PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday (September 6th) is the first Sunday in the month of September and also the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Our worship services on the 6th of September are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and mandolin). The gospel text for next Sunday is Mark 7:24-37. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Good At Everything.” You can read this weeks gospel text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com
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Prayers of the Church We pray for Phyllis Abney and Linda Hippert who are recovering from falls. We also pray for Dee Vannet at Sycamore Health Care facility for therapy on her broken hip. Others in our prayers include Michael Allikas, Bev Kingrey, Bob Greenlee, Iris Englebrecht, Saron McLaughlin and Don Stupp. We continue to pray for our military men Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee and Taylor Macy in Senegal with the Peace Corps.
Here is the Prayer of the Day for this coming Sunday, the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: “Glorious God, throughout the ages you transform sickness into health and death into life. Open us to the power of your presence, and make us a people ready to proclaim your promises to the whole world, through Jesus Christ, our healer and Lord. Amen.
Whirled Top Festival It is over for another year. Can you believe this was our 16th one? Can you believe we had people here from seven states? Can you believe we had someone here from the Philippines? What a great day it was with lots of good historic spinning action that ties in so well with our historic congregation.
Detroit and then Houston Our youth had a fantastic experience at Detroit with the national ELCA Youth Gathering. Others must have enjoyed it, also, as we have been reading lots of great comments on the internet about the event. It is always exciting to worship with a group but to worship with 30,000 is extra special. Youth groups from all over collected money for the ELCA Water Well project and can you believe they have now collected $402,000 for this? This money will be matched and when it is all done we will have collected a million dollars for this project. See our certificate for being a part of this along with many other items from the youth gathering in the gold display case outside the church office.
Day Camp also was wonderful What a week it was! We had over 100 people in our building every day working under the theme “A Love That Never Ends”. Our key Bible verse for the week is from Deuteronomy 6:5 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”
Pool party, Ice Cream social and more These were some of the other activites that occured around our Day Camp. We had a great worship service on Thursday followed by a great ice cream social. We had a pool party that was a big hit on the Sunday after Day Camp. We also had a fantastic day at the Germantown reserve on Wednesday. What an exciting week with the counselors and with everything else that went on!!!
A good piece of scripture Here is some scripture from the E-100: Mark 7:37.......They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
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:
September 6-Lost and Found at Capital University
September 7-Holiday at Home parade
September 13-Rally Day