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Coming Events

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Palm Sunday
Everyone will receive a palm cross, and our Festival Choir will share the message of the cross and resurrection through music and word.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 PM
Passover Seder & Service
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:00 PM
Good Friday Service
...they came to crucify a man... but sacrificed a Lamb. Behold the Lamb... the one who gives his life to set you free.  Join our Service of Shadows at 7:00 on Good Friday and meditate on the seven last words.
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00 AM
Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 on the Land.
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 6:15 PM
Lenten Devotions and Soup Suppers
In this final week of Lent, share a pot-luck Soup Supper, followed by a special Lenten Devotion. Sign up on the Kiosk.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday Services
He is Risen! He is risen indeed! Please join us in celebration at 6:30 on the Land and at 8:15 & 10:00 AM at the Church.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Home Groups Resume This Week
Home Groups resume the week of April 15-20 focusing on Discipleship and the book of Philippians.  If you would like to be part of a home group click here to sign up.
Monday, May 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Spirits of Grace serve Open Door meals
SPIRITS OF GRACE 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.

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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 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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We take our Sunday Greetings Seriously!

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
10:00 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.

Holy Week Events

Pastor Dan

What a beautiful time of year for us, as we approach Lent, the time when we begin our journey to the Cross. The season begins with Ash Wednesday services at 7:00pm on February 14.

Then join us for Soup Suppers at 6:15 on Wednesdays, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/21.  Following each dinner we join in brief devotionals preparing us for the Resurrection Sunday. Bring your entire family for great food, better fellowship, and celebration of the best time of year.

Palm Sunday will be on March 25th, 8.15am and 10am with our Festival Choir bringing the Lenten Message in Music. 

On Thursday of Holy Week, March 29, we will reenact the Passover meal. This evening begins at 6:00pm. and we encourage you to share this service with your children.  A potluck dinner will follow.

On Good Friday we will have a service of shadows, with the seven last words. This evening service begins at 7:00pm and will include special music, musicians, and meditation.

On Saturday, March 31, the Easter Egg Hunt for children will be held on the land at 9:00am.

Our celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 1, beginning with 6:30am Sunrise Service on our church property, followed by our 8:15am and 10:00am Easter Celebration Services at the church.  Please bring flowers from your garden to decorate the Easter Cross.

Join us as we take the the Lenten journey together!  PTL!

Tetelestai: It is Finished
Tetelestai: It Is Finished

It is Finished!

John 19:28 & 30: "Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, 'I am thirsty.' When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."

The Greek word translated "finished" is "tetelestai" and occurs only in these two verses.  In New Testament times "tetelestai" was commonly written on business documents or receipts to show that a bill or debt had been paid in full.  

Thus Jesus' use of "tetelstai" would have been crystal clear to John’s Greek-speaking readership: it is unmistakable testimony from God's own Son that His death on that Good Friday paid our debt, our penalty, for our sins. The matter is indeed finished.

Good Friday - Behold the Lamb

They came to crucify a man... but sacrificed a Lamb.

Behold the Lamb... the one who gives his life to set you free.

Join us for worship on Good Friday, March 30, 7pm The service will include readings of the Seven Last Words of Christ, music, message, and the darkening of the sanctuary. It is always a very powerful moment in worship as we contemplate the passion of Christ.

Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt

Our Annual Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, will be it's usual fun-filled day that includes treats, games, and prizes.

We'll be hiding hundreds of candy and prize filled eggs for the children. There will be a golden egg for one lucky child. We'll also have games for the whole family... egg toss, sack race, and the spoon-egg race. Delicious chocolate will go to the winners.

Bring your children or grandchildren and invite your friends and neighbors for a fun-filled morning.

  • When: Saturday, March 314, 9:00am - 12:??
  • Where: Spirit of Joy land Northeast corner Hwy 67 & Highland Valley Road.

Click Here to view slides from previous Easter Egg Hunts, and Click here to view photos from previous Bunny Hop Games.


Easter Sunday Services

Decorate our Easter Cross

Easter Sunday Services

Please join us for one of our Easter Sunday Services, April 1, 2018

  • 6:30 A.M. Sunrise Service on the Land at the corner of Highway 67 & Highland Valley Road.
  • 8:00 - 9:30 A.M. Pancake Breakfast served by the youth on the Land
  • 10:00 Easter Worship, Holy Communion, & Easter Message
  • Following our Easter Celebration we will Break Ground for our new church building.
  • Flowers for the Easter Cross: Spirit of Joy has a tradition of members bringing cut flowers from home to decorate our celebration Easter Cross for our service. This year we will decorate our cross on the Land. Bring your flowers on Easter Sunday morning before 9:45 am and place them on the cross.
  • We are also accepting donations for lilies to adorn our Easter Celebration on the Land.

Latest Construction Video

December 2, 2017

Click Here to view Harvey Payne's entire library of aerial videos captured by his Phantom Drone.

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““But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.””
Jeremiah 17:7-8

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456