PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are August 25th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. 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 this Sunday is Luke 13:10-17 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “Rejoicing.” 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 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 continue to pray for those recovering from tornadoes and shootings. We also pray for the family and friends of Tim Schram. His funeral was this past week. Linda Hippert at Lincoln Manor and Pat Muller at River Oaks are in our prayers. We celebrate for Darleen and Jim Payne who finally reached their goal of returning home!!! Others in our prayers include Bev Kingrey and Bob Greenlee along with Hank and Shirley Dodson. Hank asks us to especially pray for Shirley as her memory is not getting any better. We also pray for our military men Zac Boyd and Jacob Gore as well as Ben Sweeney and family in South Korea. Chris Boyd on internship is also in our prayers.
Prayer of the day for 11th Sunday after Pentecost: O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded by great dangers, we cannot by ourselves stand upright. Give us strength of mind and body, so that even when we suffer because of human sin, we may rise victorious through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Pool Party and Day Camp are over Can you believe it was warm and it did not rain on our pool party? What a great night. We also had a great week of Day Camp with great counselors from all over including people from Germany, Poland, Scotland and Ireland. We had a building full of people. We had an exciting ice cream social, park day at Germantown Reserve, water day with Fire Trucks hosing us down and so much more.
Coed Softball season is complete We fielded a great team and lots of enthusiastic players this year. There were sure a lot of close games, too. And we won several of them!!! Many thanks to all who played and cheered for us. We are a young team so people are already saying “wait until next year”. There is talk about us possibly moving to a Monday night church league. That would be great! Anyone want to play a game of Vintage Baseball this summer? That is an old timey game with a big soft ball, wooden bats and no gloves!!!
We are still smiling about the Talent Show We were so thrilled to see all the people and all the acts at the 2019 St. Jacob Talent Show. We also had a lot of food for the meal so it was a fantastic evening. Can you believe we not only had piano solos, but we also had piano duets on two pianos? There were dulcimers and guitars and riddles and spinning tops and stand up comedy and spinning plates and small bikes and large bikes and spinning eggs and violins and drums and New York City cane walkers and cup songs and more. Whew. What an amazing night!!!
Some great scripture Here are some words from our gospel for this coming Sunday - Luke 13:17 “When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.”
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:
August 19-Canal District Neighborhood watch - 6pm at St. Jacob
August 20-Scout Night at St. Jacob
August 21-Bible Study - 7pm
August 22-Lunch Bunch at Bullwinkle’s Top Hat Bistro- 11:30am
August 24-Whirled Festival of Top Spinning
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”