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

All in person services are cancelled until further notice. The church office is open only on Tuesdays from 9 to 1 pm.


The Annual Congregational Meeting of Spirit of Hope Lutheran will be held on January 31st at 11:30 am outside in the back parking lot.

You may stay in your car or bring a chair to sit outside by your car keeping social distance.

We need all of you in attendance to meet the quorum and to approve the nominees for council and the 2021 budget.

Welcome to our friends and family at the Summit

Our Spirit of Hope weekly newsletter is distributed at the Summit each week to help share the love of Christ with all who read our articles. We have added a few messages from our small groups such as the Seniors Rock group and the Women’s Afternoon Bible Study. Special thanks to Wendy and Dar for your input each week!    We invite those of you to attend any event you might be interested in here at Spirit of Hope! We look forward to meeting more of you! 

A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

 Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

  Life is not always calm and pleasant. The way ahead may be dark. Problems may arise. We may face troubles and trials. God’s Word gives us spiritual exercises to strengthen us at such times. 
  We are to rejoice in hope because our God is the God of hope. Whatever the situation, we can rejoice because our hope is in Him. Not only do we rejoice in the hope that He will meet our immediate needs but also in the hope of Christ’s return for us, which Paul calls “that blessed hope” in Titus 2:13. 
  We are to be patient in every trying situation. Without patience we “flare up” and “fly off the handle.” Often, many times a day, I pray for patience to deal with something, and when our four children were young this was almost a constant prayer out of my lips. With patience we can have the peace and poise of endurance under pressure. 
  Our prayer lives are to be instant, enduring and faithful. This is the source of our spiritual strength. Tennyson is quoted as saying, “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” We can never overestimate the value of prayer. 
  A little four-year-old boy had gotten a new sled. After a big snowstorm, a street in his town was roped off so that the children might play on it safely on their sleds. When his mother went out to see if all was well, he called to her, “Isn’t God happy to see me having such a good time on my new sled?” God was very real to the little boy, and he was happy in the assurance that his Heavenly Father was interested in his daily life. 
God is certainly interested in our daily lives. We can rejoice in our hope in a God who is all powerful. We can be patient in tribulation, knowing that He is near to comfort and encourage. We can be steadfast in prayer, for He has promised to hear and answer.

Dear God, I know that You sincerely care about me. Help me in my pursuit of these three goals in my daily life. I do thank, love and praise You for all my blessings. In Jesus name, Amen

Prayers –

Please continue to pray for Pastor Tony and Carol Scheer as they continue to recuperate from Covid-19. Pastor received a negative test today.

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

We pray for Ken and Linda Vandenberg who are struggling with the affects of Covid. Linda is an “at risk” patient and is really weak. 
We continue to pray for Diane Thompson as she struggles with pneumonia and Covid. Clear her lungs and give her strength to go about her day to day activities.

Please keep praying for Larry Wilcox as he is again hospitalized with multiple health concerns. Give Larry the strength to fight and the knowledge that your loving mercy and power are with him each new day.

We pray for the health of Barb Kearns, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood.

We pray for Diane Reinhardt as she enters into the battle fighting off the colon cancer she was just diagnosed. We pray you continue to feed her with a great attitude and positive energy. Let her know you are fighting with her through every session of medical care.

Prayers for Bonnie Gunderson's brother, Dwight MacMonagle, fighting the corona virus and Hodgkins.

Prayers for Carl McCoy's neighbor , Monte Lange, who had surgery for a brain anuerysm and has a long recovery ahead of him.

Prayers for Diane & Allen Thompson's grand-daughter who is pregnant and having complications.

We also need to pray for Marie Renda who is currently hospitalized for serious infections in the colon. She has been hospitalized a lot in the past month and is getting tired. Lord, we pray that you strengthen Marie physically and keep her strong mentally and Spiritually. She knows you are present and finds peace through all our prayers. 

Prayers for Rosemary Brant's friend, Anita, who is struggling with cancer.

Please pray for comfort as the family of Frank Salazar grieve from his death. May Donna Blad and her son Brian feel the presence pf your comfort Lord. 
Prayers for Herb Rauworth and family on the loss of his wife Sharon.

We pray for the spouses and families of those church members who have passed into the church triumphant this past month especially Sylvia Humleker who lost her husband, Finn Humleker  last week to multiple organ failure and Covid. 

 Alice Lundquist just passed into the Church Triumphant. Her husband, Don, passed away last fall. Please pray for Debbie Krikorian, daughter of Alice, and her family as they prepare final affairs for Alice. 

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!

2020 Contribution Tax Statements

Tax statements for 2020 will be emailed or mailed by January 30th to those who gave over $500.00 in the year. If you gave under $500.00, you may request to have your statement sent to you.

Thanks again for all your giving throughout the year, whether in money or your time and talents. We appreciate everything done in "Making Christ Known" in our community.

Message from ELCA Bishop Eaton

Responding to events at the U.S. Capitol last week, ElCA Bishop Eaton reminds us that we pray for peace and safety for all who are in harms way.

Eternal God, amid all the turmoil and changes of the world your love is steadfast and your strength never fails. In this time of danger and trouble, be to us a sure guardian and rock of defense. Guide the leaders of our nation with your wisdom, comfort those in distress, and grant us courage and hope to face the future; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Grocery cards

It’s that time of year again where we find many people in our community that are without the basics to get through the holiday season. If you are able please pick up a few cash cards and bring them to Pastor Tony to distribute as needed.  

Fry's Community Rewards

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards. To get started, sign up with your V.I.P. Card and select Spirit of Hope as the local organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your church every time you shop and use your V.I.P. card.
SOH Organization number is 80606

Amazon Smile

A quick and easy way to support SOH when you shop at Amazon is to shop Look for SOH and Amazon will make a donation to Spirit of Hope Church every time you shop. When everyone does this, it helps give a little extra money to our church.