Please take note:
Church Mailing Address is Penn-Zion’s Lutheran Church Box 351 Harrison City, PA 15636
Any mail sent to 3417 Route 130, Harrison City will be returned to you.
Community members are invited to attend any of the activities listed in this website.
Call the church for additional information 724-744-3151.
WORSHIP TIMES COOPERATIVE MINISTRY AGREEMENT
Penn-Zion’s Lutheran Churches
Brush Creek Lutheran Church
Pastor Steiner leading worship at the following
Penn Church 8:30 a.m.
Brush Creek 9:45 a.m.
Zion’s 11:00 a.m.
Note: Donuts before worship at Zion’s 10:15 a.m. first Sunday of each month
July 1, August 5.
I wanted to share a few comments regarding our Cooperative Ministry with Brush Creek that is beginning now. This is a time that we should all feel proud and blessed that we are able to share Pastor with the folks at Brush Creek, allowing them the feeling of stability in their Christian life moving forward. This agreement was the result of hours of meeting, planning, and discussing the best course of actions for both Congregations. Please communicate to Pastor, myself, any church council members with opportunities to improve our life in the church. Lastly, as always, all members are invited to attend our council meetings to voice your thoughts and ideas.
Wayne Barton — Church Council President
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
July 17 6:30 p,m.—Zion’s
8:00 p.m.—Penn-Zion’s Combined Meeting with Brush Creek Council held at Zion’s Church
August 13 6:30 P.M. — Penn
SEPTEMBER 16, 11:00 a.m. ONE WORSHIP SERVICE FOR PENN- ZION’S WILL BE HELD AT ZION’S
BLESSING OF EMERGENCY / VEHICLES AND FIRST RESPONDERS
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AFTER SERVICE
BE PART OF THIS SPECIAL DAY –
AS WE GIVE THANKS TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS
COME TO WORSHIP – GO TO SERVE!!
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Coffee & Conversation at Zion’s every Sunday, at 10:15 a.m. in the Social Hall. Hosted by the Discipleship Ministry Team this is an opportunity to share in a good cup of coffee (or tea), conversation and fellowship. Any questions, please contact a member of the Discipleship Ministry Team.
CLUSTER CORN ROAST
Arrangements are being made for our Norwin Lutheran Cluster to have its Hot Dog and Corn Roast in August. Please set aside Sunday, August 19th to be present with our brothers and sisters in Christ for a time of food and fellowship beginning around 5:00 PM. Note that arrangements are being made for us to use the Harrison City Volunteer Fire Department picnic pavilion to save on some labor in setting up and tearing down. Hot dogs, corn, and drink will be provided by the congregations, so you will need to bring a covered dish of some kind to share. We hope this will be another successful event. Further information will come as it is received.
LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN—SPONSORED ACTIVITIES-
July 10 (Tuesday) 6:00 P.M. — Picnic at the home of Carolyn Petroski. Helping Carolyn prepare for the picnic are Janet Burton and Barbara Sign-up sheet is available in Narthex or call LaVerne 724-744-4243. Bring a covered dish OR dessert / table service. All invited !! (Weather Permitting—call LaVerne if it rains.)
Save the date — join us!
LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
ALL DAY BIBLE STUDY
Zion’s Lutheran Church
Route 130 Harrison City, PA
Tuesday August 14, 2018 starting at 9:30 A.M.
Lunch will be served.
THEME: LET US PRAY
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 1st Session
The Paradoxes of Prayer (1 Samuel 12:16-23 ) BETTY FEATHERS
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 NOON 2nd session
The practices of Prayer (Psalm 19:14) DIANA MILLER
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3rd session
The products of prayer (Romans 8:26-28) LaVERNE MOCHNICK
2:00 p.m. Closing – responses
The “Art of Coloring” Monday, July 2nd and August 6th 9:30 a.m. at Zion’s
Bring a friend — come join this morning of fellowship & spiritual growth.
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNTIES
Opportunities for Bible Studies with the pastor are Friday mornings beginning at 11:00 AM at Zion’s and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM at Brush Creek. All people who are available at these times are encouraged to attend to deepen one’s faith in Christ our Lord.
