Worship With Communion

Click here to join worship with communion at 10:30 a.m on Sunday, July 26. 
Plan to have your bread, wine and/or grape juice prepared for communion!

You Can View Our Collection of Videos Here!

We Welcome Submissions for Summer Music: Instructions

Musicial selections (instrumental and/or vocal!) can involve one musician, or an entire family.  Pieces of music should should be "a good fit for church," and can utilize a wide variety of musical styles and genres.   If you need help in deciding on something to sing or play, Zion's music staff has some great ideas to send your way.  

Instructions to record:  

1.  Use a PHONE to record your piece of music in LANDSCAPE mode.  
2.  State your name, and the title/composer of the piece you are offering.  
3.  Pause for 5 counts (making sure your mouth is closed).
4.  Make beautiful music!
5.  After finishing, pause for 5 counts before turning off the recorder.
6.  Bonus points for smiling faces : ) 

Instructions to submit:  
1.  Email your recording to Kevin Hoyland (kevin@zionlutheran-ic.org)

For Right Now – ways to help in your neighborhood and community

United Way of Johnson/Washington Counties Comprehensive source for volunteer needs, meal locations, and opportunities to donate. This page is updated frequently.  

Helping Neighbors During Coronavirus How to be a Good Neighbor Right Now.

icgov.org/coronavirus Resources for giving and receiving help in the Iowa City community.

johnson county dept of public health  Resources from the Johnson County Dept of Public Health.

For Kids and Grown Ups – conversations about COVID-19

PBS Daniel Tiger  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood helps kids with their COVID-19 questions and concerns.

CDC Coronavirus Daily Life Conversations Talking with children about COVID-19. A resource from the CDC.

Search Institute Social Responsibility  How to use the pandemic to teach your kids to be good citizens.  Perhaps you’ll feel more optimistic that your children—our children—will shape a world that is better than the one they are inheriting.

Daily Devotions – some of our favorites

Daily Grace  Daily reflections from Women of the ELCA.

A Call to Prayer with Women of the ELCA Pray with Lutheran Women Across the Church Every Tuesday at Noon.

Richard Rohr Daily Meditations Daily meditations by Richard Rohr with the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Godpause Daily devotion by the alumni of Luther Seminary.

d365.org  Devotions with instrumental music, written especially for youth and young adults, which seek to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey.

Faith Lens A weekly Bible study that engages youth and young adults in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life.

ELCA Worship in the Home  Scripture readings, prayers, and a suggested hymn.

Lutheran Men in Mission Facebook Check out these devotions, call to prayer, and other resources on Facebook.

Magazines – go in depth with some of these great magazines

Gather Magazine  - Gather Magazine

Bold Café Online magazine for women of the ELCA.

Sojourners Progressive monthly magazine and daily online publication of the American Christian social justice organization Sojourners.

Christianity Today  Mainstream evangelical magazine.

Music – a sampling of some of the great music available online

Facebook Concordia Choir Video  Concordia Choir's final tour concert with Rene Clausen streamed live.

St Olaf Sing For Joy Radio Program Weekly stream with music and lessons (about 30 minutes in length).

National Lutheran Choir on YouTube  Subscribe to the National Lutheran Choir on YouTube.

Luther Music Ensembles  Subscribe to Luther Music on YouTube.