In-Person Worship on Sundays and Wednesdays
We are delighted to report that we have resumed in-person worship. Please note that other restrictions are still in place, including:
- 25% of capacity or a maximum of 100 people
- Masks are required
- Social Distancing of 6 feet
- No singing
This Sunday: “Isn’t it All About Me?”
Out next hazard in our “Road Hazard” series has to do with how we think about our relationship with God. Is God’s purpose to serve me? Or is my purpose to serve God? This question is raised by what Jesus found when He went to the temple. Instead of finding a building dedicated to the glory of God, He found a marketplace dedicated to the enrichment of people. What does Jesus teach us in His words and actions at the temple that day?
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
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
- 16 SIMPLE LENTEN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL CHRISTIAN KIDS Click Here
- LENT WEEK 3 ACTIVITIES Click Here
- LAST SUPPER COLORING PAGE Click Here
Lent Midweek Service March 10: “A Hidden God”
Our Lent Midweek series is “God of the Cross.” The cross is the primary Christian symbol. Why is it so important? What does the cross reveal about our God?
Sometimes God doesn’t seem to make sense. His purposes are mysterious and hidden. We are used to viewing the cross as the means of saving the world, but from the perspective of the disciples, it looked like anything but salvation. It looked like failure. In the cross, we see that our God is a “hidden” God, often acting in ways that do not make sense to us, but still bring blessings for us and glory for Him.
Our Lent Midweek Services will live stream at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays. 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
Lent Wrist Bands
We are making available silicone wrist-bands for the Lenten season. These wrist-bands are purple, the liturgical color for Lent, as a reminder of repentance. They contain the word “Forgiven” along with two crosses as a reminder of the cross and the gift of forgiveness that we have in Christ. The wrist-bands come in three sizes: Adult, youth, and toddler. We encourage you to wear your “Forgiven” wrist-band throughout the season of Lent as a reminder of repentance and forgiveness in the cross.
They can be picked up in the Church Office.
How are you observing Lent? We have collected a number of ideas and suggestions on our website. Click here to go to the “Observing Lent” page.
Message from the Mission Farm
Many Hands Make the Work Light! Saturday, March 6, will be a special Work Day at the St. John’s Lutheran Mission Farm, organized by Ron and Lois Johnson, and supported financially by Thrivent Financial. A large turnout of volunteers is desired, whether old regulars at the Farm, or first time volunteers . . . congregation members, school families, or friends of the same . . . or anyone from the general public who likes to engage in projects that improve the quality of life for people in the community. There’s a lot to be done: weeding, planting, perhaps some gleaning, raking chips, fence line construction, and general clean up in preparation for the warm weather crop season. All will contribute to the mission of the Farm, which is to raise fresh produce for distribution by the CANV Food Bank to families in need. Tools will be provided. Treats too! Do bring work gloves, a wide brimmed hat, some water, face covering, and a sense of humor. Begins at 9 a.m. at the Mission Farm, 3521 Linda Vista, Napa.
A Health Update From Pastor Mark
His surgery went well and he is recovering at the hospital. It will be a few days before the pathology report is available. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
2nd Grade Teacher Call
The Board of Directors, acting on behalf of the congregation, has issued a call to Megan Mathison to serve as 2nd Grade Teacher beginning next school year. Please keep Megan in your prayers, that God guide her as she considers this call.
March 2021 monthly Vine now available on our website.
To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, CLICK HERE
Dine and Donate at Chipotle Mexican Grill next Tuesday, March 9th
Please join us on March 9th from 5-9 PM at Chipotle’s on Trancas St. for a Dine and Donate to benefit the St. John’s Theatre Department. Click Here for required flyer and for details.
Thank you for supporting our Theatre Department!
Children’s Ministry Easter Egg Hunt Click here for details
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
This week we Confirmation & High School Events planned. If you need more information please contact Kevin Mathison.
Wednesday: Confirmation Small Groups following the midweek service on Zoom.
Thursday: High School group from 7-8pm in the Gym.
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 Who He Is
Matt DeHaan Click Here
Jesus never claimed to be a revolutionary leader or even a great teacher. He claimed to be God- a radical statement that deserves to be examined. How do you know if it’s true? Where can you find evidence to help you better understand His claim?
Travel with Mart De Haan to the northern region of Israel. Hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they consider the evidence for and against what Jesus said about Himself. Gain insights from the historical and rational perspectives that distinguish Jesus from other founders of world religions. Explore Jesus’ claim, test what He said, and decide for yourself whether or not you have reason to believe.
If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, click on this link: http://bit.ly/STJOHNSNAPA
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.