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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

Our next Sunday worship services are September 24th 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 “Is That Fair?” and it will be based on the gospel for the Sunday which is Matthew 20:1-16. 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 thoughts and prayers continue for all those struggling with the aftermath of the hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and the Florida Coast. We pray for Brittany Jensen who was hospitalized this week. She is now home and doing better. Also doing better is Mary Gebhart. She, too, is home and recovering nicely. We just found out Madison Wolfe is on her way to a three year mission in the Philippines. Madison is the granddaughter of Sue and Bud Doty. We will pray for her along with the Troike family (upon the death of their son), Dick Myers, Bev Kingrey, Jim Williams, Kim Miller, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Charlie Case, Bob Greenlee, and pastor’s neighbor Charlie Lewis along with Christopher Boyd in the seminary and Zachary Boyd in the military.

We are still celebrating Rally Day and are so excited to move into another year of Sunday School fun and learning and music and more. How great to have some balloons and helium fun at Rally Day 2017.

Prayer of the day-16th Sun. after Pentecost: Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment, and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Have you seen this license plate? HESRZN

Miamisburg High School Work Study We are so happy to have back with us the work study crew from MHS. They will be here on Wednesday mornings this year. The group does such a wonderful job helping out with litter around the building and so much more. They also worked with Pastor Hout in our picnic table/rock garden area. It looks spiffy and ready for lots of children to come see our rocks.

Two pianos? Who needs two pianos? Well, we do not NEED two pianos but we certainly can use two pianos for big duets. Nobody else around is thinking this big like St. Jacob Lutheran. Many thanks to Star City Music Studio for letting us use their new Steinway for a bit. Can you believe we already have a two piano concert set?

Day Camp!!! It was such an exciting time here at St. Jacob with 9 college age counselors from LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio) plus 100 children and lots of other adult helpers from St. Jacob. We learned so much about the “Water of Life” and experienced a lot of water in our lives, too!!! What a terrific day at the Germantown Reserve, what a great Ice Cream Social and worship service, what a great water day and what a great God. Our God is an awesome God. That is for sure!!!

Co-ed softball Wait until next year! We ended the season on such a high note but just barely lost in the tournament to the team that ended up playing for the championship.  Many thanks to all who played this year and to all our supporters. Special thanks to Pastor Hout for his coaching and texting and organizing for the team.

Talent Show was fun We had another tremendous talent show and it was also the 95th birthday of Dale Schram. It was great to highlight him on this evening and have special guests in to surprise him.....like his family and the Miamisburg Community Chorus. The mayor even stopped by and gave him a proclamation making June Dale Schram month!!!

A good piece of scripture  Here are some more great words from the Bible. Matthew 20:15 and 16 - “Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous? So the last will be first and the first will be last.”

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:
September 28-Lunch Bunch at Mz. Pickles
October 14-Sewing workshop at St. Jacob from 1-3pm
October 22-Southern Ohio Synod Reformation service 4pm
         at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Dublin, Ohio