This Week’s Memory Verse
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~Galatians 3:28
As We Gather
The Bible was written thousands of years ago in a very different culture. Is it still relevant today? What benefit is there in reading it? How does something written in a different time and place have meaning in a person’s life now? Today we explore the question, “Why should I read the Bible?”
First Reading Deuteronomy 8:1-3
Psalm Psalm 119:9-16
Second Reading 2 Timothy 3:12-17
Gospel Matthew 7:24-28
Children’s Church: No Children’s Church this weekend. Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Foundations: Basic Christianity… This class will be on Wednesday evening, September 11th from 7:00 – 8:30 in Room 8. Foundations is a study of the central teachings of the faith in order to deepen our understanding and living of the faith. This course also covers the core teachings for those interested in becoming members of St. John’s. If you have questions about Foundations or would like to sign up, please contact Pastor Mike or the church office.
Coffee Hour… Coffee hour…Have you missed the coffee hour between services? Do you have the gift of hospitality or service? We would like to offer it again but we need at least 8 teams to continue this ministry which is welcoming to visitors and a time of fellowship for members. Please prayerfully consider serving once every two months so this ministry may continue. God Bless you to be a blessing to others. Contact Susan Clark for more information at email email@example.com or 253-2477.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Attention Ladies! Mark your calendars! Women’s Thursday afternoon Bible Study will resume on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Sanctuary. We will be studying Micah with a study guide from Love God Greatly Ministries. Looking forward to seeing you all! Contact Womensminsitry@stjohnslutheran.net
GIVE THE GIFT OF A BIBLE TO A PRESCHOOL CHILD… If you attended church as a child you may have received your first Bible from your church family. How old were you? Do you still have that Bible? Because St. John’s Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, we would like to foster a relationship between congregational members and preschool families. We have 65 children in the Preschool this year. If you would like to be a blessing to one, two or more children and their families this year, we would like to connect you to the child and their parents. It is our hope that every child will receive a Bible and connect with one or our church families. We will have a table set up on the patio on Sunday, September 15th after the early and late services.
You can find a flyer with more information in the church narthex, the church office, the school office, or the preschool office. For more info contact Janis King.
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.
Wednesday Morning Bible Class…This class, led by Pastor Mark, will begin again on Wednesday, September 4th. This year we will continue studying the book of 1st Samuel, picking up at chapter 18. This is a detailed study as we work our way through the rest of this book verse by verse. All who are available on Wednesday mornings are welcome to join us. Class meets each Wednesday morning in Room 10 from 10:30 – 11:30.
Comfort Dog Ministers Needed! Our congregation is so blessed to have the opportunity to serve our God with our LCC K9 Comfort Dog Ministry. Won’t you join us?
We encourage all of you to join us as we go out into our community to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are hurting and in need. We invite you to come along on Aaron’s outings – they happen almost every day! Just call Christy at the church office to see what Aaron is doing during the time you are interested in helping.
Secondly, as we prepare for the arrival of our second Comfort Dog, we invite you to consider being involved as caregivers, handlers, or social media coordinators. If you are interested in these three ministry positions for our second Comfort Dog, please call the Kramers in the church office.
With the anticipation of the arrival of our second LCC K9 Comfort Dog next year, we will need additional team members. Please join us at our Open Forums on Sunday, September 8th at 9:30 AM in the Parish Hall and on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dawn Wahlers (email@example.com )
Attention Middle School Surge! Last week we had our kickoff event for Surge. We are back this week with another event from 6-7:30pm on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Confirmation is gearing up and ready to go. We have our first learning event on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7pm in room 10. See you there.
Crew 34 is returning next month!! September 26th. Stay tuned for more to come on that.
We are looking for volunteers in Youth Ministry. If you are interested in finding a role that suits your passion and schedule please contact Kevin Mathison. 🙂
Children’s Church Teachers Needed for the Fall… After serving faithfully for years, we have a couple of people who are not returning to teach this coming fall. We are looking for new volunteers to teach on a regular basis. Ideally, if you work with a partner you might only teach once a month. Please contact Janis King if you can help.
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 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.