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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.


As Webmaster, Listmaster, etc., I send periodic email to everyone, to the women, to the men, and to other small groups. If I compose the email, I often include the greeting or salutation, “Shalom.” Most of us know that this Hebrew word means “peace.” However, there is a depth of meaning within “shalom” far beyond our commonplace idea of peace.

According to Strong's Concordance 7965, the Hebrew root for shalom means to be complete, perfect and full. Thus the word Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

Many of us seek fulfillment, happiness and contentment in money, possessions, entertainment, and more. But such things don’t fill the hole in our hearts… all they can do is distract and prevent us from finding TRUE shalom... the shalom that comes only from He who created and put all things into place.

Thus my use of the word Shalom in my correspondence: It’s a mighty blessing on several levels!

During this Christmas Season, we’ll often hear about Jesus Sar shalom, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) in whom, we find “The Peace of God which surpasses all understanding.” Read Phil 4:4-7, and each time you hear about the Prince of Peace throughout this month, meditate on the Shalom which He wants you to receive. Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (1Cor 16:13)

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (1Cor 16:13)

Al Rogers

Latest Construction Video

May 14, 2018.
A semi time lapse showing a few clips over time starting mid 2016 to now. I've added some of the artists renderings to show what we are going for eventually. This project is for presentation at the Pacifica Synod. The church has a "Go Fund Me" page to support our building project. Please check it out. Any donations go to the church's construction project.

Click Here to view Harvey Payne's entire library of aerial videos captured by his Phantom Drone.

(View full-screen video by clicking on [ ] icon in lower right of video screen above.)


“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2

RAMONA, CA (760) 788-7456