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 O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following …

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Prayer of the day Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your church. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may be ready to receive you wherever you appear, …

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Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing…. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved …

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


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Director of Chancel Choir (Promesa de Esperanza)   GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate the music program of the Chancel Choir of Esperanza Lutheran Church (Promesa de Esperanza) in a manner that enhances the spirit of worship and assists the congregation in praising …

Sunday School kickoff is Sunday, Sept. 11, for children pre-K through fifth grade. Each Sunday we will gather in the upstairs great room to actively learn about our God.  We will learn about how much God loves us and how …

We invite all students, teachers and educators to bring their backpacks and workbags as we ask God’s blessing on a new school year at our 9:30 a.m. service on Aug. 28. Each student will receive a special item to put …

A tidy campus and healthy landscaping sends an important message: Esperanza is open for God’s business and our community is working hard to serve God’s people. But it’s up to us to maintain our grounds and buildings. The next cleanup …

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Kelly Edwards, Paige Somero and Julie Valenzuela were elected to the Church Council at the congregational meeting in May. After the meeting, the Council selected officers for the coming year: President:  Jim Gisselquist. Vice President:  Chuck Yount. Treasurer:  Michael Paradise. …

    A letter from Chris Armfield: Dear friends, Today (July 20) our hunger volunteers provided more than 100 sack lunches to Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix in support of their homeless ministry. Last week (July 13) we delivered …

Community Involvement

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Another huge thank you to all of the folks who made our July 20 hunger outreach such a success!! With the financial and non-perishable donations provided as well as the homemade sack lunches and our devoted volunteers, we were able …

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On July 28, 12 pounds of non-perishable food was delivered to the Kyrene Family Resource Center.  Thank you to those who donated! This generosity elevates our year-to-date donation to more than a quarter-ton — 518 pounds —  to KFRC. KFRC …

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Esperanza is taking the lead in organizing the Ahwatukee Foothills CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Desert Foothills Park at 2:30pm. This fundraising event supports the global mission of Church World Services, a faith-based organization transforming communities around …

August 2022

Monday August 15

All Day
Assumption of Mary
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Finance Committe Meeting

Tuesday August 16

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga at Esperanza
Recurs weekly
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Council Meeting
Recurs monthly

Wednesday August 17

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Preparing lunch for the homeless for Grace Lutheran Church
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal - Check Church Office re Rehearsal & Summer Break
Recurs weekly

Thursday August 18

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga at Esperanza
Recurs weekly

Esperanza Lutheran Church

2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048