PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday (5/8) is the seventh Sunday of Easter. Join us for worship services on May Day at 10:30 (which is led by our pipe organ) or at noon (led by guitars and mandolin). The gospel is John 17:20-26. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “One in Love.” You can read this weeks gospel text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com
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!
Lunch Bunch record!!! We are so excited to report that we had a record turnout with our Lunch Bunch this past week. We had several tables full of people at Bullwinkle’s and our final tally was 17. Many thanks to all who came and special thanks to Dale for his jokes.
Prayers of the Church We hear Loueda Schultz is recovering well after breaking two bones in her arm. Once again, we are able to celebrate John Quinn in worship. We can also celebrate the 65th anniversary of Quillard and Phyllis Abney (May 5th). Others in our prayers include Don Stupp, Iris Englebrecht, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee, Charlie Case as well as our military men: Zach Mathis, Rob Greenlee and Zachary Boyd. We also are praying for Christopher Boyd (in seminary) and for Taylor Macy (in Senegal with the Peace Corps).
Brainstorming for our future We had a good meeting recently with lots of good brainstorming for the future. The potluck dinner was quite nice, too. We even enjoyed some good jelly beans from our friend Finn. Be on the lookout for our giving tree. It is set up in Albrecht Hall and will have some interesting items in it.
Prayer of the Day-Seventh Sunday of Easter: “O God, form the minds of your faithful people into your one will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Co-ed softball Our next game is set for 8:15 on the 2nd of May but it is really wet out there. We are supposed to play on diamond #2 at Rice Field but we imagine the game will be cancelled.
Change for change The deadline for our change collection is quickly approaching. We will be turning all our change in on Pentecost Sunday. Thank you for remembering us with your pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters and dollar coins make a difference.
A good piece of scripture Here is some scripture to highlight this week-John 17:25 & 26 ”Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
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:
May 2-Co-ed softball game at 8:15
May 9-Co-ed softball game at 7:15
May 21-Spring Fling parade