PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE:
This coming Sunday is All Saints Sunday. Our worship services on the 2nd of November are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and a mandolin). The gospel text for this Sunday is Matthew 2:1-12. Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Rejoice and Be Glad”. You can read this text and the entire Bible online at www.biblegateway.com
Thanks so much for your visit! We hope you enjoy your time on our website. It is good to have you here. We may not be as big and fancy here as some places but we have important people here .....people like you! We hope your journey with the Lord is going well and please, stop by to visit us again. We try to update this site on regular basis, even weekly.
Prayers of the Church Our prayers are with Wanda Gebhart who is back at Sycamore Health Care facility with Hazel Shell. For a second week in a row, it was great to see Sandra Kershner out and about and in worship! We continue to pray for Diana Washburn, Jerry Boaz, Herb Greggerson, Don Stupp, Betty Daily, Bob Greenlee, Iris Englebrecht and our military men: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee. Our prayers are also with Taylor Macy in Senegal
Here is the Prayer of the Day for All Saints Sunday: Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared for those who love you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Another prayer? This prayer is for a miracle. We are praying for a miracle on November 9th. In fact, we are calling this “Miracle Sunday” at St. Jacob. We are hoping and praying for a miracle day to help our service to the Lord as we are substantially behind with our finances. We already have over $5000 pledged for that day and one woman brought in a big box full of change for that day. Perhaps you could join us in this effort to help that number grow to five times that size or maybe even ten times that size!!!
What a 150th We are still talking about the 150th anniversary of our building which was a time with an open house/ice cream social, special worship services, out of town guests, a wonderful violinist, a fun 1860’s base ball game and a good old fashioned picnic! Yet, we are not stopping at 150 and have already made plans for 2015 at our October church council meeting and our October congregational meeting. We ask that you join us as we offer hope for the world.
Congregational Hayride was great and dry! How wonderful to have such a nice evening at the Warrick farm on South Union Road. It was fun to see the petting zoo, the peacocks and have a nice campfire and cookout along with a terrific hayride.
A good piece of scripture Here are two more good verses from the E-100: Matthew 5:12..........”Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
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:
November 2-Eagle Court of Honor for Jacob Boyd
November 9-Miracle Sunday