ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Service Personnel: Please keep the following service personnel in your prayers at this special time of year: Joshua Taylor, Seth Garner, Mike Greenwalt, Justin Lovellette, Anthony Rauch, Ruth Rauch.
The following is a notice from the Spiritual Council of Zion:
At the request of our Indiana-Kentucky Conference leadership, all services and activities at Zion are cancelled indefinitely. This health crisis is a fluid situation that changes rapidly and the health and well-being of our families and community is our first priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any changes as they arise. Please continue to look out for your families, neighbors, and community and do not hesitate to contact the church with any needs you may have. Email and phone messages will be monitored regularly and updates will be posted on this site as quickly as possible. We recognize that this is a stressful and difficult time for everyone and know that our faith will get us through this crisis together.
Indiana State Department of Health has put out these phone numbers through Adams Memorial,
if you have any questions or concerns. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (317)233-7125 or (317)233-1325
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 times of cancelled services. Our expenses continue regardless of the tithes and offerings coming in and we ask those who are able to mail in your regular offering. There are also many banks who offer bill pay services at no cost. The mail is monitored daily. For those who are not able to do so, we understand your difficulties. Zion has shown time and time again that our faith is strong and we can do all things through Christ.
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.
The Confirmation Class tour of Crossroad Children's Home on March 29 has been cancelled since the campus is now closed to visitors. It will not be rescheduled.
During this uncertain time it is important that we stayed tied together as a people of prayer and support.
Weekly we will send out a prayer for the world and our conference churches on Wednesdays.
We also encourage each of you to stop what you are doing at noon on Wednesdays and pray wherever
you are. Our staff will be praying wherever they are and together we will offer prayers for our world at this time.
Peace, Blessings, and Compassion,
Rev. Chad R. Abbott
In this hour…hear our prayer.
Hear us as we struggle with what is right and necessary and essential, with
what is good and worthy and holy, and what is important and needed and sacred.
In this day…hear our prayer.
Hear us pray for listening ears. Senses that seek out your Voice
in the midst of constant chatter the quiet sounds of your still-speaking Word in the breeze
or in the whispering meditations of my own heart,which speaks in visions
of things I do not want to do and places I do not wish to go.
In this season…hear our prayer.
My own voice, breaking in tears
of unexpected emotions and fears of the unknown.For those who look to each other and
look to me for solace.Even as Spring blossoms around us, we fear
the darkness of Lent will persist within us.
In this new age…hear our prayer.
Guide your church and the helpless helpers within.
Grant us wisdom grant us courage for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.
By Rev. John Sterrett, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Dubois, Indiana