A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
Christmas Worship at Jehovah
Welcome to Christmas Eve candlelight worship at
Jehovah at 3:30 p.m. on
Sunday, December 24. This beautiful service features readings and carols and the
blessing of the manger with the children.
Christmas morning worship will be held at
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Jehovah's dual parish partner, at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 25. St. Peter's Lutheran
is located at 530 Victoria St. St. Paul, 55102.
Christmas Pageant at Jehovah
on Tuesday, Dec 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Jehovah Lutheran and Central Lutheran School (CLS) families in celebrating the birth of Christ at the annual
CLS Christmas pageant. Yes, there will be stars, straw, stable, manger, music and Jesus.
Admission is free; freewill offering is welcome.
JOIN A CHOIR — JUST FOR CHRISTMAS
Like to sing but you have too little time? Jehovah Lutheran Church has an offer:
Join the choir for the holidays, with no obligation to continue. The choir rehearses from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at the church, 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.
Performances are Sundays at 10:15 a.m. worship as well as on Christmas Eve.
For information, contact Libby Wegner, choir director, at
email@example.com. The first holiday rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the church.
Adult Bible Class (ABC)
“Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation”
All are welcome around the table on Sundays @ 11:30 a.m. in the lounge
Prayer and discussion led by Pastor Lucas Witt
Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation”
(The dvd lecture will be presented one Sunday and discussed the following Sunday)
Nov 12: The Bible as Dialogue
Nov. 19/26: Creation and Chaos in Genesis
Dec 3/10: Abraham, Sarah and the Promise
Dec 17/Jan 7: Jacob, Joseph and Reconciliation
Jan 14/21: Moses and the Drama of the Exodus
Jan 28/Feb 4: Freedom and the Law at Mount Sinai
Note: no class on
Dec 24 and Jan 1.
DVD Lecturer: Prof. Craig Koester of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
This course offers a comprehensive, book-by- book analysis of the Bible
from the fascinating perspective of literature and narrative.
winsomely guides the class through great ancient stories, opens new meanings
and inspiration from these powerful texts.
CHURCHES SHARE PASTOR
Jehovah Lutheran Church welcomed a new pastor Oct. 15.
The Rev. Lucas Witt, who continues as pastor at
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran in St. Paul, will also serve Jehovah Lutheran beginning that date.
As of Oct. 15, worship time at Jehovah Lutheran changed to 10:15 a.m. Sundays, with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult
Bible study at 11:30 a.m.
The two congregations agreed to a six-month pilot of the sharing arrangement. Pastor Witt has been at
St. Peters Lutheran since 2014, the year he graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
Before attending seminary, he lived in Baltimore and worked in technology and security with the
Department of Defense. He and his wife Sylvia have two children, Nazareth and Lilac.
WARM COATS NEEDED FOR EX-PRISONERS
Jehovah Lutheran Church is collecting winter coats for just-released prisoners re-entering society.
Gently used large, XL and XXL coats, jackets and other winter clothing are welcome.
Donors can place items in the CrossingHOME shopping cart in the church's donation center,
indoors and to the left of the Thomas Street entry. The church is at 1566 Thomas in St. Paul.
Drop off items Sundays before or after 10:15 a.m. worship or call the church at
651-644-1421 to set up another time.
WOMEN'S BIBLE SESSIONS CONTINUE
A women's Bible study continues meeting on alternate Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge at Jehovah Lutheran Church.
Participants are following "Finding I AM" by Lysa TerKeurst, who writes that the seven "I am" statements by
Jesus in the Gospel of John lead to healing for "the deep cry of your heart"
and "ache in your soul that keeps you up at night," according to promotional material.
Remaining class dates are Nov. 1, 15 and 29 and December 13. Refreshments are provided.
The sessions are free. All are welcome.
CHURCH SUPPERS BEGIN AGAIN IN FEBRUARY 2018
Good food and fellowship marked the ten fall 2017 Wednesday night suppers. These gatherings
will resume on February 21, 2018, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
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
REFUGEE CLOTHING DONATIONS
DISTRIBUTED NOV 25, 2017
Jehovah Lutheran Church (JLC) and the Center for Employment and Education Development
Services (CEEDS) hosted refugees from several countries at a Clothing Distribution on Nov 25 at
CEEDS has its office and clothing room at the church. The Rev. Dr. Justin Byakweli
and his helpers from both JLC and CEEDS welcomed some 60 refugees to the event. Each
person left with a large bag of warm clothing/bedding. Since the beginning of these clothing
distributions 300 + refugees have received clothing, household goods and bedding. Please see
more photos of the distribution at the neighborhood page.
MORE DONATIONS ARE NEEDED
TO HELP REFUGEES GET ESTABLISHED
During winter the need for warm clothing continues as the weather in Minnesota is much
colder than what the refugees have experienced “back home.” Please pass the word around to
anyone you know who may have children/teen/adult warm sweaters, jackets, coats, scarves,
hats, gloves, boots to share.
Items may be brought to the Donation Center at Jehovah
Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas Ave., before or after the Sunday worship (which begins at 10:15
a.m.) or by appointment during the week. Call the church office at 651-644- 1421. The Donation
Center has receipt slips for your donation and a brochure about CEEDS for you to take.
Sunday-school kids helped collect food-shelf items.
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
interactive children's Web site.