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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 August 30, 2020
This Week's Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28
The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering yet finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn’t grasp Jesus’ words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.
No In-person Worship During August

Our Sunday worship will be available on Facebook beginning at 9:30am. 

You can still view our Facebook page, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Click the link above. (Ignore the bar at the bottom when it opens asking you to sign-in or create an account. You are still able to scroll down through our page. You need to click "not now" on the pop-up page when it again asks you to sign up, then it will go away - - hope that helps!!) :-)
Pastor on Vacation 
Pastor Karen will be on vacation Aug. 10 - Sept. 4, 2020. In case of emergency, please call the Church office (694-9601), or any of the Church Council members (see listed on bottom of each "Notes of Joy"), who will then reach a pastor willing to help.

Do not hesitate to call, as Pastor Karen has lined up backup coverage from several pastors.
Children’s Ministry!
  • If you received a VBS survey in the blue envelope, we would be grateful if you would return it via the self-addressed envelope inside!
  • It will have a direct effect on potential Sunday School this Fall! 

Thank you!
Children's Bible Stories on Amazon Prime
Did you know that if you (or your parents) have Amazon Prime, you can watch episodes of Whirl for free?

Whirl is a Bible-based cartoon series. In each episode the kids tackle a different theme central to Christian values. And while the issues dealt with are relatable, the solutions these kooky characters find are mostly... unconventional. Kids of all ages will be laughing while they're learning!

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!
Here are the books we came up with for the next few months.   A whole new season of reading!

  • September – Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This meeting will be at the home of Lois Lester and she has promised social distance.
  • October – The Dragons, the Giant, the Women by Wayetu Moore
  • November – The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
  • December – Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
  • January – Jimmy Bluefeather by Kim Heacox
JCDC is Hiring
Joy Child Development Center is hiring.
  • Teacher: Toddler room teacher. Experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Cook: Experience preferred.
Background checks are required. Please contact Robin O'Mara at 694-2755 if interested. Must be 18y.o.+
Note: Pastor Karen will be on vacation Aug. 10 - Sept. 4, 2020.