Welcome to the official web page for St Jacob Lutheran Church in Miamisburg, Ohio.
The site was last updated on May 24th. Sorry for the delay as we hit a technical snag. We finally have this link to our service for the 7th Sunday of Easter. We also updated the following on the 18th of May: the Pastor’s Page, the Recent News, our Day Camp, our Members, Softball, the Capital U. page and, of course, this home page. Life has certainly changed a lot in the since mid-March. We are hoping and praying that we can soon move back to face to face services on June 7th. Until then, we are having worship services online and are very thankful to Andy Schultz for all his work with this. So.....go in peace and serve the Lord!!!
This is our 7th Sunday of Easter service for May 24th:
Our ministry continues at St. Jacob 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 once again having 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 199 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 begins at 9:00am.
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.