Theme: Seeking GOD’s Will

” The LORD your God is gracious and merciful
and will not turn away his face from you,
if you return to him.”

2 Chronicles 30:9

September 10
'Traditional' service 9:00 am
'Contemporary' service 10:30 am, God's Kids 10:45

September 17
'Traditional' service 9:00 am
'Contemporary' service 10:30 am, God's Kids 10:45

September 24
Combined service 10:00 am, God's Kids 10:15
Fellowship time after service

October 1
'Traditional' Communion service 9:00 am
'Contemporary' Communion service 10:30 am, God's Kids 10:45

October 8      Thanksgiving
'Traditional' service 9:00 am
'Contemporary' service 10:30 am, God's Kids 10:45

THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION:  How You Can Make A Difference for God    The Essential Question summer series has started. It is a focused trip through the book of Acts that asks the question, "How can you make a difference for God".  A schedule of the assigned readings is available "here". Study guides are available for those who are interested, through the office ($10), by purchasing the publication online (Amazon) and/or downloading to the Kindle app.  Focus your summer Bible reading this summer.  Join us!


August 14, 2017

Hi everyone, just a quick update on the tournament this past weekend in Golden.  There were 10 teams this year split into 2 divisions of 5.  So on Saturday we played each team in our division (4 games).  We lost our first one to Cloverdale by 1 run.  Played Bethel B and won handily.  Then we played Riverbend (Edmonton) and got beat by a lot (won't say how many) but they were eventually the winners of the tournament (very good team).  Our 4th game was against our good friends Drumheller who we beat handily.  So two and two for round robin.  With our record, we were placed in the 2nd division, playing for 5th place.  On Sunday, we lost by 1 run to Drumheller  in our 1st game and then beat Medicine Hat by 3 in our final game.  The combination of wins/losses, and runs for/against saw us winning the B division (5th place overall).  So our overall record was 3 wins-3 losses  (with 2 of the losses by 1 run)

FYI, this was the 30th year of the  tournament and St. John's Vernon has been attending for the last 27 years straight. Congratulations all around.

We went up to Golden a little light for  players ( 6 guys and 4 girls).  For a few of the  games we had a 7th guy  from Golden and for the rest  we played with 6 guys and 4 girls.  Hard to pick out highlights because there were a lot.  We had great hitting from everyone.  Good defense even in our bad loss... they just kept hitting the holes or over the fence.  We moved everyone around quite a bit so we played some different positions than normal.  Devin is recovering from appendix surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago, so he was supposed to be a spare but ended up playing most of the time. Even hit one out of the park.  Rebecca  (first tournament) also went up as a spare and ended up playing most all of the games and did great - thanks Rebecca (by the way easily the fastest person on our team).  Joel and Aaron roved the outfield all weekend and did a great job (and were clutch hitters every game), but more importantly let me play shortstop all weekend LOL.  Jeff covered third and catcher all weekend and hit well. Ali, Grace and Loretta were great... not only played great.. but went wherever in the field that we needed depending on who was available. The girls really hit well this weekend which by the way makes all the difference to the outcome of the games. off work Friday night in Kelowna at around 11 pm, grabbed a few hours of sleep and then drove up to Golden... got there halfway through the first game and then pitched all weekend long.. excellent job of pitching and hitting for him as well.

And lest we forget, the future St. John's team participated in the skills competition on Saturday afternoon.  Isaac and Sam came away with a multitude of 1sts and 2nds in their age group for a number of categories... base running, throwing, hitting, etc.  Congratulations to them .  And as you might guess with a bench that had no spares, we had some issues with


score keeping, so Isaac stepped up and kept score for us.  Did such a good job that the Drumheller team named him MVP in one of our games!

So yeah... we had a good time with good results.. met a lot of old friends again in good Christian fellowship.. Joel and Gary from Kelowna handled the church service extremely well.   Just all good stuff.... Looking forward to next year already (except for the aches and pains this morning from 6 games).  It's been a great year both league play and the tournament... Thanks to you all.



