Church Council Installed
Church Council

On Sunday the new Church Council was installed. Left to right: Alyssa Howland, Roberta Gilmore (president), Ellen Ray (secretary), Jeanette Bergstrom (vice president), Pastor Dan, Mike Schuler, Jim Barlow (treasurer), Tara Gehler, Jessica White, Danny Donnelly. Not pictured: Dave Hickman, Robin White.

Our council works hard and leads most of our church task forces that do much of the work in keeping Spirit of Joy working. Thank you, all.

Church Council
Ralph & Irene Kling Tell their Story
Church Council

A sizeable crowd turned out Sunday Night to honor and then hear Irene and Ralph Kling as they shared their stories of love and service and endurance during perilous times. As members of the Greatest Generation, Irene and Ralph lived through the Great Depression and then through through World War II as they served on the home and front lines.

Their story of youthful self sacrifice, early maturity, and patient endurance was both gripping and inspiring.  Throughout their narrative Ralph mentioned how much he depended on the saving mercies of God to bring them both through hard times.

 All in attendance felt a special affection and gratitude for all those who served, both at home and in the armed forces. But especially for Irene and Ralph Kling. 

We were gratified to see the many youth in attendance. Some of the younger ones may not yet understand all they heard. But each of them will eventually understand and realize that this was a very special opportunity to hear these true adventures shared first-hand from two who were there.

Thank you, Irene and Ralph. We honor you and love you and pray blessings on you and your household.

New Members Information Meeting

Have you been visiting Spirit of Joy for awhile now and have questions or wonder about what it takes to become a member? If so, please attend this...

New Member Information Meeting
Sunday, March 6, 5-6 pm

Pastor Dan will review our history, discuss our beliefs, and answer any questions you might have. Please sign up on the kiosk... we’d love to have you come to this informal small-group setting and better acquaint you with our Spirit of Joy family.

Sign up on the kiosk if you have been visiting us and would like more information about Spirit of Joy.

Coming Events
Wed, Feb 24 6:15 pm
Lenten Devotions and Soup Suppers
Sun, Mar 20,
Palm Sun Festival Choir
Everyone will receive a palm cross, and our Festival Choir will share the message of the cross and resurrection through music and word.
Fri, Mar 25 7:00 pm
Good Fri Service
...they came to crucify a man... but sacrificed a Lamb. Behold the Lamb... the one who gives his life to set you free.

Join our Service of Shadows at 7:00 on Good Fri and meditate on the seven last words.
Sat, Mar 26 9:00 am
Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt
Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt on the land 9:00 - 12:00 A.M., Highway 67 & Highland Valley Road (North East Corner)
Sun, Mar 27,
Easter Sun Services
He is Risen! He is risen indeed! Please join us in celebration:
  • 6:30 Sunrise on the Land, Northeast corner of Highway 67 and Highland Valley Road
  • 8:00 Easter Breakfast on the Land
  • 10:00 Easter Celebration Service & Groundbreaking on the Land
Fri, Apr 1,
Cheap USS Midway Tickets
Mon, May 9 5:30 pm
SOJ Youth Serve Open Door meals
Mon, Aug 8 5:30 pm
SOJ Men serve Open Door meals

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NOTE NEW 2nd service
8:15 & 10:00 am: Worship
8:15: SS preK-6th grade
10:00: SS preK-High School
6:30-8pm: Junior High
Sunday: 1st & 3rd A.M.
11-12:30 High School
8-9am: Bible Study
6-7pm: 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 Tuesday Feb & Mar
7-8pm: Women's Bible Study
7pm: Choir
9:00am: Church Cleanup
We need your help: Please vounteer
9:00am: Palm Sunday Festival Choir
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
Men's Bible Study - Sermon on the Mount
7:30am: Breakfast 8:00am: Bible Study
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