What's Happening

Midweek Advent Services

posted Nov 24, 2020, 1:36 PM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Nov 24, 2020, 1:38 PM ]

   Mount Zion, Trade City will be hosting  Wednesday evening Advent services on December 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 6:30 PM.  During this Advent season, we’ll be looking at the Song of Mary, often called the Magnificat. We’ll gather for worship both online as well as over the phone.  To join by phone, call the parish office for the phone number and PIN.  We hope you’ll join us!

Bible Study Resumes!

posted Aug 19, 2020, 8:19 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff

Bible Study returns Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. The topic is “Back to Basics” with a look at some parts of Martin Luther's Small Catechism, and what it means to be Lutheran in the 21st Century. The book Grace Alone: Lutheran in the 21st Century by the Rev. Katherine Rohloff will be used as a resource. It is not necessary to buy the book for the study.

All are welcome in person at FE or online!

Lutherlyn At Home

posted Jul 1, 2020, 8:01 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 8:04 AM ]

In July, Lutherlyn plans to hold a FREE Virtual Camp for each camp aged campers! Also, each Sunday evening beginning June 28 for 8 weeks, they will have online worship. A weekly campfire will be each Thursday in July & August online. Please see www.Lutherlyn.com for details and to view these camp events. 

WELCA Cluster Collection

posted Jul 1, 2020, 7:46 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 7:58 AM ]

Lutheran Women in Jefferson and Indiana County Cluster are collecting items and making "Newborn Baby Bags."

These items are used by the Children & Youth Services department. When a newborn and/or children in any emergency are placed in temporary foster care, these parents are often not prepared for a newborn. The department has these bags on hand to give to the foster parents. During the virus pandemic, if a baby is born into a family who has tested positive, it and other children are removed immediately as long as they have tested negative.

Items for the bags are:

2 Small Bottles

2 Bibs

2 Onesies (Newborn Size)

2 Burp Cloths

1 Receiving Blanket


Small Size Of: Shampoo, Lotion, Soap

Make A Draw-string Bag For The Items


Older Children:

Collapsible Duffle Bag To Carry Their Clothes (Instead of a plastic garbage bag)


If you would rather give money, our ladies will purchase the items and make the bags. If you like to sew, the receiving blanket and burp cloths can be made of flannel you purchase. Please bring items to the collection area at your church by August 2. Checks can be made out to NWPA SWO and sent to Mary Ann Patterson. Thank you!

WELCA Conference Picnic

posted Jul 1, 2020, 7:38 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 7:41 AM ]

The Lutheran Women for Conference Four is holding an event at Cook Forrest on Saturday, August 22 at the shelter on River Run Road (the road right at the end of the Clarion River Bridge. Go approx. one mile on left). Families may attend also to have a day of activities at Cook Forest. There will be a picnic lunch. Our conference is to bring vegetables. Bring your own place settings and drinking cup. This is a synodical event so there should be plenty of food. There will be a very, very short meeting, lunch and a brief worship service led by Pastor Sarah. All are welcome!

Bible Study

posted Jun 2, 2020, 8:27 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 8:28 AM ]

Bible Study will continue Wednesdays in June at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact

Pastor Russ for the link. The topic is King David’s life and his reign over the kingdom

of Israel. The readings we will study are as follows:

     June 3 – 2 Samuel 11:1-15:18

     June 10 – 2 Samuel 15:19-19:43

     June 17 – 2 Samuel 20:1-24:25

Please note that soon we will meet both in person and via Zoom. Emails and announcements will be made when this change is to occur.

Bible Study

posted Apr 24, 2020, 7:55 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated May 12, 2020, 7:03 AM ]

Bible Study will continue Wednesdays in May at

6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The topic is King David’s

life and his reign over the kingdom of Israel

Please contact us for Zoom information. 

Ascension Day

posted Apr 24, 2020, 7:49 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated May 12, 2020, 7:04 AM ]

On the day of his ascension, Jesus leaves his disciples with a commission, a blessing, and a promise of the Holy Spirit. The parish will celebrate this day with a liturgy on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook Live. Please see the homepage for the link. All are invited to attend!

Changes for Worship during COVID-19 Crisis

posted Apr 24, 2020, 7:47 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Apr 24, 2020, 7:59 AM ]

The church buildings are closed during the pandemic. Currently services are being held online through Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/PunxsyLutherans at 9:30 a.m. This will extend through at least May 3. An online announcements page has been created also. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yv_KK1g_v0zJhjBPlnBfch7lQ0oDUzqI1xvmx7Vu8xM/edit?usp=sharing 

Continue to check our website and your emails for more information. 

Let us pray for those in need:  Lord Christ, you came into the world as one of us, and suffered as we do. As we go through the trials of life, help us to realize that you are with us at all times and in all things; that we have no secrets from you; and that your loving grace enfolds us for eternity. In the security of your embrace we pray. (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p. 84) Copyright © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS103530. 

Lenten Midweek Evening Prayer

posted Feb 14, 2020, 8:23 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff

This Lenten season, Evening Prayer will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Trade City on March 4, 11, and 18, and at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Airport Road on March 25, April 1 and April 8. The theme is from Philippians 2:5-11 “At the Name of Jesus.”

March 4: Isaiah 53:4-9 Christ emptied and humbled himself

March 11: Genesis 12:1-9 Christ became obedient

March 18: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Christ’s obedience was “even to death on a cross”

March 25: 1 Kings 18:30-40 At the name of Jesus all knees shall bow

April 1: Genesis 28:10-15 Every tongue confesses Jesus

April 8: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Let the same mind be in you

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