Thank you to our Worship Assistants this weekend: A. C. & Mell’O’Dee Gaber, Kim Densmore, Jan Graham. Volunteers are always needed—see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.
This weekend’s altar flowers are donated by Patti Bays in memory of Cecil.
Happy Birthday to Becky Brakebill on Oct. 30th, Carol Quin on Nov. 4, Jim Prigge on Nov. 7th. Best wishes for a happy birthday!
The Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, 2pm in the CR, to discuss Horse by Geraldine Brooks. All are invited to join in the discussion.
The Verde Valley Fall Festival is Saturday at the fairgrounds and Spirit of Joy will have a booth there to represent SOJ and our JoyPack Ministry. This very fun event involves both children and adults and include coloring/mask making, pin the nose on the pumpkin, etc, mini/regular tractor pulls, and huge craft sale. Members are asked to donate prizes for the “pin the nose on the pumpkin” and other kid’s games. Please get donated prizes to Judy H before Saturday. Pumpkins are painted, thanks to Kylie Densmore! This is our opportunity to share SOJ’s community outreach, including the Joy Packs Ministry.
Next Sunday is Reformation Sunday. Wear RED to celebrate the founding of the Lutheran Church!
Next Sunday is also Healing Sunday and we still need members to assist with the anointing. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Please consider being a part of this ministry!
A BIG THANKS to our Property Guys for all the work being done around our campus (courtyard poles power-washed & stained; courtyard doors re-painted; new door sweeps installed to prevent rodent/pest intrusion; installed sunscreens in Sanctuary; weeding and trimming."
Don’t forget—Get Ready! WELCA’s Craft, Rummage & Bake Sale will take place on Sat., Nov. 4th, 8am-2pm. Sign up for tables, baking goodies and being a helper. Set up your table on Friday, Nov.3rd at 10am. Everyone is welcome!
Please join our Gather Bible Study happening the 3rd Thursday of each month at Spirit of Joy in the conference room at 2:00 pm. This fall we are lead by an ELCA Lutheran Pastor Missionary, The Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelbouni, whose study focuses on Love in Holy Places. Contact Judy Haslow at 928- 301-1121 for more information.
SOJ’s Annual Veteran’s Day Blood Drive will take place on Tues., Nov. 14th, 10am-3pm in the Fellowship Hall. For an appointment visit: redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767). Sponsor Code: Joy
Last week’s attendance: Saturday 10/14 & Sunday 10/15 = 54