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Our Mission Statement

We of Joy Lutheran Church foster 
grace-filled relationships with Christ
through worship, fellowship, and service.
Notes of Joy - Week of January 31, 2021
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus’ actions and words. We encounter that authority in God’s word, around which we gather, the word that prevails over any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus.
Sunday, January 31 Worship
In-person and Online

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday School and Confirmation are after worship at 10:15am.

Our Sunday worship is also available on the Facebook app at 9:30 am., or online any time after 10:15am.



Congregational Annual Meeting
Sunday Jan. 31st, 1:00 pm
On Zoom 

(invitation information sent in special “Notes of Joy” - check your email!)

Business:
  • Approval of Minutes from 2020 
  • Approval of 2021 Budget
  • Election of new Council Members 

There will be a few Annual Meeting Packets hard copies available Sunday in the narthex. They are also posted electronically as a link in the special edition of “Notes of Joy” emailed on Thursday, Jan. 21, and again on Jan. 27.

** please try to connect early - if you cannot get connected, please call Pr. Karen at the church office, 694-9601
New Office Hours 

Office Manager: Tues. - Wed. (10-5), Thurs. (10-4)

Pastor Karen in Office: Mondays and Thursdays 

Note: The Office Manager position has been reduced to 20 hours per week starting Feb. 1st
Food Pantry Donations Needed
This can be a very difficult time for families. Bring your food donations to church on Sunday or you’re welcome to call ahead to drop them during the week. 

Thanks to all of you, we gave 1,782 pounds of food last year! Thank you Wayne and Judy Rush for delivering our donations last week. 
Shopping?
Are you going shopping soon?

We are in great need of ICE MELT, salt, sand, etc.
Adult and Youth Readers
This year as a way to include more ages, we will be aiming for 2 Readers per Sunday - one adult and one youth. Lately we have had some fantastic readers - young and old! The sign-up Worship Assistant Schedule is on the Opportunities bulletin board in the upper narthex. 
ADDITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE RECORDERS NEEDED
We would like to increase our pool of people willing to record our Worship services LIVE.We have a Device for the recording. Please let us know if you are willing. 
New Church Directory
We are creating a new directory for Church uses only. Its important to have this updated for our membership and for the new Pastor who will be arriving hopefully soon! Please look at how your entry is listed. Make any changes needed and initial your entry as your indication that we have your permission to place your information in the Directory as written.  
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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.
Library
We have a Church library filled with children and adult books on the West side of the building. Free lending.... take one home and return after you have finished reading. 
Joy of Reading Book Club
February’s Book club meeting will, once again, be a ZOOM Meeting.    

Marty and Lori Atrops will be sending out the ZOOM information.   The date will be Tuesday, February 15th and will start at 6:30 PM.   

Our book for February is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
 
Upcoming book for March is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren     
 
We look forward to in-person meetings in the future, but for now, ZOOM is allowing us to continue to enjoy book discussion, see each other’s unmasked faces and stay connected.
Coming Up:
February 14th Holy Communion
(at worship and Drive-up)