This Week’s Memory Verse
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. ~Matthew 7:24
As We Gather
The first full week of the Red Letter Challenge focuses on “being.” Before we focus on “doing,” we will focus on being – in other words, our identity in Christ. Jesus said much to His disciples – and to us – about the importance of maintaining our connection with Him. So this week, we will focus on our relationship with Jesus and putting into practice Jesus’ words about growing that relationship.
First Reading Isaiah 55:1-13
Psalm Psalm 119:105-112
Second Reading Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel John 15:1-8
Children’s Church: Debbie Kirkpatrick, Pam Watkins, Georgia & Doug Marum
Red Letter Challenge . . . The Challenge Continues! It’s not too late to join in! 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
- Tuesdays at 6 pm – Bob and Kari Perna
- Thursdays at 7 pm – Pastor Greg and Trudi Stringer
Dine and Donate… Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support St. John’s Lutheran School Theatre Program. Come in to the Chipotle at 1715 Trancas St Suite D in Napa on Tuesday, October 15th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to St. John’s Lutheran School Theatre Program. Thank you!
Social Media at St. John’s… We need your help! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. If you have something you’d like to promote through our social media, contact us at email@example.com.
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.
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 )
All 5th- 8th Graders! This Tuesday we have a Surge event from 6-7:30pm at SJL. Surge is taking off and it has been a blast so far! Come out and see what it’s all about.
Our next Confirmation learning event is this Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in Room 10.
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.
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