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

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Prayer of the Day Holy God, you confound the world’s wisdom in giving your kingdom to the lowly and the pure in heart. Give us such a hunger and thirst for justice, and perseverance in striving for peace, that in …

Making Room for the Spirit

…and so it begins! As you’ll read in the article by Liz Farquar, the transition team has formed, met, and charted a course for the transition process here at Esperanza. We give thanks to God for those who said yes …

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The transition team met for the first time on Saturday. Paul Beeks, Liz Farquhar, Michelle Tinsley and Paul Wagner are working with Pastor Sarah to plan the worship, prayer and dialogue opportunities that will help us find, welcome and work …


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Follow Me

Epiphany 3A2023 Matthew 4:12-23 I’m in this to follow Jesus. Granted, there is something alluring about mystery and ritual and the rhythm of the church seasons. Granted, there is gift in connecting with people of various religious traditions as one …

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What are you looking for?

Epiphany 2A2023 John 1:29-42 Two of John the Baptist’s disciples hear John declare: Look, here is the Lamb of God! Seeing Jesus walk by and hearing John’s words, they follow Jesus. When Jesus turns around and sees them following, he …

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Christmas 1A2023 Matthew 2:13-23 Imagine, having just been visited by wise men from the east, Joseph receiving the angel of the Lord in a dream. Imagine Joseph hearing of King Herod’s plan-to kill all children in and around Bethlehem two …


People of Hope: This Sunday, February 5, we remember and give thanks to God for the ministry and ministers of Esperanza through the years. As the first step in our transition process, we will lift up the ways God has …

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Parents who think that their child is ready for First Communion are encouraged to participate in two First Communion workshops at the church at 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 5 and 12, both Sundays. Communion is one of two sacraments in …

Looking to become part of a vibrant community of faith where service to others is a priority? You’re at the right place. A class for those interested in learning about membership at Esperanza will be held at 11:15 a.m. on …

If you’ve ever had the sense of dread that accompanies the approach of Valentine’s Day, then this is for you, anxious one. What to do? Where to go? Can someone please help?! The answers to all of the above might …

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During the January 22, 2023 annual congregational meeting, we approved the 2023 Nominating Committee membership. Per the Esperanza Constitution, the Nominating Committee should consist of six voting members of the congregation, two of whom, if possible, shall be outgoing members …


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 Dates:  Habitat for Humanity Important Dates …

Community Involvement

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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 …

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Volunteers from Esperanza pitched in on Saturday, Jan. 14, as a Habitat for Humanity homebuilding project officially launched in Tempe. The framework for the exterior walls went up on the property at 3610 S. Roosevelt St., near Broadway Road and …

Esperanza came through again for families and seniors in need with a generous donation of Christmas gifts via Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. Our church worked with LSS-SW to provide gifts for 15 underprivileged and refugee families along with …

February 2023

Wednesday February 1

All Day
First Day of Black History Month
9:00 am – 10:00 am
12-Step Group Meeting
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mary Circle / Prayer Shawl Group
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Shawl Group Knitting 1st Wednesday of Each Month
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

Esperanza Lutheran Church

2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048