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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, January 15, 2012 - Second 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 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 Kids’ Place: Launi Stuhr, Supervisor Jolene Halek, Staff Church Officers Steve Peterson, Council President Kevin Bergquist, Vice President Roger Brenny, Treasurer Devonne Kent, Secretary

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We welcome you to worship.

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, January 15 8:30am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Worship with Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship Monday, January 16 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous Tuesday, January 17 9:30am Naomi Circle 5:30pm Stewardship Meeting 6:30pm Christian Education Committee Meeting 7:00pm Property Committee Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal Wednesday, January 18 7:00am Men’s 50+ Bible Study 9:15am Devotions at Sunrise 9:30am Women’s Study—Believing God 2:45pm Class Ring 3:45pm SONshine Choir 3:45pm Ring Forth 3:45pm Kids’ Place 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Wednesday Night Supper

5:15pm Youth Choir 6:00pm Worship and Music Committee 6:30pm Joyful Ringers 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:30pm Church Council Meeting Thursday, January 19 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 6:30pm Rivers of Hope 7:00pm Foundation Meeting 7:00pm Rebecca Circle Saturday, January 21 8:30am Fare For All Sunday, January 22 Sanctuary Sunday 8:30am Traditional Worship, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Worship, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 2:00pm Park View Devotions Confirmation Pictures have arrived. Please pick them up at the Information Desk

Attendance Report for Sunday, January 8, 2012: 8:30: 249

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Council: Steve Peterson, Mike Newman Communion Assistants: Lorraine Statema, Mike Feist, Julie and Jason Kabe Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Glen Berglund, Kevin Olson, Dan Abramowski 10:30 Service Coffee Fellowship: Ruth Baatz, Sharon Zvorak Communion Assistants: Judy Sandeen, Lisa Johnson, Dave and Dwan Schmidt, Nancy Dehmer Greeters: Paul and Angie Braun, Jeff and Cindy Bonde, Tom and Trisha Stanforth, Sue Hanson Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston Todd Larson, Keith Rude

9:45: 57

10:30: 307

Total: 613

Love INC-Big Woods Informational Meeting Have you heard about Love INC (In the Name of Christ) - Big Woods that is ministering to our community? Are you curious about how they serve or interested in seeing how Love INC operates? Please join us for some hot drinks and a chance to learn more about our Clearinghouse Operations. The meeting is on Monday, January 23, at 6:30-7:30 pm in the Chapel at Park Terrace Care Center. You will hear some of our Key Volunteers reflect on 2011 and look ahead to what they anticipate the coming year to be like in their individual Love INC positions. It should be a very fun and informative evening! Food For Friends Food For Friends (a ministry that delivers both warm and frozen meals to those in need) is preparing and packaging meals for the freezer this Saturday Jan 21. If you are interested in precooking meat or helping on Sat 9 a.m. - noon (lots of fun to be had!), please signup on the Table, email FFF@Zionbuffalo.org or contact Julie Kabe 682-2889. You can also support this ministry by donating funds.


In Our Thoughts & Prayers A Birth Rose is placed by the church to announce the birth of: Jacob Alan, son of Zach Pecarina and Minda Simonson on January 10. Grandparents at Zion are Alan and Jenny Pecarina. Active Military and their families Cody Bauman stationed at Fort Brag, NC, 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; Christopher Brophy, stationed at Fort Riley KS; DeAnna Strommen, stationed at Fort Hood, TX; Chris Paulsen-Schmidt stationed in Norfolk ,VA; Josh Nelson (nephew of Sue Hermosillo) deployed to Afghanistan. Prayer Concerns Dawn Stubbs, Nate Synstelian, Bill Wychor, Milt Running, Adam Brophy, Joy Klein, Jack and JoAnne Machula, Leon Trigg, Renae Groff, Melissa Janzen, Julie Daugherty, Bill Deneen, Nel Fuchs, Marorie Vassar, Diane Custer

Children’s Ministries Upcoming Sunday School Schedule Jan 15 - Sunday School Pre- K - The Creed Grade 4 - Bible 101

