The season of Lent is upon us Please join us for worship every Wednesday at 7pm with a soup supper at 6pm. Ash Wednesday is the 14th and there not be a soup supper that evening but worship will be at 7. The soup suppers begin on the 21st.
Souper Bowl Sunday was a great time to highlight the SOUPer Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. How nice to remember the hungry on this day with food for the food pantry, cash for food pantry food or a check for the fine ELCA world hunger fund.
Happy New Year 2018 We had our annual congregational meeting and have lots of plans for the coming year. Many thanks to all who participated in the meeting. We look forward to another year of ministry at 213 E. Central Avenue and beyond.
Christmas Eve worship was wonderful We had a lot of people and a lot of great Christmas music along with the great scriptures all about the birth of our Savior. Many thanks to all who helped out with all the special music and the special decorations and the special love of the season. The place sure looks great under candlelight as we sing Silent Night!!!
Sunday School Christmas program was a hit!!! The evening started off slowly but it kept building up steam. Before we knew it, we had a large crowd here for the children’s program. What a great show it was and we even had a baby Jesus with arms and legs waving in the air. Many thanks to the Christian Education committee for all their work with this special evening. Big thanks to all who brought so much great food before the show. The biggest thanks of all go to Marcia Vannet for organizing the evening and the show and writing the program and so much more. Whew!!!
Miamisburg Holiday Festival - parade and bazaar In early December our fair city had its annual winter festival. How great to see the historic downtown buzzing. We were honored to have a unit in the parade and back in our building we had our annual bazaar of Christmas items. It was a good day with lots of activity, despite the cold. Many thanks to all who helped out in one way or another.
Good Job Miamisburg Community Chorus Once again, the choir from our city did the job. They had a great Christmas concert at the Baum Opera House with an enthusiastic crowd. Especially impressive was the work of their 95 year old director, Dale Schram, who just got out of the hospital from gallbladder surgery.
WOW!!! What a great Thanksgiving Day Meal This meal has been going on for over two decades but none was bigger than the 2017 edition. From 12:30 to 2:30 on the 23rd we served 425 meals. That is, by far, the largest crowd we have ever had. The helpers for this meal came from far and wide but everyone worked together well and the meals were served with love and a smile. Everyone said they tasted great, too. Many thanks to all who helped in one way or another and the biggest thanks of all go to our organizer and coordinator Dawn Warrick.
Read about our pipe organ Here is an interesting bit about our pipe organ:
AND BELOW IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT US: Our parish is located in the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Read more about what's happening in our synod at the Synod Home Page
St. Jacob is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (the ELCA). Read more about it at the ELCA Website
The ELCA also has a very fine magazine. Check it out at “The Lutheran”
Our softball and volleyball team plays Monday nights with the Miamisburg Churches.
We have a Lenten fair each March with lots of great “hands on” learning!
There is a great daily devotion on the ELCA webpage. Check it out by clicking here