Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, August 7, 2011-Eighth 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: email@example.com 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
Words of welcome on this summer day, we welcome you to worship. Let us join our hearts and voices in praise and thanks to God!
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, August 7 7:45am Youth Choir practice 8:30am Traditional Worship Service with Holy Communion, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express, Holy Communion 10:30am Worship with First Sunday, Holy Communion, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:45am Executive Committee Meeting 11:45am Baptisms in Library
Wednesday, August 10 9:30am Choir Directors Planning Mtg. 6:00am Zion Day Camp 6:00pm Graceland 7:00pm Harvest of Hands Crafts 7:00pm Financial Meeting
Monday, August 8 6:00am Zion Day Camp 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous 7:00pm Marysville Service 7:00pm Zion Book Club
Friday, August 12 6:00am Zion Day Camp 9:30am Women’s Study—Daniel
Tuesday, August 9 6:00am Zion Day Camp 9:00am Harvest of Hands Crafts 9:00am Kitchen Cleaning 6:30pm Outreach Evangelism Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:00pm Global Missions Committee 7:30pm Visioning Task Force Meeting
Thursday, August 11 6:00am Zion Day Camp 9:00am Graceland 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 6:30pm Rivers of Hope
Sunday, August 14 8:30am Traditional Worship Service, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Worship, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 12:00pm Baptism Class 9th Annual Redeemer Block Party All are invited to join the festivities on Wednesday, August 17 from 6-8pm in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis.
Attendance Report for Sunday, July 31, 2011: 8:30: 171 9:45: 85 10:30: 196 Attendance at Marysville, August 1, 2011: 35
8:30 Service Altar Guild: Beverly Smith, Lana Scherber Council: Devonne Kent, Kevin Bergquist Coffee Fellowship: Kimberly Schmidt Greeters: Tobin and Barb Payne, Doug and Nancy Schroeppel Acolyte: Meghan Keller Communion Assistants: Madison Klein, Julia Adams Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Larry Janski, Daryl and Linda Engwall, Jane Wahlberg
Marysville Hymns for August 8: Opening Hymn: How Firm a Foundation—LBW 507 Offering Hymn: Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me—LBW 334 Hymn of the Day: Lord, Take My hand and Lead Me—LBW 333 Communion Hymn: When Peace Like a River—LBW 346
Next Weeks Scripture Readings: Psalm 67 Matthew 15:21-28
10:30 Service Altar Guild: Mary Phelps, Lori Tenney Coffee Fellowship: Kip and Marcie Wold Council: Scott Morin, Colleen Manninen Greeters: Scott and Kelly Glaesman, Brett and Kim Michaels Communion Assistants: Shelby Ogle, Jordan Thompson Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston, Doug Schmidt, Dave Schmidt, Gary McFadden, Dale Schmidt
Q: I’m new to whole church scene, how should I be giving? A. God works in many ways through the local church. Zion provides all sorts of goods and services to the community as a result of our faith and trust in God. We invite you to give to support the wellbeing of your neighbor through Zion. In terms of your relationship with God, you should know that God gives us everything and desires us to be good stewards of those gifts. As you come to know God in your daily life, you will be drawn into generously giving of the time, talent, and treasure God has entrusted to you.
In Our Thoughts & Prayers
Baptisms after 10:30 service: Skylar Jean, daughter of Jill and Anthony Nolta. Sponsors are Alyssa George, Steve Brager, Jason Brager. Grandparents at Zion are John and Jean Brager. Elissa Ann, daughter of Jacqueline and Armando Hysko. Sponsor is Steve Brager. Grandparents at Zion are John and Jean Brager.
Sunday School Registration Sunday School on-line registration began July 10th! Children age 3 to 6th Grade are invited to enroll for the 2011-2012 Sunday School year. Register at www.zionbuffalo.org
Christian Sympathy to: Family and friends of Ruby Soholt. Ruby died on July 28 and her funeral service was held at Zion on August 2. 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.
