Sunday Online Worship &

 In-Person Holy Communion 

July 24, 2021

9th Sunday of  Pentecost

In person: 9am Sanctuary Holy Communion at 

143 Albany, Ferndale, MI

Online:10:30am zoom worship. 

Ways to Join

Use the information below to join us for online worship. You will be connected to online worship via Zoom video conferencing.

Click Here for July 24th Order of Service 

Meeting ID: 972 4592 2829

If you prefer to call in by phone, use the number below.

 (312) 626-6799 

Meeting ID: 972 4592 2829

Wednesday Hope

Summer Worship

7:00pm - Eastern Time 

Every Wednesday evening will be focused on words of
real hope that strengthen us for the week’s journey.

Ways to Join

Use the information below to join us for online worship. You will be connected to online worship via Zoom video conferencing.

Click Here for Wed Hope Summer Season Order of Service

Meeting ID: 937 4467 5511

If you prefer to call in by phone, use the number below.

 (312) 626-6799 

Meeting ID: 937 4467 5511


Zion Sunday Worship Update

Saints, due to both state and CDC regulations, along with guidance from the bishop's office, we have changed our Sunday worship schedule. We now offer a weekly in person Service of Holy Communion in the sanctuary at 9am. The 10:30 a.m. service on Zoom will continue throughout this summer. We will do another reevaluation of worship times and format come August as we plan for the fall. The transition team will be making some major proposals to us over the next weeks. More details about protocol and worship details for in-person worship will come in the next week or two. But here is the main thing.....Hooray!  We are back in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings!   

First and Third Friday Sanctuary Time and communion is now cancelled due to the addition of 9am Sunday in-person worship.  We will continue 10:30 zoom communion on the first Sundays of the month.

Thank you all for keeping your calendars updated as we make these transitions. If it feels confusing, please call the office and we will be happy to help you figure it out. Peace, power and joy to all as we continue to trust the Spirit in these odd and blessed times!


Holy Communion Online

1st Sunday of the Month

Zion will offer Holy Communion in person and online first Sundays of the month. Click here to view Pastor Bode’s Statement about Communion Online including the appropriate elements needed for communion at home.

Sunday's Sermon

July 18, 2021
Sunday Worship 

Season of

Pr. Matthew Bode

Just because we aren't gathering for service at this time doesn't mean you have to go without your weekly sermon or worship.

Zion is committed to staying connected and being a resource of hope during this time of separation.


Community Resources


Oakland County 



Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is working closely with healthcare providers, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. OCHD is providing  information about how to prevent the illness and stay healthy, and where to get testing and help.

Detroit  COVID Vaccine Update

These groups can now schedule an appointment by calling 313-230-0505 Monday-Friday from 9 am until 6 pm.

  • Any resident of the City of Detroit who is age 16+.

  • Any person who works in the City of Detroit whose job requires them to work from their job site.

There will be no cost to individuals for the COVID-19 vaccination.

One caller can book for multiple people in your car.  You will need 6 pieces of information for each person when you make the call:

  1. Name

  2. Address

  3. Date of Birth

  4. Phone number

  5. Email

  6. Have you had previous allergic reactions to vaccines.

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"Save Your Spot" in Line

On Monday, April 5, all Michigan residents age 16 and over became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Oakland County will continue to require appointments and prioritize from the Save Your Spot list based on highest risk including older adults, disability, medical conditions, essential or frontline workers, and communities with residents who may have more difficulty accessing the vaccine.

When you are eligible to set an appointment and vaccine doses are available, you will be contacted by phone, text or email.

Free Covid Testing

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (8129 Packard Avenue, Warren, MI) is now a COVID Testing Site on Wednesdays (12 noon to 7 p.m.), Thursdays and Fridays (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

For more information, call the Mount Calvary Church Office at (586) 757-0319.

Severe Blood Shortage Due to Coronavirus 

Mental Health


For staying healthy in mind during these times:

Coloring pages to spiritually uplift anxious adults! 

Slow down and take a few soothing breaths - Video

30 Grounding Techniques to Quiet Distressing Thoughts

Dealing With Depression: A Resource Guide

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, it can be difficult to know where to turn. There are many excellent resources online that you can use to find out more about depression, including treatments, where to get help, and support for family and friends.Click the link for  websites, organizations and other helpful resources available to anyone who has been diagnosed with or suspects they are suffering from depression. 

A family devotional written for these times to help stay spiritually grounded, as well as busy! 


Outdoor Activity


For mental, spiritual and physical health


If you’re looking for things you and your family can do over the next few weeks, your Metroparks have some options for you to consider. Across the 13 Metroparks properties, you can walk, bike or hike a variety of trails, paddle our rivers or just sit back and enjoy the nature around you as spring returns to Southeast Michigan. 


Resource Libary


Due to changes in mobility and cognition over time (and in the midst of a global pandemic), it's only natural that our needs change as well. Not every senior has family nearby to lean on, which is where the church community can step up and support seniors in a big way.


Here are some resources for helping seniors with needs related to aging in place, daily living and combating social isolation.


Church Boosts Health and Wellness in Seniors

By Jason Lewis

Aging brings many changes in life. Getting older may mean that your activity slows down a bit, and the years can have a way of putting distance between you and old friends, which results in less social interaction. For seniors, the risk of isolation is high. Loneliness is not a path to good health, so it's essential for seniors to be engaged.  One way to increase social engagement and battle loneliness is to become involved in a church, and such spiritual connectedness may benefit health as well.

Alzheimer Support

Alzheimer Support is a free service that helps families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Memory Care Facilities

Memory Care Facilities is a free service that helps families who have loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Through our free search tool and nationwide database of memory care facilities, families who are in need of memory care for their loved ones are able to find licensed care homes and communities in their location.

Senior Guidance, provides numerous helpful resources and articles on senior living, aging, dementia, senior care, caregiving, and more. In addition, we enable seniors and caregivers to search and find 50,000+ senior living facilities across every city, town, and county in the United States.