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DATE: SUNDAY 1/20/08 THEME: Kingdom Living ’08..Inclusivity SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8: 5-13 MINISTRY LINKS Children | Youth | Young Adults | Small Groups | Mission Outreach | Worship Arts | Prayer Espiritu De Gozo | Creative Arts Studio

Converge Benefit – The EastWood Publix has donated items that SoJ’s Outreach Team has made available for a donation next to the bookstore. Proceeds will benefit Converge Food Ministries! Two Adult Studies Today – You are invited to gather for Bible study and sharing today at 10:45 a.m. in the youth room or following the 10:45 service in the large classroom. All are welcome! SoJ Bowling Outing Today – Have a ball with SoJ friends at Boardwalk Bowl 2pm today. Cost for 2 games and shoes: $11/person. All are welcome! Young Adult Ministry Monday – All young adults are invited to a worship gathering for Central Florida young adults from at least four different churches tomorrow night in The Attic at St. Luke’s UMC on the west side of town. For more information, see Phil or call 407-923-4506. Women’s Journey Group Monday – All women are invited to Lori Prunyi’s 7 p.m. Monday to walk together and support each other in our Christian journey. Info? Call Patti Linman, 281-9137. Lutheran Woman Today Bible Study Monday – Women from The Fairways meet 7 p.m. Monday at Lorraine Koch’s home to study “The Beatitudes” from the magazine Lutheran Woman Today and a book by John Stott. Questions? Call Lorraine at 407-737-2800. Men’s Lunch Wednesday – All men are invited to enjoy lunch and conversation from 11:45am12:45pm 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: Sandwich Bar. Donation: $3. Sign up at Welcome Center! 7:00 p.m. Children’s Choir…Joy Singers…Youth Small Groups (middle & high school) …and an Adult Bible Study. Women’s Retreat Planning Meeting Saturday – Interested in being part of the planning team for SoJ’s women’s retreat, April 11-12? If so, join us at the Waterford Lakes Town Center Panera Bread next Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to start planning. Questions? Contact Jill Heroux. New Member / Disciple Orientation Sunday – New to SoJ and want to learn more about us and what it means to become a member / disciple? If so, plan to attend an orientation from 12:30 to 2:30 pm next Sunday. Lunch will be provided. Sign up at the Welcome Center today! Prayer Gathering For Those Facing Economic Insecurity Sunday – SoJ will host a prayer gathering next Sunday at 7 p.m. for anyone facing economic insecurity We will pray for jobs and 1

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businesses, for financial and job stability and blessing, for strength, patience, perseverance, peace, and total security in Christ. If you are facing economic insecurity or you want to stand in solidarity with those who are, consider yourself invited! And consider inviting a friend who would be blessed to know that others and God cares for them in their quest for security as well! SoJ Lenten Prayer Retreat Feb. 9 – Sign-up today for a Prayer Retreat, Saturday, Feb. 9th from 9:30am – 3:30pm at SoJ. Learn some simple activities to enliven your prayer life! Experience prayer through reading Scripture, listening to music, the visual arts, and silence. Our retreat leader is Dr. Jonathan Linman (brother of Pastor Jeff), the Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at the Episcopal Church Seminary in New York City. Suggested donation: $15, lunch included.

February Outreach Team Project – SoJ's Outreach Team is collecting dried or canned beans for Harvest of Hope. Place donations in the wagon by the cafe by Sunday, Feb 17. Monetary donations are welcomed too. Mark an SoJ offering envelope HoH and place it in the offering basket. Creative Arts Studio – If anyone would be interested in learning how you can support the outreach of the Creative Arts Studio to our community, contact Phil Greve! Volunteers are needed at a variety of levels, from baking cookies for a recital to assisting with the planning of the next Deck the Halls event. If you have a heart for helping others discover and develop their artistic gifts, we can find a place for you to plug in! Quilting Team – CHANGES! – Quilters will meet this Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. Plan to go to lunch too. Beginning in February, quilters will meet the first and third Thursday, February 7 and 21. Used king-size mattress pads and fabrics are needed. Our quilts will be sent to Lutheran World Relief in February. Questions? Call Quaidie Hock, 407-657-8420, or Marsha Call, 321-235-0898. Bicycle Ministry – Volunteers are needed to help repair bicycles for people in need at 10am on the 2nd Saturday and 10 am on Wednesdays. To get involved call Will Stevenback, 407-401-1963.

