Thursday, September 13, 2007

September in the Lutheran church in the Holy Land

A few notes from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) -

Salaam and Grace to you from Jerusalem!

The September calendar is available at the church's web site - - and ready for you to download, print and display.

This month please pray for the ELCJHL schools, teachers and staff as they begin the 2007-8 school year. More than 2000 ELCJHL students are back to school and hard at work. ELCJHL Schools Director Assistant Sister Sylvia Countess said the teachers will also be hard at work implementing a new action plan. The plan calls for more innovative teaching methods, more cooperative learning and alternate forms of evaluation, such as more projects and less testing.

September will see an overlapping of the Muslim and Jewish holy seasons of Ramadan, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, which will cause an increase in tension and restriction of movement. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.

Note on our website two new reports:

1) On the front page a link to the new UN-OCHA report on the humanitarian impact of Israeli settlement and infrastructure in the West Bank -;

2) Under Life in Palestine/Isolation of East Jerusalem, a link to the UN-OCHA report on the current situation in East Jerusalem;

Thanks for your support and prayers!

Rev. Julie Rowe
ELCJHL Communications


Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land (ELCJHL)
P.O. Box: 14076
Jerusalem 91140
Tel: +972-2- 6266800
Fax: +972-2- 6285764

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