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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.
Sunday Worship 10:00am (September-May);
9:00am (June, July and August)
St. Jacobi Tidings ~ November 16, 2014
Devotion: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
A thief in the night comes under the cover of darkness and is unknown to those around. His appearance is a surprise. Since we live in the light of Christ, we should not be surprised and we are reminded that we are not like others. We are unique in how we live. How should we live? In a manner that is self-controlled, alert, while putting on the armor of love and salvation. We need to encourage one another to live to our full potential in the Lord.
Reflection: How do I stay away from the darkness and live in the light?
Prayer: Grant me courage, dear Lord, that I may be a person of faithfulness and light, so that I may receive the gifts that you give me today and always. Allow me to see your needs exposed in the world and to be the servant called and appointed to care for your people. Amen.
Sunday’s Lectionary Scriptures
Next Sunday’s Scriptures
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The health issues and needs of our congregation members & friends:
Arlene, Rosie and family, Aunt Sis, Skip; all who are suffering
Victims of violence in this world; Christians around the world;
Military servicemen and support services, and military families.
Toy Drive for River Trail School begins!
November 16 Choir 8:45; Coffee 9:30; Worship & Sunday School, 10:00am
November 23 Coffee 9:30; Thanksgiving Worship, 10:00am; Christmas decorating and potluck following worship
November 30 Choir 8:45; Coffee 9:30; Advent Worship 1 & Communion, 10:00am; no fellowship
Toy Drive: collection has started! Please bring toys wrapped and labeled for age and gender. Toys will be distributed to children at River Trail School.
Scrip: Scrip is a great fundraiser for the church. When you buy gift cards for gifts or everyday items, the scrip program will donate a percentage of your purchase to the church! Christmas orders due on November 30.
Hat and Mitten tree: For all who knit – please note that the hat and mitten tree is out again! For those who don’t knit, feel free to add store-bought items!
Thank you for your contribution: we gave 50 hats and a dozen mittens/scarves to the River Trail School in Milwaukee. Collection continues!
Bible Study: We will meet in the conference room of the church for study and discussion. Next meeting will be December 11.
Sunday School: We will continue with Old Testament Stories this week featuring the story of Joseph in Egypt!
Choir Rehearsal Dates: The Choir will rehearse at 8:45 am on the following dates: November 16, 30; and December 14 and 24.
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.