Sermon: Wednesday September 28, 2016

Psalm 1 (read responsively)
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

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Moving Day for the McLellan's!

Heavenly Father, as we say FAREWELL to our loved ones, we entrust them into Your care. We pray for HAPPINESS and JOY to be ahead of them, for WISDOM and GUIDANCE to be beside them, and for GRACE and TRUTH to be behind them, pushing them onwards into Your GOODNESS. We know that You will always LOVE and PROTECT them, wherever they go. AMEN.

"Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your Presence?
If I go up to the heavens, You are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, You are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there Your Hand will guide me,
Your Right Hand will hold me fast."

(Psalm 139:7-10, NIV)

Vicar's Message from the Wednesday Bulletin

Tonight we have an exciting chance to take a look at a unique book of the Bible. The Book of Psalms covers an incredibly wide range of subjects and topics. The Psalms speak to us and for us, functioning as God's Word to us but also as our words to God as we pray.

Here is what some Christians in the past have said about the book of Psalms: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others have called the Psalms the "prayer book of the Bible", noting the many situations of the author and how we can learn about speaking to God from the author's prayers. Martin Luther called the book of Psalms "the Bible in miniature". In the Psalms we learn of God's incredible wrath, his tremendous mercy, and his overwhelming grace. The Psalms tell us about creation and redemption and include passages about the Exodus, Joshua, and other events and figures from the Bible. Finally, Athanasius said "All the books of Scripture, both Old Testament and New, are inspired by God and useful for instruction, as it is written; but to those who really study it the Psalter yields especial treasure." Tonight we will discuss the many different "types" of Psalms, how the Psalms function as the Word of God to us and words from us to God, and what we can learn about prayer from them.

May God bless you as you hear and study his Word.
Vicar Joshua

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YOUTH EVENT: Wiffle Ball (for Middle School Students)

WHAT ARE YOU DOING October 1st from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.? Whatever it is, it’s probably not nearly as fun as what the youth are doing. What are the youth doing, you may ask. So glad you asked. WHIFFLE BALL. Middle schoolers, this is for you. Moms and dads with middle schoolers and other kids, we can take your younger kids too (we have childcare) so you can enjoy a nice, peaceful, relaxing evening together.

When: October 1
Where: Soccer Field (Next to Zion Lutheran Church)
Address: 3197 Washington Pike
Who?: Anyone in 6-8 Grades
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Food?: PIZZA!

Contact Joe Faini at joe@zlcb.org

Will Zion Win it's FOURTH Chili Cook-off Trophie?

Join us for the 10th annual Chili Cook-off! Zion has a great reputation when it comes to our chili so you will definitely want some. The Cook-off takes place on Sunday October 2nd at Fairview Park in South Fayette from 12 Noon until 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults , $5 for kids, and kids 5 and under are free. Activities include chili sampling, live music, bounce house, photo booth, face painting, balloon artist, and more! If you would like to volunteer to help at the event sign up in the narthex or contact secretary@zlcb.org!