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, we are now a joyful and thriving community in Rio Rancho.

In 2004 we moved into our first dedicated facility at 841 Saratoga Drive 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!    

More History

Together in Our Community (click to expand for more details)

Discovery Jungle Preschool is a Child Care Center in Rio Rancho NM. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years old. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.. Call the church office for more information.
Girl Scout Troop 3291 - See Tiffani Lovell for more information.

Rio Rancho Youth Chorus

Visit our website rr-yc.org to learn more about us and never miss a thing! Our social media: Youtube Instagram Twitter

See Neal Shotwell or call 505-977-4160 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

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..