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DATE: SUNDAY 9/2/07 THEME: A Living Legacy…Growing Through Failure SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:1-4 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! Sunday's Cool Student Registration – Please stop by the registration table in the lobby to register your 4 year old - 5th grader for Sunday's Cool. SoJ asks parents to update this information annually in the event of changing contact information, allergies/health concerns, and grade levels. 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! SoJ Directory Update – We are updating our SoJ Participant Directory. Please take a moment today to review your information in the current directory posted at the Welcome Center. Mark that it is correct or make any corrections. If you’re not listed and wish to be, please add your information. A new Business Service Directory is also being created. Edit and/or add any info you’d like shared. No Experience Necessary Study Meets Today – Join us from 10:45am-11:45am in the Youth Room for an adult study for people who have attended the 9 a.m. service. Led by Jill Heroux and Scott Krogmann No Experience Necessary is designed to be full of fresh insights for everyone. Journey Group Meets Today – The Life Liners meet for Prayer, Bible Reading, and Fellowship today in the classroom following the 10:45 a.m. service. All are welcome. See Leon Wheeler. Wednesday Night Live! – SoJ’s mid-week faith and friendship building activity night! 6:15-7 p.m. Dinner: Hot Dogs, Potato Salad. Donation: $3. Sign up at Welcome Center! 7:00 p.m. Children’s Choir: All elementary age children welcome! Youth Small Groups: Middle and high school youth Adult Bible Study: With Pastor Jeff. Adult Study Wednesdays – Pastor Jeff will be leading a conversational life application study of favorite Bible stories Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome! SoJ Women – Upcoming Events! • “Lunch and Laugh” with Holly Jezek Saturday! All women are invited to bring a lunch and learn to laugh for the “health of it”. Experience laughter without humor or jokes. The event is next Saturday, 1-3 p.m. in the Splash Zone. 1

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• New Women’s Journey Group! Sign up at the Welcome Center if you’re interested in meeting either Sunday or Monday evenings every two weeks beginning this month. After personal daily Bible reading and reflection, this will be a time to gather with sisters in Christ to share our joys and struggles as we live out our faith in our daily lives. Hispanic Ministry Team Meeting Sunday – SoJ’s Hispanic Ministry Team will meet next Sunday from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in outreach to this important segment of our community is invited to share their gifts, talents and ideas with us. If you have any questions or would like to participate please contact Pastor William at (407) 277-8296. L.E.A.D. Leadership Development Group Interest Sign-Up – Pastor Jeff is in the process of selecting this year’s 12 L.E.A.D. participants…a 24 week faith building and leadership development journey. If you’d like to be considered, sign-up at the Welcome Center soon. Hispanic Worship Resumes September 16th – A modified form of worship will resume Sunday, September 16th at 1:00pm beginning a new bilingual sermon and Bible Study series entitled La Promesa: Encuentros Con el Dios Vivo (The Promise: Encounters with the Living God). We will reflect on Jim Cymbala’s book La Promesa: Pidan Y Recibiran (The Promise of Answered Prayer). Please share the news about this exciting new series with your Hispanic friends and neighbors. Women’s Book Club – SoJ’s Book Club meets Tuesday September 18th at 7:15pm to discuss “The Quiet Room” by Lori Schiller. Call Diane Belk 407-249-9195 for more info. All are welcome. Campus Ministry at UCF – The Young Adult Community at SoJ works with Lutheran Campus Ministry at UCF. If you are a student at UCF and would like to get more information about LCM, contact David at david.boatsagainsthecurrent@gmail.com. High School Affirmation of Faith October 28 – High school youth who have never publicly affirmed their faith and desire to do so are invited to be confirmed at SoJ on Reformation Sunday, October 28th. Several Wednesday night meetings with Pastor Jeff will be scheduled in September and October to prepare. A sign-up sheet has been posted at the Welcome Center.

Calling all SPLASH ZONE Parents! We are starting the Kidmo video series again for the next ten weeks. We are encouraging all parents to assist the emcee with supervision once every three or four weeks. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Zone. Thank you! Interfaith Hospitality Network Sign-Up Begins Next Sunday – Sign up begins next Sunday for our next hosting of homeless families, September 30-October 7. There have been some changes, so stop by the IHN table and read through the job descriptions. Prayerfully ponder giving your time for this important ministry. If you have not helped before, please stop by the IHN TRIFOLD to see where your talents could fit in. We have received many praises from the families we have hosted, so prepare to sign up next Sunday as we follow the words of Jesus to serve him by serving others in need. Reminder: All volunteers, including cooks, servers and hosts, are required to attend an orientation session, September 12, 7-9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Winter Park. If you are planning to volunteer and have not attended an orientation session, contact Dick Lovisone, 407-384-8178, or lovi@cfl.rr.com. 2

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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! The cleaning team schedule for September/October is posted at the Welcome Center. • 2nd Service Bookstore Volunteers: Before and after the 10:45 a.m. worship. See Diane Belk. • Tech Booth Volunteers: Serve one Sunday a month on sound or computer. Training provided. See a tech booth volunteer or Phil Greve today! • Air Conditioning Installation Helpers: As you may have noticed, several of our A/C units have been less than efficient lately. These “original” units are nearly 12 years old and need to be replaced. Volunteers are needed to help with installation. Sign-up at the Welcome Center! 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. SoJ Quilters – In September, the QUILTERS will meet on Monday, September 17th at 9:30 a.m. Please join us and plan to go to lunch together. We also need volunteers to cut squares and sew backs at home. Questions? Call Quaidie Hock, 407-657-8420, or Marsha Call, 321-235-0898. 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!

Children’s Choir Resumes Wednesday – Joy Shively, our Children’s Choir director, is back and will resume Children’s Choir rehearsals Wednesday, from 7-8 p.m. in the worship center. All children in elementary school are invited to be a part of the group. Joy Singers and Joyful Noise will not meet this week. Regular rehearsals resume next week for the Joyful Noise (Worship Team) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. 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 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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