PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are June 24th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the 4th Sunday and John the Baptist Sunday. The 10:30 service is led by the pipe organ (with our new midi system). The noon service is led by guitars. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “The child grew and became strong” and is based upon on the gospel text of Mark 4:26-3. You can read it at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
Thanks for visiting We hope you enjoy your time on our new website. We may not be as big and fancy as some places but we are trying. And, after all, we have important people here......people like you!
Prayers of the Church We pray for Ruth Allen who was in the hospital for a bit this past week. Our prayers continue for Hank and Shirley Dodson, Darleen Payne, Bev Kingrey, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Charlie Case, Bob Greenlee, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (chaplain training).
Prayer of the day for John the Baptist Sunday: Almighty God, by your gracious providence your servant John the Baptist was born to Elizabeth and Zechariah. Grant to your people the wisdom to see your purpose and the openness to hear your will, that the light of Christ may increase in us, though Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Bicentennial parade this past Saturday was great How exciting it is to report that our unit looked great. We had over 30 people participating. And rumor has it that there will be a picture of Dale Schram in the paper as he is waving from the parade route on the back of a bicycle!!! And the great news is we get to do it all again on the 23rd. It will be the parade that closes the week long celebration.
Luther House Gang reunion This past Sunday was a tremendous reunion of the 60’s youth groups at St. Jacob known as the “Luther House Gang.” They were led by Mayor Dick Church and he was here to greet the gang and enjoy some good story telling. Our illustrious Mayor also told about bicentennial events and how well everything is going. The city looks great and Pastor Hout is proud to be the first person in the new water fountain/water park that was just finished.
Looking back-Our sanctuary was packed for Easter Sunday and we had lots of visitors. How great to see both services so well attended. We also had a great Easter breakfast and a fun egg hunt. Many thanks to all who helped in so many ways to make all of this happen.
Looking back-fabulous S. S. Christmas program How great to have so many people involved in our annual Sunday School Christmas program. We remember that only a few years ago we were talking about having to cancel this event because we did not have any children. Yet, God has been good to us and here we are with not only a great program with lots of children but also a wonderful carry-in dinner before the event. Yum!!!
Looking back-Thanksgiving Day meal was AMAZING!!! We had a record crowd here for the 2017 edition of this meal. Can you believe we served 425 meals? Volunteers came from all over and worked together so well. Who could have dreamed of such a wonderful response? Many thanks to all who helped and especially to our coordinator and organizer, Dawn Warrick.
Looking back and ahead - a good piece of scripture More great words from the Bible......Luke 1:80 “The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.”
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:
June 20-Co-ed softball at 6:15
June 23-Closing Bicentennial parade at 11am (but talk to Pastor Hout about lineup)
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”