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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

Our next Sunday worship services will be the 23rd of July at 10:30 and noon. The gospel for this 7th Sunday after Pentecost is Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “Shine Like the Sun”. Our 10:30 service is led by the pipe organ (with our new midi system) and the noon service is led by guitars. You can read this gospel text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Have you heard of Christmas in July? That is what is going on at St. Jacob this coming Sunday, the 23rd. We will be singing some good old Christmas hymns and have a Christmas message. We look forward to some good Christmas fun this Sunday. Come join us!!!

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  We pray for Linda Hippert who is having surgery this week. We heard Carol Brassington is back at work as Mz. Pickles and we celebrate with her on her quick recovery. We pray for Bev Kingrey, Lois Masters, Carl Schroeder and Bill Russell who are getting stronger every day. We have been asked to pray for Calvin Powell, Mike Shively, Celia Calhoun and Mike Meyers. Others in our prayers include Jim Williams, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee and Charlie Case along with Christopher Boyd in the seminary and Zachary Boyd in the military.

Prayer of the Day for Christmas in July.....
Almighty God, you gave us your only Son to take on our human nature and to illumine the world with your light. By your grace adopt us as your children and enlighten us with your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Day Camp - what great memories!!! 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!!!

Luther House Gang reunion was wonderful How nice to see the gang together again. They gathered at the 10:30 service with their old leader, Mayor Dick Church. So many great stories were shared along with a lot of terrific pictures from Dick Church.

A good piece of scripture  Here are some more words from the Bible. Luke 2:12-”And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

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

Upcoming Events include:
July 20-No Church Council meeting
July 23-Christmas in July!!!
July 27-Lunch Bunch at Bullwinkle’s
August 6-Paragon Quartet in worship
August 26-Miamisburg Whirled Top Festival