Thanks to all who volunteered at Vacation Bible School this year. You are a blessing!
Joy Reigns will again be participating in the ELCA fall service day. There are new moisture wicking dri-fit T-shirts available for $12 with an order deadline of August 3rd. Please sign up for a T-shirt in worship or contact Sonya at email@example.com. Stay tuned for more information about scheduled service opportunities coming soon.
Joy Reigns enjoyed a family boat day on Sunday, July 30th. We gathered after church at the homes of the Shaun and Sonya Connolly (4149 Cadle Creek Rd, Edgwater, MD 21037) and John and Kenneth Hilbert-Graham (4117 Cadle Creek Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037). We look forward to diving into this event again next year!
Welcome to VBS! Register now by clicking on one of these two orange links for Half Day or Full Day:
Dear Friends and Members of Joy Reigns-
You may or may not know (I did not know until late last week) that a medical marijuana dispensary has requested a special permit for the old Susquehanna Bank building across from Giant, just around the corner from church.
I have to admit that I was not well informed (and am still learning) about this issue and thought it was important to learn more and have an educated opinion.
After several calls with Anne Arundel County Council member Jerry Walker, I mentioned that there does not seem to be a neutral location to have community conversations such as this. A place where everyone is welcome and all are heard. A safe place for respectful questions. At the end of the conversation, I offered Joy Reigns as a place for the community to learn more.
There will be several individuals speaking whose names are included on the attached flyer and a time for questions.
I invite you to come and learn more. The meeting will begin at 7 pm with Jerry Walker as moderator.
Please do me a favor and RSVP so we can plan for set up.
See you Tuesday at 7 pm.
Click the link below for more information:
It’s that time of year again when our summer youth events get going in full force! Take a look below for the schedule of what’s already on the calendar! Youth accounts can be used for summer events and/or scholarships are available by speaking with Pastor Sara. The events are for everyone entering grades 6-12, and drivers are needed! Please contact Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-994-9799 if you can help!
|Bowling||Sunday, June 25||5 – 7:30 p.m.||Annapolis Bowl||$8|
|Hiking, Beach & Swimming||Thursday, July 6||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Flag Ponds Nature Park/Cove Point Pool||$10|
|Whitewater Rafting (Signup deadline 7/11)||Tuesday, July 18||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center||Youth $55, Adult $60|
|Service Day & Swimming||Thursday August 10||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Truxton Park||Youth $4, Adult $5|
|Roller Skating||Tuesday, August 22||12:30 – 4 p.m.||Skate Zone in Crofton||$10|
|Sunday Youth Supper (High School only)||Sunday, July 23||5 – 7 p.m.||Meghan Connolly’s House (come at 3:30 to boat/kayak)||FREE|
|Sunday Youth Supper (High School only)||Sunday, August 27||5 – 7 p.m.||Andy Purvis’s House||FREE|
Holy Week is a special time for spiritual reflection at Joy Reigns. Maundy Thursday Worship will take place on April 13th at 7PM. At this worship we remember Jesus’ command for us to love one another. Come for music, hand washing and communion.
Good Friday Worship will be held on April 14th at 7PM. Come for music, scripture reading and contemplative candle lighting as we journey with Jesus to the cross.
Easter Sunday Worship will be celebrated at 8:30AM and 10:30AM. Come to this festive worship with communion to boldly proclaim, “Alleluia, He is Risen!”
Our Easter Egg Hunt will be held between worship services on Easter Sunday at approximately 9:30AM. Join in the fun and fellowship!
“A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:8-9
Is your coat closet full? On Palm Sunday, our congregation brought gently used coats and jackets to church for donation to our Joy Thrift ministry. You can still contribute to this important community outreach by dropping off coats or jackets of any size to Joy Thrift on Saturdays or Mondays between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Thank you for your generosity!
This year, our Lenten offerings were donated to the Local Serving Fund to support our neighbors in need. This fund is used to help with crisis emergencies for community members who need energy assistance, food and medical help.
The year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In honor of that anniversary, our midweek Lenten series was built around Luther’s Small Catechism. The Small Catechism was designed as a teaching tool of the faith, not just within the church but in the home. Luther intended for the home to be the place where faith was first shared and taught.
To that end, Luther created the Small Catechism: a simple explanation of the Ten Commandmanets, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and the Sacraments. He included basic prayers for morning and evening to worship God during each part of the day.
Our TUESDAY MIDWEEK WORSHIP began with a simple meal at 6 pm. followed by worship at 6:30 pm., with the following topics:
TUESDAY, MARCH 7th — The Ten Commandments
TUESDAY, MARCH 14th — The Creed
TUESDAY, MARCH 21st — The Lord’s Prayer
TUESDAY, MARCH 28th — Baptism
TUESDAY, APRIL 4th — Holy Communion
Many thanks to those who prepared meals and participated in this rewarding worship opportunity.
Household Huddle is an opportunity for people, young and old, to gather together and go deeper into the Bible for the day. You might ask why should I come? Here are several reasons:
1. We need each other. The wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child help each other learn about God together.
2. It helps you connect to others. This is a great opportunity to meet people and form friendships.
3. We are called to do it. As a community and as individuals, Jesus calls us to teach (and learn) about Him.
I hope you will join me for Household Huddle. We will gather in the front of the worship space each Sunday at 10:45, for approximately 30 minutes of cross+gen, multi-generational learning that continues the themes from worship. Each week we will go deeper into the weekly Bible Story with meaningful conversations and some fun too! You won’t want to miss it!