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

Wishing all of you a Happy Valentines Day!!

Hi all,

A huge thank you to all of you who helped with the Rummage Sale! It was another great success and a super fun week! The people that make this a church are SPECIAL. There's just no other way to describe the love that flows so easily from each one of you. The fellowship, meeting new people, making new friends. We raised $3100. Some of which I would like to earmark for the youth. Please let me know your thoughts?

Second, we are going to embark on the next fundraiser. The Spaghetti Dinner as the youth fundraiser. Although, sadly, the Youth Gathering in MN has been cancelled, the youth may still work out a mission and this money could be used for that. So onward! The date is Saturday, March 12 after the 5 PM service.

If you are interested in helping plan the event, we will meet on Thursday, February 10 at 4 PM at church. We'll make plans and assign duties.

Let me know if you are interested in helping but can't attend the meeting.

Tina - 414-517-6505.

Spirit Of Hope Youth Cordially invite you to The 2022 Spaghetti Dinner

When: Saturday, March 12 – following the 5 PM service

The evening will feature auctions, raffles and All You
  Care To Eat Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs,
  Salad and Dessert

More information to follow!
All proceeds benefit the Youth as they plan for future events.

If you were one who dropped off several games to the Rummage Sale, including a Scrabble Game, we found a wonderful surprise! Inside the game was an Iphone. 
If you have been missing your telephone and enjoy playing Scrabble, this might just be yours. Please come to the church office to claim your phone!  


Join this group on Tuesday morning, February 22nd at 10 am in the garage of Dave Torgersen at 2740 S Teakwood Circle in Sunland Springs Village.

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 Covid, colds and flu cases.
We pray for the health of: LaVonne Anderson, Tom Snodgrass, Eleanora Crise-Tomes, Mary Greimann, Ethel Robbins, Marie Renda, Frieda Pyles, Kevin Hicks, Stephanie Skansi, Darlene and Darren Holzipel, Moine Gates, Margaret Anderson, Dick Schultz, LeAnne Strand, Don and Cleo Hansen.
Chris Tjon and James Tjon, Bob Anderson, Tammy Martinson, Curtis Peterson, Lois Lorts,  Jenna Marley, and Rose Marie Zobel
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                        
2/5     Rosemary Brant     Joyce Seabaugh
2/12                                   Wendy Sontag
2/20  Bobbi Edwardson    Max & Alice Tiede
2/26                                   Max & Alice Tiede
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2-6    Ardis Johnson         Tina Gilson
2/13  Phil Troiano             Eric & Jacquiline
2/20  Margaret Anderson  Hans & Diane
2/27 Mike Stark                John Rung &
                                          Vicki Camacho

Greeters: Please be at church by 9:10.

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 16th at 9:00 am

Lent begins this year on March 2nd with ASH WEDNESDAY service at 6:30pm. 

We will be also having our Soup Dinners each night beginning at 5:45pm! Please contact the church office if you are interested in bringing one of your favorite soups to share!
We will be using HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER as our liturgical worship for Mid-Week Lenten Services 

Beginning ASH WEDNESDAY – March 2, we will be designating all funds from the HUNGER JAR to be given to this drive. Please support the ELCA World Hunger Program!  

This Lent you're invited to journey into the wilderness with us and God. Together with fellow supporters you will pledge to work to end hunger during ELCA World Hungers 40 days of giving.

For nearly two years, as the world has reeled from the effects of a deadly pandemic, we have seen the number of hungry people around the world rise sharply, watched as food pantries and soup kitchens expanded to serve an ever-growing number of guests, and longed together in hope for a just world where all are fed.

This very yearning lies at the heart of who we are as church together. Yet our longing has not led to inertia nor despair, despite the discouraging forecasts.

We are an Easter people, clinging to the promise of God: I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19)
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  

 Beginning WEDNESDAY - March 9th 2022 -MidWeek LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICES at 6:30pm
Pastor Tony’s weekly message will include A 7 week series exploring the basic question:  WHY CHRISTIANITY?
More than ever people today are inquiring questions of faith. Most seekers are only half familiar with superficial aspects of Christianity, hopeful of there being greater depth than has been found so far in our community. If you are curious, insistent, looking for something to believe in but not ready to leap without good reason, this worship series is for YOU! So, "Why be Christian?”....come and find out!
Throughout this worship series we will be confronting religious questions and wrestle with the of basic Christian convictions about Jesus and God, about religious belief and the human condition of sin, about inauthentic forms of Christianity, about what is missing in human life today.
Using Douglas John Hall’s accessible and straightforward book “Why Christianity? For those on the edges of faith,  we will confront the following questions in this 7 week series:
1. Why Christian?
2. Why Jesus?
3. Saved from What? For What?
4. But How?
5. What's the Difference?
6. Why Church? And by the Way, What about "the Others"?
7. Is There Any Hope?
"It's that kind of doubting faith--or faithful doubt--that I want to dialogue with here. I think I understand it. It's where I live too, most of the time." --Douglas John Hall from the “Why Christianity? For those on the edges of faith