Saturday, September 26, 2020

Outdoor Worship

 Today, I ask that you join me in thanking God for the Mt. Zion Outdoor Worship Team.  Over the last two months they have worked overtime to provide our members and guests a safe place to physically worship together.  We actually have a couple (both over 80 years old) who attend each week and feel very safe in our outdoor worship setting.

As a result of our team’s work, we have eliminated the Eventbrite signup process.  We will now safely seat you as you arrive.  I pray that as you trust God to provide a safe environment at the grocery store, restaurants, medical facilities, gas stations, at work, and other places, you will also trust God to provide a safe environment for you at church.  I am looking forward to you joining us outside each Sunday at 8:00 am, until we can safely worship inside.

Two more things.  On Saturday October 3, join us for Ministry Connection, which is a leadership training conference for all age groups (go to and scroll down to upcoming events).  On Sunday October 18, we will celebrate 98 years of service in Ontario and beyond. We will start our celebration outside at 8:00 am.


God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy

Friday, September 18, 2020

When The Days Are Long And The Nights Are Short

When the days are long and the nights are Short, II Tim. 4:1-6, is my "go to" passage. I need strength beyond myself (v.1). I am reminded to keep making loyal followers of Jesus (v. 2). I am reminded that suffering is a part of being a soldier (v. 3). I am reminded to focus on pleasing Jesus (v. 4). I am reminded to remain discipline and follow God's rulebook (v. 5). And I am reminded to work hard like a farmer (v. 6). I trust you will find encouragement is these verses.

Here are a couple highlights. Please join the Police Forum this Tuesday 9/22/20, from 5:00 -7:00 pm. In this second forum, our Law Enforcement Leaders will focus on answering questions from the public. Mt. Zion Ontario and the Ontario Police Department are hosting this forum.
Go to: to submit your questions and join the forum.

I trust you are prayerfully considering reconnecting safely at our outdoor worship service each Sunday at 8:00 am.

God Bless,
Pastor Kennedy

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Worry Weighs A Person Down...

 “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up” (Prov. 12:25).

In worship service, you can get an encouraging word through the songs, the reading of scripture, prayer, fellowship with others, and the preached word. 

As you approach this weekends corporate worship service (outside or online) remember to celebrate The Lords keeping power throughout the ages.  Moreover, remember, The Lord will continue to keep us through the fires, COVID-19, racism, unemployment, economic concerns, death, sickness, violence, educational challenges, the presidential election, and on and on.  This weekend, let all of us worship God from our hearts so strong in person outside and online, that God is well pleased from start to finish.


God Bless,

Pastor Kennedy