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 & Confirmation Class
During the school year, Sunday School meets during Worship for children in grades K-5; Confirmation class meets after Worship for children in grades 6-8. During the summer months, we encourage families to attend Worship together.
THE HOLIDAYS @ JSLC
Click on CALENDAR link (top of page) for details.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 Bible Study
Sunday, Nov. 5 Haiti Gift Shoppe opens
Saturday, Nov. 11 The Live Nativity @ the
Festival of Lights*
Wednesday, Nov. 15 Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets
(for Power Connection*)
Saturday, Nov. 25 Gingerbread Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Book Group
Sunday, Dec. 3 1st week of Advent - Worship
Sunday, Dec. 3 Linger Longer
Sunday, Dec. 3 "Stars of Hope" Christmas Gifts
(for Morningstar Mission*) Wednesday, Dec. 6 Bible Study
Sunday, Dec. 10 2nd week of Advent - Worship
Sunday, Dec. 17 3rd week of Advent - Worship
Wednesday, Dec. 20 Beer & Bibles & Bulldogs*
Sunday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Worship, 10 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 27 Book Group
Sunday, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Worship, 10 AM
Join us as we thank God for our many blessings with a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, November 15th @ 7 PM.
THE LIVE NATIVITY
A Bolingbrook Christmas Tradition!
The community is invited to experience the Live Nativity at The Promenade Mall during the Festival of Lights, Saturday, November 11th from 3-6 PM. Come meet the Holy Family and live barnyard animals, hear the Christmas story, make Christmas ornaments and decorate Christmas cookies! Bring your family & friends and start the holiday season off with the reason for it all :) This free event is outdoors (by Claire's Boutique) so please dress accordingly. Event followed by the Christmas Tree lighting at 6 PM. Sponsored by Joyful Spirit and Bolingbrook Civic & Cultural Affairs.
FREE EVENT - All are welcome & invited!
Build a gingerbread house & lasting Christmas memories on Saturday, November 25th. Cost for kit & workshop is $35.00 - cost for take-home kit only is $30.00. Kit includes all materials needed to build your dream house: freshly baked gingerbread pieces, sturdy base, icing, LOTS of different candies, etc. Workshop includes instructions/help building your house.
Space is limited - Sign up in the Cafe or contact the church office ASAP.
Join us for Christmas worship on Christmas Eve morning, December 24th @ 10:00 AM. Communion will be served. All are welcome & invited to celebrate the birth of the King!
NEW! LITTLE LUTHER DEVOTION BOOK
Pre-order your copy of "Clothed in God's Grace - A Little Luther Devotional". Books contain beautiful photography & devotions by Pastor Dave (with the help of Little Luther!) Books are 8x8" softcover and cost $35 each. Last date to order to guarantee Christmas delivery is December 3rd (they make great gifts!) All proceeds go to the church's general fund :)
FIND US HERE!
Join us Sunday mornings @ 10 AM!
We're located at 260 Sunshine Drive, Bolingbrook, at the intersection of Boughton Road & Sunshine Drive (just 2 stoplights west of Weber Road.) Click the google link on the map above to get driving directions from googlemaps.
GROW WITH US!
Watch the slideshow above to see JSLC in action!
Read the current issue of ELCA's online magazine
"Living Lutheran" at https://www.livinglutheran.org/
Check it out!
I'm A Lutheran - PBS' "Travels in Europe" RICK STEVES
Lutheranism 101 - Basic Beliefs
500th ANNIVERSARY of the REFORMATION (FILM)
2017 is the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's reformation of the medieval church! Click on the BONUS link above to learn about the wonderful new PBS documentary by RICK STEVES, "LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION", and to view it online now FREE! :)
MAKING CHRIST KNOWN ~ Luther's Small Catechism
Learn more about the basic principles of Christianity with the 2017 editions of the Northern Illinois Synod's Newsletters. Each focuses on a different part of the Small Catechism.
Issue 1: (January/February) The Ten Commandments
Issue 2: (March/April) Apostles' Creed & Lord's Prayer
Issue 3: (May/June) The Sacraments
Issue 4: (July/August) Synod Assembly Recap
Issue 5: (September/October) Confession and Forgiveness
Click on the link below to read Making Christ Known ~
about us by using the LINKS at the top of the page!
Check out our facebook page for photos, inspiration, reminders, and a sneak-peak at the next sermon! Click www.facebook.com/JoyfulSpiritChurch and go
COURAGE TO BE THE CHURCH
Where do we go from here?
THE CHURCH CANNOT STAY SILENT - The War on Racism
Click here to read Bishop Jeffrey Clements' appeal: