In The News At Zion


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  • Judges 6:36-40
    ​Then Gideon said to God, "In order to see whether you will deliver Israel by my hand, as you have said, I am going to lay a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that […]
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
    ​Second Sunday of EasterBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are […]
  • John 20:11-20
    But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said […]


  • ELCA presiding bishop delivers Easter message April 12, 2017
    CHICAGO (April 12, 2017) – In her Easter message, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), reminds us to rejoice even when the brokenness of this world breaks our spirits. Listen to Eaton's message. - - -About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: The ELCA is one of […]
  • ELCA Church Council holds spring 2017 meeting April 11, 2017
    ITASCA  - The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met at the Eaglewood Conference Center, Itasca, Ill., March 30-April 2. The council, which serves as the ELCA's board of directors, met in plenary on Friday, March 31, and spent the remainder of its time in retreat, focused on the Called Forward […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues pastoral message on Syria April 8, 2017
         CHICAGO – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a pastoral message on Syria.Eaton's message follows.Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,Like many of you, I have been deeply troubled by the news this week from Syria. First, there was the horrific chemical weapons attack […]
  • Moved by the Spirit in the midst of strife March 23, 2017
         More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence. According to UNICEF, famine was recently declared in the north-central part of the country, where 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation.     Recently, the #4famines hashtag has been drawing attention to the four countries that are […]
  • ELCA’s comprehensive campaign enters fourth year with $113 million raised March 22, 2017
         CHICAGO – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, is celebrating the beginning of its fourth year with $113 million in cash gifts and gift commitments, representing 57 percent of the five-year, $198 million goal by Jan. 31, 2019.      "We said about […]

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