Worship for October 18: “Citizens of Heaven, Citizens on Earth”
Jesus told Pontius Pilate that His kingdom is not of this world. Paul reminded his readers that they are citizens of heaven. But we live as citizens on earth, part of an earthly nation. Loving our neighbor includes seeking the good of the nation in which we live. What does this mean for us as Christians in our nation today, especially as our divided nation approaches an election? How do we respond, speak, live, act and pray as Christians who are citizens of heaven while citizens on earth?
This Sunday’s service will be a communion service. For more information, please go to the streaming page on the website. (https://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/
Worship In Person and Live Stream
Worship will be live stream and in person at 9:30. We will not be handing out bulletins, but you are welcome to download and bring your own copy of the worship handout. 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.
Family and Children Resources
We are pleased to offer several resources for families, parents and children. Please go to the streaming page on our website for this week’s resources. (https://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/
Funeral for Kailash “KC” Chaudhary
There will be a private, family-only, funeral service for KC Chaudhary this Saturday at 1:00 in the Sanctuary. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the St. John’s Streaming Worship Channel. Please keep the Chaudhary and Bresee family in your prayers.
Wednesday Night Worship
“Do Not Worry”
Jesus calls us not to worry because the Father is caring for us. Instead, we are to seek first His kingdom of righteousness. What does this mean? We continue our study of the Gospel of Matthew as we continue through the Sermon on the Mount. This weeks we look at Matthew 6:25-34. To join in, click here at 7:00 PM on October 21. https://www.youtube.com/user/stjohnsnapaca/live
RightNow Media Recommendation for the Week
“Look at the Book” by John Piper
We learn to pray by reading the prayers in the Bible. This short series will look at David’s prayer in Psalm 141. Three sessions of 10-13 minutes each.
Previous sermons and Wednesday night sermonic bible studies are on the St. John’s Channel of Right Now Media. If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, click on this link: http://bit.ly/STJOHNSNAPA
Podcast: The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers – narrated by Sarah Kramer
Have you ever wondered, “What does this verse mean?” or “How do I explain this part of the Bible to a non-Christian friend?” Check out this podcast which explores New Testament Q&As collected by Dr. Michael Eschelbach, a theology professor (formerly at Concordia University Chicago, now at CU Irvine), from his students. The first 12 episodes focus on Galatians, with more books to come!
And…if the voice sounds familiar, that’s because St. John’s member Sarah Kramer is the narrator! Please subscribe to the podcast (Apple, Google, Spotify, and more!) to be notified when a new episode is released. Please also rate and review the podcast – the more listeners it has, the more episodes they will make!
Can’t wait? Do you want all the answers now? You can also purchase the book, The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers, in paperback or ebook format. There’s more info at www.CPH.org .
This is a great resource to help us grow in our faith and knowledge of Scripture and to engage in discussions with fellow Christians and non-believers alike. Enjoy and share!
True Vine Music (Pastor Mike’s Music Website)
Pastor Mike mentioned his music website in the sermon last Sunday. On this site, he makes available his worship and school songs, as well as the school songs of Bob Hauch. All are available to listen and download for free. https://truevinemusic.com
Kindergarten Information Nights at St. John’s Lutheran School
Monday, November 2 and Thursday, November 5
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. via Zoom
Meet our Kindergarten teacher and learn more about: the Kindergarten curriculum, benefits of an SJL K-8 education, and what makes SJL a special place for families.
All interested parents are invited to attend and will receive $25 off the Kindergarten Enrollment Fee after attending the meeting!
RSVP required to: Kristin Goller, Admissions Counselor at 226-7970, Ext. 125;.
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.
Your October 2020 monthly Vine is now on our website. To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, Please click here.