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Hebrews: Jesus is Better
“The Discipleship Diet”
September 18, 2022
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather
God expects us to grow as disciples – to grow in our knowledge of Him and in following Him in all circumstances. The writer of the letter to the Hebrews expresses this as moving from a milk diet to a solid food diet. What kind of diet are we on? Are we infants in the faith or are we moving toward maturity? May God bless us as He feeds us His discipleship diet.
Live-stream and in-person worship begin at 9:30 AM. Please CLICK HERE to download the link to the live-stream itself.
We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: CLICK HERE .
Sunday Bible Classes
Foundations: Basic Christian Teachings
Pastor Mike is leading an eight-session overview of the basic teachings of the Christian Faith. This hour-long class will begin on Sunday, September 11 in Room 10 at 11:00 AM. This is an opportunity to grow in understanding what it means to follow Jesus, and to learn about what it means to be part of our faith community. Foundations is also part of the process of becoming a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. If you have questions about Foundations or would like to sign up, please contact Pastor Mike or the church office.
Joel Wahlers will be leading a study of the book of Romans. Paul’s letter to the Romans is considered by many to be one of the most important books ever written on the Christian faith. Writing to Christians, the apostle Paul defines the gospel, explores its depths, and discusses its significance and implications for the Christian life. This class will make use of Right Now Video teaching by J.D. Greear. The class will meet on Sundays at 11:00 in Room 8.
Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible study will begin on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 AM in Room 10. All are invited! The study subject will be announced soon.
Navigation Zoom with Rev. Greg Finke on September 22
Our next “Navigation Zoom” with Pastor Greg Finke is on Thursday September 22, at 6:30 PM (Note the date change). Here is the link to join the zoom discussion:
As Pastor Finke mentioned at the workshop and on Sunday May 15, the follow up Navigation Zooms are designed to help us receive the encouragement, coaching, and accountability we need to help us “navigate” the process of joining Jesus throughout the next six months. The Zoom session will last between 40-45 minutes.
The Beginner’s Bibles for our new preschoolers have been ordered and are waiting to be sponsored and prayed for. This Sunday we will have a table in the back with all of things needed to sponsor these Bibles. We are asking for a donation of $10 per Bible if you are able. Thank you!
Confirmation is off to a rocking start! We will be meeting on Wednesday night, September 21 at 7:00 PM in Room 10 for a fellowship & service night.
Surge has been so much fun to start the school year that we need a break. Tuesday, September 20, is an off night for Surge as its the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Strike! The high school youth met at Napa Bowl for some fun times last Sunday. This week we will be at St. John’s from 5-7pm. Hope to see you there!
Howdy y’all! The time has come for us to bless our youngest students with Bibles. Can you remember your first Bible? Maybe you can or maybe you can’t, but I am sure we can all agree that the Bible is so important for all of us, especially kids! We will be giving each of our new preschoolers a Beginner’s Bible full of pictures and true stories about God’s love. We ask that you would join us in helping to fund this mission. We will have sign ups and a table on Sunday September 18th for these Bibles.
Please contact Kevin Mathison with any questions.
Women’s Bible Study
The women’s Bible study will be starting on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 AM in Room 10. All are invited! The study subject will be announced soon.
“Calling all volunteers! Saturday, October 22nd we will be hosting our first ever Oktoberfest that will feature food, drinks, fellowship, and entertainment. Please let Josh or the church office know if you’d like to help make this an incredible event for the church, school, and community.
New Church Directory
The 2022 Church Directory is now available in the Narthex and the Church Office.
Napa State Hospital Donation UPDATE
MAGAZINES NEEDED for patients
Please no magazines over two years old, address labels cut off, no magazines about Napa Valley or firearms etc.
Place your donations in the box in the Narthex. Thank you!
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.
Give+ App has changed…
The Give+ Mobile App from VANCO shut down 1 Oct 21 and no longer is available for download as a mobile app. The new app is called VANCO Mobile.
Giving through Vanco Mobile is easy! Just download the new app and create a new user profile in VANCO Mobile.
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.
We have members that no longer drive and need a ride to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please contact the church office.
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
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.