Vol. 6, No. 4 ▪ April 2007 The Official News Source of Mt. Zion Apostolic Church The Tomb April 1-8 The sun rises slowly over the hills, two men, ar- mored, lay as dead. A stone lies on its side. Birds flit from tree to tree with song and life. Sunlight strides inexorably forward, warming the land. Small lives creep forward to bask, heal, rejoice. The tomb is empty. Come and experience an awesome production that will take you back to the time when Jesus gave us Footsteps clatter across the stone, women approach to mourn, bearing spices to leaven the dead. Gravel the greatest gift, His life. slides unheeded, clinking and scratching. Footsteps falter and hearts flutter. The sun crests the final hill, “Jesus, The Great I AM” light streaming down to earth. The tomb is empty. Palm Sunday, April 1—6:30 p.m. Light, bright as the sun, shining like lightning, garbs Presented by the Drama Ministry the strangers, fear clutches as mortals gasp. A question from lips eternal fulfill a prophecy old. Why PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 1 do you seek? Behold! He is Risen just as He said. The light of the sun warms the land. The tomb is Prayer 7:00 a.m. empty. Worship 8:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Tears flow as eyes confirm a rocky ledge unbur- Sunday Institute & Academy 10:00 a.m. dened by death. Hope grows, hearts strain, joy Drama presentation 6:30 p.m. sings to silence nature itself. The world must know, the brothers must hear, feet run towards home. TUESDAY, APRIL 3 Streams of sunlight caress the world. The tomb is empty. Bible Study 11:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Women running to tell, stop. Recognize feet that “The Significance of the Resurrection” trod a thousand miles, legs that walked with strength, arms that held the weak, the face that smiles. All air rushes out, the world spins, He GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6 smiles. Golden, rich, strong, the sun rises above the world. The tomb is empty—The Light of the World Prayer 7:00 p.m. has returned! The 7 Last Sayings of Christ 8:00 p.m. —Easter reflections by Geoff Clark (Internet source) EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Prayer 6:00 a.m. Follow us to the Sunrise Service 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Indiana State Conference Sunday Institute & Academy 10:00 a.m. at RAPTURE TEMPLE MINISTRIES Morning Worship 11:15 a.m. 2033 South 13th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana No evening worship Elder Arnick Shouse, Sr., Host pastor Mt. Zion Apostolic Church ● Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., Senior Pastor 4900 E. 38th Street ● Indianapolis, Indiana 46218 ● 317-549-1200 ● www.mtzionchurch.org Find the one that’s right Spring Events Offer for you and sign up “Something for Everyone” TODAY! Women’s Conference 2007 That Black Men “Women in Pursuit of God Through Prayer, Purpose, and Praise” Dates: April 13-15 Might Live Prostate Health Awareness Day Place: Mt. Zion Cost: $10 for Saturday luncheon Dates: April 14 Contact: Pastor Anita Stone or Pastor Place: Mt. Zion Patricia Germany Cost: FREE Speaker: Pastor Pamela J. Hankerson, Pastor Hankerson Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Contact: Willie Whitfield or Minister Johnna Hampton Mt. Zion women are asked to bring their FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING $35 assessment on Medical staff and mobile testing unit on site Sunday, April 15 Sponsored in partnership with the Marion County Health Department Deaf Ministry Conference “Uniting the Deaf and Hearing Cultures in the Church” Dates: April 20-22 Anointed Singles Retreat “A Kingdom Man/ A Kingdom Woman” Place: Mt. Zion Cost: $35pp ($45 after April 14) Dates: May 4 & 5 Contact: Elder Donald Tinsley or Place: Lake Placid Conference Center Kathleen Preddie Cost: $80 for single room/$60 for Speakers: Dr. Mike and Maureen double room; $20 deposit due The Tuccelli’s Tuccelli, Jacksonville, by Sunday, April 8 Florida Contact: Pam Edwards The Saturday workshops allow participants to earn a total of .8 CEUs in the content area of professional studies. For Indiana Speakers: To be announced EIC holders, these workshops meet the category 1 and 2 re- quirements. Sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of