News from Mount Zion
Oct 30, 2020
End of the Season in the Community Garden
The gardeners and I had a beautiful Saturday morning to do last minute winter preparations and beautification for spring. One gardener had already water proofed the picnic table, Virginia had already started sifting compost earlier on the week, daffodil bulbs were planted, the water tank scraped and burlap wrapped around the fruit tree trunks. Over and over again I heard people expressed their thanks for having the garden as an outlet and place to visit during covid.
This Week's Lessons
The Season of Pentecost
The readings for Sunday are
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:1-3
Communion of Saints by Elise Ritter https://elise-ritter.pixels.com/collections/angels+and+spirits+by+elise+ritter
Hands of many represent the wings of a dove in new sanctuary hanging.
Brian Zinken, who often joins us on Zoom Sunday mornings has donated a sanctuary hanging done by his late wife Marie. She is the daughter of Pastor Norm and Helen Lange and she also created our Tree of Life Banner.
Of the banner, Brian writes, “the Banner was commissioned for the 20th Anniversary Service for our home congregation in Mississauga which has since closed. Actual hands of many congregational members both young & old, male & female were traced and used. For me, I see the circle representing the continuing life of the congregation. The hands of various colours; our diverse connection within our congregation and the holy spirit within us all through our baptism; in the hands that represent the wings of the dove.
I know the “Tree of Life Banner” for Mount Zion was a labour of love, and this one held a special spot in her heart too. Marie was a great believer that people should look at banners and take from it what they see and not define or limit too much in word. Recently someone said to me ‘It’s a very appropriate banner for All Saints Sunday’ and that again shows the interpretation that one individual had.”
I am very glad it will be used and seen by many.”
Thank you Brian for this gift and thanks also to Susan and Richard Brubacher who hung the banner this week. You can see it on the back wall of the sanctuary by the Westmount door.
In our Prayers
In Our Prayers
Let us continue to remember Margaret, David, Rosalie and Marjorie, in our prayers that they would experience wholeness and relief. Let us continue to remember the people of the United States as they go through the elections. Pray that those elected would be just, compassionate and work towards peace..
235 Dawson Update
Work continues at 235 Dawson St. Presently, the kitchen cupboards are being installed under the supervison of Martin Juergensen; the upstairs bathroom has a new floor and shower cabinet thanks to Ross Schlegel and Dennis Kuepfer, the landscaping is properly graded with pavers reset thanks to Dennis and our Landscape contractors; the basement floor is being replaced and is a "Work of Art (Shelter)" and Kirk Swanson is straining at the bit to start painting. Bill Gastmeier drops around to help out as much as possible. A new roof, furnace and water softener have been installed and the front door and new windows are a sight to behold. A new garage door coming soon. Many voluteer hours have been spent and there are many more to come. When you see any of these folks give them a big raise or at least, a pat on the back.
Art Schelter and Martin Juergensen installing cabinets at 235 Dawson
In this Season of All Saints, we will Remember
John Walter Siegner
(September 12, 1924 - January 2, 2020)
John passed away at the age of 95 years on January 2, 2020, at Lisaard House Hospice. He served in the Air Force and forayed into the lumber business, and real estate.
Agnes Mary Jones
1926 – February 5, 2020
Agnes passed away at Clair Hills Retirement Residence on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, she was 93 years of age. She participated in the worship activities of the congregations regularly and folks remember her fondly. A very outgoing and friendly person she enjoyed traveling, entertaining, playing cards, and volunteering at Freeport Hospital and the Waterloo Adult Recreation Centre.
Emily Marion Dolbeer
1924 – June 22, 2020
Emily died peacefully on June 22, aged 96, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Home. Emily Dolbeer was an active and long standing member of Mount Zion with Martin, her late husband. She was homebound for a while before moving to Forest Heights. She worked at the Children’s Aid Society following her graduation with a Master of Social Work degree, until her retirement in 1986.
1924 - July 12 2020
Charlie Ernst passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 12 at age 96 of natural causes. Charlie and Rhoda, his late wife, were charter members of Mount Zion. Charlie and Rhoda remained very committed and faithful members of the congregation till the very end, giving leadership at various levels and giving of themselves in service. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve during WWII. Charlie was a story teller with a sense of humour who had a deep passion for helping others.
February 10, 1924 - September 5, 2020
Lilly passed away on September 5, 2020 at the Grand River Hospital - Freeport campus at the age of 96. Lilly and Michael, her late husband, were charter members of Mount Zion. Both were active in the life of the congregation and Lilly was the quiet support to Michael whose carvings adorn the church, especially during Lent. She was a delight to all who knew her and she was always proud to be a member of the Mount Zion community.
September 1, 1922 – August 20, 2020
Rose Frim passed away, on August 20, at Grand River hospital. Rose was a member of Mount Zion since she settled in the area after years of service at Thunder Bay. She endeared herself to everyone with her very friendly demeanor and strong personality. Rose began each new day with a prayer, “This is the Day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it,” (Psalm 118:24) reflecting who she was!
Mount Zion worship returns to the sanctuary.
Service begins at 10 You are invited to:
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Links to 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)
Meeting ID: 949 5166 9774
MEN'S BREAKFAST 9:00 a.m. Thursday
Meeting ID: 914 3461 2188
MOUNT ZION ZOOM CAFE 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
Meeting ID: 991 4566 6538
ongoing...Zoom Cafe, Wed 10 am
Nov 21 5:30 pm Caribbean Christmas Party
Tues. Nov. 3, 2020 1.30 pm Mindful Meditations
Tues. Nov 17, 2020 1.30 pm Mindful Meditations
Tues. Dec 1, 2020 1.30 pm Mindful Meditations
Tues. Dec 15, 2020 1.30 pm Mindful Meditations
Feb 28 2021 Black History Month Celebrations