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FREE CLOTHING Distribution SATURDAY,
February 17, 2018
Noon to 3 p.m. at Jehovah Lutheran Church
Neighbors, friends -- anyone in need of clothing is welcome to come and "shop" free!
Enter at the 1566 Thomas Street Door
(Sponsored jointly by CEEDS and Jehovah Lutheran 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
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: No class; Voter's meeting.
Feb 4/11: Freedom and the Law at Mount Sinai
Feb 18/25: Israel's Wandering in the Wilderness
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.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY SET ON GOSPEL OF MARK
A women's Bible study on the Gospel of Mark will meet at 6:30 p.m. alternate Wednesdays beginning Jan. 24 in the
lounge at Jehovah Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas Avenue, St. Paul.
The basis for the sessions will be "The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For" by Christian author Lisa Harper.
According to promotional material for the book, Mark "unveils a Jesus of unparalleled power and
authority but also a Jesus of humility and love. And while this Jesus invites each of us into a greater
story through His teachings, He demands we come as active participants. We must acknowledge Him, seek salvation in Him,
and follow Him wherever He leads."
Sessions are free. Refreshments are provided. All are welcome.
TODDLER-CARE OPENINGS AVAILABLE AT CLS
Central Lutheran School has immediate openings in its new toddler program for children age 16-33 months.
The pre-K-8 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 email@example.com or call 651-645-8649.
NEW CONGO REFUGEES' NEEDS URGENT
Recent arrivals from the troubled Congo urgently need winter coats and boots, blankets, cooking items, plates and
Cub gift cards. Jehovah Lutheran Church continues to collect items for Congolese refugees.
December arrivals include a couple with five children, another couple with four children and a mother
with six young adult children and two boys.
The church gathers items in partnership with CEEDS, the Center for Employment and Education Development
Services. CEEDS maintains an office at the church to help refugees from the Congo, an African nation
enduring years of civil war.
Items can be left at the church's Donation Center, indoors to the left of the entry at 1566 Thomas in
St. Paul. Drop off items before or after worship at 10:15 a.m. Sundays or call the church at 651-644-1421
to set up another time.
CEEDS also accepts money donations. Checks can be made out to CEEDS and left at the church office or
mailed to the church, 1566 Thomas, St. Paul MM 55104. Contacts include Pastor Justin Byakweli,
651-230-8957, firstname.lastname@example.org; or church member Shirley Dorow, email@example.com.
GATHERING TOILETRIES FOR HOMELESS
Jehovah Lutheran Church is gathering toiletries for the homeless during January and February. Items will
go to HealthEast Care System's Caring Hearts program for the homeless.
The church's Care Ministry will also gather toiletries for CrossingHOME, a ministry to recently released
prisoners. These items will be placed in large and extra-large socks to give
to CrossingHOME clients.
Items may be left at at the church,
1566 Thomas in St. Paul. Its Donation Center is indoors to the left at the Thomas entry.
Suggested toiletries include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, combs, shampoo, lotion,
small first aid kits, children's vitamins and other items helpful to the homeless.
Small or large sizes are accepted.
For a full listing of toiletries/hygiene items needed, please see the
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.