Lutheran Women Archive

October is STEWARDSHIP month

Posted September 25, 2018 By admin

October is STEWARDSHIP month here at Saint Jacob’s, the time of year when we prayerfully consider how we can use our God given gifts of time, talent and possessions to serve God and our neighbors as STEWARDS of His Kingdom here on earth. The stewardship team has chosen this year to use the offertory prayer as our theme for STEWARDSHIP month.
Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In these words, we declare to all that STEWARDSHIP is a way of life, not just something that we talk about, but something that we live out in our daily lives. These words declare our true belief that all that we have is a gift from God, and we give back to Him only a portion, asking Him to “receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord” – the GREATEST GIFT OF ALL!
There is much work to do and many ministries that require our time, talent and abilities here at Saint Jacob’s. We need teachers, grass cutters, cooks and dish washers, lay readers, acolytes and greeters, team leaders and council members, computer geeks, singers and musicians, bell ringers and bus drivers, prayer warriors and accountants. The list can go on and on, but you know what is needed, and you also know what you are capable of and willing to offer.
It has been said countless times by some, “I would like to do that, but I just don’t think I am the right person”, or “I would do that, but there are others here who can do it better than me.” You are a child of God, and He has given you one or many gifts. Remember, you are the STEWARD of that one, or those many gifts. Do not be afraid to use them in service to our Lord. Offer them with joy and thanksgiving!
We have provided a brief description of our teams, the name of the 2018 team leader, and the Council Representative for each ministry group. Please pray about how you will use your time and talents at St. Jacob’s in 2019 and fill out the Time & Talent form on the reverse and place it in the offering plate on any Sunday up to and including October 28th, the final Sunday of the month.

Thank you.
Your Stewardship Team

ST. JACOB’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
MINISTRY TEAMS

2018 Team Leaders & Council Representative

SHORT TERM MINISTRY TEAMS – Ministries that have specific goals to accomplish with definite beginning and ending time periods. These teams are active on an as needed basis – Council Rep: Don

Audit Team – Responsible for auditing all church expenses which includes all auxiliary groups (Lutheran Men, Lutheran Women, Up & Going and St. Jacob’s Youth). Team Leader: Frances

Building Team – Assists in the planning, evaluation and guidance needed in the call to build or expand the property of the church and its ministries. Team Leader: Don

Constitution Team – Reviews the church constitution and makes recommendations for amendments as needed. Team Leader: Robert

Historical Team – Maintains and stores historical books and records of St. Jacob’s. Team Leader: Kayla

MINISTRY TEAMS FOR WITNESS – Ministries that include community outreach and participation; and shares with the community what’s happening at St. Jacob’s – Council Rep: John

Outreach Team – Reaches out and shares God’s love and good news by organizing opportunities of Christian service within our community and beyond. Team Leaders: John and David

Publicity Team – Publicizes church news to make the congregation and the surrounding community aware of events and activities at St. Jacob’s. Team Leader: Walt

MINISTRY TEAMS FOR PARISH LIFE – Fellowship ministries for congregational members – Council Rep: Frances

Congregational Care – Responsible for demonstrating Christian love and providing for the well being and care of the congregation. Assists with congregational fun events including Homecoming, 5th Sunday Fun Night and 1st Sunday Coffee & Lemonade. Team Leader: Billy
Congregational Safety Team – Responsible for the safety of the church and congregation. Team Leader: Jeff

Other fellowship groups for our Congregation: Lutheran Men (Billy); Lutheran Women (Phyllis); Up & Going (Helen); and St. Jacob’s Youth

SUPPORT OF MINISTRY TEAMS – Ministry teams that support the financial and physical assets that belong to our church. – Council Rep: Barry and Brandon

Long Range Planning Team – Studies and evaluates the demographics, spiritual culture in our area and our ministries. Makes recommendations on how we as a congregation can respond to needs in ministry. Team Leader: AJ

Property Team – Responsible for the care and maintenance of all church property at large including all church buildings, the church bus, and cemetery grounds. Team Leader: Chad

Stewardship Team – Encourages the congregation to recognize all they have is a gift from God and to help them understand the Bible tells us a portion of what God gives to us should be returned to Him. Team Leader: Larry

Technology Team – Responsible for the care and maintenance of all office equipment and systems; manages the sound system for all worship events and ensures that the sermons are recorded. Team Leader: Brandon

