Welcome to Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church where our arms are open to all people from all backgrounds. To me, Spirit of Joy is a community where you can find the teachings of Jesus in a relevant and fun context. I am having a blast as I question life, grow in faith, and make new meaningful friendships in a family friendly setting. Spirit of Joy is a community of normal people growing together as spiritual people. We want to share our heart and talents to make this a better world. We come together so we can see the Love of God which transforms our lives and our dreams. We believe God has a dream for every person. If you want to dream God-sized dreams, let's do it together. I have found an awesome community to call home, and I really believe that you might find a home here, too!
2014 is an an exciting time to be a participant within Spirit of Joy. There are meaningful, high quality worship services with diverse musical styles (see the WORSHIP link for details). In 2014 we welcome the addition of a very God-focused, talented house band leader in Nick Garza. Over the last several months, Spirit of Joy has been sharing a vision and making plans to increase our connectedness and spiritual formation. Starting this August, we will be launching these plans with an added middle hour of all-church learning (See above for the new Sunday morning schedule).
If you are seeking a church family, I invite you to spend a little time on this web site. If you have further questions, feel free to go to the CONTACT page and email me. Above all else, may you experence the Joy of Jesus this day!
A learner of Christ who wants to live and die building the church community Jesus had on His mind when He hung on the Cross,
Pastor David Michael Marz
About Spirit of Joy
Spirit of Joy is God’s church for all people. We are a community made up of many backgrounds and generations. We believe it doesn't matter what a person has done or where they have been. What matters is realizing who God has created us to be. Come and join us as we build an exciting future.
Our purpose is to “invite people to seize God's Dream for their lives and go out living in a Spirit of Joy.”
Just as every individual has personal dreams, God has dreams for us, too; namely, that we be full of faith, grace, forgiveness, and love. We are on this earth to develop meaningful relationships and share our dreams. When we live these dreams, we live with great meaning and a Spirit of Joy in our hearts.
At Spirit of Joy, we are building the Dream by concentrating on:
· Being an inviting, hospitable, friendly church community with a strong spiritual presence
· Being rooted in good Biblical, Lutheran expressions of faith, grace, forgiveness, love, community, and service
· Being a community made of many small groups where deeper relationships, learning, and faith can grow
· Being a church that supports, encourages, and mentors youth and families of youth
One question that is often asked in our community is, “If Spirit of Joy closed its doors today, who in the community around us would miss us tomorrow?” This question helps us to maintain our reason for existing and helps us focus on serving the larger community around us. It keeps us relevant. Spirit of Joy is a group of people who are trying to use the blessings God has given us by sharing them with others. We pray that if God leads you to Spirit of Joy that you will be fed with God’s Word and that you grow in your spiritual life. Together we then can make a difference! We all will be better for it!