Worship for July 19
Live Stream Worship on Sunday at 9:30 AM
Worship for July 19: David and Saul, Part 1
Whose kingdom is it? That’s the question Saul is struggling with as he sees David become more popular and more loved. Saul’s jealousy begins to lead him down destructive paths as he fears the loss of his kingdom. But whose kingdom is it? The same question can be asked of us as we struggle with frustration, disappointment and anger about life not going the way we think it should. But whose life is it? Whose are we? Whose kingdom is it anyway? The text today leads us to take to heart what we pray for when we pray “Thy Kingdom Come.”
Please go to this page (http://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/) for information regarding the 1030 service , to download the handout, and to link to the live stream itself.
Family and Children Resources
We are pleased to offer several resources for families, parents and children
- “Family Faith Building Ideas” Here are four activities for parents to use to build the faith of their children: https://childrensministry.com/faith-building-ideas/
- “Children’s Church Lesson.” This is a weekly Sunday School/Children’s church type lesson for parents to lead with small children. Please use this at home during this time when we are unable to offer our regular children’s church. Here is this week’s: http://stjohnslutheran.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Childrens-Church-July-19-2020.pdf
Resources to Help Cope with Anxiety, Quarantine Fatigue, and Other Issues of COVID-19
A number of videos and articles on the Christian Counseling Education Foundation website offer help and encouragement in coping with solitude, losses, disappointments, and other stressors related to COVID-19. They can be found here: https://www.ccef.org/coronavirus/
Lutheran Hour Ministries offers a Webinar/Bible Study titled “Stress and Worry in the Life of a Christian. Dr. Rick Marrs discusses strategies from God’s Word to manage stress and worry. https://concordiatheology.org/2020/03/dealing-with-stress-and-worry/
Worship at Home Picture Parade!
It’s time for another picture parade! For Palm Sunday this year we shared pictures of ourselves with our palm branches. For Maundy Thursday, we shared pictures of our home Communion setup. For Easter we shared pictures of ourselves with Easter flowers. These were fun ways to see each other and be reminded that while apart, we are still one body.
Now it’s time to do it again. Since we are all worshiping at home once again, what we would like is a picture of you, your family with your home online worship setup. Send us a picture of you or your family gathered for worship at home. Pull up the worship stream YouTube link on your phone, pad, computer or TV and take a picture of yourself with it, or of your family.
Please send these pictures be Saturday, July 25 and we’ll share them in worship on July 26. Send your pictures to Pastor Mike (email@example.com or text to 707.738.4448).
Here’s a link to a video where Pastor Mike explains this: https://youtu.be/zjELqxmnSNk
Aaron Comfort on Disney+ Streaming!
You can still stream Aaron’s episode in case you missed it last week!
We are very excited to share more details about LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Aaron’s appearance on the Disney+ (streaming) television series, “It’s a Dog’s Life” – an awesome show all about dogs produced by my friends, Bill and Jenn Farmer.
Episode 1 premiered on, May 15, on @Disneyplus. There’s a new episode every Friday – my episode becomes available for streaming on Friday, July 10th!
Bill, who is a Disney legend and the voice of @Disney’s Goofy and Pluto, learns about all kinds of amazing dogs and the jobs they do.
Guess what? They asked me to be featured on one of their Hometown Heroes segments! I’m so honored to be a part of this show to share all about my work as an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog!
Please support my friends’ totally pawsome show! Thanks for your support of the @LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ministry and my team at St. John’s Lutheran Church & School in Napa, CA!
#AtHomeWithD23 @DisneyD23 #DisneyPlus
Click the link below for information on how to sign-up for Disney+ to see Aaron Comfort Dog’s Hometown Heroes segment on It’s A Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer: https://www.disneyplus.com/sign-up
July 2020 Vine
The July 2020 Vine is available on the church website. Please click on link below to view:
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