PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday will be the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The gospel for this Sunday will be John 6:1-21 and Pastor Hout’s theme will be “They Were Satisfied.” 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 to not have to wear so many masks although keeping social distance is still a good thing. 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!!!
Day Camp was last week!!! It was most surely a great time as we talked about our faith from “Generation to Generation” including such great Biblical characters as Abraham & Sarah, Joseph, David, Mary, Paul, Timothy, Lydia.....and YOU!!! Many thanks to all who came to camp and special thanks to all the adults for their work in organizing the week.
Prayers of the Church We are so thankful for the opportunity to pray for others. Our prayers are with Matt & Chelsea Muncy and their family as their little Maverick has gone to the church triumphant. We pray for Elnora and Dale Schram who are at Elmcroft. Others in our prayers include Shelly Macy, Helen
Glenn, Pat Muller, Linda Hippert, Bill Jackle, Bev Kingrey, Patricia Junker, Rick Reckeweg, the Dodsons and our military folks Steven Greenlee, Zac Boyd, Jacob Gore, Ben Sweeney and his family. We are so happy to report that Ben Sweeney and his family are now back from South Korea. We pray for all dealing with this pandemic and we pray for all involved in that horrific condo collapse in Miami.
Sunday School for all ages is meeting again We are having a great time with all our youth and adults back in Sunday School again. Some of the youth have even helped with special music. Please join us at 9:30 every Sunday.
Lunch Bunch is the 22nd at Ron’s Pizza It has been great to have nice crowds at our May and June meetings. There has been a lot of great discussion and good planning about our 200th anniversary, including a special meeting on the 8th of July. Now we are ready for our next regularly scheduled Lunch Bunch which will be July 22nd at Ron’s Pizza.
Bread Ministry and Food Pantry update Our distribution has slowed a bit here in the last several weeks but people are still very very thankful for the help we have been able to give them. We look forward to still serving others by helping those in need as we continue to collect food and distribute it in our neighborhood. We give thanks to god for our 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.
Canal District Neighborhood Watch The group will meet on the 19th of July. We will once again have a lot of great discussion about our area. Most certainly there will be some talk about our downtown and D.O.R.A. (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area). None of our district will be in this area but we will be near it. New signs are up which show where the D.O.R.A. district ends.
Prayer of the day for the 9th Sunday after Pentcost: Gracious God, you have placed within the hearts of all your children a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth. Grant that we may know your Son to be the true bread of heaven and share this bread with all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Amazing!!! What a year!!! Co-ed softball plays for the championship!!! We finally have played more games than rainouts. Can we have had five rainouts? Amazingly, though, when the weather cleared we were able to pull out some big wins. We lost our first game over a week ago but then came back to beat the same team in our most recent game 18-13. We play for the league championship this coming Wednesday the 21st at 6pm.
Some powerful scripture Here are some words from our gospel for this coming Sunday. John 6:20.....Jesus said to them “It is I; do not be afraid.”
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 are so happy to list more and more events here:
July 19-Neighborhood Watch at 6pm
July 20-Scout night at St. Jacob
July 21-Softball game at 6pm
July 21-Bible Study at 7pm
July 22-Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza - 11:30am
August 29-200th celebration following the noon worship service
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........love a ton in 2021!!!