Sunday school: 9:30 am • Worship service: 10:43 am
7 week Sermon Series: Streams of Living Water (9/1-10/13)
Sunday, September 22 –
“A Spirit-Empowered Life” – John 14:15-17, 25-26
Message by: Ervin Stutzman
**Fellowship Meal after worship, then baptism at Highland
Faith Formation Series (9/1-10/13) on Streams of Living / Sunday school Lessons:
9/1-19 – No Document
The Congregational Leadership Team and the Elders are initiating the formation of a Transitional Steering Team at the invitation of our interim co-pastors.The purpose of the team is toguide a process of pastoral transition in the life of the congregation for the purpose of renewal and transformation. This team will not be responsible for the pastoral search, but rather to help create the environment to facilitate a successful pastoral search and transition. We are inviting congregational members to nominate a person to join the following leaders on the team: Ervin and Bonnie Stutzman (Interim co-pastors), Daryl Myers (CLT chair), Dave King (Elders chair), and Hannah Leaman (Personnel Committee Chair). Please give your nominations to Daryl, Dave or Hannah by September 15.
You are invited to bless Zion’s 6th graders! Bibles are in the foyer for you to highlight your favorite verse(s) & note your name next to it. These Bibles will be presented to Zion’s 6th graders in an upcoming worship service.
September 21: JYF cookout – 5:30 pm at Joe & Lori Friesens. JYF students and families are invited. Bring a side to share.
Sunday, Sept. 22: Fellowship Meal after worship, then baptism at Highland
Fellowship Meal Reminder – Each family is asked to bring a main dish & a salad, vegetable side dish or dessert to share. Hospitality will provide coffee & drinks. Bring your hot dishes in crock pots or bake your dish & bring it hot & we will keep it warm in the warmer. Also, a reminder to the elderly folks in attendance that you do not need to bring any food to fellowship meals. We love to have you there & know that cooking can be a challenge at this stage of life!
Sept. 28: All adults are encouraged to attend the Approved Adult Training from 9-noon at Park View Mennonite Church if you haven’t yet attended. Breakfast will be provided. Please sign up on the bulletin board so the Collins Center knows how much food to bring.
Sept. 29: MCC School Kit (NEW items) deadline / last collection
- 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8.5” x 10.5” and 70 sheets)
- 8 new unsharpened pencils
- 1 ruler (flat, good quality; must indicate 30 cm; inch markings optional)
- 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
- 1 large eraser
- 2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
- 1 small all metal pencil sharpener, one or two holes.
Sept. 30: Final Annual Reports for the past church year are due.
Oct. 4-5: Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale
Oct. 6: ZMC Barn Party at the Showalter Barn from 4-7pm. Festivities will include games, food, and a campfire. Apple cider and supplies for hotdogs and s’mores will be provided, please bring finger foods to share! If you have favorite yard games or board games, feel free to bring them as well.
Sunday, Oct. 27: Pastor Sarah’s Ordination during the morning worship service.
Help support Ethan Gingerich as he works with Engineers in Action to build bridges with university chapters of engineering students in Bolivia and eSwatini. Contributions can be made by following this link. $6,150 is needed to provide 3 temporary staff members and expenses for the next 3 months.
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If you or someone you know would like to have an assistive hearing device for use during services at Zion, please speak with one of the ushers for information.
PRAYER INSERT INFORMATION: Holding one another up in prayer is an integral part of our life together as disciples of Christ. If you have prayer requests that you would like to have included in the weekly insert, please contact Pastor Ervin, Pastor Bonnie, or Pastor Sarah by Thursday at noon to have those items added. Our practice is to leave requests in for three consecutive weeks or until the event or situation has happened or resolved, whichever comes first.
Scripture for 2019: 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (NRSV)
17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ,
and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;