A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
COME HOME THIS EASTER!
Holy Week at Jehovah Lutheran Church
April 13th - 20th, 2014
Holy Week at Jehovah Lutheran Church offers opportunities to “come
home this Easter” to worship God in Christ throughout Holy Week,
culminating in the Resurrection of our Lord festival service on Easter.
Palm Sunday: April 13 8:45 & 10:45 a.m
Thursday, April 17: Maundy Thursday services
12:00 and 6:00 p.m.
- Procession with Palms and narrative readings of the Passion
- Special Music by the Minnesota Boy Choir (10:45 a.m.)
Friday, April 18: Good Friday services
12:00 and 7:00 p.m.
- 12:00 Noon - Holy Eucharist
- 6:00 p.m. - The Seder Meal
This remembrance of the Passover Meal complete with an explanation of all the food and
symbols is designed to enhance the remembrance of that night when Jesus gave the
Command that we “love one another.” We will be eating the meal at the back of the
sanctuary and move forward to the altar for the Lord’s Supper and the stripping of the
chancel to symbolize the stripping of Jesus for his Crucifixion. If you plan to attend, please
complete and return the reservation form in your Sunday bulletin or RSVP to the church
office, 651-644-1421 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
by Mon., April 14th.
Saturday, April 19: Easter Vigil: 8:00 p.m.
- Worship includes the reading of the Passion Narrative from the Gospel of John.
Highlights of this family-friendly service with a four-part structure include:
Sunday, April 20: Resurrection of Our Lord
- The service of light—all process with candles through the dark hallways into the
- The service of readings—a series of readings, all from the Old Testament, that prefigure
God’s saving work. The final one from the book of Daniel, of the three men in the fiery
furnace, is a blast!
- The service of baptism where all are reminded of their baptism with a sprinkling rite.
- The service of Holy Communion—sanctuary lights are turned on full, the chancel area is
“dressed” for Easter with paraments and flowers, the Easter Gospel is read, and Holy
Communion, the foretaste of the feast to come, is shared
One Service at 10:45 a.m.
The return of the Alleluia banner and proclamations of joy in the Risen Christ.
Wednesday Fellowship Dinners Resume January 29
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.