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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

Our next Sunday worship services are November 19th (24th Sunday after Pentecost) at 10:30 and noon. The 10:30 service is led by the pipe organ (with our new midi system) and the noon service is led by guitars. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “Well Done” and it will be based on the gospel for Sunday (Matthew 25:14-30). You can read the gospel and the entire Bible at www.biblegateway.com

Thanks for visiting We hope you enjoy your time on our humble website.  We may not be as big and fancy as some places but we have important people here......people like you!

Prayers of the Church  How exciting to have Nick and Bree Gore at the noon service with their new little one, Avery Elizabeth. It was also great to see Mable Braunschweiger back in church. Dale Schram is also getting better and we look forward to seeing him back in church. Our prayers are with Dick Myers, who is now in the hospital at Kettering, Bev Kingrey, Jim Williams, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Charlie Case, Bob Greenlee, Zachary Boyd (in the military), Christopher Boyd (in the seminary) and Madison Wolfe (in the Philippines as a missionary).

Prayer of the day for 24th Sunday after Pentecost: Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Great Reformation time around these parts Here at St. Jacob we had lots of red balloons and Martin Luther sticker booklets for the kids. Best of all, though, were the powerful hymns and scriptures which told of God’s love and grace for us. Our synod also had a great service on the Sunday before Reformation Day at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Dublin. The sanctuary was overflowing with participants who were treated to an amazing service full of great voices from the choir, great brass from the band and great music from the organ. The preacher for the service was our bishop and she had a terrific message that was greeted with applause after she was completed. And just this past Sunday we had a historic joint prayer service at Epiphany with Lutherans and Roman Catholics. Bishops were there from both church bodies and there was also a joint choir. It was a special night of prayer and praise.

Our hayride went well Yes, despite all the rain in the afternoon, the skies cleared in time for our annual hayride at the Warrick Farm on Union Road. How great to see all the animals, all the trees, all the s’mores and more. Of course, we also had a great campfire and a terrific hayride. It was a good night with lots of participation.

Sewing workshop This was recently held at St. Jacob and a number of people attended to get ready for the 200th anniversary of Miamisburg. It was great to see rooms full of activity and sewing.

A good piece of scripture and more great words from the Bible. Matthew 25:23 ”Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”

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:
http://pinehavenfarmersvilleohio.blogspot.com/2010/10/heres-church-and-heres-steeple.html

Here are some events and dates to consider:
November 15-Choir rehearsal for joint Thanksgiving service
November 16-Lunch Bunch at T.J. Chumps
November 18-Springboro Christmas parade
November 19-Area Thanksgiving worship service-Zion
November 23-Community Thanksgiving Day meal