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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

Our next Sunday worship services are August 20th at 10:30 and noon. The 10:30 service is led by the pipe organ (with our new midi system) and the noon service is led by guitars. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme will be “Yea For Persistence” and it will be based on the gospel for the Sunday which is Matthew 15:10-28. You can read the gospel and the entire Bible at www.biblegateway.com

Thanks for visiting 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!

Prayers of the Church  We have been praying for Linda Hippert, Carol Brassington, and Lois Masters. Pastor Hout just got back but within a few hours he saw Linda Hippert at the office, Carol Brassington at her Mz. Pickles store and he heard Lois Masters has been getting out and was recently in worship. That is wonderful news. Here is more wonderful news.....Zachary Boyd and his wife just had a new baby - Harper Emerlyn. He hopes to also hear more good news about Bev Kingrey, Carl Schroeder, Bill Russell, Calvin Powell, Mike Shively, and Celia Calhoun as well as Jim Williams, Kim Miller, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee and Charlie Case along with Christopher Boyd in the seminary and Zachary Boyd in the military.

Prayer of the day for 11th Sunday after Pentecost:
God of all peoples, your arms reach out to embrace all those who call upon you. Teach us as disciples of your Son to love the world with compassion and constancy, that your name may be known throughout the earth, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Day Camp - what great memories!!! It was such an exciting time here at St. Jacob with 9 college age counselors from LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio) plus 100 children and lots of other adult helpers from St. Jacob. We learned so much about the “Water of Life” and experienced a lot of water in our lives, too!!! What a terrific day at the Germantown Reserve, what a great Ice Cream Social and worship service, what a great water day and what a great God. Our God is an awesome God. That is for sure!!!

Co-ed softball Wait until next year! We ended the season on such a high note but just barely lost in the tournament to the team that ended up playing for the championship.  Many thanks to all who played this year and to all our supporters. Special thanks to Pastor Hout for his coaching and texting and organizing for the team.

Talent Show was fun We had another tremendous talent show and it was also the 95th birthday of Dale Schram. It was great to highlight him on this evening and have special guests in to surprise him.....like his family and the Miamisburg Community Chorus. The mayor even stopped by and gave him a proclamation making June Dale Schram month!!!

Luther House Gang reunion was wonderful How nice to see the gang together again. They gathered at the 10:30 service with their old leader, Mayor Dick Church. So many great stories were shared along with a lot of terrific pictures from Dick Church.

Christmas in July was great We sang lots of good old Christmas hymns and had a Christmas message. How terrific to have so much good Christmas fun in the middle of the summer.

A good piece of scripture  Here are some more words from the Bible. Matthew 15:28 - Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” and her daughter was healed instantly.

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

Here are some events and dates to consider:
August 17-Church Council
August 24-Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza
August 26-Miamisburg Whirled Top Festival
September 4-Holiday at Home parade
September 10-Rally Day