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

Hope Grows in the Garden!

Join us at 5 p.m. on Sunday for the Hope Grows Here Happy Hour in the Garden. Esperanza is a community of friends joined together by God’s love. Let’s celebrate new friendships and old in the Garden of Eatin’ as …


Prayers Without Borders The girls of Afghanistan are as Our daughters, Dreading A life of being covered Head to toe In fear. The women of Afghanistan are as Our mothers, Fearful Of being silenced For song. I will breathe a …

Celebrating Children in Worship

God put the wiggle in children! Parents, do not feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome! To the families of small children: We have created a special space for small children and their families. It’s …

I’ve heard more than one person describe the year 2020 as a “dumpster fire.” We have endured the pandemic and the divisive reactions to it and struggled to face our original sin of racism in the fabric of our society. …

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 11:18-20 Wisdom 1:16-2:1, 12-22 Psalm 54 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Photo by Andrik Langfield on Upsplash    

In April 2020, when the COVID_19 pandemic was gaining momentum, Esperanza answered the call to spread compassion and hope in its wake. Jayne Peterson told us about the heart-breaking conditions at Banner University Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital, …

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Our 26th Habitat for Humanity house will start to become a reality this Saturday at 9  a.m. with a prayer and the wall-signing ceremony. Attend the ceremony live on Facebook. The homeowners The house will be home to the Jama …

Worship and Learn: September 26

Worship with us in person at 8:30 or 10:30. Watch the livestream from home at 8:30 or the recording starting ar 10:30 (see . Attend Sunday Funday School for all ages from 9:40 to 10:20. Gather on the patio …

The confirmation class and the High School Youth Group are both meeting this week! Confirmation: The CALL confirmation class meets this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., lunch included. This class will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 1124 N. 3rd …

Community Involvement

This week Esperanza cooks delivered a chili lunch to stressed Veterans Administration healthcare workers and donated 100 fabric hearts to be delivered to nurses, including 70 made by Jane Gisselquist! Would you like to help? Meals for the VA Chris …

Our Habitat for Humanity build is just a week away! Here’s everything you need to know to help out. Start date: Saturday, September 25th. Address: 697 W. 19th Street. (one block north of Broadway and one block east of Hardy) …

Our popular Trivia Night is coming back from hiatus on August 28, from 6-10 p.m. at the church.Hosted by the Children of Hope Preschool, the event benefits Esperanza Lutheran Church. You are invited to gather a team of six adults …

September 2021

Thursday September 30

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

October 2021

Sunday October 3

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Weekly Indoor Worship Service - Livestream
Recurs weekly
9:40 am – 10:20 am
Sunday Funday School - For Everyone! - Check with Office for Date Changes
Recurs weekly
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Indoor Worship Service - No Livestream
Recurs weekly

Monday October 4

All Day
Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Esperanza Lutheran Church

2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048