LUNENBURG's 250th ANNIVERSARY
GRAND FAMILY REUNION

July 10 - 14, 2003

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH

Over 400 worshipers gathered in an ecumenical church service on Sunday evening.

Zion Lutheran Vespers

Zion Lurtheran Vespers

We raised about $765 in the collection,
all of which was turned over to the St. John's Anglican Church restoration fund.

Here are views of Zion Lutheran Church, on the left, and
St John's Anglican Church on the right a year before the fire.

Zion Lutheran Church St John's Anglican Church
photos - Chris Young

The Organist practicing

Zion Lutheran
photo - Bernice Latham

The Procession

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Wayne Dean

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Wayne Dean

Order of Service

Choir and Clergy shall proceed from their Place of Assembly to Zion Church at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2003, and go to their assigned places in the Church.

Hymn: All creatures of our God and King
St. Francis of Assisi - (Lasst uns erfreuen, Geistliche Kirchengesange, Cologne, 1623)

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice;

3 Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
Thou givest man both warmth and light

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfoldest blessings on our way
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
Let them his glory also show;

5 And all ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye, Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on him cast your care;

6 Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the FATHER, praise the SON,
And praise the SPIRIT, THREE in ONE;


The Congregation shall remain standing.

Minister: O Lord, open thou my lips
Congregation: And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Minister: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
Congregation: Make haste to help me, O Lord.

Minister: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
Congregation: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia!

The congregation is invited to sit and to say together the words in bold face.

Psalm 103
Praise the Lord, O my soul:
and all that is within me praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul:
and forget not all his benefits.
3 Who forgiveth all thy sin,
and healeth all thine infirmities.
4 Who saveth thy life from destruction,
and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness.
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things,
making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement
for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
7 He showeth his ways unto Moses,
his works unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is full of compassion and gracious,
long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9 He will not always be chiding:
neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins,
nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
11 For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth,
so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
12 Look how wide also the east is from the west,
so far hath he set our sins from us.
13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children,
even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth whereof we are made:
he remembereth that we are but dust.
15 The days of man are but as grass;
for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto childrenís children;
18 Even unto such as keep his covenant,
and think upon his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength,
ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his word.
21 O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts,
ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
22 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion:
praise thou the Lord, O my soul.


(Please stand)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The congregation will sit.


The First Lesson. Leviticus 25: 8 - 19

Minister: O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

The Second Lesson. Revelation 20: 11 - 21: 7

Minister: O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

The Readers of the Lessons are the Reverend Robert Seaboyer and the Reverend J. Alton Alexander.

Anthem: Make me a channel of your peace
(Sung by a Choir made up of members of Lunenburg Church Choirs under the direction of Annette Collins, Music Director and Organist of Zion Church.)

Reading from the Holy Gospel: St. Luke 10: 25 - 37

Read by the Reverend Doris Dean.

Minister: O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.


Hymn: Glorious things of thee are spoken.
Austria - F.J. Haydn

1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for his own abode.
On the Rock of ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvationís walls surrounded,
Thou mayíst smile at all thy foes.

2 See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove.
Who can faint, when such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage;
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

3 Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a covering -
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus they march, the pillar leading,
Light by night and shade by day;
Daily on the manna feeding
Which he gives them when they pray.

4 Saviour, since of Zionís city
I, through grace, a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in thy Name.
Fading is the worldís best pleasure,
All its boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zionís children know.


Sermon: The Reverend Canon Dr. Robert D. Crouse.

The Apostlesí Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic/Christian* Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen


Offering Hymn: A mighty fortress is our God
Martin Luther

1. A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper he among the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing;
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his quarrel.

2. Did we in our own strength confide
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of Godís own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth his Name,
From age to age the same,
And he must win the battle.

3. And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us;
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
The prince of darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! His doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

4. That word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The spirit and the gifts are ours
Through him who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill;
Godís truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.


The congregation shall kneel, or bow in prayer.

Minister: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Congregation: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Vater unser, der Du bist in Himmel;
Geheilliget werde Dein Name,
Dein Reich komme,
Dein Wille geschehe,
wie im Himmel,
Also auch auf Erden,
Unser taglich Brod gieb uns heute;
Und fuhre uns night in Versuchung,
Sondern erlose uns von dein Uebel,
Denn Dein ist das Reich, und die Kraft, und die Herrlichkeit,
In Ewigkeit.* Amen.

Minister: The Lord be with you.
Congregation: And with thy spirit.

Minister: Let us pray.

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christís sake, our Lord. Amen.

O God, who didst lead the fathers of our nation into this land of Canada, and hast increased us by thy favour: Grant, we beseech thee, that we who now enter into their inheritance, may prove ourselves a people mindful of thy mercies and ready to do thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O eternal Lord God, who holdest all souls in life: we beseech thee to shed forth upon thy whole Church in Paradise and on earth the bright beams of thy light and heavenly comfort; and grant that we, following the good example of those who have loved thee and served thee here and are now at rest, may at the last enter with them into the fulness of thine unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst say unto thine Apostles, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; Regard not our sins, but the faith of thy Church, and grant unto it that peace and unity which is agreeable to thy will; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

All join in saying together the General Thanksgiving, bearing in mind those who came first to this place, their faith and their works - our inheritance.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving-kindness To us and to all men; We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; But above all for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, And for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips, but in our lives; By giving ourselves up to thy service, And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Other appropriate Prayers and Thanksgivings may be said.

Minister: The Lord will give strength unto his people.
Congregation: The Lord will bless his people with peace.

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Minister: The Lord will give strength unto his people.
Congregation: The Lord will bless his people with peace .


The Congregation will keep a short silence, then sit.

Words of welcome from the Reverend Douglas Moore, Minister of Zion Lutheran Church, and the Reverend Lawrence Mawhinney, Mayor of Lunenburg.

A greeting from the Right Reverend Frederick Hiltz, D.D., Bishop of Nova Scotia, and 20th Rector of the Parish of St. Johnís Church, Lunenburg.


Bishop Hiltz: Bless we the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
Bishop Hiltz will then pronounce the Benediction.


Hymn: Now thank we all our God
Johann Cruger - Nun Danket Alle Gott

1 Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his world rejoices;
Who from our motherís arms,
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in his grace,
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven;
The one eternal God,
Whom heaven and earth adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore. Amen.


Lunenburg Academy
photo - Chris Young

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Peggy Wright

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Marlene Hewitt

The Lennox Inn was built by Andreas JUNG in 1791.


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