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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, February 6, 2011-Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

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 Karri Anderson, Interim Associate Pastor 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: Tom Janzen 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 L.S.S. Counseling Available at Zion once a week with Ann Zaiser. For appointment, please call 320-251-7700.

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Acolyte: Class Ring Altar Guild: Karen Bidne Council: Colleen Manninen, Kelly Hanson Coffee Fellowship: Milan and Pat Zumach Communion Assistants: Madison Klein, Tyler Bruder Greeters: Dorothy Valentine, Barb and Tobin Payne, Arnold Rude Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Vernon Fadden

10:30 Service Acolyte: Class Ring Altar Guild: Lora Nichols, Marlys Thomas Coffee Fellowship: Jerry and Patti Howard Communion Assistants: Taylor Wurm, Mallorie Habisch Council: Scott Morin, Wanda Weber Greeters: Mike and Jill Davis, Scott and Kelly Gleason, Jeff and Amy McDonald Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston Guy Adams, Scot Sorenson

We welcome each of you to God’s house. As we gather to draw near to God, may we also draw near to those worshiping with us.

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, February 6 8:30am Traditional Worship, Sunday School, Holy Communion, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 1030am Jubilee Worship, Sanctuary Sunday, Holy Communion, Nursery 11:45am Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 10 6:30am Rivers of Hope Friday, February 11 5:30pm Wedding Rehearsal

Monday, February 7 8:00am WIC 8:00am Men’s Bible Study Group 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous 6:30pm Blue Star Mothers 7:00pm Zion Book Club 7:30pm Alcoholics Anonymous

Saturday, February 12 4:00pm Wedding at Zion

Tuesday, February 8 9:00am Kitchen Cleaning 1:00pm LSS Counseling 6:30pm Outreach Evangelism Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:30pm Visioning Task Force Meeting Wednesday, February 9 2:45pm Class Ring 3:45pm SONshine choir 3:45pm Ring Forth 3:45pm Kids’ Place 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Supper 5:15pm Youth Choir 6:00pm Confirmation

6:30pm Joyful Ringers 6:30pm Mission Jamaica Meeting 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:00pm Harvest of Hands Crafts

Sunday February 13 8:30am Traditional Worship, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 1030am Jubilee Worship, Sunday School, Nursery 12:00pm Baptism Class 2:00pm Minneapolis Synod Conference Assembly Meeting

This morning you will find the “chefs” from Class Ring in the narthex, ready for donations to the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” Any donations given will be sent to the Buffalo Food Shelf. Thank you for contributing as a key player today, Souper Bowl Sunday. Zion Book Club is meeting Monday, February 7 instead of the 14th. All are welcome to discuss Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blom.

Attendance Report for Sunday, January 30, 2011: 8:30: 192 9:45: 77 10:30: 293 Total: Vital Mission Open Forum The task force has Wednesday, February 23rd as the first open forum. All are welcome to attend. Celebrate the Blessings Week 4: February 6-16 Celebrate God’s many blessings and pray for safe travel home. Psalm 67: Praise God Mark 6 & 8: Feeding the Thousands Key verses: Psalm 67:6 The Yield of the Earth, Mark 6:41-42 Feeding the Five Thousand 2 Kings 4:43 The Lord Provides Boundary Waters Men’s Canoe Trip Zion men interested in participating in the fifth annual canoe trip to the Boundary Waters please contact Jud Goerss at 763.682.4756 or JCGoerss@yahoo.com. In the past, a group of eight Zion men share this adventure and fellowship experience. A BWCA outfitter provides everything so canoes, camping equipment and previous experience is not required. The group will leave on the afternoon of June 26 and return back to Buffalo on June 30. Q. Do churches ever receive gifts other than money? A. Yes, appreciated assets like property, stocks and bonds are commonly given. Jewelry, precious metals and vehicles are other things frequently donated to churches. Often times, when donating a vehicle to a church, the giver receives credit for a donation greater than the vehicle’s anticipated selling price. Call the office 763-682-1245 for more information.


