We are grateful for the faithful efforts of our predecessors and of future members to be good stewards of our beautiful sanctuary.
ALC Church History
Our first worship service at Sun Dial Recreation Center with 187 in attendance
Chapel built in what had been the choir room and narthex
The first worship in our brand new Sanctuary at 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd with 632 members
Added Administration building and enlarged Fellowship Hall
Dedication of Columbarium with 288 double niches
Mortgage burned at 25th Anniversary Celebration
Dedication of Cassavant-Freres Pipe Organ
Purchase of new 32 passenger bus; former bus gifted to Martin Luther School
Columbarium enlarged to 432 niches, roof and seating added
“Moving Forward in Faith” Capital Campaign
$4M of renovations and improvements were completed for the entire campus and parking lot, including the sanctuary. The campus was further augmented with a storage building, administration offices, and commercial grade kitchen.
“Sparked by the Spirit” Stewardship Campaign began
ALC expanded their Stephen Ministry outreach that began in 1982 and were encouraged with the efforts of Rev. Otto Wedul when he became Associate Pastor in 1986. Historically, we are one of the top three churches in the world in terms of size of our Stephen minister program.
ALC began an on-going relationship with Pan De Vida Lutheran Church in Surprise, AZ with after-school tutoring, summer Bible camp, and financial and food support.
Wednesday Night Alive program was launched to offer mid-week fellowship opportunity and worship experience
ALC Members Malcolm & Maybelle Estrem gifted the Grand Canyon Synod with the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center
Designated Sun City’s “Best Places to Worship” and received the “Servant of Christ” award from Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Navajo Mission Walk for Water raised over $50K to help build a new well on the Navajo Nation. We continue to support the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission at Rock Point with clothing, food, and supplies.