Members in Action

The cross behind the alter at St. Jacobs.

St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church strives to minister to our members, our local community, and the world! We offer many programs and opportunities to be involved in ministry. Our members serve as worship assistants, host book clubs, partner with community outreach programs, and participate in local and international mission trips.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 330-877-2676 or by email here.

God's Work. Our Hands: Fleece Blankets for Akron Children's CARE Unit

Akron Children’s Hospital CARE unit truly appreciates the blankets we make for them every fall.  Please pick up blanket kits on Sunday, October 3rd from 1 - 3 pm in the upper parking lot at St. Jacob’s during the fish fry.  You will have until October 31st to complete the blankets and return them to the church.

Each ‘blanket kit’ will have the selvage edges already trimmed.  Please use a yardstick and/or ruler to make 1” cuts that are 5” long.  It might make cutting a bit more difficult for some, but the result is well worth the extra time it takes! The best way to tie the blanket is to use the same knot used to tie a balloon after you blow it up.  For those who need to have the blanket already cut, there will be some single layer blankets available (these are for those who struggle with scissors to make cuts all the way around a blanket).  There will be a sign-up sheet to indicate how many you take home.  Once finished return the blankets to door D (where keypad is located).  Please return the safety pins and the corner cuts of fleece, as well, so that they can be re-used or re-purposed.

 May God bless the hands of those who make the blankets

and warm the heart & soul of those who use the blankets!

Outreach Opportunities for September

God’s Global Barnyard:

Join the MOO-vement to BAAA-tle Global Poverty

During the month of September, the Social Ministry committee will be collecting money to donate to the purchase of goats through the ELCA Global Barnyard program. Designate your special offering to GOATS and all monies collected will be combined and submitted in a lump sum to the ELCA at the end of September.

This is our opportunity to help provide life-sustaining gifts to others. Learn about the project by checking out the bulletin board across from the main office during September, reading the flyers available in the hospitality area of the church, and listening to Pastor Angel's sermons and comments.  Attention Kids: there is something special for you! Be sure to be in church during the early part of September!

 

Food Drive Benefitting

The Raiders’ Cove

The Good News Committee will sponsor a food drive for The Raiders’ Cove  which is the student food pantry at Mt. Union University. We will place a collection box inside the back entrance to the church and provide a collection box at the pavilion at outside services. The collection period will run from September 4th  to October 4th. The list of requested food and personal hygiene products is listed below, but any nonperishable food or toiletries will be appreciated.

- Spaghetti/Pastas

- Pasta Sauce

- Alfredo Sauce

- Flavored Rice

- Peanut Butter

- Condiments

As we learned last year when we collected for Walsh and Capital Universities, food insecurity among college students is staggering.

 

Please give generously. Hunger should never be a barrier to education

St. Jacob's is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Visit the ELCA Website.

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