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Coming Events

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Spirits of Grace Bake Sale
Spirits of Grace will host a Valentine's Bake Sale between services on Sunday, October 30. Proceeds will go to our new kitchen and church needs. 
Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:00 PM
Safe Trick or Treat at Spirit of Joy
Ramona's Safe Trick or Treat Games and Candy on Main St  - 3 –6 pm, sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Help out at Spirit of Joy with treats, booths, haunted house.
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 5:00 PM
Harvest Dinner
Our annual Harvest Dinner is always a wonderful time of family fellowship. Bring your whole family as we count our blessings as a church family, enjoy a holiday meal, and look to the future, planning for growth.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7:00 PM
Women's Bible Study Continues
The Women's Bible Study continues the second Wednesday of each month on Wednesday, November 9, 7:00pm, at Church. Contact Linda Porcelli for more information.
Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:30 PM
Spirits of Grace serve Open Doors
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.
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
SOJ Men's Fellowship Dinner
SOJ Men's Annual Fellowship Dinner potluck & program. 

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 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.

Russ Popma Rescues Monument Plants

Monument Bucket Brigade

Our Water Has Been Restored!

Thanks, Russ! You're a Champion.

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.

Inward Growth, Outward Mission

Check out our Home Groups

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.

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.

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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.)

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, October 30

John 8:31-36 - So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been …
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“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10

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