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                    Zion: Where Nations Give

Let us remember God's faithfulness as we joyfully continue to give to His ministry at Zion.   Please consider a Year-End gift to Zion.
December is generally the only month that churches are in the black financially.  Help Zion end the year strong by making your year end gift by December 31.  Such gifts help us do ministry all year round.  Thank you!
                               Zion: Where Nations Pray
Let us join together in prayer on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   We continue this great endeavor Saturday, February 1, 2020.  
Feel free to come for as long or as short as you can.  We'll be starting in the music room (Swahili Service room) until the conclusion of the Children's Program rehearsal.  Come and pray for our city, nation and world, our church, healings, provisions, politicians and leaders, pastors, missionaries, friends, neighbors, families, you name it, we pray for it in at least three languages.  It is truly a spiritual experience like no other.
                             Zion's Office Hours
Zion office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am - 3 pm. 
Clothing and furniture donations may be dropped of during office hours.    
Zion's office will be closed January 1-3, 2020.
Zion's Clothing Closet will be closed December 24 through January 2, 2020. 

Zion Donation Statements

2019 Donation Statements will be available Sunday, February 2nd. The statements will be in the office.  We’ll have then in the office for pick up for the following week and then we will mail the statements. Thank you! 

Zion Drama Team

Are you interested in leading and/or joining the Zion Drama Team?! Contact Kim at if you are interested!  Thank you!   

 Zion Financial Forum: Sunday, January 26, 2020

The BSO will host a congregational forum to share the Zion mid fiscal year financials. We will also discuss plans for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, including the hiring of a youth director.

The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 and 10:30 AM services on Sunday, January 26, 2020.             

More Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to serve HIM by serving others? Let us know your passion and we’ll help make the connections!  Currently we need substitute teachers, kitchen/serving help, clothes closet helpers and offering counters.  Thank you! Contact the main office at 270-8142

Life Line Screening will be at Zion on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  Sign up to be checked for risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. Call 1-888-814-0416 or visit www.LifeLineScreening.com/community-partners.


                                   Breakfast at Zion
Breakfast at Zion is another answered prayer! So many of the children are counting on us for a warm, delicious breakfast every Sunday morning. Alicia McRoberts and family provides the fresh fruit and Allison Saba is your contact person for providing the delicious and popular egg bakes! If you would like to provide egg bakes, please contact Allison Saba at If you would like to volunteer on Sunday mornings to help make coffee, serve egg bakes and clean up, please contact Bonnie Taylor at 515-344-6036. Thank you!

       Hosting Second Sunday Potluck-All Nations Worship
Zion is looking for volunteers to host (setting up, serving and cleaning up) each month during our Second Sunday Potluck where All Nations Worship and eat together. Contact Pastor John or Vicki Hunting.

                             Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for ways to serve HIM by serving others? Let us know your passion and we'll help make the connections! Currently we need substitute teachers, kitchen/serving help, clothes closet helpers and offering counters. Thank you! Contact the main office at 270-8142

                                    Clothes Closet 
Clothes Closet is partnering with Once Upon a Child and Ashworth Road Baptist! They are graciously giving Zion wonderful second hand clothes for our Clothes Closet!  We are in need of room attendants to help with the Clothes Closet! The more volunteers, the more we can have the Closet open! We are currently open M-Th, 10 am - noon. Contact the Zion office if you are interested.
                                Learn to Drive the Bus
If you're interested in learning how to drive a bus, contact the Zion office or Pastor Robert. Pastor Robert is an experienced instructor.

Mark Your Calendar

January 25: Homeless Outreach 9am meet at Zion
January 29: STARS 5:45-7:30 pm
February 5: STARS 5:45-7:30 pm
February 11: Pastor's Reading Group Noon at Merle Hay Food Court and/or 7:00 at Zion.
February 12: STARS 5:45-7:30 pm
February 19: STARS 5:45-7:30 pm
February 26: Lent                                                                            February 29: Trivia and Silent Auction Fundraiser! 6-8:30 PM at Zion
March 3: Pastor's Reading Group Noon at Merle Hay Food Court and/or 7:00 at Zion.



Isaiah 66:1-24

66 This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,
    and the earth is my footstool.
Where is the house you will build for me?
    Where will my resting place be?
Has not my hand made all these things,
    and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:
    those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
    and who tremble at my word.
But whoever sacrifices a bull
    is like one who kills a person,
and whoever offers a lamb
    is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
whoever makes a grain offering
    is like one who presents pig’s blood,
and whoever burns memorial incense
    is like one who worships an idol.
They have chosen their own ways,
    and they delight in their abominations;
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them
    and will bring on them what they dread.
For when I called, no one answered,
    when I spoke, no one listened.
They did evil in my sight
    and chose what displeases me.”

Hear the word of the Lord,
    you who tremble at his word:
“Your own people who hate you,
    and exclude you because of my name, have said,
‘Let the Lord be glorified,
    that we may see your joy!’
    Yet they will be put to shame.
Hear that uproar from the city,
    hear that noise from the temple!
It is the sound of the Lord
    repaying his enemies all they deserve.

“Before she goes into labor,
    she gives birth;
before the pains come upon her,
    she delivers a son.
Who has ever heard of such things?
    Who has ever seen things like this?

Can a country be born in a day
    or a nation be brought forth in a moment?

Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
    than she gives birth to her children.
Do I bring to the moment of birth
    and not give delivery?” says the Lord.
“Do I close up the womb
    when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
    all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
    all you who mourn over her.
11 For you will nurse and be satisfied
    at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
    and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

12 For this is what the Lord says:

“I will extend peace to her like a river,
    and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
    and dandled on her knees.
13 As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you;
    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice
    and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,
    but his fury will be shown to his foes.
15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,
    and his chariots are like a whirlwind;
he will bring down his anger with fury,
    and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For with fire and with his sword
    the Lord will execute judgment on all people,
    and many will be those slain by the Lord.

17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things—they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the Lord.

18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

19 “I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations—to Tarshish, to the Libyans[b] and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. 20 And they will bring all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord—on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,” says the Lord. “They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels. 21 And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites,” says the Lord.

22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. 23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord. 24 “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”

Mark 9:42-48

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. [44] [b45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. [46] [c47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die,
    and the fire is not quenched.’[d






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