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CHRIST'S GREENFIELD LUTHERAN CHURCH
425 N. Greenfield Road - Gilbert, AZ 85234
(1/2 mile south of Guadalupe Road)
(480) 892-8314

ALTAR & CHANCEL AREA - EASTER 2014

Weekly Sunday Worship is at 7:30, 9 & 10:45am:

   7:30 - Traditional

   9:00 - Contemporary - 1st & 3rd Sundays
              Traditional - 2nd & 4th Sundays
                  [also 5th Sunday if there is one]

   10:45 - Alternative Contemporary

The Lord's Supper is celebrated at 9am on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays, and at 7:30 & 10:45am on the 2nd & 4th Sundays.

The nursery is available for Sunday services at 9am (children 3 and under who are not potty trained) & 10:45am (children 5 and under). 

We also worship our Lord through special festival services throughout the year and with mid-week services during the Lenten and Advent seasons. God's Word is proclaimed in its truth and purity while we express our love, praise and gratitude to Him, and receive His blessings!

 

Recent Posts

Sermon Preview - "Filled with the Holy Spirit"

Friends,

I'm passionately pumped to preach on the Holy Spirit this Sunday! Read Acts 2:1-21 in preparation for our time together. It truly is one of my favorite Scriptures of all time! Everything is changed if we all realize that we're filled with the Holy Spirit. 

If you missed the "Song and Celebration" Sunday last week you can check out the wonderful testimonies here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrd2Ge-8cD4&list=PLWbNQ55VVvUjTVc58t8TVqo--cCW6War6&index=1

Jesus reigns and His Spirit is moving freely at CGLCS!

IN CHRIST,
Pastor Tim Ahlman


General Announcements

Please Note

All office are closed on Monday, May 25, due to Memorial Day holiday.


Agape Kids Needs Your Help 

If you are interested in being a Sunday School teacher for next school year, please contact DCE Annie today at (480) 892-8314 ex.144 or atiberg@cglchurch.org.


A Special Thank You to Nicole Partusch and Staff

Thank you Nicole for your dedication and service as the leader of Agape Kids. We appreciate all the effort you put forth in this roll. You will be missed!


Holy Yoga

The class will enjoy a sabbath rest for the summer. Instructor Naya will be taking all of June and July off at this location. If you would like to continue taking Holy Yoga classes during the summer, here is the current schedule of classes at other locations:

Holy Yoga East Valley Summer Schedule:
Mondays at 6:30pm @ Life Link Church in Gilbert (Cooper and Warner).  Co-taught with Shira Dobratz. No class on Memorial day 5/25.

Tuesdays at 6pm @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mesa (32nd and McDowell)

Thursdays at 6pm @ Love of Christ Lutheran Church in Mesa (Power and Brown).  This class is only every other week.  2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Hopefully there will also be a workshop or two over the summer so stay tuned! Also, if you are on Facebook, please "like" the page Holy Yoga East Valley. Current schedules and announcements there posted there as well.


VLHS Job Opportunity

Valley Lutheran High School in Phoenix is currently searching for an Assistant Principal. The position's responsibilities would include working on overall school curriculum and with teachers on individual instruction. We are looking for someone with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership. If you are interested, please contact Robert Koehne at rkoehne@vlhs.org.


CGLCS Business Directory

Many times in conversation with members of Christ’s Greenfield we hear the comment, “I didn’t know that John/Jane Smith did that." As a result, we would like to develop a Business Directory for the members of CGLCS. The directory would include contacts of congregation members who have or work in various businesses so that members could use their services. If you are a business owner or work for a company that provides services that a congregation member might utilize, please let us know if you would be interested in having your information in the CGLCS Business Directory. Contact Jeff Rodemeyer at jeff.rodemeyer@thrivent.com or (480) 620-9134. Once we have an idea of how many people wish to participate, further information on cost, layout etc. will be sent out to everyone and we will have a table in the courtyard after worship services to answer questions as well. 


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School News

POGO Pass


A pogo pass is a discount card that is purchased for $39.98. It allows a free entrance to some of the hottest venues in the Valley! D-backs games, Rattlers games, IDEA museum, Skateland, etc.. It's a great value!

