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