2605 S Signal Butte Rd

Mesa, AZ 85209

Services: 5:00 pm Saturday and 9:30 am Sunday

Christmas Eve Services: 4:30 and 6:30 pm

Christmas Day Service: 9:30 am

December 7, 2022

Pastor's Weekly Article

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Comments by Council President

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Financial Report

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Grocery cards Needed!!

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.  

We are accepting nominations for anyone who would be interested in serving on the Congregation Council.

 It is a 3-year commitment with monthly meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month. Each Council member is a liaison to one of the ministry teams. Council members must be a 9-month resident with a desire to serve the Church community.


There are 4 spots to be filled this year. The congregation will vote on the nominations at the annual meeting in January. If you are interested in serving, please send a very brief bio to the Church via email

(Admin@spiritofhopelutheran.com) or place it in an envelope and leave it on the desk in the Church office.

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Year End Giving by December 27th

CASH OR CHECK                            


You can donate via cash or check

when worshiping in person or by

mailing your donation to SOH

at  2605 Signal Butte Road

Mesa, AZ 85209     





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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. 

Pray for the health of: Ardis Johnson, Linda Miner and husband Jay, 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.

Please pray also for Debbie Traynor's daughter and family, and Mike Tucker , Duane Gilson's sister Joanne,.

We pray for HAILEY - a 3 year old child who is in her final stage of cancer. We pray for comfort for this whole family including the cousins of the Giorsetti family.

Prayers for Joe Hansen who is struggling.,  David Fonder who is very ill. and Erica and John, Chris Tjon and James Tjon, Curtis Peterson, Matthew Stackoiwak, Jenna Marley, Joan Gose.

Prayers for Pastor Tony

Lord, guide all who are struggling this week with loss and grief during the holidays. Help us be angels that shine the Light oi Christ upon them giving encouragement as they need. Amen

Candlelight Carol Sing-A-Long

Friday, December 16th

at 3:00 pm

This year we have added a special Christmas gathering to share in the joy of the season by singing together in candlelight. 

Please join us in the church sanctuary seated at tables to sing all your favorite Christmas carols!  Bring your friends!  Cookies, Cider and Hot Chocolate will be served.

Sign up in the narthex with your name and favorite Christmas Carol.

December 18th at 1:00pm -

Would you be willing to share and spare a little Christmas cheer?  

 Join us in bringing Christmas cheer to those in our congregation who are homebound or just need to hear some Christmas joy through music. 

“ 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 

Beer and Theology is the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

December 20th

Pastor's home at 11133 E Segura Ave.

    Worship Volunteers


Saturday 5:00 PM


      Worship Volunteers


Saturday 5:00 PM


Date     Reader                     Greeters                        

12-03  Duane Gilson

12-10  Cal Schell             Max/Alice Tiede

12-17  Rosemary Brant

4:30 pm Christmas Eve

12-24  John Rung


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Sunday 9:30 AM


12-04  Mike Stark             Phil Troiano

12-11  John Rung            Allen & Diane T.

12-18  Sam Small             Jerry/Dorothy H.

6:30 pm Christmas Eve

12-24   Mike Stark          Hans & Diane R.

12-25   Peg Goetz             Phil Troiano



Greeters: Please be at church by 4:40 pm on Saturday and 9:10 am on Sunday.

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.

November 30   Sandy Odmark

December 1       John Martz

December 1       Cathy Wilkens

December 1       Gerald Borucki

December 2       Carl McCoy

December 2      Karen Torgersen

December 9      Sally Kelker

December 10      Josie Giorsetti

December 12      Dorothy Hansen

December 14      Ron Thomas

December 14      Bonnie Gunderson

December 18      Chris Palmer

December 24      Rosemary Brant

December 24      Linda Thomas

December 26      Amanda Klick

Lutheran Cursillo of S Arizona is holding another set of weekends in THE FALL

 Please contact Pastor today

Pastor Tony Scheer and Pastor Roger Hanson are leading this event this year!  

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know there are tags on the tree to help the JUSTA CENTER.

Seniors and veterans can find housing through the Justa center. Additionally, they help them with the benefits they are entitled to and provide them with contact information. As soon as they find housing, they give them items to start a new life, which is when our tree comes into play.

I found this so meaningful because many years ago, my parents and one-year-old brother became homeless. My father was a vet. A newspaper found them in their car and interviewed them after they lived in it for a while. There were so many offers of help after people read it, and they finally had housing. Anyone can be affected by it at any time. Therefore, I have always promised to help whenever I am able, and I am grateful to Spirit of Hope for their assistance.

So I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help.

We normally have them pick it up after Christmas. So the goal is to have everything before the end of December. So if you pick a tag just drop it off at the Church and i will pick it up. We are off to an awesome start. Thank you for those dropping off items already. 

Wendy and Senior's Rock


Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month

(December 13th and 27th)

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.

Phone: 480-396-8300

Email: admin@spiritofhopelutheran.com

Email: president@spiritofhopelutheran.com

Website: www.spiritofhopelutheran.com

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 to 1:00 pm