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DATE: SUNDAY 5/27/07 THEME: Spirit Power SCRIPTURE: Acts 2: 1-7, 11-21 MINISTRY LINKS Children | Youth | Young Adults | Small Groups | Mission Outreach | Worship Arts | Prayer Espiritu De Gozo | Creative Arts Studio

Two Worship Formats Offered – In an effort to offer more worship variety, we have made some modest changes in our morning worship. The 9am Blended Worship will return to our previous format, with Communion offered after the Bible reading and Children’s Message. This is a more traditional “order” of worship. The 10:45am Contemporary Worship will continue to utilize the “worship and praise music set” we have been using since last fall. To keep things simple for our Worship Team, there will only be minor changes in the music. We hope the changes are helpful. Welcome To God’s Family – In Holy Baptism at 10:45am today, we welcome Isabella Ann Ailene Eastwood, daughter of Nicole and Ian, into God’s family. May she grow daily in God’s grace! A Greater Gift From The Joyful Reader – Many of the gift items you see in your church bookstore are purchased from SERRV International, an organization that helps artisans and farmers from around the world support their families. When you purchase an item from SERRV’s catalog, you help others help themselves. The catalog features beautiful items for the home and personal use and Fair Trade coffees, tea, and chocolate. The Joyful Reader will be placing an order for the store and would be happy to include your order with it. You save the cost of shipping by ordering through us. Ask to see a catalog today. Burundi Missionary Team Sponsorships – 11 SoJ members are heading to Africa May 30th for a 10 day mission trip to build homes and help with a youth conference and a pastors’ conference. To supplement their personal resources, participants are recruiting sponsors from among family and friends. If you’ve been looking for additional ways to support the team, you’re invited to become a Team Sponsor. Forms are available at the Welcome Center. All donations are tax deductible. Make checks out to SoJ with Burundi Sponsorship on the memo line. Sponsors will be invited to a posttrip celebration to hear stories of God’s activity. One extra spot has opened up. If you have a valid passport and would be interested in going, speak to Pastor Jeff today! New Journey Group Starts Today! – This Journey Group is 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). The “Life Liners” will meet on Sundays in the large classroom following the 10:45am service beginning today. A FREE LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS will be provided. Questions? Contact 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! Prayer Vision Meeting Tuesday – Prayer is the fuel for congregational growth and for accessing God’s power in our life and ministry. If you’d like to discuss SoJ’s expanding vision for prayer, signup at the Welcome Center today and attend the info meeting Tuesday at 7pm! 1

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Women’s Bible Study Tuesday – The Women’s Bible study meets Tuesday, May 8th at 7:15pm at SOJ. The Bible Study is Living above Worry and Stress. Please feel welcome to join us. Contact Mitz Oates at 407.277.7916. 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 Lakes Town Center. Wednesday Night Live! – SoJ’s mid-week faith and friendship building activity night! 6:15-7 pm Dinner: Chef’s Choice. 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 not too late to get involved! Women’s Book Club May 15th – The May selection for the Women’s Book Club is Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama. The group meets Tuesday, May 15th at 7:15pm in the Prayer Room. New people are always welcome! Questions? Call Diane Belk, 407-249-9195. 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! 2

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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 TODAY! – Starting today and for several weeks, the IHN team will be conducting position sign ups in the main hall way. Even though you may have signed up before, the IHN team is asking you to sign up again so they know which positions are filled. Also verify your information on the Volunteer Roster, as that is the only consolidated information that the IHN team has for reference in case of emergencies. There are approximately 120 positions that need filling to make the week a success. So, stop by the IHN TRIFOLD to talk to someone to see where your talents can fit in during the week. Written job descriptions will be available to help you decide. Stop by and see how you can help SOJ get ready for our 3rd 2007 IHN hosting of homeless families. Because of your generosity, there will be no need for monetary or housing item contributions. THANK YOU and PRAISE THE LORD for your giving spirit! 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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