91 Years of Praise and Worship in 2019
"BEHOLD THE LAMB"
“Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.” Psalm 95:1-2
Welcome to Zion Choral's 91st year of music ministry. Zion Choral began in 1929 under the direction of J. Claude Harwick. The ministry continued under the direction of Albert F. Schuster (1980 to 1992), Maxine S. Waldman (1993 to 2002), and Karen L. Shelly (2003 to present).
The ministry wouldn't be complete without dedicated accompanists Terri Knechel-Young (piano), Jerry Bigenho (organ), Gary and Kim Wieder (percussion), Barte Shadlow (bass), and dedicated singers (sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses). We meet each week to practice, pray with each other, and pour love into each other’s lives.
The theme this year is "Behold the Lamb." Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God. "He was led like a lamb to the slaughter." (Isaiah 53:7) He died for our sins, was buried, but He rose again on the third day. (I Corinthians 15:3-4) He ascended to heaven where He sits at the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19) Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, is worthy of all our praise.
"Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang:
'Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!' Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them singing: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'"
Our prayer is that you will "Behold the Lamb" of God.
"The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!'" John 1:35-36