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    Weekend Worship Saturdays 5 pm Sundays 8, 9 & 11 am

    CrossWalk Worship Wednesdays 7:30 pm (after Easter)

    april 1 - 2 The Story-Chapter 25 Jesus the Son of God

    april 8 - 9 The Story-Chapter 26 The Hour of Darkness

    april 15 - 16 The Story-Chapter 27 The Resurrection

    april 22 - 23 The Story-Chapter 28 New Beginnings

    april 29 - 30 The Story-Chapter 29 Paul’s Mission

    Worship sChedule

    holy week worship schedule • Palm Sunday Weekend (April 8 & 9): 5 p.m., 8, 9 & 11 a.m. • Maundy Thursday (April 13): Noon & 6:30 p.m. • Good Friday (April 14): Family Service 5 p.m.; Traditional Service 6:30 p.m. • Holy Saturday (April 15): Easter Vigil 5 p.m. • Easter Sunday (April 16): 7, 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. (Nursery care available at 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m.)

    sanctuary renewal phase 2 update

    Cornerstone Café Nursery

    The Cornerstone Café and new Nursery is tentatively scheduled to be completed by Easter Sunday, April 16. The second part of the Phase 2 project will start after Easter as work begins on the relocation of the Children, Youth and Family Offices.

    JoYa Concert - uptown Brass Quintet

    Sunday, April 23 | 3 p.m. | Zion Sanctuary The final concert of the JOYA music series features the amazing Uptown Brass Quintet. This program will include a wide variety of musical styles - 16th century Italian composer Gabrielli, baroque master J.S. Bach - all the way to toe-tapping jazz!! The quintet players are Charles Lazarus and Lynn Erickson, trumpet; Michael Gast, horn; Douglas Wright, trombone and Steven Campbell, tuba, all members of the Minnesota Orchestra or St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, with Mary Jo Gothmann, organ. Hear the sounds of brass and organ filling the sanctuary!! Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, adults $20 and students FREE!

  • a message from pastor Brent A Word about Good Friday The Gospel of Luke recounts the events of that dark day we call “Good Friday”: “Just before Jesus died at about noon, darkness covered the whole land until three o’clock in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed, and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’ When he had said this he breathed his last.”

    We often miss the detail of the tearing of the curtain in the temple. Yet, it has great significance. The veil, the temple curtain hid the Holy of Holies, the place where the very presence of God dwelled…the place where no human being could enter except the High Priest, and he only once a year on the day of atonement. The tearing of the curtain reminds us that through his death on the cross, God’s presence was open to all…that Jesus had made God accessible to every person. A friend from Zion shared a touching poem that he wrote many years ago (with his permission I share it with you): The holy of holies,

    held secret behind the veil, rent by God’s response, exposed.

    Is only an empty room to those who lack faith to walk through the portal wide.

    Join us for Good Friday worship as the temple curtain is once again pulled back and we see the amazing grace of a loving God through the lens of the cross of Christ.

    Yes, There is Hope…The newspaper headlines in 2017 can leave one despairing…from the threat of terrorism, ISIS, North Korea’s nuclear threat, Russia’s aggression in Europe, and the current political climate and division, not to mention the struggles so many of us face in our individual lives. At times, it seems almost hopeless. We wonder “is there any hope?”

    In the early part of World War II a Navy submarine was stuck on the bottom of the harbor in New York City. It seemed that all was lost. There was no electricity and the oxygen was quickly running out. In one last attempt to rescue the sailors from the steel coffin, the U.S. Navy sent a ship equipped with Navy divers to the spot on the surface, directly above the wounded submarine. A navy diver went over the side into the dangerous depths in one last rescue attempt. The trapped sailors heard the metal boots of the diver land on the exterior surface, and they moved to where they thought the rescuer would be. In the darkness they tapped in Morse code, “Is there any hope?” The diver on the outside, recognizing the message, signaled by tapping on the exterior of the submarine, “Yes, there is hope!”

    The Easter Gospel tells us of the fear and uncertainty that the women experienced as they stood in the tomb where Jesus had been buried and discovered that it was empty. Surely they must have been wondering “Is there any hope?” Then the angel said to them: “Do not be afraid; you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here!” The tomb was empty! Jesus had done what no one before had ever done—he rose from the dead. He overcame darkness, evil and even death. “Yes, there is hope!”

