A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
JEHOVAH LUTHERAN SETS
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT FETE
Jehovah Lutheran Church at 1566 Thomas invites neighbors to its National Night Out
celebration starting at 5:30 p.m Tuesday, Aug 5.
The free event in the church parking
lot will include music, games, food and giveaways.
SING ALONG WITH BACH:
CHURCH HOSTS CANTATA AUG. 17
Jehovah Lutheran Church at 1566 Thomas Avenue will host a Johann Sebastian
Bach cantata at its 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug. 17.
All singers are
welcome to join an improvised choir to perform Bach's "Thy Will O Lord be Done for Me."
Singers are asked to attend at least three of the five rehearsals at the church:
- 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 23, July 30
- 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9; and
- a dress rehearsal with the
orchestra at 6:15-7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.
The score will be provided. More information is available
Ben Wegner at
Clothing and Household Items
for Congolese & East African
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.