Grades 1-3 - Ten Commandments Grades 5-6 - Grapple

Bible Camp Zion is going to Camp Wapo in Amery, WI, July 6-13, 2012. Camp is for students from 2nd-12th Grades. 2nd - 3rd Grade - SEEDS Weekend - July 6-8 - Cost is $95/Camper 4th-6th Grade - Youth Camp - July 8-13 - Cost is $280/camper Look for brochures at the Info Desk Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance Mark your calendar now for the 5th Annual Sweetheart Dance at Zion on Sat Feb 11 from 6-8pm. Girls of all ages are invited to bring their father, grandpa, uncle, neighbor or other family friend. There is no cost and no RSVP needed. Go to zionbuffalo.org/children for more info

Announcements & Upcoming Events Wednesday Supper Menu There’s a tasty meal waiting for you every Wednesday from 5:006:15pm in the Fellowship Hall for suggested donation of $3/plate. January 18: Baked Potatoes January 25: Sloppy Joes Membership Class Those who are ready for a deeper commitment to this ministry are invited to the next Membership Class at 11:45am on Sunday, January 29. This orientation to membership provides a brief overview of Lutheran Christian briefs and practices, the ministries of Zion, and expectations of members. Those that decide to become members will be formally received into our congregation on the following Sunday, February 5. Due to the lack of snow the 1st Annual Winterfest and Chili Cool-Off has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, March 18 beginning at 2:30pm. Zion Book Club Winter Picks The Zion Book Club is taking a break from monthly get-togethers during the winter and will resume Monday meeting times in April. During this break they suggest these titles: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, Faithful Place, by Tana French and Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-religious World by John Shelby. Zionaires We will be gathering a group to go to the Plymouth Playhouse to see “A Mighty Fortress” on Thursday afternoon, Feb 2. More details coming in next few weeks. Sign up today at the Info Desk to make sure we can get tickets and transportation for you.

Italian Dinner & Variety Show - Sat Jan 28 Come and be a part of a wonderful evening of great food, wonderful entertainment and delightful fellowship, all while supporting a great cause! The menu includes : Garden Salad, Baked Ziti, Chicken Alfredo, Garlic Toast, desserts and more. Dinner starts at 6pm

Show at 7:15pm

Adults are $12 in advance or $15 at the door Children 12 and Under are $6 in advance or $7 at the door All proceeds support the 2012 Sr High Trip Buy tickets in the Narthex or online at zionbuffalo.org

Youth News Confirmation Classes - Wed Nights 6-7:30pm This week’s topic: World Religions Don’t forget your Bibles and Handbooks! Bible Camp Zion is going to Camp Wapo in Amery, WI, July 6-13, 2012. Come be a part of a great experience! 6th-8th Grade - Youth Camp - July 8-13 Cost is $280/camper 9th - 12th Grade - TIM (Teens in Mission) Team - July 6 - 13 Cost is $280/camper Look for brochures at the info desk. Graceland - Sr High Youth Group - Wed Nights 7:30-9pm Don’t forget your Bibles and Handbooks! AMP (All Metro Praise) Worship - Sun Jan 29 Leave Zion @3:30p/Open Mic @ 5:30p/Worship @ 6p/Back @8p Come see Agape @ Augsburg College! Sign Up by Wed Jan 18. This is open to all Sr High students. Friends are welcome. Go to zionbuffalo.org/youth for more info!

Mission Trip to AKCLI in Africa-Summer 2012 As part of our Global Mission partnership, Minda Squadroni is taking a group of people to the Village of Hope in Zambia in the summer of 2012. It will be a two week trip, tentatively set for July 25 through August 10. Five adults have already said that they would be part of this team. The group will be volunteering their time and talents while there. Any talents that you have can and will be used at the Village. The Village is co-founded by Minda ’s sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Benedict Schwartz. Approximate cost for the trip is $4000 which will include a passport, shots and prescriptions, plane fair (approx. $2500), daily room and board - $50 per day, spending money, and money for a possible trip to Victoria Falls. The group will be fund raising to help defray costs. If you are interested, contact Minda Squadroni at or 682-4064 or email at mjsquadro@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2012.

Congratulations to Lauren Comes Flying who was just crowned the 2012 Ms. Teen of Wright County on January 11. Lauren is the daughter of Edward and Tracy Berner.

Informational meetings will be set up as needed. The trip will be an exciting way to share faith in a global community.

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