Esperanza Lutheran Church

Esperanza Lutheran Church

A loving, joyful, vibrant, diverse, spirit-led
community that transforms lives in worship,
education, outreach,
fellowship and service.

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Weekly Worship Messages

Prayer of the Day O Lord God, you teach us that without love, our actions gain nothing. Pour into our hearts your most excellent gift of love, that, made alive by your Spirit, we may know goodness and peace, through …

Prayer of the Day O God of peace, you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep. By the blood of your eternal covenant, make us complete in everything good that we may …

Readings for Sunday, May 1

Prayer of the Day Eternal and all-merciful God, with all the angels and all the saints we laud your majesty and might. By the resurrection of your Son, show yourself to us and inspire us to follow Jesus Christ, our Savior …

Pledges Received toward Annual Participation Goal (Goal: 60 Pledges)
47 Pledges 78%


On Monday, May 16, you’re going to want to join us in the Sanctuary for a casual get-together while we listen to our very own Steve Newell, Steve Waters, Dick Dorwart and their jazz group from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 …

Dear Esperanza, Twelve years ago, you took me under your wing as a new choir conductor; raised me, trained me, and elevated my vision for what our church community was capable of. You have demonstrated that in spades, that you …

A farewell gathering and a heartfelt thank you for Steve Newell’s music making is set for just after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, May 15. We will share in fellowship and cake!  

Esperanza leadership has set the upcoming Congregational meeting agenda below and the annual report will be available on May 15th. Council President Chuck Yount encourages you to attend our Sunday, May 22, Congregational Meeting to approve the incoming nominees. We …

Do you have a college graduate in your family? If so, please send us the information: name, college or university, degree/major/field. Include a headshot and some information about the grad’s plans. Send to Joni at [email protected] by May 18!

Please be aware Esperanza has changed the church’s broker for stock giving. Formerly, Esperanza used Charles Schwab for our brokerage account. We are now with a new firm. Please contact Joni Thorpe at [email protected] for new instructions to donate your stocks to the church. …

Community Involvement

From early June to late August, Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix opens its campus to homeless people Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This ministry provides them a safe environment to escape the heat.  Breakfast, lunch …

Esperanza will assist St. Benedict’s Catholic Church by hosting a dinner for Family Promise on Thursday, June 2. We’ll serve these families at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church, 2156 E. Liberty Lane, which is just west of 24th Street, and …

Are you a baker? If so, here’s an opportunity! For years, Becky Klein made the wonderful bread we shared during the Lord’s Supper. When she stepped away for a well-earned rest, we began using wafers. Last Sunday we had bread once …

May 2022

Wednesday May 18

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Recurs weekly

Thursday May 19

9:30 am – 11:00 am
Zoom Bible Study - Thursday Matters Bible Study
Recurs weekly
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Person Women's Bible Study
Recurs weekly

Sunday May 22

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Weekly Indoor Worship Service - Livestream
Recurs weekly
9:30 am – 10:20 am
May Congregational Meeting + Possible Zoom Option (TBD)
9:40 am – 10:20 am
Sunday Funday School - For Everyone! - Check with Office for Date Changes
Recurs weekly
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Indoor Worship Service - No Livestream
Recurs weekly

Esperanza Lutheran Church

2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048