Welcome 

Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

 

Announcements 

Church Musician Wanted

CHURCH MUSICIAN WANTED

 

Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church has an opening for a church musician/accompanist (some organ experience preferred by not required). Two Sunday morning services and choral choir rehearsal (pending COVID-19 developments). For further information, please phone Pastor Mike at 217-428-2339.

 


Resumption of in-person worship in the sanctuary.

Friends,

 

This evening the Session of Mount Zion Presbyterian Church voted to resume in-person sanctuary worship on Sunday, July 5, with our customary 8 am and 10 am services.  Until that time, our "virtual" online worship will continue as it has since mid-March.  Some form of virtual worship will continue after we re-enter the Sanctuary.

 

Our staff is expected to resume regular hours, pending any contrary civic guidance, as of Monday, June 22.

 

There are several details that have yet to be settled.  Our Re-entry Task Force will be meeting again in person at 7 p.m. on June 22.  Many discussions about cleanliness and procedures have occurred, and will continue.  The Worship Committee will be handling several details concerning the worship services proper, including the question of communion.  The Session has yet to decide about rentals in the Annex, pending double-checking with our insurance company.  

 

Other issues need to be resolved, and will be.  In the meantime, thanks to all concerned for your leadership during a very unusual time.  In the midst of a serious period such as this, with our Session having to deal with unexpected issues, please remember that God always provides the growing edge.  God will provide areas of potential growth in ways to serve the Kingdom as we head into the future.  Resuming public worship is a very emotional issue, but the changes our world has experienced recently have opened the door for innovation, for us to follow the Spirit's leading.  

 

God bless, and thank you.

 

Pastor Mike

Resumption 


Zoom meetings

The following list is reoccuring  time together  for fellowship and devotion.  The meeting  ID number will be printed but you must call the church for the password.

On Wednesdays, Pastor Mike will be hosting a Prayer Session on Zoom at 11:00 am.
Topic: Prayer Time - a time of praying for others and for ourselves. 
The link to get to the Prayer session is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88250159247?
Meeting ID: 882 5015 9247
 
On Friday, April 24,Pastor Mike will be hosting an Adult Study of the Wired Word at 11:00 am on Zoom.
Topic: Adult Study--using "The Wired Word" or another resource that will be made available to you.
The link to get to the Adult Study session is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85626633205?
pwd=cS9ocEJMM0ZLOFdUbHpKRnBLZjlaZz09
Meeting ID: 856 2663 3205
 
On Sunday, April 26, we will have our Worship Service available on Facebook at 8:00 am and then we will have a Virtual
Coffee Hour at 9:00 am on Zoom.
Topic: Virtual Coffee Hour--discussing worship or anything else!
The link to get to the New Coffee Hour session is:

< https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83951768501?pwd=SFJIYnplY1NRWC9LRzFYZHB0VTkrQT09>     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83951768501?pwd=SFJIYnplY1NRWC9LRzFYZHB0VTkrQT09

Meeting ID: 839 5176 8501

 

 
Thanks, The Web Team.

Worship Service LIVE!!

Our Sunday Service can be watched LIVE on our website and on Facebook on Sunday morning starting at 8:00 am.  


Church Videos available

We now have videos of church services, messages and devotions available on the LINKS  tab on the home page.  Click on the LINKS  tab and select the item you want to see.  


COVID-19

Dear Friends in Christ,

With some sadness, but with confidence that it is the right decision, I report to you that our Session has decided public worship and on-site church activities will be suspended at least through May 31. Previously the Session had decided to remain open, but the situation has shifted since that decision was made. Our worship is now on-line through Facebook (see the link below). Like a lot of churches, we are going to be learning some things "on the fly".

We will have a short Sunday worship service, and possibly daily prayer and meditation (as Molly Tenuto has posted the last two days), available on our Facebook page. You may go to https://www.facebook.com/mtzpresbychurch to see our worship service each week.  You can also continue to find the audio recordings on this website. We have applied for the ability to receive on-line giving and donations as well; directions should be available here soon. As always, you can still mail in your donations and contributions. The church's mission and financial commitments continue.

At this writing, Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital have implemented policies that make pastoral visits unlikely except in the direst of circumstances. Their policies do vary slightly, and like the rest of us, they are adapting to changing circumstances day by day. For pastoral needs, please feel free to contact Pastor Mike Wakeland at 217-428-2339 or Parish Visitor Gloria Marshall at 217-412-2254. If you are coming by the church and wanting to make sure it is staffed, you may wish to check with the church office at 217-864-2528 or Pastor Mike.

We are headed for a time of "physical distancing" but not "social distancing." We are a church family. We will do everything we can to meet one another's needs, to combat loneliness through the telephone and social networking, and to look for creative ways to adapt to a new time. Remember: "Perfect love casts out fear." (1 John 4:18)  Christ's people rise to these challenges.

Peace be with you--

Pastor Mike


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