ST JACOBI NEWS & NOTES
SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES THIS WEEK
If you are looking for a way to read your Bible every day, you might want to use this list for a
chapter of God’s Word for each day this week.
Leviticus 14, 15, 16; Psalm 23; Revelation 4, 5, 6.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP CONTINUES IN LIMITED CAPACITY-- As we begin to worship again we will be doing so with limited capacity. Our service times will be at 5:00 pm on Saturday, 8:15 am, and 10:45 am on Sunday as well as 7:00 pm on Monday. If you are intending to worship here at church, we ask that you sign up using the link to Sign-up Genius found by clicking on the "Church Service Sign-up" button on the St. Jacobi website. In this way we will have an idea of how many to expect. A list of procedures and precautions that we will observe was sent out via email to members.
STAFF AND MUSICIAN RECOGNITION: Mrs. Jennifer Anderson, financial assistant—1 year; Mrs. Sue Ellen Asik, Pre-K assistant—1 year; Mr. Jonah Gauger, 5th Grade--1 year; Mr. John Miller, church administrative assistant—1 year; Mrs. Kari Falck, Kindergarten A.M.– 5 years; Mr. Wade Witzlsteiner, 5th –8th Grades—5 years; Pastor Timothy Spaude,--20 years.
--We also gave special thanks to God as we recognized the faithful work of our organists and keyboardists: Mr. Ralph Engelhardt, Mr. Paul Frisque, Mrs. Pam Manske, Mr. Alex Moore, Mr. Carl Nolte, Mrs. Elaine Schaewe and Mrs. Chris Spaude.
--We would also like to recognize the members of the Worship Ensemble as well as all of our instrumentalists and children who have done preservice and offertory selections.
PRAYERS: We pray for Dannie Lampe, a former teacher’s aide, who is recovering from cancer.
MEMORIAL: $5,000.00 was received from Darlynne Horn in memory of her husband, David.
THANK OFFERING: A gift was received for the new early child care playground from Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah and Kari Falck in thanksgiving for God’s blessings.
A DOOR COLLECTION will be gathered after our services this weekend for projects of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society. These offerings assist WELS home and world missions with projects that are outside of our Synod’s mission budget.
MISSION FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK: Professor Forrest Bivens will be our guest preacher. He will be our guest presenter during the Bible class period on Sunday at 9:30 A.M. as well. He will speak to us about the mission work we are doing together as members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. His sermon and Bible class theme will be: Our Global Mission: To Keep Christ as Core Curriculum.
LADIES’ AID WILL MEET on Wednesday, October 7th at 11:30 A.M. in the church multipurpose room. Bring your own lunch as well as a beverage. Coffee and dessert will NOT be provided as they have been in the past due to Covid-19 precautions. The large multipurpose room will permit social distancing as well.
WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR CHURCH SERVICES…please enter a quantity of “1,” even if there are several people in your family unit. Higher quantities inflate the number of family units that sign up and use up the slots that are available. Thank you!
KIDS’ CLUB HAS BEGUN! Kids’ Club meets Sundays at 9:30 A.M. We gather in the church sanctuary for our large group session, and disburse to our class groups in the church building. The Armory, geared for older youth, will meet in the small conference room at church. Contact Jessica Mork at 414-559-0792 or email@example.com if you have questions or would like to help.
A NEW BIBLE INFORMATION CLASS began Sunday, September 13th. Class is at 9:30 A.M. in the large conference room at church. It’s not too late to join the group to learn the basics of what we believe and teach on the basis of the Bible. Speak with Pastor Spaude if you or someone you know wishes to attend.
OUR BIBLE CLASSES ARE IN “FULL SWING.” Sunday Bible class meets at 9:30 A.M. in the church multipurpose room. The topic is “Politics Is Driving Me Crazy!” Wednesday Bible Class meets at 6:30 P.M. in the church multipurpose room. That group is continuing their study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. You are cordially invited to attend one or both of these studies.
ST. JACOBI GARDEN CLUB: The new Garden Club will continue to meet each month on the first Monday at 9:00 A.M. and on the third Thursday at 6:00 P.M. The purpose is to plant, weed and maintain St. Jacobi’s gardens. Contact Jane Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 262-565-8810 if you have questions or desire more information.
OUR WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES ARE STILL BEING POSTED ON LINE. Go to www.stjacobi.org and follow the live-streaming link, or go directly to St. Jacobi's Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmnKb2jlWH-woIl9GRYW2fw.
IN ADDITION TO ON-LINE SERVICES, YOUR PASTORS HAVE BEEN POSTING DAILY DEVOTIONS ON LINE. Go to our school's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/St-Jacobi-Lutheran-School-1843286309320096/videos/ These devotions enable us to run to our Lord and His promises on a daily basis in these times of trouble.
PLEASE LET US KNOW OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. We will try our best to serve them in some way with God's Word, perhaps DVD recordings or sermon copies. Quite a number of people are being served in this way!
WE THANK THE LORD THAT MANY HAVE CONTINUED TO BRING THEIR OFFERINGS FOR THE LORD'S WORK. Here are some ways to bring your offerings:
“GOD BLESS OUR NATIVE LAND—PRAYERS FOR AN ELECTION YEAR” is the title of a prayer booklet that is being made available free of charge. They may be found in the back of church.
THE FLOWER CALENDAR temporarily has been relocated to the ushers’ room. Use the calendar if you would like to donate flowers for use in our worship services.
SOUTH BARGAIN CENTER GOING OUT OF BUSINESS: For over a half century, the WELS Bargain Center has provided over $4,000,000.00 to various WELS ministries by operating thrift stores at two separate locations. The south store, located at 5005 W. Howard Ave. (414-327-2529), invites you to their "going out of business" clearance sale, which will last through the end of October. The south store is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The north store, located at 8401 W. Lisbon Ave. (414-463-2595), plans to continue operations into the future, but still has a critical need for new volunteers. The north store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please contact the north store for more information on how you can help and please consider a visit to the south store while you still can!
WLHS OPEN HOUSE--Families and students in grades 6-8 are invited to Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Open House on Sunday, October 4. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with a program at 6:00 p.m. (Please note that the annual Open House requires online registration for both in-person and virtual attendees. Register online at wlhs.org/openhouse.)
MINISTRY FINANCIAL SUPPORT UPDATE FOR AUGUST
YTD Operating Fund Regular Contributions $500,455 (+7% over 2019)
Operating Fund Balance as of Beginning of Year -$ 73,873
Operating Fund Balance as of August 31 -$161,744
YTD Mission Fund Regular Contributions $110,589 (0% over 2019)
YTD Building Expansion Contributions $221,917
Sat. Oct. 3 - 5:00 P.M. Worship Service, with the Lord’s Supper
This Week at St. Jacobi
Sun. Oct. 4 - 8:15 & 10:45 A.M. Worship Services, with the Lord’s Supper
- 9:30 A.M. Bible Classes, Kids’ Club
Mon. Oct. 5 - 9:00 A.M. Garden Club
- 5:30 P.M. Public School Confirmation Class
- 7:00 P.M. Worship Service, with the Lord’s Supper
Tues. Oct. 6 - 10:00 A.M. God’s Time for Seniors (church MPR)
- 11:00 A.M. Senior University (church MPR)
- 6:30 P.M. Grounds and Maintenance
- 7:00 P.M. Elders
Wed. Oct. 7 - 11:30 A.M. Ladies’ Aid (church MPR)
- 6:30 P.M. Bible Class (church MPR)
Thurs. Oct. 8 - 8:15 A.M. God’s Time for Women (church MPR)
Sat. Oct. 10 - 5:00 P.M. Worship Service--Mission Festival
Sun. Oct. 11 - 8:15 & 10:45 A.M. Worship Services—Mission Festival
- 9:30 A.M. Bible Classes, Kids’ Club
Mon. Oct. 12 - 5:30 P.M. Public School Confirmation Class
- 7:00 P.M. Worship Service—Mission Festival
“This roofing work is for the birds!”