New Pastor Survey Now Open
Open from November 17th to December 7th
This is 4-6 minute online survey which will help us know how you see Joy & what you feel the talents of our next Pastor should be.
Each member (both spouses!) should take the survey.)
Listening Sessions and Survey Announcement
Take The Survey: Joy Lutheran Church's Profile for New Pastor Survey
Operation Christmas Child
It's time to pack the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! Help make the Christmas of a child a happier one by packing and donating a box full of gifts that will bring delight to a needy child. These boxes go to children all around the world. Our congregation has been generous in the past by donating 70-80 boxes each November to Samaritan's Purse for their Operation Christmas Child project. Let's see if we can hit our goal of 100 donated boxes in 2014! Pick up a box in the narthex, or use your own shoebox, and fill it wi th gifts from the suggested items you will find listed in the flier next to the boxes. Be sure to include the label telling if your box is for a "girl" or a "boy," and what age range. All boxes need to be returned to the church by Sunday, November 16 when they will be blessed in church services that day. Use this service project to help teach your children about reaching out and giving instead of always receiving. Thanks for your participation in this spe cial mission outreach!
Treats and Treasures Sale
Annual “Treats and Treasures” Sale to be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come for fellowship, coffee and treats, or to buy Lefse, Christmas cookies, delious baked goods, or beautiful hand-made items. Thank you for supporting JW/ELCA’s major fun draising project.
Prescott Area Churches Association Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 23rd at 6:00 P.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Prescott. Deanna Roen will conduct the Bell Choir from Joy and Monica Laust will conduct the Ecumenical Choir. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Prescott Food Shelf. An offering will be taken for PACA’s Emergency Fund. Refreshments will be served fol- lowing the service.
Advent Program - Old English Madrigal Event
Sunday, December 7th , 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
All women, men, and children ages 10 and up are inv ited to a very special Advent Program on December 7 from 2-4 P.M. in the church Fellowship Hall. We will be hosting an old fashioned 16th century Madrigal Event with special singing by eight singers from the Stillwater area, special early English foods to eat, beautiful decorations, and fellowship beyond compare! (We hear via the grapevine that Pastor Roger may be coming as a monk! ) Don’t miss this special holiday event! There is no cost to attend, but a free-will offering will be taken.
Children's Christmas Program
Christmas Program is scheduled for Dec.14 at 8:15 A M, and 10:00 AM Rehearsals: Wed. Dec. 10, 6-7:30pm, & Sat. Dec 13, 9-11am at Joy.
Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Eve services with communion Wednesday, December 24 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 9:00 p.m.
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.