Third Sunday after Pentecost
INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY
     We have no good apart from God. That makes the call of Jesus to follow him an invitation to freedom. This is freedom to revel in the Spirit’s fruit: love, joy, peace, and patience. This is freedom to not be imprisoned by anything that would keep us from the fullness of the life God has given us. This is the path of life.

FIRST READING: 1st Kings 19: 15-21
      In the story preceding today’s reading, the prophet Elijah flees for his life to the security of God’s mountain. There God reveals to Elijah that there are still other faithful people in Israel and commissions him to anoint new leaders, including his own successor, Elisha.
PSALM: Psalm 16

SECOND READING: Galatians 5: 1, 13-25
​     For Paul, the freedom Christ gives is not permission to do whatever we want. It is the invitation to be what ewe could not be otherwise. The power and guidance of Christ’s Holy Spirit produce a different kind of life, one marked by the fruit of this Holy Spirit

GOSPEL: Luke 9: 51-62
     Jesus is unwavering in his commitment to his mission in Jerusalem and will not be swayed by pettiness. In a series of striking cases in point, he calls his disciples to a similar single mindedness.

Announcements!
4th OF JULY
     Although we will not be doing a patriotic service as such, please remember to pray for our country and our World. We need the hand of God in our lives every day. If you see a veteran, please acknowledge him/her and their service.

VILLAGE EVENTS
     FARMERS' MARKET – is back! Every Saturday morning in the Pat's Pizza parking lot.
     JULY 15TH – FRIDAY NIGHT UPTOWN Pandora Effect will be the featured band in July and North to Nashville will be playing in August. Lots of good food trucks will be there as well. Come and join the fun. See someone you may not have seen in a while.
     AUGUST 5TH – FRIDAY NIGHT UPTOWN North to Nashville will be playing in August. Lots of good food trucks will be there as well. Come and join the fun. See someone you may not have seen in a while.
     SEPTEMBER 3RD –  OXROAST DANCE will be held at Garrett Park. Come and enjoy the new park and enjoy all of the work that has been done. This will be for all ages. 8-80. 

PRAYERS
     Please keep these people in your prayers: Michael Koch, Wesley and JoAnn Porter, Nicole Biler Robinette, and all of those who are still suffering from COVID 19 and their families. 
     Please remember all of our shut ins and sick: Arlene Castor. (Also, pray for the families and caretakers of those on the prayer list.)
     
FUNDS FOR ZION
     Please check the bulletin board behind the office door for all of the sign-up sheets for this year. Communion, birthday Sundays, and Worship Assistants/helpers. Thank you so much!
     You can also remember special occasions or special people by contributing money that would normally be used for altar flowers. Instead the donation goes to our local food pantry. 
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Zion Lutheran Church
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West Jefferson, OH 43162 w 614-879-8107
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Zion Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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