PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE: The season of Lent is in full swing! This coming Sunday is the second Sunday in Lent. Our Worship services on the 16th of March are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and a mandolin). We also have Sunday School at 9am. The gospel for this Sunday is John 3:1-17 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “An Old Favorite”. You can read the Bible online at www.biblegateway.com
Please join us for midweek Wednesday worship services. They will be at 7pm for the next few weeks (until Holy Week) and we also have soup suppers at 6pm.
Update on Jared Thacker We received a very nice postcard from our new member Jared Thacker. He has been working in the Cleveland area, specifically Elyria/Lorain. He has been called to work at the USS plant for the next two months. He asks for us to keep him and his co-workers in our prayers and he will do the same for us! How great to hear from him. We just wish we had a return address so we could stay in touch with him.
Thanks for visiting our site! Like our congregation, 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 our website again.
Prayers of the Church We pray for the family and friends of Gene Braunschweiger. He died peacefully on Sunday morning and his funeral will be sometime this week. We celebrate with Luke and Carrie Arnold upon the birth of Roary. We also celebrate with Ben and Stephanie Hout upon the birth of Andrew (this is Pastor Hout’s grandson). Our prayers continue for Sandra Kershner (Bethany Village), Betty Daily (Heartland) and Bob Greenlee (Elmcroft). We pray for them along with Michael Allikas and Jeanine Russell. Our military men continue to be in our prayers: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee along with Tom Boyd, Don Stupp, Hazel Shell, and Mary Gore.
Prayer for the second Sunday in Lent: O God, our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Yea - sweet victory! We have to move on to our next match on Monday, March the 10th at 7:00pm. Yet, it is hard not to keep looking back and celebrating over our big (and only win) last week. Many thanks for all your prayers. See, God does work miracles!
K’NEX items can be found around the baby grand Piano in our fellowship hall. These were all made at our recent K’NEX day. Check them out!
The Essential 100 Could this be the greatest verse from E-100: John 3:16.....”For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
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 10 - Volleyball game at 7:00pm
March 12 - Midweek worship at 7:00pm (soup supper at 6)
March 23 - Lenten Fair
April 20 - Easter Sunday