During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Esperanza Lutheran Church has suspended in-person worship services. Join us every week on YouTube for worship at Esperanza Lutheran Church – Ahwatukee.
Holy Communion is celebrated as a community during our Zoom meetings every Sunday at 10 a.m. For security reasons, the Zoom invitation is sent in our weekly e-newsletter, Words of Hope. Anyone may sign up to receive the newsletter, which includes meditations and news about programs, services and members. Subscribe here.
Esperanza is the Spanish word for hope. Located in Ahwatukee, a suburban neighborhood of Phoenix, Esperanza is a community of individuals and families who are finding hope and purpose in the midst of busy lives by connecting with God’s love and following the way of Jesus together.
Members of Esperanza will tell you that there’s something very special about this church. We’re small enough to feel like a family, but big enough to provide rich, relevant programs. We care for and live deeply with one another – learning, celebrating, suffering, encouraging, worshiping, singing, praying and serving together.
We embrace God’s word as a journey of discovery, rather than a destination of certainty, so we’re a place where you may encounter as many questions as answers. All we’re really sure of is that we all fall short and only through God’s grace through Jesus can we live “the life that is truly life.”
We’re a place where youth are nurtured to grow in faith. From our thriving pre-school all the way up to our High School programs, our kids are not just learning and having fun; they are connecting to God and each other while discovering God’s calling for their life.
We are a place where seeking justice and repairing God’s perfect creation is more important than “what’s in it for me.” We seek to follow Jesus’ example as we serve alongside the homeless, the hungry, the lost and the least – not just because we’re called to do so, but because WE are transformed in the process.
Above all, we’re a community that takes very seriously the call of our welcome statement to be a place where everyone belongs no matter their shape or size or color or age or sexuality or politics or anything else. Which is why we warmly invite you to come worship with us and see for yourself what makes Esperanza such a special place.
Come as you are, because all are welcome at the table of Hope.