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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, October 2, 2011-Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Zion seeks to share Christ’s word, strengthen faith and serve those in need. Phone (763) 682-1245 Fax Line (763) 684-1967 Web Site: www.zionbuffalo.org E-Mail: office@zionbuffalo.org Prayer Chain—call the church office The Prayer Room is located on the North end of the building near the first entrance. It is available for prayer and meditation. Pastors: Ted Vanderpan, Senior Pastor Luke Schmidt, Pastor of Congregational Life Coordinator of Music: Michael Walsh Shared Ministry Director: Sherilyn Burgdorf Director of Youth Ministries: Myron Crawford Youth Staff: Jim Onstad Co-Directors of Christian Education: Roxie Otten, Holly Husom Financial Secretary: Sue Stensrud Office Support: Diane Montplaisir, Administrative Angela Bengtson, Communications/Membership Building & Grounds Manager: Ryan Bjokne Custodian: Louis Nagel Nursery Coordinator/Caregiver: Missy Peterson Nursery Caregiver: Stephanie McClanahan Church Officers Steve Peterson, Council President Kevin Bergquist, Vice President Roger Brenny, Treasurer Devonne Kent, Secretary

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Acolyte: Lizzie Stanforth Altar Guild: Jan Skallerud, Joyce Rolstad Council: Kelly Hanson, Kevin Bergquist Coffee Fellowship: Larry and Lana Scherber Communion Assistants: Danny Block, Madison Klein Greeters: Christine and Scott Adams, Mike and Jill Davis, Pete and Judy Weis Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Bev Smith, Clarion Conzet 10:30 Service Acolyte: Kacy Crawford Altar Guild: Jan Skallerud, Phyllis Feist Coffee Fellowship: Jerry and Patti Howard Communion Assistants: Taylor Wurm, Tyler Wurm Council: Steve Peterson, Wanda Weber Greeters: David Sandell, Judy Bergquist, Edward and Sara Arens Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston Warren Myhre, Dean Skallerud

Words of welcome Christ Jesus has made you his own. Welcome to this time of worship with his family, the church.

During Worship Today… A yellow pew card is available for requesting prayers or membership information Hearing assistance devices for worship with user controlled volume area available from the ushers. See an usher for NRSV Bibles, large print order of service and hymns. Children’s bulletins and ’Rainbow Bags’ with quiet toys are located at the Children’s Worship Station in the narthex. Please return bags after worship. There is a staffed nursery for infants and toddlers at the north end of the building. There is a Prayer Room available for prayer and meditation at the north end of the building.

Opportunities at Zion Sunday, October 2 8:30am Traditional Worship Service, Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship, Holy Communion 10:30am Jubilee Worship Service, Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:45am Executive Committee Meeting

6:00pm Alpha 6:30pm Joyful Ringers 6:30pm New Member Class 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:00pm Harvest of Hands Crafts Thursday, October 6 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 6:30pm Fall Bible Study Series 6:30pm Rivers of Hope

Monday, October 3 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous

Saturday, October 8 4:00pm Wedding

Tuesday, October 4 6:30pm Social Ministry Committee 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal Wednesday, October 5 7:00am Men’s 50+ Bible Study 9:30am Women’s Study—Daniel 2:45pm Class Ring 3:45pm Ring Forth 3:45pm Kids’ Place 3:45pm Sonshine Choir 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Wednesday Night Family Supper— Baked Potato Bar 5:15pm Youth Choir 6:00pm Confirmation

Sunday, October 9 Foundation Grant Requests Due 8:30am Traditional Worship Service, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Jubilee Worship Service, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 12:00pm Baptism Class

Nursery Care Assistant position open. To apply, please pick up application in the church office. Deadline is October 10.

Attendance Report for Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:30: 224

9:45: 54

10:30: 254

Total: 532

Next Weeks Scripture: Isaiah 54: 1-3

Save the date...October 16th is the Hog Roast Kickoff for the Truckload of Life Project. Tickets can be purchased in the Office. Volunteers are needed to help with the Hog Roast Dinner: preparing meal, buffet servers, table servers, set up, clean up. If you are available please sign up today at the information desk. Zion is in charge of drivers for Meals on Wheels in November. The sign up list is at the Information Desk if you want to sign up early. Zion’s Choirs vs. the rest of the congregation in a challenge hosted by the Zion Pipe Organ Task Force. For more information please stop by the Information Desk. Place your donation in the appropriate pipe (“congregation” or “choir” in the narthex). Funds to help refurbish the Zion pipe organ. Volunteers needed for a paint project at Zion. If interested, please contact Ryan our facilities and building manager or stop by the information desk today.


