Sunday school: 9:30 am • Worship service: 10:43 am
Message by: Ervin Stutzman and Dave King
Sermon: “A Gift that keeps on Giving”
John 15:12, 17; Romans 1:11-12; I Thessalonians 4:9;
I Peter 1:22; James 5:16; I John 3: 11, 23; 2 John v. 5
(Reader’s theater presentation)
Body Building Sermon Series
10/27/19 Sermon – 1: “Essentials for Body Building”
11/3/19 Sermon – 2: “May I Wash Your Feet?”
11/10/19 Sermon – 3: “Made to Fail or Being Made Complete?”
11/17/19 Sermon – 4: “A Gift that keeps on Giving”
Women’s Bible Study runs through Nov. 18. Held on Monday nights at Joy Yoder’s home from 7 – 8:30pm. (Through Nov. 18) All women are invited to come and bring a friend (and your Bible).
Bridge of Hope Fundraiser – The annual Locavore LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR Event will take place on Saturday, November 16th at 5:30 (doors open at 5pm) at the Muhlenberg Activity Center in downtown Harrisonburg. There will be delicious locally-sourced food, engaging speakers, and auction fun! Please join us to help end family homelessness. Learn more at: https://sites.google.com/view/
Nov. 17: •Fellowship Meal & Fall Congregational Business Meeting. Each family is asked to bring a generous main dish & a salad, vegetable side dish or dessert to share. Hospitality will provide coffee & drink. Bring your hot dishes in crock pots or bring your dish hot-we will keep it in the warmer. Bring your annual report booklet.
Nov. 17: Mentor/Youth game night at ZMC, 5pm. Bring games and snacks.
Nov 20: Worship Commission Meeting 6:59 @ Laurie’s
You won’t want to miss the November 24 elective Sunday school singing school at Zion. This is for people who want to practice singing soprano, alto, tenor or bass parts. This is also for people who would like to practice leading congregational music. Come and have fun as we worship and practice together in a safe, nonthreatening place. We hope to offer this opportunity quarterly.
All are welcome to the annual area Thanksgiving Day Service, Nov. 28 at Trissels. Fellowship and refreshments at 9:30am. Service at 10am will include many hymns of thanksgiving led by Ben Tyson, time of open sharing of thanks, and brief meditation by Alfonso Alvarado. Offering will be for Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah which is pastored by Alfonso and meets in Grace Mennonite’s building.
The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, under the direction of Curtis Nolley, will present its 50th anniversary Christmas concert on Friday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. The concert will feature John Rutter’s ”Magnificat” accompanied by the SVCS Chamber orchestra and guest soloist, Anne Wick. The second half of the concert includes a variety of new and traditional carol settings highlighted by the premier of a new arrangement of the French carol “Patapan” by the nationally known composer Howard Helvey, commissioned in celebration of SVCS’s anniversary year.
Audrey Shenk and Welby Showalter are singing with the choir.
Tickets are available at the door, locally from Choral Society members, Red Front Supermarket(Harrisonburg), Bridgewater Foods (Bridgewater), and on-line at www.singshenandoah.org. Admission is $15 for adults/$12 for seniors and students.
Dec. 18: Christmas Tea
Dec. 29: Christmas Breakfast
Please mark your calendars next year’s retreat at Highland:
September 18-20, 2020. The decision to move retreat to September was made by CLT with input from the congregation as well as the committees and commissions who host our annual retreat. Please be in touch with Katie Maust (special events committee) if you have questions.
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;
9/1-19 – Stepping into the Stream (No Document)
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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.