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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the new church year!  Our worship services on the 30th of November are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and a mandolin). The gospel text for this Sunday is Matthew 25:14-30. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Keep What?” You can read this text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Free Thanksgiving day meal It is the 27th from 12:30 to 2:30. Join us for some great food and some great fellowship. Can you believe we have been doing this meal for twenty years?

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 and friends of Cliff Gebhart. We also pray for Justin Wantz and Betty Daily as well as Hazel Shell, Diana Washburn, Herb Greggerson, Don Stupp, Bob Greenlee, Iris Englebrecht and our military men: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee. Taylor Macy is doing well in Senegal with the Peace Corps. We pray that all continues to go well for her.

Here is the Prayer of the Day for the first Sunday in Advent: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Area Thanksgiving Service was a wonderful night of praise and thanksgiving. We had a wonderful combined choir for the evening. We also had nice messages and prayers from each of the four pastors. What an honor for St. Jacob to host this fine worship service.

Springboro Christmas parade Many thanks to all who helped with our parade unit this past Saturday. After an icy morning scare, it turned out to be a nice day and a nice ride for all of us. How great to look to the left at the end of the parade and see Saron and Don McLaughlin!!!

Lunch Bunch and Game Night were fun in November and the attendance at Lunch Bunch tied the record!

Prayers of Thanks How wonderful to have a miracle on Miracle Sunday! Thank you God!!! Not only did we have a great service, a great attendance and a great baptism but we also had great results with help for our finances. When the final totals were counted and announced, $21,080.78 was gathered for the ministry here at 213 E. Central Avenue. Thank you God for your wonderful gifts!!!

A good piece of scripture Here is another good verse from the E-100: Mark 13:37..........”And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

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:
http://pinehavenfarmersvilleohio.blogspot.com/2010/10/heres-church-and-heres-steeple.html

Upcoming Events include:
November 27-Community Thanksgiving meal
November 30-the beginning of a new church year!!!
December 13-Miamisburg Holiday event and parade
December 21-Sunday School Christmas program
December 24-Christmas Eve worship at 7:30 and 11:00