SEPTEMBER 2021


          

            As a youngster I well remember I had my share of scrapes and bumps.  It was my mother’s practice to use either iodine or methylate to disinfect the wounds.  It stung sharply when applied but my mother assured me that the sting was evidence that the product was working.  As I endured the stinging sensation, I pictured the germs struggling for their last hope and dying shortly thereafter.  My mother assured me that she knew what she was doing and even though it stung, it was for my own good.   

           Today, I recall this and know that there are times when a timely rebuke can be good.  The message may sting but it is delivered for our own good.  When someone points out our faults, it hurts, but the Bible in Proverbs 15:30, teaches us that if we heed and listen to reproof we are showing wisdom.

            We are faced with challenges now that I feel it necessary to apply a bit of sting to our situation and realize that we need to adhere to the necessary procedures to restore our society and our people to a safe environment.  Following the suggested guidelines of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing is necessary.  To achieve success for all is not an easy task.  However, our Christian challenge is to think beyond our personal well-being to the well-being of our fellow man.

            We would do well when a friend who loves us tells us something unpleasant, to listen and learn and grow and be grateful for pointing out our short comings.  When we are giving someone constructive criticism let us remember to remove as much of the sting as possible and assure them that of our love and confidence in them is what causes us to share. 

                                                                                In His Light,

Pastor M

610-987-663



CHURCH OPENING

September -10:30 A.M. services will continue in the grove. Tentative plans are to move into the church beginning October 3rd pending the current Covid situation. Parking lot & facebook live will still be available.

 

BIBLE SUNDAY - Sept. 12th, 10:30 A.M.

 

Happy Grandparent’s Day!  September 12th

 

BREAKFAST CLUB

September 15th, @ 8 A.M. @ Temple Family

 

September 28th, @ 8 A.M. @ Mt. Penn Family

 

MEN’S MINISTRIES

As always, Zion’s (Spies) Men’s Ministries invites all men of the congregation to participate in our meetings and activities. We will meet

Sept. 11th @ 8:00 A.M.  to take care of some maintenance issues.


HARVEST HOME SUNDAY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

10:30 A.M. Morning Worship

You are invited and encouraged to bring food (non-perishable) items representing this season’s harvest to the grove to be placed on a table provided when you arrive.  We thank you for your contributions and willingness to participate at this special time.

 

NEWLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

 

BIRTHDAY CARD SHOWER LISTS

Card shower lists for members of our congregation 80 yrs. of age and over provided by Evangelism Outreach, the list is available on our church website www.zionspieser.com

Help us honor these special folks.

 

JUST A REMINDER!  Please remember to notify the church office regarding anyone in the hospital or of any transfers from hospitals to home or to any other facility.  It becomes difficult sometimes to keep up with everyone’s moves which results in extra traveling. 

Thanks so much.

 

CALENDARS AND DAY PLANNERS

                  The various charities are starting to send out their 2022 calendars.  If you do not want them please bring them to the church and give them to Linda Wilson.  She will pass them on to the soup kitchen.


OUTDOOR SERVICES

Come and join us in the grove for our Sunday 10:30 A.M. services in September. Either stay in your car and tune your radio to 87.9 FM or bring your chairs and social distance in the shade. The service can also be watched from home on Facebook live, either go to our facebook site or there is now also a link on our website that will take you directly to our facebook site.

If home viewers would like a weekly bulletin,  please let Sue Barnett know and she will email it to you.

 

STEWARDSHIP

Next meeting September 20th to work on the 2022 budget @ 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY

@ 7:00 P.M.

Everyone is invited! If you can’t make it every week-no problem- come when you can.  No previous experience necessary.  That’s what Bible studies are all about – learning.  See Pastor Marisseau or Bob Hallman with any questions.

 

    

Special Music Thanks:

A sincere thanks to all who provided special music throughout the summer.  You made each service special!     Remember choir practice starts September 9th @ 7 P.M.

Musical Note 3
This work is hereby released into the Public Domain. To view a copy of the public domain dedication, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.Jeff Griffin

 

SPIES DART BASEBALL

September   8th  – at Zion’s Spies E.R.

September  15th – at Christ Lutheran Spangsville

September  22nd – at Zion Spies Lutheran

September  29th –  at Zion’s Spies E.R.

