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This coming Sunday is Reformation Sunday. Get your red out!!! Our worship services on the 26th of October are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and a mandolin). The gospel text for this Sunday is John 8:31-36. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “This Is Most Certainly True”. You can read this text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Pastor Hout says thanks to Steve Schultz for leading worship on the 19th and sharing the message that day. We have heard many good things about his efforts. Pastor Hout spent much of that day in his car driving to and from Emmanuel Lutheran in Coshocton, Ohio. He was invited to be a part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ordination of Pastor Bryan Kittner. What a great day it was and what a great location they have in Coshocton. They have beautiful green spaces and a stunning view overlooking the city.

Thanks so much for your visit! We hope you enjoy your time on our website. It is good to have you here. 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 us again. We try to update this site on regular basis, even weekly.

Prayers of the Church Our prayers are with the family of Florell Shaffer. Her funeral service was this past Saturday. We celebrate with Hank Dodson on the anniversary of his heart transplant. Can you believe he has had his new heart for 17 years? How great to see Sandra Kershner in worship! Our prayers are with Taylor Macy in Senegal and we continue to pray for Diana Washburn, Jerry Boaz, Herb Greggerson (at Kingston), Don Stupp, Betty Daily, Hazel Shell, Bob Greenlee, Iris Englebrecht and our military men: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee.

Here is the Prayer of the Day for Reformation Sunday: Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Looking for a miracle? You are? So are we. November 9th has been designated as “Miracle Sunday” here at St. Jacob. We are hoping and praying for a miracle day to help our service to the Lord as we are substantially behind with our finances. We already have over $5000 pledged for that day. Perhaps you could join us in this effort to help that number grow to five times that size or maybe even ten times that size!!!

What a 150th We are still talking about the 150th anniversary of our building. It was a great weekend with an open house/ice cream social, special worship services, out of town guests, a wonderful violinist, a fun 1860’s base ball game and a good old fashioned picnic!

We are not stopping at 150 and made plans for 2015 at our October 9th church council meeting and our October 12th congregational meeting. We ask that you join us as we offer hope for the world.

Congregational Hayride was great and dry! How wonderful to have such a nice evening at the Warrick farm on South Union Road. It was fun to see the petting zoo, the peacocks and have a nice campfire and cookout along with a terrific hayride.

A good piece of scripture Here are two more good verses from the E-100: Romans 3:23-24..........”Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

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:
October 23-Lunch Bunch at TJ Chumps
November 2-Eagle Court of Honor for Jacob Boyd
November 9-Miracle Sunday