Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Tanque Verde Lutheran Church ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) located in Tucson, Arizona.

WORSHIP SERVICES: Saturdays 5:00 p.m. Sundays 8:00 a.m. Sundays 9:15 a.m. Sundays 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m

Mission: Our Mission: To Follow Christ Jesus and Share His Love. Our Vision: To Become a Dynamic, Inviting, Growing Church, Participating in God’s Mission for the Sake of the World.

Help us see our online community! Post a picture in the comments of you or your crew worshiping this morning!

This weekend Sunday School includes a special service project for Sunday Funday. Visit the pick-up table today or tomorrow 9am-3pm to find all the supplies you need to make a card for one of our homebound members.


Do you know Jennifer? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Growing up in church singing grandpa's favorite songs was one inspiration that led TVLC's Choir Director Jennifer, to pursue a career in music.


tvlc.org Jennifer is the Director of the Chancel Choir and the Children’s Choir. Favorite part of your job? Jennifer loves getting to work with people who love to sing. Why work in a church? Jennifer claims she “got lucky.” She loves music and people. Favorite church memory? Singing her grandpa’s fav...

Sunday Sunrise

We hope you join us for livestream worship this weekend on Sunday morning at 9:15am. We will have Bishop Deborah Hutterer from the Grand Canyon Synod as our guest preacher, sharing a message of Jesus' peace and presence in the midst of fear and uncertainty. The service will be available to view any time after the initial airing. tvlc.org/livestream

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

A very special thank you to the quilters group at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, who made 250 reusable masks and delivered them to our Aging & Disability Services direct care worker staff. Our providers couldn't be happier with them and are grateful for the extra protection it provides them and their clients.

Easter Sunrise

Join us as we celebrate the hope and victory we have in Jesus! Worship begins at 9:15am at tvlc.org/livestream!

There is no Easter without Good Friday. Join us tonight at 7pm. tvlc.org/livestream

Join us tonight for Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm! tvlc.org/livestream


It’s Tevah Time! Google Classroom Edition! | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Now more than ever it's important to stay connected. Join us for some Tevah Time!

tvlc.org By: Pastor Stephen Hilding For several months now, we have been thinking about how God is calling us to build Tevah as we seek to support, care for and encourage one another — especially in new ministry terrain. This image was tag-lined by our students to include, “Tevah- Where Youth Are Just Th...

Thank you to the TVLC Quilters and Knitters who have made cloth masks to share with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and the TVLC family. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of the coronavirus. You may pick up masks for you and your family from the bench in front of the church office Monday – Friday between 9am-3pm. A $5 donation per mask is suggested and will be donated to the food bank at our ministry partner Interfaith Community Services.

Palm Sunday worship is live now at tvlc.org/livestream!

Join us for our final Wednesday night Lenten service at tvlc.org/livestream


Do you know Sherri? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Meet Sherri, TVLC's very own Wonder Woman! http://www.tvlc.org/do-you-know-sherri/

tvlc.org Sherri is a Worship Leader and Handbell Director. She produces the TVLC Highlights, worship bulletins, video presentations, and operates our sound and video equipment. Typical day? Sherri takes her daughter to school and supports the church and church staff until school is over. Dinner is family tim...

Tune in to worship at 9:15am at tvlc.org/livestream. And then post a picture of your streaming setup!

Wednesday night worship starts soon! Tune in at tvlc.org/livestream

Who else is ready for church? Worship, including children's sermon, starts at 9:15am at tvlc.org/livestream!

Join us for online worship this weekend! 5pm Saturday, 9:15am Sunday, or whenever you have time at tvlc.org/livestream

Tune in tonight at 7pm for some wonderful music and a message from Pastor Josh. www.tvlc.org/livestream


Do you know Lars? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Meet Lars, TVLC's amazing and dedicated organist/pianist!

tvlc.org Lars is the Organist/Pianist for TVLC. Typical day? Lars spends a fair amount of time each day on the internet as an administrator for several music discussion forums. He also serves as a board member for the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Favorite part of your job? The congregati...


Update From The Pastors | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Urgent Update: Worship services will be held online only starting this weekend

tvlc.org 3/14/20 UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE Dear Friends, We would like to lead with the news you most need to know, beginning today we will only hold worship online via livestream and will suspend all other on-campus events through March. For now, we will be streaming services on Saturday at 5pm and Sun...


Do You Know Brenda? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Meet Brenda, TVLC's amazing and dedicated bookkeeper!

tvlc.org Brenda is the bookkeeper for TVLC. Typical day? Pays bills, processes giving records, processes payroll, prepares monthly financial reports, and answers all the questions that go along with these tasks. Favorite part of your job? Interacting with staff and congregation members! About you? Brenda was...



We need 2 more golfers to fill out our foursomes for this Saturday's Hole-In-One for Haiti golf outing. Talk to Pastor Josh ASAP if you can play.


