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.
Deuteronomy 17, 18, 19; Psalm 45; Luke 4, 5, 6
IN-PERSON WORSHIP CONTINUES IN 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.
PRAYERS: -- We pray for Mrs. Janell Nitz, currently teaching at Chrst-St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Milwaukee, whom our congregation has called to be our Seventh Grade/departmentalized teacher.
-- We also pray for Mrs. Dina Dietzler, currently teaching at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Appleton, whom we have called to be our Seventh Grade teacher.
-- We continue to pray for Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Kirsten Kasten whom we have called to teach Eighth and Sixth Grades respectively, and to serve as our Athletic and Music directors. They are currently serving at Divine Savior Lutheran Academy in Doral, FL.
THANK OFFERINGS: $100.00 to the Building Fund from Zack and Kelly Wolcott upon the baptism of Mason Wolcott.
-- $2,000.00 to the Building Fund from Pastor and Chris Spaude for God’s blessings to St. Jacobi.
FLOWERS: The flowers have been provided by Dann and Karen Reske in memory of Karen’s father, Donald Arnold, on his birthday, March 7th.
OUR MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES continue this Wednesday at 3:30 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., as well as on-line. The theme of our midweek services this year is “The Hands of the Passion.”
Wed. Lent 4: March 10
Hands of Hypocrisy (Caiaphas) Mark 14:55-65
Wed. Lent 5: March 17
Hands of Brutality (Soldiers) Matthew 27:27-31
Wed. Lent 6: March 24
Hands of Self-Preservation (Pilate) Matthew 27:15-26
8th GRADE: Mr. Wade Witzlsteiner resigned from his teaching position at the end of February. We are grateful to have Mrs. Tricia Hackmann and Mrs. Sandy Johnson to take over the teaching responsibilities until the end of the year.
LWMS MISSION OFFERING: The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society will collect its spring mission offerings the next two Sundays, March 14 and 21. You may have noticed that your 2021 envelope packet has an LWMS envelope included for the month of March. These envelopes with your donation can be placed in the offering basket or in the box in the narthex labeled LWMS. These offerings are designated for the Home Children’s Ministry Outreach project that helps develop new children’s ministry programs at home mission congregations. The World mission project is Outreach to Roma, in Romani (Gypsy) villages in Bulgaria. It will help supply materials for VBS outreach and youth groups in new areas.
BE SURE TO RETURN YOUR 10 FOR 10 ENVELOPES by placing them in the offering baskets located near the doors to the sanctuary. Members should have received their 10 for 10 intention cards with an envelope in a congregational mailing which included a financial update and summary of the year 2020. Extra 10 for 10 intention cards are available in the back of church.. To date, 36 responses have been returned.
THE CHILDREN AGREE: “KIDS’ CLUB IS FUN!” Kids’ Club meets Sundays at 9:30 A.M. We gather in the church sanctuary for our large group session, and disperse to our class groups in the church building. The Armory, geared for older youth, meets in the small conference room at church. If you have questions, contact Jessica Mork at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-559-0791.
JOIN OUR SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY:
1. Creation vs. Evolution: How a Biblical Worldview or a Secular Worldview Shapes Attitudes and Actions on Race
2. Joel: Perfect Prophet for a Pandemic
Even with social distancing, there still is room for YOU! Come to the church multipurpose room Sundays at 9:30 A.M.
THE WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY CHORUS will sing at St. John's on the Hillside at 804 W. Vliet Street in Milwaukee for a Lenten compline service on Sunday, March 14th, at 7:00 PM. St. John's has plenty of room for social distancing and can seat more than 1,000 worshippers. Please bring a mask to wear or one will be provided for you. St. John's is just four blocks from the Fiserv Forum. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/stjohnshillside.
ATTENTION THRIVENT MEMBERS: This is that time of the year again when you can designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to your favorite charities. You can do this in either of two ways: (1) Simply call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt to send your allocated dollars to St. Jacobi Church, School, or Preschool; OR (2) log in to the Thrivent Website, www.Thrivent.com/thriventchoice and select “Designate Choice Dollars” to do the same. Our congregation is entitled to receive a total benefit of nearly $6,000 if all our Thrivent members remember to designate their allotted amount before the dollars expire on March 31, 2021. Why not take advantage of using your share of the fraternal Choice Dollars to benefit those around you. If you don’t use them, the funds will be allocated to someone else. If you have any trouble doing either of the above 2 options or have any further questions, feel free to call Dave Hackmann, one of your congregation’s Thrivent Advocates, at 414-529-0214. St. Jacobi thanks you for your effort.
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:
This Week at St. Jacobi
Sat. Mar. 6 - 8:00 A.M. Elders
- 5:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Sun. Mar. 7 - 8:15 & 10:45 A.M. Worship Services with the Lord’s Supper
- 9:30 A.M. Kids’ Club and Bible classes
Mon. Mar. 8 - 5:30 P.M. Public School Confirmation Class
- 7:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Tues. Mar. 9 - 10:00 A.M. God’s Time for Seniors
- 11:00 A.M. Senior University
- 7:00 P.M. Church Council
Wed. Mar. 10 - 3:30 & 7:00 P.M. Lenten Worship Services
Thurs. Mar. 11 - 8:15 A.M. God’s Time for Women
Sat. March 13 - 5:00 P.M. Worship Service