In Our Prayers

“Rest eternal grant him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him.”

We pray for the family of Louis J. Kole, who passed away on Friday, February 26.

Lou and his wife Virginia have been members since 2003. Their daughter Kathy, husband Scott and children Brett and Allison are among those who gathered the congregation some 30 years ago.

A number of years ago, Lou had the idea to create a lending library at Esperanza. Lou’s Little Library quickly became a favorite place for members to take a book or leave one after church. When the pandemic came we moved the rolling bookcase onto the patio, and now our neighbors also visit.

A memorial service for Lou, to be held after the drive-in worship service tomorrow, will be livestreamed on YouTube. To access the livestream, click on the button at

Virginia has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lou’s Little Library at Esperanza or to the Southeast Valley Coalition of Habitat for Humanity.