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Nine Ways to Make Newcomers Feel Welcome (Hint: It’s not just about saying “Peace be with you.” ) | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Remember when you were new?


tvlc.org By: Vickie Denning, Stewardship   Have you thought about what it’s like to be a newcomer in our church? What was it like for you? Did you find the right driveway? A parking space? Could you find your way around campus? Were you greeted? Were you greeted with genuine warmth and interest? If needed...


Got Gifts? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

For that person who has it all, try a non-traditional gift this year!

tvlc.org By: Vickie Denning, Communications   Okay, let’s be honest. Sharing the joy of Christmas can be … really tiring. We shop for the perfect gifts and rack up the miles on our odometers, the step count on our tracking devices, or the clicks on our web browsers. We search for thingamajigs, doodads, ...


Have you googled why you should be a generous giver? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

With the holidays upon us have you given this any thought? http://www.tvlc.org/have-you-googled-why-you-should-be-a-generous-giver/

tvlc.org By: Vickie Denning, Stewardship   Some of us google everything, so of course I did. And, the results were … disappointing. According to the 513,000 results, you can grow taller, thinner, better-looking, and younger by being generous. Okay, maybe that’s not what the actual results were. But, for...


Irvin, Reuter named Greater Tucson Leadership's Man, Woman of the Year

Congrats to TVLC member Barbie Reuter!

tucson.com The winners were lauded for their professional, personal contributions to the Tucson community.


Did you see what we did now? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

What’s not to like about this special weekend? At TVLC, we dedicate one weekend each year to join with ELCA members across the nation to make an impact in our communities.

In doing so, we celebrate who we are as the ELCA — one church living out its daily calling to love our neighbors.


tvlc.org By: Vickie Denning, Communications   What’s not to like about this special weekend? At TVLC, we dedicate one weekend each year to join with ELCA members across the nation to make an impact in our communities. In doing so, we celebrate who we are as the ELCA — one church living out its daily cal...

East Tucson Macaroni Kid

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Hi. My name is Jim and I’m an Alcoholic. | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

An amazing inspirational story of commitment and faith! http://www.tvlc.org/hi-my-name-is-jim-and-im-an-alcoholic/

tvlc.org By Jim Menne as told to Vickie Denning   Looking back, I realize my AA journey began in 1953. I was in the Army and I began drinking — over-drinking — with my buddies on Saturday nights. After my Army stint was up, I returned home and began making nightly rounds to watering holes. I married, ha...


TVLC Food Ministries: Do they really matter? | Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Check out the TVLC News Blog for stories and news on our congregation and community! http://www.tvlc.org/tvlc-food-ministries-do-they-really-matter/

tvlc.org By: Vickie Denning, Stewardship   When I was 17, I visited the home of a new friend. The single-parent home was well-kept and looked much like my home. The parent was at work, so when it was mealtime my friend and I went to the kitchen and opened the cabinets. The shelves were bare. We opened the r...


And the Top 11 East Tucson Gold Daisy Preschool Nominees Are...

Our wonderful preschool is in the running for the BEST preschool on the east side! Please take a moment to vote! You can vote daily. ✏️📚

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Financial Peace University

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Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, is looking to fill the position of Nursery Supervisor.

This is a part time position with a general schedule of three (3) hours each Sunday morning.

The supervisor oversees the operation of the church’s caring ministry for infants and preschoolers. The supervisor must be dependable, love infants and children, and be physically capable of lifting 30 pounds, sitting on the floor, moving around the nursery, and changing diapers. Infant and child CPR and first aid certification (or the ability to become certified) are required.

Detailed Job Description and Application available in the church office, or via email.

Contact Joe Paugh, Business and Facilities Manager at [email protected] or 520-798-5067.

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From this weekends Kid Cental at The Gathering. #tvlcfamilymin

TVLC Kids learning about Gods love and how God made us all in our very own way. Here we see our order kids lead reading the Bible to our younger ones at The Gathering. #tvlcfamilymin

Family Ministry at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Many thanks to the members of TVLC who made this trip possible. #tvlcfamilymin

The mission trip team is heading home. Thank you to the staff at Sacramento Camp and Conference Center for hosting us and being so incredibly kind. #missiontrip #youthmin #tvlcfamilymin

If you didn't get a chance to cast a vote for which pastor had the best high school hair, now is your chance

Thanks for the prayers and support. We have all arrived safely for mission trip. #tvlcfamilymin

The group made it safely up to the mission trip location at Sacramento Camp and Conference Center. Here are a few pics from our journey. Did you find the baby turkey?

Look out for this week's 'Connect' to learn more about all that happened with VBS at TVLC.

Thank you to the over 45 volunteers and countless hours of work that made this possible. #Group #VBS #kidmin #youthmin #tvlcfamilymin


Celebrating Juneteenth: Remembering the Past While Looking Forward

gcsynod.org On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation freed 3.1 million of the nation’s 4 million enslaved people. On June 19, 1865 enslaved Africans in the state of Texas and parts of Louisiana received word of their emancipation 2.5 years later. The celebratory date is known as Juneteenth (June plus...

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8625 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
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