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(February 14 - March 31)





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1974 sketch of the church by Karen Stoops, member Zion Lutheran Church
405 Hickory Street ; P.O. Box 68
Montpelier, Ohio 43543
(419) 485-8559
Zion1859@yahoo.com
 
Serving Christ in Northwestern Ohio since 1859



March Services and Events
March 4, 2018
3rd Sunday in Lent Bishop Jeffrey Holy Communion
Readings:
Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22
 
March 7, 2018
Midweek Lent 3 Sister Helena Readings:
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 116:12-19
1 Corinthians 10:14-22
Luke 24:28-35
 
March 11, 2018
4th Sunday in Lent Pastor Lanny Readings:
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
 
March 14, 2018
Midweek Lent 4 Sister Helena Readings:
Exodus 31:12-18
Psalm 34:17-22
Hebrews 4:1-11
Matthew 11:27-12:8
 
March 18, 2018
5th Sunday in Lent
Council Meeting after the Worship Service
Pastor Lanny Readings:
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33
 
March 21, 2018
Midweek Lent 5 Sister Helena Readings:
Isaiah 61:10-62:5
Psalm 45:6-9
Revelation 21:1-4
Matthew 22:1-14
 
March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday/Passion of Our Lord
Icon for Palm Sunday
Bishop Jeffrey Holy Communion
Readings:
Mark 11:1-10
Zechariah 9:9-12
Psalm 31:9-16
Phillipians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47
 
March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
Icon for Holy Communion
Bishop Jeffrey Holy Communion
Readings:
Exodus 24:3-11
Psalm 116:12-19
Hebrews 9:11-22
Matthew 26:17-30
 
March 30, 2018
Good Friday
Icon for Palm Sunday
Bishop Jeffrey Readings:
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42
 
 

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES: Our Sunday morning worship follows a traditional Lutheran liturgy which is based on the Scriptures. We receive Communion on the first Sunday of the month during most months and on special feasts or holy days. All worship services include prayer, singing hymns, Scripture reading, and a sermon/homily based on the Scriptures. We typically follow the order of readings from the Revised Common Lectionary.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Our Christmas Eve worship service usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. Traditional Christmas hymns mingle with the telling of the Christmas story. The service includes prayer, Christmas hymns, a sermon/homily, special readings and/or storytelling, Holy Communion, and a candlelight vigil. After the service, everyone is invited to fellowship over cookies and punch. Children receive a goodie bag.

MIDWEEK LENT SERVICES: During the season of Lent, Zion holds midweek worship services beginning on Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m., continuing on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. until Holy week, concluding the season with Holy Week services at 7:00 pm on Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion and Good Friday. Our Sunday morning Bible Study looks deeper into the individual weekly themes. This year, our theme is "The Salutary Gift" (c) 2016 Concordia Publishing House.

CMA SUNDAY is an opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts and riders to celebrate their faith, then ride off together for an afternoon of fellowship. This is usually held in August or September. This year's event was held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, with a fellowship hour complete with coffee and rolls at 9:30am and a worship service at 10:30am. Motorcyclists and enthusiasts are invited to join us for an energizing worship service.

ALL SAINTS SERVICE: Zion holds a special service during the normal worship time on All Saints Sunday to remember those who died in the previous year and all those who have died at any time that continue to hold a special place in our hearts and memories. If you would like a candle lit for someone special to you, contact the church office or Sister Helena before the first Sunday of November.