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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.
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Traditional Worship w/Choir; Sunday School (preschool thru sixth grade); Nursery provided
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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.
Sunday, October 23 is a special Sunday celebration of our autumn church-wide theme, Inward Growth, Outward Ministry.
On God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, October 23, (formerly called WeCare) we will have only one worship service at 9:00. During this service we will be commissioned to go out into the community to perform a variety community service projects. For instance, we are coordinating with Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic and In His Steps Recovery Christian Homes to identify current needs that we could fulfill. And, for those who prefer to work at Church, we'll have one or more charitable projects you can work on.
We are currently identifying appropriate projects and could use your help finding the needs we can help meet.
If you know of a person, family, or organization that has an unmet need for assistance please let us know... anyone or anywhere within the Ramona Community (whether or not they are members of Spirit of Joy). Some examples: in need of clothing, assistance with meals, maternity needs, transportation, home repair or maintenance, or other needs.
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Please send your information to Ellen Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Welcome to Ramona Monument corner is in the news again due to watering problems. In early August Spirit of Joy began receiving complaints that plants around the monument were dying. Apparently CalTrans had removed the existing water meter sometime in June or July but had never notified Pastor Dan.
When he learned of the problem, Pastor Dan asked Russ Popma to organize a bucket brigade to save the remaining plants. Every week Russ hauls 150-300 gallons of water and manually irrigates the plants. This includes lifting multiple gallons of water to the shrubs in the monument planters. Unfortunately, the gazanias and geraniums were lost. However the roses are coming back and all others seem to be doing well.
Pastor Dan stated that we expect to begin grading in September. Eventually, in the course of construction a new water meter will be installed. We'll then install low-water xeriscape in front of the monument. Until then, that ground will remain bare.
A keystone of our current theme Inward Growth, Outward Mission is the RightNow Media series "Anatomy of a Disciple." View the Introduction video below. Click on the Login link below to view any of the 8 videos is the series. If you don't currently have a RightNow subscription click on the Request Invitation link. Click here for more information about Home Groups.
We offer our Spirit of Joy Members and attendees free access to RightNow Media, an online church video library. Essentially, it’s a Netflix for Bible studies with videos for kids, students, singles, parents and married couples by teachers like Tim Keller and John Piper. All the content can be accessed from a phone, tablet, computer or television.
Gospel Reading for
Sunday, October 2
Luke 17:5-10 - The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ´Be uprooted and planted in the sea,´ and it would obey you. …
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“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,”