Moore Duncan Hwy
Moore, SC 29369
Pastor Lane Bembenek
As the Body of Christ at Joy Lutheran Church
we are called to be God's hands and voice
in our community and world.
As members of the Body of Christ
at Joy Lutheran Church we will
INVITE others to God's loving family,
NURTURE them with God's Word and love,
BUILD with them a fellowship of friends in Christ,
SEND them out into service in our community and world.
8:30 am Contemporary
10:30 am Traditional
1st & 3rd Sundays
6:00 Blessing the Animals October 1 Pink Sunday
SPIHN Moves in
Council Meeting October 8
6:00 Rick Steves' Movie October 15
3:00 WELCA Conference
4:00 Bag Back Packs
5:00 Pizza Inn October 22
5:00 Trunks of Treats October 29
October Prayer List
continue to pray for our members: Brandy, Chris and
Baby Troisi, , Erik Anderson, Ed
Barnes, Jane Watson, Julie Watson, Jewel Long, Patt Page,
Martha Christopher, Hunter Pickren, Hugo Lehrer, Cynthia
Raines, and Grace Miller. .
Pray for our government leaders, and those in the military overseas,
Carl Long, Chuck Wright and all members of law enforcement, SPIHN,
The Carpenter's Table, the ministries of Joy, and Joy's Staff.
groups are starting to ring. Youth chimes will practice on the
1st and 3rd Sundays at 4:00. The Adults will practice on the
same Sundays at 5:00 For more
information contact Liz Smith.
If you are interested in singing in the Joy Choir, you are
encouraged to come to rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:00.
All voices are welcome to join. Contact Patricia
Williams for more information.
Youth at Joy
Nights are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 5-7:00pm. Bring a
friend. Introduce them to Joy and our fellowship and
friendship. Everyone is welcome. Contact Wesley Kennedy
if you need more information.
Youth will also be participating in the Oktoberfest and Trunks of
Treats to be held on October 29. Attend the Youth Nights to
find out more information and your role in these two events.
Rise and Shine Men's Bible Study
All men are
invited to bring a biscuit from home and enjoy a cup of coffee as we
discuss the Gospel of Matthew together.
We meet at Joy at 6:30 on Tuesday mornings to engage in
conversation and prayer to help us journey through our work week.
Join us anytime. Contact Pastor Lane for more
All men of
Joy and men from other churches are invited to join together for
breakfast and Bible Study at the Beacon in Spartanburg. The
men gather every Tuesday morning at 8:30. Come and enjoy
prayer breakfast with us. Contact Earle Dunham for more
Women's Discussion Group
Wednesday morning Women's Bible Study/Discussion Group is going to
take a break and will meet again in the New Year. Thank you to
all who participated! We invite all who might be interested in
a book study to join us in the future. If you have any questions
feel free to contact Shelley Allen at the church or by e-mail
Adult Mid-Week Bible Study
are invited to join in Wednesday morning Bible Study at 10:30.
We are currently studying the Gospel of
Matthew. Come and join us anytime. Contact Pastor Lane
for more information.
LinC is an
acronym for Living in Community. This younger group of adults
gathers for fun, food and fellowship usually the first Friday of
each month at 7:00. Most of their gatherings are for adults
only, but occasionally they include the whole family. Watch
for FaceBook announcements and updates
giving the exact location and details for the month's event.
Contact Jillian Cox for more information.
The October event will take place at the home of Ben and Kara
Mabrey. Join the group at 7:00, Friday October 6..
Adult Sunday School
Sunday School classes and Tuesday night discussions are in full
swing studying Shift,
Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church by Mark Tisdworth. Sunday morning classes begin at
9:30 and Tuesday night study begins at 6:30. For more
information contact Pastor Lane.
the ELCA meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9:00am at Cork and
Beans. All women are encouraged to attend. Contact
Sharlene Teichmann for more information. WELCA has a retreat
planned for October 14 and 15. More information will be
announced soon. The Fall
Upstate WELCA Conference will be held at Joy Sunday,
October 22. Be sure to sign up to be included in the count. Because of the
retreat and conference there will be no regularly scheduled meeting
Retired and Loving It
things are happening at JOY for our retired adults. The next R &
L gathering will be November 16, when we join together for a
Thanksgiving meal and a Bible study based on being thankful
presented by Pastor Lane. The sign up
sheet will be on the bulletin board the end of
October. Contact Faith Reitmeier for more information.
meets monthly on the fourth Monday August to April. The
location may change between homes and Joy, and the time might change
between 6:30 and 7:00 depending if there is a special event relating
to the book. They will be discussing The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah on October 23. . Contact Mary Ann Crout for
Growing in Friendship
All ladies of Joy are invited to join this group for an
evening of fun, fellowship, and good food. We meet on the 3rd
Thursday of each month, at 6:00 and usually at a local restaurant.
