PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are December 16th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the third Sunday of Advent. Worship will be at 10:30 (led by the pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars). The gospel text is Luke 3:7-18 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “The Ax”. 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 are with Elizabeth and Jason Bruns. They just had a new baby!!! Hazel Evelyn is a little small so she is still at the hospital in the NICU unit. We pray for her along with Loueda Schultz, Joan Reichhart, Pat Muller, Darleen Payne, Hank and Shirley Dodson, Bev Kingrey, Jerry Boaz, Bob Greenlee, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (training to be a chaplain).
Prayer of the day for Third Sunday of Advent: Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that, rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
The Miamisburg Holiday Festival was this past weekend and it 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 was also this weekend. 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 Day meal at St. Jacob was so special and it was great to have so many people enjoy the special day with a special meal. Can you believe 395 meals were served? Tell your friends and bring an empty tummy!!!
Combined thanksgiving worship was tremendous How wonderful to have five congregations go together for this great time of worship. Last Sunday evening we were blessed to have a giant choir of fifty voices from all the churches and other instuments like guitars, violins and bells. Many thanks to the pastors and worship leaders from Trinity, St. Henry, St. John, Zion and St. Jacob.
Some great scripture Here are more wonderful words from the Bible......from our gospel this coming Sunday......Luke 3:8 “Bear fruits worthy of repentance.”
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:
December 16-Sunday School Christmas program: dinner at 5 - program follows
December 24-Christmas Eve worship at 7:30pm and 11:00pm
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”