Sunday Evening Activities Canceled

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Due to the accumulating snow fall and travel advisories, there are no evening activities for Zion on March 12. All Bible studies, youth group activities, and community events are canceled for tonight.

Stay safe and warm tonight!

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Preparing for Worship Mar 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 courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Ephesians 1:3 – 6
Genesis 17:7
Psalm 118
Mark 12:1 – 12
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Come Praise & Glorify
Without You, Jesus
Come Thou Fount
Praise the Name of Jesus

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Holy Baptism
Sermon: “The Lord’s Vineyard”

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Pray For Haiti Missions!


John was known as the “the beloved discple,” since he knew so much of Christ’s love and wrote so clearly about how Christians ought to love one another. So we should pay careful attention to how to love those who sacrifice time and treasure for the cause of missions, as the Apostle John wrote us 3 John: “You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of His Name…” (3 John 6 – 7). We want to send Ashley Smeby, Eric Schafer, and Brielle Smeby – along with their GoServ Global team – out to Haiti in a way that honors Jesus Christ through it all!

One important way we can do this is by praying for the team. Would you take a few minutes each day to pray for them? Below are some suggestions.

Prayer Requests
Thursday – Pray for safety as they travel, no logistical problems with airports/luggage, patience & kindness

Friday – Pray for good first impressions, that the Lord would open their hearts to the poverty in Haiti, that He would prepare the orphans’ hearts for our team will be serving

Saturday – Pray our team would have a good experience with Haitian culture – the cuisine, the weather, the language, and the customs, and that they would learn how the Gospel can flourish in these cultures

Sunday – Ask the Lord to give our team a great time of worship with the Haitian people, to learn more about God in a foreign context, and to bind them in unity in the Spirit

Monday – Pray for the Lord to bless the local ministry workers, and for our team to be an encouragement, relief, and support to their ministry labors

Tuesday – Intercede for our team that they would see how big God is away from home, and that Jesus would claim their hearts more fully for Himself through this whole experience

Wednesday – Pray that God would encourage them as they have tearful goodbyes, that relationships would be established and strengthened, and that their return travels would go forward without incident

Thursday and beyond – Pray that God would give them a passion for missions, and to return with zeal for what He is doing, that we would be blessed by their experience and what they share with us

May the Lord of the Church move within us – and our Haiti team – as we seek Him together in prayer!

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Preparing for Worship March 5

PreparingWorshipWe 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 48:9 – 11
Psalm 51
Mark 12:12
I Corinthians 11
Hebrews 13:20 – 22

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Be Still My Soul
Behold the Lamb
Praise the Name of Jesus

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Holy Communion
Sermon: “The Evidence of Jesus”

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March 2017 Newsletter

Zion_NewsletterOur March edition of the newsletter can be viewed and downloaded here. The Zion calendar for the month of March can be viewed here.

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Preparing for Worship Feb 26

PreparingWorshipWe 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 148
Micah 6:6 – 8; 7:18 – 20
Mark 11:20 – 33
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Psalm 148
In Christ Alone
Love Divine All Loves Excelling
He Is Lord

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Fruitful Faith”

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Love One Another: Take Them A Meal!


We have a wonderful opportunity to bless others in our church family! One of our families was just blessed with a new child, and we want to support them as they are getting their feet under them with the baby. Click the link below to find times, directions, and more to “let our faith work in love” as we joyfully celebrate God’s blessings.

Click Here: Take Them A Meal

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Preparing for Worship Feb 19

PreparingWorshipWe 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 16
Isaiah 54:5 – 7
Philippians 3:7 – 11
Psalm 119 Tsadhe
II Corinthians 8:1 – 15; 9:1 – 9
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Knowing You, Jesus
We Give Thee But Thine Own
He Is Lord

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Sufficient Grace”

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We Love Because He Loved Us! Valentine’s Day 2017

valentine_banner2016This Valentine’s Day, we want to love one another well because of how God has loved us in Christ by His Spirit! To help you do that, here are several resources, events, and more for you!

Tripp: The Invitation To Love

tripp_the_invitation_to_lovePaul Tripp is an amazing communicator, pastor, and counselor. But what is really amazing about him is that he is captured by the beauty of the Gospel of Christ and has a passion for connecting that to our lives. He is connecting the power of the Gospel to our romantic relationships in The Invitation to Love, and you can download the entire resource for free!

Looking for more? See how well you do when you think about “23 Things That Love Is!”

The Key To Marriage Longevity

Ligonier Ministries for Marriage

Ligonier Ministries provides several resources. Pastor and theologian R. C. Sproul explains from Scripture for “The Intimate Marriage.”
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On top of that, it is important to think about what is true love. Burk Parsons reminds us that, “God is love, and love never fails because God never fails. Love cannot be separated from God and cannot exist without Him… Although the world, the flesh, and the Devil would love to strip love of all its beauty and character in order to make it adaptable to every conceivable context and theology, such would be a futile attempt. For just as God defines God, God defines love.” Think with Rev. Parsons how God’s love shapes our marital love on Valentine’s Day!

Finally, some of the best romance in the world is contained in the letters written between husbands and wives. Dr. Michael Haykin brings together letters from twelve significant relationships down through church history in a book entitled The Christian Lover. “The contents range from courtship communications to proposals of marriage to final words before dying, but most have to do with the ups and downs of married life.” You can order the book, or download it free in digital format here!

Zion Resources

You don’t have to go to other websites to find tons of great resources for love this Valentine’s Day! We have so much right here at zionerchurch.com!

We have a bunch of marriage resources for you to look at: touching on intimacy, strength, saving marriages that are dying, and so much more! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to look at the videos and read the articles.

We’ve done various events for Valentine’s Day in the past, and our very own Pastor Brian leaves his resources from a few years back, as well as plenty for marriage in general.

Love one another well for the sake of Christ!

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Preparing For Worship Feb 12

PreparingWorshipWe 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 Chronicles 16:23
Psalm 71:5 – 6
Mark 14:1 – 4
I Corinthians 16:1 – 4
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Come People of the Risen King
Must Be Done In Love
We Give Thee But Thine Own
He Is Lord

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Holy Baptism
Sermon: “Giving In Grace”

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