Registry of Inter- preters for the Deaf (ICRID) Unbreakable Chain Marriage Retreat “Building Marriages for a Lifetime” “The Year of the Harvest: Take it By Force” Dates: May 18 & 19 Place: Adams Mark Airport Dates: May 31-June 2 Cost: $150 per couple Place: Shiloh Park Retreat & ($80 required by April 8 to Conference Center, reserve your room) Marion, IN Contact: Minister Reginald or Cost: $99 ages 7-12; $125 ages Raquel Dukes or Elder 13 and up The Christians Jason or Charlotte Daniels Bishop Evangelist Contact: Elder Aaron Porter or Gates Hosmer Danielle Phifer Speakers: Elder Lee and Delsa Speakers: Bishop Lambert W. Christian, Cleveland, OH Gates, Sr., and Evangelist Friday, June 1 is Douglas Hosmer, Joppa, Indiana State Maryland Conference Night MEETINGS SUNDAY, APRIL 1 Executive Council—5:00 p.m. The Ministerial Alliance is calling an important minister's Leadership Council—5:45 p.m. meeting for Sunday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. for all 87 of Mt. Zion’s ministers. This meeting is crucial and attendance TUESDAY, APRIL 3 Ministerial Alliance Institute—6:00 p.m. is needed. The Ministerial Alliance Board would like to YYA Ministries—6:00 p.m. also remind the ministers that T.E.A.M. is coming! We’ll Be There Ministry—6:15 p.m. Marketing Ministry—6:30 p.m. Join First Lady Gates beginning Sunday, April 1, in the Mason foyer as she presents another thematic class for TUESDAY, APRIL 10 the Sunday Institute, titled Women of Influence. This 5- Baptismal Ministry—6:15 p.m. week character-study of 15 extraordinary women of scrip- Comforters Ministry—6:30 p.m. ture reveals how God used feminine grace and power to fulfill strategic purpose. Lesson Worship & Sacred Arts—6:30 p.m. topics include Feminine Excellence, Risk Takers, Power in a Man’s World, Standing Up SUNDAY, APRIL 15 for Yourself, Refusing to be Denied, and much more. This class is open to women only. Altar Ministry—5:30 p.m. CD and companion workbook orders are now being accepted for First Lady Gates’ pre- Census Ministry—6:00 p.m. vious lesson, The Kingdom Within. The cost for the set is $12. Transportation Ministry—6:00 p.m. Mt. Zion’s Loving Daycare wants your pennies (and nickels, dimes, dollars and more!), TUESDAY, APRIL 17 to build a new playground. If you want to see our little ones have fun in the sun, please Men’s Steering—6:00 p.m. Women of Wisdom—6:00 p.m. bring your donations in any amount to the daycare anytime between now and April 13. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 The Nursing Home Ministry will meet on Saturday, April 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for visi- Congregational Nurses—6:00 p.m. tation at the Beverly Healthcare, 7145 E. 21st Street. All are welcome to attend. For Anointed Singles—6:00 p.m. more information about this ministry contact Phyllis Poindexter at 285-1636. THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Healing Hearts will meet on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 209. This Grief NICSC—6:00 p.m. Support ministry meets every 4th Thursday for one hour. If you or someone you know SUNDAY, APRIL 22 are dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one, you are invited to attend these ses- Ministerial Alliance—5:30 p.m. sions. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one for discussion. Healing Hearts is geared for adults ages 18 and up. Light refreshments will be served. MONDAY, APRIL 23 Missions Ministry—6:00 p.m. Bishop Gates will meet with all leaders and board members of the Children, Youth, and TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Young Adult Ministries and the Women of Wisdom, on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. Shepherd Ministries—6:00 p.m. Please note that the meeting normally held on Monday is cancelled so that everyone can meet together on Tuesday. FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Dinner Team—6:00 p.m. The Northeast Indianapolis Community Service Corporation (the nonprofit arm of Mt. Zion) is pleased to offer an introductory computer class for individuals 18 and up. The class will be held in the computer lab for 16 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30—8:00 FUNDRAISERS p.m. beginning May 2. The instructor is LaJohnna Shelton. Only 