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    Nite Lite

    A new season of Nite Lite is beginning and your help is needed! Karen Torgersen is looking for volunteers like “Noah,” whose story has posted to our blog. Click here to read it.

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  • Spirit of Hope Cross Woodworkers

    Dave Torgersen (Torgie) is eager to lead a woodworking group beginning this September, but it’s best told in his own words.

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    Vendors and Crafters Needed!

    Spirit of Hope will again host the Hopes and Dreams Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 12, from 8 to 2 PM. Vendors and Crafters are needed! For more information including rules and application, see the link below. Or contact Irene Jeter at 480-707-2170.

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  • The SOH Blog

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      Another “Star” Appears at Nite Lite!

      Just one week after Noah appeared, Samson himself was there to “raise the roof” at Nite Lite. Duane Gilson was showing Samson’s strength that was flowing from his long locks. Good things keep happening here. Be sure to tell the neighbor kids about it!

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      A “Star” of the Bible at Nite Lite

      This year’s theme at Nite Lite is “Stars of the Bible,” and the first one showed up this past Wednesday! Noah showed up with his hammer and some wood to build an ark – not shown here, unfortunately – but the robe and sandals gave some authenticity to this picture. Kids played a game of […]

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      Want to be a Part of This?

      Dave (Torgie) Torgersen is itching to get a woodworking group going again at Spirit of Hope. That’s Torgie in the white tee shirt in the above photo, working with a crew from his church group in Minnesota. At that time they gathered in his garage, which is still complete with all the tools albeit in his […]

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      God’s Work, Our Hands

      Congratulations and a big Thank You to all Spirit of Hope members who were able to be involved last weekend during the ELCA service to the community – God’s Work, Our Hands! Members were kept busy at 3 different locations and the impact of the work will be long-lasting!

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      Know Someone in Need of a Home?

      Perhaps you know someone in need of a home. Or perhaps you are in need of a home yourself, and you or the other person might qualify for assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The City of Mesa now has applications available for the waiting list, the first time since the spring of 2013, […]

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      What’s the Point?

      Each week we upload the most recent sermon to our blog, so you may hear it again, or, if you were unable to attend that weekend, you can hear it for the first time. And each week we include Pastor Glen’s “Reflections” on the Sermon – a list of questions to direct your thinking – […]

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      A New Lite in Life

      A call to all widows and widowers . . . New Lite is a group organized almost one year ago, for those who have lost a spouse. The name, New Lite, was chosen because the group brings “New Lite” into the lives of members with friendship, fellowship, and lots of fun. The group is planning […]

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      Serving and Loving our Neighbors!

      “God’s Work, Our Hands” weekend is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. This years events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, three on Saturday and others on Sunday. We’ll be teaming […]

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      Financial Peace University

      Spirit of Hope and Duane Gilson will once again be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Mondays, October 3 through November 28. FPU is a Bible-based method of managing your debt, creating a budget, saving and investing, and understanding other important financial strategies. View the YouTube video for an introduction to the program. And to […]

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      Fall Season means New Opportunities

      The end of the summer season means the beginning of the fall season, and Spirit of Hope volunteers are preparing their various groups and passions. The Torgersens – Karen and Dave – have launched two separate SOH programs, Wednesday Night Sunday School called Nite Lite, by Karen, and the reformed Woodworkers Group by Dave. Being […]