CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 480-396-8300
Email: admin@spiritofhopelutheran.com
Website: www.spiritofhopelutheran.com
Office Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 to 1:00 pm

New Covid 19 Worship Recommendations

The Council met last week and discussed changes that might need to be done for our Worship guidelines. We have suggested that we ask you to continue your social distancing in the sanctuary. It is also STRONGLY SUGGESTED that we wear a mask while in in the building and in worship. We will continue to sanitize all areas of contact following every worship service. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thursday Afternoon Women's Bible Study

Masks are Recommended

  The Thursday Women’s Bible Study will take a recess until the Thursday after Labor Day which is September 9th. We will begin a new study at that time, about the Holy Spirit, from the September through November GATHER Magazine. This study will last for three months. Come and join us. We always meet at the church on Thursdays at one in the afternoon. We’d love to have you there. 
To God be the Glory,
Dar Stucke
Nite Lite

Wednesday, September 1st
6:00 to 7:00 pm

All school age kids welcome
Bring a friend or two

Morning Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 6:30 am at Church
Bring your Bible and your coffee

This month our youth participated in an outreach project where they filled over 120 gallon size bags with snacks and nutrition bars that are to be given out at the border to the asylum seekers. 

Thank you to all of YOU who helped in this project by supplying the snack items which made this project possible! Way to reach out Spirit of Hope!  
Lutheran Disaster Response – Give where needed the most
HUNGER JAR - Each week we put out our plastic HUNGER JAR to make a difference in the world through our Outreach efforts. All the funds that we collect from this jar go to help in specific ways throughout the world. Your Council voted to designate all the funds that are received through the Hunger Jar through the rest of 2021 to go directly to the ELCA Disaster Response Fund.
Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. Find resources for you and your congregation to get involved, spread the word and help raise money for people affected by disasters.
These are some of the most recent places the ELCA has made a difference

Haiti Crisis                                                             
Asia-Pacific Disaster Response                           
Hurricane Response                                             
Coronavirus Disease 2019             
U.S. Flooding                                                          
Middle East & Europe Refugee Crisis             
Dementia Q & A Group

No matter what stage your loved one is in you have questions and concerns. Join us for a real conversation about cognitive decline, Dementia,
Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Decline. Part support, part insight... All Real. 

Open to Families and Loved Ones
Tuesday’s, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19
4:30 pm- 5:30 pm  

             Group Leader, Pam Ostrowski, uses her 14-year dementia journey with her parents to be a Dementia guide helping families accept, prepare for, manage, and cope with the challenges, tasks, and decisions that they’ll have to make in the coming years.
In person and on zoom 
Interest list forming
please RSVP to Lori@thesummitaz.com
(480) 955-1633
Meeting at
 The Summit at Sunland Springs 2415 S. Signal Butte Rd


SECOND and FOURTH TUESDAY of the month
(September 14 & 28)
We will be playing in the narthex from 1:00pm -3:00pm

Please contact Diane Thompson at
480-354-7897 to register!  

Breakfast with your Friends and Pastor
 
Join us for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 9 am at the IHOP Restaurant at (Southern and Signal Butte Rd)   
See you again next Wednesday, September 1st at 9 am. 
 
Next Monthly meeting is September 21
Come gather and share a beer or a beverage and discuss theology. We can try to solve the world’s problems too! We meet on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at 6:30pmFeel free to bring your own beverage!  Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. 
  Carol and Pastor Tony Sheer 
11133 E. Segura Ave - Mesa, AZ 85212

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

 We pray for Pastor’s close friends – Chris Tjon and James Tjon who are both struggling with very aggressive cancers. We pray for comfort and hope for the treatments to work and allow their bodies to heal.

We pray for Wendy Sontag who is travelling to New York to visit her brother who is on hospice and not expected to live beyond a few weeks. May God strengthen this family during this very difficult time.  May her brother be given peace knowing our Lord and Savior is awaiting with loving open arms.

Jerry Hansen who is recovering at home now. Bless Dorothy and her family during this stressful time in their lives.

We pray for the health of Mary Greimann, Ron Thomas, Ardis Johnson, Diane Reinhardt, David Thompson, Ethel Robbins, Diane Sanford, Linda Vandenberg, Tom Snodgrass, Marie Renda, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, and Kevin Hicks. 

Continue prayers for Debbie Roy close friend, Kim Husebye who was in a major motorcycle accident.

Thank You all for continual prayers and for being a part of such as meaningful and special ministry for so many people.

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!     AMEN.
Volunteers for August Worship Services
 
 SATURDAY 5:00 PM
 
Date    Reader              Greeter                          
 
8/28 Cal Schell
 
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SUNDAY 9:30 AM
 
8/29 Linda Wilcox Allen/Diane Thompson
This Article is from the Grand Canyon Synod
The Seniors Rock ministry at Spirit of Hope, Mesa
Wendy Sontag, with Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church in Mesa, writes to share the good news of their Seniors Rock ministry, which meets every Thursday for a variety of activities.
Read more in this post, and be sure to share your ministry story with us.
Wendy writes:
Senior's Rock meets every Thursday where we do a variety of activities. Other than packing lunches for Grace Lutheran, we've sent items to troops and a woman's shelter in the past.
We made 50 bags for the homeless this past week. In addition to the water bottle, socks, toothpaste, soap, a clean washcloth, and toothbrush, there was also a water bottle to keep.
We will have a free will bake sale in November, and the proceeds will be used to buy new items for the Justa Center. Also, we put up gift tags, where the congregation is awesome and helps out.
 I am very pleased that Lucinda was kind enough to share her talent's with you. I am hoping you enjoy her work as much as I do. I am hoping to get a poem in every week. If you enjoy it as much as I do drop me a line so I can let her know. Thanks
Wendy
 
Here is a little paragraph so you get to know Lucinda and one of her poems. I started writing poems when I was twelve. I now have 2 books published. Coffee with Jesus and A Second Cup with Jesus. Both are weekly devotionals and can be found on most websites, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and WestBow Press.
My latest is "God in Adversity---Getting through Coronavirus and other life struggles."
All can be ordered via my blog where I also post devotions and "today's special" every day.
https://devotionswithlucindaberryhill.com/
I’m also on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
 
A Window of Hope
There's always a window.
There's always a hope.
When you know the Lord Jesus
It's easy to cope.
'Cause there's always a plan.
There's always a way.
With God, it is possible.
We just need to pray.
Sometimes life is stressful
When we find doors are closed.
But God shines His light
To a window of hope.
'Cause we're not left alone
To face our own problems.
God, He is with us
To conquer and solve them.
When you know the Lord Jesus,
You have peace for your soul
Because there's always a window
Of glorious hope.
Lucinda Berry Hill author