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Joy Lutheran Church

717 FM 359

Richmond, TX 77406-2005




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Advent Devotions

CHRIST-MASS PROGRESSIVE PARTY - will be held on December 8th we are planning the Joy Progressive Party. Mike Gann has offered up his home, but we are still in need of 1 more host home for appetizers or desserts. If you are willing to open your home please contact Paula Curry. It will be a great time of food and fellowship, More details to follow!


ADVENT DEVOTIONS & ACTIVITIES - Advent Devotions & activities are ready for families to pick up in the Narthex as well as a Teen Devotion Calendar. Please pick one for your grandchildren or anyone you feel would enjoy them!


JOY CONCERT NIGHT! - On Feb. 1st, Toby Mac, Jeremy Camp and many others will be performing at the Berry Center in Cypress, TX. The cost is $30. If you are interested in joining in please sign up in the fellowship hall by Dec. 16th. For more info contact Amy Cabato at 832-462-0771, sportee_chicka@hotmail.com. A youth lock- in will follow the event.


ANNUAL MEETING PART 1 - will be held on Dec. 9th after 2nd service.


POINSETTIAS -  Poinsettias have once again been ordered from the Brookwood Community. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex if you wish to purchase one in honor/memory of a special loved one. Cost is $10. Deadline is December 16th. The Brookwood Community thanks you for your support!


DECORATING THE NAVE - We will be decorating the Nave for Christmas on Friday, December 14th at 10:00am. We need as many helpers as we can get! Please come and help if you are able!


CHRISTMAS CHOIR CANTATA - The Joy Choir will be singing “God Came Near” on Sunday December 16th, at 7pm! Please join us.


HOMELESS CHRISTMAS PACKING EVENT - On Dec. 23rd following 2nd service the Posey’s will host a packing event in the fellowship hall.  We have many backpacks to fill. Lunch will be served at 12:15p and we will begin at 1:00p. Please come and have lunch and help out. A list of items needed is in the fellowhip hall. Monetary donations can be made to Joy with “Homeless” in the memo line!


ALTAR GUILD -  is in need of Helpers to assist with Holy Communion. We need a few people that attend late service to volunteer to help with clean up. Couples are welcome to team up. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kathy Faucett at 281-460-1040.


2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES - Your 2019 offering envelopes are in the fellowship hall. Please pick yours up to save the church postage!


PRAYER SHAWL GROUP - If you would like to donate yarn or make a monetary donation to the Prayer Shawl Group, please put in the offering plate marked yarn! It would be greatly appreciated!


2019 FLOWER CHART - has been posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Be sure to specify the celebration/memorial you would like acknowledged in the toolkit.


MEN’S BIBLE STUDY - Men's Bible Study will take a break starting December 16, 2018 and will resume on March 7, 2019.


HELPING HANDS - at this time HH needs: canned & dry soup, jelly, juice, single serve items, bar soap, and laundry detergent.


BIRTHDAYS – 12/2 Lynn Mueller & Christian Randel; 12/7 Peder Serkland





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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Office - 281.762.3310

Pastor Tim Christ (832) 549-4985 (Pastors Cell)

Office Hours

Mon-Wed-Thurs 9am - 2pm

Closed Friday


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