Special Events

Thanksgiving Blessing 2017
Joy Lutheran is the Eagle River site where people can come pick up ingredients for their thanksgiving meal. Event is hosted by Love INC (in the name of Christ). Volunteers are needed for set up, hosting, and cleaning up. As a congregation we have an annual goal to guide our donations. Our 2017 goal: 300 cans of yams/sweet potatoes.

This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 20th from 3:00-8:00PM for those living in the 99505, 99506, 99567, and 99577 zip codes.  To volunteer with Love INC. go to their volunteer sign-up page at Signup.com.

FREE Advent Wreath Making & Breakfast
Joy Lutheran Church is hosting a FREE, community-wide Advent Wreath Making event on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 11:00AM.  All materials for wreath making will be provided by the church, and we will be serving brunch as well.  This is a great event for families to come and make an advent wreath for their home and to kick off the Christmas season. All are welcome!

If you are interested in doing us to make a wreath, we would greatly appreciate your RSVP to joylutheran@gmail.com so we can make sure we have enough materials on-hand!  Or, see the event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/617444575312283/

Socktober 2017
The final count on the sock collection is 543!  The socks will divide them between Brother Francis, Beans, Covenant House, Clare House and the AWAIC Shelter. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Sleeping Bags for Our Homeless Neighbors
Many of us have some extra sleeping bags in our garages or our sheds, maybe some we haven’t used for many years.   Marcia Wakeland tells us that there is an informal “give away time” of supplies for homeless folks that happens once a month at Central Lutheran.  One of the most coveted items is sleeping bags, which Marcia said went last week in a matter of minutes.

If you have some unused bags, talk to Pastor Martin or Marcia Wakeland, or bring them to the church, where Marcia can get them to the folks who organize this event each month.  Thank you.

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