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

Memorial Day - May 31st

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

The purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today. .

Remember: Raise the flag with honor and respect! 

Vacation Bible School is Back!

Yes! It is happening this year!  The week begins on June 28th through July 2nd 2021

Cost: $10.00 per student – Please register your child(ren) ahead of time on our website or call the church at 480-396-8300

Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
A small snack will be provided so please serve your children dinner prior to coming to VBS.  
A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

Peace I leave with you. My (own) peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid—stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled. John 14:27 (Amplified Bible)
    Jesus gave wonderful promises and bequeathed or willed precious gifts to His disciples before He returned to heaven. One of the gifts He left was His peace. 
     As we read today’s newspapers or listen to the newscasts, we say, “There seems to be anything but peace today.” Yet Jesus promised to leave His peace. He could do this, “For He Himself is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14). Today, when our hearts are filled with fear and tension, we can hear Jesus say, “Let not your heart be troubled. Remember I give you MY PEACE which can quiet your heart in these times of turmoil. I am the peace which can fill your heart and calm your fears.”
     Are you upset by problems in your life? Does there seem to be no solution? “Is there any thing too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14) In the midst of our troubles, He says, “Let not your heart be troubled. I give you my peace—I am your peace.” Yes, today—in all your burdens and heartaches— this peace is for You. Peace is not the absence of feeling, but assurance in God who brings inward peace. 
     A missionary was translating God’s Word into the language of a jungle tribe. A native who was helping him couldn’t give him a word for ”peace.” One day he hurried in, saying, “I know now how to let my people know that Jesus gives peace inside.” “What is the word?” asked the translator? “Oh, I don’t know a word to use, but they will understand if you say, “Jesus will make your heart sit down.” Let Jesus make your heart sit down today and securely rest in His peace. 
Dear Jesus, You know this has been a tough year for many of us in many ways. Please make my heart sit down. I know You are PEACE. I know You are the only true security I can ever have. Today I claim Your peace that passes all understanding. Thank You for Your promises. In Jesus name, Amen🙏 
Morning Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m at Church
Bring your Bible and your coffee

Wednesday Nights at 6:00 pm at church

Pastor Tony will lead this Bible study and We are studying in depth the Book of ACTS.
Everyone present at the church MUST be wearing a mask for everyone’s protection. Masks are available if needed.
New Member Class
June 3rd  - 6:30pm

There are many of you that are expressing an interest in becoming a part of our church community through membership. We are excited about you continuing your faith life with us here at the Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church.
I would like to invite everyone to our next New Member Course occurring on JUNE 3, 2021 at 6:30pm. This orientation meeting will take place in the church sanctuary and will last about two hours. 

We will be social distancing. Please wear a mask when you arrive. This will be a chance to get to know others that will be joining along with you!  Later in June during a worship service we will be acknowledging those of you that have made the decision to become a part of our church family! If you are already a member and want to know more about your church please come!
If you have any questions concerning your new membership, please call me anytime!

Again, welcome!
Meet Our New Confirmands and Their Faith Statements

Confirmed on May 23rd

Congratulations to all of you on this Milestone of your Faith Journey

The NEW monthly small group in my home . . . . where we gather to share a beer or a beverage and discuss theology. Any type of theology. We can try to solve the world’s problems too! Let’s begin this conversation on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at 6:30pm. Next gathering is June 15th. Feel free to bring your own beverage! 
People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people of varying religious traditions. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome, but needed.
Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair.   
Our Home Address is :  Carol and Pastor Tony Scheer - 
11133 E. Segura Ave - Mesa, AZ 85212
 (cross roads are Signal Butte and Warner)

Prayers –

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

 Special prayers for Ardis Johnson who is struggling and needs prayers of hope. We pray for Allen as he is worried about her and is anxious. Lord guide them in the days ahead and heal her sicknesses. 

Prayers for Ron Thomas who is down and needs prayers of hope.

Keep Steffie Eisele in our prayers who is still recovering from recent surgery. 

