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Pastoral Call Process:
Now Accepting Nominations for Candidates

As announced at the June 24 JELC Voters Meeting, the JELC Call Committee is now gathering names of potential candidates for the position of called pastor. Congregation members are encouraged to submit nominations for names to be reviewed by the Call Committee and for the LCMS Minnesota South District to gather initial supporting documents.

Nominations must be submitted using the official Nomination Form from the Minnesota South District Office. These forms are due to the JELC office no later than Sunday, July 22, either in hard copy (available in the narthex after church and in the church office) or electronically by completing the Nomination Form and attaching to an email sent to JELC Office

This is the next step in the call process, which can take from six to eighteen months. If you have questions about the call process, please feel free to contact any of these members of the Call Committee: Sandy Kolar, Charlie Avoles, David Lumpp, Lydia Volz, David Mennicke, and Katherine Mennicke.


Jehovah Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas in St. Paul, will host its annual National Night Out celebration in the church parking lot from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The free event features live music, games, hot dogs, drinks and sweet treats. Visits by firefighters and police are expected.

Attendees can also help themselves to free giveaway tables with gently used clothing, books, household items and other goods.

Giveaways are an opportunity for recycling and reuse. Donors are invited to leave giveaway 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.


Missionaries Dr. Rich Carter and his wife Miriam will tell about their recent work in Hong Kong in a Bible study at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22, at Jehovah Lutheran Church.

Rich Carter is a retired Concordia University-St. Paul professor whose first pastoral call was teaching in the seminary of the Lutheran Church of Nigeria (1981-87). The Carters have served in theological education on four continents over 45 years. As well, Miriam has been active volunteering with seniors and tutoring U.S. immigrants in English.

The event is free and open to the community. Treats are provided.


Jehovah Lutheran Church invites community musicians to take part in a performance of selections from J.S. Bach's cantatas during worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

The music this year will explore Bach's treatment of the birth, death and resurrection of Christ. It is the sixth annual Baroque Sunday worship the church has hosted.

 Participating singers and instrumentalists are asked to attend at least six of eight scheduled rehearsals at the church, 1566 Thomas in St. Paul at the corner of Snelling Avenue. Leading the performance is church member Ben Wegner.

Rehearsals are at 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 20 and June 27; 2-4 p.m. July 6; 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11; 2-4 p.m. July 14; 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 19, July 25 and 30; and dress rehearsal 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

More information is available from

National Night Out - Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.

Come join us in the parking lot of Jehovah Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas Ave., St. Paul.


  • hot dogs, chips, popcorn and a sweet treat or two 
  • Christian music,
  • games, prizes and
  • maybe a visit by firefighters and police

-- all free

Shop free giveaway tables for clothing and household items.

Come join us to eat, enjoy music and take a treasure or two home.


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.

Donors can help by pledging at or at Information is also available by contacting or 651-645-8649.

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.

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.


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 Or you can email or call 651-645-8649.

Church Youth

Sunday-school kids helped collect food-shelf items.

Get Your Week Off to a Good Start with . . .  


Kid's Kingdom
Sunday School
(Lower Level)
9:30 a.m.

Celebration Worship
10:15 a.m.

Adult Bible Class
11:30 a.m.


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Jehovah Lutheran Church at Snelling and Thomas Avenues

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