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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 - Good Friday & Easter
Good Friday

Join us at 7:00pm tonight
for an online Worship Service on Facebook LIVE!

Not a Facebook user? That's ok....just click link and you can find it! (Click "not now" on pop-up window that asks you to sign up.)

NOTE: If you missed any of the previous services, they are all still available on our Facebook page -- Just scroll on down!
"Seven Last Words" by ELCA Alaska Pastors

Attached is a Good Friday message from local ELCA pastors.

Easter Worship

"Drive In" Service .... It will be short.

This may be the only time we ever do this! So you can dress however you wish--- with an Easter bonnet on your head, in your PJs, decorate your car, whatever!

INSTRUCTIONS (we are following Governor's restrictions):
  1. Park on the WEST parking lot (next to Eagle R. Loop Rd)
  2. Park 6 ft. away from one another
  3. Do not get out of your vehicles
  4. Make sure to use the restroom at home as we cannot open up the Church's
  5. If you can, bring your electronic copy of the Online Easter Bulletin
  6. No passing around of offering plate or communion - thus we will not have either

Sewing Masks
We have masks available for you at church. Our "Mitten Tree" has become a "Mask Tree." It's outside the main entrance, facing Eagle River Loop Road, and will be accessible from 10:00am - 5:00pm M-F.

Several of our Sew for Joy members are sewing health masks. There are directions in various places - one website is , or check with Mona. Her email is .

Masks are available to folks in need of some protection.   (Fabric masks are not suitable for hospital emergency wear, and should be washed in HOT water before using.)
Finance Update as of 4/9/2020

Our commitment is to keep the congregation informed on our finances. During these extraordinary times it is important for you to know that your council and treasurer are trying to be good stewards of your offerings.

Our income for March was $21,241 and expenses were $21,099. All received March bills are paid.  We have not received the snow plowing/sanding bill for March, which will be paid and accounted for in April.

  • JCDC has suspended operating for the time being and will evaluate a reopening date as we work thru the coronavirus. They have continued to forward their payment to JLC, which is basically a reimbursement for their portion of utilities and insurance.
  • All snowplowing/sanding, flower orders and trash service have been suspended.
  • Thermostats in the sanctuary, narthex and JCDC have been turned down to 58 degrees.
  • AA and NA have temporarily moved their meetings online and are not meeting at JLC.
  • JLC janitorial service has been terminated. 

We cannot thank you enough for your continued faithful support of your church. We have seen an increase in families giving thru our online option. You can mail your offering or drop it off at the office.
Don't forget to return your questionnaires for the MSP Team! Please return the 2-sided full sheet and the green 1/2-sheet Week-4 questionnaires in the envelop provided. We value your input!
Consider Giving Online
Thank you for remembering your Church during this time when we cannot gather!

You can give Online one-time or as a reoccurring gift by clicking the "donate" button below. This helps us tremendously! Or, you may send in your offering by mail (10111 E. Eagle River Lp. Rd., 99577). Thank you for your gifts!
Joy of Reading Book Club
The Joy of Reading Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of every month and gets started around 6:30 PM. Even if you haven’t read the book of the month you are still welcome to join us. It’s a fun evening of discussion, sharing of ideas and respectful listening. And lots of socializing and laughter!

  • April 20 – The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri. Stay tuned for more info... we may gather online via ZOOM
  • May 18 – We are Called to Rise by Laura McBride at the home of Mona Mitton
  • June 5 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This is also Book Club’s 10thAnniversary Celebration! Once again our anniversary party/sleepover will be at the beautiful lake home of Gerry Norene on Nancy Lake.
  • August 17 – The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks
Joy Church Council Members
Sue Weimer -
Scooter Bentson -
Tom Bird -
Debby Bird -
Corrine Finnie -
Kelly Mullin -
Heather Slocum -
Clarke Hemphill, Treasurer -

The next church council meeting is
Tuesday, April 14th
at 7:00pm.