Our October gathering will be held on the 4th Thursday,
October 26, at the home of Connie Lorenz. Contact Sue Stoner
to join in the fun and for more information.
kids at home with dad and join the younger ladies for an early
evening out. Sometimes we do a craft, sometimes we eat out and
sometimes we just relax. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of
each month at a different place each time at 6:00. October 19, they
will meet at Kellie Geater's home and will
continue the book study on A
Woman Who Doesn't Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth
by Nicki Koziarz. Watch FaceBook for more information or contact Jill
are invited to join us for dinner together on the fourth Thursday of
each month at 6:30. Each month we visit a different area
restaurant. Watch the weekly announcements for the October
location. Contact Sally Dix for more information.
The Carpenter's Table
get a head start on holiday shopping at The Best Holiday Bazaar Ever
to benefit The Carpenter's Table. The bazaar will take place
Sunday, October 22, 11:30-3pm at Nazareth Presbyterian Church Family
Our next volunteer day at The Carpenter's Table will be October 21.
This a great time for the whole family to come out and
participate in a ministry together. Come at 8:45.
Our October donation item is 6 oz. can tuna or/and paper
You can help
and make a difference!
Lutheran Disaster Response has a long history of faithfully
responding to disasters and staying involved through every phase of
response, recovery and rebuilding. A gift of any dollar amount
would be helpful to those affected by the recent hurricanes.
Please clearly mark your offering "Disaster
Response" and place it in the offering plate. We will
make sure that your gift gets to those who need it the most.
niches are now for sale. A columbarium is a setting for human
cremains that allows for ease of visitation, meditation, and prayer.
The Joy Lutheran Church Columbarium will be comprised of 80
niches to store the ashes of our active church members and their
families. Each niche holds up to two urns. The
introductory price of each niche is $1250 until January 2018.
If you wish, three installment payments can be made.
After January 2, 2018 the price of each niche will be $1500
and installment payments can no longer be accepted. Please see
the display table in the Gathering Area to see the columbarium
design and speak with a member of the Columbarium Team. You may call
the church office to make an appointment with Becky to purchase your
All Saints' Day
October 8, a white altar cloth will be available in the Gathering
Area on which you can write the names of your saints. Because
your saints' names will be written on the cloth, they will not be
listed in the bulletin. There will be a Table of Remembrance
in the Gathering Area on All Saints' Day, November 8. You are
invited to light a candle to remember your saint.
Children and Family Ministries
Sunday School News
on time--all classes will begin at 9:30.
Chapel is for all children at both the 8:30 and 10:30 services on
the 1st and 3rd Sundays.. They are
invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for the Children's
Sermon with Pastor Lane then join together for Children's Chapel.
On the off Sundays each child will receive a children's
bulletin after the Children's Sermon and is encouraged to remain
with their family for worship time together. Need more
information? See Shelley.
will be heading to Strawberry Hill Corn Maze and then to Manny's for
a bite to eat on October 7th. Be on the lookout for a sign-up
sheet at church and event details on our Kids' Quest Facebook Page.
Parents, if you are interested in joining us, please sign up
as well. I will need a few chaperones to accompany us on the
adventure! Please contact Shelley Allen with any questions.
Trunk of Treats!and Oktoberfest!
Treats will be on Sunday, October 29th beginning about 6:00 here at
Joy. Let's fill the parking lot with decorated trunks (and
lots of candy!!) If you're not sure what that entails, please
see Shelley. Be on the lookout for a sign-up sheet on the
bulletin board. There
will be games, prizes, food and lots of treats.
celebrate Oktoberfest with the youth from 5-6pm before heading out
for Trunk of Treats on Sunday, October 29th. On the menu will
be brats (hot dogs for kids), sauerkraut, pretzels, and potato
salad. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids. . See
Wesley Kennedy for more information or to purchase your
We will be
bagging food for the weekend back packs again on Sunday, October 22,
at 4:00 We appreciate all the help
given in getting the food bagged. Remember we will go to Pizza
Inn in Duncan when the bagging is completed.
invited to gather on October 22, at 5:00 at the Duncan Pizza Inn.
