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King of Glory
Lutheran Church
2085 East Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
480.838.0477

480.820.4127 (fax)
e-mail: info@kogaz.org

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About Us

Bringing Faith to Life

These words are the embodiment of this church’s mission call to reaffirm our faith in God, our desire to learn and grow, and inspiration to find new outlets for our personal journey of faith.

The elegant crown logo is simple. There are a number of compelling elements within the design of the stylized crown that symbolizes the King of Kings. Four people express their celebration of the Lord by lifting their joined hands toward heaven. They are a community – of faith, of joy, of celebrating God’s glory. Their joined hands suggest cooperation, unity of purpose and even a sense of family. They stand on a soft arc, representing the halo associated with the promise of everlasting life for all believers. The white shapes between the four people create simple arches – windows to our future and a tribute to the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This icon embraces our aspirations of calling our parishioners and friends to develop their personal faith in Jesus Christ while prayerfully seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance as we grow in our spiritual life and in service to others.

The colors gold and purple also have meaning. Gold reminds us of a precious gift given by one of the Magi at the glorious time of our Savior’s birth. The color purple suggests regal bearing – the color of Kings and Christians as “a royal priesthood!” Together, these colors reinforce a monumental mission that “This is our Lord’s church, and we are privileged to be a part of this which is the greatest enterprise in the world. We represent the good news of Jesus’ love for all.”
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History

Early in 1969, four acres were secured on Southern Avenue in Tempe. A call was extended to Roger, Barbara and David Gordon (soon joined by Susan) and the first worship service was held at Tempe Mortuary on Southern Avenue in October of 1969. The fledging congregation met for the first time in their new church sanctuary at our current site on February 14 1970. The 274 founding members named the church King of Glory.

King of Glory now flourishes as a congregation of more than 3,800 members and 2000 friends. King of Glory grew both fiscally and in accordance with a physical and programmatic Master Plan crafted in 1970. With the addition of numerous additional buildings and a glorious pipe organ, we have created a beautiful church campus. We remain dedicated to creative worship, strong youth ministry, active fellowship life, adult education, outreach, and missions.
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Communion

We practice open communion at KOG. This means that if you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you are welcome to commune with us. We believe it is our Lord's invitation to which all of us respond, our Lords's table around which we gather, our Lord's gifts we receive. Communion is served every Sunday at the 8 a.m. service. It is served the first and third Sundays at all services.
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Membership Information

If you have an interest in joining King of Glory, please complete and return a Request for Membership form from the church office or the Welcome Center in the lounge. Attend the next scheduled new members class, four consecutive sessions on Monday nights in the fall or spring, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., with Pastor Roger Gordon. Sessions are open to all adults who may wish to learn of the basic teachings and practices of the Lutheran Church but are not yet decided about membership. If you have conflicts with Monday evenings, please call Roger. Child care available upon request.
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Office Information

Phone: 480.838.0477
Fax: 480.820.4127
E-mail: info@kogaz.org

Church Office Hours
Office Hours
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Monday thru Friday

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