Calendar Notes

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on these dates: Dec 30, January 6, March 31, April 21

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Everlasting Coffee Pot

Zion Sunday School’s monthly “The Everlasting Coffee Pot” will be open starting Sunday, September 30 at 10:15 AM.  This is the Sunday School’s fundraising effort for the year – usually the last Sunday of the month.  (October 28, November 25, January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26 all at 10:15 AM)
Coffee,tea, juice, and muffins/cookies will be available.

Cost is by donation and you can mingle with the children and other Zion members before service.

Mission Project to be determined.

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Sermon for September 16, 2018

Sermon on James 3:1-12

Preacher: Vicar Adam Chandler

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 103

Daily Bible Readings
Week 103: September 17-22, 2018

❏ Monday Revelation 6:1-8:5
❏ Tuesday Revelation 8:6-9:21
❏ Wednesday Revelation 10:1-11
❏ Thursday Revelation 11:1-19
❏ Friday Revelation 12:1-17
❏ Saturday Revelation 13:1-18

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 103

Persecutions will come upon the church, but in Christ, even though your earthly life may end, yet you have a greater reward and a joy in Christ. This is the overarching message of the book of Revelation. Try to keep this in mind as you read this week’s selections!

1. Chapter 6 starts with the infamous “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. What do the four horsemen represent?

2. Who is under the altar?

3. Numbers in Revelation are often symbolic. 12 symbolizes the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 disciples; 1000 is a number of completeness. So the 144000 in chapter 7 (and elsewhere) is a symbolic way of talking about the complete number of the elect.

4. Who sings praise to God in chapter 7? Why is this passage often used in funerals?

5. What happens when the seventh seal is opened?

6. What happens with each of the seven trumpets? Did you notice that the same sorts of things are happening again? The book of Revelation is not written linearly but in a spiral of sorts; we get to watch the judgments on this present fallen world from a number of different aspects.

7. John has to eat a scroll in chapter 10, just like Ezekiel in Ezekiel 3. What does eating a scroll from God symbolize?

8. The two witnesses in chapter 11 are curious figures indeed; what is their job?

9. What happens at the sounding of the seventh trumpet?

10. We see Jesus’ birth in chapter 12. Why does the dragon want to destroy Jesus?

11. The image of the “beast” in chapter 13 has certainly entered public imagination through 1970s and 1980s heavy metal bands, at very least! Why do Christians not have to fear the beasts? How are we marked? (See Revelation 7:3 and consider the actions performed in Baptism!)

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 102

Daily Bible Readings
Week 102: September 10-15, 2018

❏ Monday 3 John
❏ Tuesday Jude
❏ Wednesday Revelation 1:1-20
❏ Thursday Revelation 2:1-29
❏ Friday Revelation 3:1-22
❏ Saturday Revelation 4:1-5:14

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 102

1. To whom does John write his third letter?

2. What is the purpose of John’s third letter?

3. Who is Jude?

4. Why does Jude write his letter?

5. How are we Christians to respond to false teachers and false teachings, according to Jude 17-23?

6. Revelation is, appropriately enough, the last book of the New Testament in the common arrangement we use. It is by far the hardest to understand book in the New Testament because it is largely written in symbols and pictures. Having said that, the overall theme of Revelation is that Jesus has won the greatest battle, so persevere in whatever hardship you may find yourself.

7. To whom is the Revelation written?

8. How is Jesus’ appearance described in Revelation 1? Compare this to Daniel 10:5-6. Throughout the Revelation, the images, though often strange or odd, are mostly repeating things that God’s prophets of old saw, and pointing to the fulfilment in Christ.

9. For the letters from Jesus to the seven churches, filling in the following chart might be a helpful way to look at the letters (note that there might not be both commendation and accusation for all churches):

Church |  Commendation | Accusation
Ephesus  | Works, toil, patience  | Abandoned first love

Smyrna

Pergamum

Thyatira

Sardis

Philadelphia

Laodicea
10. Compare what John sees in Revelation 4 & 5 with Isaiah 6, Ezekiel 1, and Daniel 7.

11. What makes Jesus worthy to open the scrolls?

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Sermon for September 9, 2018

Living A New Life — James 2:1-10, 14-18

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Sunday School Kickoff

“King Korn Maze” on Sunday, September 16th. 
Location: 1 Mile South and 1/2 Mile West of Notre Dame (~ 45 minutes from Morden and signs are posted).
$5.00 per person for all activities (Zion Sunday school students and 3 & under are free!)
Activities include: Corn maze, 18 mini hole golf, giant Jenga, Bean Bag and Ring Toss, and more!
Meet at Zion Church at 1:30 to car pool (optional).
Hot dogs, chips, and dessert will be provided. Please bring your own beverages.
Please RSVP to Rhonda Plett by Thursday, September 13 at 204-822-8025 or srplett@mts.net.
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Daily Bible Readings – Week 101

Daily Bible Readings
Week 101: September 3-8, 2018

❏ Monday 1 John 1:1-10
❏ Tuesday 1 John 2:1-27
❏ Wednesday 1 John 2:28-3:24
❏ Thursday 1 John 4:1-21
❏ Friday 1 John 5:1-21
❏ Saturday 2 John

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 101

1. The letters 1, 2, & 3 John were all written by that apostle. How does the beginning of 1 John echo the beginning of John’s Gospel (especially John 1:1-18)?

2. What does it mean to walk in the light?

3. Where do we use 1 John 1:8-9 in worship? How is this appropriate?

4. What should be the result of faith in Christ, according to 1 John 2?

5. What are we as Christians not to love?

6. Who are the antichrists? Are there false teachers like this today?

7. How do we show that we have been redeemed from sin?

8. What does John say hatred is equivalent to?

9. According to 1 John 3:23, what is the new commandment for the Christian?

10. How do you know if a spirit has come from God?

11. Is it possible to love God and yet hate your brother? Why not?

12. How does a Christian overcome the world?

13. What is the testimony at the heart of the faith, according to 1 John 5:11-12?

14. How does John’s closing greeting sum up what it means to be God’s children? (Consider the First Commandment and its meaning— ‘You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.’)

15. 2 John is the shortest book in the Bible, by number of verses. To whom does John write?

16. What is John warning against in this letter?

17. What happens to those who do not stay with the true teaching of Christ?

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Sermon for September 2, 2018

The Whole Armour of God — Ephesians 6:10-20

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Sermon for August 26, 2018

The Beauty of Christ’s Love – Ephesians 5:22-33

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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