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This coming Sunday (August 2nd) is the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Our worship services on the 2nd of August are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and mandolin).  The gospel text for next Sunday is John 6:24-35 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “Sir, give us this bread always.” You can read this weeks gospel text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

We are still smiling about Detroit How wonderful to have our youth back safely from their travels and their work at the big gathering. It as been fun to hear the stories and see the display of items they received from other youth groups. What a great event with daily Bible studies, service projects, worship services, fun time in creative interaction centers and nightly evening gatherings with 30,000 people in Ford Field. They also delivered the money collected for the water well project to help with clean water for Africa. The group received a nice thank you certificate and it is on display with the many other items from the gathering.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  We hope you enjoy your time on our humble website.  We may not be as big and fancy 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 a regular basis, even weekly.

Prayers of the Church  Our prayers are with Don McLaughlin who is now in Hospice. Others in our prayers include Bev Kingrey, Bob Greenlee, Iris Englebrecht, Michael Allikas, 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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the love that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Coed Softball Win A Big One How exciting to report that a team that beat us by 15 runs earlier this year fell victim to the St. Jacob sluggers 9-6. Wow, have we improved. Now we play in the first round of the tournament this coming Monday, August 3rd on diamond #3 at 6:15.

We are still hearing good things about Day Camp 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: John 6:35.......Jesus said them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

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:
August 3-coed softball game at 6:15 on diamond #3
August 21-Game Night
August 22-Whirled Top Festival
August 23-Star City Dulcimers in worship
August 27-Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza