Northwood Cleanup – Sept. 23

It’s time for another Northwood Cleanup after fellowship time on September 23. 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. We adopted this stretch of road as part of Anchorage’s Adopt-a-Road program.


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’s members will be picking up garbage along either side of the road that day. Let’s get this done before the snow flies.



Ministry Partner

Community Prayer to End Violence

Anchorage has become one of the nation’s most violent cities, breaking its record for murders two years in a row. It is time for the Body of Christ in Anchorage to stand together in response. Along with other churches and faith-based ministries, JLP will pray in our services each of the last four Sundays in September.

The Anchorage Peacemaking Fellowship, Worship+Justice Movement, and Activate are calling individuals to commit to pray for 10 weeks (beginning September 9) to coincide with churches praying in their services the last four Sunday’s in September. If you’d like to volunteer to be a prayer partner, send them an email.

Yukon Presbytery

Prayer for Native Presbyterian Churches

The Leadership Team and the Native Ministries Committee of Yukon Presbytery have extended a summons to all who feel led to join in intercessory prayer for the Native Presbyterian Churches in the North Slope and on St. Lawrence Island.

These village churches are struggling and are in need of help. Most of them, if not all, are without pastors and are, to some extent, being kept afloat by volunteer work by the session members and/or by an unpaid lay pastor.

The Native Ministry, in one of their meetings, have decided to begin a concerted, focused prayer for these churches in an effort to discern how to work with the Holy Spirit for Kingdom solutions and strategies for these congregations. In order to do this we need your help to find and provide committed folks who feel called to this type of ministry. Prayer is the power behind the scenes and is vitally important if we want to provide meaningful support and encouragement to our brothers and sisters in these remote places. They play a very important role in the Kingdom of God.

Please join in the effort to find divine solutions to this current state of our village churches. Names of committed folks who are willing to participate should be given to Executive Presbyter Curt Karns or to Native Ministries Team Leader Lucy Apatiki via the Presbytery Office.

Events, Ministry Partner

HUGSS School Supply Offering

Every year, the Anchorage HUGSS distribution gives school supplies to students in local schools. Just as importantly, it also gives students dignity, so they can arrive at school with a backpack full of school supplies like everyone else, and nobody can tell whether or not their family could afford it. If you’d like to make a difference for needy kids going back to school, give generously to our offering for HUGSS on August 8.

Events, Worship

EXTREME Preaching — July 29

Does something in the Bible give you trouble? Do you know a passage that people struggle with or misquote? Want to find out if that radio preacher got it right? Do you wish Pastor Luke would preach on your favorite passage?

July 29 is the 5th Sunday of the month, and that means it’s time for EXTREME Preaching!

Bring your questions about Bible passages with you to worship. We’ll randomly select 3–4 passages, and Pastor Luke will try to preach a mini-sermon on each one. It makes him a better preacher, and you might hear the answer to a question you had about that passage.

Some examples of previous topics include: