Readings and Sermon: Wednesday February 20, 2019

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View the Bulletin for Wednesday February 20, 2019
Service Time: 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study: 7:40 p.m.

First Reading: Job 21:1-20
Second Reading: John 6:52-71

Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)

Youth Group Fundraiser: French Toast Breakfast - Sunday February 24th

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Youth Group Fundraising Continues!

Thank you to all of those that supported the youth groups chocolate covered strawberry fundraiser.
We raised $3,105.00 last Sunday!!!!
So far, we’ve raised $8,132 towards our goal of $14,000

Join us on Sunday February 24th for our next fundraiser. We will be providing a French toast breakfast during the Bible Study hour!

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The Lutheran Hour is Now on Various Media Platforms

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Did you know?: Our synod’s own radio program -- The Lutheran Hour -- is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Christ-centered radio program?! In addition to being available on more than 1,800 traditional radio outlets throughout North America, over the American Forces Network, and online at www.LutheranHour.org, almost 90 years after its first airing the weekly broadcast can also now be heard through several new media platforms:

  • A podcast subscription; subscribe at www.lhm.org/podcasts;

  • A mobile app for Android devices and iPhones; visit lhm.org/apps for more information;

  • Amazon Alexa, a voice-activated assistant to play media programming;

  • Spotify, an on-demand media streaming service;

  • iHeartRadio, a free broadcast and internet radio platform; and

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Family Talk Channel 131 at 10 a.m. EST every Sunday.

  • Local radio station: WWNL 1080 AM Pittsburgh, PA
    Saturday’s at 3:30 p.m. - Sunday’s at 6:00 a.m. -Sunday’s at 5:30 p.m.

Mission Moment

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A prayer from Pastor Wokoma to the members of Zion ... 
O Infant Son of Mary, be Thy own keynote in the life of all Thy children this year - 2019, so sweetly harmonizing thought and action that none who listen shall a discord here. O Master, by Thine own … continue to send heavenly music over Africa through these my sponsors and supporters who sojourn with me. So True, so Beautiful, so soul-Refreshing, that those who hear it may learn and say, “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!”
Amen! 

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Readings and Sermon: Sunday February 17, 2019

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View the Bulletin for Sunday February 17, 2019
Service Time: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study and Sunday School: 9:20 a.m.

Old Testament Reading – Jeremiah 17:5-8
Epistle –
1 Corinthians 15:12-20

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the sixth chapter.
And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.
“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.