PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Our next worship services are December 11th at 10:30 and noon. It is the third Sunday of Advent in this new church year. The gospel for this coming Sunday is Matthew 11:2-11 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “More Than a Prophet”. Our 10:30 service is let by the pipe organ (with a new midi system) and the noon service is led by guitars. You can read this gospel text and the entire Bible online 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!
We continue to pray for our nation as we go through this transitional time after the big election. It is time for us to come together as one. We can take an example from the Kent State men’s basketball team that goes out and brings people onto the court to join with them in the singing of the national anthem.
Prayers of the Church Our prayers are with the family and friends of Virginia Kinderdine. Her funeral service was this past weekend. We also pray for the family and friends of the mother of Nikki Pinto, who also recently died. We celebrate with Paul T. Schultz who is doing well after a procedure at the hospital. Others in our prayers include Mike Kash, Kim Miller, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Ryan Davis, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee, Charlie Case as well as Zachary Boyd in the military. Our prayers are also with Christopher Boyd in seminary and Taylor Macy who is traveling in Asia after her work with the Peace Corps.
Prayer of the Day - Third Sunday in Advent “Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
We have a lot coming in December including a big holiday festival on Saturday the 10th. Join us for a Bazaar from 11:30-2:00 and a parade at 11:30. Let Pastor Hout know if you can help with the parade. Movie Night is the 16th starting at 7pm. Our Sunday School Christmas program is the 18th beginning at 5pm. And don’t forget our Christmas Eve worship services at 7:30 and 11:00.
Wow - November was one busy month for us as we not only had our big Thanksgiving day meal but we also had a community Thanksgiving worship service, a group in the Springboro Christmas parade, a clean up day in the church, game night and lunch bunch. Whew!!!
Ever heard of the Grace Belvo Land Lab? Or maybe you have heard of Belvo woods? There is a nice wooded area behind the soccer field/track area that offers lots of environmental education possibilities for Miamisburg High School. Sadly, the trails have fallen onto hard times. Pastor Hout and some other St. Jacob folks have begun walking that area and opening the paths. It is exciting to connect with this space because it is the 20th anniversary of the land lab dedication and it was a project from the 1990’s in which our very own Pastor Rajala was involved. Here is a video of the trail - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIZx7i0h_I
We have kept things going this fall with a fun Movie Night, an uplifting Rally Day for our Sunday School, another fine unit in the Kettering Holiday at Home parade and an amazing Top Festival in downtown Miamisburg. See more about this by going to the internet site miamisburg.org/tops
A good piece of scripture Here is some great scripture we would like to highlight. Matthew 11:9 ”What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.”
Summer activities included Christmas in July and the Paragon Quartet and Co-Ed softball and an Ice Cream Social and another fantastic Day Camp. Did you hear about our great Day Camp and the fantastic counselors from LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio)? How great to gather under the theme “The Jesus Way”. Yes, indeed, Jesus feeds, forgives, loves, serves and prays....plus he teaches us to do the same.
We continue to celebrate with Bob Arledge who recently visited with us and then went out and won another national championship for his age group (80-84). He said he would have beaten those in the 70 age group, too. Good job, Bob! He recently was training for the Kentucky games and guess what? He won there, too!!!
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:
December 10-Miamisburg Holiday Event - 11:30 parade
December 16-Movie Night at St. Jacob from 7-9
December 18-Sunday School Christmas program
December 24-Christmas Eve worship at 7:30 and 11:00