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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:

Our next worship services are October 2nd at 10:30 and noon. The gospel for this Sunday is Luke 17:5-10 and Pastor Hout’s theme is “Worthless but...” 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 the family and friends of Brooks Davis. Pastor Hout had his funeral this past weekend. Many thanks to all the people who worked so hard to prepare a dinner at St. Jacob for their family. Pastor Hout is happy to report that his friend Mike at Chipotle is doing well after his heart surgery. Darcy and Donnie Whyte (who have helped with day camp) are home after their honeymoon. Others in our prayers include Mike Kash, Don Stupp, Sandy Jones, Patrick Miller, Ryan Davis, Tim Downs, Bob Greenlee, Charlie Case as well as Zachary Boyd in the military. We also pray for Christopher Boyd in seminary and Taylor Macy in Sengal with the Peace Corps.

Prayer of the Day for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost- “Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervor we may love our neighbors and serve them for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Movie Night went well We had great weather and a great turnout for this fun event. While the movie was being set up, the children played well together out on our lawn. Many people from the community saw us having a good time together.

The last few weeks have busy for St. Jacob We had an uplifting Rally Day for our Sunday School. We had another fine unit in the Kettering Holiday at Home parade. We had another amazing Top Festival in downtown Miamisburg. See more about this by going to the internet site miamisburg.org/tops

A good piece of scripture  Here is some great scripture we would like to highlight. Luke 17:10 “We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done.”

We have full Air Conditioning again  Part of our education building has been pretty warm this summer because one of our units is out of commission. We are fortunate to have it all running again and now we are looking at how to cover the $10,000 repair bill.

We also have a nice new parking lot Many thanks to those who have stepped forward to help us redo our lot. It had some major dips and holes. Now it looks great again and it will be much safer for everyone.

It has been a busy summer with all kinds of activity like Christmas in July and the Paragon Quartet 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! Now he says he is getting ready for the Kentucky games!!!

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:
October 6-Church Council at 7:30
October 9-Congregational Meeting after 10:30 worship
October 21-Game Night at St. Jacob from 7-9pm
October 27-Lunch Bunch at Ron’s Pizza
sometime in October - congregational hayride!!!