Holy Week Schedule

by admin on April 2, 2015

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday: April 2nd – 8:00 p.m. – First Communion and Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday: April 3rd- 8:00 p.m.-Solemn Service of Remembrance

Easter Egg Hunt: April 5th – 2:30 p.m. on Zion’s Lawn

Easter: April 5th

◘ Sunrise Service – 7:00 a.m. Bonfire in Zion Park

◘ Sunrise Breakfast – Following the service – Served by our Youth

◘ Sunday School – 9:45 a.m. – For all ages

◘ Festival Worship – 11:00 a.m. – Alleluia!

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Consider the Lilies…

by pastorbarb on April 2, 2015

I held the lily bulb in my hand.  There was nothing beautiful about it.  Brown and dry and odorless as it was, there was nothing that hinted at what it would become.  But, when  buried deep in the dark, dank earth, a miracle begins! The silent forces of life gather for a glorious resurrection.  A shaft of green bursts from the heart of the bulb, reaching relentlessly for the light. Is there any surer sign of the hope of eternal life than the first, tiny shoots of green from the lily that rise up out of the soil?  What looked  for all the world like death, held life, safe and hidden, in its core, ready to burst its bonds and live. No wonder the lily is one of our favorite symbols of Easter!  June Masters Bacher has said it so well in her poem:  

On Easter Day the lilies bloom,
Triumphant, risen from their tomb;
Their bulbs have undergone rebirth,
Born from the silence of the earth
Symbolically, to tell all men
That Christ, the Savior, lives again.
The angels, pure and white as they,
Have come and rolled the stone away
And with the lifting of the stone,
The shadow of the cross is gone!
I think of our dear Lord Jesus, stepping from the tomb that first Easter morning, breathing in the clean, fresh morning air, rejoicing in the light.  Oh, what joy must have filled his heart when he took the first steps of his earthly life free from the shadow of the cross that had followed him since birth!  What joy fills my own heart when I consider the lilies and know that not everything is as it seems.  What is brown and dry and looks like death in my own life holds the promise of new life within and I can hope.

May Easter joy fill your heart with laughter and love!

Pastor Barb <><

 

Consider the lilies, they neither toil nor spin,

but even Solomon in all of his glory is not clothed like these.  Matthew 6:28-29

 

 

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These 40 Days..

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 […]

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Ballroom Dance Lessons

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 […]

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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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