Prayer Vigil on the Eve of Inauguration
Tuesday, January 19th, 7:30 pm
In this time of national and global distress due to a raging pandemic and roiling political turmoil, Zoar will be holding an online prayer vigil for our nation on the eve of the presidential inauguration. In the spirit of St. Augustine, who said, "To sing is to pray twice," our vigil will include some musical offerings.
Let us pray for wisdom and peace for our leaders, as well as for a change of heart that will enable all of us to see each other as children of God and work together to heal this broken, yet beautiful world God so loves.
The vigil will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live, using the same link and passcode we use for Sunday worship. Those who are unable to us online are encouraged to light candles and join us for a time of prayerful solidarity from 7:30-8 pm on Tuesday, January 19. Please save the date and time above and watch your email for more information.
In this time when we’re unable to gather in person,
we're finding new and creative ways to connect as the Body of Christ!
Zoar’s Annual Report 2020 — Coming Soon
Since many of our members aren't able to access the Zoom meeting platform, Zoar's church council has decided to send the annual bulletin of reports to you by email, your church mailbox, or regular mail. In order to save postage, we want to encourage folks to make a brief stop at the church to pick up your report. Please contact Karen in the church office, if you're able to pick up your copy: 503-266-4061 or email@example.com. Link will be posted here.
Our Thursday Morning Bible Study has embarked on a new journey of studying the Sermon on the Mount, and it's not too late for you to join us! Our "tour guide" for delving into the riches of Matthew's gospel will be Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, who has written a thought-provoking new study, "Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven."
The assignment for January 14 is to read the background material in chapter 1 of Amy-Jill Levine's book. This will be helpful as we explore the Beatitudes in the coming weeks.
As always, "BYOB" — bring your own Bible, a listening ear, and an open heart, and feel free to join us! Pastor Michelle looks forward to seeing you on Zoom Thursdays at 10:30 am. Password is 118104.
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