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. Planning for Homecoming Homecoming Sunday, September 11, is the first opportunity to be a part of Zion’s very active Children’s team during this program year. Help will be needed with food, games, registrations and many other activities on this fun-filled day. Contact Holly or Roxie to volunteer for this exciting event or to help with planning and preparation in August. Go to to zionbuffalo.org/children for more info
Prayer Concerns Nate Synstelian, Bill Wychor, Milt Running, Adam Brophy, Joy Klein, Kelly Monson, Kiara Jorgenson, Marv Jopp, Chong Jones, Joann and John Machula
Announcements & Upcoming Events School Supplies Did you get a chance to go shopping for those school supplies to help kids of all ages in need in our community? Besides dropping off here at the church, drop boxes are located at Cub and Coburn Foods. If you want us to do the shopping, leave a money contribution and we’ll buy the items we need. Matthew 7:11: “If you then know how to give good gifts to children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good gifts to you”. Zion Book Club All are welcome to join in discussion of the book Blank Confession by Pete Hautman on Monday, August 8 in the library. Baptism Class The next baptism class is scheduled for Sunday, August 14. This class is for new or prospective parents wishing to schedule a baptism at Zion. Please sign up at the information desk or call the church office for more information. Seniors Fishing and Picnic Please sign up today for our fishing excursion on Lake Pulaski on Monday, August 15 beginning at 9:30 at Griffing Park. Don’t want to go fishing, sign up to join us for a picnic lunch at 11:00 at the Park when the fishermen come back with ‘tall tales’ of the big ones that got away! Zion Golf Classic—Saturday, September 10 Sign up forms will be available soon at the information desk. Cost is $25 which includes the 9 holes and a cart. Payment will go directly to Wild Marsh. Sign up as individuals, couples, threesomes, or foursomes. Groups will be configured for a 4-person scramble. Vegetable Garden Exchange Have you been blessed with extra garden produce? Consider bringing your bounty of tomatoes, cukes, carrots, zucchini - any and all of your garden extras, and share them with your friends at Zion! Watch for the “Garden Exchange” table to be in the narthex on Sunday mornings. Proceeds go to World Hunger Appeal. Photo Directory Update Photographers from Lifetouch will be at Zion from Sep 28-Oct 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. Visit zionbuffalo.org/lifetouch to schedule your appointment online.
Youth News Confirmation Students and Parents All Confirmation requirements were due no later than Aug 1. Please turn in all of their requirements ASAP. Confirmation Registration This is for all new and returning students who will be in 7th or 8th Grade in Fall of ‘11. Registration deadline is Aug 21. Go to zionbuffalo.org/confirmation to register! Confirmation Guides Needed Adults are asked to prayerfully consider becoming a small group guide. This is a two-year commitment. Throughout this time, guides are given the tools and training to assist not only themselves, but to help shape the faith of students. If you are interested, please contact Myron. Graceland Summer Schedule - Wed Aug 10 & Wed Aug 24 These nights are open to all students who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall 2011. Each night, there will be a meal, worship, games, and/or study. Each night will have a different theme, so come prepared with a Bible and notebook. Friday Breakfast Crew - Fri Aug 12 @ 8am @ Perkin’s This is open to all students who will be in Sr High this fall. FBC is a time to catch up, pray and share a meal together! Go to zionbuffalo.org/youth for more info Are You Missing a Cake Pan? There is a box of cake pans by the Information Desk. Please stop by after worship to claim your pan. Those not collected by October 31 will be donated to the Harvest of Hands White Elephant Sale. Supper Teams Forming Wednesday Suppers will resume on September 14. Contact Sherilyn Burgdorf in the church office or Cindy Bonde if you are willing to help with this great outreach to Zion families and community members. Volunteers prep, serve, and clean up meals once every 6 weeks. Meals are served in a 6 week rotation giving each team the benefit of cooking the same meal each time they serve. Need help finding a job? If so, stop by Rasmussen College on Thursday, August 25th from 2pm4pm. They will be hosting a career expo that is free of charge and open to the public. More than 20 area employers are expected to attend. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes! Autism Awareness Symposium This event will be held Saturday, August 20 from 9am-5pm at the Buffalo United Methodist Church. This conference is free of charge; however, because of limited space we ask that you register in advance to debcomidwest.com. Free will donations would be greatly appreciated.