At this time of year, we're supposed to have joy. Yet, that seems to be an elusive thing to capture if one is grieving the loss of a loved one or hurting from other things that have happened to them. In this service we'll hear what God's eternal Word has to say in any and all circumstances of life.
Zion Lutheran students bring their Christmas program to you. The well-known hymn "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is used to guide us as consider the wondrous birth of Jesus to be our Savior from sin, death, & hell. This was originally intended to be presented to a congregation; however, an outbreak of illness caused us to record the program and make it available using electronic media. A blessed and Merry Christmas to you all!
What is the "largest union" according to Martin Luther? Interesting question, isn't it? We'll consider who are those who are members of that organization. The 7th Commandment will be our subject today.
God's people gather for our 2nd of 3 special Midweek Advent services as we prepare to observe our Savior's birth. The overall theme of these services is "Arise and Shine." Pr. Julian LeMie of St. John Lutheran is today's preacher.
Look at a certain spot on this earth and, at first blush, it may appear to be an insignificant place. Yet, once you know the whole story about that place, your attitude very well might change. We'll consider that in our sermon this weekend. A picture of a farm in Kansas will help us as we consider God's Word of life! The sermon title is "An Insignificant Place?" based on Luke 3:1-14.
Mrs. Dittman, Mr. Dittman, Mrs. Hatterman, Mr. Kohls, Mrs. McMahon, Mrs. Riffel, Mrs. Rock, Mrs. Schlesener, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr/s. _______. Who are these people? What did they do that is significant, if anything? We discuss this in today's devotion. Scripture reading is Gal. 6:4-5, 9-10.
The first of three special Midweek Advent services is given here. The Advent series is entitled "Rise and Shine." The 3 Beecher Lutheran churches are conducting these services together this year. Today's preacher is Pr. Mike Stein, called to serve at St. Paul's. Also, Zion's parochial school weekly chapel has been moved to the afternoon so they, too, can participate
Elaine DeValk -- 96, of Lowell, IN, formerly of Tinley Park, IL, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021. She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Daryl) Goodwill, Neal (Janice R.), Phyllis (Richard) Nader, Karen DeValk; grandchildren, Daniel, Lauren, Gary, Brian, Amy, Dina, Tony; 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Corneil “Scotty”; grandchildren, Lori and Patrick; sister, Laura Siemsen. Elaine was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tinley Park. She transferred her membership to Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher, IL in March of 2003. Visitation, Monday, December 6th from 11-12, Funeral Service following at 12PM, all at Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave, Lowell, IN. Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Tinley Park, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice. www.sheetsfuneral.com