Join Martha in a spiritual stretch to prepare our bodies and souls for worship today!
Begin today with Rachel's beautiful Call to Worship .
You walk with us along the way, though we cannot see.
You burn within our hearts and soothe our weary souls.
You bring us healing, light, and peace, and claim us as your own.
Oh, stay with us this day, and break the bread with us.
Entrance Hymn: Sing along with us: "He Comes to Us as One Unknown"
Listen to David and Jan sing Psalm 116 for today.
Hear a Children's Message from Ms. Susan.
Hear Heidi & Thor read today's scripture from Psalm 116, 1st Peter, and the Gospel of Luke.
Hear a message "at the table" from Pastor Steve.
Sing along with us for the Hymn of the Day, "Day of Arising"
Pray with us
Separated in our residences but united in God’s homecoming promise,
let us pray that Jesus may walk behind, beside and beyond us
bringing comfort and peace those for whom we pray:
Walk with your Church
accompany our bishops, pastor, teachers and congregation leaders.
Break through all that clouds our vision
that we may be messengers of your good news.
Abide with all who suffer from the virus. Comfort all who die alone and sustain all who grieve alone. Give strength and safekeeping to medical staff, first responders and all who offer care. Empower those who are seeking a vaccine.
Walk with us and open our eyes
that we may give thanks
for acts of kindness given and received
for the air that is clearing
for water flowing and soap cleansing
for springtime and birds that awaken us in hope each new day
Suffer the children, dear Jesus, that your abiding love may calm all they see and hear around them.
Give patience to parents in this time of school closures. May your safekeeping hold all who are vulnerable.
Have mercy on our broken nation. May government leaders humbly receive the guidance of your Holy Spirit, to work for the health and common good for all people.
Let us pray for all in need of healing, especially with Ron and Terri Finner, Bonnie Judge, Sarah Flanigan, and all who are dear to us. Hold loved ones in hospice care. Let us pray for those who die alone. Refresh us with resurrection peace.
Go in the name of Father, Son+, and Holy Spirit.
Go forth with the Sending Hymn: "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus"
Listen to Allegro assai vivace - Sonata No. 1 from David Chamberlin
Listen to Rachel's beautiful call to worship for today.
Sing along to our gathering hymn: "Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia"
Listen to a special children's message from Ms. Susan.
Hear Andrew and Jon read scripture for today from Peter 1 and the Gospel of John or follow along below.
1 Peter 1:3-9
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Listen to the "Alleluia Canon" sung by Annika, Erin, and Rachel.
Hear a Sunday message from Pastor Steve.
Join us in singing the hymn of the day: "My Life Flows On in Endless Song"
"Now the Green Blade Rises" is our sending hymn for today. Reflect on it this week!
Hear a beautiful Easter postlude from our own David Chamberlin.
Call to Worship - Easter Sunday - Rachel Kibler
Proclamation - "Christ is Risen" - Pr. Steve Klemz
Jesus Christ is Risen -- Zion Congregation - 2019
Voice & Organ & Trumpet
Greeting and Prayer - Pr. Steve Klemz
Psalm 118 - Arranged by David Chamberlin
Children's Message - Ms. Susan Swidnicki
Sermon - Mary's Resurrection & Ours - Pr. Steve Klemz
Hymn of the Day - Christ is Risen, Alleluia
Erin Bramscher, Zoe Caldwell, Rachel Kibler, Annika Torkelson (Kyra Sovronsky - trumpet)
Benediction - Pr. Steve Klemz
Postlude - David Chamberlin
Tocatta - Windor
Join the Utah Conference of the Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA for a Good Friday service titled:
"The Last Words of Christ."
Friday, April 10th, 2020
Download the bulletin here:
"Now that love goes straight through with whatever lies ahead."
Watch Pastor Steve's Holy Thursday devotional which prepares us to "follow that light" on Maundy Thursday as we prepare for Holy Friday, the day where God has dropped that sin into the dark hole of Jesus' death on the cross; because tomorrow Christ is gone, crucified, sacrificed; because God will never let you go.
Call to Worship
Thor & Linnea Yount
Message for the Day & The Blessing of the Palms
Pastor Steve Klemz
"Hosanna" -Carl Tuttle
Dara & Gambit Sok
"All Glory, Laud and Honor"
Trumpet & Organ
The Passion according to St. Matthew - as Zoomed by Zion Members
Nicole Caldwell, Doug Graham, Wayne Graham, Rachel Kibler, Steve Klemz, Lisa Mensinger. Ann Marie Mogren, Scott Reuschel, & Annika Tolkerson
"Jesus Remember Me"
"Were you there?"
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
CONNECTING THROUGH GRACE
We are a Reconciling in Christ community. All are welcome!
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Rocky Mountain Synod
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
1070 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108