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.
Ruth 1, 2, 3; Psalm 66; Acts 22, 23, 24
PRAYERS: We ask the Lord to bless Rebecca Weber and Jacob Engels as they are united in marriage on August 6th in Green Bay.
-- We thank the Lord for his guidance as the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod met in convention this past week at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI.
HOSPITALIZED: Aaron Wolfgram (West Allis Memorial).
TWEAKING OUR COMMUNION DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURE—Beginning this weekend, if you receive the Lord’s Supper at the communion rail, you are asked to please hold out your hand so that the pastor may place the wafer into the palm of your hand. This should make it a bit easier to receive the bread. Thank you!
INSTALLATION OF VICAR ERIK ALAIR: Our new vicar, Erik Alair, is being installed in our services this weekend. Vicar Alair writes by way of introduction, "I have been married to Leah for nine years, during which the Lord has blessed us with three children: Evangeline (4), Erikson (3), and Solomon (2 mo.). We moved from Southern California two years ago when I began my studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Previously, I worked in law enforcement at Biola University, a private evangelical Christian university in La Mirada, California (close to Disneyland), where Leah and I met and attended school together. It was at Biola, while I was earning my Masters of Arts in Theology, that I rediscovered the unconditional gospel of Jesus Christ and first desired to become a confessional Lutheran pastor. In addition to being a full-time mother, Leah currently works part-time at Froedtert as an oncology nurse. We are all excited to arrive at St. Jacobi this summer and be part of your church family for the next year." We welcome him and his family to our St. Jacobi family, and we pray that God will richly bless his work in our midst.
NEW STAFF MEMBER INSTALLATIONS: Our new teachers will be installed in our services on the weekend of August 8. They are: Miss Kaylee Grube (Grade 4), Mr. Brian Kasten (Grade 8, Athletic Director), Mrs. Kirsten Kasten (Grade 6, Music Director), Mrs. Janelle Nitz (Grade 7), Mrs. Lisa Terek (Morning Kindergarten, Art), and Mrs. Mandy Walker (Afternoon Kindergarten). May God grant his blessing to these workers as they begin their ministry in our St. Jacobi family.
THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MRS. MILLIE DALLMANN, delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be held next Sunday, August 8, at 2:00 P.M. here at church. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service.
CHURCH CLEANERS NEEDED Please consider if becoming a volunteer church cleaner is a way you can serve the Lord. These volunteers save our congregation thousands of dollars each year. Usually this involves just a few hours three or four times a year. We are putting together the schedule for the upcoming year which runs October 2021 through September 2022. We are losing several volunteers due to changing life-circumstances, so we have a great need for more help. There is a sign-up sheet and additional information available on the back table. Thank you for considering this vital opportunity to serve the Lord and his people.
ST. JACOBI JUNIOR GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE GROUP: Attention St. Jacobi 7th and 8th Grade Students who are interested in learning how to maintain and repair various items on the church and school grounds: The G&M group is starting and Junior G&M group. The student would shadow the adult and be shown how to perform various tasks, including
1. Safe use of hand and power tools
2. Basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, roofing, and parking lot repairs
If interested please email the G&M group at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will take down your contact information and reach out to you as tasks arise. Transportation may be an option to and from church/school or a parent would need to drop the student off and pick him/her up afterwards. If you have further questions, please contact Ryan Rayeske directly at 414-559-8004.
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS REVISION—With input from our church council and boards, our Board of Trustees has been working on a revision of our congregation’s constitution and bylaws. These will be reviewed at our September Voters’ Meeting and voted on at our November Voters’ Meeting. The proposed revised constitution and bylaws are available in the back of church for you to take home and read. If you would like to do so, you may provide input on the revisions to one of the pastors or church councilmen.
THE 5-MINUTE BIBLE STUDIES FOR FAMILIES are in! If you ordered a copy, pick yours up from one of the pastors at the welcome kiosk in the atrium. Make arrangements for payment with them as you pick up your copy.
OUR WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES ARE 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.
Ministry Financial Support Update for June
YTD Operating Fund Regular Contributions $425,158 (+9.2% over 2020)
YTD Operating Fund Income--All sources $726,882
YTD Operating Fund Expenses $727,205
Gain or Loss (Income less Expenses) -$323 (Loss)
YTD Operating Fund Transfers $149
Operating Fund Balance as of June 30 -$174 (Deficit)
YTD Mission Fund Regular Contributions $ 89,283 (+6.1% over 2020)
YTD Building Expansion Mortgage Contributions $146,019
This Week at St. Jacobi
Sat. July 31 - 5:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Sun. Aug. 1 - 8:15 & 10:00 A.M. Worship Services with the Lord’s Supper
- Installation of Vicar Elect Alair
Mon. Aug. 2 - 9:00 A.M. Garden Club
- 7:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper.
Tues. Aug. 3 - 6:00 P.M. Board of Evangelism
Sat. Aug. 7 - 8:00 A.M. Board of Elders
- 5:00 P.M. Worship Service
Sun. Aug. 8 - 8:15 & 10:00 A.M. Worship Services
- Installation of New Teachers
Mon. Aug. 9 - 7:00 P.M. Worship Service