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Our next worship services are August 28th at 10:30 and noon. The gospel for this Sunday is Luke 14:1, 7-14 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “Humbled.” Our 10:30 service is let by the pipe organ 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!

Prayers of the Church  Our prayers are with Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Mike Kash, Patrick Miller, Ryan Davis, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee, Charlie Case as well as Zachary Boyd in the military. Others in our prayers includ Taylor Macy in Sengal with the Peace Corps and Christopher Boyd in seminary. 

Prayer of the Day-15th Sunday after Pentecost.......... “O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

THIS SATURDAY - August 27th is our Top Festival  Help us get the word out about our 17th event. It will be in downtown Pokemon territory at the ampitheater in River Front Park. It runs from 5-8pm and we even have restrooms this year. Need a top? Pastor Hout can get you one!!!

A good piece of scripture  Here is some great scripture we would like to highlight. Luke 14:11 “For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Last Sunday sure was great with the Paragon Quartet They sounded great and are such nice people. How thrilling to have them in worship. They also helped us to have a nice crowd and increased attendance. Paragon Quartet - come visit us anytime!!!

Air Conditioning problems  Parts of our building have been pretty warm this summer because one of our units is out of commission. We were looking at a large large number to repair it but are fortunate to finally end up with a $10,000 figure to get everything going again. Can you help us with some of this cost? Perhaps this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to get behind a project at St. Jacob and support us in your own personal way.

It has been a busy summer with all kinds of activity like Christmas in July 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!

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:
August 25-Lunch Bunch at TJ Chumps starting at 11:30am
August 27-Whirled Top Festival from 5-8-River Front Park
September 11-Rally Day