Weekly Review: January 1 – 6, 2018

We exist to make disciples of Jesus by proclaiming the Gospel in the power of the Spirit to the glory of God in North Iowa and beyond.

This Week


Offices Closed. Happy New Year!


9:00                 Prayer Group

7:00                 Pastor’s Meeting (Fellowship Room)



2:30                 7th/8th Confirmation


5:30                 New Life Meal & Program

6:30                 Adult Bible Study

7:00                 9th Confirmation

7:15                   Choir Rehearsal

7:30                 Sr. High Youth Group



1:30                  Women’s Fellowship



9:15                  Sunday School

10:30               Worship (No Communion)

4:00                 Sr. High Youth Group


New Life Ministry

Menu: Pork & Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Peaches, Homemade Rolls, Homemade Cookies, Assorted Beverages

Theme: Sports Party! Wear your favorite team’s shirt, hat, or jersey!

Speaker: Sports Party



Pray for our Mission of the Month Mission Aviation Fellowship

Ask for comfort for the bereaved and grieving

Praise God for His steadfast love in 2017; supplicate for grace in 2018


News Of Note

You may download the January Newsletter from the Zion website.

There will be no communion on Sunday, having just observed Holy Communion on Christmas Day.

We begin our new sermon series Foundations 2018 in January. Bring a friend!

Our Financial Peace University begins January 14th! Sign up today!


Devotional Resources

Weekly Bible Reading

Romans 1-2, Genesis 1-3, Joshua 1-5, Psalms 1-2, Job 1-2, Isaiah 1-6, Matthew 1-2


Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 1

Q. #1 What is your only comfort in life and in death?
A. That I am not my own,1 but belong—body and soul,in life and in death—2 to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.3 He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,4
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.5 He also watches over me in such a way6 that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven;7 in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.8
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life9 and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.10

1 1 Cor. 6:19-20
2 Rom. 14:7-9
3 1 Cor. 3:23Titus 2:14
4 1 Pet. 1:18-191 John 1:7-92:2
5 John 8:34-36Heb. 2:14-151 John 3:1-11
6 John 6:39-4010:27-302 Thess. 3:31 Pet. 1:5
7 Matt. 10:29-31Luke 21:16-18
8 Rom. 8:28
9 Rom. 8:15-162 Cor. 1:21-225:5Eph. 1:13-14
10 Rom. 8:1-17

Q. #2 What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?
A. Three things: first, how great my sin and misery are;1 second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery;2 third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.3
1 Rom. 3:9-101 John 1:10
2 John 17:3Acts 4:1210:43
3 Matt. 5:16Rom. 6:13Eph. 5:8-102 Tim. 2:151 Pet. 2:9-10

About blund

Brian J. Lund is minister of Word & Sacrament at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. You can follow him at his website or @BrianJLund.
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