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Our next worship services are July 31st at 10:30 and noon. The gospel for this Sunday is Luke 11:1-13 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “Abundance.” Our 10:30 service is let by the pipe organ and the noon service is led by the guitar. You can read this gospel text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Thanks for stopping by 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  We pray for the newly baptized: Annabelle Grace Seroka and Adeline Rose Seroka. They were baptized at the noon service this past Sunday. Others in our prayers include Elroy Miller, Loueda Schultz, Sandy Jones, Mike Kash, Patrick Miller, Ryan Davis, Don Stupp, Iris Englebrecht, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee, Charlie Case as well as our military men: Rob Greenlee and Zachary Boyd. Christopher Boyd in seminary is in our prayers and Taylor Macy in Senegal with the Peace Corps is also in our prayers.

Prayer of the Day-11th Sunday after Pentecost: “Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

This past Sunday is so close to the 25th that we decided to celebrate Christmas in July. It was fun to sing some classic Christmas hymns, hear a Christmas message, play some chimes, hear some bells and even have some baptisms at our noon service. What a great day it was!!!

Co-ed softball is over We played hard but this was not our year. Many thanks to all who came and participated. It was a fun time.

Remember Bob Arledge? He came and visited with us one Sunday. He trains at the Miamisburg high school pole vault runway and pit. Guess what? He won another national championship for his age group (80-84). He said he would have beaten those in the 70 age group, too. Congratulations Bob!!!

Day Camp was fantasic and how great to have so many campers with all our great counselors from LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio). We gathered under the theme of “The Jesus Way” and we talked about how Jesus feeds, forgives, loves, serves and prays. It was a great week.

Paragon Quartet is coming Join us on August 21 as we enjoy the beautiful barbershop harmonies of the Paragon Quartet.

A good piece of scripture  Here is some scripture we would like to highlight. Luke 12:15 - “One’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”

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 28-Lunch Bunch at Bennett’s - 11:30am
August 21-Paragon Quartet in worship
August 27-Whirled Top Festival