January 19, 2020 Sermon Welcome.I thank you for extending me the call to serve as your interim bass player and pastor for the next six months and counting. I say “and counting” because my first call to be an Interim Pastor was at Westminster Presbyterian in Odessa, Texas in 2010. It was a 9 monthContinue reading “Make Disciples – Psalm 40, John 1:29-42”
It was a joy to share a first Sunday with you. I know the service went a little long, but I will eventually get the kinks worked out Many thanks to Jo Ann and Gerald and Joel for their help in acclimating me to how things are done, and responding to some of my “fresh eyes” questions. WeContinue reading “Faith Lift: Shout of Joy”
On January 19th, Pastor Jim will be joining Joyful Life Church as the new interim pastor. Jim is a native Houstonian. He was baptized at Christ Presbyterian Church Houston as an infant. He was ordained a deacon at 19 at St. Giles Presbyterian, Houston. He was ordained as a Minister of the Word and SacramentsContinue reading “Welcome Pastor Jim”
Mr. Robert Rivera, leader of the Gulf Coast Synod AMMPARO taskforce and Vice President of the Synod Council, will lead a discussion of immigration issues on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 PM at Joyful Life Lutheran Church. This is an opportunity to learn about the issues and help discern where God may be leading usContinue reading “Wednesday Bible Study on Immigration Issues”
Guten Tag!!! On Sunday, October 27th we will celebrate the 502nd anniversary of the Reformation with our Oktoberfest. After church, we will have a potluck lunch of German dishes and beers. If you would like to participate, and we hope you do, listed below are some traditional German dishes below for you to think aboutContinue reading “It’s Time For Oktoberfest”
For the rest of 2019, we will be collecting the following pantry items to support Society of Samaritans. Please bring all items to church with you on Sundays and place them in the worship area so they can be brought to the alter during the offering. Instant Mashed Potatoes Stuffing Mix Gravy Mix Chicken BrothContinue reading “Fall Food Pantry”
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 PM, our Bible study will discuss the faith implications of being part of a Sanctuary Denomination and what this means for for Joyful Life as we serve all in our community through love and fellowship. The following text is from the ELCA website and includes a link to “TalkingContinue reading “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a “Sanctuary Denomination.” What does this mean?”
Pastor Bob blessed all of our congregations’ donations to the food pantry today during service. During the month of September, we have been accepting cereal and soup to benefit Society of Samaritans of Magnolia, TX. Thank you to the Joyful Life congregation for such an amazing response to this month’s needs so far!
During the month of September, we are looking to stock the shelves with soup and cereal. While at the grocery store, please consider picking up a few cans of soup or boxes of cereal and bring them with you to worship on Sundays.
The Joyful Life Church Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Pastor Bob Bryan has accepted the position of Interim Pastor for Joyful Life. He will be with us on a part-time basis on Wednesdays and Sundays through January 5, 2020. We look forward to having some stability with Pastor Bob as we moveContinue reading “We have an Interim Pastor!”