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DATE: SUNDAY 9/16/07 THEME: A Living Legacy…Experiencing God’s Redemption SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:10-20 MINISTRY LINKS Children | Youth | Young Adults | Small Groups | Mission Outreach | Worship Arts | Prayer Espiritu De Gozo | Creative Arts Studio

Joyful Reader September Sale! SELECTED NEW BOOKS will be on sale for the remainder of September. Look for discounts of 30% to 50% off. ALL USED BOOKS WILL BE 50% OFF. SoJ Directory Update – Please review your listing in SoJ’s Participant Directory at the Welcome Center. Mark that it is correct or make corrections. If you’re not listed and wish to be, add your info. 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 at 10:45am in the Youth Room for No Experience Necessary an adult study for people who have attended the 9 a.m. service. Hispanic Worship Resumes Today – A modified form of worship will resume today 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. 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. SoJ Quilters Monday – The QUILTERS will meet Monday, 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. Lutheran Woman Today Bible Study Monday – A group of women from Fairways meet Monday, 7 p.m. at Joy Johns’ home to study “The Beatitudes”, using the magazine “Lutheran Woman Today”. Questions? Call Lorraine Koch, 407-737-2800 or Joy Johns, 407-384-5935. Women’s Book Club Tuesday – SoJ’s Book Club meets Tuesday at 7:15pm to discuss “The Quiet Room” by Lori Schiller. Call Diane Belk 407-249-9195 for more info. All are welcome. Wednesday Night Live! – SoJ’s mid-week faith and friendship building activity night! 6:15-7 p.m. Dinner: Spaghetti, Salad Donation: $3. Sign up at Welcome Center! 7:00 p.m. Children’s Choir: All elementary age children welcome! Joy Singers: Adult choir. Youth Small Groups: Middle and high school youth Adult Bible Study: A study of favorite Bible stories with Pastor Jeff. Leadership Team Meets Thursday – 7 p.m. in the Youth Room 1

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Women’s Ministry Meeting Saturday – The Women’s Ministry Leadership Team is meeting Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Youth Room to continue to develop the SoJ ministry for women. We will work on the mission statement and brainstorm ideas for future events. All are welcome to participate in building a ministry to nurture women as they grow in Christ. New Women’s Journey Group! Sign up at the Welcome Center if you’re interested in meeting with your sisters in Christ either Sunday or Monday evenings every two weeks to share daily Bible reading and our joys and struggles as we live out our faith in daily life. Hands Full Of Bibles – Each Fall at SoJ it is our custom to provide Bibles to parents of every child / youth at SoJ, 1st grade and up, who do not yet have one. If you would like your son or daughter to receive a Bible later this Fall please sign-up at the Welcome Center soon! 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! New Member / Disciple Orientation – To become a member / disciple at Spirit of JOY, you’re asked to attend a 2-hour orientation immediately following the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday, October 14th. Lunch will be provided. Sign up at the Welcome Center soon! 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. 2008 Burundi Mission Trip Interest Sign-Up – If you’re interested in learning more about SoJ’s 2nd Mission Trip to Burundi, Africa, next summer, sign-up at the Welcome Center soon! Faith@Work Devotionals – Free copies of daily devotionals are available at the Welcome Center today. You can also receive them as a daily email. Sign-up at the Welcome Center.

Interfaith Hospitality Network News! • IHN Sign-Up Continues Today! – SoJ will be hosting homeless families September 30-October 7; over one hundred volunteer positions need to be filled. If you’ve signed up before, please sign up again so the team knows which positions are filled and verify your information on the Volunteer Roster. Put a check mark by your name if the information is correct. If you have not helped before, stop by the IHN TRIFOLD to see where your talents could fit in; job descriptions are available. All positions are of short time duration, very rewarding and truly meet the challenge of our Lord as stated in Matthew 25:44-45. • IHN Volunteer Meeting Sept. 27! All IHN Volunteers are requested to attend a critical IHN Volunteer Meeting, Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m. We’ll review changes in the IHN Volunteer Handbook and hear the SoJ facilities manager, Bob Belk, “show and tell” some building requirements. 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.

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Sunday's Cool Registration – If you haven’t registered your 4yr. old – 5th grader for Sunday's Cool, stop by the registration table in the lobby today. Parent volunteers are needed too. Youth Ministry Kick Off Sept. 30! What is Middle & High School Ministry at SoJ and what is planned for this year? Find out at the Kick Off, Sunday, September 30, 1 - 3:30 p.m. We’ll start by helping set up for our IHN guests, followed by a potluck cook-out. SoJ will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs. Sign up at the Welcome Center to bring a side dish. The afternoon will conclude with a chance to play games, meet the leaders, and get a calendar of events for this year. Sunday’s Cool Curriculum Team – The Children's Ministry team of SoJ is previewing new curriculum for use during Sunday's Cool time. If you would like to be a part of this process, see Nicole Eastwood or join the next meeting, Sunday, September 23 after 2ND service in Splash Zone. Paid Nursery Attendant Staff Opening – SoJ is looking to hire a part-time nursery attendant to work Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you, or someone you know is interested, please contact Pastor Jeff or Nicole Eastwood today. Youth Recycling Project – SoJ’s youth 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 – This choir for kids in grades 1-5 meets on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. members are always welcome.

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Joy Singers – This adult choir is for anyone, regardless of experience! They meet Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. in the worship center, and sing occasionally on Sunday mornings to provide special music or added support to the worship team. 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.

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