Fellowship Archive

Congo Mission Fundraising Dinner

Posted July 31, 2018 By admin

Congo Mission International is a ministry led by Pastor David Nuottila and his mission partner Pastor Stéphane Kalonji – St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rosenberg, Texas. Our mission is to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) as we minister to the people of Congo, DRC.

Congo Mission International provides:
Theological training for pastors and lay leaders.
Christian education seminars for women, young adults and youth.
Food for orphaned children in the care of the C.E.L.C.CO. (Lutheran Church of Congo)
Support for the Farming Project in the Bas-Congo region.
Special attention is given to “freeing” babies detained in hospitals due to the inability of the parents to pay the fees.

St. Jacob’s will host a fund-raising dinner on Saturday, August 4th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for a $20.00
donation for adults with children 18 and under eating free. You may purchase tickets from Davis Brown, Gerald Lindler, Don Dease, Pastor David or through the church office. Please plan to attend and invite your friends and neighbors as we celebrate our mission work in The Congo.

Vacation Bible School

Posted June 26, 2018 By admin

Game On!
Gearing up for Life’s Big Game!
The Playbook!

VBS 2018: 2 Peter 1:3 – “His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness
through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
VBS Game Dates: Sunday, July 15 thru Thursday, July 19
VBS Game Schedule:

5:45 – 6:20 Pre-Game Meal
6:20 – 6:30 Team Introductions (Skit and Daily Theme)
6:30 – 8:00 Game – VBS

There are Teams (classes) for all ages – Nursery through Adults
There will be crafts, lessons, music and games

Coffee Talk

Posted May 30, 2018 By admin

As a means for communication and information, once per quarter, Pastor David, will be sharing thoughts and insights with our church family, and answering a few questions along the way. This “Coffee Talk” will take place during our coffee hour every third month. Following the worship service on June 3 make plans to attend. The session will last about 30 minutes in the fellowship hall.

New Bible Study Upcoming

Posted May 1, 2018 By admin

Pastor David will be conducting (two) six-week study sessions on The Lord’s Prayer beginning May 9.

This is a study you will really want to engage in so mark your calendars.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be at 9:30 AM in the fellowship hall.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study will be at 6:30 PM in the church office.

Lutheran Women News

Posted May 1, 2018 By admin

Our Congregational Luncheon Fundraiser will be held on May 6 following the church service. We hope all of you will come and enjoy the delicious spaghetti dinner prepared by the Lutheran Women with all the trimmings. Don’t forget about the fellowship. The Lutheran Women will meet at 9 AM on Saturday, May 5 to set up. Please bring your spouse to help with the tables. This fundraiser is being done in order for our group to help those in need whether it be a church member or someone outside our church family. The names will be kept secret and can be handled through our Pastor.

NOTE: The Mother-Daughter/Friend Tea Party is now a Mother, Daughter, Friend, Cousin, or Sister Brunch and the time has also changed to 11 AM on June 23. The menu will be quiche, cheese, fruit, fancy spinach salad, cheese cake squares and croissants drizzled in honey butter with peach and regular tea. Tickets will go on sale on June 3 following the service in the fellowship hall. Cost will be $5 per person and children 3 years and under are free. Please remember to bring food items for We Care. School will soon be out and they will be feeding many families. The boxes for drop off are located in the fellowship hall.
Phyllis, Leader

Lutheran Men News

Posted May 1, 2018 By admin

The Lutheran Men’s next meeting is May 20 at 6 PM in the fellowship hall. Lynn has devotions and all men are requested to be here to assist with the cooking. All ladies are requested to attend that evening for A Ladies Night Hamburger Cookout sponsored by the men. Come enjoy a hamburger and fellowship with the church family. (Be watching worship folders for information on our upcoming BBQ.)

Up and Going News

Posted May 1, 2018 By admin

Twenty one (21) members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express at 9:30 AM on April 12th to go to lunch at the Schoolhouse Bar-B-Q in Scranton, SC, then to Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, SC. Davis gave the devotions based on asking God for His directions BEFORE we act. Adam and Eve forgot to ask BEFORE eating of the forbidden fruit, as did many others throughout the Bible, just as we do not ask. The time to ask God for help is before we act not after. Lots of good material to think about. Thank you Davis for devotions and planning our trip. The food at the Schoolhouse Bar-B-Q was overwhelmingly plentiful and SO delicious, especially the fried chicken and pork chops. We then went to Pearly Fryar Topiary Garden. The weather was perfect and the topiary garden was so impressive. Mr. Fryar came out and chatted with us for a long time. So much fun to casually walk through and enjoy Mr. Fryar’s handiwork, lots of hard work. Gerald provided transportation. We sincerely appreciate Gerald. Everyone returned home tired and happy.

On May 10, we have a day trip planned for the Charleston Tea Plantation and the Angel Tree in Charleston. Plan to leave St. Jacob’s at 8:30 AM. Lunch will be at Gilligan’s (Dutch treat). Gerald will drive the bus for us. Ray will provide devotions. All are invited.


Posted April 30, 2018 By admin

Are you making Summer plans? All of us need time away from our routine to refresh and recharge! It is the same for our faith life! Doing more than the routine can really ignite our spiritual walk with the Lord, especially with the young Christians. Plans for Vacation Bible School at St. Jacob’s will soon be underway.

1) Pray for the attendees and the leaders,
2) Prayerfully consider serving as part of the VBS team,
3) Mark your calendars for July 15-19 for VBS, and
4) Watch your worship folder for more details.

What is your favorite hymn?

Posted April 30, 2018 By admin

Haven’t heard it sung lately? Wish we’d sing it more often? Well, here’s your chance. This summer, we’d like to sing YOUR favorite hymns as anthems. Put the title of the hymn (or lyrics if you’re unsure of the title) into the box in the narthex. Each week, starting on May 27th, one of the children will draw a hymn from the box and that hymn will be the anthem for the following Sunday. So don’t be shy – tell us those favorite hymns!

St. Jacob’s Youth News

Posted April 30, 2018 By admin

We will not have our normal scheduled meeting on May 6, so please make a note of that.

Remember we will meet on Sunday, May 20 at 5 PM.