Swords into Plowshares
Retired CT Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jim Curry came to Zion on Sunday April 23rd to preach and to bring his forge to make garden tools from gun parts.
Retired CT Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jim Curry came to Zion on Sunday April 23rd to preach and to make garden tools from gun parts. We were joined by our neighbors from St. Andrew's, Northford. We gave thanks for a break in the rain which allowed participants to hammer gun parts into trowels and gun barrels into heart necklaces.
Our worship service can still be seen on our Facebook page. Bishop Curry's powerful sermon can be heard at 15:02. Video of the forging can also be seen on Zion's Facebook page.
"The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. For out of Zion shall go forth instruction and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more."
Donations of deposit bottles
Zion has graciously accepted the donations of deposit bottles and cans since 1980 when the program began. This fundraising program continues, even after the passing of these two faithful parishioners. We ask that you please leave the RINSED deposit bottles and cans in the space under the back stairs before any go upstairs in the recycling can on the deck. Bottle and Can Funds will now be directed to our Outreach efforts.