Esperanza Lutheran Church

Esperanza Lutheran Church

Creating authentic connections and a deep
sense of belonging as a Christ-centered
community.

Weekly Worship Messages

Good morning. If you received an email from Lynn Hockenberger on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 with a subject line that reads: “Your Expertise Needed”, please disregard and DO NOT click on the link that was provided. Lynn’s email was compromised. …

As my oldest child has gotten older, it seems more and more common that he will ask me what the next thing on the agenda is, or whether we’re “doing anything fun this weekend.” Because having a detailed plan is …

Prayer of the Day Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, …

Sermons

The Spirit Sends Us

Sometimes we don’t know when the Holy Spirit is going to show up and do something unexpected. That’s the case for the disciples in our scripture reading today. The eleven disciples, with other followers alongside them, are in one place …

Truth is a tricky thing isn’t it? Ideally, truth is Truth, with a capital T, immutable, unchangeable, but the longer we’re in our interconnected world, the more it seems like truth isn’t as certain as it should be. And just …

Today we hear Jesus continue his farewell discourse, where – just prior to Judas betraying him – Jesus speaks words of comfort and challenge to his other eleven disciples. And let’s be honest, I think at this point Jesus’ disciples …

News

Good morning. If you received an email from Lynn Hockenberger on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 with a subject line that reads: “Your Expertise Needed”, please disregard and DO NOT click on the link that was provided. Lynn’s email was compromised. …

Vacation Bible School (VBS) registration is now closed for 2024.  Thank you for your interest and please stay tuned for 2025 VBS information coming early 2025.   We are excited to announce VBS: Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power! …

There will be a Congregation Meeting on Sunday, May 19th, 2024 following the 9AM service.  Details to come in a future Words of Hope Newsletter.   The agenda items will include voting to: Approve previous meeting minutes Ratify the approved constitution …

We are pleased to announce that the Nominating Committee is promoting the following five (5) nominees for congregation approval at our May 19th, 2024 congregation meeting (in alphabetical order by last name):  1.) Chris Armfield – 1st 2 Year Term …

Through April, total receipts are well ahead of our plan. Pledge giving is running 10% behind but is more than offset by very strong non-pledge giving, particularly in April. Total expenses are slightly lower than expected, but most of this …

You asked…we answered! Deacon Connie is extendind the worship experience for families with young children! Shortly after worship begins on the dates below, Deacon Connie will take children ages 2-6 to the Duckling classroom for some playin’ & prayin’ time …

Don’t be the last to know on what’s going on at Esperanza and our Community engagement & events! Keep up to date on all ministries, events and outside organizations visiting and using our campus, through our online calendar.  Click Links …

Esperanza will not be able to live-stream today, Sunday, May 5th Worship Service.  This cancellation is due to lack of volunteer support. Note: The YouTube instance will still be accessible (we won’t delete the instance due to the impact that …

By Kathy Elsaesser It was with much gratitude and thanksgiving that Robert and I set off for Honduras in February with 750 toothbrushes and several hundred tubes of toothpaste and containers of dental floss. When we arrived at “The Ranch” …

Community Involvement

Good morning. If you received an email from Lynn Hockenberger on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 with a subject line that reads: “Your Expertise Needed”, please disregard and DO NOT click on the link that was provided. Lynn’s email was compromised. …

During June, Esperanza will conduct a bottled water drive for the Keys to Change Campus located at West Madison Street and 12th Avenue in downtown Phoenix. The Keys to Change Campus was formerly the Human Services Campus, Inc. The campus …

Please join us on Saturday, June 8, at 7 a.m. for our second Adopt-a-Street cleanup! We will park and meet at Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School (with whom we partner), which is located at the intersection of South Ranch …

May 2024

Wednesday May 22

9:00 am – 10:00 am
12-Step Group Meeting
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mary Circle / Prayer Shawl Group
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Group (nooners)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Esperanza Staff Meeting - Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 14 & Girl Scout Troop 3014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Esperanza Choir Practice

Thursday May 23

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Last Day of Preschool for School Year
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Matters Bible Study
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Group (nooners)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
In-Person Women's Bible Study