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DATE: SUNDAY 5/20/07 THEME: Mylife: Our Life | Our Vision SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28: 6-10

New Journey Group Continues Today – The “Life Liners” is a Journey Group intended for anyone who wishes to increase their spiritual growth through Prayer, Scripture Reading and Fellowship (sharing thoughts on topics of concern and the scripture reading with others). It meets every Sunday in the large classroom following the 10:45am service. Questions? See Leon Wheeler. Hispanic Worship Today – SoJ’s Hispanic Ministry will continue sharing their worship service at 1 p.m. today. If you’d like to lend a hand in some way, please see Pastor William today! Children’s Musical TODAY! – SoJ’s Children’s Choir has been preparing the mini-musical The Tale of Three Trees based on the popular children’s story. Come and support these gifted children today at 3 p.m. in the Worship Center. Special thanks to Joy Shively for directing. Quilting Team Meets Monday – SoJ’s quilters will meet Monday at 9:30am in the large classroom. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Quaidie Hock at 407-657-8420. Women’s Bible Study Monday – A group of women meet for Bible study and fellowship 7pm Monday at Helen Weaver’s in The Fairways. All are welcome! Call Helen at 407-380-0440. Men’s Lunch Wednesday – All men are invited to enjoy lunch and conversation from 11:45am12:45pm Wednesday at the Orlando Ale House at Waterford Lake Town Center. Wednesday Night Live! – SoJ’s mid-week faith and friendship building activity night! 6:15-7 pm Dinner: Donation: $3. Sign-up at Welcome Center! 7:00 p.m. Joy Singers: SoJ’s Adult Choir Children’s Choir: Elementary Age Choir Youth Small Groups: Middle and high school youth. Adult Bible Study Buffet: Led by Pastors William and Jeff. See below! Adult Learning Buffet 7 p.m. Wednesday – Pastor Jeff is leading a study on Erwin McManus’s book on the life of Jonathan called Chasing Daylight to discover greater meaning, purpose, and joy in life. Pastor William is leading a study called Spirituality 101 looking at the spiritual disciplines that lead to a closer relationship with God. It’s never too late to get involved! Burundi Prayer Send-Off And Nightly Prayer Gatherings Planned – SoJ’s Prayer Vision Team is planning a Prayer Send-Off for our Burundi missionaries just prior to their trip to the airport, Wednesday, May 30th. Everyone is invited to gather at SoJ at 11:30 a.m. to pray with our team members and give them a rousing farewell! Beginning that night, and every night until the team returns June 11th, the Prayer Vision Team will have a prayer station set-up in the worship center. If you’d like to gather for prayer to support the team’s efforts to bring homes and a spirit of greater joy to Burundi, feel free to visit the worship center any night from 7 to 9 p.m. Pray for a short time 1

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or stay as long as you’d like. Of course, you’re welcome to pray at home too! Pastor Jeff will make every effort to send daily email updates from to guide our prayers. For further information about the send-off or the prayer gatherings, contact Dick Lovisone or Leon Wheeler. Burundi Missionary Team Sponsorships – Sponsors are still welcome as a way of supporting our Burundi Mission Trip team. Forms are available at the Mission Trip table in the lobby. All donations are tax deductible. Make checks out to SoJ with Burundi Sponsorship on the memo line. Sponsors will be invited to a post-trip celebration to hear stories of God’s activity. YouthWorks Mission Trip Opening – One spot has opened up on our July 22-27 mission trip to Birmingham, Alabama. If you or someone you know would like to go contact Pete Westlake! Young Adult Community (YAC) – Our YAC includes our college ministry and young adult ministry. To keep informed of activities, sign up for our e-newsletter at the Welcome Center!

Join Hands Day, June 9th – This year SoJ and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are partnering to help repair and spruce up the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry. Our goal is to recruit 50 volunteers to landscape, paint, pressure clean, panel, and do other projects Saturday June 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thrivent will provide $1000 to defray the cost of materials! On the same day that some of our members will be serving our Christian neighbors in Africa, it’s fitting that we join hands to serve our local neighbors as well! All skill levels and ages are welcome…including cooks to prepare lunch. Sign up and maps are at the Welcome Center. Questions? Contact Kristin at 407277-1983. June Outreach Team Project – SoJ's Outreach Team will be collecting Monetary Donations for a Bible Verse Marathon/Picnic June 30th at Harvest of Hope. Please use a SoJ offering envelope, label it Outreach and place it in the offering basket. Checks should be made payable to SoJ with "Outreach" written on the memo line. All gifts must be received by June 24th. Thanks! Interfaith Hospitality Network News!  Volunteer Meeting June 7th – An IHN volunteer meeting will be held 7pm Thursday, June 7th to obtain feedback and seek ways to improve the operation for our next hosting June 17-24. Previous volunteers and those who may be considering serving in the future are welcome to attend to learn more about IHN, the hosting week schedule and how your talents can be used in this caring ministry. Sign up at the Welcome Center so we know how many to expect.  Volunteer Sign-Up – Volunteer sign-up begins next Sunday for the 120 volunteer positions. If you haven’t volunteered before, go to the IHN web site www.nihn.org or talk with the many who have volunteered. SoJ has received many praises from the families we’ve hosted, from other host churches, and from the IHN personnel. Watch for the sign-up sheet next week. Paid Nursery Attendant Wanted – To provide continuity in care and ease our nursery’s volunteer load, SoJ is hiring a part-time nursery attendant to work Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Applicants should be faithful Christians, love children, and have a background in early childhood education. If you, or someone you know is interested, contact Pastor Jeff. 2

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Bicycle Ministry – This unique SoJ ministry provides bicycles to people in need. Volunteers are needed, meeting in the back storage room at 10am, the 2nd Saturday each month, and 10am Wednesdays. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Questions? Call Will Stevenback: 407-401-1963. 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!

Joy Singers – Our adult choir is open to anyone from high school age and up. We meet on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and will be preparing choral pieces for our current sermon series. Children's Choir – Our Children’s Choir will be taking a break for the summer following today’s performance of The Tale of Three Trees. Joyful Noise – Our Sunday morning worship team rehearses on Thursdays from 7-9pm. We are currently looking for an additional bass player and vocalists. Interested? Contact Phil Greve. 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.

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