In Our Thoughts & Prayers Christian Sympathy to: Eldon and Jill Kathman and family. Jill’s brother John Swanson of Walnut Grove, Minnesota died on September 17. His funeral was September 21 in Walnut Grove. Wedding: Ellorie Martinson and Chad Liljequist exchanged marriage vows at Zion on October 1. Active Military and their families Spc Cody Bauman has been deployed to Iraq, Fred Pierce stationed in Miramar, Ca; Ben Pecarina, stationed in Turkey, Doug Pecarina deployed to Kuwait; Will Dobbins, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Greg Bremseth, stationed at the MEPS in Houston, TX; Charles Mandery, Army National Guard; Christopher Brophy, stationed at Fort Riley Kansas; DeAnna Strommen, stationed at Fort Hood, TX; Chris Paulsen-Schmidt stationed in Norfolk Virginia. Prayer Concerns Nate Synstelian, Bill Wychor, Milt Running, Adam Brophy, Joy Klein, Molly Trebus, Claire Fertig, Jack and JoAnne Machula, Pat Jossart

Children’s Ministries Oct. 2 - Sunday School God loves us no matter what Pre– K : Adam and Eve Gr. 4: Club 4

1-3: Creation Gr. 5-6th: Noah

Oct. 9 - Sunday School God wants us to live for Him Pre– K : Noah Gr. 4: Traditional Classroom

1-3: Noah / Abraham Gr. 5-6th: Grapple

Club 456 - Fri Oct 14 If you are a 4th, 5th and 6th Grade student, you are encouraged to come to Huikko’s Bowling Center from 6-8pm for Cosmic Bowling. The cost is only $11.50 for the night. Friends are welcome! “My Two Hands” mission / craft event Who: Anyone and Everyone! What: A day used to learn about HOH and create amazing projects to donate to HOH event in Nov. and help fight world hunger. Where: Fellowship Hall When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9am-12pm Cost: Suggested $5 donation per participant Go to www.zionbuffalo.org/childrens for more info!

Announcements & Upcoming Events Women of Zion Can you help plan fall/winter events such as the St. Lucia supper or the visitations to Zion’s homebound members at Thanksgiving? Then, come to the Women of Zion planning committee meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 in the Camel room.

Youth News Confirmation Classes This Weeks Topic: Exploring the Commandments Pt 2 Don’t forget your Bible, Handbook/Catechism and a pen/pencil!

Lutefisk Dinner Friday Oct 28 4:30-7:00PM Watch for ticket sellers in the narthex between services on Sunday mornings October 9,16, and 23. Tickets are $13 in advance and $14 at the door. You can also purchase them on the website or in the church office during the week. There will be a $1.00 additional charge for seconds with the proceeds going to the Food Shelf and the needy. Volunteer Needs: Many hands are needed to provide this delicious dinner. All new helpers are needed and welcome! Be here on Monday, October 24 at 6:30pm to make meatballs, or on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 to peel potatoes and set up the dining room. Helpers will be needed the night of the dinner to serve and clean up.

Confirmation students are invited to acolyte for worship on Sundays. Parents may sign up their students at www.zionbuffalo.org/ confirmation. Please note: If a student is unable to acolyte/serve on their scheduled date, please call the church office at 763-682-1245.

New Member Class A New Membership Class will be held after supper on Wed Oct 5. Please sign up at the information desk or online at zionbuffalo.org

Sr High Summer Trip - July 27 - Aug 5, 2012 Come and be a part of the YHWH Experience at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp near Fort Collins, CO. This will be a great time to commune with God in new and relevant ways. Registration closes Nov 16.

Baptism Class The next Baptism Class will be Sunday, October 9 at noon. Please register at zionbuffalo.org/baptism or by calling the church office. Coats for Kids The Salvation Army and Love INC—Big Woods will be collecting coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and blankets during October for kids in need. Bring your donations to the collection bin at Zion from October 9-25. Items will be distributed on Thursday, October 27, at the Buffalo Community Center. Vital Mission Forum At the December 2010 Annual Congregational Meeting, the congregation resolved to review and study the document titled “Toward A Vital Mission At Zion Luther Church” so that we may commit ourselves to work together to carry out the mission God has given to our congregation. The third of three open forums to discuss this action and document will be held at 11:45am on Sunday, October 23. Attention Basketball Players Looking for more individuals interested in playing basketball. M-W-F from 6-7am at the Discovery gym. Bring a white and black jersey/T-Shirt. Prior basketball experience desired but not required. This is a friendly, pickup game that will give you a good work out. Contact Dirk Foster at 763-360-1146 with questions.

Graceland This Weeks Topic: Are You a Christian? Friday Breakfast Crew - Fri Oct 7 - 6am Senior High Students - Come out to Perkins to . Make sure to bring money for food and a tip for our great servers! If you need a ride to Perkins or school, contact Myron or Jimmy.

Go to zionbuffalo.org/youth for more info Harvest of Hands Please donate your gently used sweaters to the Harvest of Hands Sweater Sale. The Sweater collection container is located in the Narthex. The White Elephant Sale is the perfect place to donate your unwanted items. We will collect your donations starting on October 31. There are kits to be completed at home which are located near the Information Desk. Embroidered towels are a big item at the sale. HOH has supplies for embroidered towels if you would like to complete some at home. Please contact Joy for supplies. Signup posters are located in the Narthex. Please visit often to see where you can contribute or volunteer. Coats for Kids Zion’s Social Ministry Team is partnering with the Salvation Army and other churches to collect and distribute new or slightly used children’s coats which will be distributed on 10/27 at the Buffalo Community Center. Please help keep a kid warm this winter with a donation of a coat, snow pants, mittens, or hats—a bin is provided near the Information Desk in the Narthex for this collection. Community Hymn Sing Dan and Karin Wickman will be leading the Fall Community Hymn Sing on Sunday, October 16 at 4 PM in the Carl Lindberg Ministry Center on the campus of Park View Care Center & Park Terrace Assisted Living in Buffalo. All are welcome to attend.


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