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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Worship/Bible Classes/Devotions

The service bulletin follows below. You may also access as a PDF for printing by clicking here.

Regular Schedule Resumes - Beginning today, Zion will hold services at 8:00am and 10:30am on Sundays and  6:00pm on Wednesdays. Social distancing of at least 6 feet will continue to be practiced. In keeping with Gov. Holcomb's order, masks are strongly encouraged when indoors and social distancing is not possible. Those at higher risk who would like to sit a bit farther apart may sit in the narthex. 

Livestream Service - The 8am service continues to be live-streamed via Facebook.
 
Offerings may be mailed to or dropped off at Zion. If you would like to set up automatic withdrawal of your offerings, please call the church office, or download this form and return it to the office. Thank you to everyone whose offerings help us to give witness to the unchanging Christ and His promises in these times.
 
Prayer List – If you would like the names of those included in the Prayer of the Church in the upcoming service, please contact the church office so that your email might be added to the weekly prayer chain list. Out of respect for the privacy of our members, we will not be publishing the names of those on the prayer list in any communications that are available on the internet.

Mid-Week Lord's Supper Celebrations - For those who are at higher risk or cannot worship in-person for health reasons, small group communion celebrations are available by calling the church office at 812-522-1089 to schedule a time.

Altar Flowers – To place flowers on the altar please sign up on the flower chart in the hallway across from the sacristy. 

Sunday Morning Zoom Bible Class, "Knowing God Through the Psalms" meets at 9:30am today. You may join this Zoom-format class by clicking here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9303578784 or by phone by calling 312-626-6799 and entering the Meeting ID: 930 357 8784 #.  The study sheet may be downloaded here.  Use the sheet to prepare for Sunday's class or incorporate into your personal devotions throughout the week.

Sunday School Materials  are available for home use by clicking here.

New CPH Youth and Children's Ministry Resources are available by clicking here.

All Other Announcements
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Word & Worship

Divine Service - Setting One
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Theme
Only God comprehends creation’s orchestration.  No mortal man can possibly grasp the full complexity of the heavens and the earth.  Human reason also cannot grasp Christ’s descent into hell, His rising from the tomb, nor His ascension into heaven.  Yet by faith, these very things are believed and confessed.  Even when doubt assails us, we can be bold to proclaim: Jesus is the Son of God.

Hymn of Invocation - LSB 849 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
Praise the One who breaks the darkness
    With a liberating light;
Praise the One who frees the pris’ners,
    Turning blindness into sight.
Praise the One who preached the Gospel,
    Healing ev’ry dread disease,
Calming storms, and feeding thousands
    With the very Bread of peace.
 
Praise the One who blessed the children
    With a strong, yet gentle, word;
Praise the One who drove out demons
    With the piercing, two-edged sword.
Praise the One who brings cool water
    To the desert’s burning sand;
From this Well comes living water,
    Quenching thirst in ev’ry land.
 
Let us praise the Word Incarnate,
    Christ, who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose victorious
    That we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness,
    Seeing what our God has done;
Let us praise the true Redeemer,
    Praise the One who makes us one.
Text: © 1987 Hope Publishing Co. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Invocation
P   In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.
 
Exhortation - 1 John 1:8–9
P   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C   But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
 
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
 
Confession of Sins
P   Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C   Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
 
Absolution - [John 20:19–23]
P   Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.
 
Introit - Psalm 34:4–8; antiphon: v. 1
I will bless the Lord at all times;
   his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
   and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
   and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
   and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
   and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
   Blessèd is the man who takes refuge in him!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son

   and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,

   is now, and will be forever. Amen.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
   his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
 
Kyrie - Mark 10:47
A   In peace let us pray to the Lord.
C   Lord, have mercy.
A   For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
C   Lord, have mercy.
A   For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
C   Lord, have mercy.
A   For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
C   Lord, have mercy.
A   Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
C   Amen.
 
This Is the Feast - Revelation 5:12–13; 19:5–9
C   This is the feast of victory for our God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are His.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation:
Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
P   Let us pray.
Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish what You want done; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
 
Old Testament Reading - Job 38:4–18
[The Lord said to Job:] “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
“Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb,
when I made clouds its garment
    and thick darkness its swaddling band,
and prescribed limits for it
    and set bars and doors,
and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and its features stand out like a garment.
From the wicked their light is withheld,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.
“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.”
 
