2605 S Signal Butte Rd

Mesa, AZ 85209


Services: 5:00 pm Saturday

9:30 a.m. Sunday

February 7, 2024

Reflections by Council President

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Financial Report

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Monthly Calendar  Click Here

A New Member Class will be held on Saturday, February 10th starting at 10-12 pm. If you have filled out a gold sheet you are set to go and if you have not filled out a sheet and are interested in joining Spirit of Hope, please check at the Info desk in the narthex to get your sheet or just come to the class. We look forward to your joining our family.

Grief Support

Wednesday 7-8:30 pm

At Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church

Karen Gowan is the leader.


We are once again asking for new underwear donations. All sizes for men, women & children are welcomed.

A collection box will be available in the narthex for the month of February.

Donations will be given to two local nonprofit organizations who are helping individuals & families facing difficult challenges:

- A NEW LEAF ( also known as CAFFA) and GENESIS PROJECT.

Thank you SOH for your continued support in helping others.

Lenten Services 

This year our Wednesday Lenten Services will be a little different. Services will begin at 5:30p.m. and the soup suppers will follow but not on Ash Wednesday. Each week, members of our congregation will lead the prayer services. Ashes will be given on Ash Wednesday. 


2/14   Ash Wednesday : Bobbi Edwardson

2/21   John Rung

2/28   Debbie Hall

3/6    Tina Gilson

3/13   Marcy Fleming

3/20    John Rung

Calling All Woodworkers

This Friday, February 9th anyone interested in woodworking come to Dave Torgersen's home at 2740 S. Teakwood Circle. We have church projects to work on and also enjoy a cup of coffee and treat with great conversation.

See you there!! Dave 480-219-9343

   One hour…one time!

Get ready to share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for this congregation in our listening circles!

Sign up for the Listening Circles at the table in the narthex by the front door.


There are 6 members of the Transitional Committee that will be meeting with the congregation starting on February 10 and 11th, after the Saturday and Sunday service. Members of the Committee are Deb Hall, Marcy Fleming, Jackie Shelbourn, Dar Stucke, Craig Thomas, and Daryl Wilton.

The meetings will continue until March 9th and 10th. Each of the available committee members will be meeting with groups of 3 to 5 interested people for no more than one hour. The committee members will be asking each participant 7 questions about the past, present, and future of Spirit of Hope as will as characteristics desired in a new pastor.

Signup sheets for “listening sessions” will be available beginning this weekend, Feb 3 & 4, at the church. If you are not attending the church this weekend you may call the church at a time when the office is staffed after this weekend to sign up. 

The “Listening Sessions” are designed to gain knowledge from the congregation for our reports that will be going into the synod as we seek a new pastor. 

Speaking for the transitional committee we are looking forward to getting together with you in the coming month.  

Daryl Wilton

Last Game Night before Lent is tonight, February 7th from 4pm-6pm

Open to all - - Men and women!! Bring a friend, bring a neighbor. Come and have fun with a lot of laughs!

Choir Practice

Fridays at 4:00 pm

All singers welcome

Any questions, contact Choir Director, Gene Eggen at 701-721-9595

To all SOH Members who have attended a Cursillo or Trosh weekend:

We are holding a monthly Utreya Meeting at Spirit of Hope on February 17th from 1 to 3 pm. We hope all of you will come. If you do come and want to help, please email me at Pgtroiano@aol.com.

Phil Troiano

Thanks to the Facilities Crew for trimming trees in the back. They even got cookies after three hours of work.

This is how the workers finish their work by jumping in the dumpster.

Thanks again. Barb Kearns

There will be another work day for more outside work on February 17th. Please come and help. Thanks.

TUESDAYS – 10:30am in the large classroom

Lead by Pastor Dave Hall


 The TORAH is the compilation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, namely the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

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 

Women's Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

The Thursday Women’s Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM in the church classroom. We will continue our study from the Gather Magazine.

New members are always most welcome as together we grow in God’s GRACE and LOVE. 

Dar Stucke


Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues, anxiety, etc.

Pray for: Linda W, Marie, Nicole, Colleen, Jerry H, Kathy S, Amber G, Diane, Lois

The daughter of Delores Burchill and sister of Mary Myer, Cindy Burchill has passed on to the church triumphant. Prayers for their comfort and strength at this time of grief.

Prayers for the family of Ron Thomas who passed away last weekend. Healing prayers for his wife, Linda Thomas who is still in the hospital. May Ron rest in peace and may God bless and guide them in the days ahead.

Lord, guide all who are struggling this week with health, loss and grief.

Help us be angels that shine the Light of Christ upon them giving encouragement as they need. Amen

  • To be added to the public prayer concerns list, contact prayerteam@spiritofhopelutheran.com. If you would like to add someone else to the public prayer concerns list, please obtain their consent first.

  • If you are ill, someone is hospitalized, or there is a death, call the Spirit of Hope Office at 480-396-8300.

  • Names will be removed from the prayer list after three weeks. If you want to go back on the prayer list, please contact the church office or email to prayerteam@spiritofhopelutheran.com.

               Worship Volunteers


Saturday 5:00 PM


Date     Reader                     Greeters                        

2-03  Daryl Wilton        Max & Alice

2-10   Melody Oliver     

2-17  Craig Thomas     Bob/Jo Frazer

2-24  Tina Gilson          


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Sunday 9:30 AM


Date     Reader                     Greeters                        

2-04  Karen Gowan         Hans & Diane

2=11  John Rung             Erik & Patrick

2-18    Margaret Anderson  Joe & Kari

2-25    Dar Stucke            Sam & Diane


Greeters: Please be at church by 4:30 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday.

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Arizona (LAMA) spent Thursday, January 18th at the state capitol where they were able to meet with 38 of Arizona's legislators to bring the 2024 advocacy focus. The focus this year will be hunger (as always), homelessness, civic engagement (voting rights) and water issues in Arizona. These are the topics we as Lutherans will be watching for bills that come before the legislators this year. 

Tina Gilson, Marcy Fleming, Margaret Anderson, Floyd Anderson, Steve Crofton and Karen Crofton attended this year's event. 

Meetings were interesting and fruitful. We look forward to next year.

Interested in learning more? Check out lamaz.org for more information, or talk to Tina or Marcy.


Diakonia is presenting a seminar on the perils of Christian Nationalism on February 17th. Registration information is included in the image. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Gilson at 414-517-6505.

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Breakfast with your friends 

on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am at the IHOP Restaurant at (Signal Butte & Southern)

See you there!!

February 1    Terry Williams

February 4     Viviane Piaget

February 9      Al Voss

February 15    Sam Small

February 15    Karen Gowan

February 15    Delores Burchill

February 16    Steven Steele

February 16    Bob Brynsaas

February 17    Keri Ann Koppendrayer

February 20    Kassius Gurrola

February 22    Pat Eggen

February 24    Glen Boysen

February 25    Harry Glass


Phone: 480-396-8300

Email:  admin@spiritofhopelutheran.com

Email:  president@spiritofhopelutheran.com

Website:  www.spiritofhopelutheran.com