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Mission Statement of Jehovah Lutheran Church

A community of joy – gathered around word and sacrament - celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus!

Neighborhood: Sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus!

FREE CLOTHING Distribution SATURDAY, February 17, 2018

Noon to 3 p.m. at Jehovah Lutheran Church

Neighbors, friends -- anyone in need of clothing is welcome to come and "shop" free!

Enter at the 1566 Thomas Street Door

(Sponsored jointly by CEEDS and Jehovah Lutheran Church)

A Chance to Help Recently Released Prisoners
and Homeless People

The community is invited to help fill a real need among prisoners, who are returning to the Metro area after being in prison, and homeless people in the St. Paul area. During January and February, Jehovah Ev. Lutheran Church (JELC) is gathering toiletries and hygiene items to be distributed by CrossingHOME’s prisoner re-entry program and HealthEast’s homeless care program. All of these “Caring Hearts” donations will help alleviate suffering among the homeless in St. Paul and get newly released prisoners off to a helpful start. Please call the church office at 651-644-1421 or Jeanne at 651-645-2867 to arrange a time to drop off items at the church’s Donation Center.

What?                Ingathering of toiletries for HealthEast and CrossingHOME

Where?             Jehovah Ev. Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas Ave., corner of Snelling

When?              January and February.

Why?                 To encourage one another in caring for one another and our neighbors…
                                  "Sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus as God loved us.

What items are needed?

Crossing HOME: new and unopened, travel or regular sized, shampoo/conditioner, body soap, deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, razors, wash cloths, socks, hats, gloves. SOCKS are also needed. The Care Ministry folks will stuff each pair of socks with toiletries to make a “Sock Kit” for CrossingHOME to gift to newly released prisoners. . Money may also be donated and Care Ministry will purchase items.

HealthEast: non-alcoholic, non-aerosol, new, unexpired items; MEDICATIONS: Ibuprofen, Advil/Aleve, adult cough syrup, cold/flu tablets, cough drops, children’s vitamins, Vaseline and lip balm, Antacids like Maalox/Rolaids, corn pads, nail clippers, shoe inserts, antifungal cream/powder, Pedialyte or Enfamil or Similac with iron, multivitamins, Vicks Vapo rub, Orajel, Polygrip, Eye Drops; HYGIENE (travel size preferred): deodorant, disposable razors and shaving cream, hand and body lotions, toothbrushes/toothpaste for adults and kids, hair products, sanitary pads and tampons, body wash; OTHER: baby diapers especially size 4 and 5; Adult Depends, baby wipes, bottles, pacifiers, thermometers and teething rings, women’s and men’s winter gloves, hats, socks and underwear; sunscreen, reading glasses and cases, pocket tissues, and sanitizer.

Money may also be donated and Care Ministry will purchase items.

Thank you, Neighbors
for Clothing / Bedding Donations!

See Photos Below of Clothing Distribution Held Nov 25 at Church!

Donations Still Welcome & Needed!
Call 651-644- 1421 to Bring in Items!

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National Night Out - August 1, 2017

Check out the photos from our 2017 National Night Out.  Many enjoyed music, free food, fellowship and a "Giveaway" table with free stuff on the church parking lot.

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D O N A T I O N  C E N T E R Open to Community Donors

Neighbors are invited to help with some of the ingathering projects at Jehovah Lutheran. If you have items to donate, or have questions about what is needed, please call the church office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings; we will arrange a time for you to drop items off at our Donation Center.
Tel: 651-644-1421   Below are some of the projects.

CEEDS Refugee Support throughout the year!

The Center for Employment and Education Development Services (CEEDS - service agency assisting refugees from the Congo and East Africa with offices at JELC) director, Dr. Rev. Justin Byakweli, invites support as he and others walk alongside refugees in need – especially in their early months in the USA.

What is needed?
Fall/Winter – warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, pants.
Spring/Summer – lighter weight clothing; fans, lawnmowers.
ANYTIME: bedding (sheets, cases, blankets, bright new quilts) twin, double, queen; kitchen pots, pans, dishes; cleaning supplies; toiletries; good used TVs.

Pastor Mike and Pastor Justin of CEEDS receive beautiful quilts from some good
neighbors for distribution to refugees.

Crossing HOME: “Facilitating Lasting Re-entry”

Every Wednesday afternoon, John Henderson and the Crossing HOME staff welcome some newly released prisoners to their new life outside prison doors. Counseling, Bible study and friendly help with toiletry and clothing needs put smiles on their faces. This office is located at Jehovah Lutheran Church.

 Here is a current needs list:

  • toiletries, shirts and seasonal coats and jackets in X- large sizes, back packs to store goods
  • money for bus passes which Crossing HOME can buy at a good price. These help transport the men/women to job interviews and various interviews connected with re-entry.

To learn more about Crossing HOME, click on the logo, above.

Keystone Food Shelf Support -- food, $$, bags

Donations of dollars, food and bags used by clients to carry groceries are taken monthly to the Keystone Food Shelf on University Avenue.

Call the Jehovah Church office between 9 am and 2 pm if you would like to donate any of these Items: 651-644- 1421.

Jehovah aims to become a “supporting church” for this important food shelf.

Also, the grocery bags are much needed.

To learn more about Keystone, click on the logo, above.

Make a Meal for Homeless Youth

The cooks who prepare the Wednesday night Fellowship Meals (fall and spring) at Jehovah Lutheran Church have extended their preparation to include food for youth at Safehouse, an overnight program for homeless youth operated by Lutheran Social Services (LSS), or Rezek House, another LSS Home nearby.

Neighborhood folks are always invited to share this fellowship meal in the church starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Suppers resume Feb 21, 2018.

Happy cooks at Wednesday fellowship meal. Safehouse staff receives meals.

Driver’s Classes Offered

Plus 55 Driver Improvement Classes are offered throughout the year at Jehovah Lutheran Church.
Watch the calendar page of this website for upcoming training sessions.

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Minnesota

Jehovah Lutheran Church works with Lutheran Social Services, especially through their programs for homeless youth in the Midway area where members provide gifts at Christmas for youth.

Jehovah women also support the LSS Auxiliary. For more information on LSS go to www.lssmn.org. or click on the logo on the left.

Jehovah has supported the work of these LSS programs with gifts and prayer:
Rezek House: have furnished meals, gathered kitchen equipment, sewn curtains for the apartment where the  youth live as they finish school and make plans for their lives in consultation with their counselors.
SafeHaven: have furnished meals for the youth who come for a bed and meals and counseling.
LifeHaven: have gathered Welcome Basket items for the teen mothers and their babies.

Jehovah Congregation Affiliated with Lyngblomsten

Jehovah Lutheran Church is a corporate congregation of Lyngblomsten. Delegates attend
bi-annual meetings .

Members are welcome to participate in the 2ndHalf activities, including cultural and educational programs and group trips to events in the Metro.  Information about this Center for Enriching Lives after 50 is available at: www.lyngblomsten.org/community-services/2ndhalf.

For more information or to register for activities, call (651)632-5330 or Email  2ndHalf@lyngblomsten.org

Care Ministry Connections: Community
“sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus”

For a full listing of Care Ministry Connections: Community plans for 2017-2018, please click here. These plans are posted on the Care & Healing page of this web site.

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