We gather for a Worship Service on this Sunday, October 22nd, 2023, 21st Sunday after Pentecost in person at the Chapel (2700 W 14th Street) 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 as a devotional during the week.
Worship Services on Zoom
We are discontinuing streaming worship services on Zoom at this time. The option for Worship Services via the Zoom platform will resume in the Winter months and by request as needed.
Welcome to Adam D. Petrosino, Our New Music Director
Adam can be reached by e-mail at: [email protected] and by phone at 234-205-9397.
Zion’s Administrative Assistant, Beverly Wurm
Beverly will be keeping some limited Office Hours at church/home. The days and hours are:
Tuesday – 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: zionchurchtremont.org
Check out our website and Facebook for updates
Our Focus Scripture is the Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:15-22 – “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, but give to God what is God’s.”
The Gospel lesson takes a break from the parables of Jesus and turns instead to a time when some of those opposed to Jesus tried to trap him with a series of questions. In these verses of Matthew 22 some of the Pharisees got together with some of the Herodians—two groups that would normally be opposed—and asked Jesus about whether it was lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not. If Jesus said no, the Herodians, the family of Herod that was in power as a puppet government under the Roman Empire, would have proof that Jesus was a political revolutionary. If Jesus said yes, it would make the crowds upset with him. Instead, Jesus offers another way, to give what belongs to the Emperor and to give what belongs to God—recognizing that if everything comes from God, this question should not matter, for God is the ultimate authority.
The Reflection/Sermon is: “Giving God What Is God’s” by the Rev. Scott Rosenstein inspired by the gospel reading in Matthew 22.
Please join the Zion Church community to give thanks to God this Sunday in-person in the Chapel!
Pastor Scott Rosenstein
216-273-7561 – church
216-577-1514 – mobile
Bulletin Cover Image:
The Tribute Money
by Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929)
National Museum, Poznan, Poland