MEET OUR NEW PASTOR!
Joyful Spirit welcomes Rev. David Elliott and his wife Becky to Joyful Spirit! Click on the SERMONS link above to listen to Pastor Dave's Sunday messages!
Save the Date! Pastor Dave's official Installation at Joyful Spirit is Sunday, October 2nd @ 10 AM. Pastor Gary Erickson from the NI Synod will perform the installation. All are welcome & invited to come and celebrate with us! :)
Sunday Worship @ 10 AM
Join us for Worship with contemporary worship music
by our praise band in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Holy Communion is served every Sunday. Coffee, tea, & bakery are available in the Spirit Café before & after services. Our motto here is "Growing in Faith, Hope, & Love." If you are a "work-in-progress" too, we hope you will come grow with us!
Sunday School is on break until the Fall. During the summer months we encourage parents to bring their children to the Worship service and worship as a family. You can pick up coloring pages & crayons for your child in the Spirit Café when you pick up your bulletin :) Sunday School resumes September 18th @ 10 AM. REGISTER NOW by picking up your registration forms in the Café this Sunday!
Confirmation Class is on break until the Fall. Students worship with their families over the summer. Class resumes September 18th after Worship @ 11:15 AM. REGISTER NOW by picking up your registration forms in the Café this Sunday!
FALL EVENTS @ JSLC
Sept. 3: Serve at Morningstar Mission (Joliet)
Sept. 9: Box City of Hope (Morningstar Mission, Joliet)
Sept. 17: 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser (Boughton Ridge)
Sept. 18: Sunday School & Confirmation Class begin
Sept. 24: Installation of NI Synod Bishop (Rockford)
Oct. 1: Serve at Morningstar Mission (Joliet)
Oct. 2: Official Installation of Pastor Dave
Oct. 15: Octoberfest (details TBA)
Nov. 5: Serve at Morningstar Mission (Joliet)
Nov. 26: Gingerbread Workshop (details TBA)
Sign up now for our 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th at Boughton Ridge Golf Course. Shotgun start @ 1 PM. 4 person-scramble format (best ball.) Golf & Dinner, $70 per person. Dinner Only, $35 per person or $65 per couple. Door prizes, raffles, & more! Corporate sponsorships available. See Gene Butcher for details!
NEW BISHOP for ELCA/NIS
Rev. Jeffrey Clements will be installed as the new Bishop for the ELCA's Northern Illinois Synod @ 10 AM on Saturday, September 24th at First Lutheran Church, 225 S. 3rd Street, Rockford. All are welcome!
GROW WITH US!
Watch the slideshow above to see JSLC in action!
about us by using the LINKS at the top of the page!
FIND US HERE
Sunday mornings @ 10 AM!
Read the current issue of ELCA's magazine "Living Lutheran" online, at https://www.livinglutheran.org
ADAGES - Does the Bible really say that?
RICK STEVES - I'm A Lutheran
HAITI MISSION TRIP
Blessed to be a blessing!
Our Mission Team was working in Haiti from June 18-25, 2016. Check out the daily blog from their trip @ http://joyfulspirithaititeam.blogspot.com. Click on the MINISTRIES link above and select OUTREACH to watch a wonderful video about their trip!
Click on the BONUS link at the top of the page to learn more about the season of Lent, the Resurrection, the season of Eastertide, and the season of Pentecost!