We have been selling them online, and our school is getting $5 back on each pass sold. It's been a very easy fundraiser, and our families have really been happy to have it offered to them. We now have a promo code of CGLC

All purchases must be made by May 22nd, in order for the school to receive our $5 per pass in this school year.


What Can LOVE Do?
(A Story of Christian Activism)




Love can cause us to take up a burden that is not our own. Love leads us to think of others before ourselves. Love moves us to dream what could be, rather than what is. Love of the Lord Jesus and the desire to spread His word moved 514 families to contribute to the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO.org) and recommend students at Christ’s Greenfield last year. The nurturing and expansion of this mission of LOVE is so important for the growth of God’s Kingdom! Today’s youth are the Christian leaders of tomorrow.

The AZ State Private School Tax Credit gives Christ-centered taxpayers the ability to provide scholarships to students at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School, while the donor receives a dollar-for-dollar Tax Credit. The state credits your donation against your AZ income tax bill just as if you had paid it directly to the state. In addition, because ACSTO is a 501c non-profit, it also qualifies as a Federal tax deduction. The more you make, the more you benefit from participating. Look at line 48 of AZ 140 to see what size ACSTO donation you qualify for. Single AZ taxpayers can donate up to $1067 for 2015 and married filing jointly can donate up to $2134. The key is to limit the donation to the amount on line 48 so you get all of your money back each year in the form of a tax credit.

Parents Need Our Help
The Tax Credit is a wonderful gift but it has two limitations for parents. While parents can donate to ACSTO and recommend the funds be used at CGLS, they cannot recommend their own child. Parents also cannot donate and recommend another child with the agreed expectation that someone else will recommend their child. This leaves parents soliciting for donors to help them afford tuition at CGLS. They depend on our LOVE to make attendance at CGLS possible.

On May 3, 2015 CGLS released its annual scholarship data for students at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School. Scholarships have increased as a result of 101 new families participating with ACSTO and recommending CGLS students, plus approximately $106,000 in scholarships from the Arizona Lutheran Scholarship Organization (alsosto.org). This brings the CGLS scholarship totals for 2014-15 to $673,320. This is an amazing blessing and we want to thank all of you for participating. This simple tax tool makes all the difference in helping children of all walks of life receive a Christian education.

While I am excited with our scholarship progress you should be aware there are still many more families in need. I pray the Lord will lead us to open hearts that understand the value of Christian education and developing our young people as future leaders of His Church. In April 2015, the school received over $100,000 in need based tuition requests. An attempt will be made to fill these requests with ACSTO donations where CGLS is listed on the recommendation (without a specific child). This requires a lot of LOVE.

Scholarships Change Lives!
If you are not participating yet, please prayerfully consider making ACSTO part of your annual tax planning. You can donate monthly and get your funds back in the form of a tax credit when you file your taxes, much like a savings account.Or make a single donation with your tax refund and keep rolling it over year after year. There are so many ways to incorporate ACSTO into your yearly budget and so many children depend on our LOVE and understanding.

If you are already participating, please consider sharing the program with a friend. Parents are currently paying more than $400,000 out-of-pocket for tuition fees and many of them cannot afford it. LOVE can change anxiety to peace. If each of us brought in one more ACSTO participant we could cover 90% of tuition fees and relieve the financial burden placed on parents - at no cost to ourselves. Year after year, you will find yourself remembering all of the children you have helped. Your participation changes lives! Expanding Tax Credit Scholarships at CGLS is our passion. Are you in?

Questions? Call Stephanie Bean at (480) 892-8314 x130 or sbean@cglschool.org. Thank you so much!

Michael Bean
Tax Credit and Scholarship Director



Calling All Vacation Bible School Volunteers! 


VBS is June 8-12 and we can use all the help we can get making "Everest" our best VBS yet! Save the date and keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon on how to sign up! Return to the courier website frequently for online sign up links! Contact Mandy Baumgarten at mandybaumgarten@hotmail.com, MaryAnn Barnhart at mbarnhart@cglschool.org or DCE Annie Tiberg at atiberg@cglchurch.org with questions or to lead a station!


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