7025 E 100 North, Shelbyville, IN 46176
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Over the holidays Zion will work with Shelby Senior Services to help those in need. For Thanskgiving, we need help cooking a meal for two families and providing the food for a third family to cook its own meal. We're also helping to provide Christmas presents for a 7-year old girl. Please check with the church office if you would like to help in these areas.
In addition, Zion has several ongoing ministries, including Bread and Blessing, and Zion Hammers.
Congratulations to Steve Durbin and Darryl Kuhn, elected to the church council staring in January 2020. We thank Randy Dulworth and Lori Kuhn for their service as they prepare to leave the council.
At the annual meeting on Nov. 10, the congregation voted to have two Christmas Eve services--one at 8pm (with communion) and one at 11pm (no communion). We hope to see you at one (or both) of these services as we celebrate the birth of the Savior!
Even though October has ended, please consider your commitment to Zion and stewardship. The expenses of the church and of ministry continue to increase, so please consider your sacrificial giving this coming year. Help Zion continue to reach our community with the Good News of Jesus.
Most members should have received a copy of Pastor Brad's stewardship
letter. You can also read it online by clicking here.
Mark you calendar for--
December 3: Women's Guild
December 8: Zion Christmas Bazaar
December 8: Christmas Caroling
December 15: Christmas Program
December 15: Golden Rule Dinner
@ Kopper Kettle
If you're looking for ways to take on a new ministry, you might consider working with the Excel Center in Shelbyville as a tutor. The Excel Center works with adults and young people to help them get their high school diplomas. They are especially interested in those with a background in English or Math. We certainly have a lot of teachers and former teachers in the congregation, so please consider donating your time.
If you are interested, please see Pastor Brad and he can give you more information ...
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Zion Evangelical Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Association. You can learn more about the EA by clicking here. Our decision to leave the United Church of Christ after 50+ years was not an easy one, but we believed it was important and necessary for the continued growth of our congregation. Pastor Brad explains more about our decision to leave the UCC in this short video.
For more information regarding what Zion Evangelical Church believes, read our Statement of Faith by clicking on the image below:
We welcome you to Zion Evangelical Church in Shelbyville, Indiana! Here, we try to model the love of God as found in 1 John 4: 10-11, "This is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us ... dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another." I encourage you to come and visit and see that love in action--love for God, love for one another, and love for the broken and hurting in our community. There is information on our site about services, directions, mission opportunities, and contact information. Check us out and feel free to contact me at any time.
For Jocelyn Lower, who will have a c-section to
deliver a breech baby this week.
For Martha Spaulding, suffering from cancer.
For family and friends of Kathy Wright after
For Tina Reese, undergoing cancer treatment.
For Claron Cassidy, recovering from a broken hip
at Cypress Run in Morristown (Room 707).
For the family of Harold Britt, including sister
Linda Long, after his passing.
For Curtis Lower and his family after the death
of his grandmother Jackie.
For family and friends of Dwain Laird, who
passed away at Waldron Nursing Home.
For Ziviah Hernandez, after heart surgery.
For family and friends of Preston Karns, who
passed away recently.
For family and friends of Wayne Carmony, who
recently passed away.
For Marcia Loveless, recovering from knee
For Betty Stohry's son-in-law Doug Lueck,
recovering from a recent heart attack.
For Joan Patrick, who is suffering with cancer.
For Nancy Benson, Judy Kuhn's sister-in-law,
who has stomach cancer.
For family and friends of Naomi Fuchs, who
passed away recently.
For Austin, the young man who stole from our
church. That God may change his heart and
open his eyes to the Truth.
For Curtis Lower, who has a broken hand.
For Debbie Ryhal, with a broken foot and hand.
For Harriet Schmid, at home with health
For Kathleen W., a friend of pastor Brad's,
recovering from cancer surgey.
For Tony B. Neeb, a friend of Martha Keller,
who is currently in the Shelby Co. jail with
For Victor Oveida, a friend of Judy's
Sprengelmeyer, who recently had a bad fall.
