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This coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Our worship services on the 20th of July 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 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Another Parable”.  You can read the Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Join us this Sunday to hear lots of dulcimers The Star City Dulcimer group will be with us on the 28th and they will share lots of great dulcimer music with us in worship.

Thanks for visiting us. It is good to have you here. 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 us again. We try to update this site on a weekly basis.

St. John’s Lutheran and their flood We have been praying for them and collecting change for them from our Day Camp. It looks like we have nearly $100 in change.  The best news is that they are pretty well recovered from all the water damage.

One more time - thanx for a great Day Camp We are still celebrating the fact that we had a great Day Camp..........our 19th one! Can you believe we are now planning for our 20th annual Day Camp next year?

Prayers of the Church We continue to pray for Maryann DeYoung who is recovering from eye surgery. We hear she is doing as well as can be expected. Also in our prayers is Dixie Schroeder. How exciting it is that we can report about little Aubrey Gibson who is now 4 pounds and 10 ounces. Our prayers continue for her and her parents Cheryl and Ryan as well as Hazel Shell, Michael Allikas, Sandra Kershner, Don Stupp, Mary Gore, Betty Daily and Bob Greenlee. Our military men are also in our prayers: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee.

Here is the Prayer of the Day for the seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Softball news We are now done with our 2014 season. It was a fun year and with lots of laughs and good times.  We worked hard to get our games in around all the rain! Many thanks to all who played and helped with our team.

A good piece of scripture We have some more great verses from the E-100: Matthew 13:44....”The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

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:
July 24-lunch bunch at Bullwinkle’s starting at 11:30am
August 23-whirled top festival
September 14-rally day and celebration of the 150th
  anniversary of our building