A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
Adult Bible Class (ABClass)
The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation
What is a creation Psalm? Why spend time with them? Come to the
at Jehovah Lutheran Church lounge for adult Bible class and find
Gathering time is 9:30 a.m. sharp and includes coffee/treats and prayer. A short dvd
conversation between Prof. Chas Arand and Timothy Saleska of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
MO, on the Psalm of the day sparks cordial, interactive class discussion.
Sep 21 – Psalm 104: God’s Delight in the Details of Creation
Sep 28 – Psalm 148: The Chorus of Creation
Oct 5 - Psalm 8: Discovering Humility and Gratitude in Creation
Oct 12 – Psalm 19: A Chattering Creation.
All are welcome; call 651-644-1421 with questions.
Wednesday Fellowship Meals
Each Wednesday from September 10th —November 19th we will have a Fellowship Supper from 5:30—6:30 pm.
The first two meals will be prepared by Lynne & Leo Baerthel. There will be a sign-up sheet for other
chefs who would like to prepare a meal. We have averaged between 20—40 each week.
These meals are a
great place to visit with fellow members, to meet with a friend,
and to have a tasty meal before Women’s Bible Study or Choir!
APOLLO MALE CHORUS PERFORMANCE SET OCT. 4
The Apollo Male Chorus will conduct a daylong workshop at Jehovah Lutheran Church Saturday, Oct. 4,
concluding with a 6:30 p.m. concert at the church, open to the public. Tickets are $15. Jehovah Lutheran
is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.
The Apollo Male Chorus will also perform a Christmas concert at Jehovah Lutheran on Saturday,
Dec. 6. More information is at
Officially founded in the Twin Cities in 1895, but with roots extending as far back as 1887,
Apollo Club is one of the nation's oldest continuously performing male choruses. Over the years it has
performed at a number of venues, ranging from Target Field in Minneapolis to Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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.