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VBS Video & Slides

View our VBS VIDEO & SLIDES from our exciting Son Surfin' Safari July 14-18 .

Home Groups are Coming

We're excited about the introduction of Spirit of Joy's Home Groups early in September. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about your faith, get to know some of your fellow Christians more in-depth, and learn how the Church becomes the Church. Click here to see more, and watch for more information in the weeks to come.

Church Calendar

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 8:15 AM
Rally Day Registration 8:15-9:45
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, September 7, 2014, 9:15 AM
Pancake Breakfast Between Services
The Men's Fellowship will serve a sit-down pancake breakfast between services on Rally Day. Can't you taste them?
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 3:00 PM
Youth Serves up BBQ
Spirit of Joy Youth will serve up their classic BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs just before the Pinewood Derby. Come early and stoke up on energy to cheer you on as you root for your favorite Derby contender.
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4:00 PM
Pinewood Derby
Whether you're a contender or a spectator, you'll have a lot of fun just being there in the presence of so much exuberant good cheer and celebration. Don't miss this sixth annual rendition of our Pinewood Derby competition where everyone is a winner.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00 AM
County Votes on SOJ Church Building
The County Planning Commission votes on our final building plan. Please pray for a favorable vote.
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:00 AM
Spirits of Grace Yard Sale
Spirits of Grace is planning a yard sale as a fund raiser on Saturday, September 13, 2014.   Please start saving items for us. We will start collecting your items beginning August... 


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.

Men's Bible Study - Romans

BOOK OF ROMANS 6-April-13 to 7-March-15
7:30 Breakfast,   8-9 Discussion

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On Sept. 21, 2013 we continue our indepth and rewarding study on Romans.  This may be the most important letter you will ever read. It is Paul's masterpiece, the clearest and fullest explanation of the gospel in the Bible. John Calvin said that "if a man understands it, he has a sure road opened for him to the understanding of the whole Scripture." William Tyndale, the father of English Bible translators, believed that every Christian should learn it by heart. "The more it is studied," he wrote, "the easier it is; the more it is chewed, the pleasanter it is".  In 1515 Martin Luther pondered Romans until he grasped the truth about the righteousness of God and “thereupon I felt myself to be reborn.... The whole scripture took on new meaning….”

We also need to grasp the message of Romans in our day as well. Only when the gospel grips us as it did those men will we realize why "it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Rom 1:16).

Please join as we resume a major, in-depth study of Romans at our Men’s Bible Study on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8:00-9:00 A.M. Come early at 7:30 for breakfast..

We meet informally for breakfast at 7:30; discussion runs from 8-9.  If you're a man aged 13 and above, we invite you... urge you, in fact... to join us the 1st & 3rd Saturdays for a great time of spiritual growth and... 


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Welcome to the Internet site of
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Ramona, California

You'll find our worship services 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.

Please visit... we'd love to know you. And we promise you'll feel welcome!

We're located in Ramona, California, on the edge of the "back country" in northern San Diego County... Click here for directions.


All of the children who attended our wild and wet SonSurf VBS (July 14-18)elebrated God's unconditional love as they discovered that God has a purpose and a plan for everyone and that he crafted each of us with his own loving hands.

Bible-learning experiences, Bible Point crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats were just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. Join us as we relive this week through video (below) and photo slide show.

Bishop of London's Amazing Sermon on Marriage

Gospel Reading for
Sunday, August 24

Matthew 16:13-20 - Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the …
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“By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.”
Psalm 42:8

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456