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December 2,9,16 | 7:00 p.m. | Join HERE
Maya Angelou and the Freedom Poetry of Advent with Holden Evening Prayer

Join us for a curated reading of poems by Maya Angelou set within the beloved liturgy of HEP, each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. via ZOOM. Videos of midweek worship will also be available on demand from the Zion website.


Countdown to Christmas with music!  Music Ministry at Zion has created a virtual, musical Advent calendar.  Instead of a sweet, each day in Advent reveals a music morsel.  Join the calendar by subscribing here.  You’ll receive an Advent/Christmas-themed music offering, recorded by Zion members, in your inbox every day of Advent – a different one each day!  Make sure to subscribe by November 28 to receive them all!  


Join Miss Melanie for kids'-choir-gatherings by Zoom on Wednesdays for togetherness, music activities, and (most importantly) talking about God.  In December, our activities center around the 4 weeks of ADVENT, and getting our lives ready for baby Jesus!   Pop in for an Advent Wednesday (even if you're not able to come every week!)  Here's the info to participate:

For Younger Kids (PK-grade 2 / Cherub Check-In)
Wednesdays (Dec 2, 9, 16, 23) | 5:15-5:45 p.m. | Join HERE

For Older Elementary Kids (grades 1-6 / Junior Jam)
Wednesdays (Dec 2, 9, 16, 23)| 6:00-6:30 p.m. |Join HERE

Questions:  contact Melanie Sigafoose (melanie@zionlutheran-ic.org)   


During this time of being together but apart, our praying for each other is one of the ties that continues to bind us as a family in Christ.  In order to strengthen this bond, we are launching the Prayer Network, a newer version of the old Prayer Chain.  The Prayer Network is to be a spiritual support system of Zion which holds in prayer the needs of individuals, our congregation, local community, and the world.   Members of this team will pray for those on our public list and additional requests that will be kept confidential.  If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Pastor Jennifer (jlutz@zionlutheran-ic.org).


Ministry Open--Worship Space Open for Prayer and Meditation
From the start of the pandemic shut down of our building, we have stressed that our ministry is still open. God's presence in the world will never be contained--not by buildings or even, ever, fully by us! But the length and depth and breadth of this time Together/Apart is wearying. Prayer and meditation are important tools for restoring our souls and refueling our days. If you would like to schedule time for prayer, meditation or simply resting in God's presence in the worship space or the chapel at Zion, you are encouraged to do so. Please contact the office
(office@zionlutheran-ic.org) to let us know exactly when you'd like to stop by, so we can support everyone's efforts to physical distance and stay safe, and so we can be sure the door will be opened for you.

Please wear a mask in and around the building, and know you are also welcome to bring meditative hymns or music on your phone or other device, if you like.Introducing Scatter Church!

Across this time of Church Together/Apart, we have felt and heard a hunger for additional points of connection, especially when it comes to sharing worship, and strengthening or igniting relationships. Some of our community have those ties already--you have found ways of staying connected with your "people" through online gatherings, Sunday Zooms or other means.




Scatter Church is for anyone hoping for a little more or a little something different. At heart, Scatter Church is small group ministry.
 

You are invited to shape your own small group or reach out to the staff, and we will help connect you with a small group. Each group will be encouraged to form around their connection style (online or in person), schedule, and goals for building community.

Scatter Church will have resources available connected to a monthly theme:

    October STORY
    November GREAT-FULL
    December WITH
    January ASK
    February CHANGING
    March MERCY
    April WOKE
    May WOOSH
     
Each theme will be surrounded with SALT Resources: 

    Sing/Create
    Act/Serve
    Learn/Live
    Talk and Think Together
 

If you have a group you'd like to launch, or if you'd like to be invited to a group, contact us HERE.


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