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Welcome to the website for St. Jacobi Congregational Church!

We are delighted to welcome you to St. Jacobi, a place of community and spiritual inspiration for more than 160 years! With such a rich history to build on, we seek to be a church community that is growing in our knowledge of God's Word, our understanding of Christ and our awareness of the Holy Spirit.

St. Jacobi Congregational Church

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Sunday Worship 10:00am (September-May);
9:00am (June, July and August)

St. Jacobi Congregational Church

presents their 14th annual

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY

Saturday April 19, 2014

8:00 – 11:00 am

Richfield Fire Hall

2008 Highway 175, Richfield, WI

                Along with:

An EASTER EGG HUNT in Firemen’s Park

  (Sponsored by Richfield Fire Dept)

**Hunt runs continuously from 8:00-11:00**

Breakfast includes:

Sausages, eggs, hot cinnamon apples and beverage with all you can eat pancakes

Adults:  $6.00                     Children: (4-12)  $4.00         Children under 3: Free

          For further information contact: 

          St. Jacobi Congregational Church @ 262-628-3234 

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!

St. Jacobi Tidings ~ April 20, 2014

 

Devotion – Psalm 118:1-2 19-29                       

For many, even those who live only in the secular world, Easter is usually a herald of spring. The blossoms arrive along with warmer temperatures and the hope that T-shirt and shorts weather would return again! But some years this doesn’t seem like a prospect at all. We have snow, when we should be meeting the Easter Bunny. We are lucky then: the work of God is not weather- dependent. It doesn’t require special attention to one day; instead the work of the cross needs to be celebrated every day. We get the prize of his resurrection even in 24 inches of snow or 105ºF. The prize is a restored relationship between God and his people. We do need to see the painful path to the cross because the moments that we have turned away from God pave this path, sharpen the nails in his hands and feet, and cause the blood to drip from his brow. We might not know much about the workings of heaven, but we know the pain that we caused our Lord. And he loves us in spite of these faults.

Reflection: How will I make this Holy Week holy?

Prayer:  I remember your sacrifice as I strive for your glory. Amen.

 

Sunday’s Lectionary Scriptures

Next Sunday’s Scriptures

Jeremiah 31:1-6

Acts 2:14, 22-32

Psalm 118: 1-2,14-24

Psalm 16

Colossians 3:1-4; Acts 10:34-43

1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:1-18; Matthew 28:1-10

John 20:19-31

Prayer Requests

The health issues and needs of our congregation members & friends…

Victims of violence in this world; Christians around the world;

Military servicemen and support services, and military families


Church Calendar

Holy Week Worship:

MaundyThursday: April 17, 7:00pm Upper Room Communion

Good Friday: April 18, 7:00pm Service of Shadows

Holy Saturday: April 19, Easter Bunny Breakfast

Easter Sunday: April 20, 7:30 am            Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast

April 27             Coffee 9:30; Worship & Communion 10; Fellowship following

May 11             Mother’s Day & Children’s Sunday; Council Meeting, 8:00am

July 13              9:00am Worship;  11:00amChurch picnic/Lakeside Worship


Additional Announcements:

This Saturday! Easter Bunny Breakfast: April 19 at the Richfield Firemen’s Hall! Check out our website for full details: www.stjacobichurch.org

Choir Update: remaining rehearsals, 8:45am here are the dates: April 20 (Easter!), May 4, May 18, and June 1

Bible Study resumes May 8, 1-2:30pm

FUNdations and Sunday School: Last lesson of the year: May 4. Children’s Sunday will be on Mother’s Day, May 11.

Volunteers needed: Rev. Hillary needs some extra help digitizing church records this summer. Please let me know if you can help!

T-shirts, Stainless steel mugs, etc. We are looking to order some shirts and stainless steel mugs. If you have interest please email Rev. Hillary

Fair Share (Shared Ministries) contribution: St. Jacobi gives $15 per member to the NACCC shared ministries fund, which helps the operating costs of the NACCC. The NACCC provides a denominational home for our church, education and pastoral resources and supports worldwide missions. This organization is in transition and needs out support. We request that the given amount would be reimbursed to the church for those who are able.


The Covenant of St Jacobi Congregational Church:

We covenant to walk with one another to seek and respond to the Word and Will of God. 

We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us.

We hold it to be the mission of the Church to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while worshiping God as a striving for truth, justice and peace.

As did our fathers, we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us.

We pray for the coming of the kingdom of God, and we look forward with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life.

 
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