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.
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 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…
The bulletin is attached. You may use it to follow along with us in the worship service or as a Devotional this week.
We are now in the longest season of the liturgical calendar which is filled with Sundays called “Ordinary Time.” The season – called the Season after Pentecost or Ordinary Time – began with Trinity Sunday and ends with Reign of Christ Sunday (the Sunday before the start of Advent). If you’re like me, you might hear “ordinary time” as “boring time.” But that’s not the case! The word “ordinary” most likely means “numbered” here (think ordinal numbers), because the Sundays of Ordinary Time are numbered. In this season we move from concentrating on the event of Christ in the world to focusing toward the impact of being in Christ in the world. A life in the unity of the Trinity is one of being shaped and sent daily in the image and in the purpose of Holy Love. The liturgical color for this season is green. During the Season after Pentecost, we focus on the life of the Church as it grows in the midst of the world.
Happy Father’s Day 2022 – As the name suggests, Father’s Day is a special occasion that commemorates fathers and father figures around the world, and acknowledges and honors their efforts and contributions towards raising their children. Akin to Mother’s Day, this day aims to throw light on the influence fathers have in the lives of their kids, and on the society-at-large. While the dates vary from country to country, the day is largely celebrated on the third Sunday in June. As such, this year, it is celebrated on June 19.
Juneteenth – Celebrate Freedom – June 19th – Juneteenth (also called Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day (TX), Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Originating in Galveston, the holiday has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since the 1860s, often broadly celebrating African-American culture. The day was first recognized as a federal holiday in June 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
The Scripture Readings are:
First Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-15a – A burned-out and fearful prophet Elijah flees from Queen Jezebel – Elijah meets God at Horeb – God still had work for Elijah to do, and now Elijah knows that he can do it
Psalm Response: Psalms 42-43 -originally a single poem with a common refrain: why their own soul is distressed, but finds encouragement in their hope in God
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:26-39- Jesus heals an individual possessed by a legion of demons in Gerasene – the townspeople react in fear and beg Jesus to leave – perhaps preferring the demons they know to the power of God they don’t know – the healed individual goes and proclaims to the townspeople all that Jesus has done for him
The Sermon/Reflection is “What Is Your Name? ” by the Rev. Scott Rosenstein based on Luke 8:26-39 – a reflection on the this strange story becomes OUR story
Our Worship Service is also available through the Zoom platform on Sunday, June 19th, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time).
To join with a PC, Laptop, or Smart Phone (iphone or android), use the link below:
or enter into your browser:
To join with a regular phone or landline phone, dial:
Then follow the prompts and enter:
Meeting ID: 841 3903 3201 #
Password: 893922 #
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!