Enthusiasm keeps the mind young and the spirit growing. May we always see wonder in the ordinary happenings of our day.
Every Thursday morning the church doors swing open at Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church in Mesa, AZ, as the coffee pots are turned on, conversations start and worship supplies are brought out. A cross generational crew called Seniors Rock, descends upon the sanctuary to reload the pew chairs to ready them for the weekend worship services, as others set up tables to work on the latest community project. These projects include putting together goody boxes for troops overseas, and collecting and stuffing pocketbooks for pregnant women in difficult situations living in a local shelter. This group’s summer project includes packing 94 lunches every week for a men’s transitional housing facility in Mesa, which grew out of packing lunches for the homeless in Phoenix.
Every third Thursday, these willing workers follow Pastor Glen to a Memory Care Center just down the street from the church. Once there, the residences gather as volunteers greet and prepare them for worship. Holy Communion is celebrated upon every visit with the singing of the oldies from hymn books gone by.
The dream is to keep growing, keep reaching and keep serving the community. Ideas are constantly welcomed. There is a generous spirit that lives and breathes within these men and women. They have discovered the joy of what it means to be called a servant, and would never choose to have it any other way. These people truly “rock”! We meet every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. - you are free to join us anytime. If you have any questions, please contact us.