Welcome to Joy
Sunday Worship 9:00 am
Sunday School 9:00 am
Fellowship 10:00 am




We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authority source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.


We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples–in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world–must be a priority of the Church in the present age.


We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the Universal church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.


We strive to be a Church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servant-hood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.




All children ages 3 through Grade 6 are invited to participate in Bible stories, crafts, games, plays and songs, learning about
the LOVE of Jesus!
Sunday School runs September through May at 9:00 am during the worship service.
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Men’s Breakfast
Come join us for breakfast and fellowship at 8:30 am on the first Saturday of each month – September through June.
Great food, discussion and prayer, fellowship and friendship
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Presently in the building
stages at JOY!
More information to come


OWL’s (Older Wiser Lutherans)
This active group meets for conversation and adventure!
The last Wednesday of each month, January thru November, breakfast at Smitty’s on Pembina and Kirkbridge. We gather together for fellowship at events in the city and hosted events of our own.
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Tuesday Mornings at 10:00 am

Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Presently our Bible studies are hosted in home.
For more information contact Pastorpeter@mts.net
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Our youth and young adults create great events,
but we know there’s much more needed for you. In forming a strong group, we’ll keep striving to support your faith and everyday challenges.
Contact: stephenwang@shaw.ca
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A prayer team of JOY members praying for each other
and our community.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made
known to God.”
Philippians 4:6
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A care team of JOY members ministering to our members through visitations,
communion and support.


Interim Pastor
Pastor Peter Lurvey
 Music and Worship
Madison Kinzel
 Sunday School
Andrea Vandewater
Youth and Young Adults
Stephen Wang


Myles Boonstra
 Vice President
Norm Siemens
Inge Schroeder
Debbie Bashucky
Member at Large
Stephen Wang
 Member at Large
Curtis Anderson
 Member at Large
Leslie Kinzel
 Interim Pastor
Pastor Peter Lurvey





Joy Lutheran Church has sent a mission team to Malawi each year for the past three years. While each team has had their own focus and purpose, our international mission is shaped by the gifts and talents that God brings together in the people that He calls to be involved. Joy has helped secure food for over 500 orphans, facilitated the construction of an outdoor kitchen, and has begun planning for construction of a new Christian boarding school. This new Christian all-girls school is a unifying long-term impactful mission activity that provides hope to those living in poverty and engages members of this congregation and community in worship, learning, witness, and service around the world!

In 2016, members from Joy Lutheran Church networked with malawian leaders at Atsikana Pa Ulendo (‘Girls on the Move’) school located in Kabuthu village. These leaders operate a successful school and have firsthand experience and lessons learned that will help us cost-effectively start our school on the right foot. Land options are being evaluated and detailed design will be initiated in the coming months.
In 2015, three families connected in Malawi to build relationships with partners who will help build the new school. The team shared the love of Christ through Bible stories, playing soccer, distribution of school supplies to 400 children and construction of a new outdoor kitchen for the Kanyenyeya community!
In 2014, five missionaries from Winnipeg travelled to Africa and explored many schools to learn what it would take to build a school in Malawi. The team shared Bible stories, played games with and fe hundreds of orphaned children. A vision was formed to build a new Christian boarding school for girls!



Joy Lutheran Church is partnering with St. Aidan’s Christian School, a school making a difference in the education of youth in the inner city of Winnipeg. The school works with students on two campuses: 

  • Aberdeen Campus (418 Aberdeen Avenue – 2nd floor of Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA) building). The Aberdeen campus is a Grade 6-10 school, emphasizing reading, writing, and math for students who grew up speaking English.
  • Hargrave Campus (440 Hargrave Street – 3rd floor of Calvary Temple). The Hargrave campus serves a student population, ages 6-21, principally new to the English language.

Members at Joy Lutheran Church have been involved with the school, over that last few years, providing financial and volunteer support in the following ways:

  • Financial support for the lunch program.
  • Volunteer lunch servers for the lunch program at the Hargrave campus.
  • Prayer for the staff and students and board of the school.
  • School supplies drive in September.
  • Sports socks for the students so they can participate in sports and physical education class.
  • Provide and serve Christmas baking, treat bags and refreshments after the annual Christmas concert 
  • School hoodies for the students at both campuses.
There is always a need for volunteers at both campuses.
 Reading to the students, having the students read to you,
volunteering at the lunch program, spending part of a day
helping a student work on math, or helping a teacher.
Contact Joy Lutheran Church if you would like to hear more
about the opportunities available at St. Aidan’s Christian School.
Visit the St Aidan’s Christian School website for more information: 



Joy Lutheran Church
2-50 Barnes Street
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada R3T4Z7
Interim Pastor:
Pastor Peter Lurvey
Email: pastorpeter@mts.net
Phone: 204-229-2278
Email: info@joylutheranchurch.ca
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