Phone: 480-396-8300
Office Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 to 1:00 pm
Council News

Early in March, the council will meet for a day of reflection, prayer, and planning. I encourage all of you join us in praying for discernment before this meeting; asking God to guide us to follow His will for our Church community in “making Christ known”.
Also, please feel free to talk to any of us on Council to express your dreams, suggestions, or concerns about our Church. I will be available after both services this weekend so feel free to talk to me in person. I am sure all the Council members would be glad to speak with you as well. You can also email me at
Covid has really changed the Church (all churches) in many ways, but our mission remains the same. Please help us by communicating your needs or the needs of others so that we can address those in our planning meeting!
Rosemary Brant
Council President

 Thank You!
Thank You for your years of servanthood in the church!
We would like to extend a word of thanks to two very special people who have been a HUGE part of our leadership team for many years and have passed the torch to others -- Sandy Odmark & Duane Gilson.

Please say thank you to these very special people who have worked for many years to assure ministry occurs within this place called Spirit of Hope! Thank You!  

Spirit Of Hope Youth Cordially invite you to The 2022 Spaghetti Dinner

When: Saturday, March 12 – following the 5 PM service

The evening will feature auctions, raffles and All You
Care To Eat Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs,
Salad and Dessert

More information to follow!
All proceeds benefit the Youth as they plan for future events.

Spirit of Hope Choir is singing again and we want you to join with us in song!!

Practice is happening on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am before services.

Any questions, please call Karen Torgersen, 480-219-9343 or Gene Eggen, Choir Director, 701-721-9595


Join this group on Tuesday morning, March 8th at 10 am in the garage of Dave Torgersen at 2740 S Teakwood Circle in Sunland Springs Village.
Dave Torgersen - 480-219-9343
Nite Lite


Worship services are at 6:30 pm

Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues this week and especially with all Covid, colds and flu cases.
We pray for the health of: Mike Stark, LaVonne Anderson, Tom Snodgrass, Eleanora Crise-Tomes, Mary Greimann, Ethel Robbins, Marie Renda, Frieda Pyles, Kevin Hicks, Stephanie Skansi, Darlene and Darren Holzipel, Moine Gates, Margaret Anderson, Dick Schultz, LeAnne Strand, Don and Cleo Hansen.
Chris Tjon and James Tjon, Bob Anderson, Tammy Martinson, Curtis Peterson, Lois Lorts,  Jenna Marley, and Rose Marie Zobel
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.

Next Monthly meeting is March 15th
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 Scheer 
11133 E. Segura Ave - Mesa, AZ 85212

         Worship Volunteers
Date     Reader                     Greeters                        
2/5     Rosemary Brant     Joyce Seabaugh
2/12                                   Wendy Sontag
2/20  Bobbi Edwardson    Max/Alice Tiede
2/26  Jennise Arcuri        Max/Alice Tiede
** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2-6    Ardis Johnson         Tina Gilson
2/13  Phil Troiano             Eric & Jacquiline
2/20  Margaret Anderson  Hans & Diane
2/27 Mike Stark                John Rung &
                                          Vicki Camacho
Greeters: Please be at church by 4:40 pm on Saturday and 9:10 am on Sunday.

February Birthdays

Terry Williams           1
Mary Berge                3
Al Voss                      9
Terry Heckman         12
Delores Burchill       15
Karen Gowan         15
Sam Small             15
Dianne Sanford       16
Bob Brysaas             16
Joanne Trapp          22
Pat Eggen                22
Glen Boysen            24
Ron Smith                26
Ruthie Piasecki       27

Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month
(March 8th and 22nd)

Church 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, March 2nd at 9:00 am

Lent begins this year on March 2nd with ASH WEDNESDAY service at 6:30pm. 

We will be also having our Soup Dinners each night beginning at 5:45pm starting on March 9th. Please contact the church office if you are interested in bringing one of your favorite soups to share!
We will be using HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER as our liturgical worship for Mid-Week Lenten Services 
Beginning ASH WEDNESDAY – March 2nd we will be designating all funds from the HUNGER JAR to be given to this drive. Please support the ELCA World Hunger Program!  

This Lent you're invited to journey into the wilderness with us and God. Together with fellow supporters you will pledge to work to end hunger during ELCA World Hungers 40 days of giving.

For nearly two years, we have seen the number of hungry people around the world rise sharply, watched as food pantries and soup kitchens expanded to serve an ever-growing number of guests, and longed together in hope for a just world where all are fed.
 Beginning WEDNESDAY - March 9th 2022 -MidWeek LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICES at 6:30pm
Pastor Tony’s weekly message will include A 7 week series exploring the basic question:  WHY CHRISTIANITY?
More than ever people today are inquiring questions of faith. Most seekers are only half familiar with superficial aspects of Christianity, hopeful of there being greater depth than has been found so far in our community. If you are curious, insistent, looking for something to believe in but not ready to leap without good reason, this worship series is for YOU! So, "Why be Christian?”....come and find out!
Throughout this worship series we will be confronting religious questions and wrestle with the of basic Christian convictions about Jesus and God, about religious belief and the human condition of sin, about inauthentic forms of Christianity, about what is missing in human life today.
Using Douglas John Hall’s accessible and straightforward book “Why Christianity? For those on the edges of faith,  we will confront the following questions in this 7 week series:
1. Why Christian?
2. Why Jesus?
3. Saved from What? For What?
4. But How?
5. What's the Difference?
6. Why Church? And by the Way, What about "the Others"?
7. Is There Any Hope?
"It's that kind of doubting faith--or faithful doubt--that I want to dialogue with here. I think I understand it. It's where I live too, most of the time." --Douglas John Hall from the “Why Christianity? For those on the edges of faith

Did you know Lions Clubs collect old eyeglasses and hearing aids which are of great use to people all over the world? They are sorted, cleaned and given out to people locally in Mexico and shipped to other countries.

We have a box on the back counter in the narthex by the Information Booth. Please drop off your used items so they will benefit others. Thank you from the SSV Lions Club. The Lions motto is "We Serve". Any questions please contact Lions Dave & Karen Torgersen at 480-219-9343.

Dementia Q & A Group - Part support, Part insight= All Real 

Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at The Summit

Ask me about our Outpatient Memory Clinic 
Lori Marsh, Marketing Director

The Summit at Sunland Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care
Memory Clinic at The Summit
2415 S. Signal Butte Rd. Mesa, AZ 85209
Cell 480.955-1633