Lectionary Readings for Sunday

Joy Lutheran Church

717 FM 359

Richmond, TX 77406-2005




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


CHRISTMAS PROGRESS PARTY  - On Saturday, December 9th beginning at 6:00pm is the Joy Progressive Party. We will start at Mike & Tracy Posey’s home, 1522 Pecan Crossing Dr. Richmond, for appetizers. We will then progress to the Roland & Sharon Senn’s home, 5514 Baldwin Elm St. Richmond, for desserts. This will also be a farewell to our Vicar, Logan! All are welcome! Sign-up sheets for appetizers and desserts are in the in the narthex.


TODDLER ROOM OPEN HOUSE - The FDIC team is excited to share the awesome news that our toddler Sunday school room is about ready! We would like to invite everyone room on Dec. 10th from 9:15 to 10:15. Light snacks will be served and we hope to have some entertainment. Come and see what it is!


HOMELESS PACKING EVENT - On Dec. 17th following 2nd service the Posey’s will host a packing event in the senior high room.  We have around 192 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 narthex. Monetary donations can be made to Joy with “Homeless” in the memo line!


SHADE TREE MINISTRIES - In Dec. we will be giving out tamales. We are asking for donation of can goods to go along with these meals. We are in need of cans of sweet potatoes, Bush’s chili beans, and can fruit. Please bring cans to the red tub in the Narthex.


KRAUSE CHILDREN’S CENTER - Joy disciples are invited to help the Krause Center by bringing gift cards from Target, Walmart, Academy or Dick’s – any amount will be wonderful. They currently have 65 young ladies in residence. Please bring items by Dec. 17th. There will be a gift box for gift cards in the Narthex.


POINSETTIAS - have once again been ordered from the Brookwood Community. A signup sheet is in the Narthex if you would like to purchase a beautiful plant in honor/memory of a special loved one. Cost is $10. Deadline is Dec. 17th.


FLOWER CHART - The 2018 Flower Chart has been posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Be sure to specify the celebration/Memorial you would like to acknowledge in the Toolkit.


PRAYER SHAWL GROUP - needs yarn! If you would like to donate yarn please contact Kathy Faucett. If you would like to make a monetary donation please put in the offering plate marked yarn!!


WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY - January 2 - February 13th at 7:30 PM. We will be studying the Book of Romans with special emphasis on Luther's writings on Romans. Please join us!


MEN’S BIBLE STUDY - meets on Thursdays, at 7:30 pm in The Gathering Place. Discussion topic is 1 Peter 3:15 and The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel.


HOLY LAND TRIP - led by Pastors Bassam Abdallah and Christ is planned. Travel dates will be April 13-26, 2018. The cost from Houston is $4300 per person. Brochures are available from Beth. The tour is limited to 40-persons. Join us for the experience of a lifetime in the Holy Land - the 5th Gospel!!! Pr. Bassam will be with us on January 14th to assist all interested in preparation. Please get your deposit in as soon as you are able.


HELPING HANDS - at this time HH is in need of: canned & dry soup; dry beans, dry pasta, & single serve items.


BIRTHDAYS – 12/4 Duane Boenig; 12/6 Sue Jahn; 12/7 Peder Serkland





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

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