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La Jolla Lutheran Church
7111 La Jolla Blvd,
La Jolla, California, 92037
14 miles north of downtown San Diego.

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This week's Bible Study and video:
God gives great gifts

Bible studies and videos for 2014


La Jolla Lutheran Church

About the church

If you're wondering what our church is like, it can be summed up simply: We follow Jesus. You're welcome to come even if you're skeptical, have doubts, or aren't sure you'll fit in. When you arrive, you'll find we teach what the Bible says and let you make up your own mind what you think about it.

The central theme of our worship service is that God loves you. When you arrive, you'll find kids, parents, and grandparents, all worshiping together in one extended family. We have a great Sunday School that meets during worship (starting right after the children's message).

Unlike many clubs you may be familiar with, you do not need to be sponsored, voted in, or pay dues to visit our church. Feel free to just show up. You'll be very welcome. If you arrive at 9:20 Sunday morning, you'll be in plenty of time to find parking, get a program and have a seat before the service starts. Our parking lot is across the street from the church (on Fern Glen and La Jolla Boulevard).

No prior experience is required - we print everything you need in one handy program, so you won?t have to guess what happens next.

People's clothes will range from summer casual to dressy. Wear what makes you comfortable and you'll fit right in. We look forward to seeing you Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

La Jolla Lutheran Church
7111 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Directions

La Jolla Lutheran Church is 14 miles north of downtown San Diego, three blocks from the coast, in La Jolla, CA.

What We Teach

We teach from the Bible every week, since the Bible tells about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and gives helpful advice on how to live. In the Bible, you discover that God loves you, that Jesus died so you could live life fully, that Jesus is alive today, and that the Holy Spirit is available to help you any time you ask.

Sunday School

Sunday School for kids age 3 through 12 is held during the worship service. Children start with us in the sanctuary, sing one or two songs with us, hear a couple passages from the Bible, and then go to the Sunday School after the children's message. One of the great things of a church our size is the kids get individualized attention in a supportive environment. We have also confirmation classes both for adults and for students in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades. Confirmation classes teach the basics of the faith and help people decide if they want to follow Jesus.

This week

Learn from the Bible on Wednesday in a discussion group that meets at 6:30 p.m.

About the Pastor

Mark Dahle has been pastor of La Jolla Lutheran for 19 years. He is the author of How To Pray For Healing (and what to do if nothing happens). He paints abstract art and likes hiking.

Healing Prayer

Prayer for healing (or any other request) is available any Sunday after worship. If you've gotten prayer before but you're not healed yet, it's worth asking for prayer again.

Baptisms

Many parents and grandparents want their children to be baptized, and we're always honored to be the location they choose for that special event. We have also been privileged to baptize many adults who have come to faith in Jesus. When we schedule a baptism, we choose a day your family can remember as all their own. For more details, call the church office at 858-454-6459.

Confirmation

Everyone needs a chance to confirm their faith: to publicly state that they want to follow Jesus. We'd love to talk with you about making the day you do this special. For more details, call the church office at 858-454-6459.

Weddings

Engaged couples love our building's beautiful Spanish architecture. People also love our location: just three blocks from WindanSea Beach in beautiful La Jolla. (And people are delighted to find that our rates match their budget!) But we're not for everyone. We want your wedding to last a lifetime, so we ask that you attend services at our church so you can meet friends who can support you during your marriage. For more details, call the church office at 858-454-6459.

Funerals and Memorials

If you would like to remember the life of someone you love, we would be honored to be the location you choose for a memorial or funeral. Our beautiful Spanish architecture will make a quiet and profound statement for your guests, and we will work with you to create a service that reflects the beliefs and life of the person you wish to honor. For more details, call the church office at 858-454-6459.

This week:

Wednesday
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6 p.m.

Sunday
9:30 a.m. Worship

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La Jolla Lutheran Church

This week:

Wednesday, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
God gives great gifts

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Setting great goals for 2015

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Dinosaur at La Jolla Lutheran Church

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday we will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight service based on the theme "God gives great gifts." We will sing many favorite Christmas carols and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a manger.

Christmas tree at La Jolla Lutheran Church

When we decorated the Christmas tree this year, we had help from kids who were three years old and under. They could easily reach one branch. That branch got six ornaments on it, all jammed together. It's Pastor Mark's favorite part of the tree.



