PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are November 17th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the 23rd 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 21:5-19 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “Endurance.” 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 We pray for Loueda Schultz who is at Kingston Health Care Facility. Others in our prayers include Linda Hippert, Joan Fant, Bob Greenlee, Pat Muller, Bev Kingrey and Hank & Shirley Dodson. Our military folks are also in our prayers: Zac Boyd and Jacob Gore as well as Ben Sweeney and his family in South Korea. Chris Boyd on internship in Montpelier, Ohio is also in our prayers. We do not want to forget all those recovering from tornadoes and shootings and hurricanes and any other struggle of life. We just took hundreds of items of food to Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Trotwood. They are so very thankful and want to come visit us in worship to thank us personally.
Veterans Day As we are typing this it is Veterans Day. We honored our veterans in worship this past Sunday. When we asked veterans to raise their hands it was surprising how many we have at St. Jacob. Our prayers are with them and all veterans.
All Saints Sunday prayers On All Saints Sunday we remembered those who have gone before us in the past year. That list includes Ruth Hileman, Don Stupp, Robert Apple, Gus Nianouris, Jim Church, Tim Schram, Nancy Sue Cameron and Pastor Hout’s neighbor Robert Cain. Our prayers are with their families and friends.
Prayer of the day for 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Embrace us with your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide, we may live through what is temporary without losing what is eternal, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
The Star City Music Studio concert was very special and our Albrecht Hall was packed with people for the event. Many were in full halloween costume. Many others were here to support their favorite pianists. It was quite a day and we were excited to be the host.
Our recent hayride was fabulous We had great weather for the event and a great facility at the Warrick Farm. People of all ages loved the petting zoo, the corn box, the campfire, the food and, of course, the hayrides. Many thanks to all who helped make this such a great evening. Read more about where we were at warrickfarm.com
Some other recent events include.....
-a parade unit in the Kettering Holiday at Home parade
-a visit in worship by the fabulous Paragon Quartet
-a giant top spinning weekend with people from Texas, Georgia, Canada and more
-a fun pool party after a great week of Day Camp
-a solid team in the co-ed softball league
-a Talent Show with lots of various talents
Some great scripture Here are some words from our gospel for this coming Sunday - Luke 21:17-20 “You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair on your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.”
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:
November 12-Scout Night at St. Jacob
November 13-Bible Study - 7pm
November 18-Canal District Neighborhood watch group at St. Jacob
November 21-Lunch Bunch at Bennett’s Publical
November 24-Area wide thanksgiving service at St. John’s Lutheran
November 28-Community Thanksgiving Meal at St. Jacob from 12:30-2:30
December 1-Miamisburg Community Chorus concert at the Baum Opera House
December 7-Miamisburg Holiday Festival with 2:30 parade
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”