This Sunday

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Sunday school 9:30 am  •  Worship service: 10:43 am 

Summer Sermon Series “Witnesses To The Light:
On Adventure With God & The Saints”

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – click to view bulletin

Preacher: Pastor Mike Metzler

“The Best Defense”

Acts 26:19-32


Celebrating One Another

Zion’s Summer 2019 Sunday School Program

9:30 – 10:10 a.m.


9:30          Welcome & opening words

9:35           Sharing, presentation, activity

10:05         Q & A

10:13          Closing prayer of blessing

10:15          Fellowship until worship time

Date Person(s) Sharing Topic-(Draft Title)
July 14 Lorene Schrock & David Gingerich Hospitality & Coffee
July 21 Highland Retreat w/ Jim Clymer Ham Radio -Connecting around the world w/o cellular reception
July 28 Jamey and Gen Moyer-Groff Foster Care
August 4 Bob & Betty Lou Buckwalter Stories learned through sharing hospitality
August 11 Joy Yoder Connecting with others through seams.
August 18 Brenda Fairweather Creative eyes and making something beautiful together.
August 25 Daphna Community Event No SS Hour


Upcoming Events:

When registering your child for summer camp at Highland Retreat Camp’s website, please use the instructions (emailed) to indicate that your child attends Zion. Please contact Amy Rush if you have any questions.

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.
July 18-20: Cultivating Good Soil: Assembly 2019.

Cultivating begins with gathering music on Thursday, July 18 at 6:45 p.m. at Lindale Mennonite Church; the service celebrating VMMissions 100th anniversary begins at 7 p.m. During that service those whom VMC and VMMissions licensed or ordained within the last year, or who accepted a new assignment will also be commissioned.

Delegates gather at 8:00 am on Friday, July 19 at Eastern Mennonite School for Bible study, delegate discussions and business, and workshops while the Builders Guild of Harrisonburg frame a house for the Walker family, who have been living in a family members’ home since 2016.

Everence invites delegates and credentialed leaders to an educational event on Friday evening, and will provide supper.

On Friday evening at Lindale, MDS executive director Kevin King will provide the keynote address, and the MDS Walker Home project will be dedicated.

Over breakfast at 6:45 a.m., Mennonite Women of Virginia will host the annual breakfast at Eastern Mennonite School in the Commons.

Delegate session commences again Saturday morning at 8:30 (fellowship time at 8 a.m.). On the agenda for Saturday morning is Chris Scott’s narrative of the church planting project in Winchester VA, the exchange. After his story delegates will consider bringing that congregation into VMC as a full congregation.

Much more information and a registration form are on the website:

Please remember: no nuts or strawberries at any VMC hosted event.

Registration deadline: July 11, 2019


July 19-21: ZMC Retreat at Highland.  Check the bulletin board in the foyer for a tentative schedule of events and to sign up for camping.  There are a limited number of A-frames, electric campsites, and non-electric campsites already reserved for our group.  Please sign up as soon as possible to ensure that we will have a site to meet your needs-we are able to add sites if needed!


July 28: We are having a Metzler Farewell for Pastor Mike, Risha, and their children, Hannah, Joel, and Tobias, after worship service.

There will be:

  1. A fellowship meal This is a time to go to them in person and say our goodbyes.
  2. A card shower Let’s send them off with a lot of kind written words.
  3. A photo memory book They will have a beautiful way to remember us.
  4. A freewill offering Another way to bless them as they go.

Bring cards on July 28th, but if you can’t be there, put them in Hannah Wenger’s mailbox and she’ll include them in the card basket.

Thanks, in advance, for making this farewell a huge blessing of thanks to the Metzler family for their time as an integral part of our church family.

If you plan to give a freewill offering to the Metzlers on their last Sunday here during the fellowship meal, you can make checks payable to Zion Mennonite Church with Metzler Family in the memo line.  Thank you!


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