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WEDNESDAY DINNERS RESUME SEPT. 14
Jehovah Lutheran Church is hosting fellowship dinners from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16.
The suppers are free and open to all. A donation of $3 for adults and $2 for children is welcome. Leftovers will be donated to Rezek House and/or Safe House in St. Paul, Lutheran Social Services facilities that shelter homeless youth.
The church is at 1566 Thomas Ave. in St. Paul. The Wednesday suppers are in the downstairs fellowship hall.
Adult Bible Class
Beginning Sept. 18, the ABC will take up a study that will focus on living as disciples in a challenging world. No videos this time around, but we will work from the Scripture as our primary text.
The first several weeks will be directed at the theme Baptized into a Mission. We will seek to cultivate a conscious and intentional approach to living as Christ’s baptized people. This class will also serve as a basic introduction for those who may want to know more about what it means to be a member of Jehovah Lutheran Church – and a great refresher for those who are hungry for additional guidance for their daily life as a witness and servant of Jesus.
Come to the lounge after worship (10:45 or so) and join in the excitement!
Welcome Pastor Mark Press
We are very excited that Pastor Mark Press has joined us as our vacancy Pastor. This will be during the period in which we conduct our Congregational Study and "Calling" process for a permanent Pastor.
Pastor Press has served for nearly 30 years as parish pastor at churches in Utica, MI, Mason, OH, Seymour, IN, and Crown Point, IN. During those years, he developed a passion for church planting, which resulted in pursuit of a PhD in Missiology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN.
He is a “system product,” having gone to LCMS schools all the way from first grade through his doctoral degree. From 2006 to 2014, he served as faculty member at Concordia University St. Paul and as Director of the Oswald Hoffmann Institute of Christian Outreach. In that capacity he was privileged to work with university students (undergrad and graduate level), encouraging them in Christian outreach, to work with various partners in training outreach leaders, and to influence the university campus (and beyond) for the kingdom of Christ. Since his retirement in 2014, he has returned to parish ministry, serving as vacancy pastor in River Falls, WI.
Among Pastor Press’s favorite Bible passages are 2 Corinthians 5:14ff (where we as God’s people are called “ambassadors for Christ”), Romans 8 (“all things work together for good to those who love God”), and 2 Timothy 2:2 (church leader multiplication at work). Among favorite ministry memories are serving in various sizes and types of congregations, being part of the start of several new churches and a new Lutheran high school, and having the privilege of teaching in a Lutheran university. His hobbies include walking, golf, baking, gardening, visiting grandchildren, and reading.
REFUGEE CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED
Jehovah Lutheran Church continues to gather clothing and other items for Congolese refugees. The church has so far helped over 100 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, toiletries, detergent and dish soap, dishes, big cooking pots, microwave, used TV or radio and 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.
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 at the 9:30 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 Ben 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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