The SEPTEMBER 2022 monthly Vine is available on our website.
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The October Vine will be posted next week.
Hebrews: Jesus is Better
“A Better Hope”
September 25, 2022
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather
Christian hope is not wishful thinking. Rather, it rests on the character of God, who cannot lie. Far from being uncertain, Christian hope is an anchor for our souls in troubling times.
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 .
Holy Communion will be celebrated on September 25th.
Sunday Bible Classes
Foundations: Basic Christian Teachings
Pastor Mike is leading a nine-session overview of the basic teachings of the Christian Faith on Sundays at 11:00 in Room 10. This class is an opportunity to grow in understanding what it means to follow Jesus, and to learn about what it means to be part of our faith community.
This week’s session, “Humanity,” will focus on the creation of humanity in the image of God, as well as the fall of humanity into sin. What does it mean that we are both beautiful and broken? We look at the biblical basis for this teaching, as well as how it addresses the issues of race, gender, marriage, sexuality and more.
To view previous session of Foundations, and to access the handouts and slides, CLICK HERE.
Joel Wahlers is leading a study of the book of Romans on Sundays at 11:00 in Room 8. Paul’s letter to the Romans is considered by many to be one of the most important books ever written on the Christian faith. Writing to Christians, the apostle Paul defines the Gospel, explores its depths, and discusses its significance and implications for the Christian life. This class makes use of Right Now Video teaching by J.D. Greear.
Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible study will next meet on October 4 at 10:00 AM in Room 10. All are invited!
Navigation Zoom with Rev. Greg Finke on Tonight! (September 22)
Our next “Navigation Zoom” with Pastor Greg Finke is on Thursday September 22, at 6:30 PM (Note the date change). Here is the link to join the zoom discussion:
As Pastor Finke mentioned at the workshop and on Sunday May 15, the follow up Navigation Zooms are designed to help us receive the encouragement, coaching, and accountability we need to help us “navigate” the process of joining Jesus throughout the next six months. The Zoom session will last between 40-45 minutes.
Surge is back this week! Tuesday, from 6-7:30 in Room 10. Come have some fun with us!
Confirmation is off to a rocking start! We have been deep diving into our faith from the jump. Last time we got together we aimed to build our relationships with one another with a game night! We will be meeting again this Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM.
High Schoolers! This one’s for you! Pizza and fellowship Sunday evening from 5-7 at St. John’s. Invite a friend and join us!
Thank you to everybody who sponsored a Bible! What an awesome ministry opportunity that is! If you took yours home to sign it, please remember to bring it back on Sunday.
“Calling all volunteers! Saturday, October 22nd we will be hosting our first ever Oktoberfest that will feature food, drinks, fellowship, and entertainment. Please let Josh or the church office know if you’d like to help make this an incredible event for the church, school, and community.
Right Now Media
Right now media is an online resource providing Christian videos for all ages: Children’s resource, Bible Studies, lectures and more. As a congregation, we have subscribed to Right Now Media, so access is free for all in our St. John’s family. If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, CLICK HERE.
Napa State Hospital Donation UPDATE
MAGAZINES NEEDED for patients
Please no magazines over two years old, address labels cut off, no magazines about Napa Valley or firearms etc.
Place your donations in the box in the Narthex. Thank you!
As a Thrivent member, you are eligible for two Thrivent Action Teams per year. Thrivent Action Teams are a great way to make a positive impact in your community. Thrivent offers all the resources you need to get started, including up to $250 in seed money. Your team below provide the passion that brings your project to life. Here are some ideas on how you can help us here at St. John’s…
Youth Events, VBS, Mission Farm, Large Print Ministry and LCC K9 Comfort Dog Ministry
Please call the church office if you are inspired to help with projects like these above and much more. Christy Kramer will be happy to help you apply for your Action Team Card.
Give+ App has changed…
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