Outdoor Service May 17,2020

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2020 by jacobschurch

Announcement for Sunday May 17, 2020 Outside Service

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2020 by jacobschurch

Tonight, May 11, 2020 our board at Jacob’s Church had a very difficult decision to make, concerning Sunday morning services. Many of our congregation, being rural , can’t tune in and aren’t online when we put our sermon up on is the internet. Feeding the flock is a principle of spiritual growth that is critical to the church as well as being obedient to the mission God has called us to.

Acts 2:42 (KJV) And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Hebrews 10:25 (KJV) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

We as a board discussed four questions and sought counsel on all. The vote was unanimous with one abstaining member. Here are the notes from the board meeting. Pastor Richard

After consideration this is our plan.

1. Resuming Church Services:

a. Have we designed a plan that is safe? Yes

b. Have we designed a plan that is legal? Yes

c. Have we designed a plan that is socially acceptable to community? Yes

d. Have we designed a plan that we can all agree on? Yes

i. We should all agree as we all represent in unity what we agree on.

ii. A vote was taken on resuming church services outside beginning on May 17, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. The motion was made . A vote was taken – 12 voted for resuming services outside and 1 abstained.

iii. Sunday School classes will be cancelled until further notice. Children should stay with their parents.

iv. People should arrive in time for the service and not before in order to ensure we respect social distancing; we should avoid hugging and not socialize as we and do not “visit” from family to family.

v. People with underlying health issues should use caution and make the decision that best suits their situation; i.e.,

(1) attend the outside service using their own chairs, wear face masks, etc.;

(2) attend the outside service and stay in their car; or

(3) use social media to view the service from their home. We also recognize that the older population (over the age of 60) is more vulnerable and should also use caution. We will have services outside, with mask, social distancing, and no contact.

Mother’s Day 2020

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2020 by jacobschurch


A Note From Pastor Richard for Friends and Church Members 04/03/20

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2020 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Letter from Pastor Richard Daughtridge 0,03,20

Hi Everyone,

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. I think we all can agree we have never witnessed anything like this pandemic. As a pastor I feel hopeless trying to help everyone through these times and yet there are things we all can do.

God told Joshua to fear not. That sounds like an impossible request and yet God doesn’t task us to do something outside of our capability. Okay then how can we conquer fear.

  1. Our positive confession builds up our faith.

My mom use to say, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

I asked her, “Do you really believe that?”

Her answer was, “After I say it I believe it more.”

Saying things that agree with God’s word builds up our faith.

He says he has everything under control. It builds our faith when we acknowledge that he does.

2 Corinthians 10: 5 (KJV) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

  1. We can Pray and He has promised to Hear us.

Last week I got the directory out and started to pray for each family. Amazing the things that come to your mind as you make yourself pray. I am convinced we have a lot to pray for during these shut in days.

Pray for protection, provision, health, and what ever you are led by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

  1. We can be sure to express our love to God.

Never miss an opportunity to worship our Lord. Just a thank you or an expression of your love to the Father is well deserved as He watches over us.


Hebrews 13:15-16 (KJV)   By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Having done all three I know my fears have started to dissipate. 

In conclusion , I just wanted take a moment and say I love you and if you need anything, food, encouragement, just to talk to someone, or you need errands run, or anything we are here for you. Phone 252-481-1188

Last week I ran an errand to my daughter’s house to deliver food for Robin and I was just to sit it on the porch and to leave. The family is trying to keep us at a distance because of Chris’s exposure in the medical world. I saw a little face come to the door and wave for me to come in. Riley placed her hands on her hips when I said I can’t. Through the glass I tried to say Granddaddy has to stay away for a while. She said I love you granddadd,y and with her hand pointing to her ear she said I will call you. She calls us everyday.

We all feel that same loss being apart as we are a church that has very much become a family. We hate being apart. It is as much a part of our Christian experience.

We will be trying to post some sermons and notes on both the Face Book Page and our www.jacobschurch.com website.

We do not know what the future holds but we know as we watch over our health and our families we have a friend and Savior, Jesus Christ, who is watching over us and deploying the angels of Heaven and God’s Holy Spirit on our behalf. We will be over this soon and I can’t wait until we are together again.

