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

May 23rd at 9:30 am

Come celebrate with our three confirmands and their families this Sunday.

Kaden Shipley
Janice Giorsetti
Josie Giorsetti

Vacation Bible School is Back!

Yes! It is happening this year!  The week begins on June 28th through July 2nd 2021

Cost: $10.00 per student – Please register your child(ren) ahead of time on our website or call the church at 480-396-8300

Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
A small snack will be provided so please serve your children dinner prior to coming to VBS.
A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

I am confident of this very thing, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

  “Value” is defined as “the desirability or worth of a thing, attributed or assumed valuation.” Several factors go into determining value, such as the cost and effort required to obtain something; the purpose for which it is used; or the associations connected with it. 

    My grandmother had a beautiful Dresden plate that she had received as a wedding gift. As a child, I remember it being prominently displayed in her china cupboard which was a no-no to my brother and me. Today it is mine and priceless to me, not only because of its beauty, but also because it was hers. I also have an inexpensive mixing bowl that is valuable to me because it belonged to my mom. Not only is it valuable for this reason; it is also very useful in my kitchen. 

   What value has God placed on life? In James 4:14 we read, “Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” Jesus said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the knowledge of your Father in heaven. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:28-31) God has placed an infinitely great value on us. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

    Our Heavenly Father wants to increase the value of our lives. He who has begun a good work wants to perfect it. The Greek word translated “will perform it” means “will evermore put His finishing touches to it.” How important are the finishing touches on a college student’s senior project, a designed and sewn prom dress, the artist’s final touches of color on a painting, the last artistic touches of decoration on a wedding cake. These finishing touches transform a commonplace object into a work of art. Little touches, yes, but of the greatest importance! So God continues to put His finishing touches on our lives, to increase His investment in them and to make us more valuable to Him. 

Dear God, I know I am of great value to You because You suffered and died for me. I also know I am still very much a work in progress. I ask You to please continue to put Your finishing touches on my life that will bring it to perfection according to Your standards. You are the potter and I am the clay. Make me willing to be melted and molded according to Your way and brought to completion by You. In Jesus name, Amen 🙏

Morning Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m at Church
Bring your Bible and your coffee

No Bible Study Tonight - May 19th

Wednesday Nights at 6:00 pm at church

Pastor Tony will lead this Bible study and We are studying in depth the Book of ACTS.
Everyone present at the church MUST be wearing a mask for everyone’s protection. Masks are available if needed.
New Member Class
June 3rd  - 6:30pm

There are many of you that are expressing an interest in becoming a part of our church community through membership. We are excited about you continuing your faith life with us here at the Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church.
I would like to invite everyone to our next New Member Course occurring on JUNE 3, 2021 at 6:30pm. This orientation meeting will take place in the church sanctuary and will last about two hours. 

We will be social distancing. Please wear a mask when you arrive. This will be a chance to get to know others that will be joining along with you!  Later in June during a worship service we will be acknowledging those of you that have made the decision to become a part of our church family! If you are already a member and want to know more about your church please come!
If you have any questions concerning your new membership, please call me anytime!

Again, welcome!

The NEW monthly small group in my home . . . . where we gather to share a beer or a beverage and discuss theology. Any type of theology. We can try to solve the world’s problems too! Let’s begin this conversation on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at 6:30pm. Next gathering is May 18th. Feel free to bring your own beverage! 
People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people of varying religious traditions. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome, but needed.
Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair.   
Our Home Address is :  Carol and Pastor Tony Scheer - 
11133 E. Segura Ave - Mesa, AZ 85212
 (cross roads are Signal Butte and Warner)

Prayers –

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

 Special prayers for Ardis Johnson who had a small stroke on Sunday afternoon and is hospitalized at Banner Desert Hospital. We pray for Allen as he is worried about her and is anxious. Lord guide them in the days ahead and heal her sicknesses. 

Prayers for Ron Thomas Who was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday with a high fever. Comfort Linda as she waits the hours ahead.
Let’s also keep Steffie Eisele in our prayers who is still recovering from recent surgery. 

Prayers for Diane Reinhardt who has been in the hospital. Give her peace in knowing you are always with her.

