Big Thanks to Alyssa & Wes

On Sunday morning we officially celebrated and thanked Alyssa & Wes for their wonderful four years in Ministry here at Spirit of Joy. In our May 17 e-Newsletter, Alyssa wrote of her retirement and plans, and on Sunday, she renewed their commitment to remain active participants at Spirit of Joy.

We were able to give Alyssa and Wes a cash appreciation gift, to which so many of you generously contributed. Our love and our prayers remain with them as they embark on the next chapter of their life together in Christ.

Bryce Awarded Master's Degree with Honors
Bryce with Professor Dr. Joe Miller
Director of Choral Activities at
Westminster Choir College

On July 8 Bryce Harrison was awarded the prestigious Master of Music Education, Choral, with Honors, from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

As his adoring wife Britany observed on Facebook, "My amazing husband just completed his Master of Music Education! Bryce has spent three years working towards this challenging goal, and not only did he attend one of the top schools in his field, but he has been awarded HONORS! He is truly one of the hardest working and most driven people I know, and I couldn't be more proud!!!!"

Brit... we share your assessment and pride in Spirit of Joy's Favorite Worship Team Leader. Congratulations, Bryce.

Stefanik Family Farewell
Mark, Kelsyn & Makenzie

On Sunday we bid our own Spirit of Joy Hail and Farewell to the Stefanik family.

All of them have been active and faithful members of this church.

Mark has been a member of our Praise Team since their arrival in San Diego over four years ago. He has been serving as the inaugural skipper of the U.S.S. Montgomery, one of the new Littoral Combat ships of the Independence class. He has received orders to the Washington, D.C. area for a new assignment.

Tina has been hard at work attending USC's Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and graduated in May with honors. And of course Ashton, Makenzie, and Kelsyn have been popular participants in youth and children's ministries.

We sad that they're leaving. But Mark is a native Californian, and so we're hoping that they will make their way back to San Diego. In the meantime, we'll miss them.

Coming Events
Mon, Aug 14 5:30 pm
Spirits of Grace serve Open Door meals
Sun, Aug 27,
Rally Day All Day
Kick off the new school year at Spirit of Joy's annual Rally Sun. Sun School Registration at 8:15 service, between services, and at 10:00 service; Pancake Breakfast; Youth BBQ Dinner; and Pinewood Derby.

SOJChurch Calendar

Weekly Activities
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 Denny's
First Wednesday
9:30am: Spirits of Grace
Second Wednesday
Women's Bible Study
On hiatus until September
7pm: Choir
9:00am: Church Cleanup
We need your help: Please vounteer
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
8-9am: Men's Bible Study
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