The End of Easter

This was not the Easter season we were looking for. And as it draws to a close, we still cannot see the end of the pandemic. But we still cannot see the ending of hungry children in our world. Or violence against people who are different, simply because they are different. Or murdered and missingContinue reading “The End of Easter”

The Good News is Challenge Before it is Comfort

The Good News of God’s love for us is the core of what we are about as church. It is literally the bottom line.  If we lose that, we’ve lost everything that matters. The challenge is that God’s love calls US to love as we have been loved.  We are called to care for othersContinue reading “The Good News is Challenge Before it is Comfort”

Worship during Pandemic – May 6, 2020

“We can’t gather as the church.” That’s what we are telling ourselves, isn’t it? Since health officials are telling us to keep practicing “Social Distancing,” we are forced to stay home on Sunday. (I’ll bet you already know where this is going, don’t you?) But we are not just The Church when we are sittingContinue reading “Worship during Pandemic – May 6, 2020”

Good Shepherd Sunday – May 1, 2020

This Sunday (May 3rd) is the 4th Sunday of the Easter Season. It is traditionally a Sunday to emphasize the care that God provides us, God’s people and, indeed, all of creation. In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, we can find ourselves wondering about that care.  Is it still there?  Does is still apply?Continue reading “Good Shepherd Sunday – May 1, 2020”

Is it Easter, or is it still Good Friday? – April 28, 2020

The only possible answer to the question above… is Yes. Yes, it’s Easter. And yes, it’s still Good Friday. Here in Nova Scotia, people are senselessly dead for no good reason, sacrificed to the twin gods of ego and self destruction.  Family, friends, neighbours and co-workers around the province are in shock.  Communities, already isolatedContinue reading “Is it Easter, or is it still Good Friday? – April 28, 2020”

Easter!

Did you notice that? Easter came! In spite of Covid-19, in spite of lock downs, in spite of restricted travel and “social distancing” and confusion and cabin fever and no public gatherings in church (or anywhere else for that matter), Jesus showed up, and brought New Life with him. Sure, it’s different.  Yes, adjustments neededContinue reading “Easter!”

Good Friday

This is a very different Holy Week this year. So, we are doing things differently. Below is a link to the video which our Lunenburg Ministerial Association put together for Good Friday. We had originally planned to hold a joint, ecumenical service at St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg this year. Since that is notContinue reading “Good Friday”

Hello!

Welcome to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lunenburg! My name is Rick Pryce, and I am the pastor of Zion. And we are in “Interesting Times” right now, aren’t we? Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not able to hold public services until the Public Health officials of the province tell us it isContinue reading “Hello!”