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

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

What does God want of me?
What kind of ministry is God calling me to?
How am I to serve God?
Do I have a spiritual gift?
What is it?
How am I to use it?

Perhaps you have asked yourself these questions. 

To help you answer them we are sponsoring a retreat called Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts. Through a series of exercises and conversations you will be guided in a process of discernment about your gifts. By the end of the retreat you should know the gifts God has given you and begin to understand how God wants you to use them.

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. 

So come join us on this adventure of discernment and answer the questions you have been asking yourself. All are welcome!

Register at >Home Page >Events/Retreats       
Zoom Link will be provided

Questions - Contact:

Volunteers Needed to help prepare pancake breakfasts for the Homeless

If you would like to help, meet at Spirit of Hope on Sunday, July 31 at 5:45 am if you would like to carpool. Or meet us at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix at 7:00 am. If you have any questions, call Tine at 414-517-6505. There is a sign up sheet on the counter in the Narthex.


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 .  

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.

Please pray for Cleo Hansen and her family in the death of her husband – Don Hansen . Services will be held at Spirit of Hope on August 4th.  

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                        
7-2    Rosemary Brant      Darrell/Linda Wilton
7-9    Cal Schell         
7-16  Rosemary Brant
7-23  Melody Oliver         Wendy Sontag
 7-30 Melody Oliver
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Sunday 9:30 AM
7-3    Mike Stark            Layla Haddad
7-10  Debbie Snyder      Erik/Jackie Shelbourrn
7-17  Margaret Anderson  Brian/MaryBeth Bracken
7-24  Terry Williams       Art & Crystal Zander
7-31  John Rung             Mike & Debbie Snyder
Greeters: Please be at church by 4:40 pm on Saturday and 9:10 am on Sunday.

Survey Responses:

In an effort to be sure we are meeting the needs of our congregation and “Making Christ” known, we have asked you to complete a couple of surveys. We had 73 people respond to the “in Church on paper” version and 21 people took the online version.
We learned from the paper version that we needed to be clearer with our questions. I think we did a better job on the second one. But the 3 things that were consistently mentioned in both surveys were:
·      Music is very important to everyone’s worship experience, and most were happy with
the current uses of music at each service.
·      We are doing a good job with fellowship, but even more opportunities would be appreciated.
·      There is some interest in a Fall BBQ or chili cook off.

The responses were very helpful. It tells us where we need to put our energy and resources so, thanks to all who took the time. Also, you do not need to wait for another survey. If you have an idea or concern you can always approach any member of the Church Council or feel free to email me (Rosemary) at This is YOUR Church.

Happy Birthday to all July Birthdays

Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month
(July 12th & 26th)

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.

Dementia Q & A Group - Part support, Part insight = All Real 
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (new time) at The Summit with Leader Pam Ostrowski

Lori Marsh, Outreach Director
The Summit at Sunland Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care
2415 S. Signal Butte Rd. Mesa, AZ 85209
Cell 480.955-1633  Fax 480.718.8533
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The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce & other Losses
Grief Recovery Method® Informational Presentation
Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 6 - 7 pm
The Summit at Sunland Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care 2415 S. Signal Butte Rd. Mesa, AZ 85209
The action-oriented Grief Recovery Method® is different than therapy and helps individuals move beyond the over 40 losses that can affect your life. Learn how to complete “unfinished business” and return to a full state of “aliveness”.
  • Whether your grief or loss is from:

  • Death
  • Loss of a career
  • Divorce
  • Loss of trust
  • Loss of health
  • Empty Nester
The goal of The Grief Recovery Method® is to help you complete your relationship to the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss. While death and divorce may seem to be the most obvious losses, our groups are not limited to those losses. There are more than 40 life events that can produce feelings of grief.
The Grief Recovery Method® helps grievers deal with those things they wish might have been different or better. It gives them the chance to address their dreams and hopes for the future, which is not the future they had planned. It helps them address the words left unspoken. It helps them with the lost relationship that they thought would cause them pain for the rest of their lives. All these things may sound too good to be true, but this research shows that this dream of a better tomorrow is very possible, thanks to the Grief Recovery Action Plan!
Attend the presentation to learn more about the 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