September 28, 2022

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To Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church
2605 S Signal Butte Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209

In-Person Services

5 pm Saturday

9:30 am Sunday

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

Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! We will provide lots of treats, a bounce house, and tractpr wagon ride. There will be hot dogs and chips available for a small donation.


Where: Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church

       2605 S Signal Butte

       Mesa AZ 85209


When: Friday, October 21, from 6 – 8 PM

We need decorated trunks and lots of treats.  

The Maintenance Committee has scheduled a work morning on October 1st at 8:00 am to do some tasks around the church.  Your help would be greatly appreciated doing what you can. 

Any questions, please contact Barb Kearns at 480-427-6776

“ Your Word is Truth” - NEW BIBLE STUDY -

Wednesday evenings – 6:30 pm in the

 church entrance

  Lead by: John Rung 

Bible Study with Pastor Tony

 - Tuesdays, 10:30 am at Spirit of Hope

This Bible study will be on the Epistle Letters and New Testament Books – we are beginning the first book of Thessalonians 


Thursday Afternoon Women's Bible Study

 The Women’s Bible Study meets every Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the church, We’d love to have you there.

To God be the Glory, Dar Stucke 

Morning Bible Study – “Too Big For Starbuck’s”

Thursday mornings at 6:30 am at Church

Bring your Bible and your coffee

Lead by: Bobbi Edwardson 


Council has voted to resume in person communion beginning October 1, 2022. It will be optional, so those who prefer to receive communion in their seats can still pick up a cup upon entering the sanctuary.



We are still looking for people to fill up some of our teams: especially education team and outreach team. Please notify Rosemary if you are interested. You do not need any special training or background., just a willingness to share ideas and be of service! That means YOU!  

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

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 continue prayers for Pastor Tony and family. 

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, Diane Reinhardt, Ruthie Piasecki and Lois Lorts and Diane Thompson.

Prayers for Donna Miller's friend, Morris in Thailand  suffering with cancer.  

Chris Tjon and James Tjon, Curtis Peterson, Matthew Stackoiwak, Mike Tucker Jenna Marley, Joan Gose.

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 is cancelled for this month.  

    Worship Volunteers


Saturday 5:00 PM


Date     Reader                     Greeters   


10-1  Bobbi Edwardsni    Wendy Sontag


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Sunday 9:30 AM


10-2 Terry Williams     The Torgersens

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 9:00 at the IHOP Restaurant at

(Signal Butte & Southern)

See you there!!

Happy Birthday to all of you.

October 3   John Brandau

October 3   Jerry Nelson

October 4   Sue Irwin

October 6   Ken Vandenberg

October 7   Sue Perkovich

October16   Shirley Hofer

October 17  Paula Stone

October 21  Chris Klick

October 22  Vicki Camacho

October 25   Mary Myer

October 26   Diane Thompson

October 31   Kaye Miller

October 31   Donald Kuehl


Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month

(October 11th & 25th)

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.

We will be engaging in a special stewardship program called Sparked By The Spirit which looks at the different ways we can give of ourselves for the ministry of Christ’s church. YOU are the church and each one of us has a special role to carry out in our ministries. This program is a challenge for you to see how you might be able to make even a BIGGER difference for Spirit of Hope.