PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
We are still hoping for a happy new year and have made it to the month of March. We are praying for good times “under the sun in 2021.” We have worked hard at making everything safe and now are starting our ninth month of face to face Sunday worship services. We had a great annual meeting with lots of plans for 2021. We are so thankful for the special church council meetings and the extra “reopen St. Jacob” planning meetings to get us safely to this point. Big big big thanks go to Andy Schultz and Dawn Warrick who are still recording our services and putting them on Facebook.
This coming Sunday will be the Third Sunday in Lent. The gospel for Sunday will be John 2:13-22. The sermon theme is “His Disciples Remembered.” We are so thrilled to continue to offer face to face worship services this Sunday at 10:30 and noon. We appreciate everyone cooperating so we can continue to have these in-person services. How great it is to have everyone wearing masks and keeping their social distance. 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 snazzy 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 those who are sick from COVID-19 and the medical field that is working so hard to take care of everyone. We pray for the COVID-19 vaccine. We also pray for Bev Kingry, Linda Hippert, Helen Glenn, Pat Muller, Bill Jackle, Rick Reckeweg, the Dodsons and our military folks Steven Greenlee, Zac Boyd, Jacob Gore, Ben Sweeney and his family in South Korea.
Please also pray for our Sunday School We are having our children meet again for Sunday School. This all started on the last Sunday in February.
Our Food Pantry and Souper Bowl Sunday Many thanks to all who helped us highlight the hungry recently. We are so thankful for the letter “o”. When it is added to Super Bowl Sunday we get a day to remember those who are in special need. We appreciate all the food for our pantry especially the large amount from Mound Elementary. They donated so much to help us even though they are not meeting in their building!!! It has also been our privilege to share a lot of items with our friends at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Can you believe we have taken 2350 food items for their relief efforts in the Trotwood community? They send their sincere thanks to us and to Mound Elementary. Our prayers are with everyone as we try to do our best through these trying days.
Prayer of the day for the Third Sunday in Lent: Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace, and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
2019 was a year that ended so well 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. When can we ever have a parade again? 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. We missed those events in 2020. Maybe we can do all of that again in 2021?
Other great events around here from 2019 (we pray we can do these in 2021)
-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 powerful scripture Here are some good words from our gospel for this coming Sunday. John 2:22 “After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
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:
We wish we could list so many events here but so much has changed
March 2-Scout night at St. Jacob
March 3-Lenten worship at 7pm (sorry - no soup supper before this)
March 4-Confirmation class at 6:30
March 10-Lenten worship at 7pm
April 4-Easter Sunday
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........love a ton in 2021!!!