Music blossomed during summer of 2015!
Choir at the Padres Game, September 4, 2015

Throughout July and August we were blessed to have a variety of individuals and groups who presented music in worship. While Praise Team and Choir members in many churches appreciate a summer break, at Spirit of Joy we are gifted with musicians who want to share their abilities no matter the time of year.  I would like to thank EVERYONE who answered God’s call by responding, “Here I am, Lord.”  You are appreciated!

Friday, September 4th, singers from Spirit of Joy came together with others from Lutheran Churches in the San Diego area (165 voices) to perform the National Anthem on the field before the Padres game.  It was great to be part of a larger choir, bonded by our joy of singing and common faith.  We hope to participate next year in even greater numbers!  Thank you to those in the congregation who supported us from the stands!

Rally Day is upon us, which means beginning Thursday, September 17, weekly choir rehearsals for 8:15 AM worship will be in full swing.  We are thankful that Joyce Channon has joined the group, and I invite YOU to sing with the choir too!  We have an amazing bunch of singers, and we could present even more amazing music if we had more voices.  Rehearsals are from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Coming events:

  • Sunday, October 18: Students from Cal Baptist, Riverside, will again bless us with their music during both services.
  • Saturday, October 24: Festival Choir rehearsals begin 9 – 11:00 AM for the Christmas season.  Festival Sunday is December 13th.
May you live your days with a song in your heart!
Joan Brown, Director of Music
Lucky Winner

Judie Loux is our luck winner of the beautiful Opportunity Quilt sewn by our Prayers and Squares ministry.

Spirit of Joy is home to Chapter 115 of Prayers & Squares, a non-profit world-wide prayer ministry started right here in San Diego County in 1992. We meet every Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. to create pocket squares, lap squares, and lap quilts for those who need prayer for any reason.

The idea behind these quilts is simple, yet powerful. Embroidery floss is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied with a knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in special need - someone who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is then given to that person.

What makes each quilt so special is not only the pattern, color or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is tied into each one. These comforters are a statement of faith, and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.

Please visit us any Tuesday morning. The work is rewarding and the conversation and fellowship are warm and loving.

Rally Day

One of the biggest days on the Spirit of Joy Calendar is our back-to-school celebration of Rally Day on Sep 13.

Come early to register your children for Sunday School, Kids Klub, and Jr. High and High School programs.

Pancake Breakfast served between services

BBQ Hamburgers at 4:00

Finally, at 5:00, we run the Seventh Annual Pinewood Derby. Click here for complete information about Rally Day.

Rally Day is also the launch of all of our children and youth ministries. In addition to our Sunday School as describe above:

  • 8:15: Sunday School  preK-6th
    9:45: Sunday School preK-High School
  • Sun 6:30pm   Jr.High Youth
  • Tues 4-6pm   Kids Klub for preK-6th grade; Click here to register online
  • Tues 7-8:30pm   High School Bible Study
Home Groups Resume

Home Groups resume the week of September 27. Existing groups (new members always welcome) continue with new topics, and we're considering starting a new group if there's a need. If you would like to join an existing or new group, fill in a Home Group Registration card that you'll find in the back of each Sanctuary chair. Click Here for more information.

Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening will be back at Spirit of Joy on September 25. They provide a wide range of health screening services at affordable prices. See the poster on the kiosk for details about scope and pricing of these valuable screenings. Click Here for more information. Put the date on the calendar now, and make your appointment by calling 888-653-6441

Coming Events
Wed, Sep 9 7:00 pm
Women's Bible Study
Sun, Sep 13,
Rally Day All Day
Sun, Sep 13 5:00 pm
Pinewood Derby
It's not too late to build your racer. 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 sevent annual rendition of our Pinewood Derby competition where everyone is a winner.
Mon, Sep 21,
Mon Bible Study 7 am & pm
Mon Bible Studies are back with Luke, beginning Sept 21, at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Fri, Sep 25,
Life Line Screening
Sun, Sep 27,
Home Groups Resume This Week
Sun, Oct 18,
Cal Baptist Choir Oct. 18
Sun, Oct 25 6:00 pm
Annual Men's Fellowship Dinner
Details coming soon.
Fri, Apr 1,
Cheap USS Midway Tickets

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
Second Wednesday
7-8pm: Women's Bible Study
7pm: Choir
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
Men's Bible Study - Sermon on the Mount
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