Prayers for Diane Reinhardt who has been in the hospital. Give her peace in knowing you are always with her.

We pray for the health of David Thompson, Ethel Robbins, Diane Sanford, Linda Vandenberg, Tom Snodgrass, Marie Renda. Linda Basler, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood, Darlene Holzapfel. 
We pray for Linda K. Ruth R.

We continue to pray for our friends Mike and Marsha Johnson.
Thank You all for continual prayers and for being a part of such as meaningful and special ministry for so many people.

Continue prayers for Debbie Kravec's friend, Kim who was in a major motorcycle accident. Be with his spouse Debbie Roy and give her patience and peace and strength. 
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!

Volunteers for 9:30 am Sunday Services for May 30th

                    Reader     Greeter
May 30     Raegan     Rosemary
                 Ward         Brant

Volunteer Readers and Greeters are NEEDED for Saturday night services. Please sign the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the Narthex or call Barb Kearns at 480-427-6776.

Greeters, please be at church 20 minutes prior to the service. Thank you to all of our volunteers!!

We are starting a small group for parents of children at Spirit of Hope. The purpose is to bring Gods ministry to a more personal level through fellowship and discussion.

•   Small groups are held once a week and follow the school
schedule (breaks off)
•   Groups will be held every Sunday evening 7:30 to 9pm Or
6:30 to 8pm.
•    Small groups will be for adults only.
•    Estimate of 6 couples give or take.
•    Small group nights will be structured around a biblical
message and discussion along with prayer and prayer
•  Small groups will have several family activities as well...
potluck Picnics, holiday parties, maybe hiking and
camping and outreach volunteering
We've just started meeting and would love to have you join us!
Please call and let me know if you want to join both Richard and myself! 😊

Phone number: 480-452-5088
Sharlah Reynolds

Senior's are rocking on Thursdays at 9:00 am. They have a great time rocking. We need you to join our happy group.

We are planning of some things to do this summer. So if you want to join the rocking rockers see you on Thursday at 9 am. We will leave the light on for you.

Those 3 words every person loves to hear and brings a long big smile to their face, and I'm not afraid to say them... We have cookies, or cake and of course coffee.
See you Thursday


January 2022

We have been able to confirm at least 8 of us who are able to make the trip to the Holy Land this January! If you too, are interested please contact me and we’ll get you set up. We will be having a website page to go to for registration soon! The trip will include most biblical excursions in and around Jerusalem including Bethlehem and Nazareth. 

As your Pastor I will make the connections in Bethlehem to meet with the Bishop of the Lutheran church in Jordan and the Holy Land. 

At this time prayerfully consider this opportunity. The more people that will be participating, the cheaper the trip will be for everyone. Right now we guestimate the trip to be around $4,000 or less. Please contact the church office or Pastor Tony if you are interested. (909-435-5200)

Let’s plan on having a meeting on TUESDAY June 15th at 6:00 pm Arizona time where we will meet both in person and in ZOOM.

Please let me know if you have schedule issues with this date and we can see what we can work out.
Zoom Meeting link:

Join us for Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group
on the
1st Thursday of the Month at 10 am at
The Summit at Sunland Springs- Assisted Living.

Led by Hospice of the West and Social Worker Lisa S (602) 343-6422

RSVP Not Required
Please check in for COVID screening at the Memory Care Lobby. Masks are required.

All are welcome!

For anyone ready to receive the Lord’s Supper
On Sunday, June 6th at 10:30 a.m., we have scheduled a summer session of our First Communion Instruction class. This course is for our young people who are asking deeper questions regarding receiving the Lord’s Supper and are entering the milestone ministry of First Communion. This course is open all children of all ages. Parents and youth can attend this special class that teaches youth the meaning of communion.
The Lord’s Supper is provided to anyone who is baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. There are no prerequisites! It is a free gift as baptism itself. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites first communion to take place as early as the same day of infant baptism.
Please contact the church office if you are interested in having your child participate in this event.  Phone - 480-396-8300