2605 S Signal Butte Rd

Mesa, AZ 85209


Services: 5:00 pm Saturday

9:30 am Sunday

July 3, 2024

Reflections by Council President

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Financial Report

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2024 VBS

Thanks to Jackie and the 16 volunteers that helped make "Lava Lava Luau" Vacation Bible School a great success. The kids enjoyed the erupting volcano each night. We had an average of 12 kids per night. 

Music time led by our teenagers.

Message time by Mary talking about emotions and how they affect us and what we should do.

The kitchen crew fixing the Hawaiian snacks.

Craft time


We now have a worship team which is called CREW and stands for (Christian Ready Equipped Willing). CREW is responsible for the worship services, music, power points, etc.

Is there anyone in the congregation or a friend that is a good pianist? We would like to have backup for Donna in case she can't make it or would like a Sunday off.

Also are there musicians in the congregation that would like to start a band for worship on Saturday nights?

We also can use someone to help do the power points for our services.

Please let Rosemary Brant or Karen Torgersen know where you can help us.

Transition Process Outline -- Spirit of Hope


1.   Select transitional consultant

2.   Consultant has meeting with Council

3.   Form and Install the Transition Team

4.   Consultant in person visit: Develop study strategy and present to the congregation

5.   Transition Team conducts self-study (listening circles).

6.   Council and Transition Team have on-going zoom meetings with consultant to analyze data.

7.   Transition Report is complete and made available to the congregation

8.   Form and commission a Call Committee

9.   Consultant meets with Call Committee for orientation

Consultant meets with Council to develop a plan forward

Consultant presents findings of the self study process and next steps to the congregation This was completed this past weekend!!!!

10.Call Committee completes the Ministry Site Profile ( MSP)-4-6 weeks

11. Tri -Transition Meeting (Council, Transition Team and Call committee)

12. Consultant sends all info to Synod

13. Council affirms MSP and submits to the Office of the Bishop

14. Bishop’s Office affirms the MSP and publishes it to the ELCA website

15. Begin receiving candidates, interviews, visits etc.

16. Extend a call 

In case you were wondering….

· Someone will be in the church office Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-1pm       

· Messages will be picked up from the Church voicemail on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday.      


· We have a very active Lay Ministry Team. If you would like a visit, please leave a message at Church or contact the Prayer Ministry Team.   To be added to the public prayer concern list please contact  the church office (480-396-8300) if you would like to add someone else to the public prayer concerns list. Please obtain their consent first. There is a box on the info desk at church where you can slip in a note about someone you wish us to pray for. Please print. These requests, along with those in the newsletter will be added during our worship services for 3 weeks.

TUESDAYS – 10:30 am in the large classroom

Lead by Pastor Dave Hall


 The first five books of the Hebrew Bible--- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

There will not be any study during the months of June and July.

Morning Bible Study – “Too Big For Starbuck’s”

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

Lead by: Bobbi Edwardson 

Women's Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

The Thursday Women’s Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM in the church classroom. We will continue our study from the Gather Magazine.

New members are always most welcome as together we grow in God’s GRACE and LOVE. 

Dar Stucke

There will not be any study in July and August.

Prayer Gathering

For the months of June and July all are invited to gather at church at 10:30 on Tuesday mornings to pray for the Call Committee and future pastor.

Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues, anxiety, etc.

Pray for: Diane, Phil, Patrick, Nancy, Bob & Marie, Dar, Vicki

Lord, guide all who are struggling this week with health, loss and grief. Help us be angels that shine the Light of Christ upon them giving encouragement as they need. Amen

  • To be added to the public prayer concerns list, contact the church office at 480-396-8300. If you would like to add someone else to the public prayer concerns list, please obtain their consent first.

  • If you are ill, someone is hospitalized, or there is a death, call the Spirit of Hope Office at 480-396-8300.

  • Names will be removed from the prayer list after three weeks. If you want to go back on the prayer list, please contact the church office or email to prayerteam@spiritofhopelutheran.com. 

               Worship Volunteers


Date     Reader                     Greeters                        


7-06  Craig Thomas       

7-13    Cal Schell

7-20   Melody Oliverl               

7-21   Daryl Wilton


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Sunday 9:30 AM


Date     Reader                     Greeters                        


7-07   Phil Troiano           Sam & Diane

7-14  Steve Crofton         Daryl & Cathy W.

7-21  Margaret Anderson   Joe & Kari

7-28   Dar Stucke             Brian & MaryBeth


Greeters: Please be at church by 4:30 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday.                    

Growing In Faith/Diakonia Presents:

Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts Retreat

What does God want of me? How am I to serve God? Do I have a spiritual gift? What is it? How am I to use it? What kind of ministry is God calling me to?

To help you answer them we are sponsoring a retreat called Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts. Through a series of exercises and conversations you will be guided in a process of discernment about your gifts. By the end of the retreat you should know the gifts God has given you and begin to understand how God wa

nts you to use them.

Dates: First 3 Saturdays in August: August 3, 10, 17 from

9:00 AM to Noon

Class is online only – you will receive the Zoom link upon registration.

Registration Fee is $35

Register at https://www.diakonia.education/ and navigate to Menu>Events/Retreats

Our retreat leader is Rev. Stewart McDonald. A long-time Diakonia instructor, he is leader of two of courses in the Tucson cohorts: Images of the Church in the Bible and Beyond; and Daily Life of a Christian. He has led this Spiritual Gifts retreat any number of times over the last 30 years with excellent results, including three times with Diakonia.

So come join us on this adventure of discernment and answer the questions you have been asking yourself.

Breakfast with your friends 

on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am at the IHOP Restaurant at (Signal Butte & Southern)

See you there!!

July 1   Patty Boysen

July 2   Sandi Richards

July 2    Dave Chapman

July 5    Helen Borucki

July 6    MaryBeth Bracken

July 7    Bill Spaulding

July 9    Martee Sauers

July 10  Tina Gilson

July 11   Carolyn Whitney

July 15   Dave Torgersen

July 17   Peg Goetz

July 18   Nicole Jessen

July 22   Rich Biesterfeld

July 22   Craig Thomas

July 27   Sandy Clark

Phone: 480-396-8300

Email: admin@spiritofhopelutheran.com

Email: president@spiritofhopelutheran.com

Website: www.spiritofhopelutheran.com