Welcome to the official web page for St Jacob Lutheran Church in Miamisburg, Ohio.
The site was last updated on July 26th. We are celebrating our 200th anniversary as St. Jacob was formed in 1821. We are planning a big event with a meal on August 29th after both worship services. If you can attend, please let us know. Until then we are using each Sunday as a celebration. We updated the following on the nineteenth day of July: the Pastor’s Page, Recent News, our Members, Softball, Day Camp, the Capital Univ. page and, of course, this home page. In the spring of 2020 we had online services for over two months and are so happy to be back with face to face worship services. We started our in-person services in the beginning of June and they are going well. Many thanks to Andy Schultz and Dawn Warrick for also recording the 10:30 and noon services every week and putting them on Facebook.
Our ministry at St. Jacob has continued on through thick and thin thanks to everyone’s help and support. We have a donation link and thank everyone for your financial support. Click on the following to make a donation:
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We look forward to continuing our face to face worship at 10:30 and noon. You can read the Pastor’s Page at the above link or by clicking here: http://www.stjacob.net/html/pastor-s_page.html
St. Jacob Lutheran Church has been serving the Miamisburg community since 1821. Even though we are 200 years old in a 155 year old building, we are getting better with age thanks to the wonderful guidance and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. We have worship services each Sunday at 10:30am (with organ) and noon (with guitar). Our Sunday School will begin at 9:00am when we are able to meet safely again.
Please browse our Web site for more information about St Jacob Lutheran Church. If you have questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 937-866-4324.
St. Jacob Lutheran trivia in Miamisburg Did you know the following places in Miamisburg are named after St. Jacob members? We know you have been on Heincke Road. That is named after one of St. Jacob’s first pastors. He had a farm on that road. Other streets named after our folks include Zeck Road, Benner Road and Kercher Street. Larry Benner was our world traveling clown/musician and Lawrence Avenue is named after him. We play sports at Rice Field. That is named after long time members. Bechler Field also has the name of SJ folks. Bauer Elementary School is named after a very faithful St. Jacob woman by the name of Levita Bauer.
Did you know our church bell was cast in 1832? It did not have a very pleasing sound with the first cast, so the story goes that many St. Jacob folks brought in silver utensils and silver coins to improve it. The bell was recast and the extra silver did the trick. The bell has been ringing true and clear for nearly two centuries. By the way, the name of our city is spelled in an unusual way on the bell - MIAMIESBURG!!!
A few years ago Betty Daily wrote a nice poem about our bell:
Listen carefully, you can hear,
the bells of St. Jacob ring loud and clear.
Their cheerful chimes are spread around,
everywhere all over town.
You can even tell the time of day,
for the bells ring out in a special way.
They tell when it’s quarter, half or hour.
A timely reminder of God’s holy power.
Those bells were paid for by donation.
Just hearing them brings much elation.
They are a wonderful gift of love,
that rings out clearly to God above.
Sometimes a favorite hymn you’ll hear,
over an evening breeze, loud and clear.
The familiar tones are quite a treat,
and bring us memories that are so sweet.