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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.
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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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     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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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.       

Worship Videos

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

May 19, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, Pentecost Sunday
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May 19, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, Pentecost Sunday

Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. Ionian Creed © The Iona Community from The Iona Abby Worship Book, published by Wild Goose Publications, Iona Community, Glasgow, UK. Used by permission from the publisher. "The Holy Spirit in Creation" written by John Paarlberg, pastor of First Church in Albany, New York. Copyright (C) 2012 Reformed Church Press. "God Is Here!" - Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000. Music: ABBOT'S LEIGH, Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991. Text© 1979 Hope Publishing Company. Music © 1942. ren. 1970 Hope Publishing Company. Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "Alabaré" Text: Manuel José Alonso and José Pagán; English text composite. Music: Manuel José Alonso, José Pagán. Spanish text and music © 1979 Manuel José Alonso, José Pagán, and Ediciones Musical PAX, admin. OCP Publications. "Spirit of Gentleness" Text: James K. Manley, b. 1940. Music: SPIRIT, James K. Manley. Text and music © 1978 James K. Manley. Admin. Augsburg Fortress. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "Spirit of the Living God" TEXT: Daniel Iverson, b. 1926; Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee; Spanish trans. Anon. MUSIC: Daniel Iverson, b. 1926. Text and music © 1935 Birdwing Music (admin. EMICMGPublishing.com) "Pass It On" TEXT and MUSIC by Kurt Kaiser (b. 1934--). Music © 1969 Bud John Songs (admin. EMI Christian Music Publishing)
May 12, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 7th Sunday of Easter
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May 12, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 7th Sunday of Easter

In the final portion of Jesus’ great prayer for the disciples (John 17:6-19), he entreats the Father to love and protect the disciples as a parent who knows their time for direct supervision is coming to an end. Jesus asked for the disciples to be protected and surrounded so that they may not be lost. He prays for the disciples to have their joy completed, and to live what they have seen and understood from their rabbi. May we, like the disciples, live in the truth of the gospel, love as we have been loved, have our joy complete, and, above all, know that God is with us. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. “A New Creed” by The United Church of Canada is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA. "Great Is the Lord" WORDS and MUSIC: Michael W. Smith (1957- ) and Deborah D. Smith (1958- ). Words and music © 1982 Meadowgreen Music (Admin. EMI Christian Music Publishing). "There Is a Redeemer" by Melody Green. Words and music © 1982 Birdwing Music/BMG Songs/Ears to Hear Music (Admin. EMI Christian Music Publishing).
May 5, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 6th Sunday of Easter
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May 5, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 6th Sunday of Easter

For those who have experienced great relationships in their lives and for those who have never yet quite tasted that sustaining fruit, Jesus shows how much he loves us and the ways to cultivate deeper relationships. Jesus laid down his life to show his great love. We’re invited to love expansively and experience the joy of friendship with Jesus and through the body of Christ. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. "First Nations Version," © 2021 by Rain Ministries Inc. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. All rights reserved. “A New Creed” by The United Church of Canada is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA. "Come and Fill Our Hearts" Text: Psalm 136:1 (Latin); Taize Community. Music: CONFITEMINI DOMINO, Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994. Text and Music © 1982, 1991 Les Presses de Taize, GIA Publications, Inc., agent, 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com 800.442.3358. All rights reserved Used by permission. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "Oh, Sing to the Lord: Candad al Senor"- Text: Brazilian folk song; tr. Gerhard M. Cartford, b. 1923, Spanish and English. Music: CANTAD AL SENOR, Brailian folk tune, Spanish and English text © Gerhard Cartford, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "A New Commandment" Text: John 13:34-35. Music: Anonymous. "When Love Is Found" Text: Brian Wren, b. 1936. Music: English tune; arr. Carolyn Jennings, b. 1936. Text © 1983 by Hope Publishing Co. Arr. © 1995 Augsburg Fortress. "God Is Love" Text: Mark Mummert, b. 1965, based on 1 John 4: 11, 16, 19. Music Mark Mummert. Text and music © 2018 Augsburg Fortress
April 28, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 5th Sunday of Easter
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April 28, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 5th Sunday of Easter

