PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are January 26th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the Third Sunday after Epiphany. Worship on that day 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 will be Matthew 4:12-23 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “He Called Them.” 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 Jim Bustillo and his family upon the death of his mother Bettye. Phyllis Abney fell and is in therapy. Mable Braunschweiger is also in therapy at the hospital for her back. We pray for them and also Dave Reidenbach. Others in our prayers include Lois Masters, Linda Hippert, Joan Fant, Pat Muller, Bob Greenlee, Hank & Shirley Dodson and Bev Kingrey. We also remember in prayer our military men Zac Boyd and Jacob Gore as well as Ben Sweeney and his family in South Korea. Chris Boyd is on pastoral internship and we pray for him and his work in Montpelier, Ohio.
Our friends in Trotwood Every Wednesday there is a relief effort going on at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. They are still recovering from the crazy tornadoes that hit their area especially hard. We were fortunate to take several hundred items up to them this past week. They send us a big “THANK YOU” to us and to Mound Elementary.
Prayer of the day for the Third Sunday after Epiphany: Lord God, your lovingkindness always goes before us and follows after us. Summon us into your light, and direct our steps in the ways of goodness that come through the cross of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
It is a new year but we sure had a busy end to 2019. Miamisburg had its big annual Holiday Fest in the downtown area in December and we were happy to have a nice unit in the parade. We also had a bazaar of gently used Christmas items back at the church. Then there was the Sunday School Christmas program. That was terrific. Many thanks to all who helped with these busy but important activities.
Thanksgiving week Whew!!! It sure was a busy time around these parts. We had a great area wide Thanksgiving service at St. John’s Lutheran. Then we had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day meal in our fellowship hall (also known as Albrecht Hall). Can you believe we served nearly 400 meals?
Other year ending events included:
-a Star City Music Studio Halloween concert with children in full costume
-a terrific hayride with lots of activities and nice weather at warrickfarm.com
-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 - Matthew 4:19 “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”
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 19-Congregational meeting
January 20-Canal District Neighborhood Watch meets at St. Jacob
January 23-Lunch Bunch at Bullwinkle’s Top Hat Bistro
February 2-Souper Bowl Sunday
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........love plenty in 2020!!!