Special Event: LIVE NATIVITY at Concordia of Cabot, PA

Join us for Concordia’s Sixth Annual Live Nativity
Sunday December 16, 2018 at 148 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023 (Entrance #5, Haven II)
Performances at 4:30, 5:15 and 6:00 p.m.

  • Featuring Concordia staff and residents
    Live animals
    Hot beverages and refreshments (indoors)
    Gift for children 12 and under
    Live Christmas music (indoors)
    Free admission

This will be a “walk-through” nativity, so guests are encouraged to dress warmly. Parking at entrances 5 and 6. For more information, call 724-352-1571, ext. 8343 or visit www.ConcordiaLM.org

Veterans Day 2018 at Zion's Preschool

In honor of Veterans Day this year, Mary Lou Rilee donated a new flag to replace our old, tattered flag that was hanging on the flagpole. The flag she donated was originally used to drape the casket of her uncle who served in the military. We asked Pastor Grimenstein, a veteran himself, to show our Stepping Stones class the proper way to dispose of an old flag, and hang a new flag. What a wonderful day…..the sun was shining and our oldest Preschool kids learned how to respect not only the flag, but to respect and honor our veterans who fought and died for our freedoms. Thank you to our members who have served! 

Readings and Sermon: Wednesday December 12, 2018

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View the Bulletin for Wednesday December 12, 2018
Advent Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Advent Service: 7:00 p.m.

First Reading – Judges 13:2-7

Second Reading – Luke 1:26-38
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy — the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her

Bulletin: Wednesday December 12, 2018

View the Bulletin for Wednesday December 12, 2018
Advent Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Advent Service: 7:00 p.m.

From the Advent Bulletin:
THE CHILD WHO IS A VIRGIN’S GREAT SON 
Throughout Holy Scripture, God brought forth important men from the wombs of barren women. One such woman was the wife of Manoah. Through her, God gave oppressed Israel a great deliverer named Samson. But the greatest son to come from an unlikely mother was the Child born of the Virgin Mary; He was the greatest gift this oppressed world will ever receive. Samson’s greatness was evident in feats of incredible strength, but the greatness of Mary’s Son was seen in His willingness to set aside His power to deliver us from sin, death, and the devil.

Community Event: The Christmas Ark Adventure

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The Christmas Ark Adventure
Date: Dec 14, 2018 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dec 15, 2018 Times: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Berean Fellowship Church, 300 Rockfield Circle, Pittsburgh, Pa 15243

FREE ADMISSION 
30-minute tours take place every 5-10 min.

All aboard for the Christmas Ark Adventure! Sail away with Noah and his wife as we travel back in time to hear the animals tell their story of the birth of Jesus. Hear eyewitness accounts from the shepherd's sheep, the Magi's camel, Joseph's donkey and a gentle dove. Experience the joy of a live Nativity scene, make a Christmas necklace, decorate Christmas cookies and sip hot cocoa as we discover the heart of Christmas! Family fun for all ages. Admission is free

Thank You!

Dear Friends: 

A heartfelt thank you to all of our church friends for your prayers and support during my recent illness and rehabilitation. I am now home and was able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving in my newly remodeled first floor. You may remember that a portion of my home was destroyed in the Bridgeville flooding this past sum-mer, but thanks to the generosity of so many at Zion, it feels like home again! 

With Love and Gratitude
Lillian (and Elsie) DallaPiazza 

Advent Services and Dinner

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Don’t miss our second Advent service and dinner this Wednesday Dec. 12th.
The theme for these mid-week services is “What Child is This.”
Pre-service Dinners 6:00 p.m. 
Church Services: 7:00 p.m.

Join us for dinner before worship! This is a great time of food and fellowship during the busy season of Advent. PLEASE sign up for our dinners in the Narthex. We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone!