Parish Wide Events

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.

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             WORSHIP NOTES

WORSHIP TIMES COOPERATIVE MINISTRY AGREEMENT

Penn-Zion’s Lutheran Churches

 and

Brush Creek Lutheran Church

Pastor Steiner leading worship  at the following

Worship times

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  



ADULT SUNDAY LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM we will have an opportunity for adult Christian education learning at Zion’s. THANK YOU to Joe Field and Maria Stampahar.

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COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS

Coffee and Conversations meet each Sunday morning at Zion’s at 10:15 AM. Discussions have been lively and it has been a nice gathering time of fellowship.  In addition to coffee, tea is available and there is usually a yummy treat to eat.

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BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNTIES

Opportunities for Bible Studies are Friday mornings beginning at 11:00 AM at Zion’s, and at Brush Creek on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10:00 AM. Bible Study at Brush Creek will resume on Wednesday, September 11th when pastor Steiner will begin a review of the Book of Revelation.

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The Penn Trafford MinisteriumThankful for YOU

Please Come and Celebrate

Enjoy a Turkey Dinner with all the fixin’s

Place:     The Manchester  Room — Trafford, PA.

Date:     Tuesday, November 26       Time: 6:00 p.m.

A brief Worship Service of Thanksgiving will   follow the meal. We hope you will stay for this.

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PACKING PARTY

On Sunday, November 10th, following worship at Zion’s we will we have our Annual packing party. We will also be lifting prayers for hearts to be opened to hearing the Good News Gospel and that where there are closed Country borders that those distributing boxes will be protected and safe. You are invited to bring items for boxes and pack your box, or come and pack boxes with supplies that have been donated. This is a really fun event for all ages.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DROP OFF CENTER

We are again a drop-off location (at Zion’s) for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Volunteers are needed to assist people when they drop off their boxes. Collection Week is November 18th -25th. Listed below are the shifts that we will be receiving shoebox donations and are looking for volunteers. We are also looking for some cookies to provide to our donors, as a “Thank you!” Sign-up sheets for the shifts are in the narthex (Zion’s) and clip boards (Penn & Brush Creek). Children are invited to participate.

Monday, Nov. 18th 9:00 am – noon & 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 20th 9:00 am – noon & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 21th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 22th 9:00 am-noon & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 23th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 24th Noon – 3:00 pm

Monday, Nov. 25th 9:00 am – noon

THANK YOU — FOR HELPING WITH THIS

“POWER OF A SIMPLE GIFT

“The Holiday Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings

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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE & NATIVITY DISPLAYS

Pastor Steiner and Gwen invite the parish and friends to an open house on Sunday, December 15th, 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brush Creek. On display are over 125 nativities from around the world – PLUS — lots of yummy food. Your friends and family are welcome to this event to view the many ways people around the world depict Christ’s birth. This has become a cherished tradition of the Steiner family-sharing time with YOU our church family and friends

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

As per decision of the Penn-Zion’s and Brush Creek Lutheran Cooperative Ministry Joint Council, Christmas Eve services will be held on

Tuesday, December 24  with the following schedule:

Penn – 6:30 p.m.

Brush Creek – 8:00 p.m.

Zion’s – 10:00 p.m..

All are encouraged to attend one of these services being offered in celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN

                    November 12, 6:30 p.m. meet at the church

                    Program                    LaVerne Mochnick

Hostess       Dianne Field

                           December 10, 6:00 p.m.   Annual Pasta Christmas Covered Dish Dinner

(men invited to attend). Share this evening of great food, and fellowship,.

 THE ART OF COLORING — Zion’s

Monday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.

Monday, December 2, 9:30 a.m.

   Refreshments will be served as usual.

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PENN-TRAFFORD COMMUNITY BAND

The Penn-Trafford Community Band will be playing several venues during the Christmas season dates and times are listed here and will also be in the Sunday bulletins. Come on out and support our community band.

Dec. 1  Level Green light up night- 6:00 a.m.

Dec. 6  Penn Township light up night 6:00 a.m.

Dec. 14 Redstone North Huntington 3:00 a.m.

Dec. 14 Cloverleaf Estates   7:00 a.m.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL MUSIC

We are planning on having a Brass Ensemble play again as part of our service at Zion’s. If you are interested in participating, please contact Doug Skoretz. If you would like to share your gift of other instruments or voice, please follow up with Gwen. We thoroughly enjoyed last’s year’s music, including the choir, flutes, viola, organ, piano, and brass ensemble arrangements.

Christmas Decorating at Penn & Zion’s

Tentative plans for tree decorating —Zion’s Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m.

Penn’s Sunday, December 1 after worship service.  All are invited to join the fellowship.

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LIBRARY NEWS

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.  

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HELPING HANDS

We offer a monthly intergenerational opportunity to participate together-side by side- preparing on-going and special mission projects. This group meets at Penn on Tuesdays, November 12 & December 17. Please note there will only be a morning session-10:00-11:00 AM. PLEASE NOTE THE NOVEMBER DATE IS CHANGED DUE TO OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ACTIVITIES ON OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED DATE.

 

COME TO WORSHIP – GO TO SERVE!!  

 

 

 

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 lagood@comcast.net 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.

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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.

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