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This Week’s Memory Verse
While He was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” Matthew 17:5
As We Gather
This Lent, we are invited to go on the 40 day journey once again. Although we will be reading the same devotions and pursuing the same challenges, our Sunday worship will take a different direction, a Lent direction. Discipleship is all about following and imitating Jesus. So we will focus on Jesus as He approaches the cross and we will see in Him the blessing and challenge of the five targets of the Red Letter Challenge: Being, Forgiving, Serving, Giving, Going.
Sunday’s focus is “Being.” Our discipleship begins with and is empowered by spending time with Jesus. We do this through worship, by being in the Word, having an active prayer life, as well as in other ways. Before His arrest, trial and crucifixion, Jesus spends this time with His Father, and finds strength for the journey ahead. Jesus did not only encourage us to spend time with the Father by His words; He also shows us and encourages us by His example.
First Reading 1 Kings 19:9b-18
Psalm Psalm 1
Second Reading Philippians 1:3-11
Gospel Reading Matthew 26:36-46
Children’s Church: Debbie Kirkpatrick, Pam Watkins, Doug & Georgia Marum
Service of Health and Healing: The Lent service next Wednesday, March 4, will be a “Health and Healing” service. This service will focus on the power of God’s Word to bring healing in the midst of physical ailments, strained relationships, and other difficulties and challenges in life. An extended period of time for community and personal prayers will be a part of the service, as well as anointing with oil. Soup Supper at 6:00 pm. Service at 7:00 pm.
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.
St. John’s March Dine & Donates
Thanks for supporting our school!
- Tuesday, March 10th from 11 AM – 9 PM at Hop Creek Restaurant – 20%
- Saturday, March 14th all day at Butter Cream Bakery & Diner – 20%
You can find required flyers in the church and school offices and in the Narthex. or click on the restaurant of your choice for the flyer.
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
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, Tarla Bar and Grill, Hop Creek Pub, Food Shed and Visa Gift Cards. A list of vendors are available in the school office or on our website www.stjohnsnapa.org. Stop by the school office to purchase your Scrip.
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. The social media team is all volunteer and we could use a few more tech-savvy people to help us out. Contact us by email: email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dawn Wahlers (email@example.com )
Prayer Night was a super fun event! Great jam session of praise followed by reflective prayer stations. Stay tuned for our next one!
Surge is back in action this week on Tuesday, March 3rd, from 6-7:30 pm. Join us for a great time!
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! Click here to shop.
St. John’s Facilities Online Calendar: Looking for a room for a meeting or event? You can view this calendar online. Click here to check availability. 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. To learn more about this ministry go to Napa Valley Comfort Dogs website.
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 S. John’s! Containers are available in the school office, church office, and Room 10.