Our video of the week
God gives great gifts



Sometimes God gives gifts that are so wonderful you have to grow into them. But God gives great gifts.

http://www.LaJollaLutheranChurch.com/BibleStudy141221.html


Rummage SaleOur Rummage Sale on
September 13 raised more than $3,000 for Feed America San Diego

Each year we donate the proceeds from our rummage sale to a worthy cause. In prior years funds have helped wounded soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq and their families, provided shelter for abused women and children in San Diego, and have built two houses in Mexico for people who lacked adequate shelter. This year the funds will help hungry families through Feed America San Diego.

Thank you to everyone who contributed goods for this great cause and for all who stopped by for the sale itself. Your contributions will make a difference in the lives of hungry people in San Diego County. Our unsold goods were donated to the San Diego Rescue Mission, and they will use them to further their ministries to homeless men, women and children in San Diego.


Art Exhibit at La Jolla Lutheran

Seven Groundbreaking Art Exhibits this year

Over the past twelve months we've had seven Groundbreaking Art Exhibits, with hundreds of great artworks from dozens of Southern California artists. We've shown paintings, drawings, ceramics, stained glass, and sculpture. You can see examples of the exhibits by following this link: Art Exhibit


Jesus calls you to do amazing things

This summer we reviewed the expectations of Jesus for his followers. We looked at the amazing things Jesus calls us to do (heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead) and how God equips us for the task. The complete series is available on YouTube:

Your assignment from Jesus

Don't let slowpokes set the pace

How to hear God

The kingdom of heaven is near

Get wisdom (but it's not enough)

Build up, encourage and console others

If you want to do something, you have to start

Pray for healing and see results

Pray for nations and see results

Daniel's leadership secret: prayer and praise

God enables you to do miracles

How to prepare for disruptions at work

How to get God to act

Express your gratitude

You can improve any situation

Stuck situation? Faith, fasting and prayer can help

Love is what lasts


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We do quite a bit throughout the year to help the world and our community (and to have fun). Here are some examples from the past year:


Nashville Songwriters Concert

Nashville Songwriters Concert. Grammy Award winner Don Henry and hit songwriters Steve Seskin and Craig Carothers presented a humorous and lively concert at La Jolla Lutheran in January. This trio of talented troubadours has collectively had hits and cuts recorded by Tim McGraw, Kathy Mattea, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Mark Wills, Peter, Paul and Mary, Ray Charles, Patti Page, Trisha Yearwood, and Berkley Hart, just to name a few. This concert was presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) San Diego Chapter, which meets monthly at La Jolla Lutheran.


Helping homeless guests get off the street. In February we help a dozen or more homeless people get off the street. Our guests include men, women and children (sometimes even infants) who are homeless but want to make a new start. They stay with us, have dinner and a place to sleep, and get breakfast in the morning. Then they head out to work or to look for work. We provide shelter for two weeks, then the guests go to another church in the Interfaith Shelter program. Guests can stay at shelters for up to two months, so they have a chance to save for rent. The program has a remarkable success rate, and we're glad to be able to participate.


New LCMC pastorsLCMC. In October dozens of pastors who joined Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ in the past year were applauded. LCMC now has more than 800 congregations around the world, and more than 700 in the United States. To find an LCMC congregation near you, visit http://lcmc.net/memberdirectory.html


Susan G Komen 3-Day WalkBreast cancer walk. In November we were privileged to be a rest stop in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure.

Komen walk


Wrapping Christmas presents Wrapping Christmas presents
Operation Christmas Child

Gifts to kids around the world. In November we packed 39 shoeboxes full of gifts for children around the world who might not have otherwise gotten presents. Thank you to everyone who helped a child have a great Christmas.

 


Christmas ParadeLa Jolla Christmas Parade. In December we participated in the La Jolla Christmas parade.


La Jolla Christmas Parade

 

T shirtsGet a La Jolla Lutheran t-shirt. We have almost all sizes in stock, from youth extra-small to adult 2XL. Choose either "La Jolla Lutheran / We follow Jesus" or "Ask me / I'll pray for you." These shirts are a great bargain at $10 each. Save shipping when you pick them up at church or call the office to arrange to have them mailed to you: 858-454-6459.


Prayer For The Nations. We've been praying for the nations, focusing on one a month. In December we are praying for Gabon. Join us in praying for the nations, and seeing God do mighty things around the world!



La Jolla Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, a fast-growing denomination of great congregations located throughout the United States. LCMC has more than 700 congregations in the United States and more than 800 worldwide. Other great LCMC churches in San Diego County include Penasquitos Lutheran Church at 14484 Penasquitos Drive and St. Timothy Lutheran Church at 2602 Reo Drive. To find an LCMC congregation near you, visit http://lcmc.net/memberdirectory.html

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