Member of the ELCA

A Stephen Ministry Congregation

  Special weekly classes and monthly programs are held at Shepherd of the Desert,

both in the morning and evening. If you have any questions on their content, please feel free to call our church office.

    Wondering what's going on here at Shepherd this month? Check out a short synopsis below. 

    For more information, click on the Bulletin and Newsletter tabs to the left.

5:30PM Supper   -   6:00PM Bible Study


WOW and Bible Adventures will resume 

April 11, 2018 with MOSAIC - Josh Thompson

April 18, 2018 Adult & Children - Luther Film, Part 1

April 25, 2018 Adult & Children - Luther Film, Part 2




Founder’s Room

Classes begin at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm

April 12, 19, 26, 2018

The Book of Revelation





Take a break and have breakfast with us

on the last Saturday of the month

for free pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice.


All are welcome.

Call the church office if you’d like to help.


Are you a Sunday Worshipper?

A Saturday Worshipper?

Need a night off from cooking or washing dishes?


The first Saturday of every month

at Shepherd of the Desert we enjoy a tasty meal

made by one of our wonderful cook teams.


Everyone is invited to join in.


This is a great opportunity to meet new comers to the church, catch-up with those you haven’t spoke to in a while, or that you may not know because you attend church on the opposite day. So don’t be shy.


The next opportunity will be

Saturday, May 5, 2018

at 5:30 pm.






Daughter/Granddaughter Banquet: The SOD Men’s Ministry is sponsoring a banquet to honor all the Daughters and Granddaughters in the congregation as well as the friends of SOD. The men will be doing the cooking and table service (yes, even the dishwashing)! Although it is near Mother’s Day we are calling it the daughters & granddaughters banquet (since every daughter was born to a mother)! This grand event will be held on Wednesday, 9 May at 6 PM in Walton Hall! This event is courtesy of the men but a complimentary ticket will still be required (helps us men figure out how many groceries to buy)! Tickets will be available beginning 7 April in the church office and from a Men’s Ministry

representative in the Narthex prior to worship beginning 7/8 April. You must reserve your ticket no later than 1 May!


     Gather Magazine Bible Study

1st Wednesday of every month 9:30 am

In the Conference Room


All Ladies of Shepherd of the Desert are invited to our monthly Gather Magazine Bible Study. This is a great opportunity to begin the New Year studying God’s promises with fellow believers. We will give you the first few months of the magazine free while you wait for your subscription to begin arriving. This magazine is full of excellent topics relative to our faith. Won’t you join us? The next meeting date will be: April 4 , 2018.

Call to subscribe to the GATHER Magazine

1-844-409-0576 or visit their website online:



NAU Lutheran Campus Ministry 

2018 Dinner Non-Musical

Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church 

11025 N. 11th Avenue, Sun City

April 14, 2018

$15 per ticket

             Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00


What happens when a hapless, confused

college freshman ends up in Jerusalem circa 33AD?

Join us for Metanoia,

LCM’s 2018 dinner non-musical,

a different take on our usual dinner musical.

Call the Church office to reserve your ticket. 




This Month and

Every Month


 Tremble Clefs

Singing has been shown to help those afflicted with Parkinson's Disease. This choral group meets every Wednesday at10:00 a.m. and performs for group

homes, etc., during the year.  Contact the church

office for more information.


                                      AA Meeting


If you or a loved one is in need of their services, AA holds a weekly meeting, Saturdays at 2 pm. Contact Gene at 623-572-5332 for more information.