A Note from Pastor Shari - The Things We Hold on To
How do you plan to spend your Lenten journey this year?
A Lenten Season to Remember
A note from Pastor Shari about Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season.
Our Parish Nurses: The Coronavirus Vaccination
Zion's Parish Nurses, Kathy Rehm and Becky Thornton, explain the rollout timing for the Coronavirus vaccination.
In preparation for Epiphany 2021
Blessed Epiphany, dear ZionLutheran Church members and friends! Grace and peace to you all. I wish youwell as 2020 comes to a close and we turn our hearts and our attention to thenew year.
THIS QUIET CHRISTMAS
Many of you know that Zion has a long tradition of gathering on the Sunday evening before Christmas, the evening of the last Sunday in Advent for a service known as “Quiet Christmas.”
NOVEMBER’S MANY DOORS
I am writing this on the coolest day October has brought us so far. As the wind tugs more leaves from the trees, it is easy to believe that November is already holding open the door, inviting us in. In the church’s liturgical calendar, November moves quickly. Indeed, it asks us to step through several doors on after the other, barely catching our breath as we hurry along.
Call Committee Update
The Call Committee continues to make positive progress and is looking forward to starting the interview portion of the process.
These Holy Imperfections
Several years ago, I encountered a Japanese design concept known as Wabi Sabi. In the words of architect Leonard Koren, Wabi Sabi is a way of finding the beauty in things that are “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” In other words, it says that imperfect things can still be beautiful; in fact, it says that imperfect things are especially beautiful.
For The Work Of Ministry
The council meeting in June was a busy one. We heard a financial report from Brett Burkey on how Zion is weathering these unprecedented times. We approved documents from (and applauded the hard work by) the Call Committee and the Transition Team. You will see more evidence of much of this faithful labor in this issue of The Voice, and in the coming days and weeks, as the work of ministry that is Zion Lutheran Church continues.