This Saturday is our fun local Spring Fling parade. Our unicyclists are working hard to be ready. Join us the morning of May 18th for this nice local parade. If you need a new unicycle (or bicycle) check with our new downtown business.....the Bike Way Bike Shop, just across the street from Bullwinkle’s.
Hope you had a good Mother’s Day We enjoyed highlighting our mothers in worship and gave out flowers to all the females in the congregation!
Holy Humor Sunday was fun and it was great to have some good laughs remembering that the greatest joke in history was played on the devil when the tomb was found empty.
Holy Week was inspirational We had worship services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. How meaningful it was to reflect on the beginnings of Holy Communion on Thursday and the final hours of Jesus before his death on Friday. It was terrific to have fifteen people involved in the Good Friday service.
Lenten Fair was great despite the time change No one seemed too groggy from losing an hour of sleep. We had a great time with lots of wonderful crafts and food and ideas at our 36th (or was that 35th) annual Lenten Fair. Many thanks to all who participated and all who helped set up the special night, especially our Christian Education committee.
We are in the season of Lent We have midweek worship services at 7pm with a soup supper at 6pm. Please join us as we consider the theme “The Body of Christ”.
Unicycle Day was special We had nearly 40 people going in Albrecht Hall this past Sunday. Well, maybe not all were unicycling at the same time but a lot of people surely were trying. Many thanks to our special guests from the children’s circus of Cincinnati known as “My Nose Turns Red”. They sent five unicyclists and they were amazing. We have a number of people who are getting better and a number who are getting started so it was a very good day for St. Jacob.
Souper Bowl Sunday was super and there were lots of people enjoying egg drop soup (go Ravens) and Rice-A-Roni (the San Francisco treat) in our fellowship hall. There were also plenty of people trying to help the hungry that day with food for the food pantry or donations to our food pantry or the world hunger appeal.
A quote on the outside bulletin board - 2013 is going to be an odd year.
Another quote for the new year - Aspire to inspire, before you expire!
Christmas Eve and then all was calm It has been a busy and hectic December. We made it through another Christmas Eve with our 7:30 and 11:00 evening worship services. Maybe things will slow down a bit before we head to New Year’s Eve and then our January programming.
Sunday School Christmas program was another big success. Many thanks to all who came and participated. Special thanks to Dr. Marcia Vannet for her work in organizing the event and writing the play that included everyone. It was also great to have a giant nativity display in our chapel, courtesy of Karen Izor!
Community Thanksgiving Service at Trinity U.C.C. was another exceptional service between local congregations. This year we were fortunate to have four parishes involved (Trinity, St. John’s Lutheran, Zion Lutheran and, of course, St. Jacob) and what a treat it was to have the giant sixty voice choir and the wonderful bell group from Trinity.
Veterans Day was on a Sunday this year. That meant that we were able to highlight those who served at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It was also great to have a special Miamisburg Community Chorus concert in the afternoon to thank our veterans.
All Saints Sunday was touching as we remembered the saints who have gone before us, the saints among us and the saints yet to be. It was sometime unique to have some “shaker bells” that Larry Benner used to play in the circus. We rang them at the children’s sermon and played Jesus Loves Me.
We had a good Reformation Sunday and talked a lot about our good friend Martin Luther. It was a special day and a special time to remember our history and heritage. This is most certainly true!
Congregational Hayride was wonderful We had wonderful weather and a wonderful time at our annual hayride. Rex and Elise Gore were wonderful hosts for this fun night of great fall activity. How great to have so many guitar players for some singing around the campfire.
Alumni Band was great even in the rain! Many thanks to all who participated and big congrats go to Dale Schram who was highlighted in the halftime show for playing ten years in the high school band!
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