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DATE: SUNDAY 6/24/07 THEME: Wet`n Wild: Living a Servant Life SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:31-40 MINISTRY LINKS Children | Youth | Young Adults | Small Groups | Mission Outreach | Worship Arts | Prayer Espiritu De Gozo | Creative Arts Studio

Morning Prayer @ 8:30 a.m. – All worship participants gather for prayer each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. As we grow into a house of prayer for all people, you are welcome to join them any Sunday! Calling All Splash Zone Parents! Additional assistants are needed in July and August. Please check the bulletin board in the Splash Zone today. If you know your travel plans please sign up in advance to make future scheduling easier for everyone. New Journey Group Continues Today – The “Life Liners” is a Journey Group intended for all who wish to increase their spiritual growth through Prayer, Scripture Reading and Fellowship (sharing thoughts on topics of concern and the scripture reading with others). It meets every Sunday in the large classroom following the 10:45 a.m. service. Questions? See Leon Wheeler. Men’s Lunch Wednesday – All men are invited to enjoy lunch and conversation from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Orlando Ale House at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. Wednesday Night Live! – SoJ’s mid-week faith and friendship building activity night! 6:15-7 p.m. Dinner: Donation: $3. Sign up at Welcome Center! 7:00 p.m. Joy Singers: SoJ’s Adult Choir Youth Small Groups: Middle and high school youth “When God’s People Pray” Adult Study: Led by Pastor Jeff (See below!) “When God’s People Pray” Adult Study Wednesday – Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else but many feel they really don’t know how to do it very effectively. With that in mind, on Wednesday evening SoJ’s Prayer Vision Team is offering a 6-week series by Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle entitled When God’s People Pray. This video Bible study will help us discover the keys that unlock the power of prayer and turn it from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all His resources. Pastor Jeff visited the Brooklyn Tabernacle in April and knows you will be inspired by their story of how prayer turned their tiny, struggling, inner-city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who now pray with passion, focus, and faith. Join Pastor Jeff and SoJ’s Prayer Vision Team as we share this journey of prayer together! New Vision Concert July 13 – New Vision is a group of young adults from Youth Encounter who visited us in October, presenting a concert and providing music at worship. After spending several months ministering in Australia, they are coming back, Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m., to present another concert and share their experiences overseas! All ages will enjoy this special event! 1

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Youth Lock-In July 13 – All youth, grades 6-12, are invited to a Lock-In, Friday July 13. It begins with the New Vision Concert at 7pm. After the concert, we will hang out with the New Vision Team and enjoy food, games, more music, and conversation. Bring $2-3 for food and your friends! Host Homes Needed – We need host homes for the six members of New Vision, to spend the evening of July 13 in your home (they will probably hang out with the youth at their lock-in for a while), provide breakfast the next morning and a sack lunch. If interested, sign up at the Welcome Center. Questions? Contact Phil Greve at 407-282-4368. First Communion – At SoJ parents decide when their children are ready for communion. A two session class for parents and children will be held this summer. Sign-up at the Welcome Center! Women's Book Club – SoJ’s Book Club meets Tuesday, July 17, at 7:15pm to discuss "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. Call Diane Belk at 407-249-9195 for more info. All women welcome. Women’s Bible Study – Calling all women! Mark August 14 on your calendars. The women of SoJ are starting a new Bible study on the book of James. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. for fellowship and faith building. Questions? Call Mitz Oates at 407-277-7916. Family Ministry and Young Adult/Discipleship Ministry Staff Interviews! SoJ is interviewing candidates for two staff positions…Family Ministry (children & youth) and Young Adult / Discipleship Ministry. If you or someone you know would like to apply, speak to Pastor Jeff today. Paid Nursery Attendant Wanted – To provide continuity in care and ease our nursery’s volunteer load, SoJ is hiring a part-time nursery attendant to work Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Applicants should be faithful Christians, love children, and have a background in early childhood education. If you, or someone you know is interested, please speak to Pastor Jeff today. Young Adult Community (YAC) – Our YAC includes our college ministry and young adult ministry. To keep informed of activities, sign up for our e-newsletter at the Welcome Center!

Additional Cleaning Team Volunteers Urgently Needed – SoJ utilizes volunteers to keep our building clean. The Cleaning Team meets for a couple of hours on Thursday mornings and currently needs more helpers to spread the duties around and avoid burn out! PLEASE consider helping out once or twice a month. The fellowship is great and you will help SoJ save money for other aspects of its mission at the same time! Sign-up at the Welcome Center or see Bob Belk. June Outreach Team Project – SoJ's Outreach Team will be collecting Monetary Donations for a Bible Verse Marathon/Picnic Saturday at Harvest of Hope. Please use an SoJ offering envelope, label it HOH and place it in the offering basket. Checks should be made payable to SoJ with "HOH" written on the memo line. All gifts must be received today. Thanks!

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Interfaith Hospitality Network Thank-You – We have concluded another blessed week of serving four homeless families here at SoJ. There were lots of guest kids with lots of activity. It was a fun filled and blessed week. A big THANK YOU to everyone who served in any way! We will host again September 30-October 7. Adult Literacy Training – The Adult Literacy League has over forty adults who need help to become functionally literate. The next training session will be August 2 and August 4. If you have 1 ½ hours a week to prepare a lesson, tutor, and enjoy changing a life, this is a great opportunity. Questions? Contact Mitz Oates at 407-277-7916. Congregational Care Team Update – SoJ’s Congregational Care Team is now prepared to provide spiritual, emotional and physical care and assistance for those in need as an extension of the pastoral care currently provided. If you know of someone in the hospital or sick at home, the first step is to call SoJ’s office 407-282-4569 so we know of the need and can respond accordingly through both the pastoral staff and the Congregational Care Team. Don’t assume that we already know! If you’d like to become involved in this ministry, contact Pam Rousseau 407-568-4093 or Marsha Call 407-375-7813. The Team is also looking to start a "transportation" ministry for those that need rides to church or to doctor's appointments. If this is something that would bring you joy, contact Pam or Marsha as well. Look for more information in the next SoJ newsletter. Bicycle Ministry – This unique SoJ ministry provides bicycles to people in need. Volunteers are needed. Meet in the back storage room at 10 a.m. the 2nd Saturday each month, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Questions? Call Will Stevenback: 407-401-1963. Youth Recycling Project – SoJ’s youth are now able to recycle inkjet, laser cartridges, AND cell phones. Please bring your empty cartridges and unused cell phones to the Welcome Center and drop them into the appropriate boxes. Thanks for partnering with us in this fundraiser!

Joy Singers – Our adult choir, open to anyone from high school age and up, will be taking a few weeks off, but will resume rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7 on July 11. Joyful Noise – Our Sunday morning worship team rehearses on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. We are currently looking for an additional bass player and vocalists. Interested? Contact Phil Greve. Drama Team – SoJ's Drama Team consists of writers and actors who are interested in utilizing their talents in short skits to enhance the worship experience. If you would like to be involved in the Drama Team, please contact Sandy and Doug Gaston at 407-382-4027. Private Music Lessons – The Creative Arts Studio has 11 instructors teaching almost every instrument and voice. For more information or to register, pick up a flyer in the Welcome Center.

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