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eNews Update
March 3, 2021
    
The building committee has been hard at work developing a strategy to continue moving forward with building.  Please look again at the presentation included in this newsletter (click here).

     Last Sunday both in person and online you received the update from our building committee on our project.  Everyone will receive a ballot in the mail.   All persons in the family (confirmed age and older) are eligible to vote.  Please have everyone sign and print name.  Enter the votes on the ballot.  We ask that ballots be mailed to the church or dropped off in the ballot box at in person worship on the land on Sunday.  We request that all ballots be returned no later than March 12th.
 
     CONTINUE WITH US IN OUR LENTEN JOURNEY   
     The Lenten Season at Spirit of Joy continues.  Our theme during Lent is "God's Love Is Shown".  This Wednesday and each Wednesday through Palm Sunday we will have devotional worship recorded and available starting at 6pm. As these have always been soup suppers, plan to make soup that night and join us with the recording.  On Good Friday, our worship will again be recorded and available at 8am.  We pray that you will join us in this journey to the cross. Daily Devotions during the Lenten Season are available with Pastor Dan, Monday through Friday, 8am.  Join us each morning as we look to Holy Scripture as our guiding light.
 
For outreach ministry at Spirit of Joy we will be joining Project Mercy on Saturday, April 24th, for another house build for a family in Mexico.  We will build the home in pieces in Chula Vista.  Please let us know of your interest to help in this build. You can email admin@sojchurch.com or call (760)788-7456 and let us know of your intentions.  It is a tremendous experience, and we are in collaboration with Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in Poway on this project. 
 
Looking ahead to Easter Sunday, we will plan in-person worship on the land.  Sunrise Easter Service will be held at 6:30am with the Easter Celebration Service to be held at 9am. Our Service will also be live streamed for those unable to be with us in person.  Plan to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for this Day of Resurrection!
 
     May God Bless us all in this Lenten Journey together,
 
     Pastor Dan

 
Weekly Events:
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

~Joshua 1:8
God's Love Is Shown

Upcoming Special events:
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
~Psalm 86:15

Tom Gilmore's memorial service is scheduled for March 7, 11:00 AM.  
The service will begin after the Sunday service, both in-person and live-streamed. 

Here are the important links for Tom's service:
Alternatively, you may click here, or on the picture, to see the service and slideshow on the SOJ website.
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
~Romans 12:10
Building Committee Information

Click here to view the architect drawings of the proposed Fellowship Hall.

Click here to read questions some have asked, and the answers.
     We are so thankful that we are able to gather in the back room of our church facility for meetings, Prayers and Squares, and Bible Studies!  Each group will be able to have a maximum of 8 persons at this time.  Everyone will receive a temperature check and be asked to wear a mask.  Each group meeting will be asked to use the cleaning agents available in the back room for cleaning after each gathering.  We look forward to having our gatherings, and ask that everyone follow the safety guidelines that have been in place at Spirit of Joy since we began our worship together on the church building site.  
Safety Procedure for Worship
We encourage your arrival between 8-8:45am for set up.  Everyone is encouraged to wear masks on entry and departure on the church property.  Bring your own chairs, pop-ups, umbrellas, and bottled water.  To insure your safety we will have a table with prepackaged communion (1st and 3rd Sunday each month), bulletins (also a digital bulletin is available on your electronic devices), and temperature check.  Please practice social distancing of at least 6ft of separation per family unit.  Trash cans are available to dispose of all trash upon leaving.  If for any reason you are not feeling well, at higher risk, or uncomfortable with attending, we invite you to enjoy the service live-streamed.  If you prefer staying in your car, there will be a designated area for you to do so.
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