Forward in Faith Campaign

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In January Zion celebrated the 50th anniversary of our church building. As the anniversary year continues, we are embarking on a fundraising campaign called Forward in Faith. Now is the time to look Forward in Faith to Zion’s next 50 years!

The goal of this campaign is to raise the necessary funds for vital renovations to our building. The highest priority is our roof, which is almost 25 years old and in dire need of replacement. God willing, with the support of our members we will raise $150,000 by June 30 to install new roofs on our entire facility, both the sanctuary and school wings.

A letter and contribution card was mailed to each Zion family on April 2nd. The letter includes additional details about the campaign and how to make a contribution via mail, offering plate, or electronically through a mobile app or Zion’s website. If you did not receive a letter, or have additional questions about the campaign, please contact the church office at 412-221-4776, or reach out to any of the committee members listed below.

Please prayerfully consider how the Lord may be leading you to get involved in
Zion’s Forward in Faith campaign. Thank you!

Forward in Faith Committee
Susie Bishop, Paul Klemash, Nancy Klemash, Lynn Carthy, and Andy Weldon

Ascension Thursday Service - Thursday May 10, 2018

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Due to technical issues related to the installation of the projectors and retractable screens in the Sanctuary (which will ONLY be used for Preschool, Sunday School and VBS events, and NOT part of our Worship Service), tonight's service could not be recorded.

View the Bulletin for Ascension Day - Thursday May 10, 2018

Tonight's Readings
First Reading – Luke 24:44-53
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise o my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.

Second Reading – Acts 1:1-11
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Portals of Prayer Prison Ministry

The month of November is a perfect time to again bring thanksgiving for Zion members and Pastor Grimenstein because of your care in collecting used Portals of Prayer and other prayer booklets. As you know, these used booklets are gathered by Christ Lutheran Church, under the direction of Ruth Hirko, and sent to a correctional facility for women in Muncy, PA.

The prison chaplain recently wrote the following: “The publications that you send to us don’t last very long on our distribution racks … they are definitely touching many women’s lives here.”

With all praise to God and great thanks to you for your participation in bring-ing the light of Christ to these women,
Gerry Hildenbrand