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 Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in …

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People of Hope: While serving at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix, I regularly mediated both verbal and physical conflict. When fistfights erupted in Hope Hall, the fellowship hall, usually, one person would flee, the other remain. The person who …

On Good Friday, April 7th from 7 am to 6 pm (except 12 pm – 1 pm), Mountain View Lutheran Church will present “The Way of the Cross.” The Way of the Cross is a self-guided time of meditation and …



Living Bones

Lent 5A2023 Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. Thus begins …

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For the Sake of Your Sight

Lent 4A2023 John 9:1-41 Jesus encounters a man born blind. Expressly to reveal God’s work in him, Jesus spits on the ground, makes mud, spreads it on the man’s eyes, and tells him to go wash in the pool of …

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Seen, Loved & Uplifted

Lent 3A2023 John 4:5-42 After walking to Sychar, a city in Samaria, Jesus sits down beside a well, tired out by his journey and, apparently, thirsty. A woman happens to be drawing water at the well, and of course, because …


We will gather to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Liz Kobe on Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. A reception will follow at Clearwater (15815 S 50th Street, Phoenix). Please keep Liz’s family and …

We will gather to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Kurt Huntley on Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  The service will be live-streamed.  To view the live-stream or post service recorded video Click Here.

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Visit the Easter Pancake Breakfast, Egg Hunt and Easter Flower Sign-Up Page by Clicking Here!  For information on Esperanza’s Lent, Easter Worship Schedule & Activities please Click Here

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The church’s adult choir, Promesa de Esperanza, will perform the cantata “Risen This Day” as part of the Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7. “Risen This Day,” composed by Benjamin Harlan and John Parker, was chosen …


Our next Yoga program at Esperanza led by Aubree Duplessis will be held this Sunday evening, April 2nd, 2023 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Esperanza Garden of Hope Courtyard. Aubree believes “Yoga is a place of refuge, …

Need a gift idea for a pet or pet owner? Alice Schultze has the perfect gift-after-a-gift suggestion: one of the prayer shawls she knits for pets, which can be used as a wrap or blanket. The shawls are sold inside …

Community Involvement

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Esperanza’s longtime partnership with the Kyrene Family Resource Center continues in 2023, and February’s focus included a cereal drive for the center. Esperanza donated 186 boxes of cereal! Thank you to all those that donated. Also thank you to Lynn …

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Hope for Newborns, a group of volunteers that makes clothing items for Arizona infants in need, has been known by different names in its lengthy history at Esperanza. But its mission hasn’t changed, according to a 15-year member of the …

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Esperanza’s longtime partnership with the Kyrene Family Resource Center continues in 2023, and February’s focus includes a cereal drive for the center. The center places a box of cereal in each food box it packs. Because hundreds of food boxes …

March 2023

Friday March 31

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Toastmasters (Ahwatukee Chamber)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Group (nooners)

April 2023

Saturday April 1

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Men's Group
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Liz Kobe Celebration of Life Service with Live-Stream

Sunday April 2

All Day
Palm Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Palm Sunday Worship Service - In-Person & Live-Stream
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Funday School - 10:15 Youth; 10:30 Adults
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl Scout Troop 3891
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kurt Huntley Celebration of Life Service with Live Stream