A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
RALLY SUNDAY AT JEHOVAH LUTHERAN SEPT. 7
Jehovah will celebrate Rally Sunday at our final 9:30 service of the summer season on Sept 7th.
This will be a “Kick-Off” for Kids’ Kingdom and all the Bible Study Opportunities
for people of all ages in our family of faith.
This year, our focus will be on God’s People Gathered around the Word in Prayer and Fellowship.
Our 9:30 Worship Service will be followed by a Congregational Breakfast prepared with love by Joni Twernbold,
Janet Fishback & Friends! There will be a “Free Will” offering basket.
Please bring your
friends to find out more about our ABC (Adult Bible Class) on Sunday mornings, New Member Class beginning on
Sunday, September 28th for 5 weeks, our Women’s Bible Study beginning on , Men’s Prayer Breakfast
on Saturdays at 8 AM and the chance to
sign-up for a Small Group Study or Book Club. We will also have materials for personal Bible Study and Prayer.
Wednesday Fellowship Meals
Each Wednesday from September 10th —November 19th we will have a Fellowship Supper from 5:30—6:30 pm.
The first two meals will be prepared by Lynne & Leo Baerthel. There will be a sign-up sheet for other
chefs who would like to prepare a meal. We have averaged between 20—40 each week.
These meals are a
great place to visit with fellow members, to meet with a friend,
and to have a tasty meal before Women’s Bible Study or Choir!
Clothing and Household Items n
Refugee Families Needed
Lutheran Church is gathering donations of clothing and household items for
Congolese refugees. Most-needed now: bedding for twin size beds; towels of all
sizes; kitchen pots & pans. Always needed: good clothing and shoes; money for bus
passes; and toiletries.
Jehovah Lutheran, at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul, hosts an office for CEEDS, the Center of
Employment and Education Development Services, a group working with Congolese.
Donors are welcome to
leave clothing and other items in good condition in the church entry on Thomas. Tax-writeoff slips
are available at the shopping cart nearby. Decades of war have created havoc in the central African nation.
Some fleeing the violence are expected in St. Paul,
where Congolese immigrants have an established community.
Pastor Justin, director of CEEDS, has just returned from a trip to four refugee camps in East Africa. He writes, “ I
met Congolese refugees in these camps who are living in horrible conditions for over 10 years; I prayed with them
and encouraged them by the Word of God (scripture), and shared meals with some.. and met officials in these
countries that deal with Congolese refugees.”
There are currently three new refugee families from the Congo in
the Twin Cities. The larger influx will be later due to an already high number of refugees in the Twin Cities area
from other countries. Pr. Justin asks our prayers that those waiting in camps may soon find new homes.
Adult Bible Class (ABClass)
Old Testament Bible Study Continues
Old Testament studies continue Sundays at Jehovah Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas in St. Paul,
led via DVD by Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University.
Bible study is at 10:45 a.m. in the air-conditioned
lounge, with snacks and coffee available.
Levine will cover the time of King David, the prophets,
the Babylonian exile and more, with discussion following led by Pastor Bob Benke.
Take Me Out To the Ball Game!
Jehovah Lutheran Church Members participated in an outing to a St. Paul Saints
Baseball Game on June 22.
SEVEN EAGLE SCOUTS INDUCTED
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Seven young men were inducted as Eagle Scouts during an Eagle Scout Court of
Honor Dec. 28, 2013, at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul: Matthew Westpfahl, Jared Bluhm, Jacob Goodale,
Connor Heck, Derek Murray, David Kolar, and Kaiden Hanan.
Only seven percent of Boy Scouts achieve Eagle Scout rank. Of these inductees, all active in
scouting since age five, six attended Central Lutheran School in St. Paul.
All seven received a letter of congratulations from President Obama.
For more information, see the Neighborhood
Formerly Known as theAlley-Midway
Officially starting on June 1st, theAlley-Midway became independent from its mother church in
theAlley-Midway has renamed its church as The WHEREhouse, which is derived from Matthew 18:20; Jesus says
“For where two or three gather as my followers, I am there among them.”
The name appears to ask the question, “Where?”
while all along, Jesus tells us that he is “Here."
Even though The WHEREhouse will offer weekly bible studies and worship services, much of the church's ministry
will be directed to meet God's people where they are. To do this, instead of having a worship service,
THE WHEREhouse once a month will "be the church" by engaging in outreach activities. In addition, the church
create several "Life Groups" (aka. home groups, bible study groups, etc.). To lead these efforts, the church
is in the process
of placing a call for an ordained LCMS pastor.
During this time of transition, The WHEREhouse will continue to look to God for direction on how
it can best serve His people and its surrounding community as well as spread the Good News of His
Son Jesus Christ. The WHEREhouse has been gracious of Jehovah's support over the past three years and would
continue to ask Jehovah to keep The WHEREhouse in your thoughts and prayers.
Sunday-school kids helped collect food-shelf items.
Come and sing!
Our mixed-voice choir for singers from seventh grade
to adult rehearses from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays and sings up to four
Sundays per month, primarily at the 10:45 a.m. service.
We sing, have fun during rehearsal, support each other in tough times,
pray together and throw great parties.
If you have a busy schedule, it's OK to come when you can —
or you could just join us for the great music of Christmas and Easter.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Wegner at
Have you noticed the JCPlayZone for kids link to your left?
When children are looking for something to entertain them,
point them to www.JCPlayZone.com
interactive children's Web site.