Paul’s Letter to the Colossians
“A Life Worthy of the Lord”
January 17, 2021
On Sunday, we begin a worship series on Paul’s letter to the Colossians. We will hear Paul point them again and again to the supremacy of Christ in all things and the eternal blessing of being in Him. In times of uncertainty and change, the truth of our identity in Christ is a source of great comfort, peace, and strength.
In the opening verses, Paul gives thanks for the faith of the Church in Colossae. He informs them that he prays that God would fill them so that they “may live a life worthy of the Lord.” What did he mean by that? What does it mean for us today?
Worship will be live stream 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
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:
Wednesday Night Worship (January 20)
“Just Say the Word”
Next Wednesday we will focus on Matthew 8:5-13 and the faith of a centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus commends the faith of the centurion. Why did He do that? What does that say to us today regarding faith? Click here to join in: https://www.youtube.com/user/stjohnsnapaca/live
Ordination of Samuel Troemel…
On Sunday, January 17 at 10:30 AM (PST) our former Director of Youth Ministry will be ordained into the pastoral ministry at Calvary Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. The service can be watched online at www.clcs.org/videos. A recording of the service will be available to watch at a different time at this same website. Sam and Molly’s newborn son, Levi will also be baptized during the service.
The Stay Home Order: What does it mean for St. John’s?
Please click here for an update from Pastor Mike on the Stay Home order and what it means for St. John’s.
Wednesday Morning Bible Class Will Study the Book of Jude – Via Zoom
Pastor Mark will begin teaching the book of Jude on January 6. Jude was the half-brother of Jesus and in just 25 verses deeply and clearly expresses the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. The class will be held via Zoom until we are able to meet in person. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. Please send an email to email@example.com to register for the class so he can send you the Zoom link and class handouts.
Surge: We will be meeting on Zoom on Tuesday from 6-7pm. If you’d like to get plugged in please contact Kevin Mathison.
Confirmation: Next week we have a learning event scheduled on Wednesday from 7-8pm on Zoom.
High School: We will be meeting on Zoom from 7-8pm on Thursday. Please contact Kevin Mathison if you’d like any more info on High School Youth.
Youth ministry the past number of months has looked vastly different than I or anybody ever expected. Even still, God has shown His goodness in many ways throughout the challenging times. Zoom has become a part of our daily lives and given us the opportunity to gather together for fellowship, learning, and fun. The Youth Ministry at St. John’s will continue to meet virtually for the foreseeable future as we aim to do our part in keeping people healthy. If you would like any information about a specific ministry or how to get connected please contact Kevin Mathison.
Surge: We will have Surge events on the 2nd, 9th, & 23rd from 6-7pm.
Confirmation: We have just one learning event before Lent scheduled for February 3rd from 7-8pm.
High School: We will meet on the 4th, 11th, 19th, & 26th from 7-8pm.
Napa State Hospital Donation Items
Please consider donating the following items for the residents at Napa State Hospital:
- Blank Greeting Cards (no Glitter please) Please note: no magazines that give info about Napa Valley and none older than two years.
- Portals of Prayer
- Note Pads
- Yarn – (Much Needed)
- Fabric – (Much Needed)
- No Stickers please
Donations can be left outside the church office. Thank you!
Where do I find sermons and service 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
- Right Now Media Channel
- Scroll down to find recommendations as well as sermon and Gospel of Matthew lessons
- The sermons are arranged by worship series
For detailed information, please check out Your January 2021 monthly Vine on our website. To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, click here
RightNow Media Recommendation for the Week
Gospel Identity – Brody Jespersen
How does the truth of the Gospel, what Jesus has done for us, influence and shape who we are?
What happened in the garden of Eden still impacts us today, as we are all born sinful people, but how did this happen?
What does it mean for God to love us despite our brokenness?
And what did He do because He loves us so much?
Discover the great invitation we are given as loved, rescued people!
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.