Esperanza Lutheran Church

Welcome to Esperanza Lutheran Church

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

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Weekly Messages

This Sunday: Confirmation

Reformation Sunday is October 31: One service at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the confirmation of our youth. We celebrate our confirmands and their families this Sunday as they affirmation of their baptism.  Join us at 9:30 a.m. for worship and …

Dear People of Hope, As I write this letter, the cool air of an autumn desert morning is coming in the open door of the church office along with the laughter of our Children of Hope Preschool children and their …

As is tradition here at Esperanza, we will all gather in ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. to celebrate our young people who are affirming their baptisms. They have been learning and growing in their faith and now are ready to take …

Pastor Annemarie and Deacon Connie toured Esperanza recently to show our people putting their faith to work in service and the places where we lift our hearts in worship. Watch hope growing on the vine in the garden that is …

Monday, October 4, 2021 Dear Esperanza Family, I hope you’ve had the opportunity to start learning about our new program of church planning and growth. Last year, the theme was Hope Starts Here–breaking new ground as we transitioned between pastors …

A Feeling of Trust

I love language. The beautiful complexities and joyful absurdities of the phenomenon that is human language. I’ve studied linguistics from anthropological and sociological lenses; I’ve lived immersed in a language not my own (Swahili in Tanzania); I grew up surrounded …

Pledges Received toward Annual Participation Goal (Goal: 60 Pledges)
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Youth News

C. confirmation A. among L . local L. Lutherans our joint confirmation program will continue through November and Esperanza Lutheran Church will be the host! As a host we will be providing lunch, putting together our service project (Christmas Stockings …

The Children of Hope preschool is selling delicious Butter Braids, just in time for the holidays. Buy now, and store your frozen dough for Thanksgiving. Orders will be taken through November 5th and deliveries will be made on November 11th. …

Esperanza is participating in the “Cozy Nights for Older Adults” drive in support of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. LSS-SW provides services and care for over 1,300 older adults and those with disabilities in Arizona. Many of their clients …

Community Involvement

Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and Christmas will be here soon. As we plan our family gatherings, let’s remember those who are just getting by this year. Help us provide a turkey dinner! Peggy and Larry Hanson head up our food …

At Esperanza we do God’s work with our hands! As a church we support community service projects that tap many kinds of talent. Browse this list and find a service opportunity that’s perfect for you. Food for Hungry Families We …

Construction of the Jama Family home continues to proceed very well. We just completed putting the sheathing on the roof In preparation for the installation of the shingles. Hopefully this Saturday we’ll be able to begin putting on the roofing …

October 2021

Thursday October 28

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

Friday October 29

8:30 am – 9:30 am
School Wide Halloween Party - Check for Time
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Children of Hope Book Fair - Check for Times

Saturday October 30

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homecoming Oktoberfest - Sign up:

Sunday October 31

All Day

Esperanza Lutheran Church

2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048