We have some really good books and DVDs for children through adults which are great “summer reads” to take on a vacation, just relax on a porch, or if you are indoors due to the weather. There are lots of reasons to stop by and check out our library. The Library is downstairs at Zion. New features are located on the table in the narthex. Please let Gwen know if you like one of the books that are part of a series so we can complete the series for your reading enjoyment or if you have found an author that you like.
BASEBALL GAME PIRATE vs NEW YORK METS – FRIDAY, JULY 27 – 7:05 p.m.
Thirty (30) members and guests of Penn-Zion’s and Brush Creek Lutheran Church – will participate in “Faith Night” at the Pirate game on July 27th. Tickets are in Cove Section 204 –come hungry, enjoy a game with one of the best values at PNC Park. All tickets include unlimited peanuts, popcorn, and soda. The area also features a special concession menu with options priced at $5 and less. Great fun and fellowship is planned for the evening. GO BUCS!
PENN-TRAFFORD COMMUNITY BAND
The Penn-Trafford Community Band is made up of about 65 instrumentalists who donate their time to keep the gift of music alive in our area. Three people from our parish participate, including Doug Skoretz who is the conductor. You are cordially invited to attend their concerts on the dates listed here:
Thursday, July 5th—Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg 1:30—3:30 p.m. on the floating stage.
Sunday, July 22nd, 7:00 p.m.—Ligonier, PA for the Summer Concert Series
Sunday, August 26th, 3:00—5:00 p.m. Seton Hill Performing Arts Center. (4) Westmoreland County Bands will be performing
Saturday, September 22nd (time to be announced, but probably noon) – Penn Township Fall Festival.
SUMMER SABBATHS AND VACATIONS
Please remember to continue your regular offerings to our congregation even as you enjoy your times of Sabbath rest throughout the summer months. As we pray for your safety in travels and in camping, please remember YOUR church in your prayers and in your giving that YOUR church may pay its ongoing expenses. Thank you! And God bless!
Send your offerings to the church even if you are away.
Zion’s Lutheran Church— PO Box 351—Harrison City, PA 15636
(This is the official mailing address for the church. Do not use street address.)
Penn Lutheran Church — PO Box 338— Penn, PA 15675
rightnowMEDIA Website – A ministry opportunity for all our homes!
Members of Church Council recently received and reviewed an offer through the website called “rightnowMEDIA,” a Christian-based website offering over 15,000 videos, Bible Studies, and training conferences, for use in the home. As Church Council went ahead and approved this “internal outreach” for our congregation, we hope that all members of our congregation will be able to benefit from this electronic capability to have Christian based educational and inspirational material in their homes. Parents will have full access to the site for helping their children grow in faith, as well as nourishing and strengthening their own spiritual lives. Categories include specific material for children, youth, young adults, men, women, marriage, leadership, Biblical study, inspirational videos, and more. Small groups may meet in homes to review and discuss together a seminar or Bible study. Grandparents can entertain their grandchildren while babysitting. Pastor Steiner will be able to tailor and encourage Biblical studies and leadership development in all of our congregation’s homes in a way to reach people whose lives have become overly involved, preventing them from being present with us; or focus on leadership development with specific individuals with the ability to receive and comment on your responses to study questions.
Signing up for access to the “rightnowMEDIA” website only requires your current email address be given to Pastor Steiner or LaVerne Mochnick. You will then be sent an invitation to open and fill out a short profile and set your own password on the website so that you can then have access at any time it is convenient for you and your household. Please make sure your server does not count this website invitation as spam. How is it being paid for? The congregation will be paying a monthly access fee for you to use this “freely” in your home. The good part is that we are locking this monthly fee into place; and if, as we hope, the congregation expands in membership, the fee will not go up. Pastor Steiner and members of Church Council are excited about this addition to our ministry and pray you will take advantage of this rich resource. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Steiner. You may send your email addresses to email@example.com or to RevRSteiner@verizon.net or text your email address to pastor’s cell phone 412-913-9391 in order to get started right away.
Luther’s Small Catechism
Copies of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism are available through the church office at a cost of $5.00/book. Plans are to study Luther’s Small Catechism throughout the coming year as we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. More copies can be ordered if we run out. A free app through 1517 Media/Augsburg Fortress to download the Small Catechism on your phone or Ipad is available through the App Store
THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE
LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.