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Grace in the Desert

An Oasis for the Soul






“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast.”  

Ephesians 2:8-9

No matter where you are in your faith walk, please join us. If you are new to your faith, please come and grow with us. If you are already well along in your faith journey, please join us as we are the hands, feet, and face of Jesus in the community and the world. And if you have lost your way, please join us to find your way back to a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus.

Grace in the Desert does all that is humanly possible to live into the Grace that has been so freely given to us by our Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus and the working of the Holy Spirit.  We believe that we are to spread that Grace to the entire world, no matter who, what, when or where God calls us to do so.  

We are a new church -- and small right now -- and are looking to partner with other like-hearted people who want to spread Love and Peace to a hurting world through our presence in the community we serve. We believe that, no matter our size, we can be mighty in our service to those who need what we have to offer -- the Love and Grace and Peace of Jesus. 

Upcoming Events

Along with everyone else in the United States and the World, we continue to deal with the impacts of the corona virus. We pray with and for those who are impacted and those who are on the front lines of this pandemic. In addition, we are also dealing with a divided nation -- it saddens me that we are not able to come together during this time and do what is right for each other and for our nation. This is not what God has in mind for us -- He wants us to love everyone, just like He does. He doesn't want us to disagree based on political, ethnic, religious, or racial lines. He wants us to embrace the diversity that He has provided in our nation and our world and use it to make things better. It is so important right now that we gather as one in this nation and in the world -- and that we gather around the One who can bring us comfort, strength, and peace in very uncertain times. Generally, that would be through worship. In light of this pandemic, we are unable to worship with our usual crowd on Sunday mornings. However, we are not going to let Satan win -- he will not stop us from hearing the Word of God -- so we will continue to provide worship opportunity via Facebook Live. While our music license does not allow us to livestream music, we will be doing everything but the music moving forward. The first Monday in September is Labor Day and our worship on the first Sunday in September (September 6) will be a celebration of that day. Pastor Ceri will be on vacation on September 13, but Pastor Shealds Smith will be filling for her -- he is an awesome pastor and speaker. When Pastor Ceri returns on September 20, we will begin a message series and Bible study on "Grace is Greater." Especially in the Lutheran church, we talk a lot about Grace -- it's thread runs all through the Scriptures in both Old and New Testaments -- but how many of us actually allow ourselves to EXPERIENCE the Grace God extends to us. Join us as we explore this concept of experiencing the Grace of God in all circumstances of our lives... This message series will take us to the Reformation as we will also explore Grace in relationship to that Reformation.


"All Work and No Rest ..."
Worship on FB Live about 10:00 a.m.





"What's So Great about Grace?"
Worship on FB Live about 10:00 a.m. 



"Grace is Greater" Bible Study -- Introduction
via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.



"Grace is Greater Than Your Guilt"
Worship on FB Live about 10:00 a.m. 
"Resurrection Revisited"
Pastor Shealds Smith
Worship on FB Live about 10:00 a.m.



"Grace is Greater" Bible Study -- "Grace is Greater Than Your Guilt"
via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.





Help Those In Need

“And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." 
At Grace in the Desert, we believe it is important to not only take care of our own, but to take care of those in the community. The monies we collect are used to support our needs as a congregation and to support those ministries to the marginalized that we feel are important.  Please see our "Give" page for more information.

Acts 2:44-45

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Church Office:  623-233-1200

Church Fax:      623-233-1201

Worshiping at

Saguaro Room

2145 South Farnsworth Drive

Mesa, Arizona 85209

Please do not send mail to this address

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 7367

Surprise, Arizona 85374

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