But after college I didn’t know what to do. I had a degree, loads of debt, no job, and I didn’t know where to go or who to be. What was next? Isn’t there supposed to be a next big thing? Maybe I can look back to my past and see if I did something wrong, because the future is not looking so hot. But eventually, I went to seminary, and the next big thing was being a pastor. Finally, I was a pastor and the Holy Spirit led me all across the United States and eventually placed me here with y’all.
So, what’s the next big thing? What am I doing next? What are we doing next? But eventually, I must stop looking for the next big thing and focus on the present. Master Oogway once said, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why they call it the present.” And by living in this present moment, I have learned to truly enjoy where I am and have learned how to better hear the calling of the Holy Spirit.
All are welcome to join us for worship and fellowship at Zion. We hope that you find our congregation welcoming and that you are spiritually fulfilled through God’s word during our worship services. Whether a longtime member or a visitor, we pray that you know and experience the peace, hope, joy and purpose that come from knowing Jesus Christ.
People can be baptized at any age. Those who receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Zion become a member of our church family.
Those who are active members of another Lutheran congregation may request a letter of transfer from their congregation. No formal ceremony is required. We will, however, introduce you as a new member during a worship service.
Baptized persons who are not currently members of another Lutheran congregation join through “Affirmation of Faith.” This is a brief ceremony during a worship service in which new members publicly affirm their Christian faith and are welcomed into our congregation
You will learn about Zion’s history and what it means to be a Lutheran; you will meet staff and Council members; and you will also be assigned a “sponsor,” who will introduce you to other members and may help you find opportunities to get involved in the congregation.
In addition, the Evangelism Committee hosts an annual “New Member Brunch” to celebrate your membership in the congregation. For more information about joining Zion, please reach out to Pastor Ben or call the church office at (717) 569-1359.
• Commune at least one time per year
• Make a financial contribution, in any amount, at least once a year
Although very little is required to maintain active membership at Zion, we hope that the Holy Spirit inspires you to become active in the life of the church by regularly attending worship, serving as a worship participant, becoming a committee member, or by volunteering with one of our outreach programs.
Please join us for Livestream Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
For dates and times of Livestream Worship services and meetings, please check the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg Facebook page.
Call in for audio: 1 (646) 558-8656. When prompted enter the meeting ID.
For Zoom services, please visit www.zoom.us and click “join” or download the app. When prompted, enter Meeting ID and Password:
Meeting ID: 929 8074 6294
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