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

Join us on the journey to Easter!  We will be worshipping in the sanctuary.
Wear a mask.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE – April 1st at 6:30 pm
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – April 2nd at 6:30 pm
EASTER SATURDAY SERVICE - April 3rd at 5:00 pm
EASTER SUNDAY – April 4th at 8:30 am and at 10:30 am       

 We are collecting funds and flower donations to decorate the large cross on the altar. Please send your donations through the offering or mail them in. We will be placing buckets of water outside the front doors of the church beginning on April 1, Thursday night before Easter. 

You will be able to bring flowers for the cross through Saturday morning. We will be decorating the cross beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 3rd. Come and join us in the preparations for Easter Sunday!  

This year the Easter lilies for the altar will be purchased with the funds received last Christmas for the poinsettias. 

Thank you to those who donated to this fund! 

Coffee with the Pastor ONLINE    
Every Wednesday
at 9:00 am

You are invited to join me on a ZOOM call… this is how you do this. Open your internet browser, Copy and paste the link below into the address line. We will go live starting at 9:00 am.

or call into the meeting, using your phone to one of the following numbers:

Please add – phone numbers =   1-346-248-7799

When prompted add the following information: 
Meeting ID: 640 106 1099

EVENING BIBLE STUDY - Every Wednesday Night at 6:00 pm

Meet at the church and we will be also be on line through the ZOOM application using the same log-in address as we use for the Coffee time with Pastor.
Pastor Tony will lead this Bible study and we will be studying the scriptures that will be read at the next Sunday worship service.
Everyone who is to be present at the church MUST be wearing a mask for everyone’s protection. Masks are available if needed.
If you are not able to join us here at church, please log on to this ZOOM video call on your computer or phone at 6:00 pm.
Join us anytime! or call into the meeting, using your phone to one of the following numbers: Please add – phone numbers = 1-346-248-7799 When prompted add the following information Meeting ID: 640 106 1099 See you there!
Morning Bible Study

When: Thursday mornings
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Where: Church
What: Bring your Bible and your coffee

A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

Come now let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

  I have a college friend who had only one child, a daughter. This daughter now has ten children of her own, including two sets of twins. She lives with her husband and family on an acreage where she has a gigantic garden, homeschools her children and cares for her mother who has severe memory loss, due to surgery complications a few years ago. She recently discovered a cleaning solution that treats stains more effectively than any other cleaning product she’d previously used. Grass, tar, spaghetti sauce, kool-aid, juice, ink— you name it—no longer ruin her kid’s clothes. She rubs a teeny bit of this gel-like cleaner into the fabric and presto! The stain is gone. 
  I can’t help but marvel at the parallelism between physical stains and spiritual stains. Where as soap removes stains from our clothing, so Jesus’s shed blood removes stains from our hearts and minds. 
  What types of stains cover us? A common one is shame for either the wrong things we have done or the hurtful things that other people have done to us. It leaves us feeling like we belong in the discard pile. The list might include but is not limited to impure thoughts, selfishness, unforgiveness, materialism, pride, gluttony, jealousy, prayerlessness and discrimination. 
We might try to wash away our sin stains using man-made remedies. We can immerse ourselves in church activities, donating to charities, do-good busyness, or attempting to be an upstanding person and citizen. These can all be good things, but the only truly effective cleanser is Jesus blood, His death on the cross for you and me. Holy Week lends itself to reflecting on Jesus’s death and resurrection and the difference both make in our lives. It is now possible to become members of His family. We are called to be children of the living God because of what He has done for us. 
   My grandma sang an old gospel song that says, “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Indeed, Jesus blood is the only cleanser that removes our sin stains. Nothing else will do. Read Colossians 1:21-23 and then set a timer for every hour today. When it goes off, thank Jesus for His death on the cross for you, for that and that alone is your salvation. 

Dear Jesus, How can I ever thank You enough for how You suffered for me. To You be the glory forever and ever. Thank You for this blessed Easter Season. In Your name, Amen 🙏

My thanks to Grace Fox and the book, MORNINGS WITH JESUS, for the inspiration for this meditation.

Prayers –

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

We pray for the health of Linda Vandenberg, Lynell Schleicher, Diane Reinhardt, Tom Snodgrass, Jim Sanford, Marie Renda. Linda Basler, Ethel Robbins, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood, Darlene Holzapfel  

Prayers for Bonnie Gunderson's brother, Dwight MacMonagle.
We continue to pray for our friends Mike and Marsha Johnson.

We pray for the spouses and families of those church members who have passed into the church triumphant this year.

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!

The next Church Council meeting is on April 8th at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Hi everyone!
My name is Gabby and I am affiliated with Public Allies, an Americorps branch focused on leadership development and supporting non-profit organizations. As part of the program my team and I are collaborating with AZCEND, a non-profit organization with a long standing history in Chandler and the greater East Valley. They focus on providing a myriad of services ranging from food distribution to assisting the homeless population.

I am eager to share with you an opportunity to participate in a special drive to assist AZCEND in collection and distribution of food/hygiene items during the month of March. The collection of these items will directly benefit individuals and families during difficult times. There will be two bins located at Spirit of Hope, one for the collection of food items and one for the collection of hygiene items. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can give from the list of items. Thank you so much for your contributions!!

If you have any questions feel free to reach out To me at [email protected]

We will be collecting through the month of April. Please drop off your donations in the boxes in the entrance of the church. Thank you.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2022 @ Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions and scheduling complications we have decided to POST-PONE our 2021 VBS theme: Concrete and Cranes until summer/fall of 2022. We have already began the planning for this event and will be looking for volunteers soon. Let us know if you are willing to be a part of the planning team! Call the church office at : 480-396-8300
Fry's Community Rewards

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SOH Organization number is 80606
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