Happy Mothers’ Day 2021!

Happy Mothers’ Day to our wonderful moms! We thank the Lord Jesus for you!

We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating, and we wanted to provide some terrific resources for you as well.

We’d like to give you the following books for free:

Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope
Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God
The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us In Suffering

Take a look at some of the following articles:

Young Mom, You Can Read Your Bible
Life can be exhausting, especially at certain seasons. For young mothers, know that you can grow in grace no matter what stage of life you are in!

Surviving vs. Beholding
None of us just want to get by, to just survive. So why does being a mom so often feel that way? Learn to behold!

Healthy Habits of Wisdom for Busy Moms
We all need to get more wisdom, and that is just as true for mothers. Get a healthy dose of God’s wisdom in your lives!

The Grace of Comparison
Do you ever fall into the comparison trap? Your kids, your marriage, your house, your life… and how they compare to others? Find the grace of comparison!

Love What Others Have
It can be so easy to find jealousy, coveting, and envy wrap itself around our hearts. Lean how love is the better way!

Find a lot more resources for Mothers here on Zion’s page!

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Preparing for Worship May 9

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 30:10 – 12
Psalm 78:4 – 7
Zechariah 9:17
III John 9 – 15
Numbers 6:24 – 26

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
O, What A Wonderful, Wonderful Day
Where Do I Go?
How Great Medley
What A Fellowship, What A Joy Divine
Doxology

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sunday School Presentation
Sermon: A Tale of Two Testimonies

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Zion Administrative/Secretarial Position Open

Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church is beginning the hiring process for an administrative role. The job description may be viewed here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

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Parent’s Guide for Talking to Teens

With so many challenges to living with biblical faith for our young people, we want to equip our parents with resources to encourage their kids to live for Jesus.

One tool to use is the PDF “A Parent’s Guide to LGBTQ+ & Your Teen” packet. You can download the packet here. There are also packets printed for you to pick up in the church narthex.

To get you oriented to the packet, as well as give some suggestions for how to use this resource, take a look at the following brief video:

Here are a few more resources we recommend:

As always, if you have questions or comments, we would love to hear from you!

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Preparing for Worship Apr 10

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 104:31 – 35
Isaiah 53:1 – 4
Isaiah 53:5 – 6, 11
Proverbs 24:16 – 21
Mark 10:35 – 45
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
How Great Thou Art
The Lamb
My Tribute
Doxology

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: Cross-Shaped Discipleship: The Path of True Greatness

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Community Worship Before Easter 2021

This year, we are praying in thanksgiving and for protection for upcoming celebrations of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Last year, so many of our plans were interrupted due to COVID-19 and state mandates. This year, we are praying for amazing opportunities! Please read on and plan to join our spiritual family in celebration!

Community Events For All
We want people from all churches to unite in praise of Christ. To that end, their are two events open to everyone in our community:

Community Worship Service on March 28th, 7pm at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. All our community is invited to a worship service led by pastors from different congregations. Refreshments will be served following the service. Masks are provided but not required. A live stream of the worship service will be provided from each church’s website.

Community CrossWalk on April 2nd, starting at noon and beginning at St Paul Lutheran Church. All our community is invited to the CrossWalk service. No masks will be provided, please bring your own; also, social distancing is acceptable out doors. No live stream will be made available.

We hope everyone will be able to join us for these wonderful opportunities! Don’t forget – on Easter Sunday, please check with your local congregation about giving worship to the risen Christ. Questions? Please call 923 – 3152.

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Preparing for Worship Mar 21

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:
Isaiah 6:1 – 4
Romans 6:1 – 4
Matthew 18:1 – 5, 10
II John 9 – 13
Isaiah 6:8
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Holy, Holy, Holy
His Name Is Wonderful
May the Mind of Christ My Savior
Doxology

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Holy Baptism
Sermon: Joyful Discernment

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March Update & Calendar Published

Our March edition of the Zion Update can be viewed and downloaded here. The Zion calendar for the month of March 2021 can be viewed here.

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Preparing for Worship Mar 7

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 Kings 1:39 – 40
Deuteronomy 5
Romans 6:8 – 10, 14
Psalm 84:1 – 2, 10 – 12
II John 1 – 7
I Corinthians 11
Hebrews 13:20 – 23

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
O Church Arise
Jesus, Strong and Kind
Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
Doxology

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: Jesus In the Flesh
Holy Communion

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COVID-19 Policy for Zion (Updated Feb 2021)

Beginning Sunday, Mar 7th, we will be changing back to our traditional Lord’s Day schedule. Sunday mornings will be as follows:

9:15 – 10:10 | Sunday school for all ages
10:30 – 11:35 | Worship service (livestream, masks not required)

Masks are encouraged for all who desire them, but are not required. Masks will be provided for those who request them. We ask all members, visitors, and families to practice great care in not coming to worship or avoiding contact with others if you have symptoms of illness. At-risk individuals are encouraged to prayerfully considering observing the livestream of the worship service. For those attending, if you desire special seating away from crowded areas please speak to one of the ushers.

On March 7th, while the Consistory is distributing the elements of Holy Communion, they will be wearing masks and gloves. For those who cannot come to the front of the sanctuary for the sacrament, please ask an elder and they will bring the bread and cup to you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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