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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!

Thank you, Neighbors and JELC Members,
for Generous Giving for "Caring Hearts" Drive

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Feb 15, "Caring Hearts" dinner: This table and the two carts were piled high with travel-sized and regular sized lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, body wash, deodorant, shavers, cough drops, pain killers, baby formula, warm caps, clothing and so much more -- in total 800+ items to help the homeless in St. Paul and prisoners returning to the Midway area feel "refreshed," "encouraged," "healed" with these little touches and the love they represent.

Care Ministry of Jehovah Lutheran Church thanks all for their generous donations.

Some 25 persons enjoyed a fabulous dinner, from appetizers (see photos) to beef/noodles and desserts, and heard Helene Feint of Healthcare for the Homeless and Jim Seeman of Crossing HOME prison ministry tell of their work. The donations will go to their work. Pastor Mark Press welcomed guests and led in prayer.

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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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 -- this fall (2017),  Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1, 8, and 15.

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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