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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATION AUG. 4
Jehovah Lutheran Church will host its annual National Night Out celebration Tuesday, Aug. 4, with music, food and activities.
The event will be in the church parking lot, weather permitting, and will include a free giveaway of clothing and other items.
The church is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.
REFUGEE CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED
Jehovah Lutheran Church continues to gather clothing and other items for Congolese refugees. The church has so far helped 76 families with clothing donations.
Congolese refugees have been living in refugee camps for as long as 10 years, and more now are arriving in Minnesota
Donations of bus cards, cleaning supplies, microwave, used TV or radio and summer clothing are urgently needed, says the Rev. Justin Byakweli, executive director of CEEDS USA (Center for Employment and Education Development Services), a group founded in 2011 to help refugees. The group has an office at the church. More information is available by calling 651-230-8957 or 651-239-7581.
Donated items can be left at the church, which is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.
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.
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 http://hippos.archaeology.csp.edu.
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 page.
Church YouthSunday-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 email@example.com.
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, LHM's interactive children's Web site.
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