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Coming Events

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM
Safe Trick or Treat at Spirit of Joy
Ramona's Safe Trick or Treat Games and Candy on Main St  - 3 –6 pm, sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:00 PM
Spirit of Joy 20th Anniversary Gala
Join as as we celebrate Spirit of Joy's 20th Anniversary at a dinner and dance.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 4:00 PM
Kids Klub Open House
Parents (and other adults) are invited to help us celebrate the windup of our Super Heroes Unmasked unit. Dinner's included! Let Alyssa know if you're coming at {{}}.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Commitment Sunday
At our Anniversary Dinner on November 2 we reviewed our church needs. On Commitment Sunday we prayerfully place our pledges in the offering basket. To help you gain more insight please read more about making a committment.
Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:30 PM
SOJ Youth Serve Open Door meals
SOJ Youth serve Open Door meals at the Grange , 6:00 P.M. Please sign up on the kiosk to bring food and/or serve.  Click Here for more information.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 AM
Church Work Party
Help spruce up our Church property... and bring your kids! A... 


Weekly Activities

8:15 & 9:45 am: Worship
8:15: SS preK-6th grade
9:45: SS preK-High School
6:30-8pm: Junior High
Sunday: 1st & 3rd A.M.
11-12:30 High School 
7-8am: Bible Study
7-8pm: Bible Study
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm: Kids Klub
7-8:30pm: High School
7-8am: Men's Breakfast
7-8pm: Women's Bible Study
First Wednesday
9:30am: Spirits of Grace
7pm: Choir
9-11am: Festival Choir
Saturday: 1st & 3rd A.M.
Men's Bible Study:
  7:30am: breakfast
  8-9am: discussion

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She's a 7-year-old girl in Tanzania, and our Sunday School Missions Mile of Pennies has been supporting her since 2009. We need your pennies.  Click Here  to see how easy it is to help.

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Welcome to the Internet site of
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Ramona, California

You'll find our worship services expressive, open to all, and full of the presence of the LORD.

Our goal is to glorify God in our meetings and meet your needs with his Word. Spirit of Joy is diverse in age and ethnic and social origin, but we are united by love for Jesus Christ our Savior.

There is no better life than one based on the Word of God and lived in relationship with Him.

Please visit... we'd love to know you. And we promise you'll feel welcome!

We're located in Ramona, California, on the edge of the "back country" in northern San Diego County... Click here for directions.

20th Anniversary Celebration Nov. 2

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration will be Sunday, November 2 starting at 5pm at the San Vicente Valley Club. Tickets are limited to 150 and may be purchased at $12.00 per person. The night of celebration includes dinner, music, and dancing. Tickets may be purchased between services or send a check payable to Spirit of Joy for the number of tickets you'd like and noted on the memo line (e.g., N Anniversary Tickets); be sure to include your return address in the envelope. Send it to Spirit of Joy, 1735 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065.

Pastor Dan Greets the People

Message Moments, 
November 2014

  We continue in this beautiful fall season at Spirit of Joy.  This Sunday, November 2, we will celebrate our 20 years of life together.  In worship and at our evening gala event, we will have the opportunity to give thanks to God for the ministry and activity that has been going on in this Ramona store front for over 20 years.  

The 20th Anniversary event will be held at the San Vicente Inn, with over 140 persons having made reservations. The evening will include opening prayer, dinner, no host bar, dancing, introduction of charter members, opportunity basket give away,  sacred music by Bryce Harrison and Joan Brown, special cake created by Marina Martin, and great fellowship and conversation.  Thank you to Bill and Nancy Clark, and Mike Schuler for their service on the anniversary task force, and helping to make all of this special for us.

On Sunday, November 9th, we will gather in worship to celebrate our commitments for the 2015 year.  This is a time for each of us to come forward and place our financial commitment, our love response to our Lord, on the altar.  Plan to make this a vital part of your worship experience.  It is so important that each of us makes that commitment to the life and ministry of Jesus in this place.                                       

Throughout the month our worship will continue at 8:15am and 9:45am.  Communion is always celebrated on the first and third sunday of the month.  We also provide Sunday School at both hours.  Invite others to share the joy.

On Wednesday evening, November 26, 7pm we will come together in worship to give thanks.  This Thanksgiving Eve Service will be a time for us to share in worship, communion, and sharing in our blessings and gratitude for this past year.  We are always so grateful for the harvest decorations in our worship center provided by the Popmas.  Come and give thanks!

We are hoping to receive news concerning building, county hearing, and future plans.  Please keep this in prayer and get ready to celebrate and break ground!  

See You Sunday, Pastor Dan
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Gospel Reading for
Sunday, November 2

Matthew 5:1-12 - Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who …
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“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
1 Peter 5:8-9

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