Church Security

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An Important Note about Congregational Safety
In an effort to improve congregational safety during worship, the elders will lock the front sanctuary doors and the side doors after worship begins to prevent someone from entering unannounced. Please note, doors are not locked from the inside, thus members will be able to exit quickly in the event of an emergency.  If you happen to arrive late for worship, an elder will be positioned near the front door to open it for you.  If you, or someone with you, requires use of the ramp to gain access to the sanctuary, the elder will be more than happy to open the side door for you.  This action was suggested at Zion’s recent Safety & Security Workshop as a common-sense way to protect our church family.  Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

Community Event: Spring Art Show

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The Spring Art Show at the Galleria will be from March 2nd - 11th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  Once again Barbara Fisher will be showing her art at the Whitehall Arts display, located near Ann Taylor on the lower level.  Come enjoy a wonderful variety of art offered by eight art leagues.  Barb will be sitting at the Whitehall Arts display on Wednesday, March 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday March 8th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. or Friday, March 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. and would love to visit with you.

Help Wanted: The Pittsburgh Lutheran

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HELP WANTED…The Pittsburgh Lutheran has an immediate need for a volunteer to work on layout. The job entails putting together articles and pictures into a cohesive newsletter format each month. This job involves 4-6 hours a month, and all work can be done from the comfort of your home. Communication sharing of articles is done via email. Please contact Pittsburgh.lutheran.editor@gmail.com if you are interested and to answer any questions.

Women's Bible Study -- Join Us on Tuesday's!

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Our latest Women's Bible Study is now underway. We're currently studying along with "Forgiveness by Donna Pyle. It's not too late to join!
Tuesday's at 7:15 p.m.

Author Donna Pyle shows that forgiving others means recognizing our own sin. It means looking to Jesus and His constant forgiveness toward us. It means sharing that same grace with others. With warmth and honesty, the author draws from her own life experiences and points readers toward Scripture.

Link to "Forgiveness" on Amazon.com

LESSON ONE TAKEAWAYS from Women’s Bible Study on Forgiveness: 1. God promises to forget our sins, and He alone is able to do that. The lie of forgive and forget makes people believe that they have the power to erase their own memories. 2. We are not the righteous judge of sin...that authority belongs to Christ alone. GOD ALONE IS OUR AVENGER.

LESSON TWO TAKEAWAYS from Women’s Bible Study on Forgiveness: 1. Withholding forgiveness is a sin, rooted in original sin and our sinful human nature. 2. Respond to bad treatment with an intentional, Christlike attitude of forgiveness that will bear the fruit of peace and self-control in your life.

Sermons & Reading: Wednesday February 21, 2018

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View the Bulletin for Wednesday February 21, 2018

OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 3:22–24
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

EPISTLE Revelation 22:1–5
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

HOLY GOSPEL
Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” As He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by Him.