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

Spirit of Hope Lutheran – Grief Support Group

Wednesdays beginning August 31 through November 16

We will be meeting at the church from 6:30- 8:00pm

For more information please contact Karen at 701-739-2570
Peace be with you!  ·    

Breakfast with your Friends
Join us for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 9 am at the IHOP Restaurant at
(Southern and Signal Butte Rd)  
See you there!!!

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts Retreat
Sponsored by
Grand Canyon Synod Growing in Faith: The Diakonia Program
August 6th, 13th, and 20th 2022 
9am-12noon via Zoom

Our retreat leader is Rev. Stewart McDonald. A long-time Diakonia instructor, he is leader of the courses in the Tucson and Grand Canyon Synod Online cohorts: Images of the Church in the Bible and Beyond; and Daily Life of a Christian. He has led this Spiritual Gifts retreat a number of times. Diakonia students and graduates have found this process to be very enlightening and practical as part of their faith development journey. 

Register at >Home Page >Events/Retreats       
Zoom Link will be provided

Questions - Contact:

Our youth off to camp last week. They thank all of you for this opportunity.

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.
Please pray for quick healing for: Nicole Jesson, Diane Thompson, and Donna Miller. 
We pray for the health of: LaVonne Anderson, Tom Snodgrass, Eleanora Crise-Tomes, Ethel Robbins, Frieda Pyles, Stephanie Skansi. Darlene and Darren Holzipel, Moine Gates, Naomi Hensen, Mike Tucker, Diane Reinhardt, and Ruthie Piasecki

Chris Tjon and James Tjon, Curtis Peterson, Matthew Stackoiwak, Lois Lorts and Jenna Marley.

Please pray for Cleo Hansen and her family in the death of her husband – Don Hansen . Services will be held at Spirit of Hope on August 4th.  

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!  


Beer and Theology is the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This month it will be on August 16th.

    Worship Volunteers
Saturday 5:00 PM
Date     Reader                     Greeters                        
8-6    Rosemary Brant    Mike/ Deb Snyder
8-13  Melody Oliver       Wendy            
8-27 Cal Schell                  Steve/Bonnie Ost.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sunday 9:30 AM
8-7    Karen Gowan    Mike/ Deb Snyder
8-14 Mike Stark          Art/ Crystal Zander
8-21 Phil Troiano        Vicki C & John Rung
8-28 Deb Snyder       Terry/Marilyn Williams

Greeters: Please be at church by 4:40 pm on Saturday and 9:10 am on Sunday.


To provide a donation for Ukraine online, go to:

All funds collected in the HUNGER JAR are designated for the Ukraine refugee program through the ELCA .  

Happy Birthday to all of you with an August Birthday

Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month
(August 9th & 23th)

Church Narthex from 1:00pm -3:00pm
Please contact Diane Thompson at
480-354-7897 to register!  Or just show up. We would love to have you.

End times    

What if the Second Coming
has already come,
and those fearful faces,
expecting judgment to rain down
from the tormenting skies
(lifting the raptured
and leaving the rest of us behind),
had it all wrong?

Time is an illusion,
physicists say.
Everything that ever
has been or will be,
is happening right now.
Is it too much to hope
that Love is still with us;
to believe that soft
and sweet-scented child
lying peacefully in a manger,
among the angels and animals,
still reaches out,
longing to hold and feed us;
still waits to light this
pitch-black winter of our souls?

Maybe the dawn of Love
is as real and omnipresent
as the spreading darkness.
Maybe the judgment has already come
and we have been found not perfect,
but at least worth
a second chance.
The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce & other Losses Grief Recovery Method® Informational Presentation
Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 6 - 7 pm
Space is limited RSVP today!
Shirley (480) 273-3343
The Summit at Sunland Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care 2415 S. Signal Butte Rd. Mesa, AZ 85209
The action-oriented Grief Recovery Method® is different than therapy and helps individuals move beyond the over 40 losses that can affect your life. Learn how to complete “unfinished business” and return to a full state of “aliveness”.
  • Whether your grief or loss is from: Death, Loss of a career, Divorce, Loss of trust, Loss of health ot Empty Nester
The goal of The Grief Recovery Method® is to help you complete your relationship to the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss. While death and divorce may seem to be the most obvious losses, our groups are not limited to those losses. There are more than 40 life events that can produce feelings of grief.
The Grief Recovery Method® helps grievers deal with those things they wish might have been different or better. It gives them the chance to address their dreams and hopes for the future, which is not the future they had planned. It helps them address the words left unspoken. It helps them with the lost relationship that they thought would cause them pain for the rest of their lives. All these things may sound too good to be true, but this research shows that this dream of a better tomorrow is very possible, thanks to the Grief Recovery Action Plan!
Attend the presentation to learn more about the upcoming 8 week workshop that starts Thursday, August 18, 2022 at The Summit at Sunland Springs!
“Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken brain. All efforts to heal the heart with the head fail because the head is the wrong tool for the job. It’s like trying to paint with a hammer—it only makes a mess.”
― John W. James, The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses
Presented by:Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist
Shirley Lafferty, Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist
Erika Russell-Cline
Please RSVP to
(480) 660-3124