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

The Annual Meeting of Spirit of Hope will be held
Sunday, February 6th following the 9:30 am worship service. Please stay after worship to hear the business of the church.

Council Elections and
Nominating Committee

A part of our Annual Meeting is the election of our Council. This year we have a great group of people who will be remaining on the Council as the election permits. However, per constitution we are required to invite others who may be interested in running for council to do so. If you may be interested in running for Council this year please contact the chair person of our nominating committee – Mrs. Dar Stucke : 480-380-7782 

The rummage sale is Friday, February 4th, 2022.

Please bring your rummage sale donations today through Thursday, February 3 between 9 AM and 7 PM.

If you can help out anytime or at the sale on Friday, contact Tina Gilson at 414-517-6505.

Did you know we are "Live" on Facebook every Sunday morning for worship service at 9:30 am? Search on Facebook for Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church and connect to our worship service each Sunday.


Join this group on Tuesday morning, February 8th at 10 am. Click on the button below for directions. No experience is necessary to join this group.

Coffee and a treat will be served!!
Dave Torgersen - 480-219-9343
Nite Lite

February 9th at 6:00 pm

All school age kids welcome
Bring a friend or two

Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues this week and especially with all these colds and flu cases.
We pray for the health of:  Rose Marie Zobel, Curtis Peterson, Lois Lorts, Bryce Palmer, Diane Thompson, LaVonne Anderson, Bonnie Ostermann,  Tom Snodgrass, Lloyd Stucke, Eleanora Crise-Tomes, Lorayne and Dave Thompson, Mary Greimann, Ron Thomas, Ardis Johnson, Ethel Robbins, Ken & Linda Vandenberg, Marie Renda, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks  Stephanie Skansi, Darlene and Darren Holzipel, and Kim Husebye.

We pray for Pastor’s close friends – Chris Tjon and James Tjon.
Prayers for Torgersen's friend Penny Peterson.

We pray for the family of Wayne Schmidt. Wayne passed into the Church Triumphant last week. Services are pending as the family gathers. May the peace of the Lord be with them in this time of loss. 

Thank You all for continual prayers and for being a part of such as meaningful and special ministry for so many people.

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!     AMEN.
Lutheran Social Services hosts a food bank at First Evangelical Lutheran Church (142 N Date Street) in Mesa.

Help is desperately needed during the week to help load and unload and package food.
If you can give an hour or two a week or more, please contact Tina Gilson at 414-517-6505.

Next Monthly meeting is February 15th
Come gather and share a beer or a beverage and discuss theology. We can try to solve the world’s problems too! We meet on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at 6:30pmFeel free to bring your own beverage!  Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. 
  Carol and Pastor Tony Scheer 
11133 E. Segura Ave - Mesa, AZ 85212

Worship Volunteers
Date     Reader                     Greeters                      
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2-6      Ardis Johnson        Eric & Jacquiline
      Greeters please be at church
by 9:10

Diakonia is sponsoring a practical Lutheran Toolbox Event and you're invited!

Pastor Heidi Neumark will teach us about creating a Public Ministry. She has been a founding member and Executive Director for Trinity Place Shelter for homeless LGBTQIA+ youth and before that a founding member of a community organizing group that built low-cost homes and established a top-ranked high school.

These experiences led to her first book, Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx   
This is a ZOOM meeting and we will show it at Spirit of Hope on Saturday, February 5th at 11 AM central. The course should last about 2 hours. 

Please contact Tina Gilson with questions.

After much prayer, conversation and tears, the ELCA Youth Gathering Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Gathering due to the ongoing pandemic, the recent COVID-19 surge and public health considerations.
They know there are thousands of young people who will not get to experience the Gathering including some of our own youth here at Spirit of Hope. My hearts break for all of them. This was not an easy decision, and they ask for your prayers and your grace. They understand the impact this decision will have on our youth, volunteers and planning teams, and they hope to return to Minneapolis for a future Gathering.
With God’s power at work in and through us, we can do far more than we dare ask or imagine! The ELCA is fully committed to supporting the young people of our church and to seeing that the ministry of the Gathering continue for years to come. With that assurance, they are turning the attention toward 2024 for the next Gathering.
February Birthdays

Terry Williams           1
Mary Berge                3
Al Voss                      9
Terry Heckman         12
Delores Burchill       15
Karen Gowan         15
Sam Small             15
Dianne Sanford       16
Bob Brysaas             16
Joanne Trapp          22
Pat Eggen                22
Glen Boysen            24
Ron Smith                26
Ruthie Piasecki       27

Second and Fourth TUESDAY of the month
(February 8th and 22nd)

Church Narthex from 1:00pm -3:00pm
Please contact Diane Thompson at 480-354-7897 to register!  

Breakfast with your Friends and Pastor
Join us for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 9 am at the IHOP Restaurant at (Southern and Signal Butte Rd)   
See you again next Wednesday, February 9th at 9:00 am

Openings are still available for the Grand Canyon Synod Holy Land Trip, led by Bishop Deborah K. Hutterer and Rev. Mark Holman.: January 2-11, 2023.  Pastor Tony and Carol Scheer will also be
attending! See Pastor for more details or go to

Dementia Q & A Group - Part support, Part insight= All Real 

Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at The Summit

Ask me about our Outpatient Memory Clinic 
Lori Marsh, Marketing Director

The Summit at Sunland Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care
Memory Clinic at The Summit
2415 S. Signal Butte Rd. Mesa, AZ 85209
Cell 480.955-1633