What’s Happening at St. Jacob

Lenten Soup Supper

Join us every Thursday evening at 6:00 for a soup supper prior to our Lenten service. 
 
 

 Lenten Challenge: Earth Adovcacy

Recharge your soul with God and… bring us your dead batteries to recycle in a safe, environmentally friendly way. The “bucket” is clearly labeled by the back door.  
 

 Lenten Services

Join us every Thursday during Lent at  7:00 pm. Pastor Williamson will be doing a worship series called The Sermon on the Mount.
 
April 4 — Judge Not
We recognize that we live in a very judgmental world, so Jesus’ advise not to judge sounds radical to our modern ears.When we leave all judgment up to God, we fee ourselves to look at one another through fresh and forgiving eyes.
 
April 18 — Maundy Thursday — The Golden Rule
April 19 — Good Friday — The Tree and Its Fruit
 

 Easter Sunday

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7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (sign up)
9:00 a.m  Service with Communion

 Spring Tea #

Sunday, April 28
2:-00-4:30
 
Ladies of all ages are cordially invited to attend. Please feel
free to invite friends to join in the afternoon’s desserts, fun,
and fellowship and a little dessert history!
 
Sign up in the Narthex. Please indicate how many will attend
and a dessert you can provide. See Patty Duffy for more details.

St. Jacob Events

 Weekly Bulletin

 Church Council Actions

Safety / Accessibility

— Armed intruder training for the congregation and emergency signage. Both complete
— Stairlift between first and second floor. Complete.

  Sustaining our Congregation

— Weekly Worship and Sunday School
— Create another opportunity for children’t ministry with the AWANA program beginning in the fall. 
— Update communication with the members and the community with an updated website and creation of an e-mail messaging system, “The Loop.” Both under construction.
— Update our current constitution to include electronic communication as an approved method of communicating to our congregation and other ELCA recommendations. Ongoing.
— Complete a financial audit and prepare budgets for 2019.  Planning stages.
— Continued improvement and maintenance of our church structure. Ongoing.
 

 Outreach

Outreach too our congregation members and the community through our worship services and community interaction:
— Weekly Lenten suppers. Complete
— Picnic and Plant a community garden. Complete.
— Christmas Bazaar and Dinner. First Sunday in December
— Bunco Belles and Euchre group meets monthly for fun and fellowship. Ongoing.
— WELCA holds Spring and Fall events for the church women. Ongoing.
— Ezra Men’s Group meets monthly for our church men. Ongoing.
— Women of the Way Bible study group meets weekly. Ongoing.
— Summer Vacation Bible School for our youth. Held in June.
— Collect and distribute items of many causes: Refuge of Hope, Domestic Violence Shelter, Hartville Migrant Ministries, Massillon Salvation Army, and the Massillon Back to School Program are a few of the groups to receive our assistance. Ongoing.
— Host the Columbia Lighthouse Project mental health event this fall. Currently Planning.