Readings and Sermon: Sunday December 9, 2018


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Service times: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study and Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.

Old Testament Reading – Malachi 3:1-7b
Epistle – Philippians 1:2-11

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the third chapter.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places shall become level ways,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

Video: The Siberian Lutheran Mission Society at Zion Lutheran Church

The Rev. Alexei Streltsove of the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society will visit Zion Lutheran Church, Bridgeville, PA on Saturday January 5, 2018. There will be a champagne luncheon and presentation at 12 Noon, followed by an Epiphany service of prayer and preaching with guest preacher Rev. Alexei Streltsove at 1:00 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church is located at 3197 Washington Pike in Bridgeville, PA 15017

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New Banner's for the Sanctuary

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A Banner Fund has been created to raise money for the purchase of new banners for the front walls of our sanctuary. These handcrafted banners will be designed to coordinate beautifully with the new altar/pulpit paraments that were purchased last year.We are hoping to purchase banners for our new green, white, blue & red parament sets. If you would like to donate to this special fund, please write “Banner Fund” on the memo line of your check or envelope. Thank you!