Joy Program LogoDescribed as an hour featuring the “JOY expressed in some great music,” Ron Klemm weaves sacred classics from history’s finest composers, together with sparkling arrangements of hymns and church anthems, into a colorful fabric of musical delight. Brief, heartfelt commentary focuses the listener’s attention on the text: some in familiar settings, others not as well known. Ron’s experience with and love for classical and church music makes for an inspiring hour of priceless musical gems. Contact Ron Klemm at

JOY programs air during special seasons of the church year, including Advent and Lent.

Lent & Easter 2021 Schedule:
Ash Wednesday — Wed. Mar 2, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 1 — Wed. Mar 9, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 2 — Wed. Mar. 16, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 3 — Wed. Mar. 23, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 4 — Wed. Mar. 30, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 5 — Wed. Apr. 6, 1:00 p.m. CT
Palm Sunday — Sunday, Apr. 10, 1:00 p.m. CT
Maundy Thursday — Thu. Apr. 14, 1:00 p.m. CT
Maundy Thursday — Thu. Apr. 14, 6:00 p.m. CT (rebroadcast)
Good Friday — Fri. Apr. 15, 11:00 a.m. CT
Good Friday — Fri. Apr. 15, 6:00 p.m. CT (rebroadcast)
Easter Sunday — Sun. Apr. 17, 7:00 a.m. CT
Easter Sunday
— Sun. Apr. 17, 1:00 p.m. CT (rebroadcast)

JOY — He Is Risen Indeed!

The music of Easter is here at last. It’s time to celebrate!

JOY — Love Demands All

All these presentations, all these hours of music since Ash Wednesday have led us to this moment—at the foot of the cross.

JOY — Wondrous Love

Our music today is poignant—have the tissues handy. But it is necessary for us to hear. And remember: the victory has already been won!

JOY — Sweet Hosannas

“Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.” Really? Because in mere days they’ll be shouting “Crucify Him!” 

JOY — Blood Shed for Me

Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me.

JOY — Peace at the Cross

Our focus today: the peace that our great Savior and divine Redeemer can bring into our lives.

JOY — New Music for Lent

Some great music for reflection has been written more recently, and we’ll have some fine examples this week.  

JOY — Inner Strength

God’s grace is truly amazing! We’ll share some music born of inner joy and strength.

JOY — King of Love

From Bach’s St. John Passion to John Rutter’s Requiem, we present music that helps us focus on the ultimate gift: salvation from the King of Love.  

JOY — Messiah, Lamb of God

The season of Lent is upon us: a time of penitence and prayer, of meditation and remembrance.