The June 2023 monthly Vine is available on our website.
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“Maker of Heaven and Earth”
June 4, 2023
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather We confess faith in a Triune God who made all things. In the Creeds, creation is attributed to the Father, but the scriptures also point out, regarding the Son, that “through Him all things were made and without Him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3). In addition, the opening verses of the Bible point out that the Spirit was present as well, that “the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:2). But what difference does it make that we confess God as creator of all things? Today, on Trinity Sunday, we celebrate our Triune God as creator as we take a look at the blessings of the first creation as we anticipate the gift of the new creation. We will be celebrating Holy Communion at this service. We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: CLICK HERE .
Live-stream and in-person worship begin at 9:30 AM. Please CLICK HERE to download the link to the live-stream itself.
Congregational Budget and Election Meeting -June 11 After Worship
The purpose of this meeting is to adopt the Ministry Plan and Budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year (starting July 1), as well as to elect those who will serve in the four positions on the Board of Directors that are up for election. The meeting will take place in the Sanctuary.
Proposed Ministry Plan and Budget
Copies of the Proposed Ministry Plan and Budget will be available in the church entryway this weekend. You can also pick up a copy at the church office, or to download from the church website, CLICK HERE.
Board of Directors Elections
At the congregational meeting on June 11, we will be electing four members to the Board of Directors to serve a two-year term. Information on the candidates is available in the church entryway, the church office, or you can download it from the church website. CLICK HERE.
The Choraliers at Disneyland
The Choraliers will sing in worship on June 4. After worship on that Sunday, they will perform their “Disney” show, the music prepared for their performance at Disneyland. This will take place in the Sanctuary. All are invited.
Sunday Bible Classes
Classes will not meet on June 4th.
Campus Security Fence Project
The Campus Security fence construction has begun! This will include the fencing and gate between the church office and the school office, as well as replacing the fencing around the field to match the security fences already installed. All who have keys will continue to have access.
Biblical Counseling at St John’s? The Biblical Counseling Center of Napa Valley
The Biblical Counseling Center of Napa Valley is a ministry to the families of St. John’s Lutheran Church and all Christians in the greater Napa area. Our center began some 25 years ago to offer strength and direction to those Christians suffering through trials and tribulations using the promises and hope the Bible offers to those who trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To learn more, CLICK HERE. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with life’s stressors, please consider giving us a call at 707-738-5306. (We are a free ministry to all).
Special Needs Bible Class
Vacation Bible School
CLICK HERE to volunteer and to register.
You are invited to join the Large Print Ministries Group
We meet in Room 10 on the following dates:
Monday/Tuesday: June 12, 13, 26, 27 (9:00-11:30)
All Fridays (except June 23): (9:00-12:00)
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
Napa State Hospital Volunteer Center is getting ready for the holidays and is seeking donations on behalf of their patients. Please CLICK HERE for a list of items needed. Or check the “Wish List” flyer attached to the donation box in the narthex to see what items are being requested.
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.
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.
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