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.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Filled with Joy 2021” is the theme of our fall Stewardship Appeal. This theme may seem out of place with all that has transpired during 2020, but we are Filled with Joy because of the sacrifice and promises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In the weeks ahead you will be hearing more about the exciting ministry plans for 2021. Included in this mailing is a brochure describing our ministry initiatives. Also included are 3 bulletin inserts that you can use to follow along with the virtual temple talks on November 22nd, November 29th, and December 6th to learn more about those initiatives.
As part of the Filled with Joy 2021 campaign, you will be invited by letter to consider increasing your offering for the coming year. Please prayerfully consider this request and do your best to respond generously as the Lord leads you.
On Filled with Joy Weekend, December 12th and 13th, we will present our pledges and commitments (we call them “Statements of Intent”) in a safe and socially distanced manner. You are welcome to mail your Statements of Intent to the church office if you are not available on Filled with Joy Weekend.
People from whom a response has not been received by December 18th will be telephoned to assure everyone can present their offering plan for the coming year.
Thank you for being part of the amazing congregation. Pray for our work together as we continue to share the Gospel of the Lord with each other, our community and the world.
Psalms 126:3 “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are Filled with Joy” Sincerely in Christ,
Stewardship for All Season Team
(Joe, Gary, Gail, Misty, and Pastor Rod)