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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE: Welcome to Holy Week. We have Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services at 7pm. This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday.  Our worship services on the 20th of April are at 10:30 (led by our pipe organ) and noon (led by guitars and a mandolin). We also have Sunday School at 9am. The gospel for this Sunday is Matthew 28:1-10 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Go Quickly and Tell” You can read the Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Thanks for visiting our site! Like our congregation, 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 our website again.

Prayers of the Church We have been celebrating with Jim Proctor and his family upon his quick return to health. Now we have others to celebrate with in our prayers. We are happy to report that little Roary Arnold is finally home from the hospital. We give thanks to God for his health and our prayers continue for his parents Carrie and Luke Arnold and the rest of their family. Our prayers continue for Sandra Kershner, Tom Boyd, Michael Allikas and Jeanine Russell. Others in our prayers include Don Stupp, Hazel Shell, Mary Gore, Betty Daily and Bob Greenlee along with our military folks: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee.

Prayer for Passion/Palm 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.

Co-ed Softball starts the 21st We originally heard the season was set to start the 14th. Our team was unorganized so we prayed for a delay of the season. Guess what? The games on the 14th were cancelled and our season begins on the 21st of April. That means there is still time to sign up for the team and filling up the roster  that is on the bulletin board next to the church office.

The Essential 100 Here is another great verse from the E-100: Matthew 28:7..............”Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’”

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 17 - Maundy Thursday at 7pm
April 18 - Good Friday at 7pm
April 20 - Easter Sunday with breakfast and egg hunt
April 21 - our first coed softball game
April 27 - Holy Hilarity Sunday