I love to tell the story
'twill be my theme in glory
to tell the old, old story
of Jesus and his love.

Last Sunday, our hymn of the day was "I Love to Tell the Story," a hymn that crosses denominational lines and is beloved by many people.

Do you love to tell the story "of Jesus and his love"? When was the last time you had a conversation with another person about God, Jesus, and your faith?

As Christians, we are a story-telling people. God has given us the "greatest story ever told" in the person of Jesus Christ. God and Jesus cannot only be topics of conversation and points of formation within the four walls (literal or virtual) of our church if we expect to live into God's mission for us. God calls us to "go and make disciples" by carrying our faith into the world.

During this next year, we are going to take intentional steps to improve our communication ministry by becoming story-tellers in our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. When we tell a story that is remarkable, people will listen and want to be a part of it. Stories about what God is doing for me become stories about what God is doing through me and through us at Zion...and word travels and lives are changed.

Over the next week, I challenge you to tell the story of "where God is working in your life" to someone close to you. Part of that story could be an answer to prayer, the outcome of a particular problem or issue, or a person who has done something unexpected for you.

And, if you're so inclined, call me and tell me what it was like to tell your story. Be bold! Be creative! I look forward to hearing from you!

Until the Whole World Hears,
Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt
Opportunities to Give (and Give Back)
As we have introduced online giving, some households may no longer use physical offering envelopes. If you would like to be removed from the list of those receiving quarterly envelopes (and save Zion a few dollars in return), please let Cantor Kurt Schmidt know, either by phone or e-mail.
YEP is continuing to collect clothes to benefit the ministry of the Holy Grill , a local weekly food and clothing distribution. They are in specific need of: new men's socks, new men's underwear, men's and women's shorts, and long summer pants.

If you have donations, please drop them off at the Preschool Office during the week or contact Cantor Kurt Schmidt to arrange pick-up at your home by one of our YEP ambassadors. You may also give via our online form. Thank you for your continued support!
We are inviting your support of the synod's United As One: COVID-19 Special Appeal .

The funds will be earmarked to provide a direct line of financial support to congregations whose ministries have been affected by the reality of COVID-19.

This is one opportunity for Zion to repay the synod's generosity to us by helping their work with our sister congregations. If you would like to donate to the United As One Appeal, you may give through our online form or click the graphic above for more information.
Weekly Reminders and Quick Links
Important Contact Information
Pastor David E. Potter
Cell: 954-297-3665

Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt
Cell: 954-913-2125