There are no meals to plan and no dishes to wash; just
good food with fun and fellowship..
Hope to see you and your family there
Opportunities at Joy
following is a list of groups that meet regularly. One or more
of these might be a place where you can connect with others at Joy
& Youth Sunday School Sundays
Shelley Allen, email@example.com
School SHIFT Discussion Sundays
Pastor Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shine Men's Bible Study Tuesday
Pastor Lane, email@example.com
8:30am at the Beacon Contact:
Earle Dunham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bread Together, Adult Dinner Group 4th Thursday
6:30 different locations Contact:
Sally Dix, email@example.com
Loving It Every Other
Month, 3rd Thursday 1:00 Different
Faith Reitmeier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessing the Animals
have a brief outdoor service to bless your pets on Sunday, October
1, at 6:00. Please be sure to have all your animals secured on
a leash or in a crate. This is a special time we have to share
our pet friends.
Wednesday Confirmation will be on October 4th, at 6:30. For
more information contact Pastor Lane.
Joy will celebrate Pink Sunday by inviting everyone to wear PINK to
honor those who fought and continue to fight the battle of breast
for Joy to host another rotation with guests from SPIHN. There
are many opportunities for you and your family to come and be the
hands and voice of God while helping feed and house these families.
Check the bulletin board in the hall way or contact the church
staff or EP Martin for ways you can help.
Alzheimer's Support Group
open on the third Wednesday of each month for a community wide
Alzheimer's Support Group meeting beginning at 10:30. The next
meeting will be held on October 18. Sandi Martin leads the
discussion for this group. Contact Sandi at
email@example.com for more information.
Chris, and Brenna are now safely in the Boston area. Please
continue to show them love and support while they are waiting for
the arrival of Baby Girl Troisi and during their extended stay for
her medical care:
Brandy and Chris Troisi
41 Moon Island Rd.
pray for Bill and Mary Troisi and Kelly Willenberg as they will be
traveling back and forth to be with "the kids". Our
prayers are with you all.
Joy's Reformation Time Line
October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, A Roman Catholic priest and
professor of theology, took a step that, ultimately, was to impact
all of Christendom and change the course of world history. On that
day, after years of often agonizing study, prayer, and reflection,
Luther posted The Ninety-Five Theses on the door of Wittenberg’s
All Saints (Castle) Church. What Luther considered flawed
teachings and abusive practices of Roman Catholic Church these
propositions created a widespread call for change and reform in
the church. October 31, 2017, will mark the 500th
anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Be sure to mark your calendars
for Joy Reformation events to take
place leading up to October 31, 2017:
people have signed up to make the Stained Glass Luther Seals on
Monday, October 2, 6:30 to 8:30. These wonderful completed
projects can be hung in your home as a reminder of our Lutheran
church is having a Reformation 500 Bookstore! The 500th
anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Do you want to
learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on
Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the
Reformation today? Stop by our Reformation 500 Bookstore to shop
for engaging books on the Reformation for readers of all ages and
interests! Save up to 50% plus receive free shipping on all
Bookstore titles. Stop by the Gathering Area now
until October 8th to get fascinating books on
the Reformation for you and your family. Our Bookstore
is sponsored by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the
ELCA. The books will include bestselling biographies like Luther the Reformer
as well as an atlas of the European Reformations, a graphic novel
for young readers, and primary sources from The Annotated Luther
**Sunday evening, October 15, we will have the opportunity to
gather back at Joy to view
Rick Steve's Reformation movie and follow with a discussion.The movie is scheduled to begin at
**Saturday, October 28 we will participate with Springs of Grace,
Holy Communion and St. John Lutheran Churches in a Community Reformation
Service held at Holy Communion Church. The
service will be held at 2:00.
**We will observe Reformation
on Sunday, October 29 during both of our worship services.
Everyone in attendance this Sunday will receive a special
gift to remember this special occasion.
**Also remember to check out this website for Community
Reformation events: www.uscupstate.edu/reformation