Doug Robuck, a friend of the JLP congregation, passed into glory on Sunday, October 27. A funeral service for Doug will be held at Holy Family Cathedral, 800 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 on Monday, November 4 at 2:30 pm with a viewing from 1:30-2:30 pm. The burial service will be on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 11 am at the Angelus Memorial Park off Klatt.
This Summer, JLP presents “Water All Around the World” Vacation Bible Fun.
Our VBF will be held June 17–21 (M-F) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Children from age XX to XX are welcome. There is no cost to attend.
Water All Around the World is designed to enable children to understand the importance of access to clean water for health, and to make them aware of the way in which this access—or lack of access!—affects the lives of children in other countries. It also teaches the value of water in our own lives and encourages water conservation.
Each day of this five-day VBS includes an opening time which focuses on a different country, a Bible story, a mission story, activities and crafts, recreation and snacks, music, reflection, and a closing time.
Signed Permission Forms are required. They can be completed during enrollment, but you’re welcome to review it beforehand.
JLP will hold a Service of Witness to the Resurrection in memory of Layne Ratcliffe at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 4. An active member of JLP since 1975, Layne passed away last Saturday at Providence Hospital due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
A time of sharing will follow the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Layne’s life. JLP is located at 3833 Strawberry Rd., at the intersection of Strawberry and Jewel Lake Rd. Click here for map and directions.
JLPers turned out in record numbers to pick up litter along Northwood Street after our worship service last Sunday. When we make things better in our community, we are furthering our mission to be the “provisional demonstration of the Kingdom of God.” Thanks to everyone who participated!
Leave some extra time to get to worship on Sunday, April 14, if you normally approach the church building from Jewel Lake Road.
The Alaska Department of Transportation is adding a continuous two-way left-turn lane on Jewel Lake Road from 88th Avenue to Strawberry Road. The road’s shoulders will be widened, the footpath will be extended, and curbs, gutters, etc. will all but improved.
This weekend (8 PM Friday 4/12 to 6 AM Monday 4/15) will be the first road closure and it will occur just south of Strawberry Rd. DOT aims to have the road open by 9 AM on Sunday. If that can’t be achieved, they will have at least one lane open with workers flagging traffic.
With the snow finally melting, it’s time for another Northwood Cleanup. The cleanup is an opportunity for JLP folks to bless our neighborhood by picking up litter from both sides of Northwood Rd. between Strawberry and Raspberry. JLP adopted this stretch of road as part of Anchorage’s Adopt-a-Road program.
We’ll be picking up garbage that day along either side of the road following worship during the education hour on April 7. Wear work clothes to worship that morning, and bring a pair of work gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Plan to spend about an hour.
JLP will hold a Service of Witness to the Resurrection in memory of Jim Roberts at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23. An active member of JLP since 1991, Jim passed away earlier this month at Alaska Regional Hospital.
The service will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, which is located at 1801 O’Malley Rd in Anchorage, about 1/4 mile east of the Seward Highway.