11 slots are available and requirements for sign up include a commitment to attend no less than 14 of the 16 Dinners to Go—Women of Wisdom sessions, and a $20 book fee due by April 17. Contact Deacon Terry Morris at 336- Sunday, April 1 7114 by April 17. Lollipop sale—Worship & Sacred Arts Sunday, April 8 and 29 The Marketing Ministry is recruiting new members. If you are on fire for the Lord and want to get the word out about Jesus, Mt. Zion, and Bishop Gates, this ministry may be Pennies for the Playground for you. Some notable projects of the Marketing Ministry include the Business Directory Mt. Zion’s Loving Daycare and the Mt. Zion booth at Indiana Black Expo. Please join us at our next informative Through April 13 meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210. All members of Marketing Breakfast sale—Women’s Ministry should also be in attendance. Sunday, April 15 Fish Fry—Leadership Council Join the Anointed Singles on their outing to view the inspirational passion play, Upon Friday, April 20 this Rock, on Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. The play will be presented at the Pike Per- forming Arts Center at 6701 Zionsville Road in Indianapolis. Tickets are $20 per per- Breakfast sale—TOYS Ministry son. Contact Pam Edwards. Sunday, April 22 Refreshments—Women of Vision Join Bishop Gates and the Youth & Young Adult Choir at Greater Love Temple, 2050 Winter Ave- Tuesday, April 24 nue on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. A Taste of Mt. Zion—YYAM Join Bishop Gates and the Cathedral Choir at Mount Bethel Apostolic Church, 2120 N Pasadena Sunday, April 29 Street on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. Mt. Zion Apostolic Church SENIOR PASTOR Russell’s Celebrate Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr. 50th Wedding Anniversary PASTORAL STAFF Pastor Floyd V. Jackson Congratulations are in order for Jessie and Pearl Morrow Assistant Pastor 549-1200 ext. 12 Russell who recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They were married on March 11, 1957 in Forest City, Ar- Pastor Anita M. Stone Executive Associate Pastor kansas. The occasion was celebrated with a Caribbean 549-1200 ext. 13 Cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The couple have 6 chil- dren, thirteen grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. ASSOCIATES Brother Russell, a former usher at Mt. Zion, is retired from Pastor J. Wendell Farmer Membership Development and Indiana Steel Fabricating. Mother Russell serves in the Congregational Care Women of Wisdom ministry and works as a private duty 549-1200 ext. 14 nurse’s assistant. Please offer them your blessings! Pastor Vincent B. Farrell Family and Social Development 549-1200 ext. 56 W E D D I N G B E L L S Pastor Patricia A. Germany Send your news to us! Children, Youth, & Young Adults Clarence Hill and Laura Catlett Hill mzacpublications 549-1200 ext. 26 March 10, 2007 @comcast.net Pastor Allen Tate Teaching and Christian Education 549-1200 ext. 55 WORSHIP AND SACRED ARTS Evangelist Dana Blackmon Minister of Worship 549-1200 ext. 23 ADMINISTRATION Patti Jones It's a Fish Fry! Minister of Administration Friday, April 20—11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. 549-1200 ext. 10 Donetta Coleman, Receptionist; Senior Pastor’s Admin. Assistant 549-1200 ext. 15 Brenda Lockhart, Office Manager 549-1200 ext. 16 Sheryl Jennings, Minister of Finance 549-1200 ext. 36 The Leadership Council is taking orders for Fish Fry Dinners. MT. ZION’S LOVING DAYCARE The cost is one low price of $7 and includes your choice of Patti Jones, Director 549-1200 ext. 10 or 36 Catfish or Whiting, and your selection of two of three side choices: Spaghetti, Coleslaw, Fries. Tickets available in the main foyer beginning Sunday, April 1. Published monthly by the Publications Ministry at Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, 4900 E. 38th February Street, Indianapolis, Indi- IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS Harvest ana, 46218. Design and Joyce Blackmon Jameel Franklin Franklin Liggins, Jr. D. Clifton Solomon editing by Anita Preddie, Megan Butler Tim Franklin Queandria Liggins Tony Steel Report: executive director. Submit Gloria Brown Dea. 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