Pastor Michael

Message from Pastor Michael

Welcome to Community of Joy! Come join a Christ-centered church that will inspire you to be all that God has designed you to be. We are a joyful community of faith that uses creative ways to teach the timeless truths of the Bible. Come and join us at Community of JOY where we believe it is important to worship and connect to Christ with other believers.

COMMUNITY OF JOY LUTHERAN CHURCH

841 Saratoga Dr. NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144

P: (505) 896-2543

Fax: (505) 896-0756

Directions to our Church

www.communityofjoy.com

Office Hours: M-F 8-12 and 1-4 p.m.


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Worship

We meet each week on Sunday morning for worship services at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated at each service. Education and fellowship between the services.


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Music

Music draws us together like nothing else can. It helps us to focus our thoughts and emotions to worship God in a meaningful way. The ReJOYce Music Team is all about participation.


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Adult Education

Modern day topics discussed every week between services at 9:40 a.m. See the new schedule in "More".

 

 

 


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Youth Education

Opportunities for all ages to learn with Family Sunday School between services at 9:40 a.m. Confirmation classes are for 7th and 8th grade students on Wednesday evenings in the school year.

 


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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 


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Newsletters

Keep current with the latest happenings at COJ and take a peek at what's coming up. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about upcoming events and how you can get involved.

*Mid-week Newsleter

*Weekly Newsletter

*Monthly Newsletter



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Earlene

Earlene Shroyer, Administrative Coordinator

earlene@communityofjoy.com

P: (505) 896-2543      

 

Church Council 2016

    President, vacant

    Lance Himmelberger, VP

    David Lizon, Secretary

    Dick Tool, Treasurer

    Debbie Hutton

    Lynette Schurdevin

    Anne Kinney

 


Small Group Ministry


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Children's Choir

Children 5-11 who meet each week on Wednesday evening during school year, various Sunday performances.


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F.E.A.S.T.

We meet each week on Wednesday evenings during the school year.

Fellowship, Education, Adoration, Song, Togetherness

 


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Joyful Hearts

Women who meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. @ COJ

 

 

 


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Joyful Journey

Members who meet 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m..


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Joy Quilters

For Members who like Quilting. We meet various times, check the calendar in  "More"


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Joy Yoga

Here we let Christ unite us; body, soul and mind as we stretch, strengthen and balance for joy in the work of the King...

 

 


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Mancave

Man Cave Small Group

Men who meet weekly on Mondays @ 6:30 p.m. Contact Bill Kostel in "More" for weekly details.

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Men Alive

Men who meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday for breakfast @ 8:00 a.m.

 

 


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ReJOYce Music Team

For the Music Geeks, we meet Wednesdays and Sundays.  All instruments welcome.

 

 

 

 


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Tuesday Morning Prayer

We meet each week Tuesday at 9:30 a.m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Women of Prayer

We meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesday at COJ 3-4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


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Youth Group

7th Grade and Up that meet at 7:00 p.m. the 2nd & 4th Fridays. Check thee schedule inside "More" below

 


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Our Ministry at Large


Community of Joy Lutheran Church, originally called Rio Rancho Lutheran Church, was founded in late 1987.Services were held in various places including the Italian-American Center and Stapleton Elementary School. In 1990, COJ officially became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Since then, COJ has experienced many ups and downs, but thanks to God and many dedicated people, Since then, COJ has experienced many ups and downs, but thanks to God and many dedicated people, we are now a joyful and thriving community in Rio Rancho.

In 2004 we moved into our first dedicated facility at 841 Saratoga Drve and have since added on an education wing to accommodate our growing congregation. We invite you to join us as we move forward sharing Christ's love and growing God's family!    

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Together in Our Community

Discovery Jungle Preschool is now providing daily Toddler PlaySchool from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m for Little Ones 1 & 2 as well as Full Time Care for families who need it!! We sing a lot of songs, do a lot of crafts, and have a lot of fun! We learn our colors, our feelings, how to share and make friends, and that Jesus Loves Us! It is a great introduction to preschool and is a great way to give mom a break. Call Hannah at 620-5174 for more information.

Lutheran Family Services

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is in need of gently used items in good condition. They need furniture, towels, bedding, cookware, tableware and of course, money and gift cards (Walmart gift cards are preferred) are also appreciated. There is a table in the fellowship Area to drop off your donated items. Contact Dianne 505-600-9171 and she will contact Tarrie to schedule delivery times, pickups, or if you have questions.

Girl Scout Troop 3291 - See Tiffani Lovell for more information.

Rio Rancho Youth Chorus

See Neal Shotwell at 505-228-9808 (cell) for more information.

Storehouse West

Please remember to bring pennies, nickels, dimes, etc for Storehouse West to help the needy in Sandoval County. There is a jar for this specificaly in the entryway.

 

In Ministry Together

http://www.lfsrm.org/refugee-asylee
ELCA, World Hunger, http://www.elca.org/Resources/ELCA-World-Hunger
Lawrence and Purity who service and Live in Kenya where they work offering education and direction to girls in Kenya..

 



About Us


We are all unique individuals with our own strengths and shortcomings. We are also all part of something greater than any of us individually --the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:27) At COJ, we work torwards creating a loving environment for all types of people to come together and worship

Where ever you are in life, you are always welcome at Community of Joy.

Contact Us


Community of Joy Lutheran Church
841 Saratoga Dr. NE
Rio Rancho,  NM  87144
P: (505) 896-2543
www.communityofjoy.com
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