PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are January 21st (Third Sunday after Epiphany) 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 “Followed Him” and it will be based on the gospel (Mark 1:14-20). 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 Our prayers continue for Hank and Shirley Dodson. He was hospitalized but is doing better and still asks for prayers for him and Shirley. Others in our prayers include Dick Myers, Pat Muller, Bev Kingrey, Jim Williams, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Charlie Case, Bob Greenlee, Christopher Boyd (in the seminary), Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Madison Wolfe (in the Philippines as a missionary).
Prayer of the day for Third Sunday after Epiphany: Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Looking ahead This is the 200th anniversary of our fair city and the 197th anniversary of our congregation. Our prayers are with Miamisburg and St. Jacob. Join us as we make plans for the future on January 21st. That will be our annual congregational meeting.
Looking back-fabulous S. S. Christmas program How great to have so many people involved in our annual Sunday School Christmas program. We remember that only a few years ago we were talking about having to cancel this event because we did not have any children. Yet, God has been good to us and here we are with not only a great program with lots of children but also a wonderful carry-in dinner before the event. Yum!!!
Looking back-Holiday parade and bazaar It was a good day even though it was a cold day. We were happy to have a unit in the parade and then come back to a bazzar in our fellowship hall (Albrecht Hall). How great to share all these Christmas items with our people and the community.
Looking back-Thanksgiving Day meal was AMAZING!!! We had a record crowd here for the 2017 edition of this meal. Can you believe we served over 425 meals? Volunteers came from all over and worked together so well. Who could have dreamed of such a wonderful response? Many thanks to all who helped and especially to our coordinator and organizer, Dawn Warrick.
Looking back and ahead - good piece of scripture Here are some more great words from the Bible......Mark 1:17 - And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”
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:
January 21-Congregational meeting
February 14-Ash Wednesday
April 1-Easter Sunday