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
A SHORT JOURNEY THROUGH MARK
Please join Pastor Steiner on Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7 & 14 at Brush Creek Lutheran Church, beginning at 7:00 PM for a short journey through the Book of Mark. Members of both Brush Creek and Penn-Zion’s are encouraged to participate. We will be using a video series from the RightNow Media website. Here is a brief description:
- The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship.
- In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?
As each video section is short, we will be able to complete them all within the 4 weeks we are together. Plan now to attend.
COME JOIN US FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS
LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN
JANUARY 8 — 11:00 a.m. Program will be presented by LaVerne Mochnick
“8 keys to a powerful prayer life in 2019”
Hostess: Diana Miller and Barbara Panigal
February 12— 11:00 a.m. We will meet at the church for our meeting. Program will be presented by Janet Burton with refreshments by LaVerne Mochnick.
Note January / February time of meeting will be 11:00 a.m.
March 12— 6:00 a.m. — come and join us for our MEAGER MEAL / SOUP DINNER
We invite all women from the Penn-Zion’s Parish to attend these meetings.
REMEMBERING OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS
The Lutheran Church Women will be remembering the Penn-Zion’s college students in a different facet this year. ALL names and addresses should be given to Joanne Dick, 111 Mt. Pleasant Blvd., Irwin, PA 15642 (724-864-0494) by February 10h to have your college student included in our special project. Monetary donations will be accepted. Your donation may be given to either LaVerne Mochnick or Diana Miller by February 10th. We appreciate your continued support in all our projects and say “Thank You”.
“The Art of Coloring” will meet January 7th—9:30 a.m. and February 4th—9:30 a.m. at Zion’s.
COME TO WORSHIP – GO TO SERVE!!
This year we will again participate in the nationwide youth-led movement to tackle hunger within our communities. Youth from across the United States will be participating in hunger-related projects on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019– Super Bowl Sunday. Our children & youth will be accepting donations of canned soup and/or monetary donation to support St. Barbara’s, our local food pantry. Look for our children & youth and their soup pots on that Sunday morning and support them in their project to reach out to our neighbors. This is our 8th year participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring and have donated 1,186 cans of soup to the food pantry through this special ingathering! Last year we collected 337 cans of soup. This year’s goal is 340 cans of soup.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will meet at Zion’s.
January 19th — 8:00 a.m.
Join us for a time of fellowship as we prepare our on-going and special mission projects on Tuesdays, January 15th and February 19th at 10 AM and 6:30 p.m. This monthly activity offers an opportunity for children, youth, and adults to participate together–side by side. If you can glue, cut, tie a knot or count, we are sure to have something for you to do. These are held at Penn. We have a nice time of fellowship and it is amazing what can get accomplished in an hour. Please contact Gwen with any questions or suggestions for project ideas.
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. Donuts / coffee are available the first Sunday of each month before worship (10:15 a.m.) and also after the worship service. Any questions, please contact a member of the Discipleship Ministry Team.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.