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May 28, 2023
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather On Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate and commemorate the sending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, empowering them to proclaim the resurrected Jesus to the people of Jerusalem. By the power of the Holy Spirit, they were transformed from being afraid, to bold, from hiding behind a locked door, to standing before huge crowds. The same Holy Spirit is at work in the hearts and lives of the people of God today, for the same purpose. May the Holy Spirit empower us to share Jesus in our lives today. 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.
Online Worship and YouTube
We have had occasional problems with getting the service to livestream on YouTube. We apologize to those who were unable to tune in as a result. We’re seeking solutions to the problem so that all of us can count on the service being reliably available. There are two things to keep in mind if this should happen again:
- The service is also streamed on Facebook. You do not need to have a facebook account to watch the service on Facebook, but, similar to YouTube, if you are not signed in, you cannot make comments and prayer requests. CLICK HERE for the link to St. John’s Facebook page.
- Even if the service is not livestreamed on YouTube, it will be available on YouTube later in the day. You can view the service and worship later. The sermons are also extracted as separate YouTube videos for later viewing and reviewing.
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 download from the church website: https://stjohnslutheran.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Proposed-Ministry-Plan-and-Budget-2023-2024.pdf
Board of Directors Elections
At the congregational meeting on June 11, we will be electing four members of the Board of Directors for a two year term. There are four candidates on the ballot. Information regarding those nominated will be made available soon.
- Dennis Arnett
- Tyler Roberts
- Judi Rock
- Paula Schweiger
The Choraliers at Disneyland
Last week, the Choraliers went to Anaheim to perform at Disneyland, and they did a wonderful job! 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. Please come support our talented students!
Sunday Bible Classes
“Digging Deeper” Pastor’s class will not meet this week. “Romans: Part 2” Joel Wahlers is leading a study on Paul’s letter to the Romans after worship in Room 8. He will be making use of Right Now Video teaching by J.D. Greear.
Campus Security Fence Project
The Campus Security fence construction will begin the week of June 12. 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.
National Law Enforcement Week
Team Aaron thanks everyone who participated in our support of our local law enforcement heroes! We enjoyed putting the treat bins together and had even more fun delivering them!
An Invitation from Team Aaron:
Imagine staying at the Hilton Northbrook with 100+ of your favorite Golden Retriever friends! If you are interested in learning more about our Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dog Ministry, please consider joining us at the LCC K9 Ministries National Conference in Northbrook, Illinois. The dates are July 27-28. All expenses covered except for your travel. Enjoy keynote speakers and break-out sessions focusing on this amazing ministry and how to better serve our God in this way. Please contact Tim or Christy Kramer before May 28th if you are interested.
2023 High School and College Graduates – Last Call! – Due 5/29
We would like to publish a list of our 2023 high school and college graduates in the June Vine. 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: email@example.com or call the church office at (707) 255-0119.
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
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