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About blund

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

Funeral Service At Zion

Due to preventative conditions, many in our church family were unable to attend the funeral service for an important saint in our congregation, Hilda Greiman. Here is the service for those who wished to participate. Cataldo Funeral Homes also recorded … Continue reading

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Live Stream: Do Over

From Monday night:

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Sunday School: Ancient Treasures, Future Faith

As we have been sharing online resources for worship and sermons, we want to try bringing some instruction and training in God’s Word. Psalm 119:12, 14 reminds us, “Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statues… In the way … Continue reading

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Live Stream: Armor of God

Pastor Brian had a few updates, reminders, and encouragement from Ephesians 6.

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From Consistory: Worship Online May 3, Worship in Sanctuary on May 10

The State of Iowa changed regulations for churches beginning on May 1. Our Consistory has been prayerfully debating what is best for our congregation. After much deliberation and coming together in the Spirit’s unity, the following letter explains what we … Continue reading

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Different Preferences For COVID-19 Recovery

In our most recent sermon, we considered the danger of comparison. As our nation – and especially churches – begin the slow process of recovery, we will be tempted to compare. Some churches will add more options more quickly; some … Continue reading

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Abide in Christ

Our Monday night livestream here:

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Cut Out Comparisons

Many of us realize that playing the comparison game leads to disaster. When we try to measure ourselves, our families or spouses, or anything against what others have, this is often a surefire way to end up discouraged and disappointed. … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Jesus Into Your Heart

I grew up in a Christian world where salvation was only found through one door: praying the sinner’s prayer. At church, Bible camp, VBS, Sunday school, and in my own home, it seemed that there was one unifying message: the … Continue reading

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Cross Walk Bulletin

This Good Friday, we cannot hold the normal community CrossWalk that has always met at noon. But though we cannot gather, that doesn’t change what Jesus has accomplished for us! For many of you, walking through our community while focusing … Continue reading

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