Question of the Day, Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Question of the Day helps prepare you for next Sunday’s focus text in worship. These questions are posted here each day offering an opportunity for discussion. (Just click in the title of this post and you will be taken to the discussion window.) Try it out for a week and see how Jesus will use your time of pondering upon God’s word to deepen your faith.

Today’s question is:  What would your reaction be to seeing a dead man walk out of a tomb?

This week’s text for All Saints Sunday: John 11:32-44 (NRSV)

32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. 34He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35Jesus began to weep. 36So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

38Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” 40Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” 41So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. 42I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” 43When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”


Here are a few reminders and announcements for the next few days:

  1. Tonight (Oct. 31) there is NO: Worship, SPARK, Confirmation Class or Choir practice. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
  2. Volunteer opportunities on Saturday, November 3 at noon; many hands make light work putting the Social Hall together. Be one of the first to check out the fresh paint!
  3. Harvest Dinner set up will begin on Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m. (This is a change from the original l time of 9:30 a.m.)
  4. Day Light Savings Time ends Sunday, November 4th. Set your clocks back one hour Saturday (11/3) night!

Have a safe and fun filled rest of the week and weekend!

Blessings to all!

Houston Youth Group (HYG) Book Fair

Are you searching for the perfect Christmas gift of stocking stuffer? Look no further!

Stop and check out the HYG book fair at Zion.

The book fair is open until the end of November – your purchase(s) will be delivered in time for Christmas AND help the Youth of Zion make their way to the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas!