The May 2023 monthly Vine is available on our website.
To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, CLICK HERE .
Confirmation will be on May 7 during the 9:30 service. As part of the service, the confirmands will be reading their prepared faith statements as confessions of their faith. They will also be committing their lives to followings Jesus and will be blessed in that confession and commitment. Please keep our confirmands in your prayers as they prepare for this day.
A Celebration of Confirmation
May 7, 2023
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather 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 confess Jesus by what we say and what we do. Today we rejoice as nine young people publicly acknowledge Jesus, and are confirmed and blessed in their faith. May God bless our confirmands in their confession and bless each of us in the confession of our lives.
Matteo Giovanni Barbosa
Madelyn Sofia Caceres Reed
Abrielle Delaney Caceres Reed
Parker Jon Dahl
Abigail June Johnson
Liam Andrew Johnson
Evan Robert Lewis
Dugan Piero Perotti-Kline
Ariel Marie Winkler
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.
Hearing Aids to Hear the Shepherd
Click here for an updated handout from last Sunday’s message. Additional resources have been added to the list along with links for the websites, apps, and podcasts. This list will continue to be updated, so if you have a resource that you have found helpful and would like to share it with the congregation, please contact Pastor Mike.
Sunday Bible Classes
Pastor Mike’s class will not be meeting this Sunday. The class will resume on May 14.
“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.
National Law Enforcement Week
Once again, we will be honoring our law enforcement community during the week of May 14-20. Team Aaron is asking you to consider donating healthy snacks/treats to be added to our treat baskets that will be delivered to all nine agencies during the week. Donations can be dropped off in the church office. Thank you for helping us support our law enforcement heroes!
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.
From the Mission Farm Team:
Please join us for the “Rogation Rite” at the Mission Farm next Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m., as we pray for the fields, the laborers in the fields, the weather, the crops, and the beneficiaries of the crops we raise, grocery-insecure people being served by the Napa County Food Bank. This as we kick off the new Mission Farm 2023 crop year. Our goal is to match or exceed 25,000 lbs. of produce (our average for the last three years).
2023 High School and College Graduates
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 Johns? The Biblical Counseling Center of Napa Valley
The Biblical Counseling Center of Napa Valley is a ministry to the families of Saint 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).
TO: Ladies’ Tea Attendees
We wanted to let you know of this appreciation from our speaker, Expressions of Hope:
Also, some comments from fellow guests: “memorable day”, “conversation and food was not lacking” and “don’t think there was a dry eye in the house when Peggy told the story of Gaby”.
Thank you for being a part of our mission in “Leading people UP, IN and OUT”!
Special Needs Bible Class
You are invited to join the Large Print Ministries Group
You are invited to join the Large Print Ministries Group
We’ll be meeting in Room 10 on the following dates:
Monday/Tuesday: May 8, 9, 22, 23 (9:00-11:30)
All Fridays: (9:00-12:00)
Women’s Bible Study (Tuesdays)
We are studying the book of Philippians, which will include some video, and a Bible study guide. We’re getting this via Right Now Media. Please join us on Tuesdays, at 10 AM in the sanctuary.
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.
CLICK HERE for instructions. CLICK HERE for more information.
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
Ongoing News and Information
LCC K9 Comfort Dog Info… Scrip Info: What is Scrip?… Social Media at St. John’s… Mission India…
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