Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Joy Lutheran Church in Parker!

Entering this site is likely your first step in learning more about our Christ-centered congregation. As you navigate your way through our site, we hope you will get a better sense of who we are and what we believe we are called to do as followers of Jesus. We especially hope you will be interested enough to come and worship with us on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning. We would love to be able to personally greet you and introduce you to some of our members. And don’t worry if you are not a Lutheran – many of our people come from other faith traditions – or no faith tradition.  We believe that it is our differences – as well as our similarities - which when combined, enriches us all!

If you are searching for a church home, a place to worship while visiting the greater SE Denver area, or are just curious about us, we trust this site will convey to you the warm and loving atmosphere of Joy Lutheran!

With enthusiasm,

+Pastor Randy

About Pastor Randy

This Week at Joy

Wednesday, March 25
5:30pm Soup Supper 
7:00pm Holden Evening Prayer
7:30pm Stations of the Cross
Thursday, March 26
7:00pm Easter Cantata Rehearsal 
CLICK HERE for more info
Saturday, March 28
First Communion Instruction
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am Kids Only
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am Kids & Parents
5:30 pm Worship

Palm Sunday, March 29
8:00 am Worship
9:00 am Pancake Breakfast
10:30 am Worship
Easter Cantata both services
No Sunday School
9:15 am Congregation Meeting to elect 2 delegates to the Synod Assembly May 1-3
Sunday, April 19
11:30 am Congregation Meeting: elect church council members, updates on programs, vote on Pastor Candidate

Lent and Holy Week

Wednesday Evenings during Lent  Feb. 25 - March 25

Soup Supper - 5:30 p.m.

Holden Evening Prayer - 7:00 p.m.


Lenten Book Study: "The Five Love Languages"

People express and receive love in different way.  In his book, "The Five Love Languages", author Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five languages of love: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch.   If you express love in a way your partner does not understand, he or she won't realize you've expressed your love at all.  The problem is that you are speaking two different languages.  By reading this book, and/or listening to the Lenten messages offered by Pastor Randy during Holden Evening Prayer each Wednesday evening, we will find ways to understand each other's love language.  This can fundamentally change your relationships, not only with your spouse, but also with your children and friends.  In addition, we will see how Jesus was able to use all five love languages as He spoke to the people of His day.  Books will be available for purchase for $10.00 each. 


* Please note, soup suppers during Lent are a fund raising effort for Women of Joy.  Cost is $15 per family OR $5/adult, $4/youth&Seniors, $3/child 


Holy Week


Palm Sunday -  March 29
Cantata at 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. worship

Pancake Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

Please sign up to bring food on the poster boards in the fellowship hall


Maundy Thursday - April 2

Worship at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Prayer Vigil Beginning at 8:00 p.m. 


Good Friday - April 3 Worship at 7:00 p.m.


Saturday - April 4
Easter Vigil Worship at 5:30 p.m.


Easter Sunday - April 5

Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 



* Please note, soup suppers during Lent are a fund raising effort for Women of Joy.  Cost is $15 per family OR $5/adult, $4/youth&Seniors, $3/child 

Call Committee

As you may already be aware, the Call Committee and church council have voted unanimously to present Pastor Rodney Hank as the pastoral candidate for Joy Lutheran Church. During the April 19, 2015 Congregational Meeting, the congregation will vote on the financial package that has been prepared for Pastor Rod and they will vote on extending a Letter of Call to Pastor Rod.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Simply Giving

Simply GivingAutomatic withdrawal and credit/debit cards are options for fulfilling your financial commitment to Joy. To learn more about these options or to sign up, contact Terri Schulken, Joy's Accountant, at 303-841-3739. Or you may download the Simply Giving Authorization Form and send the completed form to Terri Schulken in the Church Office.

Online Donations Safe and secure online donations are handled through Vanco Services. Click HERE to get started.


7051 E Parker Hills Ct.
Parker, Colorado 80138



church calendar


Detailed information about Church activities can be found on the calendar. Click Here.


Joyful Mission Preschool

Joyful Mission Preschool

A Joyful Preparatory Experience in a nuturing environment since 1979

ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod

ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod

The ELCA website "Living Lutheran" has launched their "Ask a Pastor" Forum.  A place for you to obtain honest, pastoral answers to the questions regarding your Christian life that you've been pondering.   If you have questions about your Lutheran faith CLICK HERE  and check it out!. 

Youth Ministry

ConfirmationConfirmation 2014

Wednesday Night Schedule (starting Sept. 3):

5:45 – 6:20pm – (Optional dinner)
6:30 – 7:15pm – Opening
7:15 – 8:00pm – Small Group Time

Youth and Family



Inclement Weather Policy


In cases of unusual weather situations, changes or cancellations of Joy Lutheran Church (JLC) activities/events will be posted to the following places:  www.joylutheran-parker.org, JLC's telephone message for incoming calls, and 9news.  Please note, JLC Cancellations may NOT always coincide with Douglas County Schools cancellations.  Weekend worship service cancellations will be made at the discretion of Pastor Randy.