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Joy Lutheran Church

717 FM 359

Richmond, TX 77406-2005


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COTTAGE MEETINGS - Starting this week, we will begin gathering in small groups to talk about Stewardship of Worship. There will be a lesson handed out each week for a total of 7 weeks. We need volunteers to open your home to host a meeting for the disciples in your area. These will be informal gatherings. Anyone in the group can facilitate. Check the map in the fellowship hall for families that are near you. Please put your flag on the map if you haven’t’ already! Questions or concerns, contact Paula Curry or Pr. Randy.


CROP WALK - Will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, Texas. Registration is at 8:00am - Crop Walk send off will be at 8:30am. Pick up your packet in the fellowship hall. Questions? Contact Laura Cabato.


YOUTH LEAD WORSHIP - all youth that are interested in playing a role in the Youth Led Worship Service (From reading, to ushering, giving a sermon, and/or performing musically, ect) call or text Amy Cabato at (832) 462-0771!


STROKE SCAN -  will be here at Joy on Wednesday Oct. 27th, beginning at 3:30pm. There will be more information available soon in the fellowship Hall. Please contact Laura Cabato for more info!


STEWARTSHIP MOMENT - Be ready to have fun during worship for Stewardship of the Mysteries of God!


WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY - We are studying the book of Genesis!  We will be looking at this book in depth and make connections to other references throughout the Bible. Hope you will join us. We will have two sessions —at 3 and at 7 in order to have smaller in person groups. For those who can only “come” virtually, we will also zoom the 7:00 class. More details to come in upcoming Toolkits.


SAVE THE DATE! – HARVEST FESTIVAL & STREET DANCE - Joy is so excited this year to bring back the Street Dance to celebrate our 35th Anniversary on Saturday, October 30th 3p-5p. This will be a Community Carnival Celebration.  The Praise Band will provide music, so get in your music requests now. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage wrapped in tortillas plus more.  Since it is the day before Halloween, we will of course have Trunk-R-Treat.  We will also have activities for all, Bounce House/Slide, Cake Walk, Ring Toss, and Washers plus more. Please join us on September 12, 2021 for a planning meeting after late service. All helpers welcome, more the merrier to make light work and an AWESOME STREET DANCE. Any questions/ideas/suggestions, please reach out to Tammy Soward, Paula Curry or Robbie Conley.


SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION FOR BIG HEART ORPHANAGE - school supply collection begins!  Look for the box in the fellowship and keep an eye out for all the back to school sales that will be starting soon.



Ruth Anne, the daughter of our second vicar/intern Chris Metze and wife Alyssa has  Joubert Syndrome.  The continuing need for assistive equipment to help Ruth Anne progress in her development is very high and expensive. Thus, an ongoing white envelope opportunity via a basket in the fellowship hall. Make checks payable to Joy Lutheran Church with Ruth Anne in the memo line


BIRTHDAYS - 10/3 Darin Mielke; 10/5 Chuck Canterbury; 10/6 Melissa Mikeska


COFFEE AND THE WORD – A daily devotional is read out loud on our YouTube channel every morning.  A link is also on our Facebook page as well.  Follow along as we are going through "Revised Common Lectionary"   On that site you can subscribe via your calendars on your smart phone and follow along.




We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.



We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.



We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.



We strive to be a church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.

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Our Mission: Called by God, we reach out joyfully to share Jesus Christ with all people by building healthy relationships with God and one another.

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Mon-Wed-Thurs 9am - 2pm

Closed Friday


Joy Lutheran Church is a Charter Congregation of the North American Lutheran Church