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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, February 13, 2011 - Sixth 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

Welcome, beloved children of God. We’re glad you’ve joined us to worship God in spirit and in truth.

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 13 8:30am Traditional Worship, Sunday School, Holy Nursery 9:30am Adult Bible Study in Library 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Worship, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 12:00pm Baptism Class

3:45pm Kids’ Place 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Family Supper 5:15pm Youth Choir 6:00pm Worship and Music Committee Meeting 6:00pm Confirmation 6:30pm Joyful Ringers 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:30pm Church Council Meeting

Monday, February 14 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous 7:30pm Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, February 17 6:30pm Rivers of Hope 7:30pm Rebecca Circle

Tuesday, February 15 9:30am Naomi Circle 9:30am Zionaires 5:30pm Stewardship Meeting 6:30pm Christian Ed. Meeting 7:00pm Property Committee Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:00pm Global Missions Committee 7:30pm Visioning Task Force Meeting Wednesday, February 16 7:00am Men’s 50+ Bible Study at Perkins 9:15am Devotions at Sunrise 2:45pm Class Ring 3:45pm SONshine Choir 3:45pm Ring Forth

Saturday, February 19 8:30am A More Perfect Union Marriage Seminar 4:00pm Meet the candidate reception Sunday, February 20 8:30am Traditional Worship, Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Adult Bible Study 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Worship with Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Special Congregational Meeting

Attendance Report for Sunday, February 6, 2011: 8:30: 224 10:30: 330 Total: 554

Special Congregational Meeting

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Council: Roger Brenny, Tracy Gurneau Coffee Fellowship: Kevin Miller and Sherri Larson Greeters: Doug and Nancy Schroeppel, Betty Lou Johnson Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Vernon Fadden 10:30 Service Acolyte: Lindsey Casey Coffee Fellowship: Brandon and Kia Prell Greeters: Brett and Kim Michaels, Ron and Nancy Elam, Beth Solberg Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston Guy Adams, Scot Sorenson

The Zion Church Council has called a Special Congregational meeting to take place on Sunday, February 20, 2011 beginning promptly after the 10:30 am worship service. The sole purpose of this meeting is to extend a call to fill the position of Associate Pastor for our Zion Lutheran Congregation. The Call committee has selected a candidate and the church council has affirmed their selection. Additional Information about the candidate will be provided in the next few days. The Call Committee invites members to meet the candidate at a reception at Zion on Saturday, February 19 from 4-6. At the December 2010 Annual Congregational Meeting, the congregation resolved to review and study the document titled “Toward a Vital Mission at Zion Lutheran Church” so that we may commit ourselves to work together to carry out the mission God has given to our congregation. The first of three open forums to discuss this action and document will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 23. Q. May I use one check for both my Forward In Faith and general fund giving? A. Yes. If you use an envelope please designate the amounts for each on the outside of the envelope and the memo line of the check. If you use automatic bank withdrawal please complete a new form designating the new amounts for each

category.


In Our Thoughts & Prayers Baptisms: Carter Joseph, son of Brittany Gibbs and Jamie Gibbs. Sponsors are Dustin Gibbs and Brandee Gibbs. Cooper Jerome, son of Brittany Gibbs and Jamie Gibbs. Sponsors are Desirae Burlile and Kelly Burlile.

Wedding: Congratulations to Jenny Dehmer and Josh Anderson. They exchanged marriage vows at Zion on Saturday, February 12. Zion parents of Jenny are Rollie and Liz Dehmer.

Christian Sympathy to: Kalin and Nancy Samson & family. Kalin’s father Duane Samson died January 25. Funeral services were Jan. 28 in Dassel.

Flowers on the altar: In memory of Pete Specht (2/13/06) from Gayle Specht and family.

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.

Children’s Ministries Feb 13 - Sunday School Pre-K - Mary and Martha 1-3 - Jesus Walks on Water, Lazarus, Ten Lepers 4th - Club 4 5th and 6th - Classroom Feb 16 - Kids Club Feb 20 - Sunday School Pre-K - Lenten Planting lesson 1-3 - Lenten Planting lesson 4th - Lenten Planting Lesson 5th and 6th - Grapple / Lenten planting lesson Feb 20 - Children sing in worship First Communion Class - Sat Feb 26 9am-12pm This 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.

Prayer Concerns Molly Trebus (hospitalized), Joe Lantto, Shirley Erickson, Rheta Prigge, Robb Mattson, Milt Running, Donna Magnan, Evan Spinney, Diane Custer, Darlene Hoyne, Asher Scott Gabriel

Announcements & Upcoming Events 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.

Go to zionbuffalo.org/children for more info

Youth News Confirmation Classes for Wed Feb 16 This weeks topic: Crucifixion Don’t forget your Bibles & handbooks Graceland - Wed Feb 16 This weeks topic: More Hot Topics Bring your Bibles

Help Needed for Sunday Morning ministries Sunday Coffee Fellowship Hosts, Greeters and Ushers are needed. If you interested in helping please contact the church office. The Global Missions Committee invites you to see what they are all about. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. For more information contact minda Squadroni or Steve Peterson.

Harvest of Hands Kits available at the information desk for anyone that would like to help complete projects at home. Location of tub is in the bottom shelf of the wood cabinet.

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.

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

First Communion Festival Students in 5th grade and above are invited to attend a First Communion Festival on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9am-Noon. At least one parent or grandparent is encouraged to attend with each student. The festival will help prepare children for the reception of their first communion. Please register online or at the information desk by Sunday, February 20. There is a cost of $5 per student. 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 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.

Zionaires Please join us on Tuesday, February 15 at 9:30 in Fellowship Hall. We will have a representative here from Dragonfly, a non-profit organization that reaches out to others who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend. We will be hearing about the program and making kits that we can send to those in grief.

Feb 13 Bulletin Insert  

Feb 13 Bulletin Insert

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