STAFF SUPPORT MINISTRIES – Ministries that support paid staff – Council Rep: Kathleen
Staff Support Team – Works closely with Pastor to supervise and support all employed or contracted personnel (Music Ministers, Administrative Assistant, Youth Director, Cleaning Staff and Nursery Director). Team Leader: Susan

MINISTRY TEAMS FOR SPIRITUAL LIFE – Ministries to help us grow in our spiritual life and worship. Council Rep: June

Altar Guild Team – Responsible for preparation for Holy Communion; changing paraments; cleaning Communion vessels, linens and acolyte robes; acolytes, banner bearer, crucifer, and lay readers and notifying members of their assigned Sunday for altar flowers. – Team Leader: Brenda

Christian Education Team – Works closely with Pastor to provide opportunities for members of all ages to study and grow in understanding of Christian faith and life. – Team Leader: Open

Prayer Team – Assists in communicating prayer needs to the congregation – Team Leader: Bob & Gloria

Worship & Music Team – Works closely with Music Director and all music related groups: Hand Bells, Adult, Youth and Children’s Choirs. Assists in planning music for worship services. – Team Leader: Open

Lutheran Women News

Posted September 25, 2018 By admin

Our next meeting will be Sunday, October 21 at 4:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Joan will have devotions.

Lutheran Women News

Posted August 30, 2018 By admin

The LW Group will be sponsoring a Congregational Fund Raiser Luncheon on Sept. 23 immediately following the church service in the Fellowship Hall. The menu will consist of Boneless Pork Chops, Green Beans, Brown Rice, Coleslaw, Desserts, and Drink. Eat in or take out will be offered. The price will be $8 per person and children 3 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, Sept. 2 in the Fellowship Hall. The money from this fundraiser will be used to help Hannah and Bob with their medical bill’s which have become enormous due to their illnesses. The LW thank each of you for your support throughout the year. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to help all the people that we do. These people are so appreciative of our help as sometimes it means food on the table, medicine or electricity for another month. We will also be helping with the garage sale with baked goods and a blood drive for Hannah on
Oct. 29. We will not have a meeting in September. (Don’t forget we are still collecting for We Care.)
Phyllis, Leader

Lutheran Women News

Posted July 31, 2018 By admin

We are planning a Social for August 19th. Please watch your worship folder for more information. Also, don’t forget your items for We Care. Thanks!
Phyllis, Leader

Lutheran Women News

Posted June 26, 2018 By admin

Please don’t forget your items for We Care. During the summer months there is a higher demand for food. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Phyllis, Leader

Lutheran Women News

Posted May 30, 2018 By admin

We would like to thank everyone for their support for our Congregational Luncheon Fundraiser on May 6. It was a big success. We had a total of 90 that enjoyed our meal of spaghetti and trimmings and delicious desserts.

We will be helping those in need in our congregation and community.

Our Ladies Brunch will be held on June 23 at 11 AM. Brunch will include quiche, fruit, strawberry spinach salad, cheese cake squares, brownies, and croissants drizzled in honey butter along with peach and regular tea. Tickets go on sale, Sunday, June 3 following church service in the fellowship hall and will be $5 per person, children 3 years and under are free. There will be door prizes and each lady will receive a special gift. There will be musical entertainment.

Please don’t forget your items for We Care. School will soon be out and the need will be greater in our community. Your help is greatly appreciated.

No meeting will be held in June.

Phyllis, Leader

Vacation Bible School

Posted May 30, 2018 By admin

GAME ON is scheduled for July 15-19. We invite your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drum line, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit with Game On – Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game!

(2 Peter 1:3) Adults don’t forget we will also be having classes for you too, so Game On.

Lutheran Women News

Posted April 1, 2018 By admin

Lutheran Women Sunday is April 8.

Our group continues to help those in need, but we don’t always know who needs our help. If you know of anyone, please contact me or any member of our group. All donations have and will be greatly appreciated.

Also, we are still selling Happy Home Flavoring and Rada products. We are accepting orders thru April 8. We have a few books available to look at if you are interested and we have some flavoring and Rada knives on hand also. Contact Sandra or Phyllis to place an order.

Our Congregational Luncheon Fund Raisers will be held on May 6 and Sept. 23 immediately following the church service.

The Mother-Daughter/Friend Tea Party will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 4:00 PM. We will be serving delicious food and we will have some great entertainment.

We continue to collect food/items for We Care. Next time you go shopping, please pick up a few extra items and place them in the box which is in the

Fellowship Hall.
Phyllis, Leader

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.

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.