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Parish Worship Sunday - December 29

posted Dec 6, 2019, 8:24 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff

The Parish will worship together at one service on Sunday, December 29 at Mount Zion Trade City at 9:30 a.m.

Join us as we come together to worship and continue to celebrate the Christmas season.

Christmas Eve Liturgies

posted Dec 6, 2019, 8:09 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Dec 6, 2019, 8:09 AM ]

Nativity Scene
Join us to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 24. We will gather together to join the song of the heavenly host, “Glory to God in the highest!” Amid our broken world, we proclaim that the Prince of Peace is born among us. Emmanuel, God with us, comes to us so that we may bear the divine light to a world broken by sin and death. We share a message that God has brought salvation to all through the birth of Jesus. 

There will be three opportunities to worship that evening:

7:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Airport Road
9:00 p.m. at First English
11:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Trade City

Advent Midweek Services

posted Dec 6, 2019, 8:03 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff

Light suppers and Advent Midweek services will be held for the parish at First English. 

Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the service at 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 11, and 18. The services will be using music from the Taizé community. 

Meals are December 4 soup and bread, December 11 sloppy joes and chips, December 18 pizza and salad. There will be dessert and beverages each week. We hope to see you there!

Mount Zion Trade City on the Holly Tour

posted Dec 6, 2019, 7:48 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Dec 6, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

Christmas is for Children

posted Nov 27, 2019, 9:11 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Nov 27, 2019, 9:12 AM ]

Remember the old song?!? “Christmas is   for children, Just for children grown ups   say”. This Advent we will be collecting for  the needy children in our area in two ways. 
First, for the third year in a row, we will again have shopping bags and money envelopes available for “Snacks to Grow On”. We hope to again circle the Christmas tree with bags of food for this wonderful pro. The “Snacks to Grow On” collection will end Christmas Eve.

Second, we will have a tree in the narthex at FE for children’s hats and mittens. Money envelopes will also be available If you are unable to shop. The hat/mitten tree will end the last Sunday in Advent. Thanks for all your support!

Thanksgiving Liturgy

posted Nov 20, 2019, 8:52 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff

Bible Study

posted Sep 3, 2019, 8:55 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 8:58 AM ]

Holy BibleBible study resumes Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. at First English. The topic is "Whys and Wherefores of Worship".  

Parsonage Open House - September 29 at 4:00 p.m.

posted Sep 3, 2019, 8:52 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 8:53 AM ]

A Parsonage Open House is scheduled for Sunday, September 29 from 4-7 p.m. Burgers and hot dogs, veggie burgers, gluten free buns, soda and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lawn chair. Bringing a side dish or dessert would be appreciated. Please join in for a time of fun and fellowship!

St. Michael and All Angels - September 29

posted Sep 3, 2019, 8:47 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

On September 29, we’ll celebrate the festival of St. Michael and All Angels at a Parish Liturgy at First English at 9:30 a.m.

The Bible describes angels as a group of supernatural beings who are often sent as messengers from God.  Jesus also describes them as watching over children (Mt. 18:10) and rejoicing over sinners who repent (Lk. 15:10.  Michael the archangel is described in the books of Daniel, Jude, and Revelation.  Michael’s feast day has been celebrated since the Ninth Century; during the Reformation, Lutherans expanded the commemoration to include Michael and All Angels. As we celebrate Michaelmas, we’re reminded that God’s creation is bigger and more complex than our human senses can always perceive, and as we particularly remember Michael’s defeat of the Devil, we’re reminded that God’s power is greater than that of evil. 

Bible Study

posted Jun 2, 2018, 9:00 AM by Russell D. Hampton

Holy Bible
Pastor Russ will begin a Bible study on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at First English and continuing on Wednesdays through July 18. In this seven week study, we will ask seven major questions about the Bible, and discuss these answers using the book Making Sense of Scripture: Big Questions about the Book of Faith by David J. Lose. There is no need to purchase this book.

We hope you can attend!

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