On Sunday, June 5, the Church of the Reconciliation welcomed Right Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Fisher, Bishop of the Diocese of Western MA, for our Pentecost worship service.
Zion Lutheran and COR Newsletter – June 2022
Zion Lutheran and COR Newsletter – May 2022
He is Risen
What a beautiful Eastern celebration at Church of the Reconciliation!
Zion Lutheran and COR Newsletter – April 2022
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Zion Lutheran and COR Newsletter – March 2022
Click the button below to read the March edition of the joint newsletter from Zion Lutheran Church and the Church of the Reconciliation.
Lenten Season Services and Events
CHURCH OF THE RECONCILIATION AND ZION LUTHERAN
CHURCH BETTER TOGETHER
Together we enter into the Lenten season starting with Ash Wednesday and ending with the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord.
March 2, 2022 – A service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes will be held at Zion Lutheran Church at 1:00 PM. All Covid protocols will be followed and ashes will be administered using a Q-tip.
The Church of the Reconciliation will hold a service at 6:00 PM. There will be Holy Communion at this service, as well as, the imposition of ashes via Q-tips.
Mid-Week Wednesday Soup Suppers and Devotions
Starting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the midweek soup and bread suppers followed by devotional service will begin.
On March 9th the soup supper will be held at the Church of the Reconciliation at 6:00 PM followed at 6:45 PM by the devotional service. The soup and bread suppers will be held alternatively between the Church of the Reconciliation and Zion Lutheran. The times are the same at both churches and the dates are as follows:
March 16th at Zion
March 23rd at Reconciliation
March 30th at Zion
April 6th at Reconciliation
The Soup suppers are tentative as we do not know what the Covid epidemic will be like in the coming months.
However, if we are not able to hold the suppers, we will still have the devotional services at 6:45 PM following the church location schedule listed above.
On Sunday, April 10, 2022, a 9:00 AM service will be held at Zion Lutheran. The service will open with the procession of palms.
At 11:00 AM the Palm Sunday service will be held at the Church of the Reconciliation.
On April 14, 2022, there will be a joint Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Reconciliation. This service will include Holy Communion, foot washing, and the stripping of the altar
On April 15, 2022, Zion Lutheran will hold a 7:00 PM service.
The Church of the Reconciliation will hold a Stations of the Cross at 12:00 PM.
On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Zion Lutheran will hold a 9:00 AM service in celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.
The Church of the Reconciliation will hold an 11:00 AM Easter service.
CHRIST HAS RISEN. HE HAS RISEN INDEED.
Change the Babies
This Lenten season and in partnership with our brothers and sisters of Zion Lutheran Church, we are again focusing our support on the “Change the Babies” campaign benefiting the Mampong Babies Home in Ghana.
The Home houses 20 to 30 children whose mothers did not survive childbirth. Because of extreme poverty, illness, or other reasons the family cannot take care of the children and they are sent to the Home. In addition, the Home typically finds 2 or 3 babies a year abandoned by the river by destitute families. They are left there in the hopes they will be found and cared for.
Children stay from 4 to 5 years. It costs approximately $1,500 per year to raise a baby from birth to 5 years old at the Home.
Throughout this Lenten season, we will collect our spare change and make a collective donation to the Home. This diocese-wide mission is truly God’s work. Here we are truly making “our hands his hands.”
Zion Lutheran and COR Newsletter – February 2022
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