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CLS SEEKS CRISIS FUNDING
A financial crisis threatens Central Lutheran School, a Jehovah Lutheran Church ministry partner. The school's board is working to secure funding to keep the school open.
The diverse school's strengths include Christian upbringing, small class size and a sense of community. School families come to know one another.
The St. Paul school has been a fixture at 775 Lexington Parkway North since the current building's construction in 1951. The institution actually dates to 1861, when its antecedent, Trinity Lutheran School, opened in St. Paul. Today's CLS is a collaboration of Bethel, Emmaus, St. Stephanus and Jehovah Lutheran churches.
The school's financial troubles date to the recession a decade ago, when admissions and giving declined. At the same time, St. Paul public schools have offered a variety of alternative choices funded by tax dollars.
CLS operations will continue for certain through the end of this school year June 1. As fundraising progresses, Principal Libby Wegner encourages families to enroll students for the coming school year. Registration fees will be held in a separate account and refunded if the school closes.
Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals Return!
On April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 we will continue our Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals.
More information is available by calling the church at 651-644-1421. The church entry, handicapped accessible with an elevator to the basement fellowship hall, is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul
ABClass Walking Through the Bible; Come Along!
Prof. Craig Koester's insightful lectures on each Bible book via dvd are heard and discussed in the Adult Bible Class each Sunday at 11:30 a.m. following morning worship and coffee. Bring your coffee and join us around the table for good learning and discussion.
TODDLER-CARE OPENINGS AVAILABLE AT CLS
Central Lutheran School has immediate openings in its new toddler program for children age 16-33 months. The toddler through 8th grade school at 775 N. Lexington Parkway offers the program for parents who want to go back to work or for other family situations.
More information is at www.clssp.org. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-645-8649.
REFUGEES NEED SPRING, SUMMER CLOTHES
Jehovah Lutheran Church is gathering spring and summer clothing and household goods such as bedding, cookware and dishes for refugees from the Congo.
The church partners with CEEDS, the Center for Employment and Education Development Services (CEEDS), which helps refugees from the African nation enduring years of civil war.
Donors can leave items at the church's Donation Center, indoors to the left of the entry at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul. Bring items before or after worship at 10:15 a.m. Sundays, or call the church at 651-644-1421 to set up another drop-off time.
Thirty Bags of Clothing to Refugee Families
Your LUTHERAN Church on the Corner ...
A great place to Come and Grow together in Christ
Jehovah Lutheran Church at Snelling and Thomas Avenues