We pray for the health of Delores Burchill, David Thompson, Ethel Robbins, Diane Sanford, Linda Vandenberg, Lynell Schleicher, Tom Snodgrass, Marie Renda. Linda Basler, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood, Darlene Holzapfel and our friend , Yueia.   
We pray for Linda K. Ruth R.
Prayers for Bonnie Gunderson's brother, Dwight.

We continue to pray for our friends Mike and Marsha Johnson.
Thank You all for continual prayers and for being a part of such as meaningful and special ministry for so many people.

Continue prayers for Debbie Kravec's friend, Kim who was in a major motorcycle accident. Be with his spouse Debbie Roy and give her patience and peace and strength. 
We pray for the spouses and families of those church members who have passed into the church triumphant this year.

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!

We Salute our Service People

How many of you have family in the service?

If you have a family member serving, please bring a 5X7 picture to church so we can honor them and update our “Salute to our Service Members”.

If you have a service member no longer in service, please let me know their name. You can pick up their picture in the office.
Any questions, feel free to call me.

Sandy Odmark

Volunteers for 9:30 am Sunday Services for May

                    Reader     Greeter
May 2       Linda        Debbie
                 Wilcox       Traynor
May 9       Emma       BaRB
                 Tolnay      Muth
May 16     Margaret   Art & Crystal
                 Anderson  Zander
May 23     Phil           Joann
                 Troiano     Reis
May 30     Raegan     Rosemary
                 Ward         Brant

Volunteer Readers and Greeters are NEEDED for Saturday night services. Please sign the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the Narthex or call Barb Kearns at 480-427-6776.

Greeters, please be at church 20 minutes prior to the service. Thank you to all of our volunteers!!

We are starting a small group for parents of children at Spirit of Hope. The purpose is to bring Gods ministry to a more personal level through fellowship and discussion.

•   Small groups are held once a week and follow the school
schedule (breaks off)
•   Groups will be held every Sunday evening 7:30 to 9pm Or
6:30 to 8pm.
•    Small groups will be for adults only.
•    Estimate of 6 couples give or take.
•    Small group nights will be structured around a biblical
message and discussion along with prayer and prayer
•  Small groups will have several family activities as well...
potluck Picnics, holiday parties, maybe hiking and
camping and outreach volunteering
We've just started meeting and would love to have you join us!
Please call and let me know if you want to join both Richard and myself! 😊

Phone number: 480-452-5088
Sharlah Reynolds

Senior's are rocking on Thursdays at 9:00 am. They have a great time rocking. We need you to join our happy group.

We are planning of some things to do this summer. So if you want to join the rocking rockers see you on Thursday at 9 am. We will leave the light on for you.

Those 3 words every person loves to hear and brings a long big smile to their face, and I'm not afraid to say them... We have cookies, or cake and of course coffee.
See you Thursday


January 2022

We have been able to confirm at least 8 of us who are able to make the trip to the Holy Land this January! If you too, are interested please contact me and we’ll get you set up. We will be having a website page to go to for registration soon! The trip will include most biblical excursions in and around Jerusalem including Bethlehem and Nazareth. 

As your Pastor I will make the connections in Bethlehem to meet with the Bishop of the Lutheran church in Jordan and the Holy Land. 

At this time prayerfully consider this opportunity. The more people that will be participating, the cheaper the trip will be for everyone. Right now we guestimate the trip to be around $4,000 or less. Please contact the church office or Pastor Tony if you are interested. (909-435-5200)

Join us for Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group
on the
1st Thursday of the Month at 10 am at
The Summit at Sunland Springs- Assisted Living.

Led by Hospice of the West and Social Worker Lisa S (602) 343-6422

RSVP Not Required
Please check in for COVID screening at the Memory Care Lobby. Masks are required.

All are welcome!

For anyone ready to receive the Lord’s Supper
On Sunday, June 6th at 10:30 a.m., we have scheduled a summer session of our First Communion Instruction class. This course is for our young people who are asking deeper questions regarding receiving the Lord’s Supper and are entering the milestone ministry of First Communion. This course is open all children of all ages. Parents and youth can attend this special class that teaches youth the meaning of communion.
The Lord’s Supper is provided to anyone who is baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. There are no prerequisites! It is a free gift as baptism itself. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites first communion to take place as early as the same day of infant baptism.
Please contact the church office if you are interested in having your child participate in this event.  Phone - 480-396-8300