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

Worship Service Live Stream:

Weekly Messages

Worship with us in person at 8:30 or 10:30. Watch the livestream from home at 8:30 or the recording starting at 10:30 at This Sunday’s Lessons Malachi 3:1-4 Baruch 5 {alternate} Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Sunday Funday Sunday School …

Advent Evening Worship December 8 at 7 p.m. Blue Christmas Service December 15 at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve 4 p.m. Children’s Service 7 p.m. Contemporary/Family Service 8:30 p.m. Traditional Choir Service Christmas Day 10 a.m. Photo by Waldemar Brandt on …

Thank you for …

God, we thank you for all you have done. You are the giver of the soil, the rain, the harvests, the lilies of the field (how they grow!), the birds of the air. You are the giver of music and …

It’s Time

Are you ready to jump into the future? I’m ready to move forward. Not moving backwards to how things were before the pandemic, but forward. Forward in faith to life how it is today, not how it used to be. …

Brian and Lauren Cantoni and Lauren’s mother, Joyce Weary, tell us about their experiences with church giving. They say giving has been an anchor for their family. Dear Friends; If you look up “Stewardship” in a dictionary, you will find …

Poetry: Rabbit

Rabbit resides in the garden Surrounded by vines. To slake her thirst, I leave water in a little bowl, And to thank me, Rabbit Chews up my orange marigolds, Leaving Behind only the nubs of stems. Rabbit has it good, …

Pledges Received toward Annual Participation Goal (Goal: 60 Pledges)
37 Pledges 62%


Council member Michelle Tinsley invites you to help Esperanza plan for the future and to commit your time, talent and treasure to our goals. It’s amazing how quickly this year flew by. We are already in the midst of Advent! …

Breakfast with Santa

Santa is visiting the Children of Hope Preschool this Saturday, December 4! Come enjoy a continental breakfast and crafts for the kids as you await the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and winds …

Esperanza youth will provide lunch to the workers at our Habitat for Humanity house Saturday, December 11. The group will meet at the church that morning, pack up the food and carpool over the house, arriving at 11 a.m. The …

Community Involvement

Jim Gisselquist reports on the progress at our Habitat for Humanity house. Lots of volunteers are needed this week to help install drywall! A big group of volunteers showed up to help at our Habitat for Humanity build site on …

Get caught up on the Children of Hope Preschool in the December newsletter.

Voices for Casa Children

As part of our outreach programs, the council has decided to restart donations of fast-food gift cards for foster children. The donated gift cards will be given to Voices for CASA Children, for distribution to the CASAs (Court Appointed Special …

December 2021

Saturday December 4

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa - Presented by Children of Hope Preschool
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PhLY Holiday Hoopla

Sunday December 5

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

Wednesday December 8

All Day
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Esperanza Lutheran Church

2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048