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Gradual - Psalm 34:9, 19, alt.
Fear the Lord, you his saints,
   for those who fear him lack nothing!
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,

   but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
 
Epistle - Romans 10:5–17
   Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
   But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
 
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Verse of the Day - Matthew 14:27
P    Alleluia. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying,
C    “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” Alleluia.
 
Holy Gospel - Matthew 14:22–33
P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the fourteenth chapter.
C   Glory to You, O Lord.
 
   Immediately [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
   And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
 
P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C   Praise to You, O Christ.
 
Apostles’ Creed
C   I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth.
 
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
     born of the virgin Mary,
     suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died and was buried.
     He descended into hell.
     The third day He rose again from the dead.
     He ascended into heaven
     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy Christian Church,
          the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life T everlasting. Amen.
 
Hymn of the Day - LSB 666 O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe
O little flock, fear not the foe
Who madly seeks your overthrow;
    Dread not his rage and pow’r.
And though your courage sometimes faints,
His seeming triumph o’er God’s saints
    Lasts but a little hour.
 
Be of good cheer; your cause belongs
To Him who can avenge your wrongs;
    Leave it to Him, our Lord.
Though hidden yet from mortal eyes,
His Gideon shall for you arise,
    Uphold you and His Word.
 
As true as God’s own Word is true,
Not earth nor hell’s satanic crew
    Against us shall prevail.
Their might? A joke, a mere facade!
God is with us and we with God—
    Our vict’ry cannot fail.
 
Amen, Lord Jesus, grant our prayer;
Great Captain, now Thine arm make bare,
    Fight for us once again!
So shall Thy saints and martyrs raise
A mighty chorus to Thy praise
    Forevermore. Amen.
Text: Public domain
 
Sermon - Matthew 14:22-33 - Do Not Be Afraid
 
Offering
Offerings may be mailed to or dropped off at Zion. If you would like to set up automatic withdrawal of your offerings, please call the church office, or download this form and return it to the office. Thank you to everyone whose offerings help us to give witness to the unchanging Christ and His promises in these times.
 
Prayer of the Church
If you would like the names of those included in the Prayer of the Church in today’s service, please contact the church office so that your email might be added to the weekly prayer chain list. The names will be available through that list. Out of respect for the privacy of our members, we will not be publishing the names of those on the prayer list in any communications that are available on the internet. 
 
Preface - 2 Timothy 4:22; [Colossians 3:1]; [Psalm 136]
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
P   Lift up your hearts.
C   We lift them to the Lord.
 
P   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C   It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
 
Proper Preface
P   It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
 
Sanctus - Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9
C   Holy, holy, holy Lord God of pow’r and might:
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
Hosanna. Hosanna.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
 
Prayer of Thanksgiving
P   Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.
 
Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
 
Lord’s Prayer - Matthew 6:9–13
P   Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
C   Our Father who art in heaven,
     hallowed be Thy name,
     Thy kingdom come,
     Thy will be done on earth
          as it is in heaven;
     give us this day our daily bread;
     and forgive us our trespasses
          as we forgive those
          who trespass against us;
     and lead us not into temptation,
     but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom
     and the power and the glory
     forever and ever. Amen.
 
The Words of Our Lord
P   Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
 
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
 
Pax Domini - John 20:19
P   The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C   Amen.
 
Agnus Dei - John 1:29
C   Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.
 
Distribution
 
Hymn - LSB 717 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.
 
O Christ, the Lord of hill and plain,
O’er which our traffic runs amain
By mountain pass or valley low;
Wherever, Lord, Thy people go,
Protect them by Thy guarding hand
From ev’ry peril on the land.
 
O Spirit, whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament;
O Wind of heaven, by Thy might
Save all who dare the eagle’s flight,
And keep them by Thy watchful care
From ev’ry peril in the air.
 
O Trinity of love and pow’r,
Our people shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad praise from air and land and sea.
Text (sts. 1, 4): Public domain
Text (sts. 2–3): © The Church Pension Fund. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729

 
Hymn - LSB 726 Evening and Morning
Evening and morning,
Sunset and dawning,
    Wealth, peace, and gladness,
    Comfort in sadness:
These are Thy works; all the glory be Thine!
Times without number,
Awake or in slumber,
    Thine eye observes us,
    From danger preserves us,
Causing Thy mercy upon us to shine.
 
