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

All in person services are cancelled until further notice. The church office is open only on Tuesdays from 9 to 1 pm.


The Annual Congregational Meeting of Spirit of Hope Lutheran will be held on January 31st at 11:30 am outside in the back parking lot.

You may stay in your car or bring a chair to sit outside by your car keeping social distance and wearing a mask.

We need all of you in attendance to meet the quorum and to approve the nominees for council and the 2021 budget.

Welcome to our friends and family at the Summit

Our Spirit of Hope weekly newsletter is distributed at the Summit each week to help share the love of Christ with all who read our articles. We have added a few messages from our small groups such as the Seniors Rock group and the Women’s Afternoon Bible Study. Special thanks to Wendy and Dar for your input each week!    We invite those of you to attend any event you might be interested in here at Spirit of Hope! We look forward to meeting more of you! 

A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

 And Enoch walked with God. Genesis 5:24

By faith Enoch was taken so that he did not experience death; and “he was not found, because God had taken him.” For it was attested before he was taken away that “he had pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5

  Enoch was a man who walked with God and pleased Him. It wasn’t easy to live such a life in those days of great wickedness on the earth. But in the midst of such conditions he lived a godly life. He was an ordinary man, a family man. He faced all the needs of a home. 
However, he could face them confidently because God was his partner. His was a steadfast walk of faith. 

  Walking with God is more than merely living piously on Sunday. It means maintaining a consistent and godly walk on Monday when we are facing a new week of work at the office or on Tuesday when the hot water heater springs a leak, or on Wednesday when the air conditioner quits working on the hottest day of summer. It has been said, “It is the godly walk set to the common and ordinary round of duties that really counts.” Sometimes our walking needs to catch up with our talking. 

  There once was a very lowly monk named Brother Lawrence. He was a raw farm hand, awkward and uneducated, working in a monastery where he washed dishes and assisted the cook. One day while he was washing dishes, the thought came to him, GOD IS EVERYWHERE! GOD IS HERE! This thought gripped him so forcibly that ever afterwards he practiced the presence of God, realizing that God was constantly with him. The result was that he was so transformed and refined he became the talk of the monks and of the neighborhood. People came from great distances to interview this man who walked with God. 

Fill in your own name. “I - - - walk with God. And I - - - have this assurance and belief that I - - - please God.” 

Dear God, I want to walk with you and please You every day of the week. This is my sincere desire. And I know to accomplish this, I need Your help. In Jesus name, Amen


Prayers –

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

Continue to pray for Pastor Tony and Carol Scheer as they continue to recuperate from Covid-19.

We pray for Ken and Linda Vandenberg who are struggling with the affects of Covid. Linda is an “at risk” patient and is really weak. 

Please pray for Pat Gursky and her son Alan who are recuperating from Covid. Pat was in the hospital and now home. Prayers for a quick recovery for both.
We continue to pray for Diane Thompson as she struggles with pneumonia and Covid. Clear her lungs and give her strength to go about her day to day activities.

Please keep praying for Larry Wilcox as he is now ion rehab with multiple health concerns. Give Larry the strength to fight and the knowledge that your loving mercy and power are with him each new day.

We pray for the health of Barb Kearns, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood.

We pray for Diane Reinhardt as she enters into the battle fighting off the colon cancer. We pray you continue to feed her with a great attitude and positive energy. Let her know you are fighting with her through every session of medical care.

Prayers for Bonnie Gunderson's brother, Dwight MacMonagle, fighting the corona virus and Hodgkins.

Prayers for Carl McCoy's neighbor , Monte Lange, who had surgery for a brain anuerysm and has a long recovery ahead of him.

Prayers for Diane & Allen Thompson's grand-daughter who is pregnant and having complications.

Prayers for Marie Renda who is currently hospitalized for serious infections in the colon. She has been hospitalized a lot in the past month and is getting tired. Lord, we pray that you strengthen Marie physically and keep her strong mentally and Spiritually. She knows you are present and finds peace through all our prayers. 

Prayers for Rosemary Brant's friend, Anita, who is struggling with cancer.

Please pray for comfort as the family of Frank Salazar grieve from his death. May Donna Blad and her son Brian feel the presence of your comfort Lord. 
Prayers for Herb Rauworth and family on the loss of his wife Sharon.

We pray for the spouses and families of those church members who have passed into the church triumphant this past month especially Sylvia Humleker who lost her husband, Finn Humleker  last week to multiple organ failure and Covid. 

 Alice Lundquist just passed into the Church Triumphant. Her husband, Don, passed away last fall. Please pray for Debbie Krikorian, daughter of Alice, and her family as they prepare final affairs for Alice. 

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!

Hello Tina and Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church,
We are just reaching out after our busy but blessed holiday season to say thank you. Thank you! for providing Thanksgiving meals for our families. We had such an abundance of love shown to our community. We hope for a great new year.

With many thanks,

House of Refuge Staff
House of Refuge. Inc.
6858 E. Ursula Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85212

House of Refuge is a faith-based non-profit organization helping homeless families in crisis by providing transitional housing and supportive services that assist participants as they strive towards self-sufficiency and seek to obtain permanent housing. 

For more information, check us out at                    

2020 Contribution Tax Statements

Tax statements for 2020 will be emailed or mailed by January 30th to those who gave over $500.00 in the year. If you gave under $500.00, you may request to have your statement sent to you.

Thanks again for all your giving throughout the year, whether in money or your time and talents. We appreciate everything done in "Making Christ Known" in our community.

Grocery cards

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.  

Fry's Community Rewards

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards. To get started, sign up with your V.I.P. Card and select Spirit of Hope as the local organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your church every time you shop and use your V.I.P. card.
SOH Organization number is 80606

Amazon Smile

A quick and easy way to support SOH when you shop at Amazon is to shop Look for SOH and Amazon will make a donation to Spirit of Hope Church every time you shop. When everyone does this, it helps give a little extra money to our church.