Outreach Archive

VBS

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.

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.

Campfirmation Service Project

Posted April 30, 2018 By admin

Each year, as part of our teaching on the season of Pentecost, our Campfirmation cluster has students engage in a service project to benefit our neighbors in need. This year we will be working with NALC Disaster Response, preparing emergency health and education kits for those displaced by natural disasters. Throughout the month of May, we will accept donations of items (all in original packaging) for these kits. A drop box will be located in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Heath Kit Items
Dark colored bath towels and wash cloths (new)
Bars of soap
Toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss
Combs and hairbrushes
Deodorant

School Kit Items
Spiral notebooks (please, no loose leaf paper)
Blunt scissors, Plastic rulers
Pencils and Erasers
Packages of construction paper
24 count box of crayons
++ Calculator (for high school students

Up and Going News and Events

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

A beautiful sunny day greeted the 13 members and 1 guest as they arrived for the March Meeting. Each person brought an item or items that would be found in a Brown Bag Lunch. This group can always put together the absolutely most delicious lunch and we all enjoyed the food and desserts. Helen gave the devotions on how to handle and cope with bad news reports from the media. Business was discussed and the Treasurer’s report was given.

A Special thank you to Up and Going members and guest with organization from Joan for assembling 186 Easter Bags for Hospice Guests. These bags will be delivered to Lutheran Hospice and Baptist Hospice to be delivered to Hospice patients before Easter. Small toiletry items were also delivered to Hospice to be used at their discretion. Up and Going purchased the candies for the bags.

Our next meeting will be on April 12th. Davis is in charge of devotions and our trip to the Bishopville, SC area. Lunch is Dutch Treat at The Schoolhouse BBQ. A tripe to Frye’s Topiary Gardens is also scheduled. We are planning to depart at 9:30AM (tentative time). Gerald will be driving the bus. Anyone that wants to go with us is welcomed to come along.

 

Helen, President

Bible, blast, and burgers

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

Don’t miss out on a blast, burgers, and Bible study on Sunday, April 15 at 5 pm. Meet at the Sonic in Chapin and bring a friend!

LCY Special Outing coming up

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

All youth are invited to lunch and a trip to Riverbanks Zoo on Sunday, April 8th. Lunch will be in the fellowship hall immediately following the worship service before we head to the zoo. Please RSVP to Ms. Tracy or Ms. Kathleen by April 7th so advanced tickets can be purchased.

 

Thanks from the St. Jacobs LCY

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

Thank you to all who purchased BBQ and to all the hands that helped make it happen!
A special “Thank You” to Gerald and Robin for all their BBQ expertise!

 

VBS will soon be upon us

Posted March 22, 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.

5th Family Fun Fellowship

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

On April 29, We will be going bowling for our Family Fun Fellowship. Everyone meet at Anchor Lanes at 2 PM to join us for fun & fellowship.

From the Pastor’s Heart

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

[The LORD said] “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the
seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.” Exodus 20:8-10

The world is a busy, noisy place filled with people at work and play. Our culture is one in which we try to fill every moment with the sights and sounds of modern day life. There is so much to choose from, so much to do, and so little time. The “other” gods of the world demand our precious time and we have to work longer and harder to make enough money to appease them.

The rhythm and pace of life today drives us to unhealthy habits of eating fast food (The defendant will rise), neglecting our families, (Guilty as charged), and not getting the rest needed to rejuvenate our bodies. (Bailiff, take him away!)

The world is so busy and distracted, that the voices of competition, success, selfishness, pride and pleasure deafen our ears while filling our hearts and minds with earthly troubles. But as God’s people grow quiet and still, we hear yet another voice. We hear that whispering voice that calls out to us. As we listen even closer, we hear the voice of God.

If we can only break out of the fast paced cycle of life set by “other gods” we will soon find that it is the one true God who truly establishes the rhythm of life. God blesses his people with all we need. He allows six days for work and gives the seventh for rest, worship, and prayer.

According to Luther’s Small Catechism, we are to fear, love, and trust in God, so that we may be rested and refreshed; not only by our taking time away from unnecessary work, but especially by gathering with the people of God to worship, pray, to hear God’s Word as it is preached and to receive the Sacrament of the Altar which is Holy Communion. Remembering the Sabbath begins with God’s people gathering as a community. We celebrate the love that God so freely gives to the world. Remembering the Sabbath day means we acknowledge God is the source of our very lives and livelihood. Keeping it holy means we gather with the saints for worship and thanksgiving.

As we consider this commandment, remember to pray for those who are under stress from overwork, sleepless nights, and driven by the urgency of a fallen and broken world. Pray for those who continually choose earthly pleasure over giving
thanks to the one who makes them possible. Pray for the ones who feel lost and have no one to turn to and for anyone who might feel abandoned, neglected or afraid. Pray for our church family, that we might continue to listen to God’s call for us as a community of believers who are working and living together in the peace of Christ. And finally, pray that for one day in seven, all may find peace and rest, so that we may also hear the whispering voice of God calling all people unto himself, that we may refresh ourselves by drinking from the living water of Christ Jesus, abiding in his Word and sharing the gospel wherever they may go.

Here in the midst of our Lenten journey, we have the opportunity to renew our commitment to striving toward keeping God’s Ten Commandments, especially toward our commitment to weekly worship and keeping the Sabbath holy. Let this be our prayer throughout these forty days.

Grace and peace,

     Pastor David Nuottila

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.