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

A Chance to Help Recently Released Prisoners
and Homeless People

The community is invited to 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. From mid-January to mid- February, Jehovah Ev. Lutheran Church (JELC) is gathering toiletries and hygiene items to be distributed by Crossing HOME’s prisoner re-entry program and HealthEast’s homeless care program.

This “Caring Hearts” event will culminate with a gathering on February 15 to which all are invited. If you cannot come to the Feb 15 ingathering and wish to donate, please call the church office at 651-644- 1421 or Jeanne at 651-645- 2867 to arrange a drop off time at the church’s Donation Center.

What? Ingathering of toiletries for HealthEast and Crossing HOME
Where? Jehovah Ev. Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas Ave., corner of Snelling
When? Through Wednesday, February 15th , 2017

Come to the church on February 15 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a
           Caring Heartssupper reception for all donors

Bring your donations, enjoy some food, meet your neighbors and hear about Crossing HOME, which has a Midway office at the church.
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.”

  Please enter at the Thomas Avenue door; parking available in lot east of church or on street.


















Click here for list of items needed.

COMMUNITY MEALS RESUME AT JEHOVAH

Jehovah Lutheran Church will serve fellowship meals from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 15 and 22. All are welcome. After a break for Ash Wednesday March 1, soup suppers will be served March 8-April 5.

Meals are free, with donations welcome. Lenten worship follows at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday starting March 8.

At the meal on Wednesday, Feb. 15, volunteers will accept donations of toiletries and hygiene items for the homeless and for recently released prisoners. The church is partnering in the effort with HealthEast Care Systems for the homeless and Crossing Home, an organization that helps released prison inmates.

Jehovah Lutheran is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul. More information is available by calling the church at 651-644-1421.

Adult Bible Class (ABC)

On Jan. 8 and 15, 2017 we will review the new film, The First Rosa, a study of the life of Rosa Young, one of the first LCMS evangelists among the African-American community. Rosa made a huge impact on outreach in southern regions, especially in Alabama. Within the 1920-40’s, Rosa was instrumental in the beginning of some 35 black congregations and 30 schools serving primarily black students.

Beginning on Jan. 29, ABC will start a new study (under Pastor Press’ guidance) that will utilize some materials from the well-known Christian author and apologist, Ravi Zacharias. Watch for more information about this in the near future.

Admission is free and follows worship at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.

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.

COLD WEATHER Heightens NEED for WARM CLOTHING. As winter approaches, The need is for warm clothing as Minnesota winter arrives – much colder than the immigrants’ homeland in Africa. Please pass the word around to anyone you know who may have children’s sweaters, pants, jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, snowsuits, or boots (infant through 12 years) to share. Adult coats and winter clothing are also needed,

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.
Please call Jeanne (651-645-2867) or Sarah at the church office (651-644-1421) to arrange drop off times.

Crossing HOME: Warm Jackets Needed

The Crossing HOME office at Jehovah is in need of very large- sized (2X, 3X) jackets and winter coats, a dresser, a 10 x 15 carpet and an area air conditioner (not window). Backpacks and duffel bags are also needed. And, Jim recently reminded us that gently used men’s clothing of all kinds is always welcome. Leave all donations in a bag marked “Crossing HOME” in the Donation Center next to the vending machine.

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.

Church Youth

Sunday-school kids helped collect food-shelf items.

Come and sing!

Our mixed-voice choir for singers from seventh grade to adult rehearses from 6:30-8 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 Elizabeth Wegner at ewegner@clssp.org.

JCPlayZone


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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Kid's Kingdom
Sunday School
(Lower Level)
8:45 a.m.

Celebration Worship
(Sanctuary)
9:30 a.m.

Adult Bible Class
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