Zion Women's Bible Study

1. To know Jesus better through the Word of God.
"...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." -- 2 Peter 3:18 NIV
 "... faith comes from hearing the... Word..." -- Romans 10:17 NIV

2. To be transformed by the Word of God.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness..." -- 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

3. To promote fellowship in group study.
"...let us consider...not giving up meeting together...but encouraging one another..." -- Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV

4. To fulfill Zion's MISSION STATEMENT to equip, educate, and encourage believers in Christ, sending them into the world to share the Gospel.

TOP TEN Ways to Spend TIME with Jesus

TOP TEN Ways to Spend TIME with Jesus, the Lover of Our Souls, at Zion!

10. FELLOWSHIP EVENTS--- check bulletin and website
9. SERVANT OPPORTUNITIES (VBS, Choir, SS, etc.)---check bulletin and website
8. YOUTH MINISTRY---check bulletin and website
7. WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY--- Tuesdays at 7:30-8:45 PM
4. 2.10.66---2 days, 10 hours, 66 Books of the Bible---TBA
3. READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR---check website for daily readings
2. PRAYER AND PREACHING SERVICE every Wednesday evening at 7 PM
1. WORSHIP SERVICE every Sunday at 8 AM and 10:30 AM

Mark Jasa WAS here!

MARK JASA was here! – April 30, 2016
Mark Jasa, Pastor and Evangelist from southern California, brought the Son and sun with him to Zion on April 30. Over 20 church members discovered that evangelism and outreach Mark's way is neither scary nor difficult. 

Here are his 3 tools for sharing the Good News:  
1. GUILT and DEATH are universal problems. 
2. There are only 2 religions: FREE (Jesus) and NOT FREE (all others).  
3. The Gospel is SIMPLE...Jesus died for all your sins. You are forgiven. 

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"  - John 1:29

Road Trip to Meet the New Vicar

A team of seven Zion members departed in the early morning to brave the rain en route to St. Louis, Missouri in time to attend the 3 PM Vicarage Assignment Ceremony at the Concordia Seminary Chapel. Representing all God’s people at Zion, the entourage included Pastor McLellan, Bill Bishop, John and Katie Gielarowski, Mike and Linda Kroeger, and Kenny Wuerthele.

The group eagerly awaited the announcement and then at the close of the ceremony made their way to the narthex where they surprised our Vicar-to-be, JOSHUA ULM. Humbled by the great effort made to greet him and his family, Joshua expressed his gratitude and eagerness to start his vicarage at Zion!  Joshua and his wife Mary, a music education major, have a 20-month-old daughter Hannah and a son named Joseph due in mid-June. With family in both the Detroit area (hers) and Akron area (his), living in Pittsburgh will be a family-friendly assignment!

Following a Pastor-guided tour of the campus, the group happily hosted Joshua, Mary and Hannah at The Cheshire Inn for dinner.  A box of Sarris Chocolates and a gift certificate to Burgh’s Pizza & Wing Pub were presented as a welcome and early preview of Pittsburgh. Wonderful conversation ensued confirming that all three will be delightful additions to the Zion family!

Please pray for the safe arrival of baby Joseph, the successful completion of this semester’s coursework for Joshua, and the family’s smooth transition and relocation from St. Louis to Bridgeville.

Vicar arrival date TBA!

FIGHT BACK WITH JOY Women's Bible Study – Spring 2016

FIGHT BACK WITH JOY Women's Bible Study – Spring 2016
This 7-week study by author and cancer survivor Margaret Feinberg meets on TUESDAY nights from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. through May. If you only attend one evening, you will be changed for the better! COME and see what Scripture says about the JOY that emanates from the abiding sense of God's fierce love for us! 

To sign up or for more Bible study info…
Alissa McLellan

January 2016: Sunday School Lesson - Rebekah

January 2016

The story of Rebekah included a sweet message for our preschool through 5th grade children. Abraham wanted a kind, godly wife for his son Isaac, so he sent his servant back to his hometown. When Rebekah offered to give water to the servant and all his thirsty camels, her hospitality set her apart. Let’s be kind to one another!

Children, youth and adult Sunday School classes begin at 9:15 am Sunday mornings. See you there!

For more Sunday School info…
Katie Gielarowski

November 2015: Sunday School Lesson - Elijah

November 2015

Preschool through 5th grade children all learned the story of Elijah the Prophet, who hid in a cave on a mountain to avoid being killed by the king. While waiting for God to speak to him, Elijah discovered the meaning of Psalm 46:10: “BE STILL and know that I am God.”

Take time from your busy lives to BE STILL and listen to God!

 Children, youth and adult Sunday School classes begin at 9:15 am Sunday mornings.

For more Sunday School info…
Katie Gielarowski

December 20, 2015: Christmas Party

December 20, 2015

Happily devouring donuts prior to bringing their “A” game to the business ofcrafting, the preschool through 5th grade children enjoyed creating a sock baby Jesus (preschool), a craft stick stable and handprint angel (grades K-2) and a nativity in a bottle (grades 3-5).  JOY to the World! (Click the left or right arrow to advance the slide show).

For more Sunday School info…
Katie Gielarowski

January 16, 2016: Art Show

January 16, 2016

Wine, hors d’oeuvres, brisk piano music, and lively conversation set a great stage for the viewing and enjoyment of 45 pieces of artwork contributed by 14 Zion Members. The first premier showing of art by church members included photography, jewelry, metalwork, and paintings in various mediums.  We are grateful for the talents and abilities God bestows! Viva La Art! (Click the left or right arrow for more photos).

For more art show info…
Barb Fisher