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Welcome to Spirit of Hope! 

Welcome to Spirit of Hope Church 

We are presently two congregations (Lutheran Church of Our Savior and Spirit of Hope Church) in the process of becoming one.  It is an exciting time!  We have been around for 70 and 60 plus years as two churches in San Bernardino, but now are becoming one.  Our Christian vision for living as the church is simple:  "Following Jesus and led by the Holy Spirit, we love and serve God and our neighbors."

Together in  Christ, we worship, learn, serve and share together in Christ's name.  We want you to  knowwho we are and what we are about.  But, we equally want to know who you are and what you are all about!  We listen and learn from each other as we seek to figure out this faith thing called faith together.

About our Congregation.

We believe that:

  • There is one God, who is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The one God is Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier, Sustainer, Savior, and Lover.
  • The one God comes to us more than we come to God.
  • The one God raised Jesus from the dead.
  • The one God rules over all lie and all death.
  • Jesus is alive and present to us through the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus loves and forgives freely, without prejudice.

We Value:

  • Young people in worship.
  • The power of prayer.
  • Questions and doubts.
  • The importance of ongoing faith growth.
  • The time for our Volunteers.
  • The gives of God's people.
  • Each other as a faith family.
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

We Are:

  • A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • Imperfect, yet set apart for the work Christ.
  • Messy, yet cleaned by the blood of Christ.
  • Sinners, yet saints.
  • Ambassadors for Christ, and also sons and daughters of God
  • Loved just the way we are.


  • Lutheran Christians recognize two actions that are sacramental:

Holy Baptism:  We believe that when Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" he meant what he said.  Therefore we believe that baptism is for all regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation.  Through baptism, God sets apart God's children to spread the Word of God and share the good news of Jesus' resurrection.  That gift is open to everyone.

Holy Communion:  We believe that when Jesus said, "This is my body," and, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood," he meant what he said.  Lutheran Christians  believe that the bread we eat and the wine we drink during worship is truly the body and blood of Christ.  We also believe that this gift is freely given to all.  Any who wish to received the body and blood of Christ is welcome.  You do not need to be a member of this church, nor do you even need to be Lutheran the receive this gift.  We simply prefer that you are a baptized Christian.  For those who prefer, we offer a gluten free bread option for the body of Christ.  We offer wine or grape juice for the blood of Christ.  We believe that the sacrament is no less effective if only one of the elements is consumed.

Our Pastor:  Pastor Rich Ajer has been serving both congregations since January 1, 2020.  He is working with the leadership and members of both congregations to consolidate the two congregations into one community and expression of God's love for all people.  He welcome's you to visit soon.  Our worship services at 8:30 am is a traditional Lutheran liturgical worship and our worship service at 11:00 am is of a "Prayer and Praise" style.  We look forward to meeting you!

























Sunday Worship

Due to the Corvid 19 Pandemic, worship services have been canceled until further notice.  We are sorry for the inconvience and will post when we are able to start Sunday Worship Service again (hopefully soon) 


We have joined Lutheran Church of Our Savior for worship!  

We gather for worship every Sunday  8:30 am is a "Traditional" service or 11:00 am is a "Prayer and Praise" service 

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

5050 N. Sierra Way

San Bernardino, CA  92404

You're invited to come meet Jesus in His Word and the bread and wine (grape juice if you prefer) of the Lord's Supper.  We're glad God has led you here.  

Sunday School

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic Sunday School will not be meeting until further notice.  Hope to see you soon.

Sunday School is in the one room schoolhouse style.  We use the Holy Moly curriculum for children in grades K-6 to participate in this in-depth learning of familiar Bible stories.  We appreciate Amy Kamiyama, Jenny Jones and Kari Kamiyama, who plan and teach the Sunday School lessons.  If you have interest in teaching or supporting the Sunday School program, please see Amy Kamiyama.


Youth Group

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we are not meeting at this time.  Stay tuned for a return date so you don't miss out on all the fun!


The Spirit of Hope Youth Group is for teenagers in 7th through 12th grades.

Our Youth Group meets jointly with the youth of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, two Tuesdays a month. 

Call Becky Tarts (909) 882-5013 or call the office (909) 882-2961 for more information.

Thursday Night Potlucks

Stay tuned for information about upcoming potlucks.

Serving At Central City Lutheran Mission (CCLM)

We periodically serve the Sunday night community meal at Central City Lutheran Mission.  We will update dates as we confirm them.  You're invited to come help us live out the good news of Jesus Christ by serving our neighbors.

Contact Us

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic the church office will be closed until futher notice.  The office administrator will be in and out of the office to check voicemail's and essential items only.  You are still able to leave a message on the phone and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

In person:  Church office hours are Mon-Tues 9am to 1:00pm, Weds-Thurs 9am to 12:30pm, and Fri 9am-12:00pm

By email:  office@spiritofhopechurch.org

By phone:  909-882-2961

By mail:  Spirit of Hope

                 5050 N. Sierra Way

                 San Bernardino, CA  92404




Eden Center Bible Study

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic this Bible Study has been cancelled until futher notice.

The Eden Center Bible Study meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Rec Room of the Eden Senior Residential Center, 2355 Osbun, in San Bernardino.  We typically read and discuss together the preaching text for the following Sunday.  You're invited.

  March 2021  
Upcoming Events


11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
We hope to see you there!
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