“Apart from me you can do nothing” may also be a difficult word for a self-reliant, individualistic culture such as our own, focused on personal achievement and success. God is the vine grower, Jesus the vine, and we the branches, who, separated from the life-giving vine, can do nothing. Yet, these are gracious, gospel words from Jesus. He’s been preparing his disciples for years to take this step. These are words that point not toward individualistic, self-reliant independence but toward dependence on the one whose life defies death and whose perfect love casts out all fear. Connected to the vine, these branches are given a death-defying life free from fear. These are gracious, gospel words from Jesus that point to a community nourished by this life-giving vine and bearing fruit for the sake of the world. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. “A New Creed” by The United Church of Canada is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA. "Jesus, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love" - Text: Tom Colvin, 1925-2000, alt. Music: CHEREPONI, Ghanaian folk tune, adapt. Tom Colven. Text and music © 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream IL. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "Beloved, Let Us Love One Another" (I John 4:7-8) www.hymnal.net CCLI: 26344 (C) Maranatha Music (admin. The Copyright Co.) "Christians, Let Us Love One Another" Tune: PICARDY. Text: Claudia Foltz, SNJM, and Armand Nigro, SJ, b. 1928. © 1973. Music: Claudia Foltz, SNJM, and Armand Nigro, SJ. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. "Let All Things Now Living" - Text: Katherine K. Davis, 1892-1980, alt. Music: THE ASH GROVE, Welsh folk tune. Text © 1939, 1966 E. C. Schirmer Music Company. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator.
April 21, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 4th Sunday in Easter
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April 21, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 4th Sunday in Easter

How does faith in the risen Christ call one to live? What shape does one’s life take? At the center of the readings for this Sunday is the image of the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. Five times in eight short verses Jesus mentions laying down his life for the sake of the sheep. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. “A New Creed” by The United Church of Canada is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA. "Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness" Text: Rusty Edwards, b. 1955. Music: J. Wyeth, Repository of Sacred Music, Part II, 1813. Text © 1987 Hope Publishing Company. "This is My Commandment" Text: John 15:11-12. Music: anonymous, COMMANDMENT CANON. Copyright © 1999 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. "Have No Fear Little Flock" Text: Luke 12:32, st. 1; Marjorie Jillson, b. 1931, sts. 2-4. Music: Heinz Werner Zimmermann, b. 1930. Text and music © 1973 Concordia Publishing House.
April 14, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 3rd Sunday in Easter
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April 14, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 3rd Sunday in Easter

In the music and text for this Sunday, we are reminded that nothing separates us from God--not doubts, illness, anger, or our actions. The love of Jesus carries us to God, not us. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. “A New Creed” by The United Church of Canada is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA. "Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen" - Text: Herbert F. Brokering, b. 1926. Music: David N. Johnson, 1922-1987. Text © 1995 Augsburg Fortress. Music © 1969 Contemporary Worship 1, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "This is the Day" Songs for Praise and Worship. Fijian folk melody. Text based on Psalm 118: 19, 24, 28. Words and music public domain. "Beautiful Things" Text: Michael Gungor, b. 1980, and Lisa Gungor, b. 1982. Music: Michael Gungor and Lisa Gungor. Text and music © 2009 worshiptogether.com Songs, admin. CapitolCMGPublishing.com "When We Are Living" Text: st. 1 based on Romans 14:8; tr. Elise S. Eslinger, b. 1942. st. 2-3, Roberto Escamilla, b. 1931; tr. George Lockwood, b. 1946. Music: SOMOS DEL SEÑOR, Spanish traditional. Spanish text, sts. 2-3 © 1983 Abingdon Press and tr. (C) 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House, admin. The Copyright Company.
April 7, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, Second Sunday of Easter
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April 7, 2024 - Lutheran Church of the Foothills, Second Sunday of Easter

How we perceive the world is governed by our beliefs--faith precedes sight. Join us this week as we hear the story of a disciple who asked to see so that he could believe. We are called blessed because we are among those who can believe without having seen. Liturgical music and selected liturgies from sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted/ podcast/ streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103718. New Revised Standard Version Bible (Updated Edition), copyright © 2022, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Hymns reprinted/ podcast/ streamed with permission under OneLicense.net License #A-722966. All rights reserved. CCLI License #21591520 and #21591513. All rights reserved. “A New Creed” by The United Church of Canada is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA. "Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds" - Text: Paul Z. Strodach, 1876-1947, alt. Music: LASST UNS ERFREUEN, Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Köln, 1623. Text © 1958 Service Book and Hymnal, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "Halle, Halle, Hallelujah" Music: Caribbean traditional; arr. Mark Sedio, b. 1954. Arr. © 1995 Augsburg Fortress. "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" - Text: Kathleen Thomerson, b. 1934. Music: HOUSTON, Kathleen Thomerson. Text and music © 1970, 1975 Celebration. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. "Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks" Text: Donald Fishel, b. 1950. Music: Donald Fishel, b. 1950; arr. Betty Pulkingham, b. 1928. © 1973 Word of God Music, admin. The Copyright Co.
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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.

 

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5102 N. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ  85718
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