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!  ·    

Memorial Service for
Dick Schultz
Sunday - August 21st following the worship service.

In memory of Dick, we will be serving waffles during the reception time after worship. Memorial service will begin at 10:45am. Come and enjoy Dick’s favorite breakfast! 

On August 19th our youth and Pastor Tony will be joining the D-backs and hundreds of churches from across Arizona at Chase Field as we host Faith & Family Night on Friday. 

The game is against the St. Louis Cardinals at 6:40PM.
The D-backs are thrilled to host this special night of unity and fellowship, featuring postgame D-backs player testimonials and an exhilarating concert from Grammy award winning band Switchfoot!

A special thank you to one of our congregational members for making this special night possible for our youth!

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.

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            
8-20 Rosemary Brant
8-27 Cal Schell                  Steve/Bonnie Ost.
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Sunday 9:30 AM
8-7    Karen Gowan    Mike/ Deb Snyder
8-14 Mike Stark         Sam/Diane Small
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 .  

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.

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.

 Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign
Donate bottled water to help the homeless and unsheltered during the summer

June 1 - September 30

You can drop cases off here at church. Cash donations are also accepted.

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:

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