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Church Email News, March 26, 2021


Friday, March 26, 2021

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Several times in the Bible we hear of  the “four corners of the earth” or “the four winds.” The Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection was to go to the ends of the earth. Of course, being round, the earth doesn’t really have corners, but think of the four directions: North, South, East, West. So there are four Gospels written by four Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. One of my favorite parts of Holy Week is that we get to hear each of these Evangelists tell us the story of Jesus’ suffering and death for sinners.  Many details are the same, but each Evangelist also gives us some details that are unique to their own account. These details give us a rich and deep look at the work of Jesus is fulfilling God’s Promises, in fulfilling prophecies, and in accomplishing the salvation of the world. I hope you’ll join this Holy Week to hear these wonderful accounts of what Jesus underwent for our salvation. A summary of our Holy Week and Easter Services is below.


SUNDAY, MARCH 28 – PALM SUNDAY – 7:45 AM and 10:30 AM

Procession with Palms and St. Matthew’s account of the Passion of our Lord.


MONDAY, MARCH 29 – 7:00 PM 

St. John’s account of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem.


TUESDAY, MARCH 30 – 7:00 PM 

St. Mark’s account of the Passion of Our Lord.



St. Luke’s account of the Passion of Our Lord.



Jesus gives the Lords’ Supper. Service concludes with the Stripping of the Altar.



Noon: The Seven Last Words from the Cross.

Evening: St. John’s account of the Passion of Our Lord and the service of darkness. 


HOLY SATURDAY, April 3 – 6:00 PM 

The Awe-Inspiring Easter Vigil including the Service of Light, the Service of Readings, the Remembrance of Baptism, The Service of Word, the Resurrection Litany, and the Service of Holy Communion.


EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4 – 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM 

Festival celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. 

Please NOTE: There is no Bible Study or Learning the Faith on Easter Sunday

ALSO: Children will receive a SPECIAL GIFT on SUNDAY, compliments of Zion’s Board of Outreach!

We are planning to Live Stream Services EVERY DAY DURING Holy Week
You can watch live and find recorded services here:

We stream live on our FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.
Our videos are also live and recorded on YOUTUBE HERE.
The simplest way to watch online (not live) is probably through our church’s website HERE.
Holy Week is a week where we focus entirely on Jesus. With services each day, we have the gift of the opportunity to hear what our Lord has done and accomplished for us. The heart and center of the Christian faith is that Jesus died for sinners on the cross on Good Friday and was alive again on Easter Sunday. That’s not just historical facts. It is the reason for the hope that is in us. It is our comfort and peace in all affliction. It is our joy and gladness in the midst of sorrow and sadness. His death is our life and His resurrection is the hope and promise of everlasting life! I look forward to worshipping during Holy Week and receiving Christ’s gifts in person this year!


In Christ,

Pastor Buetow
Check out the crosses the school children did – on the office window.

Holy Baptism for Beau and Liam.

Hello from the Sundells and Adams!

Easter Bunny!

Download this week’s Bulletin, Daily Devotions, NewsNotes and Volunteer Schedules from our website here: