Rev. Kevin Parviz places ashes on his grandchildren Johnna Opheim, 7 1/2 and infant Aubrey Smith during Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 5, at Congregation Chai v'Shalom in Dogtown with his wife Colleen, right.The service combined both Christian and Jewish liturgy. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lutheran ministry seeks to convert Jews

ST. LOUIS (RNS) The work of Congregation Chai v’ Shalom falls under the umbrella of Lutherans in Jewish Evangelism Inc. The organization is one of the Missouri Synod’s roughly 300 recognized service organizations.