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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

Our next Sunday worship services will be the 16th of April at 10:30 and noon. It will be Easter Sunday and the gospel this coming Sunday is Matthew 28:1-10. Pastor Hout’s theme is “Afraid?” Our 10:30 service is led by the pipe organ (with our new midi system) and the noon service is led by guitars. You can read this gospel text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com Please also join us for Easter breakfast at 9am.

Holy Week worship services Please join us for our midweek services during Holy Week. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services both start at 7pm. There will not be a soup supper before either one. We are finishing out our theme of “Luther, Lent and his catechisms.” We have gone over his sections on Confession, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Holy Baptism, Blessings and on Maundy Thursday we will discuss the Lord’s Supper.

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 Carl Schroeder who was hospitalized this past week. Prayers continue for Lois Masters who had a tumble recently. We continue to celebrate Bill Russell and Randy Hardin’s progress. And we do not want to forget the celebration of Dick and Judi Church’s 50th wedding anniversary. We also had a baptism Sunday and we are thrilled to celebrate this sacrament with Samuel Patrick McMullen. Others in our prayers include Jim Wagner, Jim Williams, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee and Charlie Case. We have also been praying for Zachary Boyd and Christopher Boyd in the seminary. Pastor Hout includes in the prayers Cooper Owen Hout, his newest grandchild.

Prayer of the Day-Resurrection of our Lord Sunday “O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever, in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our softball season is starting We have our first game on the 10th at 7:15. We are playing at Rice field and look forward to another fun season. We have updated our website with the 2017 schedule.

A good piece of scripture  Here are some more words from the Bible. Matthew 28:5 and 6 states...But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.”

38 Lenten Fairs What a great night of hands on learning for people of all ages. We had nice food and a nice crowd to enjoy all the symbols and more. We are looking forward to our 39th one next year.

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:
http://pinehavenfarmersvilleohio.blogspot.com/2010/10/heres-church-and-heres-steeple.html

Upcoming Events include:
April 10-Co-ed softball at 7:15
April 13-Maundy Thursday worship at 7pm
April 14-Good Friday worship at 7pm
April 16-Easter breakfast at 9am with egg hunt
April 16-Easter worship services at 10:30 and noon