The Zion Blog


LENTEN “ROUND ROBIN” PREACHING PLANS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

February 26:  “The Warrior Rejected by Many Followers”; Pr. Ron Rock, Zion March 4:  “The Promised Warrior”; Pr. Julian LaMie, St. John, Beecher March 11:  “Skirmishes”; Pr. Craig Meissner, Immanuel, Steger March 18:  “Hidden Warrior”; Pr. David Juhl, Our Savior, Momence March 25:  ”The Warrior Faces Satan’s Ally –The World”;  Pr. Cory Estby, Zion, Grant (Read the rest…)

Private Confession & Absolution Times Set

Historically, Lent is considered to be a penitential season in the life of the Christian. This year during Lent (which begins on Ash Wed., February 26th) specific times are established for our members to participate in private confession and absolution. Pastor Rock will be available in the sanctuary on three Saturdays (Feb. 29, Mar. 14, (Read the rest…)

LENTEN “SOUP SUPPERS” TO BE OFFERED THIS YEAR

Beginning on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26th) a light supper will be offered beginning at 5:45 PM and will conclude at approximately 6:30. The various elected boards and officers of our congregation will prepare light suppers each week for those coming to the 7 PM midweek Lenten service. Free will donations will be taken. Please plan (Read the rest…)

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES ON FEBRUARY 26TH

We shall begin the 40 day penitential season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Three services will be held that day. The first, at 7:45 AM, will be quite brief, lasting approximately 15-20 minutes. It includes prayer and congregational confession and absolution besides giving those in attendance the option of having ashes imposed on (Read the rest…)

SPECIAL MONTHLY WORSHIP & LUNCHEON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH @ 11:00AM

Attention all seniors, retirees or anyone available on the 3rd Thursday of the month!! We are encouraging everyone who is available to come to this special worship service and luncheon no matter what your age. Following the communion service, you will be served a luncheon which is sponsored by private donations of individual members of (Read the rest…)

ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Zion will be holding three open houses over the next 3 months. Saturdays: February 15, March 28, April 25 @ 9am – 11am. Please join us on these days to tour the school and meet the teachers. Please invite your friends and family that may have school age children. For more information, please call the (Read the rest…)

FEBRUARY DORCAS MEETING VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

All women of the congregation are invited to attend the February 13th Dorcas Meeting beginning at 1:00pm with dessert in the conference room. Hostesses are Janice Strenge and Janice Brands.  Please join us for an afternoon of Christian Fellowship, Valentine’s party, & games. Please bring a wrapped “white elephant” gift.

LENTEN SERMON SERIES: “THE SON OF GOD GOES FORTH TO WAR”

Many people picture Jesus in robes, passively holding a shepherd’s staff and guiding His sheep. Others see Him crowned and bright, sitting on a throne in heaven. Less commonly today, does the world in general, or even us at times, see Jesus as a brave and often-opposed soldier as Scripture also describes Him. This Lenten (Read the rest…)

DISTRICT PRESIDENT TO PREACH AT ZION!

Rev. Allan Buss, the President of our Northern Illinois District of the LCMS will be our guest preacher on Sun., February 16th! Besides preaching the Word of God to us, following the service, he will also speak with us and provide a time for questions and answers. With the number of congregations in our district, (Read the rest…)

REMINDER: EPIPHANY HYMN FESTIVAL AND RE-DEDICATION RECITAL – this Sunday, January 26 @ 3:00pm

Come and celebrate with Zion Lutheran Church 540 Oak Park Ave., Beecher, IL 60401 for the re-dedication of its Berghaus, Opus 2, pipe organ!  Our 1974 instrument was completely refurbished this past fall.  Our guest organist will be Mr. Howard Eggert, Music Director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Burr Ridge.  He will be performing pieces (Read the rest…)