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at Arizona State University - 340 E. 15th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281-6612 (480) 967-3543 (map)
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10:30 am

Sunday School and
Adult Forum
9:15 am
After Labor Day

6:30 pm

Limited events between semesters

Bible Study 5pm
Dinner 5:30pm
Contemporary Worship 6:30pm

Worship 10:30am
Dinner following

Students: Check out the Campus Ministry page for specific student events.

We are a
Reconciling Works - Lutherans for Full Participation

University Lutheran Church intends to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of God's people, regardless of race, situation, family status, sexuality, size, shape and place in the world. ULC is a Reconciling in Christ congregation registered with Lutherans Concerned/North America. Thanks be to God for the blessings we have and the differences we share!


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Summer Connections!

It feels like summer is here so that means it is time to mark your calendars with dates and locations of  our informal gatherings affectionately known as Summer Connections!  

Summer Connections are casual, unstructured gatherings where we can meet new friends and catch up with the old (long time) friends. We share dinner and conversation twice a month during the summer, which is only June, July and August just in case you are not sure!  We have a potluck at someone's house 6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.  The hosting family usually provides the main dish, often grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, however if you would like to serve top sirloin no one will complain. Everyone else brings a side dish or dessert and their own beverage.

Whether you can make all the connections or just one,  please put the following dates on your calendar. We never know what we will eat, who will be there or what the weather will be like (OK 100's) but we do know it is a good evening of enjoying positive fellowship, meeting new people and trying new things. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Blood Drive

Blood DriveRight here at our own location a Blood Mobile will be present for a blood drive three times during the academic year. We are planning on inviting the Friends (Quakers) next door to be a part. We will need to sign up ahead of time to insure enough donors. 

Dates are: 

  • October 20
  • January 22, 2017
  • April 23, 2017

All dates are Sundays after worship. 

Message from our Bishop

Grand Canyon SynodOnce again our nation has been rocked by the senseless and horrific act of one human being against other human beings. Once again our President has had to address our nation because someone filled with hatred toward another and possibly motivated by extremist religious teaching has chosen to act in violence, horrific violence. Now a nation, a community, a circle of friends and countless families have received the gut-wrenching news of a loved one being randomly shot down. Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Florida-Bahamas Synod shared Sunday, June 12, following the close of their synod assembly which gathered under the theme of “Let Justice Roll” this word to the Conference of Bishops of the ELCA.

Worship Time Change

Our 10:45am worship returns August 21.


  • to Blake Petersen for cleaning out the compost bin and emptying it of non-compost.Faucet
  • to Terry Pochert for selecting and buying and Eric Lehnhardt for installing a new faucet for the kitchen sink in the Campus Center

LCM Pool Party - May 2016

LCM Pool PartyLutheran Campus Ministry pool party, May 2016.

Pastor's Notes - Graduation

Pastor Gary McCluskey

There were a lot of thank yous at our 14th Annual Graduation Banquet.  There were a few tears as well.  There was good food, laughter, smiles, hugs, pictures, and introductions. It was pretty much like the 13 banquets that preceded this one. The faces and names were different, but the stories were similar. Beneath the backdrop of a running slide show of their photos from various LCM events each senior came forward to share their thanks and say something about their experience here as well as where they are now headed.

Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible Study will meet these Thursdays, at 7 p.m.:

  • Thursday, June 30 at Carmen Bieber's
  • Thursday, July 21 at Ellie Strang's
  • Thursday, August 18 at Kim Savage's

    Marcie Gest Mission Trip to India

    Marcie Gest, ULC member and wife of Darren and mother of Dean is a nurse. Marcie has been accepted to be part of a mission trip to India. Congratulations, Marcie! We can also collect supplies for Marcie to take for her trip. Below is part of an e-mail from Darren and Marcie regarding the trip:

    Marcie will be going to Hyderabad, India from October 29 - November 12 as part of a mission trip for her school to provide healthcare to leper colonies. They have to bring their own supplies, so below is a list of supplies they are collecting, so if anyone wants to donate, they would be greatly appreciated. Also Marcie would like to do an adult forum about it once she gets back, likely after the New Year.

    Note that a large part of the healthcare provided is wound care, so any supplies that can be collected for dressings are much needed.  Supplies can be put by the desk at the church entrance. Thank you!

    • Vitamins (adult and children)(gummies are great but tend to get melty due to heat)
    • Pain Relievers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen – Adult and Children)
    • Antibiotics – Oral (Ampicillin, Erythromycin, Amoxicillin, doxycycline etc) for both adults and children 
    • Ointments – Bacitracin, Triple Antibiotic, Neosporin, Polysporin, vaseline
    • Ear/Eye antibiotics and eye drops (saline flush and lots of 3 cc syringes no needles)
    • Scabies/Lice Lotion/Shampoo
    • Skin Ointments/Creams (antifungals, anti-itch with and without steroid (Hydrocortisone)
    • Non Sterile gloves (latex free also needed)
    • Sunglasses
    • Reading glasses (low numbers)
    • Toothbrushes/toothpaste (adult and kids)
    • Dressings /band-aids (lots of these, gauze wrap, 2x2s, 4x4s, cuban, etc)
    • Tongue depressors (not a lot)
    • Hand sanitizer (yes)
    • Betadine scrub (not a lot)
    • Hibiclens (not a lot)
    • Accu-checks
    • Stethoscope /otoscope/BPcuffs
    • Tums (or zanatac, pepcid etc)
    • Condoms
    • Empty pill bottles
    • Alcohol wipes
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin D
    • CTAs
    • Single use single unit scalpels
    Student Meals

    Thanks to all who provided meals for students last semester.A thank you gift is on the pool table in the Campus Center for you.  A sign up sheet is now on the moving bulletin board for fall semester meals. If you are paying for a meal rather than preparing/delivering a meal, please indicate so on the sign up. Thank you to all who so generously provide food for our students.

    Simply Giving
    For those who wish to have offerings transferred electronically to their church's account.


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