Hunger in the Wilderness: A Lenten Journey with Mark

This year’s ELCA World Hunger Drive features a daily devotion with Pastor Keith!

Last year we raised $3,147.28 to alleviate world hunger. So far this year, we have raised $765! In addition, a family will match 10% of what is collected during Lent. Encourage their generosity, with yours!

Contributions to this cause (clearly marked “World Hunger”) can be made electronically from: our website, Facebook page or an app called “Give Plus”. If you prefer, you may mail a check to Zion (2714 James St. Marinette, WI 54143) or bring your donation with you when you commune! Thank you for your prayerful consideration of what you will do to help fight world hunger in 2021.

This brief video is the Lenten Devotion for the Thirteenth Day of Lent, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Blessings to one and all! 

Question of the Day, Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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: Where is the dividing line between marketplace and fundraisers for a particular mission?

This week’s text for the Third Sunday in Lent: John 2:13-22 (NRSV)

13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Application for Grant from Zion’s Mission Endowment Fund

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Hunger in the Wilderness: A Lenten Journey with Mark

This year’s ELCA World Hunger Drive features a daily devotion with Pastor Keith!

Last year we raised $3,147.28 to alleviate world hunger. So far this year, we have raised $400! In addition, a family will match 10% of what is collected during Lent. Encourage their generosity, with yours!

Contributions to this cause (clearly marked “World Hunger”) can be made online with the “DONATE” button on our website, the “SHOP NOW” button on our Facebook page or via an app called “Give Plus”. If you prefer, you may mail a check or you may also bring your donations with you when you commune! Thank you for your prayerful consideration of what you will do to help alleviate world hunger.

This brief video is the Lenten Devotion for the Twelfth Day of Lent, Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Peace be unto you and yours!

Question of the Day, Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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: The people that Jesus was driving out were providing a necessary service for those traveling great distances to worship at the temple. How would you feel, as a pilgrim, to have this service taken away?

This week’s text for the Third Sunday in Lent: John 2:13-22 (NRSV)

13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Hunger in the Wilderness: A Lenten Journey with Mark

This year’s ELCA World Hunger Drive features a daily devotion with Pastor Keith!

Last year we raised $3,147.28 to alleviate world hunger. So far this year, we have raised $400! In addition, a family will match 10% of what is collected during Lent. Encourage their generosity, with yours!

Contributions to this cause (clearly marked “World Hunger”) can be made online with the “DONATE” button on our website, the “SHOP NOW” button on our Facebook page or via an app called “Give Plus”. If you prefer, you may mail a check or you may also bring your donations with you when you commune! Thank you for your prayerful consideration of what you will do to help alleviate world hunger.

This brief video is the Lenten Devotion for the Eleventh Day of Lent, Monday, March 1, 2021.

Peace be unto you and yours!

Question of the Day, Monday, March 1, 2021

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: How do you feel about this passionate response of Jesus?

This week’s text for the Third Sunday in Lent: John 2:13-22 (NRSV)

13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Hunger in the Wilderness: A Lenten Journey with Mark

This year’s ELCA World Hunger Drive features a daily devotion with Pastor Keith!

Last year we raised $3,147.28 to alleviate world hunger. So far this year, we have raised $400! In addition, a family will match 10% of what is collected during Lent. Encourage their generosity, with yours!

Contributions to this cause (clearly marked “World Hunger”) can be made online with the “DONATE” button on our website, the “SHOP NOW” button on our Facebook page or via an app called “Give Plus”. If you prefer, you may mail a check or you may also bring your donations with you when you commune! Thank you for your prayerful consideration of what you will do to help alleviate world hunger.

This brief video is the Lenten Devotion for the Tenth Day of Lent, Saturday, February 27, 2021.

We are blessed to be a blessing!