Celebrate Joy Sunday is Sunday, May 19
Help us celebrate the Sunday School, SHIFT, and Confirmatio n Teachers at Joy! There will be a Potluck on Sunday, May 19th at 11:15 a.m. following second service. Wondering what to bring? See page 4 of this newsletter for more details.
High School Senior Recognition is Sunday, May 19
Joy Lutheran Church would like to celebrate our graduates. On Sunday, May 19 at both the 8:15 AM and 10:00 AM services, we will have a special recognition for Joy’s graduating seniors. Graduates and their families will be invited to come forward for a bles sing.
Joy Plant Market, May 18
The 5th Annual Joy Plant Market will be sprouting up on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Proceeds go to the Prescott Food Shelf, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, ELCA Malaria Project, and Joy Vacation Bible School. You can help by:
• Donating perennials, annuals, and vegetable plants (need to be clearly marked with provided plant markers listing plant name, sun/shade and bloom color, and perennials need to be in 1 gallon pots or larger).
• Volunteer for Saturday activities (see insert in Sunday bulletins beginning April 21).
• Getting the word out to neighbors and friends and/or distributing Plant Market posters to local businesses and churches.
Please call one of this year’s co-chairs: Ernie Schultz (612-432-3547) or Tammy Orf (715-426-9646) with questions, donations, or comments. Let’s make this year another great success!!!!!
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.
Click here to know more about this project.
Jump, Laugh & Play (JLP) Preschool is currently accepting additional registrations from now until May, 2013 school year. There is a new class that has been added on Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 - 2:00 PM. This is a parent-directed preschool that meets in conjunction with the Early Childhood Program during the school year at Joy Lutheran Church. The program is designed for children 3+ years of age, and the maximum enrollment per year is eight students per class time. If you are interested in learning more about this preschool option or wish to enroll your child, please contact Kariin Pepin at 715-425-8123 or email@example.com.
From Your Pastor's Desk
Each month Pastor Amy writes to the congregation and Christians everywhere. In the December installment, Pastor Amy writes about Christmas and what it means. Please check out this month's From Your Pastor's Desk.
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. Sign up to help staff the Nursery through the summer!
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.