PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are October 21st at 10:30 and noon. It will be the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Worship will be at 10:30 (led by the pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars). The gospel text is Mark 10:35-45 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 Pearl (Dee) Vannet. She died this past week and her burial will be back near her home in California. We also pray for Jim DeYoung who was in the hospital last week. Pat Muller recently fell and she is in our prayers along with Hank and Shirley Dodson (they just moved to 10 Wilmington Place in Dayton), Jerry Boaz, Loueda Schultz, Bob Greenlee, Darleen Payne, Don Stupp, Bev Kingrey, Sandy Jones, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (in training to be a chaplain).
Hurricane Michael Our thoughts and prayers are with all those struggling with the recovery from that powerful storm. Most especially we remember Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Panama City. Their roof was blown off. We found out about them because Vicci Jackli’s sister attends that church!!!
Prayer of the day for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost: Sovereign God, you turn your greatness into goodness for all the peoples on earth. Shape us into willing servants of your kingdom, and make us desire always and only your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Holiday at Home parade We are still celebrating about the big Labor Day parade in Kettering. We were spotted by several members 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 to be able to look back on how great our unit looked, 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 10:45 “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
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:
October 20-Loueda Schultz 90th birthday open house
October 20-Improv Theater from 6-8:30
October 25-Lunch Bunch at Bullwinkle’s
October 27-Halloween recital at 2pm and 2 piano concerto at 6pm
November 17-Springboro Christmas parade
November 18-Community Thanksgiving service at St. Jacob-7pm
November 22-Free Thanksgiving Day Luncheon from 12:30-2:30
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”