Not Interested in Cooking Tonight?

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Join us TONIGHT from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A of the South Hills (near South Hills Village) for a Spirit Night Fundraiser to benefit Zion's Preschool!  Enjoy great food (eat-in OR take-out/drive-through) and support our preschool at the same time ... a WIN-WIN! (15% of sales from Zion supporters goes to our growing preschool program)  Many of our preschool families will also be there.  Send your photos from tonight’s event to webmaster@zlcb.org and title the e-mail “Chick-fil’A.”

Be sure to tell the cashier you're with Zion, and wear your Zion t-shirt to show your Zion spirit! 

Mission Moment

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Mission Moment:
Promoting Zion’s internal, local, and international missionary efforts 

Pastor Wokoma is hard at work back at the seminary in Nigeria. Classes started in September. Zion continues to provide financial support to Pastor Wokoma by sending $5,000 in September. During the Summer, Concordia Lutheran Ministries provided a $23,000 grant to help with operating costs of the seminary following an unexpected decline in giving from the Office of International Mission. Monies from the grant will assist in feeding students (some of whom only eat one meal a day), medical care and clothing expenses. Zion’s relationship with Pastor Wokoma and the seminary of Obot Idom continues to be strengthened by our fellowship in Christ and by the generous contributions of our members. Continue to pray for Pastor Wokoma and his work of teaching young men to become pastors. 

Visit Pastor Wokoma’s Page on LCMS.org

Readings and Sermon: Sunday October 21, 2018

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Old Testament Reading – Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
Epistle –
Hebrews 4:1-13

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the tenth chapter
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”
And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

Video: LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

Can there be joy when talking about finances? Absolutely! We're born stewards, freed up to thank God for the many blessings that He gives, even as we get to then share our gifts with others. This month, President Harrison discusses how it's possible that we can be joyfully Lutheran in the way in which we manage the gifts we've been given. Hear about how we, as a Synod, have no shortage of reasons to rejoice when it comes to the many opportunities we have to serve our neighbor in great joy and cheerfulness!

Sunday October 28: Festival of the Reformation

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Join us here at Zion as we celebrate the Festival of the Reformation on Sunday, October 28th with our guest speaker Rev. Dr. Albert Collver. Dr. Collver serves as the Executive Secretary for the International Lutheran Council as well as Director of Church Relations for the LCMS. Dr. Collver will be preaching at both services. A light brunch will be served during the Sunday School hour while Dr. Collver shares with us exciting stories about the spread of Lutheranism throughout the world. Come and enjoy this special presentation and learn the amazing things God is doing through our sister Lutheran churches throughout the world.