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This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday.  Our worship services on the 29th of March are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and mandolin).  The processional gospel text for Sunday is Mark 11:1-11.  Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Why are you doing this?”  You can read this text and the entire Bible online at

Lent worship services We have enjoyed our Lenten worship services with the theme “The Parables”. They are at 7pm with a simple soup supper at 6pm. Please join us for our last Wednesday service on the 25th. Then we are up to Holy Week with 7pm services on Maundy Thursday (April 2nd) and Good Friday (April 3rd).

We are glad you are here!!! Thanks so much for your visit to this page.  We hope you enjoy your time on our humble website.  It is good to have you here.  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  We have in our prayers Mable Braunschweiger’s son, Steve, who is recovering from surgery. We are also praying for Michael Allikas, Dan Poffenberger, Wanda Gebhart, Iris Englebrecht, Don Stupp, Bob Greenlee and our military men Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee.  How thankful we are to be able to pray for Taylor Macy in Senegal with the Peace Corps.

Capital Chordsmen This is a group of male singers from Capital University and they will be singing at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Centerville on the 23rd of March (Monday). The concert begins at 7pm and it will feature our very own Zac Boyd. It will be a great night of vocal music!

Here is the Prayer of the Day for Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday: Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Coed Volleyball is nearly over  Sadly, our one game winning streak is over. It felt good while it lasted. We now play in the tournament on the 23rd of March at 6:30.  Like all the other games, this one is on Sixth St. at the Assembly of God gym.

K’NEX and Lego Day was a hit There was a room full of children and adults busy with these great creative building toys. They were quite busy with the 70 pounds of K’NEX and the hundreds of Legos there. The group also enjoyed the free pizza that was offered!

Our recent Lenten Fair was another good night of hands on learning. We had a lots of creative activities plus lots of good food. The weather that day held some people back but those who attended enjoyed themselves. Can you believe we are approaching forty years of doing these Lenten Fairs?

A good piece of scripture  Here is a bit of scripture from the E-100: Mark 11:9 - “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”

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:
March 23-Volleyball at 6:30 on 6th Street
March 23-Capital Chordsmen concert at Epiphany - 7pm
March 25-Midweek Wednesday worship at 7pm
       Soup Supper will be at 6pm
March 26-Lunch Bunch at Bullwinkle’s