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All Are Welcome at Lutheran Church of the Foothills . . . No Exceptions!

Worship — Serve — Nurture — Grow

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Lutheran Church of the Foothills is a member of the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are a Reconciling In Christ (RIC) community in partnership with Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation.
 
John 13: 34-35
“I am giving you a new commandment: Love one another…just as I have loved you. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

 
The Lutheran Church of the Foothills welcomes, celebrates and advocates for all of God’s beloved children, inviting all to participate fully in the organizational and sacramental life of this congregation, including: people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions; people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin; people of all physical and intellectual abilities; and people of all marital and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a loving Christian community, we are committed to fighting racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, ageism, homophobia and sexism, wherever they exist.
~August, 2023

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Lutheran Church of the Foothills is located on the original and ancestral homelands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui nations, and we give thanks for their presence here since time immemorial. We also wish to recognize and honor all our Indigenous siblings who have and continue to call this land their home. We acknowledge the historical injustices and colonialism perpetrated on these Indigenous Peoples, past and present, and we strive to be mindful of our complicity and work toward building right relationships with all Native nations and Native peoples.

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Who We Are

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     At Lutheran Church of the Foothills, we invite you to join us as we seek to not only talk the talk, but also to walk the walk of Jesus Christ together as a community of believers. We embrace Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer's concept of Christian community as a gift through which we receive "grace...nothing but grace". Here in this community blessed with God's boundless grace, we endeavor to live the lives Jesus would have us live: to love and care for the "least of these".

          At Lutheran Church of the Foothills, we embrace the ethic of Jesus, as embodied in:
                                                           Profound love for one another 
                                                                   Abundant generosity
                                                                      Heartfelt gratitude
                                                                    Inclusive hospitality
                                                                  Compassionate action
                                                                    Tireless service and
                                                              A thirst for justice in society

                         Come join us on our journey! It is, after all ...God's work, our hands.

    
                 Our congregation was founded in Tucson Arizona, in 1979. Lutheran Church of the Foothills is a member
               of the Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA. We are also a Reconciling in Christ community in partnership with
                                                                       Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation.

              

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We Welcome You

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Church Office Hours

Tuesday–Friday

 9:00 am

to 3:00 pm

During these hours, the church building is open for prayer and visits with the Pastor and staff, and we are available by phone or email.

In-Person Worship

Sundays at
8:00 am and

10:00 am

A smaller Discussion Eucharist service without music is offered at 8:00 am Sundays.

Our festive worship with piano/organ and choir is held on Sundays at 10:00 am.

Holy Communion is offered at both services

Face masks are optional at worship. 

Online Worship

Our Worship Bulletin and Weekly Footnotes are sent to our email list on Fridays.

Mid-week after Sunday worship,

we upload the 10:00 am worship video to our YouTube page.  You can sign up for our emails at the bottom of this page.

Individual Prayer

Everyone is welcome to come by the church and use our Worship Area for meditation and/or prayer.

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In-Person Worship

Protocols for Worship. Please continue to care for the well-being of our whole community and join us online if you are feeling unwell. Face masks are optional.

Children in Worship. We are happy to invite children into worship. There is a Pray-ground in the front of the sanctuary (northeast corner) for our youngest worshipers and their adults, where anyone can color, read, or play quietly during the service. There are also rocking chairs for soothing our smallest worshipers. A children's message will be offered during worship and Pastor Naomi will meet anyone interested in gathering during that time at the Pray-ground.

Live-streaming and Recording. Please be advised, when you enter a Lutheran Church of the Foothills worship service you will be entering an area where photography, video and audio recording may occur. As such, there is no way to guarantee that your image will not appear or that your voice will not be heard.

Discussion Eucharist Worship at 8:00 am. Our in-person-only Discussion Eucharist worship meets at 8:00 am. in the Learning Center. Holy Communion is offered, but there is no music. Masks are worn at the group's discretion. Scott Warren is our worship and gospel discussion leader. All are welcome to this early morning in-person-only worship service.

Worship Service at 10:00 am. Our in-person and live-streamed Worship Service meets at 10:00 am. in the Sanctuary. Holy Communion is offered, and singing is accompanied by organ and/or piano. The recording of this service is posted mid-week on our "Lutheran Church of the Foothills - Tucson" YouTube channel.       

Lent & Easter

Worship Videos

Click any video below to view our Worship for that week.

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Newsletter

This Week's Newsletter

Click the button below to read our Weekly Footnotes.

Giving

Giving

At Lutheran Church of the Foothills, we believe that God has blessed us so that we may be a blessing to others. Thus, we encourage “First Fruits” giving, that is, sharing our blessings of money in an intentional, consistent way to help others.

We offer the following opportunities for making a monetary donation:

  • Give online via credit card. Click here to securely give online with your credit card. You may use this form for a one-time gift or to give on a regular basis. 

  • Give during Sunday worship with a check or cash put in the offering basket as part of your worship activities.

  • Give “Sunday Dollars” during worship. The loose one dollar bills put into our offering basket at Sunday morning worship services are automatically designated to help that month’s “Offering of Service,” as promoted by our Community Service Team. 

  • Give via the automatic payment system you set up through your bank.

If you would like to give an in-kind gift to the church, or a gift in memory or honor of a loved one, please talk with our Pastor, Treasurer, or Financial Secretary. Thank you for joining us in giving to God’s work through Lutheran Church of the Foothills.

 

Thank you!

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Contact Us

You can contact us through any of the following ways: by visiting us in person, snail mail, via email, by phone, or on FaceBook.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills
5102 N. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ  85718
-6343

(520)-299-5631

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