In Our Thoughts & Prayers Baptism: Savannah Caroline, daughter of Angela Peterson and Darroch Smith. Sponsors are Missy Peterson, Tyler Peterson, Chad Peterson and Dani Schmidt. Grandparents at Zion are Russ and Terry Peterson. Christian Sympathy to: Kevin and Judy Bergquist. Kevin’s father Rueben Bergquist died and funeral services were held February 1. Julie Swaggert and family. Julie’s father-in-law Carl Swaggert died. Arrangements are pending. Carol, Paul and Grant Senstad. Carol’s husband Dave Senstad died February 1. Visitation at Zion will be today from 4-8m with a special Scout service at 7:30pm. Funeral services will be Monday, February 7 at 11:00am. . Active Military and their families Fred Pierce stationed in Miramar, Ca; Korey Siltman, stationed in Washington; Ben Pecarina, stationed in Las Vegas, Doug Pecarina, Army National Guard; 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; Cody Bauman, stationed at Ft Bragg, NC; Chris Paulsen-Schmidt stationed in Norfolk Virginia. Prayer Concerns Molly Trebus, Joe Lantto, Clarion Conzet, Shirley Erickson, Glen Berglund, Rheta Prigge, Robb Mattson, Milt Running, Donna Magnan, Kevin Lincicum, Darlene Hoyne

Mission Jamaica Donations Requested The congregation is invited to help with the work that will be done, including a free medical clinic and a home building project. The supply list is available at the Information Desk and suitcase display areas in the narthex. Donations should be placed in the suitcases by February 20. These items will be carried in suitcases by each of the team members.

Vital Mission Open Forum The Vital Mission Task Force has set Wednesday, February 23, as the first open forum. All are welcome to attend.

Focusing our Vision The next step in the visioning process is to ask you what you think about Zion’s current health. During the month of February we are going to be encouraging you to complete an assessment. It will be an on -line assessment (paper copies will be available for those who are unable to take it on line.) Why take time to do a congregation-wide assessment? Because churches, like people, need an occasional check-up. A snapshot of where we are today so we can make good decisions about direction for the future. What does the assessment look like? It is a survey of about 90 questions that will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. The assessment can be completed electronically or by hand. The responses will be handled anonymously. How will the responses be used? They will be summarized and shared with everyone and used as part of the data being reviewed as we identify our vision and priorities for the future. Watch for more information about the Church Assessment Tool and our visioning process, Reaching for Tomorrow.

Children’s Ministries Feb 6 - Sunday School Pre-K - Jesus Heals a blind man 1-3 - Jesus Walks on Water, Lazarus, Ten Lepers 4th - Class Room 5th and 6th - Grapple Feb 9 - Kids Club Feb 13 - Sunday School Pre-K - Jesus Heals a blind man 1-3 - Jesus Walks on Water, Lazarus, Ten Lepers 4th - Club 4 5th and 6th - Classroom Feb 16 - Kids Club First Communion Class Saturday, February 26th from 9am – 12pm for students in 5th grade and above. Sign up at the Information Desk following worship services. The cost is $5 per student. Contact Roxie Otten or Holly Husom with questions. Zion is attending Summer Camp - Jul 8 - Jul 15 Open to current 2nd-6th graders, brochures at the Information Desk. Go to zionbuffalo.org/children for more info

Youth News Confirmation Classes for Wed Feb 9 This weeks topic: Last Supper Don’t forget your Bibles & handbooks Graceland - Wed Feb 9 This weeks topic: Body of Christ Bring your Bibles Snow Tubing - Wed Mar 2 Leave Zion @ 4pm Return @ 8:30pm Open to all Confirmation and Sr High students! Cost is only $20! You must be signed up by Feb 16. No late entries accepted! 30 Hour Famine - Feb 24-25 - St. John’s Lutheran Church Every day, hunger kills nearly 8,000 kids. You can do something about it. Band together to fight hunger, save lives - and write a different story for the planet. Take a stand! The goal is to raise at least $30/student. If you do not fundraise, the cost will be $10. Please register by Feb 9 to guarantee your spot! Youth Camp - Sun Jul 10-Fri Jul 15 Open to current 7th-12th graders, brochures at the Information Desk. Go to zionbuffalo.org/youth for more info Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study A five-week adult Bible study will begin TODAY at 9:30am in the Zion library. All are welcome to attend. Jill Davis, a member of Zion and a recent Luther Seminary graduate, will guide an overview of five Bible books: Esther, Psalms, Matthew, Romans, First Corinthians. Some texts from these books are used during the month of February as scripture during Sunday worship. Food For Friends Cooking Day Food for Friends will be cooking, at church, Saturday, February 12 from 8:30 am - 12pm to stock our freezer. This a great way to get to know others at Zion and practice discipleship by talking our way through making 100+ freezer meals. Volunteers are also needed to pre-cook meat just prior to Feb 12. Please contact Julie Kabe if you are interested in helping (682-2889, jkabe@bwig.net). Your gift of time is greatly appreciated! If you know of someone who could use a meal or want to volunteer in this ministry, please contact the church or FFF@zionbuffalo.org. Girl Scout Troop 926 is offering babysitting service on Valentine’s Day—February 14th from 5:00pm-8:45pm. Drop your children off in nursery of Zion Lutheran Church for an evening of games, crafts, movies, and a snack. Stop by the Information Desk after worship service for more details.

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