PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
Coming next Sunday is The Holy Trinity Sunday (May 26th) and we will have worship services 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 coming Sunday is John 16:12-15 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Even More Truth”. You can read the gospel for the coming Sunday at www.biblegateway.com
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Prayer for the Sunday of The Holy Trinity.....Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-In-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Last Sunday was the Day of Pentecost and we saw lots of red in worship. What a great day it was as we talked about the power of the Holy Spirit and how it was like a rushing wind at the first Pentecost. We saw some of that rushing wind during the children’s sermon when we let the air out of a balloon and watched it float up to our sanctuary ceiling.
The Spring Fling Parade was great. It was a little wet as we lined up but the rained slowed down and we had a great ride through our historic downtown. Many thanks to the 15 that were in our unit riding unicycles and high wheel bikes and other things.
Congratulations to the Abneys? They had a nice article in the newspaper all about the doll house Quill has been making. It is an exact replica of their home in West Carrollton.....except without the kitchen. Phyllis did not want that included since she does not like to cook!
Coed Softball We are having another fun season and recently survived a doubleheader. Our next game is the 20th at 7:15pm on diamone #4 at Rice Field.
In our prayers we pray for Elaine Astor who is recovering from recent surgery. We continue to pray for Deborah Temple, Samantha Swartz, Alice Collins as well as Mable and Gene Braunschweiger. Our prayers are also with our military men Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee and others like Amanda Greenlee, Hazel Shell, Mary Gore, Don Stupp, Bob Greenlee and Betty Daily.
Also in our prayers are the newly baptized folks from this past Sunday. Congratulations to Ruby Lynn Zink and Ryan Matthew Zink who were baptized at our noon service on the 19th.
The Essential 100 Here are some verses of the E-100 from John 16:12-3 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...”
Here is 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:
May 20 - coed softball game at 7:15 on diamond #4
May 23 - Lunch Bunch at the Schoolhouse Diner at 11:30
May 27 - Memorial Day parade (bring your bike!)
May 27 - no softball game because of Memorial Day
I am typing this after the Spring Fling parade. We made it through another one, despite the rain. Many thanks to the eleven participants. People enjoyed watching us and getting the frisbees we handed out (with information about our summer camp).
One thing I noticed this year was all the comments people made when I went by. I mean, I have been hearing comments for years but this year either I was listening more or the crowd was more vocal than ever. Some of the comments included:
“Be careful” (I told them thanks for the tip)
“Ahhhh!” (This was the sound they made as they ran to
“That’s quite a workout” (Yes, it is good exercise)
“Good luck with the rest of the ride” (Why, thank you!)
“Look! Here’s the one I really like!!!”
Of course, there is the classic “How do you get on it” and “How do you get down”. It seems like I get countless comments like those. But when I was walking back to the church I heard a new take on the second one when a boy said to his parents “Look! He did get down”
And the reason I wanted to write these comments was because of a new one. “I am praying for you”. It touched me so much that I decided to put something about it on the outside sign.
THE GUY ON THE TALL UNICYCLE SAYS THANKS
FOR YOUR PRAYERS