PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Advent!!!! Our worship services on the 21st of December are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and a mandolin). The gospel text for this Sunday is Luke 1:26-38. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “For Nothing Will Be Impossible With God.” You can read this text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com
Thanks so much for your visit! We hope you enjoy your time on humble website. 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 regular basis, even weekly.
Prayers of the Church Our prayers are with the family and friends of April Bell, wife of Bob Bell. Her funeral was this week. Others in our prayers include Justin Wantz, Diana Washburn, Don Stupp, Bob Greenlee, Iris Englebrecht, Herb Greggerson, Hazel Shell and our military men: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee. Taylor Macy is in Senegal with the Peace Corps and is thankful to all who keep her in their prayers.
Here is the Prayer of the Day for the fourth Sunday in Advent: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Our Sunday School Christmas program is this coming Sunday (the 21st). We will have a carry-in meal at 5pm with the program to follow. Thank you God for children and good participation for another Christmas program!!!
Miamisburg Holiday Festival was a great time this past weekend. We had a unit in the parade and then had a nice bazzar of gently used Christmas items in our Albrecht Hall. It was another great day for St. Jacob and Miamisburg.
We have so much to be thankful for Recently we had a very uplifting community Thanksgiving service, and well attended Thanksgiving meal for our area and a very successful Miracle Sunday. Thank you, God, for your love and care for us at St. Jacob and for your love and care for the world.
Lunch Bunch and Game Night are coming this week Join us on the 18th for Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza and the 19th for Game Night at St. Jacob.
A good piece of scripture Here is another good verse from the E-100: Luke 1:37..........For nothing will be impossible with God. Oh, and here is a good quote from Martin Luther - “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.”
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:
December 18-Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza
December 19-Game Night at St. Jacob
December 21-Sunday School Christmas program
December 24-Christmas Eve worship at 7:30 and 11:00