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 God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all …

The Gift of Presence

People of Hope: Did you know we installed Lay Communion Ministers about three months ago? Four people stepped up to serve. They went through a simple training, received Holy Communion kits, and are now visiting members of the congregation in …

People of Hope: At our most recent council meeting, I shared with the council members one of the “bread and butter” concepts we learn in seminary: self-differentiation. When I learned about self-differentiation in seminary, I thought it was a high-flutin’ …


Holy Chaos

Pentecost A2023 Acts 2:1-21, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 Pentecost makes me giggle. As Lutherans, we come into the worship space, pleasant and chatting with our neighbors and nicely dressed. When the prelude music concludes and I stand, the room obediently hushes. …

Easter 7A2023 John 17:1-11 Today, Jesus prays for the disciples. It’s Maundy Thursday, and before Jesus starts teaching and praying, he washes the disciples’ feet. Just a chapter later, Jesus will be betrayed by Judas, arrested by soldiers, and denied …

Being Church…Together

Easter 6A2023 John 14:15-21 On the night before his crucifixion, because he knows he will leave his disciples, Jesus promises to send them the spirit. You know the Spirit, Jesus says, because the Spirit abides in you, and the Spirit …


The congregation met on Sunday, May 21st, to elect council members, vote on a number of issues, and receive updates on finances, transition activities, and goals and initiatives for 2023. A total of 48 members attended. Elected to a second …

We need your help to keep God’s gift, the amazing Esperanza Campus grounds, clean and well maintained! To do so, the Church Council is asking for volunteers to join our Green Team to help manage our beautiful campus grounds. The …

Alice Schultze, who is a part of the Esperanza community, has written a collection of poems entitled Ordinary Poems for Ordinary Time: Summer Reading, and copies will be available beginning Sunday, May 21 in the narthex.  Once again, Alice shares …

Wondering what’s happening at Esperanza? Don’t be the last to know! Keep up to date on all ministries, events and outside organizations visiting and using our campus, through our online calendar. Visit  Important Event Registration and Upcoming Event Dates:  …

Our next yoga will be a late afternoon “Flow into Nidra” session with Aubree & Monet on Sunday, June 4th at 4 P.M. and will conclude at 5:30 P.M.  More information and registration to come. Click Here to Register

This Sunday, May 21st, immediately following our 9:00a.m. service, we will hold our Annual Congregrational Meeting.  The meeting will include electing our 2023/2024 Council and will include other important decisions for Esperanza’s bright future. Council Nominating Committe As the nominating …

Community Involvement

The Kyrene Family Resource Center has asked for our assistance in donating school supplies for the 2023-24 academic year to students and families in need. The center needs new backpacks (for middle school students), paper, pencils, tabs/dividers for notebooks, pocket …

Each Sunday offerings for the week are counted and deposited at the bank. Two to three volunteers are needed to assist with this task. The commitment will be one hour approximately once a month. Any questions, please contact Larry Hanson. …

Esperanza will celebrate the Fourth of July by participating in the annual Children’s Bicycle Parade sponsored by the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers are needed to staff the church’s booth and tents. The parade will begin at 8:15 a.m. on …

May 2023

Wednesday May 31

9:00 am – 10:00 am
12-Step Group Meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vacation Bible School
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mary Circle / Prayer Shawl Group
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Group (nooners)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Esperanza Staff Meeting - Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 78
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Esperanza Choir Practice

June 2023

Thursday June 1

All Day
First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vacation Bible School
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Matters Bible Study