VIDEO: Zion Welcomes Rev. Richard Wokoma LCMS Missionary to West Africa

Join us on Sunday September 10, 2017 for something very special.

The Rev. Charles Wokoma LCMS Missionary to West Africa will be speaking at both services and will make a special presentation between services.

8:00 a.m. Divine Service (Delivering the Sermon)
9:15 a.m. Brief Brunch with Presentation
10:30 a.m. Divine Service (Delivering the Sermon)

Zion Lutheran Church
3197 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
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Sermon: Wednesday September 6, 2017


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First Reading - 2 Kings 4:8-22, 32-37

Second Reading - Ephesians 5:15-33
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Missionary Rev. Wokoma Visits Zion

Join us Sunday September 10th as we Welcome Pastor Wokoma.

He will be preaching at both services and speaking during Bible Study. Stay after late service to enjoy a luncheon with Pastor Wokoma.

Bio for Pastor Wokoma
Rev. P.A. Richard-Wokoma serves through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a theological educator in Africa. He also preaches and presents workshops to congregations and villages throughout Africa. Rev. Richard-Wokoma was born in Africa. He graduated from Schiller International University, London, in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, and in 1986 with a master’s degree in international law. He then attended New York University and started on a doctoral degree from there. During this time, he decided to attend Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, where he received his Master of Divinity in 1997. In Sept. 2013, he accepted a call to be a theological educator in Africa. Since this time, he has been teaching and preaching at different congregations each week.

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What is “making the sign of the cross”? (part 9 of 22)

What is “making the sign of the cross”?
Making the sign of the cross means to draw an invisible cross on yourself at certain times during personal prayer, the Divine Service and other appropriate times during worship.

How do I make the sign of the cross?
Hold your thumb and two fingers together. (1) Touch your forehead, (2) then your tummy, (3) your left shoulder, (4) then your right shoulder (5) and finally your chest. Try it a few times and you’ll get it. Before long, it will be easy to do!

Why is it a great thing to do?
Can you think of a time when your pastor first made the sign of the cross on you? At your Baptism, you received the sign of the cross on your forehead and on your heart to mark you as one redeemed by Christ! Making the sign of the cross is a great way to remember all that Jesus has done for you on the cross and given to you in and through Baptism!

Before or after the service, practice making the sign of the cross with your children. Remind them that we may make the sign of the cross at certain times during the service, for example, anytime you see a small red “cross” symbol, or pastor makes the sign of the cross on the congregation.