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We're ordering Easter Lilies for Easter Sunday services. Please sponsor plants for $8.50 each, in memory of or in honor of loved ones. Use the insert in the weekly church bulletin, or drop of your contribution to the office. Or, you can pay for them online at sojchurch.com/contribute (50¢ processing fee added). Simply enter your name & email and select Easter Liles fund.

Coming Events

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 PM
Passover Seder & Service
Celebrate the traditional Passover Seder with us, with a potluck dinner to follow... sign up on Kiosk
Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 PM
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 our Service of Shadows at 7:00 on Good Friday and meditate on the seven last words.
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM
Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt
Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt on the land 9:00 - 12:00 A.M., Highway 67 & Highland Valley Road (North East Corner)
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday Services
He is Risen! He is risen indeed! Please join us in celebration:
  • 6:30 Sunrise, Northeast corner of Highway 67 and Highland Valley Road
  • 8:15 and 9:45 at the church
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00 PM
Advance Commitment
Meeting for those who are prepared to make an early commitment which may include a cash contribution. Please contact Tom Aldern at t.aldern@cox.netmore...

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.

You Can Help!

You can make an important contribution to our church mission by praying for and contributing to these needs:

  • We have two altar flower arrangements every Sunday which can be sponsored in honor or memory or celebration of someone or something special in your life. Please contribute $25 for one or $45 for both.
  • All year long we are grateful for your donations of paper goods and related items for the kitchen & bathrooms at the church, including paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, paper plates, coffee cups, drinking cups, plastic utensils, even coffee.  You can save your receipt and turn it in to the office to receive credit on your annual statement of giving for tax purposes.
  • Prayer list changes can be written on the copy from your bulletin and placed in the offering plate (we update the list every week).

Thank you for helping!

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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.

Soup Suppers & Lenten Devotions

Bring Your Family to Dinner

Please join us on this journey together through Lent as we remember Christ's passion and prepare to celebrate His victory on Easter Sunday.  On five Wednesdays we will share a pot-luck Soup Supper, followed by a special Lenten Devotion.

Dates:  February 25;  March 4, 11, 18, 25
Time:    6:15 P.M., followed by Lenten Devotions

Sign up on the kiosk to bring your favorite soup or bread to this unique potluck series for the whole family.

 


 

Passover Seder Supper & Service

Celebrate the Seder with us on the Thursday before Easter, April 2 at 6:00pm followed by potluck.

The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is based on the Biblical verse commanding Jews to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt: "And you shall tell it to your son on that day, saying, 'Because of this God did for me when He took me out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8)

Seder customs include drinking of four cups of wine, eating matza and partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate. The Seder is performed in much the same way by Jews all over the world.

Please join us here at Spirit of Joy on in remembrance of Christ at His last Passover Seder... shortly before his arrest, trial, scourging, crucifixion and death on what is today called "Good Friday."

Following the Passover Seder we'll share a potluck meal.  Sign up on the kiosk.

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, April 3, 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 09:00 - 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.

 

  • 6:30 A.M. Sunrise Service on The Land at the corner of Highway 67 & Highland Valley Road.
  • 8:15 & 9:45 A.M. Celebration, Holy Communion, special music & Easter Message.
  • Bring your fresh spring flowers and place them on our Easter Cross.
  • Donate/purchase lilies to adorn the Sanctuary (see bulletin insert).

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, April 5

Mark 16:1-8 - When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to …
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“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.”
Isaiah 53:3-4

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456