News from Mount Zion
Oct 9, 2020
It's Social Soup ...a new health council initiative
Pastor Philip and Nurse Christine load their vehicles with this week's Soup delivery. Mount Zion has partnered with Westhill Retirement Retirement Village for this new Social Soup Ministry
Starting Social Soup is an exciting new program being launched by Christine our parish nurse. Once a week, soup and bread will be available for delivery to your home free of charge. You can choose to have a contact free delivery (ie. Soup left at your door) or a socially distanced outside visit when it is dropped off.
Options for visitors include Mount Zion’s parish nurse Christine, Pastor Philip or a church volunteer (as available). This initiative has been made possible through a generous weekly donation of homemade soup from the Westhill Retirement Residence, and support from Mount Zion’s health council.
The initial target group includes those who previously attended the Mount Zion cafe as well as any other interested congregation members. From there, it can grow to include any interested person.
The hopes are that this soup will serve several purposes. A healthy meal with some socialization, which connects us all to a community during isolating times. A pandemic is an uncertain and isolating time for many. Being a part of something like “Social Soup” helps us to stay connected and to remember we are all going through these uncertain times together.
Our first soup delivery will be Tuesday October 6th and will continue each Tuesday going forward. Deliveries will start late morning. There will be an opportunity to indicate a preference in time such as late morning, early afternoon, late afternoon, etc. and we will do our best to work around your request. In order to allow time to best organize our routes, please contact Christine in advance to reserve a spot. Contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-588-8006.
Also pour a cup of coffee and log into Mount Zion Zoom Cafe Wednesdays at
10 am. for great conversation.
Pastor Philip encourages everyone in the congregation to log in and visit with your Mount Zion friends.
Link is below in link section.
More Music coming this Sunday
We have had three Sundays of in-person worship with mixed experiences especially for those participating virtually. Our technical team has been working to make sure that all the basic elements of the service were working reliably. Last Sunday was considered to be gremlin- free meaning it is time to start adding those elements that enhance the service. That means this week, there will be a soloist. The choir had their first
rehearsal in six months yesterday and they too will be a part of the service in weeks to come.
A reminder to those that would like to attend the in-person worship to please call in to the church office, before Thursday, and reserve your seat, until we come up with a better system to keep track of those attending. We need to know beforehand who and how many are coming so as to be able to assign the seats and maintain proper distancing.
Members of Mount Zion's choir donned special singing masks (makes you look like a duck) and gathered for their first practice in six months Thursday
Lessons for this Week
The Season of Pentecost
The readings for Sunday are
September Financial Report
Thank You for your faithful financial support for the ministry during this unusual time. Our results for the nine month period ending September 30, 2020 in the Ministry & Mission (Current) account reflect a surplus of $10,151 which is $27,672 better than Plan. This is an excellent achievement considering the shutdown of our facilities resulting in an inability to realize rental revenue. In addition, we give Thanks to our Federal Government who contributed $20,747 in Emergency Wage Subsidy which has enabled us to support the full complement of staff during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Please read the full report which contains updated information about our Capital Campaign, Faith in Action: Beyond 2020 and more.
Richard Brubacher – Treasurer and Chair Finance
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 remember the weekend and the celebrations, that all would be safe as we could be and be mindful of the other and take the needed precautions.
Book Study for Souls at Risk, Oct 22
A Reminder that the Mount Zion Book Study for Nancy Kelly’s book “Souls at Risk" will be held
at church in the Sanctuary on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 1 PM.
Please arrive by 12:45
You must register to attend. Registration will occur exactly as it does for Sunday services. Please call or email the church office beginning October 13 from 9:30 to 12 noon to register. You will be assigned as seat as is done on Sundays.
Registration will close on Tuesday October 20 at 12noon.
Bring your own mask.
This will be an extremely interesting book study by one of our own members. Sign up early!
Stephanie von Schilling
Oct 22 1 - 3 pm Fall Book Discussion
Nov 21 5:30 pm Caribbean Christmas Party
Feb 28 2021 Black History Month Celebrations
Mount Zion worship returns to the sanctuary.
Service begins at 10 You are invited to:
Attend in Person. Registration is required....learn more
Click this YouTube logo to be a part of the service from home.
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
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