“Saving the Best for Last”
January 16, 2022
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather
Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding, thereby saving the family from embarrassment. But His actions meant more than helping out at a wedding reception. By performing His first miracle at a wedding, Jesus points to the goal of His mission, His own marriage to His people in the resurrection at the last day. And we are reminded that we are the beloved of the Lord.
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
The JANUARY 2022 monthly Vine is available on our website.
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Sunday Bible Class: The Gospel of Matthew
Have you ever been disappointed with God, or confused by what He allows? That’s how John the Baptize apparently feels in Matthew 11. This week in our study of the Gospel of Matthew, Pastor Mike will be unpacking Matthew 11 and taking a look at Jesus’ response to John the Baptist and what it means for us today. Bible study meets in Room 10 at 11:00. All are welcome!
Sunday Bible Class: Psalm 23
Joel Wahlers is leading a Bible Study after the Sunday worship service on Psalm 23 in room 8 after worship. Many people are familiar with Psalm 23. But because we all know it, we often breeze through the psalm without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. This is a six-week study using materials from Rightnow Media, which includes short videos from pastor Matt Chandler who introduces us to the Great Shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of His flock. This psalm teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. By studying Psalm 23, we’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs?
Workshop: Joining Jesus On His Mission Postponed to May 14
We are postponing Pastor Greg Finke’s workshop until May 14.
Rev. Greg Finke, author of Joining Jesus on His Mission, will be leading a workshop at St. John’s on May 14, 2022. Rev Finke, founder of Dwelling 114 Ministries (dwelling114.org) will be with us on May 14 to help us grow in being the everyday missionaries that God has called us to be.
The workshop on Saturday morning, May 14, will take place in the Sanctuary from 9:00 – 12:00. Rev. Finke will also be preaching at St. John’s on Sunday, May 15 and will be leading a Bible class in the sanctuary after worship.
Calling all High School Students! This Thursday, January 20th, we will get together for pizza, games, and a Bible study. We will also be discussing any final questions regarding the National Youth Gathering. Come out and enjoy the fellowship! We will meet from 7-8:30pm in Room 8.
Janis King Retirement
We give thanks to God for the ministry of Janis King as she enters retirement at the end of this month. We are thankful for her dedication as our Preschool Director and also as the director of our Children’s Ministry. We will be recognizing and celebrating her retirement on January 23, 2022 during Worship.
2022 Offering Envelopes are here!
– Please dispose of your 2021 envelopes
Our 2022 offering envelopes are available in the Narthex. If you currently don’t have an envelope box and would like one for 2022, please contact Christy in the church office ASAP.
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/
Save the New Date – Ladies’ Tea March 19, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 2 PM.
Details to follow!
Best Practices for Ministry Conference
BPM is back! BPM 2022 will take place on February 17-19 at Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, Arizona. Best Practice for Ministry is a free conference for pastors, church workers and lay people. The purpose is to learn and share ideas and practices to help us grow in living God’s Mission. For more information, please click here: https://cclphoenix.org/bpm/
As we have done in the past, St. John’s will be covering lodging for all participants from St. John’s, but not transportation. The conference itself is free. If you are interested, in addition to registering at the link above, please notify the church office ASAP. Hotel rooms area at a premium so don’t delay!
Give+ App is Changing…
The Give+ Mobile App from VANCO will shut down 1 Oct 21 and will no longer be available for download as a mobile app. The new app is called VANCO Mobile.
Giving through Vanco Moblie 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.
Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship is back.
Looking for help with preparing coffee, refreshments, and set up for Sunday morning fellowship. Please contact Bill or Susan Clark at 707-253-2477 or email@example.com if you would like to help.
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.
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
If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, CLICK HERE.