These 40 Days..

by admin on February 12, 2015

The rain is falling, soft and steady, soaking deep, deep, down into the dark earth. The grey clouds spread like a blanket above the trees, blocking out the sun. It’s the kind of day that makes you want to crawl into bed, pull the covers up to your chin and stay there;  deliciously warm and cozy, alone with your thoughts.  It’s a “tuck in” kind of day. But, there are places to go, and people to see, and things to do, and spending a day at home, alone, is a luxury I do not have. Yet, I know the importance of taking time to listen to my heart, to reflect and pray and evaluate my life. I know the good work that comes from what doesn’t seem like work at all. I think that is why I look forward to Lent. Lent is an entire season of  “tuck in” kind of days – 40 days intended to help us find quiet time; time to spend alone, listening to what God wants us to know.
Lent isn’t always a comfortable time.  Sometimes, we don’t want to hear what God has to say to us. Sometimes, God challenges us to change our ways of acting, of thinking, of “being.” Sometimes, there is nothing warm and cozy about the grey days of Lent. But, that, too, makes me look forward to these 40 days. Because, even in the discomfort, in the ache that comes in the aftermath of stretching my spiritual muscles, I am most aware that there is a God, and that he cares for me.  As Max Lucado puts it, “God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way.  He wants you to be like Jesus.”
Lent is the time we intentionally follow Jesus into the wilderness to practice the spiritual disciplines that draw us closer to him, so we can be more like him: prayer, fasting, works of love.  And when we come out on the other side, 40 days later, thank God, we are not the same as when we went in!
Come.  Walk with us these 40 days.  Listen to what the Spirit has to teach you, about the Father God, about Jesus, and about yourself.  “Tuck in,” until the Son breaks through the clouds at Easter, and shines his ever-loving light on you!
A Blessed Lenten Season, Pastor Barb <><
…what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this:
when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. 1 John 3:2

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Ballroom Dance Lessons

by admin on January 4, 2015

Once again, dance lessons will be available each Thursday evening 6:30-8:00 beginning January 15th. – ZFH

The basic steps of the Waltz, Rhumba, Salsa, Fox Trot, Swing, Polka, Cha Cha, and Tango will be covered – nothing fancy just fun.

No previous dancing required, people with two left feet are welcome, as are the students from past classes (a good review and some new dances). The classes will be the 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5 followed by a Valentine’s Party/Dance Feb. 12th. All are invited to the party, whether you attended the lessons or not — come and have a great time

Ballroom Dance Lessons

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A Year of “Firsts”…

January 2, 2015

I flipped the cover over on my brand new calendar, and there it was – January 1, 2015 – the first of 365 days, without a mark on it!  A whole, new year stretched out ahead of me, full of endless possibilities!  Who knew what lay ahead? I closed my eyes and thought about what […]

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Christmas Play a Success!

December 15, 2014

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way, it was a lot of hard work but worth it when you see the children put on a great show! Here are some pictures from the play: Post by Zion Lutheran Church ELCA.

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“An Unplugged Christmas!”

December 14, 2014

“An Unplugged Christmas!” Sunday, December 14, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. We invite everyone to come enjoy an evening of song as our very talented children perform the Christmas musical, “An Unplugged Christmas” on Sunday, December 14th, at 5:30 p.m. Rehearsal for the musical is on Sunday, December 7th, immediately following worship (lunch will be provided). […]

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Christmas Memories

December 1, 2014

There is something about Christmas that brings out the child in all of us. I must admit that even though my children are grown and gone, I still find it hard to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. I lie awake, far into the night, and think about Christmases past – more now than I […]

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Bus Trip to Beaufort, South Carolina for a Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Musical!

November 26, 2014

 Gloria Sheppard is organizing a trip to the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus on Friday, Dec.5th, 2014 for a Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Musical from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Zion bus will leave the church at 5:30 pm. and be back around 11:00 p.m. The trip includes a craft tent, food tasting, and a […]

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ZION’S CHOIR TO SING AT JERUSALEM, EBENEZER

November 10, 2014

ZION’S CHOIR TO SING AT JERUSALEM, EBENEZER The Zion Adult Choir will join with Jerusalem’s choir to sing at Jerusalem’s annual Advent Service on Sunday, November 30th, at 7:00 p.m. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church. The Zion congregation is invited to come worship that evening and enjoy the Advent Cantata the choirs have been practicing.

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Come to the Family Table

November 10, 2014

Come to the Family Table: engaging your faith as a family.    On Sunday, November 30th at 5:00 p.m. we invite you to join us in   the Zion Fellowship Hall for our 5th Sunday event called the Family Table. The Family Table is designed for all ages. We explore God and our faith, pray, sing, create, […]

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Rock The Boat…

November 2, 2014

I have had a song stuck in my head all day. You know how that goes. You hear a song on the radio and all day long, out of nowhere, you catch yourself singing a line of it out loud, and everyone wonders where that came from. Today, I have Don Henley in my head, […]

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