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eNews Update
July 7, 2021
 INFORMATION ON OUR NEWSLETTER AND COMMUNICATION
 
      As we have now begun our worship and ministries together in our worship center, we will be utilizing our newsletter one to two times per month for news around our church and ministry.  Each week you will receive the weekly information and links for live stream on Sunday mornings, lyrics, and bulletin (if you are unable to be with your church family.) 
 
  Our weekly safety protocols at Spirit of Joy have adjusted with our indoor worship.  We rejoice that the vaccine has proven effective and is taking hold in our communities.  There is still a way to go, especially since a vaccine for young children will not be available for a few months.  There are also some adults who have not been vaccinated... some for very good reason.  The church council has been diligent in the matter of caring for our faith community.  
     The basic shift of our protocols is a movement from "requirement” to "personal choice". Things like mask wearing, social distancing, etc....the choice now becomes yours.  You are encouraged to do what is best and most comfortable for you.
     1) Wearing your mask as of July 4th is no longer a requirement if you are vaccinated.  Please feel free to wear one if that makes you feel more comfortable.  The CDC guidelines ask that you wear a mask for your protection if you are not vaccinated or if you happen to have a slight cold.
     2) Social distancing of six feet, as of July 4th, will no longer be in effect.  Nonetheless, when you arrive at the church, seating can be well-spaced.
     3) Serving coffee after worship will resume for the month of July.  We will move to adding snacks in August.
     4) As for greeting one another, you are urged to be respectful of another's personal space.  If you are a hugger, it is a good idea to ask: "May I give you a hug?"  Some may still be at the elbow or fist bump stage of greeting; others are no longer comfortable shaking hands.  The important thing is for us to respect one another and to be assertive in indicating with what we are most comfortable.

Blessings,
Pastor Dan
Weekly Events:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
~Matthew 24:35
Please join us for memorial services honoring 

Ralph F. Kling

on Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Church Service:
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church 10:00 am
1735 Main Street
Ramona, CA. 92065

Military Honors:               
Miramar National Cemetery 1:30 pm
5795 Nobel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior
 and wait in your car in the procession line)


Reception:
Embassy Suites Hotel  2:00pm
4550 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
(light refreshments)
 
If you are able to attend,
you are welcome at one or more of these events.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.
~Psalm 119:105 
As the school year has ended and summer is here I am looking forward to connecting with the youth here at Spirit of Joy in a variety of different ways. Unfortunately, the summer trip that the youth have gone on in the past won't be happening this year, but there are still many things that can be done over the course of the summer that allow us to gather together in faith and have some fun. 
 
The last weekly youth group was June 20th and it is now time to switch gears. This will resume again towards the end of August. 
 
Here are a few dates/activities to keep in mind for summer as I continue to work on setting up different events. The details are still getting sorted but information on dates, times, need for parent volunteers, and sign up forms can be found here in future newsletters, on our website at http://sojchurch.com/youth, and on our Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/sojyouth, and https://www.facebook.com/groups/sojchurch
 
This summer we can look forward to a few different activities such as: Worship Night (July, 18th), 1-2 Service Days around our community here in Ramona (Sometime in August), and a Beach day (July 25th). 
 
The dates listed are tentative as I work on ironing out some details. I am looking forward to connecting with the youth more over the summer and into the fall. 
 
Thank You,
Randi-Kate Canoy Suhr 
Building Fund Contributions:

6/27/2021   $575
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
~1 Peter 2:2-3
Check out ways you can support Spirit of Joy's ministry!

Men's Weekly Breakfast continues every Thursday, 8am, at Denny's in Ramona.
 

We have no specific agenda except to get to know other Christian men in an informal gathering.
 

We hope you can join us.

PRAYER LINE REQUESTS: Tori Barlow is our new prayer line coordinator.  If you have a prayer request please contact Tori at toribarlow@gmail.com or (760) 522-0661.  All prayer requests will now be forwarded through Tori.
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