PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday will be the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The gospel for this Sunday is Mark 9:38-50. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “Salt is Good” We are so thrilled to continue to offer face to face worship services this Sunday at 10:30 and noon. It is great to see more and more folks back in worship again. We appreciate everyone cooperating so we can continue to have these in-person services. How great to not have to wear so many masks although keeping social distance is still a good thing. You can read the gospel and more of the Bible at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
We had a great 200th celebration!!! Many thanks to the many who did so much to make this day so special. The bishop was here and preached a powerful sermon. The Paragon Quartet was here and they sang some powerful songs. The Mayor of Miamisburg was here and gave us a powerful proclamation. What a great day it was for all of us.
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 are happy to report that Louie Cluxton did so well after his surgery that he was back in worship this Sunday. We were also happy to see the Schrams in worship after they had a lockdown in the facility where they live. Our prayers continue for the Dodsons, Pat Muller, Bev Kingrey, Bill Jackle, Lucy Howard, Patricia Junker and our military folks Jacob Boyd, Steven Greenlee, Zac Boyd, Ben Sweeney and his family. We give thanks to God for a successful and a safe parade in Kettering at the Holiday at Home event.
We had our Rally Day for our School School We tried to be cautious as we stayed apart and did not sing as much as we normally do. We also had more craft work this year which worked out well as people colored crosses of all shapes and sizes. It is great to have our openings back for Sunday School and we are also back to meeting at 9:00 again. Come join us!!!
Our special Bread Ministry and Food Pantry What a joy it is to continue to help others in need. We thank God for the work we have been able to do with Mound Elementary and 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 unique times.
Canal District Neighborhood Watch This local group has been meeting monthly and the September meeting is the 20th. It looks like there might be some rain so we will probably meet at St. Jacob. If the weather is nice, we will meet at Keelboat park on Pearl Street.
Whirled Top Festival We sure had a great weekend of spinning fun. Many many thanks to all who participated and made this such a special event. It is great to remind everyone (especially our young ones) how there are so many fun activities to be involved in that do not involve a computer.
Prayer of the day for the 18th Sunday after Pentcost Generous God, your Son gave his life that we might come to peace with you. Give us a share of your Spirit, and in all we do empower us to bear the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Once every hundred years a softball miracle happens at St. Jacob!!! It took a while, but we finally played more games than rainouts. We still can’t believe that we had five rainouts? Amazingly, though, when the weather cleared we were able to pull out some big wins. Our regular season ended with a big win over the only other team with one loss. It was a close one but we won by a score of 13-11. We received a bye in the season ending tournament and won a game to get to the league championship. We did not win that game but we are happy to say we won the regular season and were second in the league tournament. How great to have the league commissioner come and present the giant trophy to us!!!
Some powerful scripture Here are some words from our gospel for this coming Sunday. Mark 9:40.....”Salt is good, but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
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 are so happy to list more and more events here:
September 20-Neighborhood Watch meeting
September 21-Scout night at St. Jacob
September 22-Bible Study at 7pm
September 23-Lunch Bunch at Bennett’s Publical - 11:30am
September 23-Catechism at 6:30pm
September 26-Highlighting Pastor Starkey in worship
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........love a ton in 2021!!!