This Sunday: “Acknowledge Me Before Others”
Jesus said, “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges Me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God (Luke 12:8).” Every day, each of us is called upon to publicly acknowledge Jesus by what we say and what we do. Last Sunday afternoon ten young people publicly acknowledged Jesus as they were confirmed in their Christian faith. Because of our COVID restrictions, we held the Confirmation ceremony as a separate service in our Faith Chapel. But the confirmands’ spoken faith statements as well as their blessings were recorded and will be part of our worship this morning. May God bless our confirmands in their confession and bless each of us in the confession of our lives.
Live-stream and in-person worship begin at 9:30 AM. Please CLICK HERE to download the handout, and to link to the live-stream itself.
We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: CLICK HERE
Memorial Service for Alma Skillings
The Lord has called His servant Alma to Himself to await the day of resurrection. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 16 at 1:00 PM. This service will be in-person and also available to watch online. Access to the online service will be through the same link used on Sunday mornings. Please pray for God’s peace and comfort for the family and all who grieve.
Please CLICK HERE for the link to the live-stream memorial service.
Health Update from Pastor Mark
After two weeks of scans, tests, and lab work there is no evidence that the cancer which was surgically removed from my lung has spread anywhere else. I do not need to go through any further treatment. I will be under observation receiving periodic scans for the next 10 years. Again, Anne and I are so thankful for all the prayers offered on our behalf, as well as your encouragement and support. To God be all the glory!
Wednesday Night Worship Postponed
Wednesday Night Worship will NOT resume this next week. Please watch for an announcement about when it will begin.
Meal Train Created for the Mathisons
A Meal Train account has been created for the Mathisons. CLICK HERE for the link if you would like to participate.
Copperfield’s Books Online Book Fair
Due to Covid, all of Copperfield’s book fairs are now online. St. John’s Lutheran School has been invited to participate in this book fair on May 10-16. Please go to www.copperfair.com to see what is available. Picture Books, Kids Novels, Adult Fiction/Non Fiction and Graphic Novels. The more we purchase the bigger the donation. Proceeds will go toward replenishing our school library with updated books.
Pastoral Calls and Placements
Jonah, who is the husband of Amelia (Arnold) Laws, has been assigned to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Gresham, OR, for his vicarage year. This is a one-year pastoral internship, after which Jonah and Amelia will return to the seminary to complete Jonah’s preparation for pastoral ministry.
Philip has a call pending to the Atlantic District of the LCMS to serve as chaplain to Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY. The call is to the district because the congregation is not LCMS, but is interested in joining the LCMS. The call is pending because they are still working on the paperwork.
Congregation Survey Results
CLICK HERE to view the results of the recent congregational survey.
Youth ministry is finally back in person! We have done our fair share of Zoom over the past year, but the time has come for our default to be in-person events!
This week we have Surge, High School Youth, & Confirmation Sunday.
Surge: Tuesday 6-7pm
High School: Thursday 7-8pm
2021 High School and College Graduates
We would like to publish a list in the June Vine of our 2021 high school and college graduates.
For our college graduates, please provide the student’s name, college name, and major.
For our high school graduates, please provide the student’s name, and the name of the college they plan to attend.
You can email this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 255-0119.
From our Director of Children’s Ministry
We are in need of volunteers for Children’s Ministry. Please click on these link from Janis King…
Children’s Ministry Volunteer CLICK HERE
May 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
The Gospel Shaped Mission D.A. Carson
In an ever-decaying world, how do we carry out the mission that Christ has given us? In this session from a Gospel Coalition Regional Conference in New England, Don Carson, world-renowned New Testament scholar and author, and Research Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, looks at how the church can overcome Satan.
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.