PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are September 8th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the thirteenth 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 14:25-33 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be about carrying the cross and following Jesus. You can read the gospel and more of the Bible at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
The St. Jacob parade unit was busy on Labor Day It was great to see the nice weather and exciting to see the huge crowds out on September 2nd at the Kettering Holiday at Home parade. St. Jacob was honored to be included and we had a colorful unit with bright orange shirts. Can you believe it was Pastor Hout’s 25th time in this parade on his six foot unicycle?
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 are with the family and friends of Bart Kraft who attended St. Jacob for many years before moving to Florida. We also pray for the family and friends of David Carroll (a relative of the Cash’s). We also pray for the family and friends of Jim Church. His funeral will be Thursday morning with visitation on Wednesday night at Gebhart/Schmidt/Parramore Funeral Home. We continue to pray for those recovering from tornadoes and shootings. Others in our prayers include Pat Muller, Linda Hippert, Bev Kingrey, Bob Greenlee, Hank and Shirley Dodson. We are so happy for Darleen and Jim Payne who home again. We do not want to forget to pray for our military men Zac Boyd and Jacob Gore as well as Ben Sweeney and his family in South Korea. Chris Boyd on internship in Montpelier is also in our prayers.
Prayer of the day for 13th Sunday after Pentecost: O God, overflowing with mercy and compassion, you lead back to yourself all those who go astray. Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ, our savior and Lord. Amen.
The Paragon Quartet was recently and they were fabulous. How exciting to have their terrific barbershop harmony in our very acoustic sanctuary. We also had a special treat with the Roush triplets on their violins and cello. To top everything off, we had a number of top spinners with us to help with the children’s sermon. It was quite a service on the last Sunday in September.
Our BIG spin top gathering was this fantastic It was all so amazing. We were stunned at how well everything went. The weather was perfect, the participation was terrific and the friendship was top notch. There were people spinning on Friday afternoon, Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday morning in worship! How about that for a whirling weekend? The national championships were in our very own Albrecht Hall (fellowship hall) at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Youth battles went on from 5-8 that evening down at Riverfront park. There was even a world record set for the longest wire walker (a top moving along a string). The spinner traveled from the top of our outdoor fire escape, across the parking lot and the alley all the way to the senior center building 134 feet away!!!
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 15:10 “Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
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:
September 3-Scout Night at St. Jacob
September 4-Bible Study - 7pm
September 15-Canal District Neighborhood Watch meeting
September 26-Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza starting at 11:30am
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”