Women’s Ministry Survey

Recently, our Women’s Ministry has been adding to and restructuring our leadership and ministry plans. To help the ladies of our church, they have put out a survey that would be a blessed assistance in planning for trusting Jesus in the future. Would you please take a few moments to fill it out if you haven’t already?

You can find the survey in the September newsletter. For an online option, you can fill out the survey here. Or, stop in to the church building and pick up a copy in the Narthex or from the church office. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

May the Lord richly bless our Women’s Ministries, our church family, and you!

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Preparing For Worship Sept 25

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 courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Psalms 91
Micah 6:6–8
Micah 7:18–20
Proverbs 24:8–12
John 13:34–35
Numbers 6:24–26

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
O Church, Arise
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Doxology
More Love to Thee
Gloria Patri

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: John 13
Rev. Dr. Ray DeLaurier “How Do We Love One Another”

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Preparing for Worship Sept 11

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 courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Hebrews 12:28–29
Psalm 15
John 3:13–14
Esther 4:1–17
Numbers 6:24–26

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
How Deep the Father’s Love
Because He Lives
Doxology

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: Esther 4:1–17
Rev. Brian J. Lund “For Such A Time As This”

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September 2022 Newsletter & Calendar

Our September edition of the Zion Chronicle can be viewed and downloaded here. The Zion calendar for the month can be viewed here.

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Preparing for Worship Sept 4

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 courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
I Timothy 6:14 – 16
Philippians 4:4 – 10
Esther 2:1 – 3:15
I Corinthians 11:23 – 26
Hebrews 13:20 – 21

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Te Deum
Be Still, My Soul
Lead On O King Eternal
Gloria Patri

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Holy Communion
Sermon: Esther 2 – 3
Rev. Brian J. Lund “Visible & Hidden”

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Forgive Us Our [College] Debts?

With President Biden’s announcement that college debt forgiveness plans will go into effect, many Christians are left wondering. Conservative outlets and politicians have slammed the President; liberal and Democratic voices have demanded this debt forgiveness for years. On top of this, many voices on social media and in conversation have pointed out that God calls us to forgiveness, and even uses “debts” to describe Gospel forgiveness. How should Christians think about this issue?

The Bible does not tell us which temporal laws or policies are right and wrong for this world – it has a much more important job: to reveal eternal salvation from all evil in Jesus Christ! However, God’s Word does give us wisdom to evaluate our lives to take every thought captive (II Corinthians 10:5).

Scripture is clear that debt is dangerous (Prov 11:15; 22:26). In fact, Proverbs 22:7 reminds us that it is easy for the “borrower to become a slave to the lender,” and that we are to “owe no one anything, except love…” (Romans 13:8). We see the wisdom of God’s truth when credit card interest, loan problems, and other financial issues can hurt people, marriages, and families.

Contemporary findings show that 44 million American owe $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, which is greater than credit card debt or auto loans (source). If the federal government “forgives” this debt, many estimates suggest this will add as much as $300 billion to our national debt (source: Wharton UPenn). Clearly, this is a lot of money. Is this wise?

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Preparing For Worship Aug 28

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 courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Philippians 4
I John 4:7 – 10
Luke 11:33 – 36
Esther 1:1 – 22
Numbers 6:24 – 26

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Come People of the Risen King
What Wondrous Love
Out In the Highways & Byways
Gloria Patri

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: Esther 1
Rev. Brian J. Lund “Jesus Is the Answer”

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Preparing for Worship July 31

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 courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Psalm 121
Deuteronomy 5
Habakkuk 2:2 – 4
Proverbs 23:15 – 22
Titus 2:1 – 15
Numbers 6:24 – 26

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
I Lift My Eyes
In Christ Alone
Oh How I Love Your Law
Doxology

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: Titus 2:4, 12
Rev. Brian J. Lund “Discipleship At Zion Part III”

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Pray For Our Youth Mission Trip!

We are excited and hopeful for what God is going to do in our young people next week! Fifteen senior high students and three chaperones will be traveling across the Midwest and down to Kentucky for a mission trip. We are praying for a wonderful week as they partner with YouthWorks for next few days.

We are so grateful these short-term, youth mission trips are possible. We pray that this encourages a culture of missionary zeal, sacrificial love, and outreaching service in our youth and church. We know trips like these would not be possible without the sacrifice of our chaperones, the encouragement of the families sending their kids, and the support and provision of our congregation! Thank God for all of His blessings!

Would you please commit to setting aside time to pray for our team? Below are some suggestions for how you can commit the team to God’s mercies each day.

Prayer Suggestions:

Saturday: Pray for safety on the road, team bonding over the fun at Six Flags Theme Park, and for God to shape these individuals into a strong group of trust and Christian love.

Sunday: Ask the Lord to bless them as they worship in a local church, journey to their mission site destination, and begin to interact with YouthWorks staff on site in Kentucky

Monday: Intercede for relationships that they will begin to form with YouthWorks volunteers, as well as students from across the nation they will be laboring along side of

Tuesday: Pray that God would be working in the hearts of those the Zion youth will be ministering to, that the Lord would have been preparing their hearts to be served, and that it would bear eternal fruit

Wednesday: By grace, intercede for the team that the Spirit would be bonding them together in unity, for God to keep them safe on the work site, and this trip would awaken a heart for missions and the lost in our students

Thursday: Pray for God to move in the hearts of our young people, drawing them to faith in Christ, that they would return transformed by the Spirit of God to live for him by faith unto faith

Friday: Ask for God’s blessings as they say goodbye to new friends, and that He would grant them safety as they being the trip back home

After the Trip: Pray for God to stir your heart to ask the chaperones & students about what they learned, that Zion would continue to be a church that reaches out and prioritizes missions, and that Jesus would seal the lessons our students learned into their hearts to live for Him

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Gratitude for Duesey Days 2022

It was a wonderful blessing this past Duesey Days! Not only was there wonderful weather for the community celebration and all who were involved, but our church mission pork booth was a smashing success. By God’s grace, several thousands of dollars were raised, many happy smiles and full bellies were provided, and a good time was had by all!

A huge thank you to Lorrie Stromer and her husband, Dave, for their leadership and organization. Thank you to all the volunteers, donations, and folks who helped behind the scenes. We are grateful to our community, the Chamber, and local resources that make this event possible. Ultimately, we give thanks and praise to the Lord, from Whom and for Whom all of this exists.

Enjoy some of the pictures. Lord willing, see you next year at Duesey Days 2023!

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