Sunday, April 11: “Hearts Set on Things Above”
We continue our focus on Paul’s letter to the Colossians. In today’s passage Paul calls his readers – and us – to live in light of the resurrection. Having been raised with Christ through faith, we are to set our hearts and minds on things above. We set aside the things of death, and instead put on the new self, which is alive in Christ. What does that mean in our lives today?
Live Stream worship begins at 9:30 AM. Please go to this page (https://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/ to download the handout, and to link to the live stream itself. We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: https://www.facebook.com/sjlcnapa
April 11 Guest Preacher: Rev. Michael Lange, CNH District President
Our guest preacher for the service on April 11 will be Rev. Michael Lange, the District President of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. We are delighted to invite President Lange to worship with us and to bring God’s Word to us.
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
- The Israelites Cross the Jordan River CLICK HERE
- You Tube: Yancy “He’s Alive!” CLICK HERE
Pastor Mike out of the office
Pastor Mike will be off next week, from April 5-10. Please contact the church office for any church or pastoral needs.
Welcome Myles Mathison!
Kevin and Megan Mathison are the proud parents of their new son, Myles. He was born on Tuesday, March 30. May God bless the Mathison family!
Wednesday Night Worship
Wednesday Night Worship will be taking the month of April off. The next Wednesday Night Worship is scheduled for May 5.
A Health Update From Pastor Mark
My recovery from lung surgery is going well, just slower than I had hoped. I am gaining strength and learning to adjust to having 20% less lung capacity. From a surgical perspective all the cancer has been removed. From an oncological perspective that is not absolutely certain. I am being referred to the cancer center at UC Davis for more tests and to biopsy more lymph nodes to get a clearer picture of next steps. I am very thankful for all the prayers on our behalf, the cards, encouragement, and love. God has greatly blessed us. Blessed Easter!
Click on this link for a video update from Pastor Mark: https://youtu.be/-yuBY6Nnxkw
From our Director of Children’s Ministry
We are in need of volunteers for VBS 2021 as well as other Children’s Ministry areas. Please click on these links from Janis King…
April 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
Right Now Media Recommendation
What Jesus Said About Resurrection – Matt De Haan
Hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus’ claims.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ, if it happened, has to be certainly the central event of history in so many ways. —Paul L. Maier, Ph.D.
Although Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life,” a sense of skepticism continues to stir among many. What evidence is there that would suggest any truth in what Jesus said? Why would you have reason to believe?
Travel to Israel with Mart De Haan and hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus’ claims and examine the evidence for his resurrection. In this 2-part series, you’ll see Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified and buried, and Bethany where, according to the Gospels, he was last seen on earth. Decide for yourself whether or not the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in history.
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.