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Coming Events

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:30 PM
SOJ Youth Serve Open Door meals
SOJ Youth serve Open Door meals at Collier Park, 6:00 P.M. Please sign up on the kiosk to bring food and/or serve.  Click Here for more information.

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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
July 2015

As we move into these summer days, we do so with great anticipation.  We are excited that the Spirit of Joy congregation has approved the loan of $2.2 million for the construction of the new worship center and fellowship center.  Now that we have approved the loan time marches on!  The loan papers should be complete by mid August, along with the mitigation process.  While this is happening we will be working on final drawings, and work with the civil engineer.  This process takes a few months, but our hope continues to be centered on breaking ground this year.  The construction portion of the loan is set for approximately a year.  We will be moving in the RV's and mission builders prior to beginning construction.  We already have Bill Speers of mission builders as our general manager of the project.  There is so much for us to be about in our prayers for the new church.

Many have commented on the clearing of the land.  The Ramona Chamber of Commerce, along with the Ramona Country Fair will be using our property the last day of July and first few days of August.  We have been asked to do the parking, and will receive proceeds from all that we do.  We are also being given a booth at the Fair.  We will offer cold water,  ask for donations for a quilt give-a-way,offer Spirit of Joy Prayer beads,have our brochures available, and display the latest renderings of the new church.  We will need volunteers for both parking and our booth at the Fair.  What an incredible way to get the word out about Spirit of Joy, and invite others to come join us in this wonderful Adventure.

I am sure you have all "Caught the Spirit" of all that is happening in our midst.  These are times where we are seeing God lay before us the great plans he has for His church. Please plan to be a part of every stage, with your encouragement, prayers, and hard work.  It will take all of us to build this beckon of light for Ramona.  As I have shared before, the time is now, this truly is our moment, God's light is shining on us!

See You Sunday, Pastor Dan

Is God Good?

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, August 2

John 6:24-35 - So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?" …
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“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
John 1:12-13

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456