Notes of Joy for the Week of September 8, 2019
Our Mission Statement

We of Joy Lutheran Church foster 
grace-filled relationships with Christ
through worship, fellowship, and service. 
Luke 14:25-33
Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s grace in remembrance of baptism, we can be strengthened in this hour to “choose life”—to choose life in God as our own.
 See YOU next Saturday, Sept. 14!
Our next work day is Saturday, September 14, beginning with a breakfast potluck at 9am. We'll start preparing for the fall/winter season - really! Please join us!
Volunteer Opportunities

Lawn Rangers Needed - Fall Edition
As we get to the end of the summer with cooler temps at night, the grass grows more slowly. However, the leaves have begun to fall and the gardens need to be cleaned out for winter - so there's still work to be done. If you have a hankering for some lawn and garden work, we'd love to have some help. Thanks to Sue Weimer for trimming the bushes out front along the road. They look so tidy and we can see our sign so much better. Thank you, Sue!

Worship Assistants Sought
Our Worship Assistant Schedule is extremely empty.  Please take a few moments to consider if you can help with future worship services. It’s hard to scramble at the last minute to fill openings. There are many positions and training is available if you have never volunteered or it has been awhile. Just add your name to the schedule on the Opportunities bulletin board in the narthex. Contact the office if you’d like training.  THANK YOU!
JCDC is Hiring
Joy Child Development Center is accepting applications for a cook and new teachers.   They are losing some of their summer staff members as current high school and college students return to school. Must be 18 y.o. or older. They are most in need of staff whom are willing and able to start when the center opens at 6:30am or work a later shift until closing at 6:30pm. If interested, please contact the director, Robin O’Mara at 694-2755.
Weekly Worship Assistant Schedule
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.   We share a light dinner and discuss the book of the month with open minds. You can expect a lively interchange!

  • September 16 – Lois Lester is hosting and the book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • October 21 – Betty Veldhuis is hosting; the book is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Upcoming books:  
  • November - Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep 
  • December - The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates     
  • January - Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck
All are welcome, even if you haven’t read the book. We will enjoy your company!
Joy Church Council Members
Sue Weimer
Scooter Bentson
Ami Soellers
Clarke Hemphill
Tom Bird
Debby Bird
Dina Torres, Treasurer

The next church council meeting is Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00pm.