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2017!!!!  What an exciting year for us at Spirit of Joy.  We continue to move forward on building and project the completion of the church and fellowship/ offices in the fall.  What a wonderful year to dedicate the church as we celebrate 500 years of the Reformation.  During the year, we will be taking time to look at our history as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  It is such an honor to be part of a church that has helped shape Christianity and the world that we live in.

 

As we look at the new year we do so understanding that as we build, we are also building our ministry and life together.  All of our ministry is moving forward.  We have a strong children and youth ministry program that includes weekly time together and special planned events. Our music program is such a highlight every Sunday.  Our men and womens fellowship groups meet for study and outreach work to our community.  We have multiple plans for church fellowship as an entire community...a wonderful way to meet and get to know one another.  Our Home Groups continue to grow, and if you are not yet signed up to participate you can do so at any time.  The next Home Group Study begins the week of January 8th, "The Monday Switch".  We will be asking where is the God who was with us on Sunday?  Monday is a whole new world for us and that needs to change.  Plan to join us!

We look at our building project...and everyone in Ramona is talking about the construction going on at the corner of Highland Valley and Hwy 67.  A perfect opportunity for each of us to invite others to come and join us in this remarkable undertaking.  We are moving ahead with the grading, and have even begun a portion of the underground storm water drain.  Pray that we are not delayed with the weather conditions and we can move ahead with plans and stay on schedule.

Karyn and I would like to thank you all for the wonderful thoughts, cards, goodies, and special gift from the congregation given to us on the evening of the Christmas Progressive Dinner.  We have been blessed to serve our Lord at Spirit of Joy for now almost 25 years.  Words cannot express adequately our gratitude.  May God Bless all of you in this New Year.

See you Sunday!
Blessings, Pastor Dan
 

Sunday Morning Helpers
January 1 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Theresa Young Family Jessica White
Readers: Sandy Aldern Marilynn Sproat
Ushers: BartlettTeam Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: SPIRITS OF GRACE
Flowers: Tjosaas Family in memory of their son Steven
January 8 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Donna Zick Rachel Wilson Family
Readers: Doug Bartlett Mark Stefanik
Ushers: BartlettTeam Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: SPROAT & WILSON FAMILIES
Flowers:
January 15 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Aldern Family Zook Family
Readers: Laurie Boruff Zara Wilson
Ushers: BartlettTeam Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts:
Flowers:
January 22 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Appleby Family Heidi Avera Family
Readers: Bill Clark Heidi Avera
Ushers: BartlettTeam Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts:
Flowers:
January 29 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Barton Family Barlow Family
Readers: Jerry Cole Jim Barlow
Ushers: BartlettTeam Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts:
Flowers:

REMEMBER: JANUARY 1 IS A COMBINED SERVICE AT 10:00AM.
MOST OF OUR MINISTRIES ARE STARTING UP AGAIN AFTER CHRISTMAS BREAK.
CHECK THE MASTER CALENDAR FOR YOUR GROUP.

Everybody gets to be a greeter (we rotate active member families). Would you like to be a reader? Can you bring snacks & juice for coffee host time? Would you like to sponsor altar flowers? How about being an usher for your service? Altar guild could use your help preparing for communion. See the kiosk for charts or clipboards to help and be an active participant here at Spirit of Joy!