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Coming Events

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:30 AM
SOJMen Bible Study - Sermon on the Mount
SOJ Men launch new Bible Study: Sermon on the Mount.  All men, all ages are invited and welcome.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Rally Day All Day
Kick off the new school year at Spirit of Joy's annual Rally Sunday. Sunday School Registration at 8:15 service, between services, and at 9:45 service; Pancake Breakfast; Youth BBQ Dinner; and Pinewood Derby.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Home Groups Resume This Week
Home Groups resume the week of September 20-26. Existing groups (new members always welcome) continue with new topics, and we're considering starting a new group if there's a need. If you would like to join an existing or new group, fill in a Home Group Registration card that you'll find in the back of each Sanctuary chair.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening provides a wide array of health screening services. Check it out.
Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 PM
SOJ MEN Serve Open Door Meals
SOJ MEN 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.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Cheap USS Midway Tickets
Purchase Discount Midway Museum Tickets, good through April 9, 2016

Photo Privacy Policy

We take videos and photos at most Spirit of Joy activities and events.  We may use these photos and recordings in Spirit of Joy sponsored or approved publications or media, such as bulletins, newsletters, promotional materials, news articles, slide shows and online media such as our Web site at SOJChurch.com. Click here to read our photo privacy policy and see how you can notify us if you don't want us to use photos or videos of you or your children.

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

Our worship services are 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. We guarantee that you'll feel welcome at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church. We're warm, friendly, and we love to greet visitors.
  

8:15 am Sunday Worship
Traditional Worship w/Choir; Sunday School (preschool thru sixth grade); Nursery provided
9:45 am Sunday Worship
Contemporary Worship w/Praise Team; Sunday School (preschool thru high school);Nursery provided

We have families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds and with a wide variety of Christian experience. Please visit... we'd love to know you. And we promise you'll feel welcome! You'll be glad you did!

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

Pastor Dan Sunday Greeting

Pastor Dan's Message Moments
August 2015

This summer has been filled with ministry for our children and youth.  From Vacation Bible School, to Beach Camp. to the just completed Houseboats it has been a great summer for our young people.  As a congregation we have anticipated the Ramona Country Fair on the land of Spirit of Joy.  That event is now complete, and we thank everyone from our Men's Fellowship and Evangelism Team to all of those who graciously signed up to help with parking and our Spirit of Joy Booth.  It was a tremendous opportunity for the church to be part of a monumental community event  As one of our members shared on Sunday....everyone in the community knows of Spirit of Joy.  We have been a vital part of Ramona for more than 20 years, and now we have the vision to being  the gateway to Ramona becoming a reality.

We move forward with all of the necessary preliminaries for breaking ground.  We have secured a civil engineer with a submittal of those final plans set for 60 days. The architect has begun the final design and construction drawings, and we are set to close the loan and sign the papers on August 10th.  These are exciting times for all of us.

With these great moments comes the encouragement in our stewardship and financial giving.  In order for us to realize the building on the corner of Highland Valley and Highway 67 we need to continue to lift up our giving to the Glorious Unfolding building fund, and to our general weekly giving.  The ministry needs to be infused with our giving in order that all we are doing is functioning at its greatest capacity.  We are a growing congregation, and with that comes the responsibility and privilege of a beautiful shared ministry.  May our gifts be multiplied by God to do great things at Spirit of Joy.

One other upcoming event reminder.  Rally Day will be September 13th with our traditional kick off of Sunday School, a wonderful breakfast given by our Men's Fellowship, and an evening of hamburgers and hot dogs provided by our Youth and the Pinewood Derby.  We are hoping this year along with individual cars that our various ministries will enter a car too.  This is always a great time for everyone.

See You Sunday, Pastor Dan

2015 Rally Day

Put September 13 on your calendar...

then invite your friends & neighbors...

All are welcome to our day-long celebration of the new school year.

Rally Day is Spirit of Joy's traditional fall kick-off event and begins an exciting new Sunday School and Church Year.

Plan on attending a full day of activities (continue scrolling down to see more). It's always fun and rewarding.

To view slideshows from prior years; just click on the year:  
201420122011;  2010;  2009;

Pancake Breakfast

Between services...

Stay late after first service
or
come early before second service.

Good food
      Good fellowship
            with family &
                  with friends.

BBQ Dinner 4:00
by Youth Fellowship

Join us at 4:00 before the Pinewood Derby. 

Mmmmm.... Good. 

And it helps our active youth group with their fundraising.

 

 

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Our Derby Master & Chief Assistant

7th Annual Pinewood Derby

5:00 for Kids & Adults

Fun...    Entertaining....   Only somewhat competitive...   Definitely a hoot!

Click Here to learn more
about participating in our
5th Annual SOJ Pinewood Derby

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, August 30

Mark 7:1-8 - Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their …
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“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,”
Ephesians 2:19

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