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This Week’s Memory Verse
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
As We Gather
Who am I listening to? Who or what has my attention? While I may answer that question one way with my words, does my life answer it in a different way? We live in a time of information overload, overwhelmed by messages, bombarded by communication. There is so much to hear. How do we discern what is most valuable to listen to? What messages are we allowing to shape our identity, our thinking, our actions, our hearts, and our lives?
On the mount of Transfiguration, Jesus revealed His glory to Peter, James, and John. The Father spoke from the cloud in words that echo the baptism of Jesus. But this time, He includes the directive, “Listen to Him.” The words of the Father echo across the centuries into our worship today, calling us to discern the voice of the Savior in our lives and to truly listen to Him.
First Reading Exodus 24:8-18
Psalm Psalm 2:6-12
Second Reading 2 Peter 1:16-21
Gospel Matthew 17:1-9
Children’s Church: Teresa Schmid, Erika Boudreaux, Sarah Santora
God at Work in India: On Sunday March 8 Pastor Mike and Tom Hoff will report on their trip to India with Mission India. They will show pictures, videos and more regarding their visits with the people of Mission India, the Children’s Bible Clubs, the Literacy Classes and the Church planters. We will also have Virtual Reality Equipment on hand for you to take a virtual trip to India. An Indian lunch will be provided. Please contact the church office to RSVP or use the form in this Sunday’s bulletin.
It’s Tea-Time Again! (see attached flyer)
Join us for the 11th Annual St. John’s Lutheran Ladies’ Tea
When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 am
Where: St. John’s Lutheran Parish Hall
3521 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa CA
Topic: Speaker Elaine Zimmerman will share GOOD NEWS with us: The Story of Stacie and Disabilities Ministry. Elaine will tell of her fascinating journey full of good news for all and will share helpful info about being inclusive and welcoming.
RSVP to attend or to host a table, to Gail Vandeburgt email@example.com
Tea is provided; please bring a finger food to share.
Tickets for a prize drawing will be for sale at the event. Prizes include wines, miscellaneous handmade items and a Grand Prize hand-made quilt donated by Focused on Him Quilters
Proceeds will benefit Disabilities Ministries of St. John’s.
This is a free event, hosted by SJL Women’s Ministry and sponsored in part by Thrivent Financial.
Spanish Teacher needed – Our current Spanish teacher at St. John’s Lutheran School has left us. So, we are currently searching for a new Spanish Teacher. If you know of anyone, please let Joel Wahlers know. It is a part time position (9 hours a week), teaching 5th – 8th grade.
Scrip: What is Scrip? Scrip is simply gift cards. Our school sells gift cards from many vendors as a quick and easy fundraiser. Cards are bought at a discount and sold at face value. The difference goes to our A.P.T. (Association of Parents and Teachers). Examples of cards sold: Amazon, Bath and Body Works, Chevron, Shell, Arco, Lucky’s, Safeway, Target, Raley’s/ Nob Hill, Macy’s, Starbucks, Peet’s.
Planning a dinner date? We have Tarla Bar and Grill, Hop Creek Pub, Food Shed and Visa gift cards available. Stop by the school office during regular school hours to see what is available, The next time you are budgeting for your next shopping adventure, contact the school office and see if they have any Scrip you can use. A list of vendors are available in the school office or on our website www.stjohnsnapa.org
Social Media at St. John’s… St. John’s and its ministries stay in contact with the community in many ways, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our own websites. It takes a lot of effort to keep the websites up to date and to keep the communication current and flowing on social media. The social media team is all volunteer and we could use a few more tech-savvy people to help us out. If you are a fan of social media and would like to help us communicate to our members, parents, students, and community, we could use your help. Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you have something you’d like to see us talk about or promote on social media, please use the same contact info.
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 )
PRAYER NIGHT! Yes! We are hosting a family prayer night on February 25th from 6-8pm. We know the power of prayer and that our God is listening every time we call on His name so we will be creating a space for you and your family to pray together. This event will begin in the sanctuary and will include a time of worship along with the prayer stations around campus. We look forward to seeing you there. If you need any information please contact Kevin Mathison.
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 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 below:
We thank you for your service. Your time and your talents are greatly appreciated.
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.