End of the Sunday School Year Breakfast
We are making plans for our “End of the Sunday School Year Breakfast”to be held on June 3, between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. All Sunday School adults and youth and their parents and the entire congregation are being asked to attend. Please mark this on your calendar.
On Sunday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m.we will hold our third in our series ofCongregational Conversations. This time we will meet with Emmanuel Lutheran and St John Lutheran at St. John to begin the process of mutual planning for the three congregations. Pastor Larry is aware this is Memorial day weekend but please make every effort to be present and participate.
BIG NEWS!!!! NEW GROUP CALLED “SEEKERS”
This is an invitation for all children and teens to join our congregations once a month for spiritual education, fun, and fellowship. We will meet at one of the three congregations each month. All are invited to each of the congregations each month, so please find time to stop by. Each time the “Seekers” will meet, it will be for one hour and include snack time. All youth and teens are welcome to this event. Below are the dates and times for the next three gatherings. For any questions, contact Pastor Erin Burns 330-542-3151.
Wednesday, June 13 (at St. John) 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 (at Zion) 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
We at Zion will begin to offer for our twenty something and thirty something folks in the Fellowship Room on First Thursday of each month. The next Worship Around the Cross will be held on Thursday,
June 7 at 7 p.m. This will be a relaxed style of worship offered on the First Thursday of each month (to begin with), using power points, You-Tube songs, chants, and the sermon will be in a conversational style in a circle with our large wooden cross making up our center. Holy Communion will be offered at each Worship Service.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
On Sunday, June 10, we will shift to our summer worship times of 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Worship is an important part of our spiritual lives and a key component to forming us into the mind of Christ. The commandment of: “Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.” Sabbath is more about having the space to seek God’s presence in our lives through word and sacrament than just resting.
ROLLING RIVER RAMPAGE
Vacation Bible School 2018
Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Our theme this year is "Rolling River Rampage". Please consider giving us a helping hand.
Contemplative Prayer Group
Our Contemplative prayer group continues to meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Our next prayer time will be on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. we will pray using body prayer as our base for prayer. On Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. sound and silence is our base. We offer this time of prayer to allow us the space to come and be present for God in the silence.
Worship Around the Cross
Community Free Meals
Second Tuesday of this month is St Paul's Table of Plenty at St. Paul's Catholic Church of New Middletownfrom
5 p.m.to6:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of this month join the people of Petersburg Presbyterian for Calvin's Table from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday of this month is Luther's Table at Zion Lutheran Church of New Middletown from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran is reaching out to the community by offering a meal at no cost for people of the community. Our next meal is on Tuesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Our goal is to provide companionship, fellowship, nutrition (physical or spiritual) and strengthening the bonds within our community.