Camp Sunday March 9
Pancake Breakfast after each service on March 9
Come learn about VBS, campe times, and how you can help support Luther Park Bible Camp on Camp Sunday. Camp ministry through Luther Park Bible Camp provides faith and fun opportunities for all ages. Camp staff also lead Joy Lutheran Church's summer Vacation Bible School(VBS).
The Sunday School 3rd grade invites you to their pancake breakfast. Served after 8:15 and 10:00am service. Recommended donation of: $5 adults $ 3 for kids. Includes pancakes, sausage, OJ, milk, coffee & fruit. Or bring in some craft & art supplies for reduced (or free) breakfast! Supplies neede d include: Construction paper, glue (sticks & regular) colored pencils, craft sticks, card stock, stickers, etc. All proceeds go to the Sunday School Supplies Fund.
Join Us For World Day of Prayer March 7, 2014
United Church of Christ, Prescott, 11:00 A.M.
Streams in the Desert,”
Written by the Women of Egypt
More information on JWELCA and World Day of Prayer.
Visit the World Day of Prayer Website.
Clothes Drive for Domestic Abuse Shelters
Please donate your quality used clothing throughout the month of February 2014
Domestic abuse affects women in every social class, income level, and education level; however, it is often forgotten especially in “small towns.” Domestic Abuse Shelters are safer places for these victims to go until they find resources to start a new life. Many small towns in every state have a shelter home and food donations/food banks provide food for these victims but other necessities are not always available. Imagine if you had to leave a situation with no clothes, and no money for even food. It’s...leave with nothing...or your life. You choose life and leave, but you get to a shelter and don’t even have a clean set of clothes for the next day. This is why a clothes drive is so important. Please bring your quality, clean, used clothing to Joy and deposit at a designated spot in the narthex. Or call Heidi at (715)410- 8032 for pick up.
These items will be distributed March 1, 2014 to the shelter systems in Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. Donations are tax deductible and need to be quality items that are clean, without stains or tears. Donate women's clothing - Any Size, Any Style, All items!
Faith, Family, and Food is Here!
Again this year, from Janu- ary through March, parents will have the opportunity to join their child in their Sunday School classrooms for the first 20 minutes of the 10:00 a.m. service. During this time, they will have an opportunity to meet other Sunday School families, learn about the curriculum, and participate in a short activity with their child. A snack will also be provided. After the "Faith, Family, and Food" time, students will continue with their Sunday School class, and the parents will go to worship.
February 23 2nd Grade Families
March 9 1st Grade Families
March 16 Kindergarten Families
March 23 4K Families
March 30 3K Families
April 6 6th &7th Grade Families
Lent & Holy Week Worship Opportunities:
March 5, 7p.m.: Ash Wednesday
April 17, 7p.m.: Maundy Thursday
April 18, 7p.m.: Good Friday
Wednesday evening services on March 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9 at 6:30p.m.
The Holden Prayer Service will be part of each Lenten Service.
Souper Bowl of Caring a Success
Congregations Across America Joined Together for Souper Bowl Sunday on February 2! Thank- you to those who donated food and money! The Sunday School children have won their challenge to bring in 100 cans of soup. Their reward will be a Life Size Cheese Burger at Joy this Sunday, February 9th. $584.41 was contributed in the Special Offering.
Bountiful Harvest Celebration & Stewardship Drive
Join the celebration of Joy of God’s bountiful harvest in 2013 and plan and plant the seeds for our 2014 ministry by pledging to Joy! Click here to get details on the feasts and sharing of God's Gifts displays - and timing on when to pledge for 2014.
What an exciting time for us. What a bountiful harvest and hopeful future! We have recently adopted a new Mission and Vision that is giving us direction for our life together. Our church leadership has also done a lot of work on re-organizing our council around this emerging focus—we know that God is leading us into a new chapter of ministry.
At Joy we gather to be renewed in the joy and love of God through inspiring worship and caring community. We seek to
understand and live by God’s Word. We serve those in need of God’s healing through Christ, reaching out
to our community and world.
Our Vision: To be a growing, generous and hopeful community, working together to connect in a spiritually relevant way with God and our neighbor.
One of the most important ways for us to grow into this mission and vision is by increasingly reflecting on the joy and generosity of God. Scripture is filled with reminders that we are called to grow in faith. One of our abiding prayers is that together we grow in our generosity toward God’s church! And so, we invite you to join us to grow your giving for our 2014 Ministries!
Your love and faithfulness to Joy has been a blessing. And we pray that you see this new chapter of our life together as an opportunity to express your gratefulness and partnership in all we do. Please read the Steps/directions, fill out the pledge card & return it to Joy on/by November 10th so we can begin to plan the fruits of 2014 at Joy.
Many people choose to forward Joy's ministries through Simply GivingŪ. If you are already enrolled in Simply GivingŪ, thank you very much. It truly helps us to have consistent giving for our ministries over the course of the year.
Joy Lutheran Church wants to more accurately gauge the strength, vitality and trends in our church.
While we want to update our mission/vision, more importantly we want to know what your hopes are for Joy. See our newly developed 'Mission and Vision.'
Click here to know more about this project.
NURSERY IS AVAILABLE
We welcome children at Joy Lutheran Church and in worship. We also understand that infants and toddlers are very active, therefore providing a nursery helps parents receive the greatest benefit from worship. Please be respectful of time and pick up your children after worship.
Looking for a church home?
Want to know more about Joy Lutheran? Have you been active at Joy and now interested in membership? Are you wondering what it means to be a member of a church?
Joy can help you gain a community of friends, spiritual growth for you and your family, and a calm center in the midst of your busy life.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the life and ministry of Joy Lutheran Church and ask any questions you may have.
If you would like to be included in upcoming communications about this event, please call the church office at 715-262-5800.