PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost. The gospel for the 2nd of October will be Luke 17:5-10 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Increase Our Faith.” We are so thrilled to continue to offer face to face worship services this Sunday at 10:30 and noon. We have Sunday School at 9am. You can tell by all the balloons in Albrecht Hall that we recently had Rally Day and rallied behind our Sunday School. You can read the gospel and more of the Bible at the following link: www.biblegateway.com
Thanks for visiting stjacob.net We are so happy you have found us. We hope you enjoy your time here even if we are not as cool looking as some other sites. We are doing our best and, after all, we have important people here......people like you!!!
Prayers of the Church Our prayers are with Dale and Elnora Schram. They are recovering from Covid and are doing pretty well at Elmcroft. We also just heard that Elizabeth Bruns and little Hazel have Covid. Our prayers are with them and also Jim Payne at Kingston, Katie Schultz, Phyllis Abney, Lois Masters, Phyllis Poffenberger, Bill Jackle, the Dodsons and Patricia Junker. We also pray for our military men Steven Greenlee, Zac Boyd, Jacob Gore and Ben Sweeney. And we continue to pray for peace in Ukraine and peace in the world.
Jesus is the rock Have you heard that song? The full first line is “Jesus is the rock and he rolls my blues away.” There were no blues during Sunday School this past week. That is because we had guests from the Spring Fest Committee and they were here to show us how to paint rocks. It was a great time and we made a lot of wonderful creations. You may want to visit all our rocks down in our picnic table area next to our education unit.
Holiday at Home Parade This was a month ago but we are still smiling about our parade unit in this great Labor Day event. Hundreds were in the parade and thousands were watching. They gave us a nice ovation as we rode by on our unicycles and high wheel bikes. We looked great with our bright orange shirts. We even had a nice picture of our unit within hours of the parade. Someone took it and sent it to Joe Hout in North Carolina and then he sent it back to us in Miamisburg!!!
Our Bread Ministry and Food Pantry We have been pretty busy with this because of the higher prices of so many food items. What an honor it is to work with our community. It has also been wonderful to work with Pleasant Green Baptist Church and Mt. Enon Baptist Church. They have done wonders getting food out to Trotwood and downtown Dayton. We have taken over 3000 food items for the relief efforts in the Trotwood community and now are nearing 1000 items donated to downtown Dayton. They all send their sincere thanks to us and to Mound Elementary.
Canal District Neighborhood Watch Our neighborhood watch makes a difference. They meet on the third Monday of the month and just had a meeting on the 19th of September. The next meeting is October 17th at 6pm. The gatherings are at our local green space known as Keelboat Park on Pearl St. If there is inclement weather we will meet at good ole St. Jacob. We are thankful for good neighbors who dig each other out of snow, jump each other’s cars, keep an eye out for one another and more. How great to make a difference in our community.
Prayer of the day for 17th Sunday after Pentecost Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervor we may love our neighbors and serve them for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Co-ed softball recap We lost in the year end tournament but we finished 9-1 in the regular season to claim the league championship. What a great year it was for the St. Jacob sluggers, despite all the rain. Have you seen our giant trophy?
Some powerful scripture from our gospel for Sunday. Luke 17:5-6 “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”
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:
September 27-Scout night at St. Jacob
September 28-Bible Study at 7pm
September 29-Youth group meets
October 9-Congregational meeting
October 16 or 23-Congregational hayride
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........lots of love for me and you in 2022!!!