News from Mount Zion
February 4 2022
In Person Worship planned to return March 6
It is council’s goal to return to in person worship on March 6, one week after our Black History Zoom Service, allowing for a consistent Sunday morning routine for the foreseeable future. All of this , of course, is dependent on Covid recovery.
The office will reopen on February 14. The choir, which has been working behind the scenes, will return to usual practice February 10. The Food Ministry will be back in the kitchen on the 10th as well.
Mount Zion Food Ministry Cooks Again
Stormy weather yesterday unfortunately delayed the start of the Mount Zion food ministry. We are looking forward to Thursday February 10th with excitement as that will be the first day meals will be available. We are always looking for volunteers who help with everything from shopping, inventory, kitchen food prep, deliveries and more! Want to start volunteering with others who are fully vaccinated? Concerned about social distancing but want to help? There are jobs available to match this need! Call or email Christine to be given some volunteer work that is enjoyable to you!
The toughest decision you may have to make next week, February 10th, is deciding which of the two delicious soups you want to choose! Mr Bell is making an appearance in the Mount Zion kitchen to make a big pot of his famous beef and red pea soup. Chef Winston will be making a delicious vegetarian soup. Maybe you will choose some of each? The following week, February 17th, Mrs. Bell will be making more of her delicious curry meals. The demand for it was high last time and it was delicious! (see the new menu area on our homepage)
Since the church office is closed at present, please feel free to show up for some food on Thursdays at 11:45am - 12:15pm or contact Christine ahead of time. If you require delivery, we will work that out and make sure you get it. For those receiving delivery, please plan to enjoy the meal for supper rather then lunch. Once the church office reopens, you can feel free to call or email your orders into the office and at that time the pick up times will change to noon - 12:30pm.
Your purchase of a meal helps to fund our food ministry so treat yourself! Soups are $7 and entrees are $10. Donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
We are also grateful for the weekly donation of bread and bread products that Cob's bakery is giving to Mount Zion for use in the food ministry. All Cob's bakeries donate everything left over at the end of the day to charitable organizations. With the new store opening at 255 Northfield Drive last week, Mount Zion was given a weekly pick up day. If you love hauling (and the delicious smell of) large quantities of fresh bread around, let us know! We could add you to our list of needed volunteers.
Thank you to our New Food Ministry Partner…Cob’s Bread
We are also grateful for the weekly donation of bread and bread products that Cob’s bakery is giving to Mount Zion for use in the food ministry. All Cob’s bakeries donate everything left over at the end of the day to charitable organizations. With the new store opening at 255 Northfield Drive last week, Mount Zion was given a weekly pick up day. If you love hauling (and the delicious smell of) large quantities of fresh bread around, let us know! We could add you to our list of needed volunteers.
Christine Ramseyer, Parish Nurse
Black History at 11 am on Zoom Feb 27
Please Note the time change. The service will begin 11 am.
Sunday February 27 is all about Black History when a selection of special musicians and speakers will join us for a Zoom service. Father Steven Greene, an Anglican minister who serves at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church in Cambridge will be our guest speaker. Bishop Pryse will also participate in this inspiring service.
Black History Month is about honouring the enormous contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of society. It is about celebrating resilience, innovation, and determination to work towards a more inclusive and diverse Canada—a Canada in which everyone has every opportunity to flourish. Members of the planning group are Arlene Knight, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Thomas and Pastor Philip, Sue Simpson and Karen Gastmeier.
An Invitation from Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Thomas
Annual Meeting – February 13 11:30 am on Zoom
Please join us for Mount Zion’s Annual Meeting on Feb 13 at 11:30 on Zoom. It’s an important time in the life to the congregation as we review the past year and take a peek into next year. I note from last year’s minutes that the meeting took less than an hour, so pls plan to attend.
Click here for the Annual Report
If you would prefer a paper copy, you can pick one up at the church. Because the office is closed, the copies can be found in a green Rubber Maid container outside the front door. Thank you to all of you who submitted reports in such a timely manner this year.
Thank you, thank you! Our final results for the year 2021 finished on a positive note. We ended with a small deficit of $3,058 in the Ministry and Mission (current) account which was $39,424 better than what we had planned. Member contributions were $5,683 better than plan. Government Wage Subsidy Grands accounted for another $21,458. Your support of Benevolence was $62,009.
For the full report click here and join us at the annual meeting for even more details.
Live Spring Book Discussion, Tuesday, May 3, 1:30-3:00 pm
Health Council will be holding a book discussion on Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu, also an Anglican priest. Tutu tells touching stories from his own life, as well as horrific memories of his work in dark places of the world. From there he invites us to take on the disciplines of goodness, the practices that are key to finding fulfillment, meaning and happiness for our lives. We think this book is a fitting selection as a way of honouring a great man who most recently died.
The place and format of the discussion will be decided as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Slethaug. If interested, Betty Behm will order and deliver a book for you. Please contact her at 519-896-2245.
Sun. Feb. 6 — Fifth Sunday after Epiphany -
Psalm 138 (2)
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Sun. Feb. 13 — Sixth Sunday after Epiphany -
Psalm 1 (3)
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Links for Worship and more
Sundays 10 am Click on the logo to join the Live Stream Worship
(Recordings of the services are available)
Sundays 9:40 am Join members for a time of fellowship preceeding the service https://zoom.us/j/96599940521
VESPERS 7:00 pm Monday - Thursday evenings
(Sign in any time after 6:30, Service starts at 7:00 pm)
MOUNT ZION ZOOM CAFE 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
Mount Zion's office tel.: 519 886-5820 office hours: Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How to contact our staff, while our building is closed:
Pastor Philip Mathai email@example.com cell: 519-781-5602
Music Director Sarah. E. Cardwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator Margaret Waechter email@example.com
Nurse Christine Ramseyer firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 519-588-8006
Feel free to call our cell phones. If we aren't available we'll return your call!