Here’s Zion’s 2021 Christmas Pageant, “Christmas Commercials,” starring our youth.
Sermon text: John 12: 20-33 In the Gospel of John, Jesus and his disciples make the journey to Jerusalem three times to celebrate the Jewish Passover. This will be the final journey to the holy city. The last journey. And frankly, this chapter of John, chapter 12, marks the end of Jesus’ public ministry. Jesus
Sermon text: John 3: 14-21 Have you ever had a hobby or skill that you wanted to master, but every time you tried to become more proficient you walked away feeling frustrated? Some activity where any progress you made seemed imperceptible? What was that one hobby, craft, skill, or sport that you wanted to get
Sermon text: Exodus 20: 1-17, John 2: 13-22 A dozen of us sat around tables at the Flyin’ Lion in Jennerstown, and in between bites of cheeseburger and sips of our drinks we talked about faith. Once a month we gathered to weave together a contemporary topic of public importance and our Christian faith, and
Sermon text: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 and Mark 8: 31-38 There are many stressful events that we experience in life, but one of the absolute worst is moving. Sure, moving can be filled with promise and anticipation for what’s to come, but it is also filled with packing and schlepping boxes, changing over utilities and
Sermon text: Genesis 9: 8-17 Months ago, a curious phrase kept popping up in conversations—the phrase was “cancel culture.” Usually, the remark was something along the lines of “I’m so sick of cancel culture.” Often, this remark accompanied a complaint about some activity that was being postponed or lost entirely due to the pandemic. Sporting
Sermon text: Psalm 51 Consumer culture has had massive success with the Church’s two major holidays—Christmas has Santa Claus and Easter has the Easter Bunny—but they haven’t quite figured out a way to sell Ash Wednesday. No, the church gets to keep this one all to ourselves. You won’t find Ash Wednesday storewide sales or
Sermon text: Mark 9: 2-9 Every three years the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pulls off a minor miracle; they host the National Youth Gathering. I’ve attended three of these events and I truly believe the Youth Gatherings are one of the best ministries of our national church body. These events provide extremely memorable experiences