Worship

All people are welcome to worship at Joy Lutheran Church. Our worship is structured around the ancient Christian liturgical pattern for worship; but don't worry if you are not familiar with it, our Sunday bulletin, a Celebrate (Bible readings) insert and hymnal (song book) lays out the liturgy and we are happy to help you!  We are currently trying a shorter version of our bulletin to put into practice our core value of Environmental Stewardship.  We also have full electronic version of our bulletin and service we can email those interested to use on electronic devices during the service or to see what a typical service looks like.  We often use a variety of sources during our services including hymns published in the Lutheran Book of Worship, With One Voice and Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  We also incorporate volunteers through choirs, instrumental music, soloists, readers, communion assistants, ushers, cantors, and acolytes into our worship experience.  If you are unfamiliar with Lutheran worship please take a look at our Joy Kids Book link! Please contact our church office at 1joylutheran@sbcglobal.net if you would like a copy of our bulletin or have any questions.On any given Sunday, you could encounter people from 6 weeks to 96 years of age.  Some come in jeans and t-shirts, others in khakis or their "Sunday best."

You will see smiling faces and meet caring people; some may be facing pain and loss, others may be celebrating new blessings in their lives. Some may call themselves "conservative," others "liberal". Some see themselves as rich others see themselves as poor. But what we all have in common is a desire to worship and serve others as Christ has served us.

We know a variety of liturgical music settings, and the congregation is willing to try new music.  When you come, you may find yourself singing well-known American hymns, spirituals, and tunes from far away places like Africa, South America and Europe. Some might be just a few years old; others, hundreds of years old.   Families are encouraged to worship together (we really don't mind fussy babies!), although nursery care is available during the services. All children are welcome to come forward for the Children's Sermon each Sunday.

  

Worship Schedule

8:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday School: 9:45 AM

Summer worship 9:30 AM (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends)
Adult Education 11:00 AM

(Nursery Service available)