PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are January 20th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the Second Sunday after Epiphany. We hope there will be less snow and more people this coming weekend!!! Worship will be at 10:30 (led by the pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars). The gospel text is John 2:1-11 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “Filled”. 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 Our prayers continue for the family and friends of Noah Kinser, the young man who died in a recent shooting in downtown Miamisburg. Pastor Hout knew him from Miamisburg Cross-Country. Others in our prayers include Robert Cain (Pastor Hout’s neighbor), Pat Muller, Darleen Payne, Hank & Shirley Dodson, Bev Kingrey, Bob Greenlee, Don Stupp, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (training to be a chaplain).
Prayer of the day for the Second Sunday after Epiphany: Lord God, source of every blessing, you showed forth your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son, who broutght gladness and salvation to his people. Transform us by the Spirit of his love, that we may find our life together in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Congregational meeting on January 20th This meeting will begin after the 10:30 worship service. All are invited to it as we make plans for the coming year....our 198th!!!
We had lots of Christmas activities going on around here Many thanks to the many who came out for our Christmas Eve candle light services where we sang Silent Night and remembered the 200th anniversary of that hymn. Thanks, also, go to all who helped with our Sunday School Christmas program. We had a fine meal beforehand and a great program thanks to all the children and adults involved. Extra special thanks go to Dr. Marcia Vannet for her work in writing the play and directing it.
The Miamisburg Holiday Festival also went very well. Many thanks to all who helped with the parade unit. It was fun to be in front of the Batmobile!!! Our bazaar of gently used Christmas items received a lot of activity. We thank everyone who helped us with that.
The Miamisburg Community Chorus Christmas concert helped us all get into the right spirit of the season. The group did a fine job with their theme “Born a Savior, Born a King.” The crowd at the Baum house liked it so much they gave the chorus a standing ovation. The group is under the direction of our very own Dale Schram.
Thanksgiving weekend was also special around these parts We had two big community events at St. Jacob. One was the combined area thanksgiving worship with a giant choir. We also had a big dinner on Thanksgiving day that served 395 meals.
Some great scripture Here are more wonderful words from the Bible. They come from our gospel this coming Sunday......John 2:11 “Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.”
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:
January 20-congregational meeting following the 10:30 service
March 6-Ash Wednesday - service at 7pm
April 21-Easter Sunday
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”