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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, July 17, 2011-Fourth 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: E-Mail: 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 Facility & Grounds Manager: Ryan Bjonke 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 Lutheran Social Services Counseling Available at Zion once a week with Miho Adkins (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). For appointment, please call 320-251-7700.

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Council: Bill Deneen, Wanda Weber Coffee Fellowship: Lanae Nelson Communion Assistants: Joel and Minda Squadroni, Diane Paulu, Lorraine Statema, Davidson family Greeters: Harriet Mooney, Pat Peterson Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson, Steve Peterson 10:30 Service Coffee Fellowship: Julie Swaggert Communion Assistants: Lisa Johnson, Wayne and Sue Fingalson Greeters: Mike and Jill Davis, Matt and Amy Intrieri III Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston, Phil Cornell

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” Welcome, in the name of the One who created this day for our enjoyment!

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, July 17 8:30am Traditional Worship Service, Holy Communion, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express, Nursery 10:30am Jubilee Service, Holy Communion, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 2:00pm Park View Devotions 7:00pm Reaching Out Gospel Festival at ZION

7:00pm Men’s 50+ Bible Study 9:15am Devotions at Sunrise 6:00pm Worship and Music Committee Meeting 6:30pm Marriage Seminar Series

Monday, July 18 6:00am Zion Day Camp 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:00pm Read to Feed the Mind Meeting 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous 7:00pm Marysville Service

Friday, July 22 6:00am Zion Day Camp 9:30am “Daniel” Book Study 8:00pm Zion Men’s Softball Game

Tuesday, July 19 6:00am Zion Day Camp 9:30am Summer Women’s Bible Study 9:30am Writing to Heal 5:30pm Stewardship Meeting 6:30pm Christian Ed. Meeting 7:00pm Property Committee Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:30pm Visioning Task Force Meeting

Thursday, July 21 6:00am Zion Day Camp 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 9:30am Faith in Action Board Meeting 6:30pm Rivers of Hope

Sunday, July 24 8:30am Traditional Worship Service, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express, Nursery 10:30am Jubilee Worship Service, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:45am Vital Mission Open Forum

Wednesday, July 20 6:00am Zion Day Camp

Attendance Report for Sunday, July 10 8:30: 151

10:30: 282

Total: 433

Zion Foundation Meeting on Wednesday, July 27th. This is the last week to turn in your grant request form to the church office prior to the meeting.

Tonight at Zion! The Reaching Out Gospel Festival is a collaborative effort between Zion Lutheran in Buffalo and Redeemer Lutheran in Minneapolis bringing together multiple congregations to form a gospel choir. Invite your family and friends for an evening of great music Marysville Hymns for July 18: Opening Hymn: Oh, Worship the King—LBW 548 Offering Hymn: We Plow the Fields and Scatter—LBW 362 Hymn of the Day: Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word—LBW 379 Closing Hymn: Sing to the Lord of Harvest—LBW 412

In Our Thoughts & Prayers

Children’s Ministries

A Birth Rose is placed by the congregation to announce the birth of: Brooks Patrick, son of Curt and Amy Biegert on July 11.

Sunday School Registration Sunday School on-line registration begins July 10th! Children age 3 to 6th Grade are invited to enroll for the 2011-2012 Sunday School year. Register at

Weddings: Congratulations to Howard Reinhart and Tiffany Nelson. They exchanged marriage vows on July 16 at Marysville 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, Joanne Machula, Karen Endreship, Kelly Monson, Molly Trebus

Announcements & Upcoming Events Women’s Summer Bible Study Women of all ages are invited to one or both of two Summer Bible Study events to be held at Zion for women. These groups will be led by Seminary Student, Jill Davis on Tuesday, July 19, at 9:30am and Thursday, August 18 at 7pm.

Marysville Ice Cream Social This year’s annual ice cream social will be held at the beautiful Marysville church on Monday, July 25, starting at 5pm. Come and celebrate the beautiful Marysville Church with some pie and ice cream before or after worship. A free will offering will support the Marysville Preservation Fund. If you would like to donate a pie for the occasion, please sign up by July 22 (pies can be brought with you to Marysville or dropped off at Zion during the day on Monday).

