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DATE: SUNDAY 7/08/07 THEME: From Tears to Laughter SCRIPTURE: Luke 6: 21b1 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! Journey Group Meets Today – The Life Liners meet for Prayer, Bible Reading, and Fellowship today in the classroom following the 10:45am service. All are welcome. See Leon Wheeler. SoJ’s Hispanic Ministry – During the summer SoJ’s Hispanic Ministry meets Sundays at 1pm for Bible study, prayer, fellowship meals and special activities for the families. All are welcome! Young Adult Community Planning Tuesday – Anyone interested in planning activities for the Young Adult Community at SoJ for the remainder of the summer is invited to a meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at SoJ. Questions? Contact Phil Greve. 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: Potato Bar, 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 – Join Pastor Jeff and SoJ’s Prayer Vision Team 7pm Wednesday for a video Bible study with Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle entitled When God’s People Pray. Discover the keys that unlock the power of prayer! Leadership Team Meets Thursday – 7 p.m. in the Youth Room. New Vision Concert Friday – New Vision, a Youth Encounter team who visited us last year and then traveled to Australia, will present a concert for all ages this Friday at 7 p.m.! Don’t miss it! Youth Lock-In Friday – All youth, grades 6-12, are invited to a Lock-In this Friday. 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!


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Women’s Fellowship Tea Saturday – All women are invited to a “Cuppa” Tea with a Prayer Social at SoJ Saturday from 1 to 3pm. Bring your favorite cup and the story of why it’s special. RSVP at the Welcome Center today. Questions? Contact Lorraine Rainey or Elizabeth Rodriguez. Guest Worship Team Sunday – The worship team from the Church of the Great Commission will be leading music for both services Sunday. You will not want to miss this opportunity to experience the breadth of the church of God. Our Joyful Noise will provide music for their worship! 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. Congregational Wet ‘n Wild Outing – Sign up today for an all-congregation outing to the Wet ‘n Wild water park. We identified two Saturday options, July 28th and August 4th. Sign-up at the Welcome Center to identify which date(s) work. We’ll pick the date preferred by the majority. The group rate will be approximately $24 for adults and $20 for children up to 9 years old. 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! Get Acquainted Gathering, August 5 – If you are new to SoJ, a Get Acquainted Gathering will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday August 5th at Pastor Jeff and Patti’s. Enjoy some dessert and conversation with the Linmans and others new to SoJ. Sign up at the Welcome Center soon! Oceanfront Re-Member Your Baptism Celebration August 12 – We are offering an opportunity for everyone to affirm and re-member their Baptism, Sunday, August 12 at 4 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean in Cocoa Beach. Come early to enjoy the beach! If you have never been baptized, this would be a great time to talk to Pastor Jeff! We’ll adjourn afterwards to the community room of the Beumer’s condo, where we’ll enjoy a potluck cook-out! Carpooling will be offered. Sign-up soon! 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.

Monday Ministry Night – Many of our Ministry Teams will meet Monday from 7 to 8:30 pm. This is a great time to get involved! Additional Volunteers Urgently Needed – If you are able, please consider helping out in the following ways at SoJ: • Cleaning Team Volunteers: Meet Thursday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. See Bob Belk today! 2

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• 2nd Service Bookstore Volunteers: Before and after the 10:45am worship. See Diane Belk.

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. 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. SoJ Quilters – QUILTERS meet the first Monday of each month. We need volunteers to cut squares and sew backs at home. Workers are needed so please join us and plan to go to lunch together. Questions? Call Quaidie Hock at 407-657-8420 or Marsha Call at 321-235-0898. Congregational Care Team Update – SoJ’s Congregational Care Team offers spiritual, emotional and physical care for those in need. If you know of someone in the hospital or sick at home, 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. The Team is looking to start a "transportation" ministry for those that need rides to church or to doctor's appointments. To become involved in any way, contact Pam Rousseau 407-568-4093 or Marsha Call 407-375-7813. 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! Paid Ministry Staff Needs @SoJ! SoJ is interviewing candidates for the following positions: Family Ministry (children & youth), Young Adult / Discipleship Ministry, and Nursery Attendant (8:30 to 12:30am Sundays). If you or someone you know would like to apply, speak to Pastor Jeff today. Giving Update: While gifts to SoJ’s General Operating Budget have been solid all year, we have been falling behind in gifts received for our Building Fund! Whatever help you can provide will be appreciated! Also when you’re completing your checklist for things to do before heading off for vacation this summer, don’t forget to drop off or mail in your offering for SoJ!

Joy Singers – Our adult choir, open to anyone from high school age and up, will resume rehearsals this Wednesday at 7pm. All are welcome! 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. 3

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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. For more information on Music and Creative Arts News see Phil Greve.