    We will gather together on Easter weekend to once again hear the Easter Gospel: “Yes! There is hope!” I think it is one we all are anxious to hear.

    Christ is Risen!

    Pastor Brent

  • welcome

    welcome new Members Zion recently welcomed the following new members: Julie Ann Leverity, Gary Heinzmann, James & Tara Koziol and son Caden Springer, Vern and Laurel Silvernale and Robert and LaVerne Robideau. The next New Member Coffee will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about Zion Lutheran Church or in becoming a member of Zion is invited to attend this informal meeting led by Pastor Brent Campbell.

    Zion super sale - new shopping times! The Zion Super Sale will open its doors to the public on Friday, May 5 at 9 a.m. There will be an entrance fee of $3 for adults from 9 a.m. - noon. Admission is free for the remainder of the sale; Friday the 5th, noon - 6 p.m. and Saturday the 6th, 9 a.m. - noon. The half price sale will run all 3 hours on Saturday. Attention Business Owners: Care to sponsor Zion’s Super Sale? New this

    year, we are selling $250 and $500 ads to be included in the booklet we’ll be handing out to every shopper. Contact Colleen at cnelson@zionanoka.org or 763-421-9106. We cannot accept: upholstered furniture, mattresses, infant items such as cribs, pack-n-play, car seats, booster seats, *strollers, highchairs, baby walkers, exercise equipment, microwaves, drapes, blinds curtain rods, chemicals, toiletries, magazines, humidifiers & dehumidifiers, typewriters, car parts, tires, organs, pianos, space heaters, water heaters, light fixtures (lamps ok), TV’s, stereos, electronics, large appliances, metal desks, air conditioners, phones, computer hard drives, monitors & printers. * new this year

    american red Cross Bloodmobile Coming to Zion Monday, April 17 | 1:30-6:30 p.m. | Zion Christian Life Center (CLC) Schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).

    spring work Day April 8 | 8:30 a.m. - Noon | Zion Grounds A Spring Clean-up Day to spruce up Zion’s grounds is planned for Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you would like to help us clean up our yard at Zion before Holy Week and Easter, please join us and bring your rakes, gardening gloves, etc. The coffee will be on and the donuts will be here! (Should it rain we will re-schedule.)

    easter Garden Our yearly Easter garden, which decorates the Sanctuary and building, remembers loved ones we have lost or honors someone special in our lives. To participate, please pick up an envelope at the front desk and return by Wednesday, April 5 with your contribution of $15 or more. The names of your loved ones will be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

    senior Citizens see Green at st. patrick’s Day event Zion Seniors enjoyed an afternoon of games and fun on Thursday, March 16. Guests enjoyed key lime pie, Irish cupcakes and green jelly beans while playing St. Patrick’s Day Trivia and LUCKY Bingo, with shamrock plants as prizes! Irish music, an Irish blessing and an Irish song by Pastor Connie rounded out the event.

  • “the story” Continues Zion’s 31-week journey through the Bible continues. Weekend sermons are based on the week’s reading from The Story. The reading schedule is listed below. • Starting April 2 - Chapter 26 - The Hour of Darkness • Starting April 9 - Chapter 27 - The Resurrection • Starting April 16 - Chapter 28 - New Beginnings • Starting April 23 - Chapter 29 - Paul’s Mission • Starting April 30 - Chapter 30 - Paul’s Final Days • Starting May 7 - Chapter 31 - The End of Time

    Monday night Lectures: the Changing Landscape of religion in america April 3 | 6:30 - 8 pm | Fellowship Hall Join us for the second lecture by Dr. Mark Berkson, Professor of Religion at Hamline University, on “The Changing Landscape of Religion in America.”

    Zion pages Book Group April 24 | 6:30 pm | Library We will be discussing Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman.

    upcoming adult forums - sundays at 9 & 10 a.m. • April 2- Honduras Mission Presentation by Rev. Michael Wittkamper • April 9- Rick Steves “Travelogue of Luther and the Reformation” Part 1 • April 16 - Easter (No Adult Forums) • April 23 - Rick Steves “Travelogue of Luther and the Reformation” Part 2 • April 30 & May 7 - Guest Speaker: Dr. Deanna Thompson, Hamline University “Martin Luther and the

    Protestant Reformation” Note: May 7 is the last Sunday Forum for the program year. A Summer Adult Forum Series will start in June.

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