Welcome to worship at Joy Lutheran Church

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, divorced, married, widowed, or if your relationship status is “complicated”.  We especially love wailing babies, excited toddlers, and grey-haired elders.   We love families, no matter how you define them.

We are glad you are here if you come every Sunday or if this is your first time at our church or any church at all.   You’re welcome if you know the Bible backwards and forwards, or have never really read it, if you know Jesus or are just curious to hear what he is all about.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or specialize in “making a joyful noise.”  We welcome you if you have doubts about “organized religion” or are a “cradle Christian”.  We welcome liberals, conservatives, moderates and undecideds.  If you cheer for the right team, or don’t like sports, you are welcome here.

We especially welcome those who could use a prayer right now, or an assurance that God loves them, those who are struggling, and those who are doing okay.

Whoever you are, whatever your past or present — God welcomes you and so do we!

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Children are always welcome here.   We are used to the joyful sounds of our youngest sisters and brothers.   We do have some activity bags near the main entrance, to keep restless hands busy.  

If someone in your family needs a break, we have a Family Room just outside the sanctuary.  It has a large window and a sound system so you can still follow the worship if you choose.  

We also try to have a Children’s Chapel each week during the sermon time.  This way our younger sisters and brothers can benefit from an age-appropriate message and their drivers can better listen to the sermon.

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We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday.  You are always welcome at the Lord’s Table.  Many of our youngest members receive communion.   If your young person wishes to receive, please have them hold out their hands as the pastor comes by with the bread.  If you have questions, please talk to pastor.

Lutherans love coffee.  Please join us after worship for coffee, tea and cookies.

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