News from Mount Zion
Oct 2, 2020

An Important note to our Zoom Community

Starting this Sunday there are new Zoom links to the worship service and other events. This is only a concern if you have bookmarked or saved the links to your computer. The new links are available below and on our website.  

Zoom has also made some changes that affects us. When you sign in, you will be placed in a waiting room and the host must let you in making it a wee bit slower to log in.

Again a reminder about the livestream, you could go to mzlc.ca, click on the YouTube icon, then 'home', which will take you their directly.

Lessons for this Week

The Season of Pentecost

The readings for Sunday are

Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 80:7-15

Philippians 3:4b-14

Matthew 21:33-46

Mount Zion worship returns to the sanctuary.

Service begins at 10   You are invited to:

  • YouTube

Attend in Person. Registration is required....learn more

or

Click this YouTube logo to be a part of the service from home.

or

Click on this  Zoom logo to be a part of a 15 minute chat prior to the service. You will be directed to the service

https://zoom.us/j/96599940521  Meeting ID: 965 9994 0521

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Other Opportunities to worship, study or socialize

VESPERS    7:00 pm Monday - Thursday evenings
(Sign in any time after 6:30, Service starts at 7:00 pm)

https://zoom.us/j/94951669774

Meeting ID: 949 5166 9774

MEN'S BREAKFAST   9:00 a.m. Thursday
https://zoom.us/j/91434612188

Meeting ID: 914 3461 2188

MOUNT ZION ZOOM CAFE  10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays

https://zoom.us/j/99145666538

Meeting ID: 991 4566 6538

In our Prayers

In Our Prayers

Let us continue to remember Gwen, Christine, Margaret, Willie, David, Conrad, and Zach in our prayers, that they would experience wholeness and healing. Let us continue to remember our children and youth as they have started school, for all parents and other family members that they be free of anxiety and also be kept safe and healthy. For our church leadership that they have the wisdom and courage to lead faithfully through these trying times.

Faith in Action: Beyond 2020 is 79% of the goal

Our capital campaign, Faith in Action: Beyond 2020 has only been in existence for two short months and your response has been amazing.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $75,000 for a new sanctuary roof and to top up our dwindling capital account. As of September 30, $59,354.25 or 79.1% has been either pledged or received. Of that number $50,489.25. has been received. Thank you to all of you who responded so generously and quickly. We are nearly there, so if you have not yet made a donation, please consider doing so now.

Mount Zion Cafe Zooms back to life!

Make yourself a hot drink and drop into Mount Zion’s newly imagined Zoom Cafe, a new program offered by Nurse Christine.   It’s a time to socialize, to visit and reconnect with your Mount Zion Café friends. And since we can’t visit in person,” we will meet on Zoom. Christine sees this primarily as an opportunity to visit, but sessions could include some relevant health information and, and maybe a special guest from time to time. Having a place to chat with friends is especially important now as we continue to self isolate.

Be a part of the Mount Zion Zoom Café Wednesdays, starting October 7, 10-11:30 am

Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/99145666538

The End of an Advent Tradition

With sadness but with gratitude to the community of faithful volunteers and churches who have participated over the years,  Canadian Lutheran World Relief has announced the end of the We Care bag shipping program, in part to be able to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CLWR tells us that the need experienced by their global partners has never been greater, and they are calling upon us to respond with generosity.    The full letter from CLWR can be found here.  

What are the Property guys up to?

Your hardworking Property Committee is proud to report that we have carried out a number of repairs and upgrades over the summer as we continue to maintain our church building to a high standard so that it will be available, attractive and useful to our tenants once this pandemic has abated. 

We are very close to selecting a roofing contractor to provide a new roof in the Spring. Our deliberations have been comprehensive and have included engineering input around the roof structure, material compatibility, vapor control and best value and cost implications. 

We are most excited around the progress we have made at our rental property at 235 Dawson adjacent to our back parking lot. New windows, roof, attic insulation, furnace and flooring have been installed. The basement has been reinsulated and drywalled up to current codes and the overgrown plantings have been removed and landscaped. The new kitchen is on order as is a new garage door. Paving stones have been reset and the driveway has been excavated and is awaiting pavement. Drive by and have a look! 

If you see Ross, Dennis, Art, Martin or Bill on site, go in and give them a big VIRTUAL pat on the back.  Bill Gastmeier

Music for the Spirit

Deacon Scott invites you to "zoom in" to a concert given by Music for the Spirit youth and leaders at Chiefswood Park, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 pm. Music for the Spirit Coordinator Richelle Miller and visual artist Thomas Anderson will unveil a community art project entitled, “Paddle Connections.” More information and instructions on how to pre-register for this zoom session can be found by following the link:
https://greatnessglp.com/GAGL/tv/

Upcoming events

Oct 22  1 - 3 pm  Fall Book Discussion

Nov 21 5:30 pm Caribbean Christmas Party

Feb 28 2021  Black History Month  Celebrations

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