This Week’s Memory Verse
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. ~1 Peter 4:8
As We Gather
God has blessed His people with spiritual gifts. But for what purpose? In this chapter, Paul addresses an over-emphasis on the gift of speaking in tongues. What is the purpose of this gift? What is the purpose of other gifts? Paul seeks to bring clarity to their understanding and practice by reminding them – and us – that when we come together in worship, we seek to be built up as the body, and to proclaim the glory of God to outsiders. How are we gifted for this mission?
Old Testament Numbers 11:24-30
Psalm Psalm 92:1-8
New Testament 1 Corinthians 14:1-40
Gospel John 15:26-27
Children’s Church Teachers: Joy Dahl, Lindsey Engelbracht, Jenny Gass
New Church Directory…The 2019 Church Directory is available in the Narthex. Please pick up a copy if you would like one.
Communion Learning Event Instruction for preparing to receive Holy Communion for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders with their parents will be held on three Tuesday evenings, February 19, 26, and March 5, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A letter and registration form was sent out to those in the 6th – 8th grades who have not yet participated in this learning event. If you did not receive this letter, please contact Pastor Mark at email@example.com so that one can be sent to you. First Communion will be on Maundy Thursday, April 18th in the 7:00 PM service.
When We Need God’s Love Most…When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when: we lose a loved one; life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn; we are dealing with a chronic illness; or life just becomes meaningless and depression sets in. At times like these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our congregation has trained seven lay people, Stephen Ministers who offer a ministry of Christian caring for those in need. To request the ministry of a Stephen Minister, contact Penni Cremen firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Mark email@example.com
You are invited to attend the 2019 CNH District’s Missions Conference, “Healthy for Mission.” The conference will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1635 Chester Drive, Tracy, California. Keynote speakers for the event are John Denninger and Terry Tieman. To register, please go to www.cnh-lcms.org. Don’t delay…the deadline to register is Thursday, March 7, 2019! If you have any questions, please contact Tim Kramer.
Chili Cook-Off… Mark your calendars folks! We’re having a Chili Cook-off! On March 3rd at 4:00pm the SJL Youth will host a Chili Cook-off as a fundraiser for their summer trip. We hope to have everybody come on out and enjoy the great food and fellowship! If you would like to bring a chili please contact Kevin Mathison.
SJLC 10th Annual Ladies’ Tea… Join us for tea, light lunch, friendship and entertainment on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11 AM—2 PM, Parish Hall. This year’s theme: MISSION POSSIBLE – Making a Difference Around the World – Presented by Caitlin Newton. Music provided by Heidi Newman and Steve Rock. Please RSVP to: Lois Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org 707-815-7036 or Larraine Ewing: email@example.com 707-738-4128
Vacation Bible School… “Escape to Athens” with Paul! Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul, who will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love! June 17-21, 9am-12pm. We need a lot of volunteers to make VBS happen; please contact Janis King if you are interested in helping out.
Fire Relief. . . We encourage your prayers for those who are affected by the fires, as well as those who are bravely fighting them. If you would like to make a donation for fire relief, we encourage you to consider these two options.
- California Nevada Hawaii District (LCMS): 100% of funds donated go to relief in our district. Click here for an update and to donate
- Thrivent Financial. Thrivent is matching up to $250,000 dollar for dollar. To give through Thrivent, Go to this link to donate.
CREW 34 will meet this Thursday from 6-7:30pm in Room 8. Come learn more about God’s special CREW and have fun with us!
ABLAZE will meet this Tuesday from 6-7:30pm in Room 10. Come hang and grow with us!
ABIDE will meet at the Hoffs’ house at 7:00pm this Thursday for faith, fun, and fellowship! Come on out!
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! We are heading on a rafting trip July 9-13th! Contact Kevin Mathison if you are interested in going.
CHILI COOK-OFF will be taking place on NEXT WEEK at 4pm. This is a fundraiser for our High School Youth Ministry. The price to enter a Chili is $25. $5 to enjoy chili. Join us March 3rd for great chili, great fun, and great fellowship! Please contact Kevin Mathison if you would like to enter the cook-off. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of Bathrooms: When adults are on the church and school grounds during the school day (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), please only use the adult bathrooms located in the school library or church offices. Thank you!
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 Costco/Trader Joes Shoppers? We carry Visa cards in $50’s and $100’s. Costco only takes Visa cards, cash or checks. Stop by the school office before you head off to Costco or Trader Joes and purchase your Visa cards. While you are here check out everything that is available to you.
- Returning Vendor~ Chevron
- Remember Scrip for your Thanksgiving Shopping
- Grocery Stores: Whole Foods, Safeway, Lucky, Target, Wal-Mart
- Best Percentage: Tarla Bar & Grill 20%, Hop Creek 20%, Filippi’s 15%, Food Shed 10%, Land’s End 16%, Chipotle 10%, Bath & Body Works 13%,
- Scrip gift cards are perfect for following a household budget
- You can pay your Kohl’s bill with Kohl’s Scrip 4%
- Families can shop both in-store or online with participating retailers
- Scrip gift cards are just like using a credit/debit card, but without the fraud risk
- Scrip gift cards are perfect for holiday gift giving and shopping
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: “Aaron returns to Las Vegas” Please click on this link http://napavalleycomfortdogs.org/2018/10/02/las-vegas-recovery/ to read about Team Aaron’s return to Las Vegas for the 1 year anniversary of the mass shooting.
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 at 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.
Campus Security: Please remember to check that doors are properly closed and locked as you leave the room you are using. Thanks for helping us take care of our campus.
Abide Daily Devotion… How do I let Scripture guide my prayer life? How can I let Jesus direct what I pray for each day? The Abide Devotion, written by Pastor Mike, is a daily devotion designed to address these concerns. You can click here for more information and to subscribe to receive the devotions in your email each morning.