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Joy Lutheran Church

717 FM 359

Richmond, TX 77406-2005


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GiFT PLANNING MEETING - Please join us on Tomorrow, Aug. 9th at 7:00pm for a planning meeting at the home of Tracy Posey, 6850 Shady Lane, Richmond, 77406. We encourage anyone interested in youth and family to join us as we re-group and plan the rest of the year!


RALLY DAY AUG. 22 - Celebrating Corinne Light at our Rally Day Breakfast August 22, 2021 during the Sunday school hour. Please join us for breakfast as we kick off Rally Day for this year’s Sunday school but also most importantly celebrating Corinne Light for all of her dedication over the years to our youth. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please reach out to Tammy Soward or Paula Curry if you have any questions or would like to help.


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.


SAVE THE DATE! - STREET PARTY CELEBRATING JOY’S 35th Anniversary, .Saturday October 30, 2021. We will be bringing back Joy’s Street Party this year to celebrate our anniversary and to do Community Outreach.  More information to come but please save the date.


DISASTER RELIEF NEEDS  - We still have approximately 9 homes from the February freezing weather, that needs repairs.  Pastor Juan Portillo at San Miguel Lutheran is my point of contact.  Volunteers can schedule at their convenience.  Thank you! Mary Bates, NALC Disaster Response Coordinator. 740-509-1132.


TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND -  Pr. Bassam Abdallah is hosting another trip to the Holy Land & Jordan next year, June 5-18, 2022. If you are interested in making this amazing trip we have brochures  in the church fellowship hall for you to pick up!  If you have any questions feel free to contact Paula Curry or Pr. Randy.


WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY - Pr. Randy is leading an online . Bible study every Wednesday at 7:00pm on The Epistles of the New Testament. The study will be available on Facebook, and Youtube to view at your convenience.


FORT BEND FAMILY PROMISE - Meals are needed for homeless families at Fort Bend Family Promise. Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated if you cannot prepare a meal. For more information contact Shirley Morris at 281-844-7974.



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 - 8/13 Taylor Garrou; 8/13 Christiane Hermanas


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