURCH WORKERS. Just like our church volunteers today, we will meet First Century men and women who gave their time, talents and treasures to the many new converts who came to Christianity after the death and resurrection of Christ. Your eyes will be opened as you personally see the contribution these volunteers made as they lived out their faith in our risen Lord.


Please register regardless of how many classes you attend. We look forward to our time together.

DATES:  Sundays, June 2-30  

TIME:    10:30am


To register, click here, or call the church office for registration help.

Register or Volunteer for Vacation Bible Xperience!

Have you ever seen the view from ‘Above the Treetops?' God has created every single detail. During the week of VBX we will explore many adventures in the Bible together. From Zacchaeus to Jesus Feeding the 5000, it is a week of digging into the Bible that you DON’T want to miss! There will be crafts, recreation, music and MORE! Click here.

Dates: July 15-19 

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $20.00

Ages: 4-yr-old through 6th grade (as of Sept 1). This means they have to be 4 by then. 

Volunteer ages: 7th grade-Adult are needed to help make our week run smoothly. From being in front of the kids to behind the scenes, there are many ways we can use your help.

NOTE: Nursery is only available for children of adult volunteers. You cannot access the form unless you sign up as a volunteer. We need more volunteers to accommodate more children, so please consider helping for a few hours each day during VBX!

John Jay Harper will be our Love of Learning guest speaker on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 1pm in Room B. His presentation “Practical Gardening for the Summer in the Desert” is one not to be missed. Jay comes to us with tons of knowledge to share. He was president of Harper’s Nursery and Landscape Co. for 37 years. After the business closed in 2017, Jay continued his commitment to growing better crops, turf, plants and trees naturally and organically in a few different roles. The Harper name is a familiar one here at La Casa de Cristo and we are very excited that he will be spending time to teach us. In addition, there will be a special take away for each participant that attends the presentation. Please register here.

La Casa Preschool Open Enrollment

We are the preschool with a difference!

The difference is evident:

  • in our entire staff of dedicated, professional and loving teachers. We have chosen this profession because we truly enjoy children and nurturing their development in all areas: socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and, above all, spiritually.
  • in our developmental program. It is our philosophy and goal to meet the needs of each child by providing a learning environment rich with age appropriate materials and activities.
  • when you observe the staff, the students and their families interacting. There is a mutual love and respect present.

Call for an appointment to tour the preschool. 480-998-0866

Click here to enroll your child, or share this link if you know anyone looking for a Christian preschool with a difference for their child.

Women's Ministry Summer Bible Study with Paula Webb

We invite you to join our 5-week Summer Bible Study following the book ‘Building a Resilient Life’ by Rebekah Lyons.

Dates: Tuesday evenings, June 4 - July 2

Time: 6:30-8pm

Where: Gathering Place

Cost: $20 for book, but you can purchase on your own

For more information and to register, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Camp is fast approaching!

We are in need of 'home team' volunteers for 1 or 2 hours to help at La Casa the morning on which we send the kids off to camp, Monday, June 3rd at 7am. Sign up here.

To sign up for La Casa's blood drive, go to, and in the upper right in the red box, enter lacasadecristo (all one word).

Do not enter your zip code, as you will not find the La Casa blood drive that way.

Hit enter and, on the next screen, at the left, click on the red bar that says SEE TIMES. From there select the donation time that works for your schedule. Thank you for saving lives!


LIT 'N LATTES OPEN HOUSE ~ Calling all women!

On July 11 at 3pm in Room A, Lit 'n Lattes Book Club will hold their annual open house to reveal the 2024-2025 book list, enjoy food and fellowship, and to give away prizes!! Please RSVP to Cheryl Burross at so she can plan for enough food.

Missionary Support

To donate, pray, and learn more, go to:


Todd and his family will be on furlough in the US this summer. Mark your calendar to hear Todd’s testimony in person during each service at La Casa de Cristo on July 27/28.

PV Community Food Bank

Please remember the PV Community Food Bank as you do your grocery shopping. The needs of the hungry are year-round. Items suggested by PV Food Bank are:

  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Cereal, breakfast bars
  • Pasta, canned spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter, jelly
  • Canned fruit, chili, soup, stew

Please: no glass jars.

Items can be dropped off at weekend worship (look for the wooden bins) or the church office, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri.

Can't get to the store? You can still help out by donating any amount, and the food bank will put it to good use. Donate here. Select 'Food Bank' from the FUND drop-down menu.

If you have a little bit of time once in a while to deliver the donated food items to the food bank at 10862 N. 32nd St., please sign up here.

Some open dates for altar flowers are:

Aug. 11 (1 each), Aug. 18 & 25 (2 each), Sep. 8 (2), Sep. 15, 22 & 29 (1 each), Oct. 6 (1), Oct. 13 (2), etc. - Click here.

Name Badges

Would you like to wear a name badge when here at La Casa de Cristo? You can order yours here for $15 and they will be waiting for you at the Welcome Table on Sunday morning once they are ready. Delivery may take a week or two, depending on when the order is placed.

Anticipating Surgery

Jim Anderson (5/28)

Allen Simko (5/28)


Bob Coombs

Bonnie Erbe

Mickey Gronlund

Helen Kroupa

Wayne Thoreson


John Barber

June Bohr

Debbie Geise

Rachel Schider

On the Death of a Loved One

Charlotte Holen and family... her husband, Robert Holen

Send your prayer requests to: