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About this Ministry

At Zion, we appreciate all types of music, so we try to mix contemporary offerings with those grand old hymns that we all love so much. Special music in our service is often presented by our talented Zion Handbell Choir or our "Voices of Zion" vocal choir.

Zion Handbell Choir

Usually rehearsing after church on Sundays, the handbell choir rings a 5-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and 3 octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes.   The ensembles tackles a wide variety of musical types, just to keep everyone on their toes!  The ensemble participates in the annual Delaware Handbell Festival each November, where many choirs gather on the stage at Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan campus.  The festival is a grand event and a wonderful way to head into the holiday season.

Voices of Zion

This vocal ensemble is known to be small but mighty!   The group rehearses each Wednesday night or an hour and offers an anthem approximately three Sundays each month.   A friendly and welcoming group, they prepare both classic and contemporary pieces to add a special touch to the Sunday services.

Recent Message

Rev. Beth Gedert

This morning as we continue through our discussion of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, we are going to hear to some verses that may get some us in areas where we feel sensitive. They might remind us of harsh things we've heard in church in the past, or times when God has not been presented as loving. But the fact that other people have used these texts poorly is not a reason for us to ignore them. This is our sacred text, and we are not afraid of what's in here. When the Bible gets difficult, it is tempting to pull out all the reasons that it might not speak to our culture. For example, the Bible doesn’t account for the range of gender roles, sexual identity and expression that we now understand exists in the world. Our topics for this morning—adultery, marriage, divorce and making promises—were different in the ancient world. And this is important for us to realize, especially because it can keep us from using the Bible against other people.