Phone: 480-396-8300
Office Hours are Tuesday 9:00 to 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 27th at 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 28TH at 9:30 am

This Sunday, Palm Sunday, we will be having a dedication prayer for our new Baptismal font which was given by Alan Gursky and his family in memory of Frank and Pat Gursky who passed away this year. This font is dedicated to all the children of Spirit of Hope as Frank and Pat held a special place in their hearts for all children. 

Join us for the journey to Easter!  We will be worshipping in the sanctuary.

Maundy Thursday Service – April 1st at 6:30 pm
Good Friday Service – April 2nd at 6:30 pm
Easter Saturday – April 3rd at 5:00 pm
EASTER SUNDAY – April 4th at 8:30 am and at 10:30 am       

 We are collecting funds and flower donations to decorate the large cross on the altar. Please send your donations through the offering or mail them in. We will be placing buckets of water outside the front doors of the church beginning on April 1, Thursday night before Easter. 

You will be able to bring flowers for the cross through Saturday morning. We will be decorating the cross beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 3rd. Come and join us in the preparations for Easter Sunday!  

This year the Easter lilies for the altar will be purchased with the funds received last Christmas for the poinsettias. 

Thank you to those who donated to this fund! 

Coffee with the Pastor ONLINE    
Every Wednesday
at 9:00 am

You are invited to join me on a ZOOM call… this is how you do this. Open your internet browser, Copy and paste the link below into the address line. We will go live starting at 9:00 am.

or call into the meeting, using your phone to one of the following numbers:

Please add – phone numbers =   1-346-248-7799

When prompted add the following information: 
Meeting ID: 640 106 1099

EVENING BIBLE STUDY - Every Wednesday Night at 6:00 pm

Meet at the church and we will be also be on line through the ZOOM application using the same log-in address as we use for the Coffee time with Pastor.
Pastor Tony will lead this Bible study and we will be studying the scriptures that will be read at the next Sunday worship service.
Everyone who is to be present at the church MUST be wearing a mask for everyone’s protection. Masks are available if needed.
If you are not able to join us here at church, please log on to this ZOOM video call on your computer or phone at 6:00 pm.
Join us anytime! or call into the meeting, using your phone to one of the following numbers: Please add – phone numbers = 1-346-248-7799 When prompted add the following information Meeting ID: 640 106 1099 See you there!
Morning Bible Study

When: Thursday mornings
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Where: Church
What: Bring your Bible and your coffee

A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:15

   One day a woman saw a little boy holding a sparrow with a broken wing. She said, “Son, would you like me to take this sparrow home and nurse it back to health? I promise to bring it back to you.” The little boy thought for a moment and then said, “If you don’t mind, I’ll take care of it myself, because, you see, I understand this bird.” At first the woman didn’t understand what the child meant, but when he stood up it became crystal clear to her. She saw that the little boy’s left leg was in a cast. Because he was crippled, he understood the problem of the suffering bird. 
   God, in the person of His Son, came to earth and lived as a man. He was subjected to all the trials and testings of life, yet was without sin. Thus, as our High Priest, He can sympathize and comfort as no one else can. Someone who has been tested and tried as we have is best able to understand our feelings. 
   Our Savior understands when we are heartbroken, and He shares the experience with us. He knows when we are lonely, discouraged and disappointed. He understands when we are misunderstood. He never misjudges us. He knows our weariness and loneliness. He knows about pain. There is no one so tender and sympathetic as He. Today, whatever your temptation, whatever your infirmity, whatever your problem, He is very near, understanding and sympathizing, bringing comfort to your heart as no one else can. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. 

Dear God, I know You were truly man and shared all the problems that seem to surface in our lives today. Bring strength and comfort to all Your children who need it today. Let them feel Your loving arms around them, holding them securely. And then restore to them the joy that Your salvation brings. In Jesus name, Amen🙏

Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues this week.

We pray for the health of Linda Vandenberg, Lynell Schleicher, Diane Reinhardt, Tom Snodgrass, Jim Sanford, Marie Renda. Linda Basler, Ethel Robbins, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood, Darlene Holzapfel  

Prayers for Bonnie Gunderson's brother, Dwight MacMonagle.
We continue to pray for our friends Mike and Marsha Johnson.

We pray for the spouses and families of those church members who have passed into the church triumphant this year.

Alan Gursky who lost his mother, Pat Gursky
Sylvia Humleker who lost her husband Finn
Linda Wilcox who lost her husband Larry.

May the God of good health and happiness restore all who are struggling this week with the many situations people in our lives are struggling. Thank you for your presence and give us the joys of everyday life!

Hi everyone!
My name is Gabby and I am affiliated with Public Allies, an Americorps branch focused on leadership development and supporting non-profit organizations. As part of the program my team and I are collaborating with AZCEND, a non-profit organization with a long standing history in Chandler and the greater East Valley. They focus on providing a myriad of services ranging from food distribution to assisting the homeless population.

I am eager to share with you an opportunity to participate in a special drive to assist AZCEND in collection and distribution of food/hygiene items during the month of March. The collection of these items will directly benefit individuals and families during difficult times. There will be two bins located at Spirit of Hope, one for the collection of food items and one for the collection of hygiene items. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can give from the list of items below. Thank you so much for your contributions!!

I will be at the 9:30 Sunday service on Palm Sunday and if you have any questions feel free to reach out and talk o me and also at [email protected]

Please drop off your donations in the boxes in the entrance of the church. Thank you.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2022 @ Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions and scheduling complications we have decided to POST-PONE our 2021 VBS theme: Concrete and Cranes until summer/fall of 2022. We have already began the planning for this event and will be looking for volunteers soon. Let us know if you are willing to be a part of the planning team! Call the church office at : 480-396-8300
Fry's Community Rewards

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards. To get started, sign up with your V.I.P. Card and select Spirit of Hope as the local organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your church every time you shop and use your V.I.P. card.
SOH Organization number is 80606
Amazon Smile

A quick and easy way to support SOH when you shop at Amazon is to shop Look for SOH and Amazon will make a donation to Spirit of Hope Church every time you shop. When everyone does this, it helps give a little extra money to our church.