PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are September 23rd at 10:30 and noon. It will be the 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Worship will be at 10:30 (led by the pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars). The sermon theme for the day will be “Your Welcome”. The gospel text is Mark 9:30-37 and it can be read it at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
Thanks for visiting stjacob.net We are glad you are here. We may not be as flashy as some other sites but we are doing our best. And, after all, we have important people here......people like you!
Prayers of the Church We pray for the family and friends of Ruth Allen. Her funeral service will be this Friday, the 21st at Gebhart/Schmidt/Parramore beginning at 10:30am. Our prayers are also with Loueda Schultz and Bob Greenlee who were hospitalized this past week. Loueda is now at Kingston Manor and Bob is at Heartland. Others in our prayers include Pearl Vannet, Hank and Shirley Dodson, Darleen Payne, Don Stupp, Bev Kingrey, Sandy Jones, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (chaplain training).
We remember It felt good to pray for all those involved or touched by 9/11. It is so sad to read in the paper where people are dealing with cancer they received while helping with that tragedy. Our prayers continue for everyone even though the date of 9/11 is past.
Prayer of the day for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: O God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as servants of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Holiday at Home parade Did you see us in the big Labor Day parade in Kettering? We were spotted on channel 2 and channel 7 news. Our picture was also in the paper before the parade. It was a warm day but a great day as our unit looked sharp and we all had a good walk (or ride) in the parade.
Wow what a great whirled top fest It was Christmas in August at our big top spinning event. Not only did we have people attend from all other the United States (and even the Philippines) but we had the giant top collection from Don Olney (the Toycrafter) to look at and enjoy. Many thanks to all who came to see the National Championships in our Albrecht Hall. There were a record number of competitors!!! The event then moved to newly renovated Riverfront park for the children’s battle top challenge. What a close competition that was. It was quite a weekend and Pastor Hout says thanks to everyone for the wonderful memories.
The Bicentennial parades in June were terrific!!! How exciting it is to report that our unit looked great not once but twice. Yes, there were two bicentennial parades and they were at the beginning and closing of a big week of celebrating. We had over two dozen people participating in our group. It was also great to see a picture of Dale Schram in the paper as he is waving from the parade route on the back of a bicycle.
Some great scripture Here are more wonderful words from the Bible......Mark 9:37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
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 20-Church Council
September 27-Lunch Bunch at TJ Chumps
October 14-Congregational meeting
Coming in October-a hayride for the entire congregation!!!
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”