On Sunday, October 9th, 2022, 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 to open the parking lot gate.
For the online link and phone info to join the worship service via Zoom, please scan down below…
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the rise in COVID cases, we request the wearing of a face mask regardless of vaccination and booster status while in the Chapel common areas.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, BEVERLY WURM
Beverly began a part-time position… She will be keeping some limited Office Hours at church/home. The days and hours are:
Monday – 9am – 1pm
Wednesday – 11am – 4pm
Thursday – 9am – 1pm
Beverly can be reached at: [email protected] or by phone at: 216-273-7561 (church) or 216-310-6810 (mobile).
The bulletin is attached. You may use it to follow along with us in the worship service or as a Devotional this week.
The Scripture Readings are:
First Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-15
The Hebrew Scripture reading is the story of foreigner Naaman and the Hebrew prophet Elisha in 2 Kings 5. Naaman was the commander of the king of Aram’s army, but he suffered from leprosy. Naaman’s wife had a servant, an Israelite young woman who was taken captive, and this servant told Naaman’s wife about the prophet in Samaria (the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel), who could heal. The king of Aram wrote a letter to the king of Israel on behalf of Naaman, but the king of Israel freaked out, because he wasn’t God. Elisha, God’s prophet, told the king of Israel to calm down and to let Naaman come to him, because then he would know there was a prophet in Israel. Naaman arrived at Elisha’s house, and Elisha’s messenger told Naaman to go wash seven times in the Jordan and he would be clean. Naaman was angry because it was too simple. It had to be more complicated than that, otherwise he could have just bathed at home. Naaman’s servants reasoned with him: he would rather do something difficult, instead of a simple act for healing? Naaman gives in, bathes in the Jordan seven times, and his skin is restored. Naaman then realizes there is no God but God, the God of Israel.
Psalm Response: Psalm 111
Psalm 111 is a song of praise, reminding the congregation of all that God has done for them. God provides for those who are faithful, and God keeps the covenant with the people. Everything God does is faithful, just, and true. The beginning of wisdom, the psalmist writes, is the fear, or awe, of God. God is far beyond what we can possibly imagine or understand, and those who are wise understand this, giving God all the glory, honor, and praise.
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15
Paul writes in these verses of 2 Timothy 2 to urge Timothy not to forget the reason that Paul is suffering in prison is because of the Gospel. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, and the resurrection cannot be contained, just like the word of God cannot be contained, either. Paul is enduring imprisonment because God cannot be imprisoned. Paul is in solidarity with Christ because Christ has been in solidarity with us, and even when we are faithless, Christ remains faithful. Paul urges Timothy to make an effort to speak plainly and faithfully and not get caught up when others want to debate words.
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:11-19
The Gospel reading tells of when Jesus and the disciples passed between Samaria and Galilee. A group of ten people with leprosy called out to Jesus. People with leprosy were cut off from the rest of society as they were seen as unclean and might possibly be contagious. Jesus calls back to them to go show themselves to the priests. As they went on their way, the people realized they were made clean. One came back to Jesus, praising God, and fell at Jesus’s feet to thank him. That one was a Samaritan, and he was the only one who came back to praise God. Jesus told Samaritan that his faith had made him well. This is the second time in Luke (the first is the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10) that Jesus uses a Samaritan, an outsider and foreigner, as an example of faithfulness from someone that the reader/listener would not expect.
The Sermon/Reflection is “Between Desperation and Faith – Between Yearning and Gratitude” by the Rev. Scott Rosenstein based on Luke 17:11-19.
Our Worship Service is also available through the Zoom platform on Sunday, October 9th, 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: 811 2102 4523 #
Password: 599723 #
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!
216-273-7561 – church (new phone number)
216.577.1514 – mobile
Bulletin Cover Image:
“The Ten with Leprosy” a painting by Michelle Winter
God Running blog: https://godrunning.com/2018/04/28/jesus-and-the-5-love-languages-chapter-16/