What’s Happening at St. Jacob

Advent Bazaar

December 8, 2019
Baskets, handcrafted and giftware items (valued at $25 and up) are sought for the oral auction, as well as items for the silent auction and the grab bad table.  

 Awana Children’s Ministry

September – April
Join us for Awana Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30. See our Ministries page for more details. 
Community Garden
June – September

WELCA Triennial Gathering

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American Triennial Gathering will be held in Phoenix July 16-20, 2020. Help us with our fundraising. There is a lollipop tree in the Narthex. Use the honor system, donate $1.00, and enjoy a lollipop! 

Outreach Projects

* Canal Fulton S.A.L.T Box food pantry at St. John Lutheran in Canal Fulton is in need of cereal, canned soup, canned fruit, and microwavable pasta.
* 10 Million Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities challenge.  Put your Pop Tabs in the container in the Narthex

Upcoming Outreach:

Alzheimer’s Walk was September 28 at Massillon Washington High School. We had 5 walkers and raised about $1300.00! Thanks to all for their participation and donations!

 October Outreach Project

September – October 27
Instead of filling the “blessing bags” this year, we will donate items collected on the list to the Refuge of Hope so they may distribute on an as-needed basis.  The Outreach Board will collect the following: toothbrushes, toothpaste, Band-aids, cough drops, chapstick, unscented hand cream, razors, bar soap, washcloths, combs, Wet Ones, winter hats, gloves, tube socks, gum, snacks (granola bars, cheese crackers etc), water bottles, rain ponchos, plastic utensils, hand warmers, bus passes, and $5 McDonald’s gift cards.  Men’s used winter clothing would be appreciated.  A collection box is at the basement door and done under the narthex table. 
October 1- December 15
Community Christmas of Stark County: We will collect gently used and new coats  for this charity. 

St. Jacob Events

 Weekly Bulletin

 Church Council Actions

(Updated from September 17,  2019 Council meeting. Notes are also in bulletin insert for September 22, 2019


Worship: Please join us. Attend St. Jacob services and activities to sustain our church through worship, praise, prayer, and fellowship.
A November Thankoffering Sunday: Women of the Lutheran church have been gathering for Thankoffering services since the early 1900s.  It is a tradition grounded in our celebration of community.  We meet together as faithful women to joyfully give thanks and praise for what God has given to us. Council is requesting that anyone who is interested in participating contact any council member.
Music: The search continues for Organist/Musical Director position.  Substitute organists and recorded accompaniment will be used in the meantime.  Margaret Reichenbach has graciously agreed to play the next three months. Thank you Margaret!!
Church Council needs you! The Nominating Committee is currently reaching out to our members to fill the many openings Council has. Chairpersons are needed for Stewardship and Parish Ed. boards. We also need President, Vice President, Secretary, Property Board, and Outreach Board. All boards could use additional members to participate. Our sustainability depends on having viable boards to guide the congregation in accomplishing our goals.  Please prayerfully consider stepping up to fill any of these.
Fall Congregational Meeting November 3 after church: Please join us to vote for our incoming council members and to vote on the 2020 Budget.
Synod Visitor September 29: Don’t forget Rev. Karl Biermann, assistant to the bishop, will be attending our church service.  Council is planning a brief reception afterwards. Please plan to attend.
Attendance continues to decline in yearly average.
Travelling Triennials: This groups needs to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes in any condition by the end of November. The shoes will be refurbished as needed and distributed to those in need.  They will receive $1000 to use for their activities.
Church Vitality: Council is planning brief (30 min), once-a-month, Sunday after-church discussions.  Refreshments will be provided in the social hall.  The starting date and discussion leaders will be announced. Our goal is to start a congregation-wide discussion for St. Jacob on how Christ uses us as Christ’s living body in our community.  All congregation members will receive the four-page guilde.


Euchre Tournaments — 16 attended in September. Tournaments are held the second Saturday of every month. New players welcome.
Awana resumed with two additional children! Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors. Thanks to all returning students and teachers!


See our section notes / activities above.