Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~Ephesians 4:29
As We Gather
Baptism is a means of grace, where God is present and acting through the water and His word. Baptism is also a picture of grace, where God washes away sin and claims us as His own. Jesus called His followers to baptism when He said to His disciples “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded.” Today we focus on this gift of God and especially why we baptize infants.
First Reading Acts 2:36-41
Psalm Psalm 8
Second Reading Romans 6:1-11
Gospel Mark 10:13-16
Children’s Church Teacher: Scott Zimmerman
Worship in the Faith Chapel: Worship on July 7 will be in the Faith Chapel. Come join us in our beautiful chapel while the sanctuary floor is being cleaned and waxed. Please note that we will be looking for people to help with set up and tear down of the chairs.
Guest Preacher July 21 We are pleased to welcome Rev. Getabicha Dirassi as our guest preacher on July 21. He is the regional director of Spiritual Service for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Please visit bethesdalc.org to learn more about ministry of Bethesda Lutheran Communities and its ministry with disabled persons.
St. John’s Lutheran School’s PE teacher, Julie Thom, is not returning next year, so we are looking for a new PE teacher. If you know of someone who might be interested in this position, please have them contact the school office. The PE teacher teaches grades K-4 three days a week (approximately 12 hours per week). c
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 )
YOUTH NEWS: We are going Bowling! Come join us at Napa Bowl from 3-5pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. If you are in 5th grade or above, bring a friend and your best celebration dance and come get your bowl on! Also, be ready for next week’s event at Aegis Living.
Children’s Church Needs Teachers!! IMPORTANT: WE CURRENTLY ARE IN NEED OF SOME ADDITIONAL TEACHERS FOR CHILDREN’S CHURCH!!! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!! You do not have to have children in the program to volunteer! Do you like to share the word of God with children, but not quite sure how to do it? The lessons are all laid out for you and most likely you would only be teaching once a month. This position would begin in September. Please consider if God is nudging you to serve in this way and helping to grow our youngest disciples! We need at least 3 new people in order for us to continue to offer Children’s Church.
SUMMER CHILDREN’S CHURCH WILL BE A COMBINED CLASS WITH ALL AGES TOGETHER! WE HAD TO DO THIS BECAUSE WE HAVE FEWER TEACHERS ABLE TO LEAD DURING THE SUMMER THIS YEAR! THEY WILL ALL MEET IN THE PRESCHOOL BUILDING!
You may contact Janis King for more information! Thank you and God bless!
What Happens When You Ask for Help from a Stephen Minister?…When you ask for help from a Stephen Minister, a Stephen Leader will contact you to talk more about Stephen Ministry and what it can mean to you. If your needs can be best served by a Stephen Minister, you will be matched with someone who will support you through this tough time. Confidentiality is a top priority for Stephen Ministers. You do not need to be concerned that other people will discover what you talk about with your Stephen Minister. To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to request the ministry of a Stephen Minister, contact Penni Cremen firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Mark email@example.com. (Please do not report a friend’s need without first asking his or her permission to do so.)
Next Tuesday, June 25th, we will kick off our summer fun with a group bike ride to Yountville. We will meet at SJL at 8am and begin our ride north on the Vine Trail. Students can be picked up in Yountville or back at SJL depending on how much biking they’d like to do. This event is for all of those going into 6th grade and up. Stay tuned for more events coming up. Check the vine for July’s schedule.
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 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.