At Joy Lutheran Church we give in order to fulfill our mission:

To share the Love of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with all people through worship and discipleship to extend Christ's kingdom in the world.

It is part of serving God and our community.

To join God in changing lives and changing the world we rely on the consistent and generous contributions from individuals and organizations. We deeply value and appreciate those who believe in the mission of God expressed through Joy Lutheran Church and partner with us financially.

Planning for our 2022 church year is underway. Through the generosity of our members, we will raise an additional $57,500 over expected church expenses to cover the cost of three ministry initiatives: Children and Youth Ministry, Outreach Ministry, and Ministry for All Ages. 

Joyful Return - 2022
Supporting Children and Youth Ministries

Our first Joyful Return initative is to support our Children and Youth Ministry. Listen to words directly from our kiddos in this VIDEO.

Learn About the Goals to Support These Ministries
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Supporting Outreach Ministries
The “Outreach Ministry” goal is to support the ELCA Disaster Relief Fund for those impacted by natural disasters, Lutheran Family Services, who serves the needs of Afghan refugees, and additional projects in our local community. Learn more about the “Joyful Return - Return to the Lord who is gracious and compassionate” ministry initiative VIDEO.
Learn How to Support Outreach Ministries
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Supporting Ministry to All Ages

We have needs to be met and ministries to be done among the young adults of our congregation, including those who have graduated from high school, returned from college, established their careers, and have added to their families. A ministry gap among young adults exists that we can work to fill. And again, there are older adults who desire to have community events and opportunities with their church family. We can work to create educational and fun events for the more mature members of our church.

Learn more about support this ministry by watching this VIDEO

Learn About Ministry to Support All Ages
Joyful Return - 2022

In the weeks ahead, we will be introducing our exiting ministry initatives for 2022. Our there main onbjectives will be:

  • supplementing the cost of children and youth summer ministry,
  • working with Lutheran Family Service's Afghan Relief Service and ELCA Diaster Relief Program,
  • and continuing to ensure excellence in ministy

These three ministry initatives will be further outlined in brochures, temple talks, and worship handouts.

As part of the Joyful Return campaign, you will be invited by letter to consider increasing your offering for the coming year. Please prayerfully consider this request and to your best to respond generously as the Lord leads you.

On appeal weekend, November 6-7, we will gather the Statement of Intent cards during all worship services. You are welcome to hand in your card or mail it to the church office if you are not able to attend the Joyful Return service. If we do not receive your Statement of Intent by November 7, you will receive a friendly, follow-up call just to make certain you were given the opportunity to return yoru card.

Thank you for being part of Christ's inspiring minstiry thorugh Joy Lutheran Church! Pray for our work together as we continue to share the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Thanks be to God!

Grace and Peace,

2022 Stewardship for All Season Team

 

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