The E-Vine: A Weekly News Update from St. John’s November 27, 2019
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This Week’s Memory Verse
I thank my God every time I remember you.
As We Gather
The crowds welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem with shouts of Hosanna. During Advent we anticipate the coming of Jesus at Christmas. How do we great Him? Do we great Him with worship? Or are we wrapped up in greeting the coming of the shopping season? Of parties? Of over-indulgence? Advent calls us to worship Jesus. Christmas is about Jesus. Let’s worship Him.
First Reading Isaiah 2:1-5
Second Reading Romans 13:8-14
Gospel Matthew 21:1-11
Children’s Church: Ramona Kaufmann, Savannah Austin, Sarah Santora
Thanksgiving Worship… What are you thankful for this year? Let’s gather as the people of God to give God our thanks for His gifts to us. We will have a Communion worship service on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, at 9:30 AM. Please bring non-perishable food items for the Napa Food Bank.
Best Practices for Ministry: A gathering of people, coming together to be encouraged for God’s mission, and to learn more about ministry. This conference is for church workers and for lay people. February 20-22, 2020, at Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, AZ. For more information, contact the church office. To register, go to http://www.cclphoenix.org/bpm-resources
Advent Midweek Services and Soup Suppers… The first Advent Wednesday service will be on December 4 at 7:00 PM. The ABC Advent service will be our traditional trip through the alphabet, celebrating Advent and Christmas. The Choraliers will be singing, and the Hand Bells will be ringing. There will be a soup supper in the Parish Hall at 6:00 PM.
Upcoming Advent Midweek Services… On December 11, we will have a Health and Healing Service. The “Service of Lessons and Carols” led by the Sanctuary Choir will be on December 18.
Social Media at St. John’s… St. John’s and its ministries stay in contact with the community in many ways, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our own websites. It takes a lot of effort to keep the websites up to date and to keep the communication current and flowing on social media. The social media team is all volunteer and we could use a few more tech-savvy people to help us out. If you are a fan of social media and would like to help us communicate to our members, parents, students, and community, we could use your help. Contact us by email: email@example.com
Also, if you have something you’d like to see us talk about or promote on social media, please use the same contact info.
School Campus Security – As part of our Campus Security Plan, we have implemented a security sign-in procedure during the school day. If you are here at St. John’s during the school day (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday), you need to sign-in and be issued a Visitor or Volunteer ID badge to wear while on campus. You can sign in either in the church or school office.
Needed: Projector Techs for 10:15. We are looking for several additional projector techs for the 10:15 service. Training and mentoring will be provided. If you are interested, contact Pastor Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dawn Wahlers (email@example.com )
We pray that the holidays will be one for the books as you spend time with friends and family. See you at Surge & Crew!
Surge: Dec. 3rd & 10th
Crew 34: Dec. 12th
Attention all AMAZON Users! Please consider using “Amazon Smile” when you place your orders, designating St. John’s Lutheran Church fund. (There is no additional cost to you!) Just click on the link below and place your order. It is that simple! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6001864
St. John’s Facilities Online Calendar: Looking for a room for a meeting or event? You can view this calendar online. Go to https://teamup.com/ks059311afd6a21c57 If you would like to book a room/location on campus for an event/meeting, please contact Christy Kramer at the church office to be added to the calendar. Please note: You may only use the facility if you have pre-reserved your requested room/location with Christy Kramer
Mission India: Please keep this year’s Mission India Literacy trainers in your prayers. To support this ministry financially, please make out your check to St. John’s. You can use the designated offering envelopes or write on your check that it is for Mission India. For more information about our partnership with Mission India and the opportunity to change lives and draw them to Christ, see www.missionindia.org.
NBC Los Angeles Comfort Dog Deployment… https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Therapy-Dogs-Santa-Clarita-mass-shooting-565080472.html
Aaron’s Blog: If you’d like to follow along with Aaron’s summer road trip to the annual LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Conference in Northbrook, IL, you can sign up for his blog on our website: napavalleycomfortdogs.org . Look for “Keep up with Aaron’s Adventures” at the bottom of the site and sign up.
Aaron Comfort Dog… New team members are always welcome! Come join us and observe how this amazing ministry works. Please contact Tim or Christy Kramer if you would like to “shadow” during one of our events!
Aaron Comfort Dog Contact Info: If you would like to request a visit from Aaron, please contact Tim or Christy Kramer @ 255-0119. For an update on his activities, please check out his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages: @AaronComfortDog.
Ministry Opportunity: St. John’s participates in The Table ministry (based at First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third St. in Napa) by cooking/serving a meal every month on the 2nd Friday. If you would like to help, please sign up for a shift (or multiple shifts) by clicking on the link below:
We thank you for your service. Your time and your talents are greatly appreciated.
The Table Team
Recycle your Household Batteries at SJL: St. John’s Lutheran is working with Napa Recycling on collecting and disposing of any household batteries you may have; AAA, AA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. We will not accept automotive or drill batteries, only standard household batteries. Containers are available in the school office, church office, and Room 10.