ST. JACOB LUTHERAN CHURCH
                                                              we are located in the beautiful historic
                                                            downtown section of Miamisburg, Ohio

                                                          

                                                               The family of St. Jacob is dedicated in
                                                                  love to sharing the gospel of Christ
                                                                              with our neighbors!!!

Welcome to the official web page for St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Miamisburg, Ohio.  This site was last updated on Monday, April 8th.  We survived the eclipse and were reminded once again about the great and wonderful power of God!!!  Please come and join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 (led by the pipe organ) or noon (led by guitars).  We usually have Sunday School at 9am but on Easter Sunday we will have a breakfast at 9!!!  Yum!!!
 

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 is now in their 203rd year.  It seems like just yesterday when we had a big celebration for our 200th.  One way or another, we are excited about the about our next 200 years.  The following areas of our website were updated on the 8th of April.....the Pastor’s Page, Recent News, Softball, Vacation Bible School, our Members, the Capital U. page and, of course, this home page.  We also have a section to support a two point parish in North Carolina.  We are thankful to be able to have weekly in-person services and we are also able to have on-line services thanks to those who are  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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Please browse our Web site for more information about St Jacob Lutheran Church. If you have questions, please e-mail us at webmaster@stjacob.net 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 1839?  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 the tone.  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 number of 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.