Week 1: The Church Is Born 1 The Essential Truth Acts 1:1-11
  2 So, Now What? Acts 1:12-26
  3 The Real, Real World Acts 2:1-13
  4 What Just Happened? Acts 2:14-36
  5 The New Testament Church ; Acts 2:37-47
 Week 2: The Church Begins to Grow 6 "Just Do It" Faith  Acts 3:1-10
  7 The Hard Sayings of Peter Acts 3:11-26
  8 The Offense of Christianity Acts 4:1-22
  9 Fearless Prayer Acts 4:23-31
  10 The Perfect Church Acts 4:32-37
Week 3: The Church Is Persecuted 11 Lying to God Acts 5:1-16
  12 We're in the Jailhouse Now Acts 5:17-42
  13 Trouble in River City Acts 6:1-15
  14 Good News for a Hostile World Acts 7:1-19
  15 Courageous Evangelism Acts 7:20-8:1a
Week 4: The Good News Changes Lives 16 The B-List Apostle Acts 8:1b-25
  17 Effective Evangelism Acts 8:26-40
  18 Seeing the Light Acts 9:1-9
  19 I Want You! Acts 9:10-19a
  20 Spiritual Mentor Acts 9:19b-31
Week 5: The Good News Is Everyone 21 Bold Humanity Acts 9:32-43
  22 The Divine Choreographer Acts 10:1-48
  23 Holy Legalism Acts 11:1-18
  24 The Church Goes Viral Acts 11:19-30
  25 The Unstoppable Force Acts 12:1-25
Week 6: The First Mission Trip 26 A Mission from God Acts 13:1-12
  27 Pioneering Ministry Acts 13:13-52
  28 Successful Ministry Acts 14:1-28
  29 Ministry Disagreements Acts 15:1-21
  30 Personal Disagreements Acts 15:22-41
Week 7: More Mission Trips 31 Jailhouse Rock Acts 16:1-40
  32 Flexible Ministry Acts 17:1-34
  33 The Mission Team Acts 18:1-28
  34 The Real Problem Acts 19:1-41
  35 Ministry Snapshots Acts 20:1-38
Week 8: Paul's Journey To Jerusalem 36 Knowing God's Will Acts 21:1-26
  37 Outside the Comfort Zone Acts 21:27-36
  38 The Essential Question Acts 21:37-22:21
  39 Blessed Assurance Acts 22:22-23:11
  40 The Paradox of Ministry Acts 23:12-35
Week 9: Paul's Roman Trial 41 The Inconvenient Truth Acts 24:1-27
  42 "I Appeal to Caesar!" Acts 25:1-12
  43 Who Is Jesus? Acts 25:13-27
  44 Paul's Apologia Acts 26:1-18
  45 The Focused Life Acts 26:19-32
Week 10: Paul's Journey To Rome 46 Mission Journal Acts 27:1-12
  47 A Titanic Ministry Acts 27:13-26
  48 The Shipwreck Moment Acts 27:27-44
  49 Ministry Along the Way Acts 28:1-10
  50 An Everyday Challenge Acts 28:11-31


July 2 through September 3
Summer service schedule 9:30 am (no God’s Kids classes over the summer)

July 2               ‘Traditional’ with Holy Communion
July 9                Combined (Hymns and contemporary songs)
July 16              ‘Contemporary’ with Holy Communion
July 23,30          Combined (Hymns and contemporary songs)

August 6           ‘Traditional’ with Holy Communion
August 13          Combined (Hymns and contemporary songs)
August 20          ‘Contemporary’ with Holy Communion
August 27          Combined (Hymns and contemporary songs)

September 3     ‘Traditional’ with Holy Communion


St. John's has begun the process to assist a Syrian Refugee Family in making Vernon their home. We will be updating you as the process continues. 
We have attached a letter with info regarding our plan and the money and materials needed to do this. 
If you would like to get involved or have any questions you can contact us at the following:
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Thank you for you interest in this ministry!!