Joy Lutheran Church


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Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Jim Grapes, your new director of choir for Joy
Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please feel free to call me Jim, as I prefer that to the more formal
I bring over 40 years of music ministry experience to your church family as a choir director,
organist, pianist, director of hand bells, orchestra, Krystal Bells, Men’s Gospel Group, and vocal 
ensemble. I do enjoy being part of the music ministry in worship. I will give more details on my
background in subsequent news articles.
Our choir, here at Joy, begins rehearsals for the season on September 6, 2017 at 3 PM. The usual
rehearsal time continues until 4:30PM. All voices are welcome! We will become a “small group”
within the church family with prayer, devotions and a concern for all of our brothers and sisters. If
you have not thought about singing with the choir, please do. Do not worry about your voice
being good enough. I will find a way for you to blend in with the group and proudly lead our
worship in praising the Lord! If the Lord has given you a gift, do not waste your opportunity to
serve Him in this way.
We, Pastor Art, the Minister of Music Sherry and I will be working to develop an expanded music
ministry here at Joy. You may have a latent talent with a musical instrument, desire to sing on a
part time basis or just have a desire to be a part of serving the Lord. Let us know of your interests
and we will find a way to include you as part of the
music ministry.
Blessings to all,



The JOY that comes from mutual encouragement, camaraderie, and activity is open to all women
of our congregation. We welcome and look forward to the opportunity of knowing each other


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