A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
LUTHER COLLEGE CHORALE PERFORMS APRIL 18
Jehovah Lutheran Church hosts a concert by the Luther College Collegiate Chorale at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 18. The 100-member group will perform works by
Beethoven, Palestrina, Daniel Elder, Allen Koepke, Craig Hella Johnson and Connor Koppin.
The Luther choir has performed its repertory of sacred choral works from a variety of periods and styles in
several venues including Lincoln Center in New York City. Ben Wegner, Jehovah Lutheran's music director, is a 2014
graduate of Luther.
Admission is free with a donation welcome. Jehovah Lutheran is at 1566 Thomas on the corner of Snelling Avenue.
RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE SET APRIL 24-25
Jehovah Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale Friday and Saturday, April 24-25.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Jehovah Lutheran is at 1566 Thomas on the corner of Snelling Avenue.
Adult Bible Class (ABC) Studies during April/May, 2015
Reaching the Summit & Holding onto Hope:
1 Corinthians 15 and the Resurrection
9:30 a.m. In the lounge Coffee, prayer and great interactive study
Each Sunday after coffee/prayers, the class hears Professors Jeffrey Gibbs and Jeffrey Kloha
of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO give insights via DVD on the verses for that Sunday from
the great resurrection chapter of I Corinthians, chapter 15.
Their 20-minute commentary leads
into class interactive study of the same verses. This study undergirds the Easter season nicely.
Everyone is welcome! Questions? Call church office at 651-644-1421.
April 5 – The Day that Changed Everything Hope Created – verse 1-11
April 12 – Now and Then, But Still One Harvest – verses 12-28
April 19 – The Body Now and the Body to Be – verses 29-50
April 26 – Hope and the Resurrected Body – verses 51-58
May 3 – Facing Hard Questions about Death – verses 1-58
This study is also available on line at Concordia Seminary’s website under Library – Bible
studies, “in the Word,” Reaching the Summit & Holding onto Hope.
30 Very Special Seniors to be Honored
On May 3, 2015 Jehovah Lutheran Church will honor the 30 seniors in their midst who are 80
years of age or older -- and some friends of Jehovah as well who fit that age category!
celebration begins with worship at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a luncheon in Room 110
served by Care Ministry Connections members.
Of Jehovah’s 30 seniors, 12 are 90 to 98 years of age, and 18 are from 80-89 years of age. At
least five other friends of Jehovah seniors will join in the festivities.
If you would like to take
part, please call either Shirley Dorow (651-628-4934) or Lydia Volz (651-644-7241) to RSVP
before April 29. Family members and friends will be guests for the day along with their senior.
Jehovah’s oldest senior, Edna Reasoner, just celebrated her 98th birthday. Edna has been a
member of Jehovah since childhood, has served her community in many ways, including docent
for MN History tours and hostess at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: TAKE A DAY OFF
A Bible study for women will focus on the importance of Sabbath, a day of rest, especially on women's
need to take time for spiritual purposes. The sessions are on alternate Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at Jehovah Lutheran Church from Feb. 11 through May 6. The church is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.
Leader via DVD is author Priscilla Shirer. Sessions are based on her book "Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath."
The sessions are free.
The optional book is available for $9.95. Snacks are provided.
Call 651-644-1421 for more information.
Ancient City is Subject of Concordia Prof's Book
Mark Schuler of Concordia University and a member at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul is co-author of
a new book about the ancient city of Hippos in Israel,
where he has excavated for years.
"Hippos (Sussita) of the Decapolis: The First Twelve Seasons of Excavations (2000-2011)," Volume I,
(University of Haifa, 2013, 323 pages, $130) describes an ancient city on a low mountain overlooking the
Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, the area in which Jesus began his ministry. Hippos, also called Sussita,
flourished through Greek and Roman phases before finally becoming an important center for early Christianity.
It was destroyed in an earthquake in about A.D. 750.
Schuler, chair of the theology department at Concordia University in St. Paul, has led teams of
students and volunteers to
excavate at the site. Volunteers get a discount: The book only costs them $100.
More information is at
Clothing and Household Items for
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.
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.