Categories: Worship

by Admin


Categories: Worship


We gather for a Worship Service on this Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 2nd, 2023, 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.

The Sunday Bulletin is attached in PDF format. You may use it to follow along with the service on Zoom or you may use it as a devotional during the week.

This liturgy of silence and story combines Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-11) and Passion Sunday (Matthew 26:14-27:66). Using passages adapted from The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation, this liturgy provides the opportunity for lay leaders to share the story from the Gospel of Matthew. Some readings conclude with a statement “Come…” to respond to the story in silence or song. Following the story of the Last Supper, there is a brief service of Holy Communion.

Coming Up this Week: Holy Week (“Holy and Great Week”) is the most sacred week in the liturgical year in Christianity. For Catholics and Protestants, it begins with Palm Sunday and concludes on Easter Sunday. For all Christian traditions it is a moveable observance. In the Western Christian Churches, Holy Week falls on the last week of Lent or Sixth Lent Week. Holy Week begins with the commemoration of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, marks the betrayal of Jesus on Spy Wednesday (Holy Wednesday), climaxing with the commemoration of the Mystical or Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday. Holy Week concludes with Christ’s rest in death and descent into Hades on Holy Saturday. It is believed Jesus rested in death from the ninth hour (3 pm) on Good Friday until just before dawn on Sunday morning, the day of his resurrection from death, commonly known as Easter Sunday. This marks the beginning Week of the season of Eastertide, with its first week being known as Easter Week (Bright Week).

Good Friday is a solemn day on which Christians recall the death of Jesus and its promise of hope and new life.

The Good Friday Tenebrae Service (Service of Shadows) is at Zion Chapel and on the Zoom platform on Friday, April 7th, 7:00 P.M.

Many Christians keep this devotion but also see in the suffering of Jesus a reminder to be more concerned for the suffering of people in today’s world. For many Christians, this day is also a day of fasting and penance.

Easter Sunday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and our new life in the reign of God will be observed at Zion Chapel and on the Zoom platform on Sunday, April 9th with an 11:00 A.M. worship service.

An Easter brunch follows worship on April 9th. You may bring a dish to share (optional) – but join us for a meal of celebration and community!


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 – 10am – 2pm
Thursday – 9am – 1pm

Beverly can be reached at: [email protected] or by phone at: 216-273-7561 (church) or 216-310-6810 (mobile).

Our new website address is:
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Please join the Zion Church community to give thanks to God this Sunday, in-person in the Chapel, or via Zoom! And please give our special guest, the Rev. Doug Horner, a warm Zion Church welcome.

Pastor Scott
216-273-7561 – church
216-577-1514 – mobile

Bulletin Cover Image:
Palm Sunday Worship Art
Unique crayon and digital worship art
by Stushie – a Scottish pastor, ministering in East Tennessee
Stushie Art –