A community of joy – gathered
around word and sacrament -
celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ
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”
Nov 12: The Bible as Dialogue
Nov. 19: Creation and Chaos in Genesis
Nov 26: Abraham, Sarah and the Promise
Dec 3: Jacob, Joseph and Reconciliation
Dec 10: Moses and the Drama of the Exodus
Dec 17: Freedom and the Law at Mount Sinai
Dec 24 and Jan 1: no class
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 ossingHOME 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 WEDNESDAY SUPPERS CONTINUE
Jehovah Lutheran Church continues its Wednesday night fellowship meals from 5:30-6:30 p.m. November 1, 8 and 15. Dinners are free and open to all.
A free-will offering is welcome.
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 NEEDED
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.
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.