On Sunday, September 11th, Zion celebrated 139 years of ministry in our community! Over 170 people joined in the joyful worship celebration,which had the added blessing of the baptism of Nathan Rheberg. Our Youth blessed us with the gift of song, reminding us that the L-O-V-E of J-E-S-U-S is the B-E-S-T! We certainly experienced that this day!
After the service, a long line of hungry folks made their way to our beautifully decorated Fellowship Hall to enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon, provided by Dana Smith and his Hospitality Crew! We recognized those who had been a part of the Zion family during milestones in their lives. Two long tables laden with homemade desserts concluded our meal and fellowship time together. As always, Zion folks outdid themselves in good cooking (and, good eatin’!) Now, we have begun to plan how we can top this for our 140th Anniversary celebration next year!
Thanks, from the bottom of our hearts, for everyone who worked so hard to make this day truly memorable! It is such a blessing to be a part of the Zion family! May God bless you as you have been a blessing to Zion, and may he continue to bless our hands for his work in Effingham and beyond!
With Sincere Gratitude,
Pastor Barb and the leadership of Zion
Everyone had a great time and great fellowship, click on the picture below to see a photo gallery of the event: