Sunday's Sermon

February 21, 2021

Sunday Worship 


of Lent

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.

Online Worship


Sunday Worship 

February 28, 2021

2nd Sunday of Lent

10:30am- Eastern Time (ET

Ways to Join

Use the Zoom video conferencing information below to join us for online worship. 

Click Here for February 28th 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

Lenten Worship

7:00pm - Eastern Time (ET)

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 Lenten 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

Bible Study Online

11am - Eastern Time (ET)

 First and Third Thursdays 

Bible study using WELCA (Women of the ELCA) materials is held via Zoom on first and third Thursdays of the month. Visuals are incorporated in the study, at this time participants should have a computer/smartphone with camera capabilities.

The current study of "Journey with Angels" is in 4 parts, and will be covered in 8 sessions. Materials will be provided, if you don't have a copy of the "Gather" magazine.

Ways to Join

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

Meeting ID: 937 4467 5511


Sanctuary Prayer Time

3 - 6:00pm 

 First and Third Fridays 

The sanctuary at Zion is open for prayer and meditation on the first and third Fridays from 3-6 pm.  Music will be playing, prayer stations set up, and the opportunity to light a candle of hope. If you are comfortable, we would love for you to take this time for your own prayer and spiritual life in our church home building. 

What you need to know:
The ONLY doors for access will be the elevator and main sanctuary doors on Albany Street. We are doing this for the maximum spacing of people and avoiding passing each other on narrow stairwells. We ask that even those with keys please respect that direction. Windows will likely be cracked to provide air flow. Please wear a mask, though double masking is even better. All spaces will be disinfected by our custodial and/or pastoral staff between use and plenty of hand sanitizer will be available. We believe that if everyone follows the precautions this should be safe prayer practice.  Other details on how to use the prayer stations. and other safety precautions will be posted on arrival. Thank you all for your continued prayer for the work and ministry of Zion!  


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.

"Save Your Spot" in Line

You can now “Save your Spot” in line for the COVID19 vaccine! Administered by Public Health Oakland, anyone who lives or works in Oakland County can complete the form to save their spot. 

The Oakland County Health Division is currently vaccinating individuals in Phases 1A and 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, as identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 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.

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