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Sunday, February 11, 2018
YOUTH: Sign Up for Winter Retreat
Don't miss out on this legendary highlight of our youth Winter season: The annual Winter Retreat to Big Bear over Presidents' Weekend, February 16-19. Register Online Today
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
Ash Wedesday Services
Please join us in worship as we prayerfully enter into the season of Lent.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:15 PM
Lenten Devotions and Soup Suppers
In this first week of Lent, share a pot-luck Soup Supper, followed by a special Lenten Devotion. Sign up on the Kiosk.

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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.

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 7:00 PM on February 7. 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.

On Thursday of Holy Week, March 29, we will reenact the Passover meal. This evening begins at 6:00 P.M. 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 7:00 P.M. 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 10:00 A.M.

Our Easter Sunday, April 1, Easter Celebration Services at the church, with special music, meditation, and traditional Hallelujah Chorus with the entire congregation. Please bring flowers from your garden to decorate the Easter Cross. (Regrettably, due to construction we will not be able to have a sunrise service "on the land."

Latest Construction Video

December 2, 2017

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“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
Galatians 6:7-8

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456