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Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church

"where grace abounds...."

welcoming, learning, liturgical, evangelical, catholic, reverent, baptismal and eucharistic.

A Historic Church in the heart of north-central Phoenix;

living out the Great Tradition with God's people of today


The Sundays after Pentecost (Ordinary Time)

Why aren't you in church on Sunday?  We have room for you and will welcome you if you come in peace and desire to know the love of God personally in your life.  Don't put it off....come, already!

God offers you His peace that passes all understanding and we know how to deliver that peace to you....please, don't put it off!

Go here for the details....c'mon, click the link, already.


On Sunday, September 13, we celebrated the merger of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church and Valley Lutheran High School

Our sanctuary/school chapel was nearly full with Mia Koehne leading our worship and praise music with excellent congregational singing.  The Church Council offered copious amounts of ice cream following the service.


A full sanctuary!



Music by Mia Koehne

Liturgy by Pastor Del King (left) and Padre Dave Poedel (right)              Sermon by Padre Dave

The Commissioningand of Peter Schimm as a Minister of the Gospel.

The Inistallation of Sarah Williams, Peter Schimm and Dr. Harvey Tidwell

Robert Koehne, VLHS Principal Lori Doyle, President of VLHS Board, Ed Cooley, President, Mt Calvary Board, Padre Dave, Pastor of Mt Calvary and Chaplain/Theology faculty at VLHS.

MM Jon Haar, Director of VHLS/MCLC Facilities and Campus

Gloria Burns, Cathee Sheffield  serving up the ice cream after the service.       


                             Pictures by Rick Scholz




Pictures from the Potluck Lunch with our Kunama Community on 23 August 2015. 




Pictures by Luther Ashkaba.



The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at every gathering at Mt Calvary!

LINKS of interest:


Listen to a podcast of a recent SERMON from our Sunday Eucharist in English. (You can also find and subscribe to these sermons on iTunes at no charge.)


JC Playzone is a fun place for kids to play cool games and learn about the Bible too! Parents, check this out for your kids... and it's FREE!

Valley Lutheran High School! Our teachers and staff are an amazing group of Christian educators.  Our students receive an excellent college prep program, grounded in our Lutheran tradition.  Please contact our school @ 602 230-1601 to learn about enrollment. 

Additionally, we recommend that all folks who pay Arizona income tax take advantage of the direct Tax Credit available for donations to the Valley Lutheran Scholarship groups.  Call the school office to learn more about providing scholarships to deserving students. It is a joy for our church to be in ministry with this wonderful school.


Now that you have learned a bit about us by spending some time here, will you please consider joining us soon because something very unique happens at Mt Calvary: whenever we gather, God shows up!  He brings us His gifts of the Word and His very own Body and Blood in the Holy Eucharist ! Our job is to prepare to receive them.  We do that by confessing our sins and then immediately receive God's forgiveness.  We sing praises to God and offer our prayers and our offerings of money and time.  Think about this and join us...we are very different....


Padre Dave Poedel, STS, Pastor


Show others where you worship God by displaying our new MCLC window sticker. FREE!!! 

These go on the outside of your rear window, and they apply very easily.  Get one (or more if you have other places to put them) in the Office.



The San Damiano Cross, as found in our sanctuary

(click on the Cross to learn more about the history of this icon)

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