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Coming Events

Sunday, August 28, 2016
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, August 28, 2016
Home Groups Resume This Week
Home Groups resume the week of August 28-Sept 3 focusing on our new Spirit of Joy theme,"Inward Growth, Outward Missions". If you would like to be part of a home group click here to sign up.
Saturday, September 3, 2016, 7:30 AM
SOJMen Bible Study: Mere Christianity
SOJ Men launch new Bible Study: read & discuss C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity .  All men, all ages are invited and welcome.
Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:00 PM
Called UP: 2016 Men's Retreat
Join guys from Penasquitos Lutheran Church and other churches in Southern California for their Called UP: 2016 Men’s Retreat Sept 9-11 (Friday-Sunday) at Oakbridge Camp east of Ramona.
Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:40 PM
Lutheran Choir Night at Petco Park
The Padres & Thrivent Financial invite your choir to perform the National Anthem at Petco Park... featuring discount tickets for church members, family and friends. Tickets availble for $11.50 and $20. And you don't have to be in the choir to attend. Click here for more details.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:00 PM


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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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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.

Inward Growth, Outward Mission

Home Groups Resume Sept 28 2016

A keystone of our current theme Inward Growth, Outward Mission is the RightNow Media series "Anatomy of a Disciple." Each week we will feature the next video in the series below, so check back each week to view it. Click here for more information about Home Groups.

Introduction to "Anatomy of a Disciple"

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.

Login to RightNow          Request Invitation

Thanks to Harvey Payne and his drone for this terrific aerial video at The Land.
When Cal Trans is finished with their corner remodeling,
Spirit of Joy will be left with 6000 cubic yards of much-needed free fill dirt.
God is Good.
(View full-screen by clicking on [ ] icon in lower right of video screen above.)

Music at Spirit of Joy

"Christ is Risen!  Alleleluia!"

What a blessing it was to enhance our Holy Week journey with music:  Palm Sunday -- “Come, Touch the Robe;” Good Friday -- musical reflections on the Last Words;  Easter Sunday and Groundbreaking -- Praise Team, Festival Choir, Brass Quartet, and congregational singing added to the culmination celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection!!

Let us retain the memories as we continue to move forward, following the Lord’s guidance in our lives and ministries at Spirit of Joy.  Thank you to all who helped make this Lenten season and Easter Sunday exceptional!

Easter season has just begun!  Now we celebrate!  Now we proclaim and share the good news of the Gospel with others.  Now we also “lose” singers from our 8:15 choir and Festival Choir as they return to their “other homes” in Minnesota, Arkansas, and New York until they’ve had enough of that humidity and those mosquitoes and join us again in the fall.  

Now is your opportunity to help fill those vacancies and offer your voices to the Lord!  Please consider helping with summer special music.  Beginning in June, you have a chance to thank our weekly 8:15 choir for their year round efforts to enhance our worship services.  Please consider lending your vocal or instrumental abilities for a Sunday or two.  Let me know if you would consider joining with others in learning simple, melodic songs to glorify God during July and August. 

Praise the Lord for the days He gives us to let His light shine through us!
Joan Brown, Director of Music

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, August 28

Luke 14:1 - One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully.
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“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.”
Psalm 116:1-2

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