A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
Mardi Gras Potluck Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Come for a final celebration before Lent! The Concordia St. Paul
Handbell Ensemble will share a short program as we enjoy each
other’s decadent main dishes and desserts.
Please bring your
indulgent treats to share (along with an item or two for the Foodshelf and/or CLS back packs) at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall
as we together enjoy “Fat Tuesday” the day before Lent begins.
Mardi Gras beads,
kids activities and New Orleans-style Kingcake will be offered for all.
Wednesday Fellowship Dinners Resume January 29
Note: NO Fellowship Dinner on Ash Wednesday, March 5. Please join us on Tuesday,
March 4, for the Mardi Gras Potluck
All are welcome at our weekly fellowship meals Wednesday evenings at 5:30
starting January 29th. Suggested donation $3 for adults, $2 for children.
If you would like to volunteer to host all or part of a meal (provide main dish,
side dish or dessert) and/or help with set-up and clean-up please sign-up on the
sheet posted on the bulletin board near the church office.
Questions? Contact the
church office at 651-644-1421 or by e-mail,
WINTER CLOTHING NEEDED FOR CONGO REFUGEES
Jehovah Lutheran Church is gathering donations of warm winter clothing
and household items for Congolese refugees. Coats, hats, mittens, socks and blankets
will help an expected influx of families arriving from the troubled African nation.
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.
Adult Bible Class (ABClass)
Studying ISAIAH, Herald of the Messiah
9:30 a.m. Sundays in the Lounge of Jehovah Lutheran Church
Isaiah’s alternately harsh and poetically beautiful words of judgment and forgiveness -- spoken
back in about 760 BC but quite applicable today -- continue to grab our attention in the
Sunday Bible study. The class has begun the second part of Isaiah (ch 40-55) and will likely be
continuing this Isaiah-fest until Easter.
Do join the discovery/
discussion starting at 9:30 a.m.
in the lounge of the church, just inside the door at the 1566 Thomas Street entrance.
The topics for each session of this study may be found on the
Education page of this web site.
For more information call Dawn at the church office: 651-644-1421.
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.