For the family of Al Currens, who recently
For the Hernandez family and their newborn
daughter who requires additional medical care.
For family and friends of Dale Hoban,
who recently passed away.
For David Benson, Judy's brother, with
For John Cawein, recovering from hip
For Ashley Heller, a young women with two
children who has a brain tumor.
For Helen Perkins, who has cancer.
For family and friends of Joyce Bunner, who
For Tony Higgins, recovering from several
For the Wright family after the passing of Mike's
For Lindsay Lower with health issues.
For Diane John with pancreatic cancer.
For Al Minnick, with health issues.
For Jeff Epler, recovering from a stroke.
For Larry Cassidy's cousin Eric Roebuck,
recovering from quadruple heart bypass.
For Emma Plymate recovering from open heart
For family of friends of Linda Bakes at her
For Becky Dulworth, undergoing tests and
For new grandchildren for Debbie/Joe Harker
and Larry/Patricia Cassidy
For Mike Wright, recovering from a recent heart
For Curtis and Lindsey Lower, for unspecified
For Gerry and Linda Kuhn, and their son Peter,
after the unexpected passing of Peter's wife
For the family and friends of Nancy Crousore,
who passed away this spring.
For Richard Bailey, Martha Keller's son-in-law,
with health issues.
For Emmett Newkirk, not doing well and now at
Ashford Place in Shelbyville.
For Steve Kuhn, recoving from shoulder surgery.
For the Lower family over the passing of
Howard. Howard was the grandfather to Curtis.
For Louise Isley who requires 24-hour care and
is now at Ashford Place in Shelbyville.
For Amber Franklin, diagnosed with cancer and
For Randy Dulworth's friend Mark Pierce, who
needs a liver transplant.
For Carmelita Gincoletti, at the request of Lynn
For Donna Haehl, recovering from a
For the family and friends of Norman Jackman
over his passing.
For the Spurlock family, which inherited five
children under the age of two.
For Emma Jean Plymate, recoving from open
For Janet Mohr, niece of Betty Benson,
with possible breast cancer.
For Eric Roebuck, a cousin of Larry Cassidy, with
For Ruth Belzam, Marta Keller's sister-in-law,
with advanced cancer.
For Jackie Pelfrey, Becky's mother, with heart
For Steve Veneri and Vicki Reis Miller, both
friends of Jerry Kuhn.
For Jan Kuhn, wife of Bruce Kuhn, recovering
from brain surgery.
For Betty Benson, Al Currens, Betty Storhy, and
all our shut-ins and those living in nursing
For Danny Haehl, brother of Nathan, recovering
at home from heart surgery.
For Larry's mother Claron Cassidy, as she goes
through a variety of issues related to aging.
For Kari Barlow Justice, Pastor Barlow's
daughter, going through chemotherapy.
For Sharon Ellis, cousin of Amelia Perkins, with
For Kristen Bannister, friends of the Cassidys, going through various health issues.
For Adeline Thomas, undergoing continuing
For Amie Mandat, daughter of Nathan and Sherrie Haehl, diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer.
For Elaine Jordan, Pastor Chuck's wife, with
continuing cancer issues.
For Liz Kuhn, undergoing testing for possible
For Donna Durbin's brother Steve Holzer, suffering from cancer.
For Shirley Swindle, Randy and Becky's aunt,
recovering from colon surgery.
For Brad's father Don, undergoing treatment for lymphoma and difficulty breathing.
Continuing prayers for:
Our family members serving in the Armed Forces:
Peter Kuhn, USAF
Enoch Stohry, USAF
Our missionaries (with links to their work):
Ner family (Philippines)
H. family (Israel)
Birthdays and Anniversaries
November 17: Daniel Kulpinski
November 17: Calvin & Liz Kuhn
November 19: Charlie & Marcia Loveless
Welcome to Zion Evangelical
"Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Nathanael asked.
"Come and see," said Philip. -- John 1:46
Come and see what we're doing!
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