Questions call Kenny Manwiller at 610-944-0729

 

HELP OUR HOMELESS VETERANS

The next date for us to make 30 lunches for the homeless vets is on Sept. 19th. We will make them during the week, probably Wed, Sept. 22nd.

We are still looking for fresh fruit, small plastic containers of fruit or applesauce, or puddings (ones that don’t need a can opener).   Call the church office if you would like to make a food donation to the vet lunches and Sue will sign you up.  It can be dropped off on Sundays to Sue or during the week when Sue is in the office.

Mon. –Thurs. 9am-2pm.

Please have your donations in by the week prior (Sept. 12th), with the exceptions of the bread and fresh fruit. The monetary and food donations from our church family have been very generous. With the help of God, we are making a significant difference in many lives. Our thanks to all that support this mission.

Because God gives us all we need, we should give to those in need.


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES UPDATE

We are getting ready to focus on our annual bazaar/cookie sale/breakfast on November 6th More details to follow in the next newsletter.  We are planning NOT to do the mince meat pie filling, potato filling and pepper cabbage sale in November.              Maybe next year.

            As always, we welcome all women of the church family to attend our meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 A.M.

Next meeting September 14, 2021
It’s our goal to always keep God at the center of

our “busyness”.


SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

 On September 12, 2021 we will have Bible Sunday. We will also be installing and dedicating the Sunday School Board and Women’s Ministries Officers on September 12th .

Our next meeting is September 21st

@ 7:00 P.M.

 

WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021

10:30 A.M.

  “This is my body which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”

“This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”

BE WITH US AS WE SHARE THE BREAD AND WINE WITH CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD REMEMBERING CHRIST’S SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS, GIVEN FOR OUR SINS.


DINNER AT STOLTZFUS’S

Once again this year, a group of us are having dinner-family style with all the trimmings,

including desserts-on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00pm at Levi & Lydia’s in the Morgantown area. Cost: $16 per person

If interested, or for directions call John or Eleanor Noll  610-929-5228

 

LAYMAN’S SUNDAY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th – 10:30 A.M.

Members of the church family will participate in the morning service.


Flower sponsors needed October & November ALL Sunday’s available

 

BOOKS FOR THE BAZAAR

Linda Wilson will be looking for hardcover book donations for the November 6th Bazaar.  Thank you.

 

OLEY FAIR

On Thursday, September 16th help is needed at the Oley Fair food stand.  There will be 2 working shifts 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 1p.m. to 5p.m.  A sign-up sheet will be on the table in the Narthex.  Deadline for sign-up is September 12th.

Any questions call -

Sue Barnett 610-921-2286 or 610-779-9787

 

REDNER’S SAVE-A-TAPE PROGRAM

Save your Redner’s receipts. You must have a Redner’s card which you can easily get at their customer service area.  After using your card when paying for groceries your register tape will have on it (about half way down) Today’s 1% Save-A-Tape total is____.  This must be on the tape to make it viable.  Use it also for gas purchases.  Thank you and if you have any questions see me or Sue Barnett who has been helping me with the program.  Linda Wilson

 

GRANDPARENT’S DAY
A grandparent is the grandest mom or dad,
Not just because of all the kids they've had;
They've seen and done and known so many things
We honor them like preachers, priests and kings.

They tell us of a way of life that's past
When the world wasn't moving quite so fast.
When the family sat together every day,
To eat, to laugh, to sing, to talk, to pray.

The road we walk now they have seen before,
The tears we shed, they shed a whole lot more.
They understand our feelings, joy or pain.
They know the path; they've walked the dusty lane.

What can we do to honor these dear Grand’s?
We have no gift to place in weathered hands,
To adequately show how much we care.
Or prove to them how great the love we share.

Yet there is something awesome we can do
To show beyond a doubt our love is true.
If what they've taught is seen in how we live,
This is the best gift we could ever give.

 

- Unknown Author


MONTHLY PRAYER LIST

 Monthly prayer lists are located on the side table in the Narthex. If you have requests for the list, you can fill out a prayer request form which will be on the table in the Narthex and give the information to Jessica Houck 610-823-0183.If you have any questions about this list or our  prayer chain you can see Jessica Houck or Bob Hallman. New lists will be available the Sunday following our monthly prayer meetings.

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