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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.

Sealed In The Spirit

The Giving SpiritThe Nicene Creed reminds us that the Holy Spirit is “the Lord and Giver of Life.” How does the Spirit give us life? While the Holy Spirit can be mysterious for Christians, God seals us in the Spirit to … Continue reading

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New Women’s Bible Study Beginning

Beginning on Sunday nights at 7:30, our Women’s Bible study begins a new study using Jen Wilkin’s book, Ten Words to Live By. Invite a friend and join us! You can find out more about this terrific book by author … Continue reading

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Preparing for Worship Oct 3

We will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His … Continue reading

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The Story of Mary Slessor

An amazing story of God’s power, and commitment to Jesus and His truth, enjoy this cartoon appropriate for young ones as you learn the story of Mary Slessor! Mary was a Scottish Christian who left her country, her family, and … Continue reading

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Preparing for Worship Sept 12

We will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His … Continue reading

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Funeral Service for Ken Mick

Kenton “Ken” L. Mick, 84, of Garner passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2021 at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.  … Continue reading

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Internet and Phone Lines Down 9/9

Our internet and telephone provider, Comm1, is experiencing outages today originating out of Des Moines. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have an emergency, please contact Pastor Brian. Thanks!

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Podcast On the Savoy Declaration

Recently, our minister was interviewed on The Pilgrim’s Path Podcast by Rev. Dr. Chris Surber. They spoke about Congregationalism, the Savoy Declaration of Faith, and Jesus as our Prophet, Priest, and King. Take a listen!

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Rally Sunday 2021 Is Here!

As we cruise into the fall again, it is time for Rally Sunday on September 12th! We have all the details you need to know below: Schedule 10:30 Worship11:40 Teacher Introductions & Classroom Registration11:45 Lunch in Fellowship Hall12:30 Games & … Continue reading

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Five Reasons To Study Ephesians

Here are 5 reasons every Christian should study Ephesians, right now. 1. Ephesians reminds us of our ultimate hope. Our hope is defined by whatever we believe will solve our problems and deliver personal happiness. For some, hope lies in … Continue reading

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