Pathways to Generosity Giving Card

By Sonya Connolly, in News

The Pathways to Generosity journey has been a meaningful time for each of us to pray “God where do You want me to be in my giving?” I hope you have been able to experience worship online to hear the personal giving stories from Sara Adams, the Thomas family, Frank Downs, and the Yotter family; and to participate in the daily devotional and unity prayers. This past Sunday, Joy Reigns celebrated together the many blessings of our lives and offered to God our Estimate of Giving cards in worship. It was the culmination of many weeks of prayer and consideration of how our ministry is changing lives in our community and beyond. The offering was an extraordinary expression of gratitude and faithfulness. I hope your awareness and faith have deepened through this process and that you will join us by completing the online giving form.

Pathways 2 Generosity 28 Day Devotional

By Sonya Connolly, in News

Pathways to Generosity is the title for this year’s generosity initiative for the ministry support of Joy Reigns Lutheran Church.  Pathways to Generosity is about giving from a grateful heart to partner in ministry that changes people’s lives. It is not about giving to fund the church’s budget. Using The Giving Path as a model, Pathways to Generosity invites people to move along the path as they grow in their giving and deepen their faith. In the coming weeks you will be invited to go on a journey of discovery and prayer. How much should you give? That’s between you and God. Prayer should be the focus as you seek the answer to this question: “God, where do You want me to be in my giving?” Please join others from the congregation in the daily devotional and prayer practices as well as special stories from real people that you know from Joy Reigns and their own giving journeys each week.

Save the Date for Vacation Bible School!

By Sonya Connolly, in News

Plans are underway for a half-day, social distanced VBS the week of August 9-13th, 2021. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for details!

Holy Week Services

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April 1st: Maundy Thursday

7 pm at Joy Reigns

An OUTDOOR worship experience with Holy Communion. Come for a social distanced worship experience as we remember the last supper and Jesus’ command to do the same.

April 2nd: Good Friday

7 pm on Zoom

An ONLINE worship experience. Stations of the Cross: Pandemic Hope. Each station will be paired with stanzas from Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers.” Combining art and story telling we will work towards healing and hope.

April 4th: Easter Sunday

6:30 am Outdoor Sunrise Worship

With the dawn of the new morning, just like the biblical women, join others early Easter morning for an OUTDOOR worship experience to rejoice in the empty tomb.

9:30 am on YouTube

An ONLINE worship experience to celebrate the Risen Christ together. Alleluia!

Join us for worship during Holy Week!

By Sonya Connolly, in News


April 1st: Maundy Thursday – 7 pm Outdoor Service at Joy Reigns

April 2nd: Good Friday – 7 pm Zoom Service (click here)

April 4th: Easter Sunday – 6:30 am Outdoor Sunrise Service at Joy Reigns

April 4th: Easter Sunday – 9:30 am Online Service on Youtube

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

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Join us for Christmas Worship on YouTube Click Here

Digital Worship Continues Each Sunday

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Please join us each Sunday morning at 9:30 on the Joy Reigns Lutheran Church YouTube channel for a live stream worship experience. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel and click on notifications so you will be notified as soon as the service goes live. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays via YouTube at 9:30 am., and pray for your safety and peace.

Joy Thrift Update

By Sonya Connolly, in News

Joy Thrift is proud to announce our store’s Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, August 1 9am-12 pm.

Shoppers may now make purchases on Saturdays and Mondays from 9am-12pm.  Donations will continue to be received on Saturdays from 9am-12pm.  We will not accept large items like furniture, but are happy to receive your used clothing and household goods.  We look forward to seeing you at our new space, still located at 35 Mayo Road.  Masks required for shopping.

Outdoor Prayer Service now offered!

By Sonya Connolly, in News
Outdoor Prayer to Begin Sunday, June 21st at 8 am
In an effort to provide various worship opportunities with different risk tolerances and worship components, you are invited to the new Sunday Morning Outdoor Prayer Service beginning this Sunday June 21st. It’s RAIN OR SHINE.
Here are some important details:
  • You will be asked to sign in for accurate contact tracing.
  • Bring your own chairs to place on the lawn.
  • Plan to sit with appropriate social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Print your own bulletin and/or have access to it on a digital device.
  • Musicians will provide contemplative music to enhance our prayer gathering experience.
  • The format will be a short worship/prayer experience lasting approximately 30 minutes, from 8-8:30 am.
  • In case of rain, we will still offer outdoor worship but it will be drive-in style worship
  • Tune into 101.7 FM.
  • If you are in a high risk category, or have a fever the morning of worship, please stay home and worship online.

Caring Connections Team – NEW!

By Sonya Connolly, in News
As we navigate our way into our new reality of social distancing, we still want to stay connected until we are physically back together again. On a regular basis, members of the newly forming Caring Connections Team will be in contact with every household of Joy Reigns to check in and receive prayer requests. Please make sure we have up to date contact information including your email, mailing address, phone and/or cell so that we might connect with you. Updates may be sent to Sonya. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please contact Dave or Naomi Talbott or Pastor Sara.