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We of Joy Lutheran Church foster 
grace-filled relationships with Christ
through worship, fellowship, and service.
Notes of Joy - Week of December 27, 2020
Children's Christmas Film
Thank you to all who put together the very endearing Children's Christmas Pageant in film this year.

You told the most important story in the world and we thank you as it points us to our Savior, born at Bethlehem. Above is the link which you can share with extended family. It will take you to Youtube where our film is posted but you do need this link posted above. Pastor Karen has also posted the Film on Facebook as of Christmas Eve night. Enjoy. 

(just click the link)
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
The voices of Simeon and 84-year-old Anna join the chorus today, recognizing what God is doing in Jesus. Simeon’s song is often sung after communion, for we have seen God’s salvation in the assembled community and have held Jesus in our hands in the bread. Then, like the prophet Anna, we tell of Jesus to all who look for the healing of the world.
Sunday, Dec. 27 Worship
In-person and Online

First Sunday of Christmas

Yes, we will be meeting for worship at 9:30am. The lessons speak to the bringing of infant Jesus to the temple to be blessed. The holy family encounters elders, Anna and Simeon, who speak beautiful prophetic words.

Our Sunday worship will be available LIVE on the Facebook app only beginning at 9:30am; the recorded service can be viewed on Facebook any time after 10:15am.

Note: A link to our mitigation rules is below. We are wearing masks, practicing 6ft distance in chairs, and keeping services short due to COVID-19. We are being very safe - if you’d like to worship with us, please try it out!

Note:  Churches are still being allowed half capacity at their gatherings, with 6 ft distance.  (They are in a different category than other gathering groups both due to freedom of worship but also the infrequency of our gatherings).
No Sunday School - Sunday, December 27
We hope the teachers will enjoy a little break!
Window Painting
Thank you to all our Sunday School window painters for helping make the church look more festive!
Children's Message - Saturday at Noon
Pr. Karen records a 3-5 minute message for young people each week. The Children's Message is available on Facebook every Saturday at noon. Click the Facebook link above.
Food Pantry needs donations... It's a rough time of year for many families. Bring donations (chili, soup, meats, TP especially needed) to the Church or write a check and earmark it for the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry.
End of year offerings are greatly appreciated and can be sent to the Church Office or given electronically (see Donate button below). Thank you for remembering your Church!
The next church council meeting will be Tuesday, January 12, 2020 at 7:00pm.