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

Happy New Year. Here's to many blessings in the year to come. I would like to thank everyone who purchased items for the Justa Center. I hope you are aware of what a blessing this will be for someone in need.
This year, Covid ran rampant across the country, and some of us lost friends or family members to it. The faith we have in God, however, has never been shaken. If we lose that, all of us will suffer. Let us keep the faith, spread the word and be that person who helps someone in need, because it is not all about material things, sometimes it is a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen, or the simple act of telling someone they matter, appreciated and loved. Sometimes a hug says it all. In 2022, let's make a difference, let's make everyone matter.

 God Bless
Wendy and Senior's Rock

Congratulations to Gabby Settembre who graduated in December from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and a Certified Nonprofit Professional Certificate.

Gabby was active here at Spirit of Hope attending youth activities, youth Bible Study and helping with Vacation Bible School. Hats off to our youth!!


Join this group on Tuesday morning, January 11th at 10 am. Click on the button below for directions.

No experience is necessary to join this group. Come and have some fun.

Coffee and a treat will be served!!
Dave Torgersen - 480-219-9343
Nite Lite

January 5th at 6:00 pm

All school age kids welcome
Bring a friend or two

Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues this week.
We pray for the health of: LaVonne Anderson, Bonnie Ostermann,  Tom Snodgrass, Lloyd Stucke, Eleanora Crise-Tomes, Lorayne and Dave Thompson, Mary Greimann, Ron Thomas, Ardis Johnson, Ethel Robbins, Linda Vandenberg, Marie Renda, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks  Stephanie Skansi, Darlene and Darren Holzipel, and Kim Husebye.

Pray for Peggy Thorne who is a past member, living in Ohio and sister of Irene Jeter. She is need of a lung transplant and is currently hospitalized. Please pay for hope for a donor and for the doctors and nurses to keep her body full of spirit. Peace be to Peggy! 

We pray for Pastor’s close friends – Chris Tjon and James Tjon.

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.
Next Monthly meeting is January 18th
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
January Worship Volunteers
Date     Reader                                           
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sunday Jan. 2 9:30 a.m. Ardis Johnson-Reader
Sunday Jan. 2 9:30 a.m. Eric & Jacqueline Shelbourn - Greeters

Saturday Jan. 8 5:00 p.m. Rosemary Brant-Reader

Now is the time!             
The ELCA National Youth Gathering is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota   
on July 23-28, 2022
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. We are currently registering our youth and will let you know how many will be participating! Cost per participant will be about $1400.  In the next months we will be having a number of fund-raising events to help offset the cost for each family. 
  If you would like to sponsor a child or make a donation please see Pastor Tony or place the gift in the offering plate. Thank You for your support! 

Each Sunday the youth are continuing to sell collectibles at a table in the narthex. The funds collected from this drive goes toward the cost of each youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July of 2022. Come and support the YOUTH of your church!   Thank You! 

Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month
(January 11th & 25th)

 Church Narthex from 1:00pm -3:00pm
Please contact Diane Thompson at 480-354-7897 to register!  

Did you know that we have a private Facebook page for Spirit of Hope? We post interesting articles, the newsletter, good things happening at church, pictures fromevents, plus members can post on the page as well! Membership is for SOH members only. If you are not already a member, please search on Facebook for Spirit of Hope (Not the public page called Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church), and ask to be added. A moderator will add you within a day or two.

The Rummage Sale is BACK! We want your STUFF and your TIME!

We are planning to hold the rummage sale on Friday, February 4th, 2022. Setup will begin on Monday, January 31. Drop off of your items for the sale will be between 9 and 3 PM and 5 and 7 PM Monday through Wednesday. We will need LOTS of volunteers. If you can assist a few hours or a few days, we'd love to have you. Sign up sheets will be posted soon.

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, January 12th at 9:00 am

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

Tuesday 1/11, 1/26 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