PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. Sorry we missed updating the website last week. We were busy getting adjusted to the new church year and the season of Advent. We invite you to one of our worship services at 10:30 (led by our historic pipe organ) or noon (led by our historic guitars and a mandolin). We also have Sunday School at 9am. The gospel for this Sunday is Matthew 11:2-11 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Are You The One?”. You can read the Bible online at www.biblegateway.com
Thanks for visiting our site! Like our congregation, we may not be as big and fancy here as some places but we have important people here .....people like you! We hope your journey with the Lord is going well and please, stop by to visit our website again.
Prayers We are praying for Sheryl Bair who had surgery this past week. We have heard that she is doing pretty well. We are also praying for Deanna Andzik and baby Logan who is at Children’s Hospital and fighting for his little life. Prayers have also been requested for Kim Miller’s father, Jacob Schmitt and Betty Quinn, John Quinn’s mother. We pray for our military men - Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee as well as Adam Myers, Hazel Shell, Betty Daily, Don Stupp, Mable and Gene Braunschweiger, Don Stupp, Bob Greenlee and Mary Gore.
Prayer of the day for the Third Sunday of Advent...... Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Community Thanksgiving Service was very special over at Zion Lutheran in West Carrollton. How great to have the four local congregations come together and give thanks. We will be the host next year!
Springboro Christmas parade was great and St. Jacob was thrilled to be a part of it. This was our 15th time in that parade and Pastor Hout was smiling because he has been in all 15 on his giraffe unicycle. He is not expecting to make it to 20.
The Essential 100 Here is another great verse from the E-100. Matthew 11:3 ”Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?”
The St. Jacob social event of the year was at 814 Buckeye Street recently. Sidney Wagner had an open house and the place was PACKED! We are happy that she is settled in our downtown area and our prayers are with her for many many good years at her new home.
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:
Upcoming Events include:
December 14 - Miamisburg Holiday parade at 11:30
December 15 - Sunday School Christmas program
December 22 - Miamisburg Community Chorus concert
December 24 - Christmas Eve worship at 7:30 and 11:00