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.
Thought for 2018 …and we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOEGETHER FOR GOOD
To those who love God, To those who are the CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.
TIMES OF WORSHIP
9:00 PENN LUTHERAN CHURCH
10:30 ZION’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Steiner will focus on the theme “Parables from the Cross” throughout the Lenten Season.
The Wednesday services will be held at Zion’s at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 07
Wednesday March 14
Wednesday March 21
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP EXPERIENCES
Holy Week is a journey of faith in which one’s faith can be deeply nourished through prayer, the reading of Holy Scripture, remembering the events of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection, and worshipping together as the family of faith. To honor this journey of faith, our parish offers the opportunity to prayerfully worship every evening (except Saturday) during Holy Week. Here is our schedule:
Palm / Passion Sunday, March 25th – Sunday morning Penn 9 :00 a.m. & Zion’s 10:30 a.m.
Monday, March 26 Short service of readings and prayers, 7:00 p.m. – Zion’s.
Tuesday, March 27 Short service of readings and prayers, 7:00 p.m. – Zion’s.
Wednesday, March 28 Quiet Communion Service, 7:00 p.m. – Zion’s.
Thursday, March 29 Maundy Thursday Holy Communion, 7:00 p.m.- Zion’s
Good Friday, March 30 Observance 12 Noon at Penn; Tenebrae Service, 7:00 p.m. – Zion’s
Saturday, March 31 Reflect/ and meditate this day on what Christ’s death means for you.
Sunday, April 1 The Festival of the Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter) will be celebrated at our annual Sunrise Service on the hill in Penn at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at Penn. We will celebrate Easter in our regular services at Penn 9:00 a.m. and Zion’s 10:30 a.m.
May God bless each of you in this most blessed time of celebrating the new and forgiven life so freely given to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
THANK YOU — LORD JESUS
Children and youth activities
All children are invited to our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event will be held at the park in Penn on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m. A very special thank you to Wendy Fait, Jamie Grant, and all their helpers! The children look forward to this event each year. If you are interested in donating or contributing to the Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Wendy Fait at 724-757-3339.
MARCH & APRIL PROJECT HOPE
During the month of March our PROJECT HOPE is NEW coloring books and crayons for younger children and the coloring books for adults and colored pencils for older children/youth. These will be provided to various programs that reach out to children and youth within our communities whose families are struggling with poverty, homelessness, and/or trauma and loss: Wesley Family Services, Welcome Home Shelter, and A Child’s Place.
The month of April’s PROJECT HOPE is Soles for Souls. We will be collecting gently used and new shoes to be distributed through Soles for Souls. All varieties of shoes are needed for men, women and children, including boots, sneakers, heels, sandals…any type of shoes. Invite your friends, coworkers and neighbors to join us in what has become an annual in-gathering. Last year over 1000 pairs of shoes were delivered to Soles for Souls
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Coffee & Conversation at Zion’s every Sunday, at 9:30AM 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.
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.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will meet on Saturday, March 17, 8:00 A.M. and April 21st.
Final session is May 19th. Places to be decided.
“All God’s Creation Is Very Good!”
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE — 2018
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018— 7:00 P.M.
Community Methodist Church
(Host Church this year)
Due to the construction at Community Methodist
— the service will be held at
Harrison City United Church of Christ
Women representing Penn Township Community Churches will participate.
REFRESHMENTS AFTER SERVICE
LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN—MARCH / APRIL MEETINGS
MARCH 13 6:00 P.M. SOUP DINNER at Zion’s – please join us for an evening of great soup, lots of fellowship, and a special program presented by Diana Miller. This activity is open to all men and women in the congregation. Sign up sheet in Narthex at Zion’s.
APRIL 10 – 6:30 P.M. — Meet at Zion’s. All women of the congregation are invited to share in evening of fellowship. Thank you to Dianne Field for preparing the program and Carolyn Bender & Betty Feathers for hosting.
“The Art of Coloring”- continues at Zion’s Church
March 5th —9:30 a.m.
April 2nd – 9:30 a.m.
Join us at Zion’s
Bring your neighbors & friends
COME JOIN US FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS
Registration brochures for the summer camping season are now available through the church office. Lutherlyn is one of our outdoor camping ministries where many people, children through adults, have grown closer in their relationship with God as they enjoy the beauty of the creation around them. Our Penn-Zion’s Lutheran Church will support our children and youth with $250.00/camper to help defray the registration fee for camp. Lutherlyn also has the policy that no child should miss going to camp because of cost. You are encouraged to speak with Pastor Steiner about registering your child or if you have any financial concerns. Lutherlyn is indeed a place for “Life Changing Adventures in Faith!
The library is located downstairs at Zion and new books are arriving throughout the month. There is no special checkout policy. We have books of different genres and for children through adult readers. As you prepare for your summer get-aways or backyard vacations, stop in and check it out.
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.