Love to All,

Pastor Richard Daughtridge, Pastor of Jacob’s Church

“We Win” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 03/29/20

Posted in Annoucement, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 29, 2020 by jacobschurch
  • “We Win” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 03/29/20
  • Yesterday I heard President Trump say, “We are in a war, a very different kind of war.” This is a war we will win. We are left on earth, behind the enemy line until he comes.
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
  •  We are not home yet, but we are not forgotten. Christ is in us. We are in a battle.
  • We will see this virus pass. Let’s all stand firm and share hope and strength.
  •  I do not allow myself to believe this sickness came from God as projected by some. That would confuse the image in my heart of what God is really like. Caring and loving.  The devil came to kill, steal, and destroy. There is the enemy. Christ came offering abundant life and love.
  •  James 1:13 (KJV)  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
  • God turns every tragedy into purpose for believers.   
  • Romans 8:28 (KJV)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
  • We Win ! Stay Safe Pastor Richard

Church Closing due to CoronaVirus

Posted in Annoucement, Events, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 23, 2020 by jacobschurch

Jacob’s Church Closing Two Weeks Wed. March 18 Due to Social Distancing Program Request.

Hi Everyone, It has been a difficult decision but under the circumstance we feel we must close the church for the next two weeks. We will revisit this decision at the end of the month after the requested social distancing requested by the leaders of our national medical leaders and the White House is over. I’ve received counsel with mixed opinions from our leadership but feel we have a consensus among our board. We now feel that we like much of the rest of the church world must give this plan a chance. In South Korea this plan seems to have saved lives and they are on the way out of their pandemic. As your pastor I feel we must protect our congregation. I take responsibility for asking the consistory to close and be a part of the national effort to bring this disease under control. Please, let’s make our homes and places of quarantine our prayer closet. God will see us through, and we will one day be looking back victoriously having overcome this pandemic. Stay safe. Feel free to let us know if we can help you in anyway. We love you all. Pastor Richard

A Message from Pastor regarding Virus precautions. March 13, 2020

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2020 by jacobschurch

A message from Pastor Richard March 13, 2020 “Let’s take every precaution to be safe.”

As of now we plan to have church on Sunday March 15, 2020.  Social protocol is important as we keep our people safe until this Corona Virus conflict is over. We want to adhere to safe measures to protect our church especially being one with many seniors.  Until things are safer let’s continue the elbow bumps replacing the handshakes and drop the hugs for now. For those who feel that you shouldn’t come to church we will be posting the sermons on Face Book @ Jacob’s Church – Fairfield, PA , and on our web site @ www.jacobschurch.com. Please use safe discretion. If you are sick and coughing, or if you feel you have been exposed to the virus in no way should you put others at risk by coming. This will pass and we all want to use caution not to harm others. Brighter days are ahead.

This morning as I entered the church I smelled the fresh clean smell of Clorox and found that our cleaning crew had wiped down every surface to insure that we have taken every precaution to keep everyone safe. I want to thank Ronnie and Sandy McClain for their diligence in keeping everything clean and safe.  Love You All, Please be safe. Pastor

Part four of “Dream Plenty 2020” this Sunday, Jan. 19, at 9:30, Sermon this week is “Squelching Our Fears” A sermon about dealing with our fears so our dreams can come true in 2020.

Posted in Annoucement, Uncategorized on January 17, 2020 by jacobschurch

aaa quelching our Fear

Bluegrass Sunday Sept. 29, 2019

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Events, Uncategorized, Weekly Bell Ringer on October 26, 2018 by jacobschurch

Another, guitar plukin, banjo picken, bass fiddle thumpin, choir singin and hand clappin, worship service is planned at Jacob’s Church September 29th 2019 in the morning worship service. We’ll be having service dedicated to the old gospel hymnal tradition, bluegrass style. Welcome back to the good old days. We hope you will join us and invite someone. Time Sunday at 9:30 AM Directections click www.jacobschurch.com and click ServiceTimes and Directions

Bluegrass Sunday Sept.29th , 9:30 AM

Outside service 09/16/2018 will be moved inside on Sunday after 9/11 due to excessive rains.

Posted in Annoucement, Events, Sermons, Uncategorized on September 13, 2018 by jacobschurch
Sunday after 9-11 Service has been moved inside of church due to wet grounds and chances of more rain. Banks are still slippery.
The Sunday after 9,11, 2001 was a moment in time when our nation prayed to God for his help and protection. The churches had record attendance and the darkness of 9-11 was met by the great light that overcomes darkness, Jesus Christ. We will embrace that resolve this Sunday Sept.16., ,in song and sermon remembering to pray for our, nation, first responders and the victims of 9-11. As well we’ll pray for God’s protection from future plots against our nation. Service will begin at 9:30 as usual. Come join us as we unite our hearts in prayer. For Directions go to http://www.jacobschurch.com and click Directions and Service times. All are welcome.