ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
We recognize many of our church family will be severely impacted financially during this time of crisis. We encourage you to utilize the many resources available as far as food and financial help and know that our members will continue to support and look out for our neighbors, families, and community.
It is also critical that we continue to contribute financially to Zion during these stressful times.
Anyone would like to receive the Sacrament of Home Communion who is not a regular recipient, or anyone who would like to have a home visit is asked to contact the church office (724-3502), and the necessary arrangements will be made.
We continue to support the efforts of the Operation Help Food Bank with monthly donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items and paper products, collected the first Sunday of each month. A collection bin is provided in the dining room. Please continue to help those in our community who experience need.
This year's Annual Gathering will be held on June 1-3, 2023! This year, we'll be gathering at Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ at 603 N New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46202Our theme is "The Hope That We Have," based on 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV). Bruce and Jeanne Reidenbach will be our delegates, but anyone may attend.
Rev. Rossman will deliver his last sermon to us on Sunday, June 18th. Special music will be provided by Lisa Krueckberg. We hope you will join us!
A public reception to honor Rev. Rossman's upcoming retirement will be held on Sunday, June 18th from 2-4 p.m. This is open to both our congregation and the public. Light refreshments will be served. We hope you will share this invitation with family and friends and join us for this celebration.
There will be a special worship service on June 25th to mark Rev. Rossman's last Sunday as our pastor. Our Indiana/Kentucky
Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. Chad Abbott will deliver the sermon. Our Chancel Choir will sing, as well as the vocalists from the Unclouded Day Christian music group. The luncheon will follow at noon. Please plan to join us for these activities.
The Official Board and Bridge Team are currently working with the IKC to secure a transitional/interim pastor to serve while we search for a new pastor. They will meet June 5th with a candidate for an interview. A Search Committee will be named as soon as the Bridge Team completes its work.
We are in need of special music for our summer worship services while the choirs are on break. The sign-up sheet is posted in the choir area. Please let Shelly Nussbaum know if you know someone from outside the church who would be able to perform.
Creator God, maker of all that is good.
Comforter God, restorer of peace between all peoples.
Redeemer God, healer of wounds that inflict trauma and chaos:
We turn to you this day crying out for an end to a war that rages across the land of Ukraine,
threatens the lives of its inhabitants, and displaces millions of children no longer able to sleep in their beds,
attend their schools, or play with their friends.
May your Spirit of peace soften the hearts of the politicians who rattle their sabers
and threaten nuclear annihilation.
May your vision of a just world thwart the ambitions of dictators who are thirsty for conquer
and lusting for lands over which to rule.
May your hope of shalom engender within our own hearts the call to let there be peace on Earth,
and let it begin with us.
Help us find the pathway to peace, a Just Peace, built on human rights and equity not just in Ukraine
but in every land where bombs and guns are the sounds to which children fall asleep and from which families flee.
You are the source of our peace.
You are the horizon of our hope.
You are the author of our love.
May the promise of your enduring peace, your abiding hope, and your everlasting love sustain us all
and bring the promise of a new and better day to the people of Ukraine.