Souper Bowl Sunday is nearly here. Are you cheering for the Broncos or the Panthers? We are happy to have SOUPer Bowl Sunday so we can cheer for the hungry. We will do what we can to help by bringing in cans of food, change for our food pantry or a check for the ELCA World Hunger appeal.
Congregational Meeting We made it through our annual congregational meeting and have great plans for the coming year. How wonderful to be able to serve the Lord here at 213 E. Central and beyond.
Christmas Eve worship services this year were especially moving. They were at 7:30 and 11:00 with a candlelight service at each worship. The early service was more oriented toward families and included special music by many of our youth including a little drummer boy. The late service featured our adult choir. It was wonderful to celebrate a good old fashioned Charlie Brown Christmas.
The Sunday Sunday School Christmas program on the Sunday before Christmas went very well. We had a great carry-in meal (remember when we could not do these very well) and then had a terrific program after that. The kids did a wonderful job. Many thanks to all who helped and especially to director Dr. Marcia Vannet.
Miamisburg Holiday Festival in early December was great. We had a nice crew in the parade and had lots of people come by for our bazaar. Many thanks to all who helped with this big event!
Thanksgiving time was crazy around here. We had a wonderful area Thanksgiving worship service at St. John’s Lutheran and on Thanksgiving day we had our annual meal for the community. Our fellowship hall (Albrecht Hall) was packed. It was a record crowd!!! Many thanks to all who helped (so many great volunteers) and special thanks go to Dawn Warrick, our event coordinator.
Springboro Christmas parade was terrific We had a great day and great weather for this fun annual event. Can you believe it started raining right after the parade was finished? Many thanks to all the people in our group and their hard work. We believe our congregation has been in this parade for 17 years and that means every year this century!
CPAM was here CPAM is Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg. They were here for a full week preparing the show “Winnie the Pooh”. How exciting to see all the participation. They also gave three shows that Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Congregational Hayride was great and dry! Can you believe it? We were excited to have such nice weather and a nice crowd at the Warrick Farm on 8055 Union Road. The hayride was fun, the campfire was perfect and the food was tasty. An extra highlight of the night was the music around the campire, the animals and the corn box (like a sand box but with corn).
Rally Day & Welcome Back Adult Choir It was good to give our Sunday School a lift as we rallied behind them for another church school year. We also are happy to have our adult choir back with us.
Kettering Holiday at Home Parade and a photo!!! We are still celebrating all the good pr we received from the nice unit we had in the Labor Day Holiday at Home parade. How nice that the Dayton Daily News put a color picture of us in the paper and on their website. It was a warm parade but thousands of people lined the course to see all the activity. How great to be a part of our community.
Miamisburg Whirled Top Festival Was GR8 We had great weather and we had great participation in our 16th festival. There were twenty some adults from seven states here including Alabama, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky and (of course) Ohio. The kids had big battles, too, and the winning team came away with 100 gold coins (that is 100 real dollars).
National Youth Gathering recap It has been interesting to read all kinds of comments about the event up in Detroit. What a special time it is when we get 30,000 youth together for this gathering that is only held once every three years. Rise Up was the theme and we did what we could to help the city “rise up” after all they have gone through. Now we are back in Miamisburg to help others “rise up” in our area. 2018 is the next gathering and it will be in Houston!
We are still smiling about Day Camp 2015 It was a special week with lots of activity based around the theme “A Love That Never Ends”. How terrific to have over 100 people in our building every day!!! We sang a lot of the camp songs in our worship service on Sunday.
Luther House Gang This was a large group of youth led by Mayor Dick Church back in the 60’s. We had a special Sunday to remember them this past Sunday and had many of them back for a reunion. It was great to hear some of their stories. It was also great to sing some of their songs. Let’s do this again next year on the Sunday after the Alumni reunion.
Talent Show 2015 was a lot of fun. We have had bigger crowds but we could not have had a better time that on the 7th of June. Many thanks to our piano players, our story tellers, our chimers, our knock knock jokers, our book readers and more. Dale Schram gave a nice drum solo, too!!!
Memorial Day parade could have been extra special this year with our very own Dale Schram as the grand marshal BUT it rained and rained and rained. They had to call it off. Rats!!!
Spring Fling parade was a hit Somehow we got the parade in despite the rain before and the rain after. Many thanks to the many who helped with our parade unit. Can you believe 450 pens with information about St. Jacob were handed out?
Read about our pipe organ Here is an interesting bit about our pipe organ:
AND BELOW IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT US: Our parish is located in the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Read more about what's happening in our synod at the Synod Home Page
St. Jacob is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (the ELCA). Read more about it at the ELCA Website
The ELCA also has a very fine magazine. Check it out at “The Lutheran”
Our softball and volleyball team plays Monday nights with the Miamisburg Churches.
We have a Lenten fair each March with lots of great “hands on” learning!
There is a great daily devotion on the ELCA webpage. Check it out by clicking here