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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 ~ December 7, 2014
Devotion: 2 Peter 3:8-15a
If you feel like Advent and the Christmas season has come too quickly this year, you are not alone. This season seems to come and go quickly each year; but even in its brevity, the celebration is exhausting. There is a great deal of preparation needed for events, lots of thought put into gifts and gatherings, and the days are dark, snowy and cold. This is a challenge! This scripture reminds us of how we should live even in moments of stress and distraction. We need to live holy and godly lives and we need make an effort to be spotless, blameless and at peace with our neighbors, friends and family. We may grow impatient, but we are reminded that the Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, so we must always be ready for his return.
Reflection: What does it mean to me to be spotless, blameless and at peace?
Prayer: Lord, gather in all of my concerns and worries. Grant me with peace and patience and a holy and godly life. Amen.
Sunday’s Lectionary Scriptures
Next Sunday’s Scriptures
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
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.
Toy Drive for River Trail School through December 7!
December 7 Coffee; Advent Worship 2 & Sunday School 10:00am
December 14 Choir Rehearsal; Coffee; Advent Worship 3 & Sunday School; Ladies Guild
December 19 Breakfast with Santa set-up; fish fry signup
December 20 Breakfast with Santa; Children’s Program rehearsal
December 21 Coffee; Children’s Christmas Program & Advent Worship 4
December 24 Christmas Eve Worship, 7pm
December 28 Coffee; Worship & Communion, Fellowship
Breakfast with Santa: (advertising yard signs are available) December 20, 8am-11am at the Sterling Chalet: Adults $6, Children $4, Cookies $6 per pound. Please invite friends and family to this fundraiser. Setup will be on December 19 at the Chalet and a fish fry dinner will be available for purchase.
Christmas Poinsettias: There is a sign up for poinsettias available now. Please consider sponsoring a poinsettia for our Christmas Eve Service.
Scrip: The next Scrip collection will be on December 28, 2014. Please see Sue with any questions.
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.
Collection continues for River Trail School in Milwaukee.
Bible Study: We will meet in the conference room of the church for study and discussion. Next meeting will be January 8, 1-2:30pm.
Sunday School: We will continue with Sunday School On December 7!Choir Rehearsal Dates: The Choir will rehearse at 8:45 am on December 14.
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.