Sunday’s COOL – Students will now be split into three classes, based on grade level: Pre-K, K & 1st Grade; 2nd & 3rd Grade, and 4th & 5th Grade classes. Students will check in at individual classes. Signs are posted by the door of the Splash Zone and Classroom to designate classes. 2 nd–5th grade students should bring their Bibles to Sunday’s COOL. YouthWorks Summer Trip Update! SoJ’s Middle School Youth will be traveling to Savannah, GA while our High School Youth travel to Bayou La Batre, AL to help with hurricane cleanup. A $50 deposit is due now! Don’t let money be a barrier! Please see our Family Ministry Coordinator, Nicole Eastwood. Male & Female Adults are needed to chaperone these two trips. Veggie Tales Movie Sunday: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – Follow the comic misadventures of three animated veggie pals who reluctantly set sail for adventure and discover that real heroes don’t have to be tall, strong, handsome - or even human! This is the latest Veggie Tales video / movie with values based lessons taught by vegetables! Join others from SoJ to view 2

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the movie at the Waterford Lakes Regal Cinemas next Sunday at 2:25pm. Cost for groups of 25+ is $6/person. Otherwise matinee prices apply. Sign up today at the Welcome Center! Leadership Overnight Feb. 1st – For youth interested in having a bigger role in SoJ’s youth program, this group will learn how to lead in character, actions, and practical tips for leading Bible studies and discussions. Leadership Overnight will be at the Eastwood’s home in Sanford, Friday Feb. 1, 6:30pm-2pm, Saturday, Feb. 2. See Nicole about being a part of this Leadership Training. Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 3rd – On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd, SoJ’s youth will be collecting donations of dollars and canned food so that all may have a “Souper” Sunday. Our goal is 100 cans of food (proteins and fruit preferred) and $1 from everyone! All cash and food donations will be used to support Converge Food Ministries in East orange County. Paid Nursery Attendant Opening –SoJ is still looking to hire a part-time nursery attendant to work Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interested? See Nicole Eastwood. Youth Recycling Project – SoJ’s youth recycle inkjet, laser cartridges, AND cell phones. Drop them in the appropriate box at the Welcome Center. Thanks for your support! SoJ Hosts Cub Scout Pack – SoJ sponsors Cub Scout Pack 134 at 7 p.m. on Monday nights. Boys 6 to 11 years old interested in being a Cub Scout should contact Chuck Call @ 407-375-4548.

Joy Singers – Our adult choir is open to anyone of high school age and up, regardless of experience! They meet during Wednesday Night Live from 7-8 p.m. in the worship center. Contact Phil Greve if you have any questions. Children’s Choir – This group is open to kids in grade 1-5, and meets during Wednesday Night Live from 7-8 p.m. in the large classroom. Joyful Noise – This is the Sunday morning worship team, which prepares new music each week to lead our congregation in worship at 9:00 and 10:45. If interested, see Phil about taking a Musical Gifts Assessment to be a part of this group. 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. CAS Art Classes – Nancy Watson will be teaching art classes soon. Children’s Art (ages 7-10) will start Monday Feb. 4, 5-6 p.m. For more info, pick up a flyer at Welcome Center. Private Music Lessons – SoJ’s Creative Arts Studio has 12 instructors teaching almost every instrument and voice. For more information or to register, pick up a flyer in the Welcome Center. For more information on Music and Creative Arts News see Phil Greve.

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