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We have begun our fall season together with our Rally Day kick-off event.  The men provided the pancake breakfast, children began our fall Sunday School program, the youth cooked up a great afternoon BBQ, and the Pinewood Derby was another fun experience for everyone.  Thank you to all who participated,, and volunteered their time to make this such a banner day in the life of our church family.

As we look to September we have many of our ministries starting up for this season of the church year.  

  • Kids Klub will begin on Tuesday, September 5th, 4-6pm for children preschool through 5th grade.  
  • Our all Youth Event start up is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 7pm.  
  • Home Groups will begin their study of Ephesians the week of September 10th.  If you are not yet signed up, there is still time to do so.  

Each of these ministries is a way that you can connect to others in your church family.  Each provides the opportunity to grow your children, youth, and yourselves in the personal journey of faith we are all on together.

We have begun fall sign up for Bible Studies.

  • Our Monday studies at 8am and 6pm will begin on October 2nd studying the Gospel of Luke. 
  • Our Women's Study is set for the 2nd Wednesday each month, beginning on September 13th, 6:30pm. 
  • The Men's Study is the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month at 8am, and begins on September 2nd. 

Each is a way that you can grow in your faith and in your understanding of Holy Scripture.

Each Sunday we worship at 8:15am (our spirited-traditional service) and 10am (our contemporary praise service.)  On Sunday, September 10th we will celebrate with Joan and Scott Brown, Joan's retirement as music director.  She has been with Spirit of Joy for 17 years, and we have been blessed by her incredible gift of music and spirit.  The music and worship on the 10th will be expanded as part of our celebration.  We then will welcome Bryce Harrison as our full time music director for Spirit of Joy. We continue to be blessed as a church family with the giftedness of our staff.

We look forward to the many ministries getting into full gear this fall season, and we will see you in church on Sunday.

Blessings in these coming Autumn days,
Pastor Dan
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Sunday Morning Helpers
September 3 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Shohara family Stemper family
Readers: Karen Dietmeyer Glenda McCarthy
Ushers: Hindman Team Barlow Team
Flowers: Shirley Emge celebrating Chuck and Gee's Birthday
Gehler family in memory of Don
September 10 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Snyder family Stewart family
Readers: Shirley Emge Bev Payne
Ushers: Hindman Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: Marina Martin
Sproat/Wilson Families
Flowers: Sheila and Shorty Gery celebrating 10th Anniversary
Charese Smith in honor of our Lord
September 17 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Dylan/Ashley Stotz family Tracy Weinzapfel
Readers: Sheila Gery Harvey Payne
Ushers: Hindman Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: Curwin Family
Flowers: Curwin family celebratings Bob's Birthday
September 24 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Tjosaas family Vorce family
Readers: Ralph Kling Marilyn Sproat
Ushers: Hindman Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: Jessica & Steven Parker
Flowers: John and Laurie Boruff celebrating 39th Anniversary
Barlow family celebrating Alyssa's Birthday

Cleaning Crew for SEPTEMBER is Sylvia Marshall
Kids Klub Start Up September 5 4:00pm
All Youth Kick Off Evening September 12 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study Wednesday, September 20 6:30pm
SOJ Men's Fellowship at DENNY's every Wednesday 7:00 AM

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!