Zion Episcopal Church 301 East Congress St. Charles Town, WV. 25414


ZION NOTICES for June 25, 2017

Readings: Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42
The Rev. E.F. Michael Morgan, Ph. D., Priest

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist & Sermon
(L/CB/PP) Richard Seckinger
Ushers: Jack Coulter and Donald Noland

10:00 a.m., Summer Choir Rehearsal

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist  & Sermon
(LR) Julia Yuhasz; (PP) Linda Work; (CB) Steven Longerbeam
Ushers:  TBA
Acolytes: TBA

This week at Zion

Wednesday, June 28th at 12:00 p.m. Mason House parlors

• Pack your lunch and bring a drink. (Water is available.)
• We have this lunch on the last Wednesday of each month.
• Mark your calendar and plan to come and join us.
• If you have any questions, call the office.
• Please let us know if you plan to attend.

We gather together to have lunch and to enjoy fellowship together.  Please note…if there is a funeral or other event happening on this date the lunch will not take place.



 Glory Days $25.00 gift cards

We want your guest receipt with what you ordered.  We cannot use your credit card receipt. We mail these in at the end of the year to get 10% back minus the alcohol.

We continue to sell Martins, Food Lion, Weis and Sheetz cards. Please continue to purchase these cards at church or in the office.



The Vanishing American Adult” by Ben Sasse
Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00 p.m.
Parish House parlors

Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America’s youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy.

Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant―are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents.

From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life.

In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can’t grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body―and explains how parents can encourage them.

Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly―without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we’re raising our children and the future of our country.

O Zion haste – to tell to all the world…


The central tenet of Christianity as it has come down to us is that we are to reach out when our instinct is to pull inward, to give when we want to take, to love when we are inclined to hate, include when we are tempted to exclude. If we Episcopalians live into that creed, we will be the driving force for the renewal of American Christianity.

Jon Meacham is former Newsweek Editor, essayist, author and historian. (001)

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Whether you are new to the Christian faith, seeking a church home, or just visiting Charles Town, we hope you all gather with us this Sunday and join in the celebration.