PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are December 8th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the second Sunday of Advent. Worship this coming week will be 10:30am (led by the pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars). At 9am we have a Sunday School opening and Sunday School classes. The gospel text will be Matthew 3:1-12 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “The Voice.” You can read the gospel and more of the Bible at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
Also coming up this Saturday is the big annual Holiday Fest in downtown Miamisburg. There will be a parade at 4pm and we will have a bazaar of gently used Christmas items from 3:30-5:30. Please contact Pastor Hout if you can help with our parade unit. Contact Mike McCabe or Kim Izor if you can help with our bazaar.
Thanks for visiting stjacob.net We are so happy you have found us. We hope you enjoy your time here even if we are not as flashy as some other sites. We are doing our best and, after all, we have important people here......people like you!!!
Prayers of the Church We pray for Loueda Schultz, Linda Hippert, Pat Muller, Bev Kingrey, Bob Greenlee and Hank & Shirley Dodson. How exciting to see one of our military men with us in worship this past week - Zac Boyd!!! We continue to pray for him and Jacob Gore and Ben Sweeney and his family in South Korea. Christopher Boyd is also in our prayers as he continues his work toward chaplaincy.
Trotwood is trying to recover but if you drive that way you will still see lots of trees down and lots of destruction from the Memorial Day tornadoes. We are happy to work with Pleasant Green Baptist Church and their efforts to help. They say a big “THANK YOU” for our recent large delivery of cans of food. Our food pantry is looking more empty all the time but we know that a large shipment of canned items will soon be coming our way from Mound Elementary. Many thanks to them for their work with the hungry.
Prayer of the day for the Second Sunday of Advent: Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming nurture our growth as people of repentance and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Thanksgiving week Whew!!! It sure was a busy time around these parts. We had a great area wide Thanksgiving service at St. John’s Lutheran. Then we had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day meal in our fellowship hall (also known as Albrecht Hall). Can you believe we served nearly 400 meals?
Other recent events included:
-a Star City Music Studio Halloween concert with children in full costume
-a terrific hayride with lots of activities and nice weather at warrickfarm.com
-a parade unit in the Kettering Holiday at Home parade
-a visit in worship by the fabulous Paragon Quartet
-a giant top spinning weekend with people from Texas, Georgia, Canada and more
-a fun pool party after a great week of Day Camp
-a solid team in the co-ed softball league
-a Talent Show with lots of various talents
Some great scripture Here are some words from our gospel for this coming Sunday - Matthew 3:3 “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
A Special link because it is a great article about St. Jacob. Part of it was in the paper but we have the entire blog article here with some good pictures:
Here are some events and dates to consider:
December 7-Miamisburg Holiday Festival with 4:00 parade and bazaar 3:30-5:30
December 16-Canal District Neighborhood Watch at 6pm
December 19-Lunch Bunch at TJ Chumps - 11:30am
December 22-Sunday School Christmas program with dinner at 5pm
December 24-Christmas Eve worship services at 7:30 and 11:00
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”