PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are November 18th at 10:30 and noon. It will be the 26th Sunday after Pentecost. Worship will be at 10:30 (led by the pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars). The gospel text is Mark 13:1-8 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “Beware Again”. You can read the gospel and more of the Bible at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
Join us for a special Thanksgiving worship It all starts at 7pm on the 18th of November. That is a Sunday evening and we will be hosting four other churches for that combined event.
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 Our prayers are with Veterans everywhere. We also pray for Pat Muller, Hank and Shirley Dodson, Bev Kingrey, Jerry Boaz, Bob Greenlee, Darleen Payne, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (in training to be a chaplain).
Prayer of the day for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost: Almighty God, your sovereign purpose brings salvation to birth. Give us faith to be steadfast amid the tumults of this world, trusting that your kingdom comes and your will is done through your Son, 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 13:5 “Beware that no one leads you astray.”
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 18-Community Thanksgiving service at St. Jacob-7pm
November 22-Free Thanksgiving Day Luncheon from 12:30-2:30
December 8-Holiday Festival - bazzar from 11-2:30 and parade at 2:30
December 16-Sunday School Christmas program: dinner at 5 - program follow
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”