JOY Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas (TX)
Serving in love, JOY exists to connect people to Jesus and to help everyone grow closer to Him and each other.
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"Jesus, Others, You"


to Christ in the Worship Services;     


together and in faith in Groups;

Moved to Serve...

the world by joining together to Serve where we are needed.

Living in a world that is filled with so much anguish and pain tests our faith to believe that it can heal. We continue to pray that war will end, that the hungry will be fed, and peace will come. But God's goodness will only prevail when we truly believe.

Our Mission

Connecting Christ in the Worship Service and to each other
At JOY Lutheran Church we connect people to Jesus in our Sunday morning worship service. This is a step to spiritual maturity that we call "Connecting". This leads us to care more for each other at church, at work, in our neighborhoods, and out into the world.

Growing ...together and in faith in Small Groups
At JOY Lutheran Church we grow together in a small group setting as the next step in a spiritual journey. Life change happens best in small groups. We call this step "Growing".

Moved to Serve ...on a Service Team
At JOY Lutheran Church we connect people to a Service Ministry Team when they are ready to serve. JOY has ministries that could be a perfect fit for you.

Our Beliefs

With the universal Christian Church, JOY Lutheran Church, as part of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran," our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

- Grace alone
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

- Faith alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

- Scripture alone
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Who is Jesus?
For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?" We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Study of the Bible, God's Word, will enable you to seek out the answer to this age-old question.

(from the LCMS web site)

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