Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY
​     Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him, he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen to him and are called to believe in the power of God’s word in him, a power greater than all that we fear.

FIRST READING: Job 38: 1-11
     At the end of the book of Job, after Job and companions have argued about the cause of the great suffering Job endures, God finally speaks. These verses begin that speech, which is a grand vision of creation, describing God’s ordering of the cosmos and inviting Job to marvel at its beauty.
PSALM: Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32

SECOND READING: 2nd Corinthians 6: 1--13
​     Paul and his fellow workers experience great hardships and even rejection while carrying out their missionary work. Nevertheless, Paul continuously proclaims that God has not rejected us by is graciously working for our salvation

GOSPEL: Mark 4: 35-41
​     When Jesus calms the storm on the sea, he reveals his power over evil since the sea represents evil and chaos. The boat on the sea is a symbol. pf the Church and invites us to trust God amid life’s 
Turbulence.

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CHURCH EVENTS
     SUNDAY DISCUSSIONS BEFORE CHURCH We meet at 9:45 on Sunday mornings to have discussions before the service each week. We currently are reading C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity 
     BREAKFAST AT FIRST ENGLISH ON JUNE 30, I know it seems like we just did it. The last couple of months have been pretty easy. We come and help where we can and serve those who need to be served. Jesus did it, so can we.

​PRAYERS
     Please keep these people in your prayers: Emilie Harless and baby BD, Michael Koch, Margret Phillips' 1-year-old granddaughter Aurora Lander, Wesley and JoAnn Porter, Nicole Biler Robinette, Mike and Donna Toy, and all of those who are still suffering from illness or other health issues, as well as 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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Zion Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We worship every Sunday at 10:30 am in the West Jefferson Community Center. Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday. 
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June 23, 2024
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