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First Sunday in Lent
“Deliver Us From Evil”
March 6, 2022
As We Gather
We are engaged in a spiritual struggle with evil every day. In Jesus’ confrontation with Satan in the wilderness, we see Jesus pushing back again temptation with the Word of God. But Jesus is more than an example to follow in our struggles. He is the savior who has triumphed over Satan and all evil for us. By grace we share in that victory.
Live-stream and in-person worship begin at 9:30 AM. Please CLICK HERE to download the link to the live-stream itself.
We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: CLICK HERE .
Lent Midweek Series
Witnesses to Christ: People From His Passion
John tells us why he wrote his Gospel: “Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30–31). When we believe that Jesus is the Christ, God gives us life—abundant life, forgiven life, and eternal life.
This Lent in our Midweek Worship series we will hear the witness of those in John’s Gospel who journeyed to the cross. Please join us for worship as we hear the witness of these people in John’s Gospel:
- March 9: Mary, the Sister of Lazarus and Martha, John 12:1–11
- March 16: Malchus, John 18:1–11
- March 23: Peter, John 18:12–27
- March 30: Barabbas, John 18:33–40
- April 6: Pontius Pilate, John 19:1–16
Sunday Bible Class: The Gospel of Matthew
What does it mean to trust Jesus? To rely on Him in the challenges of our lives? This week we continue our study of the 14th chapter of Matthew which includes the Jesus invitation to Peter to come to Him on the water, as well as the feeding of the 5000. In these and other passages in this chapter, we are drawn by the Word to explore the meaning of faith in everyday life. Join us at 11:00 AM in Room 10.
Dine and Donate
Hop Creek will be hosting a Dine and Donate on Tuesday, March 8th from 11am-8pm. Hop Creek will donate 20% of food and soft beverages to our 8th grade graduation fund. Take-out or dine-in for lunch, dinner or both. Take the day off from cooking, enjoy some great food, and support our school! Please present the attached flyer to your server.
Plan to attend a Concordia University or Seminary?
The congregation is now accept applications for student grants for the 2022-2023 academic year. All members of St. John’s, who plan to attend any of our ten synodical universities or our two seminaries, are eligible to apply. CLICK HERE for details. The deadline is March 31st.
Help an 8th Grade Student with Washington DC Trip
This May, our 7th and 8th grade classes will be spending a week in Washington, D.C, learning about our nation’s capital. One of our 8th graders is in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of the trip. If you would like to help, please mark your gift “DC Trip Fund. Attn: Christy Wood” (Please note that according to IRS rules, this would not be a tax deductible offering.)
Save the New Date – Ladies’ Tea March 19, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 2 PM.
Click HERE for more info. Our Featured Speaker is Tom Pickford, VP of The Napa Valley Orchid Society. It’s a fun, free event, and we hope to see you there!
Connections Ministry Leader Position
We are adding a new part-time staff position to our St. John’s ministry team. The Connections Ministry Leader will work with the Pastor to oversee and facilitate connecting people with each other and connecting people with opportunities to serve and grow.
We are looking for someone who is highly committed to the mission of St. John’s, and has good communication, organizational, and relational skills.
Key responsibilities include:
- Enhance our efforts to maximize all of the ways we engage in witness and outreach
- Encourage and facilitate participation in opportunities for discipleship growth and involvement
- Oversee Social Media Presence
Click here for the full job description: https://stjohnslutheran.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Connections-Ministry-Leader.pdf .
Contact Pastor Mike if you have questions or are interested.
Solar Panel Project
“The Rising of the Sun”
We are happy to announce that we are installing a solar panel system–often referred to as photovoltaic, or PV, system—on campus. Once completed, this system will provide most of the congregation’s electrical needs.
For more information, please click here: https://stjohnslutheran.net/the-rising-of-the-sun/
Give+ App is Changing…
The Give+ Mobile App from VANCO shut down 1 Oct 21 and no longer is available for download as a mobile app. The new app is called VANCO Mobile.
Giving through Vanco Mobile is easy! Just download the new app and create a new user profile in VANCO Mobile.
Do you wish to receive the E-Vine by text?
Signing up is simple. Just text “sjlctext” to 855-906-0515. When an e-vine is sent out, you will receive a text with a link which will take you to the current e-vine. If you currently receive the e-vine by email, you will continue to receive it that way as well, unless you request for it to stop.
We have members that no longer drive and need a ride to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please contact the church office.
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
If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, CLICK HERE.