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This Week’s Memory Verse
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~Mark 10:45
As We Gather
Many Bible are printed (or appear online) with the words of Jesus in red. This is a way to draw attention to the voice of our Savior. But our Lord would have us not only reading or hearing His words. He wants us to take them to heart, to integrate them in our lives, and to put them into practice.
On Sunday, we enter the “giving” week of the Red Letter Challenge. We follow a generous God who gives freely to all. The word “grace” means gift, and so when we say we are saved by grace, we are saying that we are saved as a gift. As followers of this generous God, we are called to be generous people. How is God calling us to be “giving” people this week?
First Reading 1 Chronicles 29:10-20
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Gospel Matthew 6:19-24
Children’s Church: Teresa Schmid, Erika Boudreaux, Kristi Carey, Danielle Irwin
Campus Security Forum . . . We have taken several steps recently to improve the safety of our campus, especially during school hours. The next step will be additional fencing. Come to this forum on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 in the Sanctuary to hear about these changes and what is coming next.
Trunk or Treat… We are only 1week away from our fun and fabulous Trunk or Treat event! We are seriously in need of adults and youth to help run the event! Please don’t delay in signing up to volunteer so we don’t have to consider canceling this fun event and disappointing our kids! Please do it now while you’re thinking of it!
Thank you so much for your support!
Here’s the link to sign up:
Social Media at St. John’s… St. John’s and its ministries stay in contact with the community in many ways, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our own websites. It takes a lot of effort to keep the websites up to date and to keep the communication current and flowing on social media. The social media team is all volunteer and we could use a few more tech-savvy people to help us out. If you are a fan of social media and would like to help us communicate to our members, parents, students, and community, we could use your help. Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you have something you’d like to see us talk about or promote on social media, please use the same contact info.
School Campus Security – As part of our Campus Security Plan, we have implemented a security sign-in procedure during the school day. If you are here at St. John’s during the school day (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday), you need to sign-in and be issued a Visitor or Volunteer ID badge to wear while on campus. You can sign in either in the church or school office.
Needed: Projector Techs for 10:15. We are looking for several additional projector techs for the 10:15 service. Training and mentoring will be provided. If you are interested, contact Pastor Mike (email@example.com) or Dawn Wahlers (firstname.lastname@example.org )
SURGE…This Tuesday we are back with Surge! 6-7:30pm in Room 8. 5th-8th Graders come join us for our 4th Tuesday Fellowship night with Pizza, Games, & Fun!
Trunk or Treat is just around the corner and we need your help. We have an opportunity on October 27th to open our doors to both our community and the greater Napa community with a super fun Trunk or Treat event. If you would like to help serve Pizza or get involved in any other way please contact Kevin Mathison.
Scrip: Everyone is invited and encouraged to use SCRIP!! What is Scrip? Scrip are gift cards that the school purchases at discounts and sales to you at face value. The profit goes to APT to help our students. Scrip may be purchased in the school office during normal school hours.
Attention all AMAZON Users! Please consider using “Amazon Smile” when you place your orders, designating St. John’s Lutheran Church fund. (There is no additional cost to you!) Just click on the link below and place your order. It is that simple! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6001864
St. John’s Facilities Online Calendar: Looking for a room for a meeting or event? You can view this calendar online. Go to https://teamup.com/ks059311afd6a21c57 If you would like to book a room/location on campus for an event/meeting, please contact Christy Kramer at the church office to be added to the calendar. Please note: You may only use the facility if you have pre-reserved your requested room/location with Christy Kramer
Mission India: Please keep this year’s Mission India Literacy trainers in your prayers. To support this ministry financially, please make out your check to St. John’s. You can use the designated offering envelopes or write on your check that it is for Mission India. For more information about our partnership with Mission India and the opportunity to change lives and draw them to Christ, see www.missionindia.org.
Aaron’s Blog: If you’d like to follow along with Aaron’s summer road trip to the annual LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Conference in Northbrook, IL, you can sign up for his blog on our website: napavalleycomfortdogs.org . Look for “Keep up with Aaron’s Adventures” at the bottom of the site and sign up.
Aaron Comfort Dog… New team members are always welcome! Come join us and observe how this amazing ministry works. Please contact Tim or Christy Kramer if you would like to “shadow” during one of our events!
Aaron Comfort Dog Contact Info: If you would like to request a visit from Aaron, please contact Tim or Christy Kramer @ 255-0119. For an update on his activities, please check out his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages: @AaronComfortDog.
Ministry Opportunity: St. John’s participates in The Table ministry (based at First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third St. in Napa) by cooking/serving a meal every month on the 2nd Friday. If you would like to help, please sign up for a shift (or multiple shifts) by clicking on the link here. We thank you for your service. Your time and your talents are greatly appreciated. Blessings, The Table Team
Recycle your Household Batteries at SJL: St. John’s Lutheran is working with Napa Recycling on collecting and disposing of any household batteries you may have; AAA, AA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. We will not accept automotive or drill batteries, only standard household batteries. Containers are available in the school office, church office, and Room 10.