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Coming Events

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 PM
Women's Bible Study Begins
The monthly Women's Bible Study begins on Wednesday, October 1, and will continue on the first Wednesday thereafter. They'll continue their study of Matthew under the capable leadership of Linda Porcelli.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
CalBaptist Small Choir at Both Services
A great day to NOT miss church. Invite your friends & neighbors, too.
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6:00 PM
Men's Dinner: UAV Surveillance
Ray Gretlein will discuss issues surrounding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for civilian surveillance in our own skies.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday Bible Study 7 am & pm
Monday Bible Studies are back beginning October 6, at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. They will resume study of Hebrews.
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 AM
Festival Choir Begins Practice
Speaking of new faces and different voices:  Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 AM.  That will be our first gathering for Fall Festival Choirmore...

Do You Know Magdalena?

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.

P.U.S.H. H.O.P.E.

We're not ones to push or forward or re-post or re-tweet the latest cute kitten or ice bucket challenge video. However, the video below comes too close to our heavenly home to ignore, especially since it directly affects one of our own dear sisters.

Many of you know, and have been praying for, Rana H. This video on You Tube from a family member is a reminder to all of us where the real solutions to all of the personal challenges around us can be found: It's in P.U.S.H. H.O.P.E.Pray Until Something Happens.... Hang On, Pain Ends.  

Can we become a P.U.S.H. H.O.P.E church?

Cal Baptist Choir Oct. 5

The talented and good looking Cal Baptist University Small Choir will perform for us at both services on Sunday, October 5. Their accomplished performance last year received rave reviews.  This would be a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to join us at Spirit of Joy. We'd love to meet them.

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Ray Gretlein

Men's Fellowship Dinner
UAV Surveillance: is it a threat?

Sunday, Oct. 5, 6-8pm
Chili pot luck dinner

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Catch up to date on men’s activities.
Meet the Men’s Leadership Team.
Greet old friends and meet new ones

Our featured speaker is Ray Gretlein, who will discuss unmanned aerial surveillance in American skies. 

Ray was CIO for Sparta, Inc, a national mid-sized defense contractor and more recently was COO for Spiral Technology, Inc (more about this company below). After his retirement a little over a year ago, Ray "headed back to school to pick-up rating/license as Airframe and Powerplant mechanic."

While working at  Spiral Technology, Ray commuted to its base in Lancaster, CA by flying out of the Ramona Airport. More pertinently to our program, one of the projects he worked was developing an airborne observation systems for the City of Lancaster.  The initial application of the system is their Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS) which consists of a small manned aircraft with airborne sensors and ground based control systems.  LEAPS is currently used for law enforcement and protection in the City of Lancaster under the operational control of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department .

Ray will  provide an overview of issues related to integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems into the U.S. National Airspace and one approach adopted for the City of Lancaster. We look forward to learning more about this timely topic.

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, October 5

Matthew 21:33-46 - "Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. When the season for fruit drew near, he sent …
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““Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:11-12

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456