“Jesus in Jerusalem.”

Most of Jesus’ ministry occurred in Galilee. But the Gospels tell us he spent significant time in Jerusalem, the capital and religious center of Judea.

What was Jerusalem like at that time?

What went on at the Temple?

How were the festivals observed?

Who did Jesus interact with?

Join JoAnn Swanson during Education Hour (9:30 am) on Sundays November 4th through December 9th in room 102 (Matthew) classroom.  Bring your Bible.

Upcoming Diakonia Classes:

9/11/2018 – 10/09/2018     Christian Worship:  Instructor Bishop Rev. Dr. Peter C. Orlando

This course surveys major aspects of the Sacraments, Lutheran liturgical worship, and the seasons of the church year, with special emphasis on the cultural settings in which worship occurs.

10/16/2018 – 11/13/2018   Faith in the American Context:  Instructor Rev. Dr. Theodore N. Swanson

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the history of the Lutheran church in America over the last 385 years, comparing past struggles and themes with issues in our church today, paying special attention to themes of immigration and assimilation/inclusion/exclusion/language), mission and outreach, authority, and identity.



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Gilbert AZ, 85234-2845


Pastor Brian Cain makes learning about the Lord fun and easy to understand. Absolutely love going to church at Spirit of Joy. The 10:30am service is filled with great people and just an all-around amazing experience. Recommend it to anybody.

Paul S.

Gilbert, AZ

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