Looking for God?

Apr 15, 2015   //   by Janet Blair   //   General, Pastor's Blog, Zion's Blog  //  No Comments

Dear Friend,

Are you looking for God?

That might seem like a strange question. But if you listen to your heart, you might find a restless longing to find meaning through relationship with God. People seek relationship with God through prayer, worship, Scripture, relationships with other people, even communing with nature and practices like meditation and contemplation. A very long time ago, St. Augustine wrote, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” Sometimes we’re looking for a place for our hearts to rest without even knowing it. Sometimes we need a little guidance to know what path to follow.

You are invited to join a warm, caring group of fellow seekers at Zion Lutheran Church in Garfield. We are a supportive, welcoming community in Christ, and we would love to meet you. We are a Reconciling-in-Christ congregation, which means we have made a decision to welcome LGBTQ people into full fellowship in our community. Everyone is welcome. Just as Jesus welcomed saints and sinners, people with and without means, people of diverse backgrounds, those who were happy and successful and those who struggled, we also feel called to provide a loving, accepting church home for everyone, including you. Jesus lived, died and rose for all of us. When we seek, we discover that God has been looking for us all along. You are invited to be part of learning what that means for our lives.

We are proud of the many faithful, vibrant pastors who lead our worship from week to week. Join us! We worship at 9:00 am, and coffee follows at 10:15. Or if you’d just like to meet some friendly people, feel free to just show up at 10:15 for coffee and good company.

I am available to speak to you if you would like to know more about us. You can reach me at (646) 321-3737 or email me at info@ourzion.org.

If you’re looking for a pastor for a baptism, wedding, or funeral, we are available to help you.

We would like to hold you in prayer! We look forward to meeting you soon.

Yours in the welcoming love of Jesus,

Pastor Janet E. Blair

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