Esperanza Lutheran Church

Esperanza Lutheran Church

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


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Weekly Worship Messages

Prayer of the Day O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we …

During regular 9 AM worship on March 3, Bishop Hutterer will be installing Pastor Chris Heller at Esperanza. It will be followed by a brief reception. Please mark your calendars! We hope to see you there. Get to know Pastor …

Get to Know Pastor Chris Heller

Siblings in Christ, I give thanks to God for your faithfulness in serving God through this community, and I thank you for calling me to join you in this journey. It is a deep honor to be called to be …

Sermons

Healing is Possible

Epiphany 4B2024Mark 1:21-28 In today’s gospel, Jesus and the newly-called disciples enter the synagogue in Capernaum, apparently on the sabbath, so that Jesus can teach there. Suddenly, a man with an unclean spirit confronts Jesus asking Jesus why he is …

Caught by Jesus

Epiphany 3B2024Mark 1:14-20 Today, Jesus catches his first disciples, Andrew and Peter. He observes them casting a fishing net into the sea, and Jesus says: “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” So often, I have read …

Straight Out of Nazareth

Epiphany 2B2024John 1:43-51 Herb Chilstrom, the first presiding bishop of the ELCA, joined my home congregation when I was in high school. Since my father was one of the pastors of my home congregation in our small Minnesota town, Pelican …

News

TEAM DUCKLING, TEAM PENGUIN, TEAM FROG…It’s time! Our popular Trivia Night is coming back from hiatus on February 24th, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the church. Hosted by the Children of Hope Preschool. Gather a Team of 6 Adults Name your …

Friends of Ukraine are invited to join the Ukrainian American community of Arizona for a march and rally on Saturday, Feb. 24, which marks the second anniversary of the invasion. Participants are asked to show their support with blue and …

Help fellow Esperanza Community members and Ahwatukee volunteers to clean-up Esperanza’s campus for 2 hours and you will make a huge impact! We had an amazing group of volunteers (and sort of impromptu) on Saturday, February 10th who volunteered 15 …

Beginning February 21st through March 20th, refresh your body and spirit Wednesdays during Lent by joining in a simple soup & salad supper at 6 p.m., followed at 7 by a brief, meditative worship service. If you can’t make both, …

Esperanza conducted a Souper Bowl of Caring event to help fight hunger during our Feb. 11 worship service, and the event was a huge success! A total of 178 pounds of non-perishable food was donated and will be delivered to …

Prayer of the Day O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we …

January  2024 YTD Revenue Expense Net Income/(Loss) Actual $48,808 $26,554 $22,254 Plan $40,200 $27,465 $12,735   Through January, pledge giving was higher than planned, driven by families who paid their full annual pledge. Non-pledge giving was also higher than expected. …

Collecting Easter Eggs filled with small candy (not chocolate), stickers, or something fun for the kids Easter Sunday Egg hunt. Donations can be dropped off in the office any time before March 24th. Questions? Call Deacon Connie480-759-1515 or email [email protected]

Visit the Easter Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Egg Hunt and Flower Sign-Up Page For information on Esperanza’s Lent, Easter Worship Schedule & Activities please Click Here For information on Esperanza’s participation in the Kiwanis Parade & Spring Fling Click Here

Community Involvement

Esperanza conducted a Souper Bowl of Caring event to help fight hunger during our Feb. 11 worship service, and the event was a huge success! A total of 178 pounds of non-perishable food was donated and will be delivered to …

Ahwatukee’s annual Easter parade is fast approaching! Esperanza will have a spot in the parade, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, near Warner Road and 48th Street. Volunteers are needed at that location at 9 …

Fifteen volunteers from Esperanza prepared and served a pancake breakfast on Feb. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix, feeding the homeless in the area. About 150 plates of food were prepared for approximately 100 guests. Preparation of breakfast …

February 2024

Tuesday February 20

6:30 am – 8:30 am
Toastmasters (Ahwatukee)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Group (nooners)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Esperanza Council Meeting

Wednesday February 21

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
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mid-Week Lenten Worship with Soup & Salad Dinner