PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday will be the SeventhSunday of Easter. The gospel for May 29th will be John 17:20-26. The text talks about our unity with the Father and the Son “that they may be one.” It is also Memorial Day weekend and we are excited to tie that into our worship service with some patriotic music. We are so thrilled to continue to offer face to face worship services this Sunday at 10:30 and noon. We also have Sunday School at 9am. Come join us!!! 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 Phyllis Abney, Katie Schultz, Pat Muller, Lynn Bentley, the Dodsons and Patricia Junker. Peace has also been on our minds, especially in Ukraine. So we pray for peace and we pray for our military men Jacob Gore, Ben Sweeney, Zac Boyd and Steven Greenlee.
More prayers How wonderful to have four young women recently confirmed at St. Jacob. Big congratulations go to Katie Roush, Lizzie Roush, Sophie Roush and Veronica Tharp. They were especially impressive when they shared recited the 12 disciples, the fruits of the Spirit, and the books of the Bible!!!
And more prayers Word on the street is that Dale Schram turns 100 this year. There will be a special party for him on Sunday, June 5th starting at 1:00 in our fellowship hall known as Albrecht Hall. You won’t want to miss that.
Lent and Lenten Fair are over but we are still talking about all the great activity at our Lenten Fair. We sure missed it when it was cancelled because of the pandemic. It was a great night of great food that tied in with the season. We had lots of great crafts that tied into the season. We also had a lot of great displays out that tied into the season. What a fabulous night of hands on learning. We look forward to our next Lenten Fair in 2023.
We are still smiling about our 200th!!! We had a great celebration of our great bicentennial back in August. You would think by now we would be tired of talking about it. But we aren’t!!! The good news is that we still have lots of opportunities for more great activities and ministry in our 201st year. Do you have any more good stories to share about our congregation? If so, please tell them to Pastor Hout. He is still interested. Many thanks to all who made our big day in August so special. The bishop was here and preached a powerful sermon. The Paragon Quartet was here and they sang some powerful songs. The Mayor of Miamisburg was here and gave us a powerful proclamation. What a great day it was for all of us.
We care for others with our Bread Ministry and Food Pantry We are the oldest food pantry in town and are so happy to help others in need. We thank God for Mound Elementary and the thousands of cans they have collected and donated to our food pantry. We also thank God for Pleasant Green Baptist Church and Mt. Enon Baptist Church. We have worked with both of them to get 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 The group met May 16th. That is the third Monday of the month. The meetings are at Keelboat Park on Pearl St. If the weather is not so friendly we meet at 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. The next meeting is June 20th.
Prayer of the day for the Seventh Sunday of Easter O God, form the minds of your faithful people into your one will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Softball 2022 has begun but we are encountering a lot of rain and wet fields. Our doubleheader last week was rained out and our game this Wednesday looks iffy. It is scheduled for 8:15 but we will see. We are happy to report that we won our first game 19-9 so I guess we are in first place. As we just mentioned, our next game is May 25th at 8:15 on diamond #2 at Rice Field.
Some powerful scripture This is from our gospel for Sunday. John 17:20 Jesus prayed “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one.”
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:
May 24-Scout night at St. Jacob
May 25-Bible Study at 7pm
May 26-Youth Night at 6:30pm
June 5-Dale Schram’s 100th birthday party at 1:00pm
“Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
So........lots of love for me and you in 2022!!!