Baptism of Our Lord
“Who You Say I Am”
January 10, 2021
As We Gather
We frequently hear that in order to find out who we really are, our true identity, we need to look deeply within ourselves. True fulfillment in life comes from living out of what we find on this inward journey. But is this truth? God’s truth? God reveals in His Word that our true identity is found in Christ. We are who He says we are. Our purpose is what He has revealed. Our calling is what comes from Him and leads back to Him.
We commemorate the Baptism of our Lord and we remember and commemorate our own Baptisms, in which God gave us an identity in Him, along with a name and a kingdom. What does it mean to live in this identity?
Worship will be live stream 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:
- John Baptizes Jesus CLICK HERE
- Baptism of Jesus Video CLICK HERE
- COLORING PAGE CLICK HERE
- CHILDREN’S CHURCH LESSONS (Elem & PS) CLICK HERE
- WORD SEARCH PUZZLE CLICK HERE
Wednesday Night Worship
“If You Are Willing”
Wednesday Night Worship resumes on January 13 at 7:00 pm as we continue our study of the Gospel of Matthew. We pick up with Matthew 8:1-4 and the healing of a leper. When asked, Jesus said He was willing to heal the man. What does this healing mean? Is He willing to heal today? What does that mean when we are dealing with illnesses, from cancer to COVID? Click here to join in: https://www.youtube.com/user/stjohnsnapaca/live
St. John’s Drive-Thru, Saturday, January 9 – 1:00 to 2:30 PM – Portals of Prayer have Arrived!
Come by the church on Saturday afternoon, January 9thth for an opportunity to say hello and pick up items we normally would distribute during in-person worship on Sunday mornings.
Pick up any or all of the items below:
- 2021 Church Directory
- 2021 Offering Envelopes
- 2021 First Quarter Portals of Prayer
- Hymnals – so you can have one at home to use during online worship or devotions
- NIV84 Bibles – these are pew Bibles (if you need one or know someone who does)
These items are for you to keep and use at home – no need to return anything!
To pick up, enter the small parking lot in front of the church office. Please stay in your car, wear a mask, and someone will come to you to find out what you want and bring it to you. No parking please; no reservation or appointment needed. We look forward to seeing you.
Napa State Hospital Donation Items
Please consider donating the following items for the residents at Napa State Hospital:
- Blank Greeting Cards (no Glitter please)
- Portals of Prayer
- Note Pads
Items can be dropped off during our January 9th Drive-Thru or placed in the box outside of the church office. Thank you!
The Stay Home Order: What does it mean for St. John’s?
Please click here for an update from Pastor Mike on the Stay Home order and what it means for St. John’s.
Wednesday Morning Bible Class Will Study the Book of Jude – Via Zoom
Pastor Mark will begin teaching the book of Jude on January 6. Jude was the half-brother of Jesus and in just 25 verses deeply and clearly expresses the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. The class will be held via Zoom until we are able to meet in person. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the class so he can send you the Zoom link and class handouts.
For detailed information, please check out Your January 2021 monthly Vine on our website. To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, click here
RightNow Media Recommendation for the Week
Epiphany is about the manifestation of Jesus Christ. This season focuses on Christ revealing His divinity and His saving plan for the nations, as the Light of the World invading darkness. As a part of Epiphany, we spend every January praying for and taking action on the issues of racial harmony, the sanctity of human life and the nations.
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.