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PASTOR'S WEEKLY MESSAGE
This coming Sunday is the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. Our worship services on the 31st of August 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 16:21-28 and Pastor Hout’s sermon theme is “Take It Up”.  You can read the Bible online at www.biblegateway.com

Worship last Sunday was really special. We had top spinners from four states there and they filled the front row. The Paragon quartet performed and they were fantastic, like always. Can you believe this is their 18th year in a row at St. Jacob? And in our final hymn (we are marching in the light of God) the top spinners jumped up and spun their hearts out as we sang “we are spinning in the light of God”.

Thanks for visiting us. 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 a weekly basis.

Prayers of the Church We pray for Wanda Gebhart who was very faint at the end of worship this past Sunday. The emergency squad was called but she was able to make it home. After some food and rest, she is doing much better. We also pray for Lucy Wantz, Maryann DeYoung, Dixie Schroeder, Hazel Shell, Michael Allikas, Sandra Kershner, Don Stupp, Betty Daily and Bob Greenlee. Our military men are also in our prayers: Zach Mathis, Blake Parrett and Rob Greenlee.

Here is the Prayer of the Day for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: O God, we thank you for your Son, who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world. Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow your commands, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

The 150th anniversary of our building is this Thursday. Join us for lunch with the Lunch Bunch at 11:30. We will be meeting at Ron’s Pizza. The worship service honoring this anniversary will be September 14th. An 1860’s style ball game will be held in the afternoon followed by an old fashioned picnic. 1860’s softball uses one of those big old time balls and they do not have the following things: no strikes outs, no walks, no gloves, no metal bats, no cussing and no spitting. You can also join us on Saturday the 13th for an open house/ice cream social from 2-5pm.

A good piece of scripture Here are is a great verse from the E-100: Matthew 16:24..........Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

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:
August 28-Lunch Bunch is 11:30 at Ron’s Pizza (bring
  something connected with 1864)
September 13-open house/ice cream social from 2-5pm.
September 14-rally day and celebration of the 150th
  anniversary of our building followed by an 1860’s
  softball game and an old fashioned picnic