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DATE: SUNDAY 9/30/07 THEME: A Living Legacy…Faithful And Obedient SCRIPTURE: Genesis 22:1-14 MINISTRY LINKS Children | Youth | Young Adults | Small Groups | Mission Outreach | Worship Arts | Prayer Espiritu De Gozo | Creative Arts Studio

Welcome To God’s Family! In Holy Baptism at 10:45 a.m. we welcome into God’s family Isabelle Jolie Dennis, daughter of Billy and Deborah Dennis. May she grow daily in God’s grace! Deck The Halls Is Coming! Stop by the Deck The Halls table outside the Worship Center today to pick up information about donating and decorating a tree or wreath for the 2nd annual Deck The Halls Silent Auction. This fundraiser for the Creative Arts Studio Grace Rate Scholarship Fund will take place Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. The theme this year is “All The Songs Of Christmas,” and we’d like you to join the fun! SoJ’s youth will also help with the event so a portion of the proceeds will benefit their mission trip expenses and they can earn community service points as well! Joyful Reader September Sale ENDS TODAY! SELECTED NEW BOOKS are on sale through today. Look for discounts of 30% to 50% off. ALL USED BOOKS ARE 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 10:45 a.m. in the Youth Room for No Experience Necessary an adult study for people who have attended the 9 a.m. service. Hispanic Worship Today – Join us today at 1 pm for a new bilingual sermon and Bible Study series. Share the news about this exciting series with your Hispanic friends and neighbors. New Women’s Journey Group Monday – SoJ women are invited to meet 7-8 p.m. Monday at Lori Prunyi’s home to share how God is working in their lives & using them to share His love and grace with others. Info and directions? Call Patti Linman, 281-9137 or Amy Sheppard, 306-0384. Leadership Training Begins Tuesday – L.E.A.D., SoJ’s Leadership / Faith-Building Training begins 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Youth Room. There is room for a couple more. See Pastor Jeff today! Wednesday Night Live! – SoJ’s mid-week faith and friendship building activity night! 6:15-7 p.m. Dinner: Tacos; 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. 1

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New Member / Disciple Orientation October 14 – 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! 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 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!

Interfaith Hospitality Network Hosting Begins Tonight! SoJ starts its periodic reaching out to IHN homeless families tonight. Remember that the Splash Zone is converted into our guests’ bedrooms this afternoon and will remain that way until next Sunday morning. Please respect the privacy of our guests and do not enter the Splash Zone until after they depart. Positions needing to be filled: Oct. 1, 1 overnight host; Oct. 4, 1 breakfast host; Oct. 5, 2 breakfast hosts; Oct. 6, 1 morning host, 2 early evening hosts, 2 activity hosts; 2 laundry persons. Please see one of the IHN captains that have vacancies: Tammy Bryan, Helen Saxen, or Terri Foster to sign up. Thanks to all who volunteered to serve our guests and for your prayers for them and for the volunteers that they will be caring, compassionate and understanding. SoJ Quilters Meet Monday – Quilters are meeting this Monday at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. Questions? Call Quaidie Hock, 407-657-8420, or Marsha Call, 321-235-0898. Free Transportation For Seniors To SoJ Now Available! The Congregational Care Team is now offering free transportation to SoJ activities for seniors. This service will be coordinated by Pam Rousseau and will require additional volunteers to make it work. See Pam if you'd like to serve in this ministry or if you know of someone who would like to utilize the service. Volunteers Urgently Needed! • Cleaning Team: Meet Thursday morning from 9-11am. Sign up at Welcome Center. • 2nd Service Bookstore Helpers: Before and after the 10:45 a.m. 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.

Youth Ministry Kick Off TODAY! What is Middle & High School Ministry at SoJ and what is planned for this year? Parents and Youth find out at the Kick Off today from 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 hamburgers and hotdogs. The afternoon will conclude with a chance to play games, meet the leaders, and get a calendar of events for the year. SoJ Hosts Cub Scout Pack – SoJ sponsors Cub Scout Pack 134 on Monday nights. A family orientation meeting will be held tomorrow at Union Park Elementary at 7pm. We are also seeking 2

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adults with or without previous scouting experience to serve on the Pack Committee. If any adult or any boy 6 to 11 years old is interested in being a Cub Scout, contact Chuck Call (407-3754548). First Communion Classes, October 14 and 28 – At SoJ parents decide when their children are ready for communion. A two session class for parents and children will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 and from 12:30 to 2:30, Sunday, Oct. 28 (lunch provided!). Sign-up at the Welcome Center! 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! 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. New members are always welcome. Joy Singers – This adult choir is for anyone, regardless of experience! They sing occasionally on Sunday mornings to provide special music or added support to the worship team. They will not meet this week but will resume next Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. in the Worship Center. 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. 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.