PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday will be the seventh Sunday of Easter. The gospel for this Sunday will be John 17:6-19 and the sermon theme is “Jesus Prays.” We are so thrilled to continue to offer face to face worship services this Sunday at 10:30 and noon. It is great to see more and more folks back in worship again. We appreciate everyone cooperating so we can continue to have these in-person services. How great it is to have everyone wearing masks and keeping their social distance. You can read the gospel and more of the Bible at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
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 snazzy 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 are so excited to see COVID-19 numbers going down. We continue to pray for anyone who is sick as well as our medical people and all who are getting the vaccine. It was good to see Mary Schmidt at the noon service with her family. She is moving around better and not using her walker. She is very thankful for our prayers as she recovered from a pelvis fracture. Others in our prayers include Linda Hippert, Pat Muller, Rick Reckeweg, Helen Glenn, Bill Jackle, Bev Kingrey, Patricia Junker, the Dodsons and our military folks Zac Boyd, Steven Greenlee, Jacob Gore, Ben Sweeney and his family in South Korea.
Good news for our Sunday School We are having a great time with our children back in Sunday School again. They have even helped with special music. Now the adult class is also meeting again. Please join us at 9:30 every Sunday.
Former Mayor Dick Church thinks it is time for Lunch Bunch again Would you like to join us for some Lunch Bunch activities? We have it scheduled for May 27th at Bullwinkle’s. It all starts at 11:30.
Our Food Pantry serves the community It has been our honor to help others in need and so we continue to collect food and distribute in our neighborhood. How wonderful to have partners like Mound Elementary and Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Can you believe we have taken 2350 food items for their relief efforts in the Trotwood community? They send their sincere thanks to us and to Mound Elementary. Our prayers are with everyone as we try to do our best through this unique time.
Prayer of the day for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
2019 was a year that ended so well Miamisburg had its big annual Holiday Fest in the downtown area in December and we were happy to have a nice unit in the parade. When can we ever have a parade again? Maybe the fall of 2021? We also had a bazaar of gently used Christmas items back at the church in 2019 and then there was the Sunday School Christmas program. That was terrific. Many thanks to all who helped with these busy but important activities. We missed those events in 2020. Maybe we can do all of that again in 2021?
Other great events here from 2019 (we pray we can do these in 2021)
-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 time 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 powerful scripture Here are some good words from our gospel for this coming Sunday. John 17:10 Jesus said “All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.”
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:
We wish we could list so many events here but so much has changed
May 11-Scout night at St. Jacob
May 12-Bible Study at 7pm
May 13-Catechism class at 6:30
May 23-the Day of Pentecost
?celebrate our 200th? ?July 4th weekend or Labor Day weekend?
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........love a ton in 2021!!!