CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 480-396-8300
Email: admin@spiritofhopelutheran.com
Website: www.spiritofhopelutheran.com
Office Hours are Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 1:00 pm


All in person services are cancelled until further notice. 
2020 Contribution Deadline

Contribution deadline was last Sunday, December 27th. Any money received after this date will be recorded in 2021.

Tax statements for 2020 will be emailed or mailed by January 31st 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.


12/30/2020

Pastor is home from the hospital and feeling much better. Please continue to keep Pastor and Carol in your prayers as they recuperate from the Covid virus.

To make sure the church is safe to reopen for services, we have closed the office and done a deep cleaning of the work areas of the church. After the new year, we will look at when we will have services again.

Please pray for all the members of SOH, and the people of the world affected by COVID. The disease is very unpredictable, and the symptoms vary dramatically from person to person.


Welcome to our friends and family at the Summit

Our Spirit of Hope weekly newsletter will be distributed at the Summit each week and 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

I’m not saying I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—-to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back. So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message)

It’s almost a new year. January 2021 is just around the corner. Sometimes January is called the two faced month of Janus. The old Romans, who did not even know our God, must have had some glimpse of truth when they gave their God, Janus two faces. One face is for looking backward and one face is for looking ahead. That backward looking face is mostly useless. There is no sense in looking backwards to this past year. Some of it was a horrific struggle we would do well to put in the past. Yes, sometimes we stumbled and failed God. This Covid catastrophe has not been a pleasant time for anybody. That forward looking face is the one deserving of our concentration. 

Here ahead of us lies a whole, new, fresh, uncluttered year. The challenge that awaits us now is to press on to the goal—to look for ways to serve God as our year unfolds. Perseverance, pressing forward, not complacency and status quo acceptance is what will enable us to grow nearer to the person that God wants us to be. God has given us eyes to see, ears to hear, hands and minds to do with, and a whole new year in which to accomplish it. Are we ready and willing to accept His challenge today? 

Dear Lord, Thank you for another new year. We accept your challenge and eagerly await whatever it brings. Help us to allow You to bring out the very best You have put into us. But let’s walk hand in hand, and please hold on tightly, especially when we try to veer off in our own direction without You. In Jesus name. Amen



Prayers –

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

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

Please pray for healing for Frank Salazar who is struggling with Covid-19 and Don & Sandy Bethkye who are struggling with health issues.

Prayers for Herb Rauworth and family on the loss of his wife Sharon.

Please keep Larry Wilox, Butch Schleiher, Alice Lundquist, Barb Kearns, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood, Mary B, Brian and Diane in your prayers

Prayers for Debbie Traynor's son-in-law's aunt Carol Villareakl and also Nick who is struggling with Covid-19.

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

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

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



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.  

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.
www.fryscommunityrewards.com
SOH Organization number is 80606

Amazon Smile

A quick and easy way to support SOH when you shop at Amazon is to shop Smile.Amazon.com. 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.