Love Inc Bowling Fundraiser Bowling has been creating memories for people, young and old, for many years. Join the fun at Love Inc Big Woods Bowling Fundraiser event at Huikko’s Bowling Center on Sunday, July 24th at 12:30pm with numerous interactive activities and prizes! Pick up your registration form at the information desk or on-line at and sign up with a five person team with any combination of adults and kids. JOIN THE FUN!!

Photo Directory Update Photographers from Lifetouch will be at Zion from September 28-October 1 for directory update photography. This is a great opportunity for those who are new to Zion since 2008, or did not have your photo taken at that time to be added to Zion’s family album. Participants will receive a free 8x10. More information to come at a later date. Host/Hostess are needed for those days to help with registration. Please stop by the information desk and sign up if you are available to help.

School Supplies Love INC-Big Woods and the Social Ministry Committee has begun the collection of school supplies which will be distributed to kids in our area who might not be able to afford them. A list of the items that we are asking for are listed by the collection ‘barrel’ which is located by the information desk. Stay tuned for more information!

Baptism Class Anyone wishing to schedule a baptism is asked to attend a class prior to the date of the baptism. Expectant parents, as well as those who already are parents, may attend the class. Scheduling of baptism will take place at the class. The next class is Sunday, August 14 at noon.

Volunteers Needed Zion’s Sunday School program can only be a success with the help and support of many wonderful and willing volunteers. Please consider volunteering in the Sunday school program for the 2011-2012 school year. Contact Holly for more info. Summer Childcare at Zion Zion day Camp (ZDC) is a summer program at Zion for children who have just finished Kindergarten, through 12 years old, and is open weekdays throughout the summer from 6:30am—6pm. Daily a activities include free time and snacks, bible stories, structured games, and creative projects. Staffing has been determined based on June registration, so you may be put on a waiting list until additional staff hours are warranted.

Youth News Confirmation Students and Parents All Confirmation requirements are due no later than Aug 1. Please do not wait until Aug 1 to turn in all of their requirements. Confirmation Registration This is for all new and returning students who will be in 7th or 8th Grade in Fall of ‘11. Go to to register! Parents: Confirmation small group guides are needed as well. Take time to prayerfully consider making a two year commitment to foster the spiritual relationships of students. Middle School Canoe Trip - Thu Aug 4 - Sat Aug 6 Come canoe the Namekogan and St. Croix Rivers. This is open to current 6th-8th Graders. Cost is only $70! Deposit is $25. Sr High Mission Trip Packing Party - Sat Jul 23 @ 4:30pm Blessing/Sending of students - Sun Jul 24 @ 10:30am Service Graceland Summer Schedule: Graceland, the Senior High youth group, will not meet through July, but will meet August 10 and 24 from 6pm-8pm in the Youth Room. Each night, there will be a meal, worship, games, and/or study. These nights are open to all students who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall 2 011. each night will have a different theme, so come prepared with a Bible and notebook.

Memorial Butterfly Release All are invited to attend the Guardian Angels - Elim Hospice Memorial Butterfly Release on Monday, July 18th at 7pm at Park View Care Center Chapel. A suggest $20 per butterfly release in memory of a loved one. Refreshments to follow the release. Call Rachel at 763.552.2160 by July 18th to order butterflies.

International high school exchange students are still waiting to be placed with host families to study during the 2011-2012 school year. The STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization, is proud to help facilitate student and host family relationships and look forward to finding new host families in the Buffalo School District. If your family is interested in being a host family please call local Area Representative, Kari Becker at 320-234-3475 or send an email to You can also find more information on the STS Foundation flyer posted on the church bulletin board. Please note that all student placements need to be completed by August 3rd for 2011 fall enrollment. The process leading up to this point can take up to three weeks to complete. Please take this deadline into consideration if interested in hosting a student for this 2011 fall enrollment.

Vital Mission Forum The second of three Vital Mission open forums will be held at 11:45am on Sunday, July 24.

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