PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
We continue to have worship services here every Sunday. Can you believe this has been going on for 195 years. July brings us exciting gospel texts from the tenth chapter of Luke. On July 3rd we will look at Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. This is the account of Jesus appointing seventy others for ministry. They are encouraged to go out with the words “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” On July 10th our gospel is Luke 10:25-37. This is where a lawyer stops by and asks what he has to do to inherit eternal life. Jesus then shares what is perhaps the greatest parable of all time......the story of the good Samaritan. You can read these gospel texts 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 people who have recently been hospitalized like Elroy Miller and Lucy Wantz. We continue to pray for Quillard Abney and Loueda Schultz and they are doing much better. Others in our prayers include 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.
Luther House Gang Sunday was a big hit How nice to have the fine display of pictures from Mayor Dick Church. Can you believe 25 of the old gang members were back for a terrific reunion. Ben (an exchange student) even came all the way from Mexico to join the festivities. People were sharing stories right and left and the conversations were wonderful. Let us do this again next year on Alumni weekend.
Congratulations also to Dale Schram How terrific it was to hear that he was voted alumni of the year and was given special recognition at the gathering this weekend. He also received a very nice plaque!!! That a way to go, Dale. Thanks for all your contributions over the years to this church and this community.
Prayer of the Day-7th Sunday after Pentecost: “O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, you are the city that shelters us, the mother who comforts us. With your Spirit accompany us on our life’s journey, that we may spread your peace in all the world, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Day-8th Sunday after Pentecost: “O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care. Hear the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
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.
Co-ed softball is quickly coming to the end of the season. We played on the 27th at 7:15 on diamond #2 at Rice Field. Then we headed for the year end tournament.
Do you know what GOBA is? It stands for Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure and this annual trek through Ohio countrysides came through Miamisburg this year. How exciting to have several thousand bicyclers here on the evening of the 23rd and all day on Friday the 24th. They had a big event at Riverfront Park on their Friday evening with us and it was lots of fun with their Talent Show and more.
A good piece of scripture Here is some scripture we would like to highlight. From Luke 10:2 - “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Also from Luke 10...this time the 27th verse “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
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:
June 27-Co-ed softball game at 7:15
July 15-Movie Night
July 24-Church Name day and Christmas in July
August 21-Paragon Quartet in worship
August 27-Whirled Top Festival