Welcome to Zion Episcopal Church, located on the Point in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Bible Study 8:30AM
Holy Eucharist 9:30AM
Women’s AA Meeting 7:30PM
Mens Rule 62 AA Meeting 7:00PM
Holy Eucharist - Chapel 10:00AM
Rally Day September 13
Webster’s Dictionary defines "rally" as:
1) a verb "to draw or call together for a common purpose"
2) a noun meaning "a renewal of energy in joint action"
During the summer, our many activities and vacations and events continually draw congregation members away from each other - especially on weekends. Summer can also be a spiritually draining time. You start the summer with the good intentions of sticking to your Bible-reading schedules. Good intentions of worshiping regularly. But the reality is that summer’s hectic schedules can easily derail us from those good intentions.
Come the end of summer, we need "a renewal of energy" when it comes to spiritual matters. It’s hard to renew your energy on your own. But it’s much easier in a group. That’s why we set aside one special day at the end of the summer to "rally" - to "draw together for a common purpose" seeking the Holy Spirit’s power to "renew our energy" for worship, for digging into God’s Word, for praying, for serving, and for witnessing.
On Sunday September 13th we will be "drawing together renewing our energy for the common purpose" of growing in trust and obedience to Jesus Christ. New programs sponsored by the church year will be promoted and parishioners will be encouraged to become involved in outreach opportunities and other volunteer positions (sign-up sheets will be available.
Outdoor service Sunday,
9:30 am (Rite II Service) The dress is casual, please bring
blankets & lawn chairs for seating.
An Interview with Miriam Schuett
INTERVIEWER: Most of us know you are a "cradle" Episcopalian, that you have been an Episcopalian since your birth, but what about other generations in your family---were they all Episcopalians?
MIRIAM: My English grandmother, who lived until 102 years of age, married my English grandfather here in the U.S. They were, of course, Episcopalians - Church of England, by birth. My parents were also lifelong members of Zion Episcopal Church. My mother was a soprano and in the choir for over 40 years. Ellsworth and I were married here at Zion on December 1, 1945---70 years this December! Ellsworth and I have always sat in the very same pews as my parents did throughout their lives. Father Pallet performed our marriage ceremony. (l was confirmed by Father lvans.)
INTERVIEWER: Despite your cradle Episcopalian beginning, and your obvious love of Zion, why do you remain an Episcopalian?
MIRIAM: Being an Episcopalian is 'REAL', not phony" it is a straightforward Church: belief is all important. We have the Ten Commandments, the Holy Bible, and moderation. There are no "can't do's" or demands-instead, we make decisions, believe, and pray'
INTERVIEWER: What are your doing to assure the continued existence of Zion into the next generation?
MIRIAM: I talk up the Church: for example, with Ellsworth's caregivers. I encourage them to come to Zion and fill their spiritual lives.
INTERVIEWER: I know you spend most of your time helping Ellsworth. What else is giving you joy?
MIRIAM: Ellsworth and I spent 22 winters in Arizona- backpacking and hiking. We were world travelers. So I have many pleasant memories. I currently play Bridge a couple times per week and Sheepshead once or twice per month. I love getting together with friends at Zion's Coffee Hour.
INTERVIEWER: Now wait a minute, didn't you and Ellsworth work for a living?
MIRIAM: We worked hard too: Ellsworth worked 40 years for WE Energy. I worked as an auditor for the Oconomowoc School Superintendants, for 30 years.
August 14 Sermon
Jesus said, “I am the living bread.” Why bread? Jesus could have picked any metaphor. Why bread? There are places in the world that, when Christian missionaries arrived, bread was unknown there. The missionaries had to find another metaphor for Christ, one that the indigenous people would understand. So, in some places around the world, Christ was known as the sweet potato of life. Jesus said, “I am the living sweet potato that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this sweet potato will live forever; and the sweet potato that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” It sounds a little absurd in our ears, but perhaps that’s how it sounded to those who heard Jesus when he spoke. Jesus was using a metaphor that the people knew and could understand, but why bread? Why not the cobbler? The strawberry-rhubarb cobbler of life, a la mode. Why bread?