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
We live in a world too often marked by tragedy, loss and heartache. We experience this in our own lives, and we see pain and hardship in the lives of others. If God is all powerful and all loving, why does He allow these things to happen?
First Reading Genesis 50:15-20
Psalm Psalm 13
Second Reading Romans 5:1-8
Gospel Luke 13:1-9
Children’s Church: Joy Dahl, Lindsey Engelbracht, Kristi Carey, Danielle Irwin
Red Letter Challenge . . . The challenge begins on September 22! Pick up your copy of the book this Sunday. We are asking for a $5 donation to help defray the cost of the books. The books are available in the church office and in the church entryway.
Red Letter Challenge Growth Groups . . . Sign-up sheets for the small groups for the Red Letter Challenge are in the church entryway. Or you can email the church office or contact one of the leaders directly. Groups with openings:
- Sunday evenings at 7 – Pastor Mike and Teresa Schmid
- Mondays at 7 pm – Joel and Dawn Wahlers
- Tuesdays at 7 pm – Tom and Elaine Hoff
- Wednesdays at 7 pm – Pastor Mark and Anne Heine
- Thursdays at 7 pm – Pastor Greg and Trudi Stringer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the book of Micah! 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.
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 )
Attention 5th-8th Graders! Surge is taking an off week this Tuesday, but will be back in action on the 24th! Come out and enjoy games, fellowship, and 4th Tuesday Free Pizza!
CREW 34 is approaching quickly. If you are in 3rd or 4th grade you won’t want to miss it! Come join us on September 26th from 6-7:30 for our CREW kickoff! We will meet in the preschool.
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 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.