Sermon: Sunday January 14, 2018

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The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the first chapter.
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Sermon: Wednesday January 10, 2018

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Ezekiel 18: 1-4,19-32
The word of the LORD came to me: “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge’? As I live, declares the Lord GOD, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

“Yet you say, ‘Why should not the son suffer for the iniquity of the father?’ When the son has done what is just and right, and has been careful to observe all my statutes, he shall surely live. The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? But when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice and does the same abominations that the wicked person does, shall he live? None of the righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, for them he shall die.

“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life. Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions that he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, are my ways not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live.”

2017 Zion Annual Children’s Christmas Program (part 3 of 3)

2017 Zion Annual Children’s Christmas Program -- "And It Came to Pass…"
A Presentation of the Jesse Tree
Photos from Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS, WELL DONE, and THANK YOU, for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ so beautifully!

READERS:
Jack, Pippa, Sam, Kate, Claire, Decklan, Max, Luke, Stone, Joshua, Will, Christian, Lizzie, John, Aiden, Isabella, Carly, Callista, Lindsey, Lauren
ORNAMENT BEARERS:
ANGELS: Brooke, Lexi, Lily, Emily, Claire
SHEEP: Rex, Roland, Dominic, Samuel  
SHEPHERD: Aidan
MARY: Madison  
JOSEPH: Lucas  
MAGI: Jeremy, Michael, Daniel
ANNOUNCERS: John, Alex  
STAGE GUIDES: Sarah, Ava  

THANK YOU to the production team and all who assisted with rehearsals, ornament workshops, costumes, music, luncheon preparation and service… and to parents, grandparents, and audience members for encouraging these children in the faith!

Jesus Christ is Lord!
GOD'S PEACE from the ZION Sunday School

Security Workshop: RESCHEDULED (due to impending weather)

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Due to the impending weather we have  RESCHEDULED the Security Workshop.

New Date for the workshop is Saturday January 20th
Workshop NEXT Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Jan. 20th) in the Sanctuary.
Zion will be hosting a workshop addressing a variety of threats facing today’s churches. All preschool staff, church leaders and congregational members are encouraged to attend.  The workshop will be conducted by John Sakoian, founder of Command Excellence, who has more than 40 years experience as a police officer and 25 years tactical command level experience. John provides churches, schools and businesses with security evaluation and training. This is an important security workshop for Zion, especially with all the events occurring around the country. If you are interested in attending, please email Congregation Chairman Bob Schmidt.