August 18, 2021

Dear Members & Friends of Zion,

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. On Sunday, September 5, we will return to singing parts of the liturgy in the main worship service. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been speaking the liturgy. While I look forward to singing the Kyrie, I am aware that I have developed a new and profound appreciation for the words of this prayer as we have been saying it together over the past year and a half. It is a beautifully comprehensive prayer that reminds me of a particular unifying yard sign, “We Are All in This Together.” Around the globe, we are all hurting. We are all in need of the peace and mercy only God can provide.

Lately, I haven’t seen many examples of that particular yard sign. And, as we feel worn down by the ongoing uncertainty of the future combined with delays and complications resulting from the pandemic, many issues seem to divide us, instead of bringing us together. Paul’s instruction serves us well, encouraging us to be humble, gentle, and patient. Later in the same chapter, the Apostle gives a strong reason for us to behave in a manner worthy of our calling in Christ: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32.

Thanks to the blessings of technology, the tremendous efforts of staff and volunteers, and the faithful participation of members and friends, the Zion community has been able to worship God together, to pray for one another, and to serve one another throughout these challenging times. May God bless us to continue together in our journey as sisters and brothers in Christ, “bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Karin Pejack
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