Father, O hear me,
Pardon and spare me;
    Calm all my terrors,
    Blot out my errors
That by Thine eyes they may no more be scanned.
Order my goings,
Direct all my doings;
    As it may please Thee,
    Retain or release me;
All I commit to Thy fatherly hand.
 
Ills that still grieve me
Soon are to leave me;
    Though billows tower,
    And winds gain power,
After the storm the fair sun shows its face.
Joys e’er increasing
And peace never ceasing:
    These shall I treasure
    And share in full measure
When in His mansions God grants me a place.
 
To God in heaven
All praise be given!
    Come, let us offer
    And gladly proffer
To the Creator the gifts He doth prize.
He well receiveth
A heart that believeth;
    Hymns that adore Him
    Are precious before Him
And to His throne like sweet incense arise.
Text (sts. 3–4): © 1930, 2006 Augsburg Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
Text (sts. 1–2): Public domain

 
Hymn - LSB 555 Salvation unto Us Has Come
Salvation unto us has come
    By God’s free grace and favor;
Good works cannot avert our doom,
    They help and save us never.
Faith looks to Jesus Christ alone,
Who did for all the world atone;
    He is our one Redeemer.
 
What God did in His Law demand
    And none to Him could render
Caused wrath and woe on ev’ry hand
    For man, the vile offender.
Our flesh has not those pure desires
The spirit of the Law requires,
    And lost is our condition.
 
It was a false, misleading dream
    That God His Law had given
That sinners could themselves redeem
    And by their works gain heaven.
The Law is but a mirror bright
To bring the inbred sin to light
    That lurks within our nature.
 
From sin our flesh could not abstain,
    Sin held its sway unceasing;
The task was useless and in vain,
    Our guilt was e’er increasing.
None can remove sin’s poisoned dart
Or purify our guileful heart—
    So deep is our corruption.
 
Yet as the Law must be fulfilled
    Or we must die despairing,
Christ came and has God’s anger stilled,
    Our human nature sharing.
He has for us the Law obeyed
And thus the Father’s vengeance stayed
    Which over us impended.
 
Since Christ has full atonement made
    And brought to us salvation,
Each Christian therefore may be glad
    And build on this foundation.
Your grace alone, dear Lord, I plead,
Your death is now my life indeed,
    For You have paid my ransom.
 
Let me not doubt, but truly see
    Your Word cannot be broken;
Your call rings out, “Come unto Me!”
    No falsehood have You spoken.
Baptized into Your precious name,
My faith cannot be put to shame,
    And I shall never perish.
 
The Law reveals the guilt of sin
    And makes us conscience-stricken;
But then the Gospel enters in
    The sinful soul to quicken.
Come to the cross, trust Christ, and live;
The Law no peace can ever give,
    No comfort and no blessing.
 
Faith clings to Jesus’ cross alone
    And rests in Him unceasing;
And by its fruits true faith is known,
    With love and hope increasing.
For faith alone can justify;
Works serve our neighbor and supply
    The proof that faith is living.
 
All blessing, honor, thanks, and praise
    To Father, Son, and Spirit,
The God who saved us by His grace;
    All glory to His merit.
O triune God in heav’n above,
You have revealed Your saving love;
    Your blessèd name we hallow.
Text: Public domain
 
Nunc Dimittis - Luke 2:29–32
C   Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace; Your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation which You have prepared in the sight of ev’ry people:
A light to reveal You to the nations and the glory of Your people Israel.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
 
Post-Communion Collect
A   Let us pray.
We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
 
Benediction - Numbers 6:24–26
P   The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.
C   Amen.
 
Hymn to Depart - LSB 752 Be Still, My Soul
Be still, my soul; the Lord is on your side;
    Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to your God to order and provide;
    In ev’ry change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; your best, your heav’nly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
 
Be still, my soul; your God will undertake
    To guide the future as He has the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
    All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
 
Be still, my soul; though dearest friends depart
    And all is darkened in this vale of tears;
Then you will better know His love, His heart,
    Who comes to soothe your sorrows and your fears.
Be still, my soul; your Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.
 
Be still, my soul; the hour is hast’ning on
    When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
    Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.
Text: Public domain
 
Acknowledgments
Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.

Weekly Announcements

 

Zion Boards/Organizations

Knowing God Through the Psalms, an In-Person Adult Bible Class, begins today at 9:30am in the fellowship hall. Participants are asked to wear masks/facecoverings if social distancing is not possible. Those who prefer to participate may do so via zoom. If you would like to receive the study sheet early and/or information on how to join remotely, please contact Pastor Stuckwisch or the church office.

In-Person Sunday School will not meet until sometime in the Fall. The board of Christian studies will be sending out a survey to parents in September to gather information on how to resume in-person Sunday School with our children.

Zion Women's Fellowship meets Monday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.

School Parent Meeting
- The annual meeting of school parents to discuss Zion's relationship with our area Lutheran schools, parent attendance expectations, etc. will take place on Sunday, August 9th after the 10:30am service and on Wednesday, August 19th after the 6:00pm service.

Confirmation Parent Meeting - All 8th grade ILS parents and all 7th-8th grade public school parents will meet to review expectations for confirmation instruction for the year ahead on Sunday, August 16th immediately after the second service.

Confirmation Sunday is August 23. Proclamation of Faith Sunday is scheduled for August 16th. 

Apple Dumpling  - Preorder forms are in the narthex.  Get started selling!  Oktoberfest apple dumpling sign ups are in the narthex - please sign up soon and often.  Let's have fun and make this a success.  Thank you.

Schneck Coronavirus Hotline - If you believe you have been exposed to the virus or have concerning symptoms, call Schneck's dedicated 24/7 hotline at 812-524-4266 for free coronavirus phone screenings.  Healthcare professionals staffing the hotline will recommend the most appropriate next steps for your care.  Individuals may also reach out to their provider's office if they have questions or concerns. 

Office Hours - The church office is open as normal to accomplish essential tasks.
 

Youth

Jr. ZYO Kickoff: Sunday, August 9th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Will be held as a normal Youth Night. Jr. ZYO Parent meeting to follow at 7:00.
Sr. ZYO Kickoff: Sunday, August 16th, 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Meet at church and pickup at church.  Please bring swim suit, towel, and dish to pass.  Parent meeting at pickup time at church in the Fellowship Hall.

Schools

Zion Lutheran School
2020-2021 School Year – Thursday, August 6, was the first day of school for Zion Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten.  Our classrooms and opening procedures may seem a little different this year, but the smiling new faces of all the children bring joy to our school as the teachers and staff of ZLS spread the good news that Jesus is their Good Shepherd.  We welcome all of our families to Zion Lutheran School as we begin this 2020-2021 school year with a new “normal”.
 
ZLS 2020-2021 School Year Wants/Needs –  As school gets closer to its start date in August, there are many wants and needs for our teachers and classrooms.  Currently, ZLS is in need of:

  • a small side table/shelf (for use in the office)
  • a hand held carpet shampooer

If anyone would like to donate any of these items, please call the school office (812) 522-5911.  Thank you for your generosity.
 
Registration Open -- Registration for this 2020-2021 school year continues to remain open at Zion Lutheran School, Seymour.  Specific details & information for each of our programs (classroom & extend care) is available by checking out the school website at www.zionschoolseymour.org or by calling the school office at 812-522-5911.
 
Kindergarten SGO Planning –  Kindergarten families each year needing financial assistance are looking for support from our Zion SGO Account Fund.  As a benefit to you as a donor to this fund, you will qualify for a 50% Indiana state tax credit.  Donations to the Zion Lutheran School SGO account can be made by visiting the website http://www.lutheransgo.org/donate/ or sending in a completed donor form to “The Lutheran SGO of Indiana” in Fort Wayne.  These donation forms are available at Zion in the church narthex and the church & school offices.

Trinity Lutheran High School
Celebrate Trinity Lutheran High School's 20 years!!!  A celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran's campus on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 starting at 3:00 pm.  This celebration will include food booths, alumni games, a bonfire, tailgate games and fun with our community.  Please bring a chair and help celebrate our amazing school! 

Daily Word & Worship

Know Your Bible - is a short devotional program produced by area LCMS pastors that airs Monday through Saturday at 7am on local radio stations 1390 AM and FM 99.3 FM.

Portals of Prayer, a daily devotional booklet, is in your mailbox in the narthex or available for pickup at the church office.

The Lutheran Witness, a monthly magazine containing news, information, and a short Bible study is available in the office.

Lutheran Service Book can be purchased from cph.org to follow along during the worship service.

Daily Devotions, both in print and/or video are available from the following sites.

Home Devotions - Fathers (and heads of households), click here for a marvelous video by the chaplain of our LCMS International Center on how to do family devotions.
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