Categories: Worship

by Admin


Categories: Worship


We gather for a Worship Service on this Sunday, November 5th, 2023 for A Service of the Word and Holy Communion on All Saints’ Sunday– in-person at the Chapel (2700 W. 14th Street) and online on the Zoom platform at 11:00 A.M.

On this first Sunday of November, we will be participating in Holy Communion. We practice Open Communion at Zion Church meaning that you do not need to be a member of this church or any other to participate. Christ is our host – and Christ welcomes everyone! At the Chapel, the elements of bread and cup will be provided for you. We encourage those joining us on Zoom to prepare simple elements of bread/toast/muffin and juice/wine/tea/coffee and join us.

All Saints’ Sunday

On Nov. 5th, we join with Christians around the globe in remembering our saints on All Saints’ Day. We will name those who have died in the past year who we hold dear to our hearts. Please join us for worship as we remember our saints together.

All the saints of the Zion Church family and wider community who have died in the past year:

Elaine E. Hambrecht Lukacs (June 16, 1943 – March 26, 2023)
Dearly Beloved Friend, Hunger Center ministries & Saturday Hot Meals Coordinator, Hospitality ministries and lifelong member of Zion Church

Betty Marie Abendroth Funk (October 11, 1934 – July 5, 2023)
Dearly Beloved Friend, Gifted Musician, and Music Minister, Pianist & Choir Director of Zion Church for many years

You are invited to light a candle in honor/memory of a loved one who has passed on.

While the dead are solemnly remembered during worship on All Saints’ Sunday, the festival is ultimately a celebration of Christ’s victory over death. By remembering those of the past, the church is inspired to live faithfully as Christ’s disciples in the present.

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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 Word and PDF formats. You may use it to follow along with us in the worship service or as a devotional during the week.

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:
Fall Schedule
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:
Check out our website and Facebook for updates

The Focus Scripture Reading is Matthew 5:1-12

Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:1-12

The Gospel lesson for All Saints’ Day is the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. Jesus shared blessings in verses 3-11 to those who usually did not receive good news: the poor in spirit (Luke’s account just uses the descriptor “poor”), those who are grieving, those who are powerless, those who strive for righteousness and justice, those who are kind and compassionate, those who are peacemakers, those who are persecuted. Jesus concludes this section with a blessing for those who experience gossip and slander and persecution against them because they follow Jesus. Their reward, as for all those who are listed, will be great in God’s reign, and their experience is the same as the prophets who came before them.

The Reflection/Sermon is: “Will God’s Normal become Ours?” by the Rev. Scott Rosenstein inspired by the gospel reading in Matthew 5.

Please join the Zion Church community to give thanks to God this Sunday in-person in the Chapel or online on the Zoom platform!

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

Bulletin Cover Image:
Stained Glass Spirits Communion of Saints
by Elise Ritter, 2020