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We gather for a Worship Service in-person at the Chapel (2700 W 14th Street) and via the Zoom platform (online and by phone) at 11:00 A.M. We welcome our special guest preacher for Sunday, the Rev. Michael Anthony Howard, Minister of Faith in Action, Living Water Association, Ohio NorthEast, Heartland Conference, United Church of Christ.

To join us at the Chapel, buzz Zion Church (Bob Bucklew) from the Directory at the front of the 2700 Building on the campus of San Sofia Apartments or enter from the accessible ramp from the rear parking lot. When you arrive, call Bob at 216-375-5323 to open the parking lot gate.

For the online link and phone info to join the worship service via Zoom, please scan down the e-mail below.

In prayers, hymns, and reflections, we’ll remember the children and adults killed in recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. May God be revealed in their stories and the tears of all who mourn. May their memory be  a blessing and their life in God’s care last forever. We’ll be encouraged to move from thoughts and prayers to policy, change, and action.

The Scripture Readings are:

First Reading: Acts 16:16-34 – Paul and Silas in prison – the conversion and baptism of the Philippian jail warden and his household

Psalm Response: Psalm 67 – The glory of God’s reign

Second Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 – The final vision of the book of Revelation is the completion of everything. The Spirit and the Betrothed  (the church) invite all to join in the vision of God, and take the water of life for all who are thirsty. The beginning and the end, the bright morning star—Jesus – invites us into this vision of eternity, and that it may come soon.

Gospel Reading: John 17:20-26 – A part of Jesus’ final discourse in John’s account; Jesus prays for the disciples – “that they may all be one”

The Sermon/Reflection is “To Be One” by the Rev. Michael Anthony Howard based on John 17:20-26.

PLEASE NOTE: Next Sunday, June 5th we celebrate the Festival of Pentecost. The Christian holiday of Pentecost is celebrated on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31). Pentecost is one of the Great feasts in the Eastern Orthodox Church, a Solemnity in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, a Festival in the Lutheran Churches and the United Church of Christ, and a Principal Feast in the Anglican Communion. Many Christian denominations provide a special liturgy for this holy celebration.

The term Pentecost comes from the Greek Πεντηκοστή (Pentēkostē) meaning “fiftieth”. It refers to the Jewish harvest festival of Shavuot celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover. It is also known as the “Feast of Weeks” and the “Feast of 50 days” in rabbinic tradition. The main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.

Our Worship Service is also available through the Zoom platform on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time).

To join with a PC, Laptop, or Smart Phone (iphone or android), use the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81047671204?pwd=aHJQZXhCMXN0cTlobmJXd0hPNGNmdz09

Passcode: 684306

or enter into your browser:

https://tinyurl.com/3rd5fzsu

To join with a regular phone or landline phone, dial:

312-626-6799

Then follow the prompts and enter:

Meeting ID: 810 4767 1204 #

Password: 684306 #

If asked for a Personal ID, just dial #

Please join us to give thanks to God this Sunday, in-person in the Chapel, or via Zoom!

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