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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 ~ August 31, 2014
Devotion: Romans 12:9:21
How to live is really about how to LOVE. When we can love in a Christian manner it affects every detail of how we live and respond and react to others. This passage gives us the “do” and “do not do” of the Christian community. And some of it might come as a surprise: bless those who persecute you and do not curse. While other mentions seem like common sense, but are so very hard to carry out: Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. The main message is the reminder at all that is good comes from God and being people indwelled with this Spirit, we need to share this goodness that God provides. We cannot damage the will and goodness of God but instead must cling to this goodness and therefore, overcome any evil in the world.
Reflection: How do I show my devotion to the goodness of God?
Prayer: Give me your fervor of Spirit. Bless me, Lord, with you zeal and affection. I struggle to care for those whom I love, help me to care for those whom you love. Lord, expand the limitations of my thoughts and the work of my hands to include your entire creation. Allow me to leave room for your miracles and good work to be accomplished in me. Amen.
Sunday’s Lectionary Scriptures
Next Sunday’s Scriptures
Psalm 105. 1-6,23-26,45c
The health issues and needs of our congregation members & friends:
Sue, Anne, Brooke and Richard, earthquake victims, those who are depressed and others in need of prayer
Victims of violence in this world; Christians around the world;
Military servicemen and support services, and military families.
School Supply Collection Continues
Rummage Sale Collection
August 31 8:30 Coffee; 9:00am Worship & Communion
--No Fellowship gathering in August due to Rummage Sale Collection—
WORSHIP TIME CHANGE 10:00am starting September 7
September 7 9:30 Coffee; 10:00am Worship; Parents Sunday School meeting/registration following worship
Choir Rehearsals Begin: September 21
Sunday School Resumes: October 5
Parents Meeting/ Sunday School Registration:
There will be a brief parents’ meeting and Sunday school registration period following our 10:00am worship on September 7. If you would like your children to take part in the children’s programs please plan to attend.
Additional Announcements: Rummage Sale Collection: The annual rummage & bake sale will be held on Sept 20, 2014. Collection of items will begin in the shed, from there things will be organized and moved into the fellowship hall. Please consider baking for our bake sale as well.
Archiving and Records Group: Thanks to Darlene Niemzyk, Bob Laubenheimer, and Dick Becker for helping me sort through all of our filing cabinets this summer!
T-shirts, Stainless steel mugs, etc. Any interest in mugs or reordering t-shirts? Please speak to Rev. Hillary or a church council member.
Tidings: If you know someone who is not getting our Tidings newsletter but would like to be added to our email list, please let Rev. Hillary know. We are also willing to mail copies to those who are not able to attend worship – please just let Rev. Hillary, Rev. Pam or Julie Kluck know that you would like a paper copy.
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.