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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 Season of Easter


Coming's time to enter the current world of technology in worship at Mt Calvary.  AVR, a very reputable company in the Phoenix area, will be installing two large screens, one on each side of the chancel (altar area) and a video projector for each screen.  This will enable us to project the Liturgy and music onto the wall in a very readable size for all worshippers. Pastor Poedel will also use this system to illustrate his sermons as appropriate.  This system will also be used for Chapel Services on Tuesday and Thursday mornings by our high school.


Please be assured that this will be a very professional installation and will add to the dignity of our Traditional, Liturgical Eucharistic worship at Mt. Calvary.  The new system will also be very functional for the contemporary format used by our high school and, eventually, for a second Sunday Eucharistic worship service in that format.



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!


For years now, Padre Dave has been a member of a Lutheran Order for Clergy called The Society of the Holy Trinity (STS).  You can learn about how seriously he takes his Pastoral Call by checking out the "Rule" of the Order here

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 as something very unique happens at Mt Calvary: whenever we gather, God shows up!  He brings us His gifts of the Word and 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.  It's all pretty different from your average church where you gather to give something to God, receive a sermon and then go home.  Think about this and join us...we are very different, you know?


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.

ATTENTION: Volunteers with LCMA Cursillo and Tirosh youth activity: This link leads to the necessary background check in order for you to work with our youth or volunteer with LCMA at Mt Calvary. Please follow this link to complete the necessary online application.

Click here


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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