This Sunday: “Praying for God’s Mission”
Paul calls the Colossians – and us – to be devoted to prayer. But then he goes on to describe a specific focus for prayer: The Mission of God. He invites them to pray for God to open a door for his message, and that God may enable him to proclaim it clearly. We are called to pray for God’s mission in our lives and in the lives of others, but also to live our lives in a way that supports this mission. How is God calling us to pray and live for His mission today?
Live-stream and in-person worship begin at 9:30 AM. Please CLICK HERE to download the handout, and to link to the live stream itself.
We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: CLICK HERE
This Sunday we welcome to the Lord’s table six young people who have completed their Communion instruction and preparation: Abrielle Caceres-Reed, Madelyn Caceras-Reed, Parker Dahl, Chelsea Luna, Charlie Vaziri, and Ariel Winkler.
Wednesday Night Worship Postponed
Wednesday Night Worship will NOT resume this next week. Please watch for an announcement about when it will begin.
Pastoral Calls and Placements
Jonah, who is the husband of Amelia (Arnold) Laws, has been assigned to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Gresham, OR, for his vicarage year. This is a one-year pastoral internship, after which Jonah and Amelia will return to the seminary to complete Jonah’s preparation for pastoral ministry.
Philip has a call pending to the Atlantic District of the LCMS to serve as chaplain to Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY. The call is to the district because the congregation is not LCMS, but is interested in joining the LCMS. The call is pending because they are still working on the paperwork.
Congregation Survey Results
CLICK HERE to view the results of the recent congregational survey.
Family and Children Resources
“Children’s Church Lesson” This is a weekly Sunday School/Children’s Church type lesson for parents to lead with small children. Please use this at home during this time when we are unable to offer our regular Children’s Church. Here are this week’s suggestions:
- CHILDREN’S CHURCH LESSONS: (Elem & PS) CLICK HERE
- VIDEO: NEVER STOP PRAYING CLICK HERE
- VIDEO: DEVOTE YOURSELF TO PRAYER CLICK HERE
Youth ministry is finally back in person! We have done our fair share of Zoom over the past year, but the time has come for our default to be in-person events!
This week we have Surge, High School Youth, & Confirmation Sunday.
Surge: Tuesday 6-7pm
High School: Thursday 7-8pm
Confirmation Sunday: May 2nd at 4pm in the Faith Chapel. This is open to the congregation.
2021 High School and College Graduates
We would like to publish a list in the June Vine of our 2021 high school and college graduates.
For our college graduates, please provide the student’s name, college name, and major.
For our high school graduates, please provide the student’s name, and the name of the college they plan to attend.
You can email this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 255-0119.
Board of Directors Nominations
We are gathering nominations for the Board of Directors. We will be electing four candidates to serve two-year terms. Those who are interested are to fill out the form at this link, and send it to the church office.
What are the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors is a governing board. Its main duty is to ensure the fulfillment of St. John’s Mission and Vision. It does this by holding the Lead Pastor accountable for implementing a ministry plan that pursues the mission and vision for our church and school, and supporting him in the fulfillment of that plan. The Board of Directors also prepares and maintains a policy manual that defines the goals of the congregation, the relationship between the Board and the Lead Pastor, the limitations on the Lead Pastor, and the way in which the Board will carry out its duties. The Board members do not represent any particular group or constituency in the church. Rather, the Board acts on behalf of the entire congregation, especially as it confesses its purpose through the Mission and Vision statement.
What are the qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors?
The By-Laws state that Board members must be committed to the mission and vision of the congregation. Therefore the ideal board member is someone who is:
- Faithful in Worship
- Regularly in the Word: Bible Study or Small Group
- Active in service: Serving in a ministry of the congregation
- Supportive of tithing: Either tithing or working toward it.
- Strong support for the Mission and Vision
- Able to see the big picture of the church’s mission
From our Director of Children’s Ministry
We are in need of volunteers for Children’s Ministry. Please click on these link from Janis King…
Children’s Ministry Volunteer CLICK HERE
May 2021 monthly Vine now available on our website.
To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, CLICK HERE
Social Media Ministry Team
Do you love Jesus? Do you like Social Media? Our Social Media Ministry Team is looking for people to join with us building up and improving our ministry through social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). During COVID, we have seen our ministry reach expand well beyond our property, our city, our state, and our country. If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact Pastor Mike (email@example.com, 707-255-0119).
Napa State Hospital Donation UPDATE
Napa State has changed their donation request list. Please note the following…
- greeting cards-no glitter
- construction paper
- water color paints
NO LONGER ACCEPTED:
Magazines and yarn
Where do I find sermons and services that I missed?
You can find previous sermons in three places. The full services are available on the YouTube channel.
- YouTube Channel:
- There are playlists for sermons, Sunday Services, Wednesday Night Worship and teaching on Matthew
- RightNow Media Channel
- Scroll down to find recommendations as well as sermon and Gospel of Matthew lessons
- The sermons are arranged by worship series
The Colossians series looks at the person of Jesus Christ and who He is. Covering the history of Rome and how it was believed to be the great salvation, this series points to the true source of salvation, Jesus Christ, asking the question, “Where have you put your hope?”
If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, CLICK HERE.
Support SJLS through Scrip! Easiest Fundraiser Ever!!
Click here to watch a video on how easy Scrip is using the RaiseRight app. Remember there are always cards you can purchase in the school office especially our local vendors, Foodshed, Hop Creek and Tarla Bar and Grill, but using the RaiseRight app is so convenient for all of your everyday purchases.