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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 24, 2014
Devotion: Romans 12:1-8
The only way for us to know God’s will for us and our community is to be transformed by Him. You might wonder what this looks like and most likely it looks like rejecting much of what the world throws at us. The problem is that the culture of our world tells us to worship many things and people who are not godly and certainly are not God. Therefore, we offer ourselves to God as an act of worship – ascribing the worth to our God – for everyone to see and by rejecting what is worldly for God’s grace. This will allow us to see and use the gifts that we have been given in abundance.
Reflection: What are my God-given gifts and how do I use them?
Prayer: Lord, accepting your word is not easy. I don’t like to submit my will to you, so I ask that you would share with me again the rewards of your grace and the abundance of your love for me. Therefore I can live in your light without question and do your work with joy. In Christ’s name. 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, 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 24 8:30 Coffee; 9:00am worship
August 25 Records and Archiving Group meets. Time: 1-3pm
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
September 8 Records and Archiving Group meets
(only if needed to finish project)
Parents Meeting/ Sunday School Registration:
There will be a brief parents’ meeting and Sunday school registration period following 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: Our last meeting for the Archiving Group will be on August 25 at 1pm. We will make a list of suggestions for file keeping.
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.