Fellowship Archive

Annual Chicken BBQ Youth Fundraiser!

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Attention St. Jacob’s! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 17 for the Annual Chicken BBQ Youth Fundraiser! Tickets are available from any SJY Member. The last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, March 11. You can pick your BBQ orders up on Saturday, March 17 from 4-6 PM
in the fellowship hall.

Up and Going News

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

The group met at 10AM on Friday, Feb 9th, in the Fellowship Hall to conduct business and to enjoy devotions given by Ray. He read from a booklet entitled “Jesus Calling”. His devotions reminded us to praise and thank God for His many blessings that we so often take for granted. We took a moment to thank God for the beautiful day that He had provided for our enjoyment.
Members voted to send a memorial in memory of Mr. Dan to St. Jacob’s Church Congo Mission Fund. We signed cards for Mrs. Floriede, Sandra, and Davis. Each person took a card to send to Hannah.
Twelve members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express driven by Gerald and headed to The Brookland Banquet Facility in West Columbia
to enjoy a special treat Valentine’s Day seafood buffet, delicious food, beautiful surroundings and great service. Everyone enjoyed this event.
Now on to the Riverbanks Zoo to enjoy a “Free Friday at the Zoo”. We all got our exercise. We walked/took the trolley from one end of the zoo to the other. A special treat was the judged Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens. The orchids were of all sizes and colors. God gave us the MOST beautiful day to enjoy the zoo. The animals were active, the people were friendly and the zoo was not so crowded. We all had a great time. Special “thank you” to Gerald.

March meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday, March 9th at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will prepare Hospice Easter Bags (doing whatever is necessary to get the job done). Lunch will be a “Brown Bag Working Lunch”. Please bring an item that you would find in a brown bag lunch (sandwiches, chips, goodies, desserts, etc). Wear comfortable shoes and clothes because we will do lots of walking and moving about. Come join us, you will enjoy the fellowship and be so proud of the finished bags.

Vacation Bible School

Posted February 26, 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. Please: 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.

Lutheran Men Next Meeting

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Our next meeting is March 18 at 6 PM in the fellowship hall. Billy McTeer has devotions. Cooks
are Billy, John, and AJ.

Lutheran Women Next Meeting

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Our next meeting is March 18 at 4:30 PM in the fellowship hall. Gloria has devotions.
Also, Our ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT with support from the St. Jacob’s Youth will be held Saturday, March 31 at
10 AM. All children 12 and under are invited. Bring your baskets and be prepared to enjoy crafts and refreshments.

Coffee Talk

Posted February 26, 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. The
First Coffee Talk will be on March 4 following our
worship service. Please plan on spending about thirty
minutes after worship and being a part of the
conversation.

Lutheran Women News

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Our group has been and continues to be busy. Several
events have been planned, so go ahead and mark your
calendars:
1. Annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31, 10-11:30 AM.
Children need to bring their baskets and see how
many eggs thay can find. We will also have crafts
and a light lunch will be served.
2. Lutheran Women Sunday is April 8.
3. Congregational Meal Fundraisers will be held on May
6 and September 23 which will be held immediately
following church services. These fundraisers are
held in order for our group to help those in need. As
of now, we are helping 3 people/families. It’s a
wonderful feeling to know that you have put a smile
on someones face and helped take some stress
away if only for a day or a few hours.
4. We continue to collect food/items for We Care. The
boxes are located in the fellowship hall to collect the
items. Next time you go grocery shopping, pick up a
few extra items for We Care.
5. This year we will be hosting a Mother-Daughter Tea
Party. A Tea Party which will be held on June 23 at
4 PM in the fellowship hall.
We thank everyone for their continued support through
the year.
Phyllis, Leader

St. Jacob’s Youth

Posted February 5, 2018 By admin

St. Jacob’s Youth will be participating in the “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Sunday, February 4th. Following worship service, Youth members will be at the back of the sanctuary with soup pots to collect donations for We Care in Chapin.
Let’s make a difference in our community!

The Carolina’s Mission District Youth Retreat “Living Among the Walking Dead” (James 2:26) will be February 16-18th at Holy Trinity in Little Mountain. We ask the congregation for prayers for safe travels and a spirit filled retreat for our youth!

Attention St. Jacob’s! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 17 for the annual Chicken BBQ Youth Fundraiser! Tickets will be available from any SJY member starting February 11. SJY will provide Soup and Sandwiches for the February 21st Lenten Meal. Tickets will be on sale prior to the Wednesday Lenten Meals on February 21, 28, and March 7.

Up and Going in December

Posted December 26, 2017 By admin

December 14th dawned a beautiful day, perfect for the Up and Going Christmas Celebration Meeting. The decorations were bright and pretty and put each in the mood to enjoy the celebration. We had 19 members and guest enjoy the festivities. Each member brought a dish of party finger food for lunch. The meal was bountiful and delicious. This comment was heard, “first time that I have enjoyed a FULL meal of just finger foods”. Bob Ziemer gave the devotions from the Advent Devotional, Waiting for the Lord 2017 by The Rev Dr Daniel M. Wendel. Bob and Gloria then led us in singing three Christmas Carols as they read a Christmas Story. A Chinese gift exchange followed. Everyone enjoyed this and the gifts were precious. Business was conducted. We were happy to have Pastor David and Sherry with us and hope that they will be able to join us each month. There was lots of laughter and happy comments as we cleaned up and put things back in order. The group departed filled with happy hearts and Christmas Spirit.
Also, a total of 90 pounds of food was collected for We Care. In November, we donated 45 pounds of food as well. I am SO proud of you for thinking of others in our community.
Our January meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday, January 11 at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will make Hospice Bag Bows and enjoy our traditional Soup Pot for lunch. Each member is asked to bring an item for the soup, sandwiches or bread or a dessert. You are invited to come and be with us.
Love,
Helen

Souper Bowl Time Again

Posted December 26, 2017 By admin

Calling all Youth! We will gather on Sunday, January 21st at 5pm in the Church Office to plan “Souper Bowl of Caring” Sunday (February 5th) at St. Jacob’s, where the youth will be leading the worship service and collecting for We Care. Mark your calendars for both January 21st and February 5th.