PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next Sunday worship services are April 29th at 10:30 and noon. The 10:30 service is led by the pipe organ (with our new midi system). The noon service is led by guitars. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme for this week will be “Where Do You Abide?” It will be based on the gospel text for this week which is John 15:1-8. You can read the gospel and the entire Bible at www.biblegateway.com
Thanks for visiting We hope you enjoy your time on our new website. We may not be as big and fancy as some places but we are trying. And, after all, we have important people here......people like you!
Prayers of the Church Our prayers are with the family and friends of Johnny Shell. His memorial service will be this coming Sunday (4/29) at Gebhart/Schmidt/Parramore funeral home at 3pm. We continue to pray for Mary Ann DeYoung, Darleen Payne, Hank and Shirley Dodson, Bev Kingrey, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Charlie Case, Bob Greenlee, Zachary Boyd (in the military) and Christopher Boyd (in seminary).
Prayer of the day for the Fifth Sunday of Easter O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Looking ahead It is so great to see the mayor of Miamisburg around town and with us in worship. He says things are going very well with the 200th anniversary of the city. St. Jacob is only 197 but we will soon be celebrating our bicentennial. Our prayers are with Miamisburg and St. Jacob. We look forward to another year of ministry and another year of amazing activity as Jesus continually surprises us with his presence.
Looking back-Our sanctuary was packed for Easter Sunday and we had lots of visitors. How great to see both services so well attended. We also had a great Easter breakfast and a fun egg hunt. Many thanks to all who helped in so many ways to make all of this happen.
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-Thanksgiving Day meal was AMAZING!!! We had a record crowd here for the 2017 edition of this meal. Can you believe we served 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 - a good piece of scripture More great words from the Bible......John 15:1-8 Jesus said “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower.”
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:
April 24-Scout night at St. Jacob
April 25-Bible Study and Youth Night
April 26-Lunch Bunch at TJ Chumps
May 5-Sewing Group meets
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”