January in Music
    2014 was a great year for Music Ministry, with new singers participating in Weekly Choir and Festival Choir, and new musicians joining second service Praise Team. As 2015 begins, I wait expectantly to see how God will bless us with more surprises!
    We continue to have a need for singers at the 8:15 service.  Please let Joan Brown know if you can help with this important ministry.  Weekly choir rehearses Thursday’s at 7:00 PM.  Part timers are welcome
    Thank you to Andy Ray for creating the slide presentation for Christmas Festival Sunday, December 14 and to Michael Brown for his CD mastering.
    All who are interested in helping with our Spring Festival Choir please come to a brief, introductory meeting on Saturday, January 31 at 9:00 AM.  Music and practice CD’s will be handed out.  Spring Festival Choir prepares music for Holy Week (Palm Sunday, March 29; Good Friday, April 3; Easter, April 5).  Weekly Saturday rehearsals will take place in the sanctuary from 9 – 11:00AM, beginning February 14.
    Would you like to hear some quality music and benefit Spirit of Joy’s Building Fund at the same time?  Here are 2 opportunities for you:
  1. Sunday, January 25 at 3:00 PM: Piano Four Hands concert presented by Joan Brown and Karen Zajac at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 16889 Espola Road, Poway.  All proceeds from the free will offering will go to the Building Fund.
  2. I have received requests for recordings of choir cantatas and special music presentations.  In the coming months CD’s from the 2013 Christmas Cantata and CD’s from Christmas Festival Sunday 2014 will be available.  Donations will benefit the Building Fund.
    Praise the Lord for the days He gives us to let His light shine through us!
Joan Brown, Director of Music
New Council Members
We'd like to introduce our two new Church Council members who where elected at our last Congregational Meeting on December 7.
Dave Hickman and his family were long-time active members of Spirit of Joy who recently moved back into Ramona. Welcome back, Dave.
Jessica White has also been an active member, volunteering in a variety of Task Force activities.
Please check out our other Council Members for 2015. Also, look at our Task Forces that actually make Spirit of Joy operate. Please consider helping out with at least one of these Task Forces... we always need more help. The 2015 Task Force leaders will be appointed by February, so this would be a good time to volunteer.
Coming Events
Sat, Jan 17 8:00 am
Men's Bible Study
Sat, Jan 17 4:30 pm
Nick Stemper Eagle Court of Honor
Sun, Jan 25 3:00 pm
Piano Benefit Concert
Sat, Jan 31 9:00 am
Spring Festival Choir Begins
Mon, Feb 2,
Home Groups Resume This Week
Sun, Feb 8 9:15 am
Harvest Bake Sale

SOJChurch Calendar

Weekly Activities
8:15 & 9:45 am: Worship
8:15: SS preK-6th grade
9:45: SS preK-High School
6:30-8pm: Junior High
Sunday: 1st & 3rd A.M.
11-12:30 High School
7-8am: Bible Study
7-8pm: Bible Study
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm: Kids Klub
7-8:30pm: High School
7-8am: Men's Breakfast
First Wednesday
9:30am: Spirits of Grace
7-8pm: Women's Bible Study
7pm: Choir
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
Men's Bible Study:
7:30am: breakfast
8-9am: discussion

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Do you miss the church calendar you used to receive every month? If so, you can easily print the official church calendar. Click the link, "SOJChurch Calendar" at the bottom of the Coming Events list (at the left, inside the dotted rectangle). When you see the church calendar, click on the "Print My Calendar" icon. You can select the dates, the size of text, and color or black & white. Then click on Print at the bottom.
Speaking of volunteers, Lilly Popma, the new coordinator for the Altar Guild, is looking for a few. The Altar Guild readies Communion supplies and helps out with other aspects of Sunday Worship. Please contact Lilly if you can help out.
Home Groups resume the first week of February. The four existing groups will continue with new topics and we are considering beginning an additional group if necessary. By now you should have heard from your group leader with details and introduction. If you would like to join an existing or new Home Group, fill in a Home Group Registration Card (in the back of each Sanctuary chair) or contact Alyssa at youth@sojchurch.com.
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