Eagle Scout

At a recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Spirit of Joy, Trevor Stemper received his hard-earned Eagle Scout award.

Eagle Scout is the highest Scouting achievement, and only four percent of Scouts earn this rank. The Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate Scout Spirit,  an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership.

Congratulations, Trevor, on a well-deserved honor. We're proud of you.

By the way, Trevor's older brother, Nick, is also an Eagle Scout. We're proud of him, too.

Houseboat Trainee

Speaking of service and leadership, Trevor will again spend five weeks this summer on Lake Shasta, serving as a volunteer trainee for Sonshine Ministries. He will learn how to drive both houseboats and speed boats and will assist in all aspects of the houseboat camping experience. Successful completion of this experience qualifies him to be a boat driver for 10 weeks next summer.

The Sonshine Ministry experience is unique among camping ministries. There is no other camp, ministry, or mission experience that better trains, equips, develops, and provides an opportunity for young people to grow in service, leadership, and maturity.

Every Sonshine Ministries volunteer staff member raises $600 for student camping scholarships through their Run-Jog-Walk-A-Thon on May 26. Trevor's goal is to run 18 laps. Please sign up for a pledge on the kiosk.

Or contribute directly to Trevor's campaign at sonshineministries.com/rjw.html. Scroll down and select Trevor Stemper so he will receive credit for your donation.

Easter Week

Please join us as we celebrate this Holy Easter Week:

  • Palm Sunday, 8:15 & 10:00am, Cantata with our expanded Festival Choir
  • Thursday 6:40pm Seder Meal (reenactment of the Passover Meal),
  • Good Friday Service 7:00pm Seven Last Words, at 7:00pm,
  • Saturday 9:00am Easter Egg Hunt on the land
  • Easter Sunday Services, April 21, 2019
    • 6:30 A.M. Sunrise Service on the Land at the corner of Highway 67 & Highland Valley Road.
    • 8:00 - 9:30 A.M. Pancake Breakfast served by the youth
    • 10:00 Easter Worship, Holy Communion, & Easter Message
  • Flowers for the Easter Cross: Spirit of Joy has a tradition of members bringing cut flowers from home to decorate our celebration Easter Cross for our service. Bring your flowers on Easter Sunday morning and place them on the cross.
  • Please make a donation for the lilies and tulips to adorn our Easter Celebration.



John 19:28 & 30: "Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, 'I am thirsty.'  When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'telestai (it is finished).' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."

Telestai is the Greek word translated as "finished,"  and occurs in the Bible only in these two verses.  In New Testament times "tetelestai" was commonly written on business documents or receipts to declare that a bill or debt had been paid in full.

Thus Jesus' use of "tetelstai" would have been crystal clear to John’s Greek-speaking readership: it is unmistakable testimony from God's own Son that His death on that Good Friday paid our debt, our penalty, for our sins. The matter is indeed finished. TELESTAI!

Thiving in Babylon - Home Groups Begin on April 28 - sign up on the kiosk
Coming Events
Wed, Apr 10 6:15 pm
Lenten Devotions and Soup Suppers
Sun, Apr 14,
Palm Sun
Thu, Apr 18 6:30 pm
Passover Seder & Service
Fri, Apr 19 7:00 pm
Good Fri Service
Sat, Apr 20 9:00 am
Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt
Sun, Apr 21,
Easter Sun Services
Sun, Apr 28,
Home Groups Resume This Week
Mon, May 13 5:30 pm
SOJ Youth Serve Open Door meals

SOJChurch Calendar

Weekly Activities
Meet Sunday,Wed, and Thursday
10 Week Sept 9-Nov 15
More info at http://sojchurch.com/homegroups
8:15 & 10:00 am: Worship
8:15: SS preK-6th grade
10:00: SS preK-High School
Monday Bible Studies Book of Luke
8-9am begins Oct 8
6-7pm begins Oct 22
6:30pm: Women's Bible Study
Most Mondays Sept 24-Dec 17 (check the schedule)
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm Kids Klub
5pm: Junior High
7pm: High School
First Wednesday
9:00am: Spirits of Grace
7-8am: Men's Breakfast Denny's
7pm: Choir
9:00am: Church Cleanup
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Saturday: 1st & 3rd
8-9am: Men's Bible Study
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