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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 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 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 Church Officers Steve Peterson, Council President Kelly Hanson, Vice President Roger Brenny, Treasurer Tom Moline, Secretary

Words of welcome “How good it is to sing praises to our God! Welcome to worship, as we join our voices in song to God our Father.

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 5 Installation of Council Members New Member Welcome 8:30am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Service with First Sunday, Holy Communion, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:30am TIM Team Meeting Monday, February 6 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous Tuesday, February 7 6:30pm Social Ministry Committee 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal Wednesday, February 8 9:30am Women’s Study - Believing God 2:45pm Class Ring 3:45pm Ring Forth 3:45pm Kids’ Place 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Family Supper (Sub Sandwiches) 5:15pm Youth Choir 6:00pm Confirmation 6:30pm Joyful Ringers 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:15pm HOH Craft Days

8:30 Service Acolyte: Aaron Otten Altar Guild: Bidne Family Council: Wanda Weber, Bev Koopman Coffee Fellowship: Larry and Lana Scherber Communion Assistants: Lizzie Stanforth, Madison Klein Greeters: Glen and Diane Berglund, Jim and Betty Root, Julie Swaggert Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Vernon Fadden 10:30 Service Altar Guild: Mary Phelps, Kim Boysen Coffee Fellowship: Jerry and Patti Howard Communion Assistants: Mallorie Habisch Council: Beverly Koopman, Roger Brenny Greeters: Judy Bergquist, Warren and Sue Myhre, Edward and Sara Arens Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston Guy Adams, Scot Sorenson

Thursday, February 9 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 6:30pm Rivers of Hope 7:00pm Finance Committee Meeting Saturday, February 11 Mission Jamaica Trip 5:00pm Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance Sunday, February 12 HOH Valentine’s Bake Sale Camp Wapo Representative 8:00am Traditional Worship, Sunday School, Nursery 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Jubilee Worship, Sunday School, Nursery 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 12:00pm Baptism Class 12:00pm Sunday School Teacher Appreciation

Confirmation Pictures have arrived. Please pick them up at the Information Desk. Picture Directory Updates have arrived. Stop by the Information Desk today to pick yours up.

Attendance Report for Sunday, January 29, 2012: 8:30: 221

Today’s Volunteers

7:30pm Graceland Sr High Youth Group

9:45: 90

10:30: 305

Total: 616

Harvest of Hands is hosting a Valentine’s Sale on Sunday, February 12th from 8 to 12. The sale will include: Baked Goods, Jewelry, Paper Flowers, Valentine Cards, Honor/Memory Donation Cards. All proceeds for the sale will go the Truckload of Life Project. The project is to package 100,000 meals with the help of Outreach International, the congregation (you), and the community. The packing event is on April 15th. We still need to raise money to pay for the event. We need your help for this sale. Please consider baking for the sale. Please drop off your items on February 10th or 11th in the Kitchen or Wilderness Room. We will package the baked goods on Saturday, the 11th.We hope to see you at the sale.

Thank you to everyone who provides financial support to the mission and ministry of Zion. The total response on Estimate of Giving cards is up 4% over 2011, which helps us make some confident projections for our overall giving in 2012. We had 257 Estimate of Giving Cards returned for 2012. The total on the estimate of giving cards for the General Fund is $411,000. We have projected total congregational giving to the general fund to increase 2% in 2012 and have a 2012 General Budget of $745,000. The total on the estimate of giving cards for the Building Fund is $156,000, and we projected total congregational giving to the Buildings Fund in 2012 to be $200,000. Thank you!


In Our Thoughts & Prayers Mission Jamaica Team Zion’s Mission Jamaica Team will be leaving February 11. Please keep these trip participants and their work in your prayers: Anna Backman, Andrew Burgdorf, Howard Burgdorf, Kathleen Dehmer, Rick Dehmer, Denny Gleason, Judd Goerss, Barb Hinz, Laurel Lundeen, Alicia Luoma, Angel Peterson, Missy Peterson, Terry Peterson, Pastor Ted Vanderpan, Dan West. 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; Christopher Brophy, stationed at Fort Riley Kansas; DeAnna Strommen, stationed at Fort Hood, TX; Chris Paulsen-Schmidt stationed in Norfolk Virginia, Alex Euerle deployed to Ahghanistan. Prayer Concerns Dawn Stubbs, Nate Synstelian, Bill Wychor, Milt Running, Adam Brophy, Joy Klein, Clair Fertig, Jack and JoAnne Machula, Leon Trigg, Renae Groff, Melissa Janzen, Julie Daugherty, Bill Deneen, Nel Fuchs, Caroline Seely, Ancil Walden, Deede Wood, Doreen Northagen

Announcements & Upcoming Events Life Principles from the Old Testament The Women’s Study on Wednesday Mornings will continue with a new series studying the examples of Biblical figures. Participants will discover the principles God is giving us. This study begins on February 15 and continues through May 2 on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am at Zion. Please contact Donna Magnan at 972.6403 if you are interested in participating in the study. Harvest of Hands Help support the upcoming Truckload of Life project . Harvest of Hands is holding a bake sale at Zion on February 12. Please consider making an item or two for the sale. Its should be brought to the kitchen on Saturday, February 11. Baptism Class Anyone wishing to schedule a baptism is asked to attend a class prior to the date of 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 classes is Sunday, February 12 at noon. Register at ZionBuffalo.org/baptism, sign up at Information Desk or by calling the office. First Communion Class Students in 5th grade and above are invited to attend this First Communion Festival on Thursday, March 1 at 5pm or Saturday, March 3 at 9am. At least one parent or grandparent is encouraged to attend with each student. There is a cost of $5 per student. Sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/children or at the information desk. Lutheran Night at the Minnesota Wild Discounted tickets for this year’s Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 2nd Annual Lutheran Night at the Minnesota Wild game on Tuesday, February 28, against Los Angeles are available online with the special promotional code ‘Lutheran’. Reserve Your 2012 Lutheran Night at the Twins Tickets Today! Monday, July 30th vs. Chicago White Sox 7:10 pm Tuesday, July 31st vs. Chicago White Sox 7:10 pm To reserve your tickets, simply call Landon Oldenburger at 612-659 -3583. Club 456 Snow Tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Feb. 19 All students in grades, 4,5, and 6 are invited, including friends who do not attend Zion. Meet at Zion at 5pm, travel by bus, and snow tube from 6-9pm. The bus will return to Zion around 10pm (remember, there is no school the next day due to President’s Day). The cost is $18 per student. Find more information, sign up, and the required waiver at ZionBuffalo.org/456.

Children’s Ministries Feb 5- Pre-K— Baptism 1-3— Baptism / Prayer / Apostles Creed 4— Traditional 5-6— Grapple Feb. 8—Kids Place Feb. 11– Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 12 - Pre-K– Prayer 1– 3 - Baptism / Prayer / Apostles Creed 4 - Traditional 5-6– Traditional Feb. 12—Sunday school Volunteer Appreciation Banquet 12-2pm Camp Sunday - Sun Feb 12 Luke Halvorson from Camp Wapo, will be at Zion, to address any questions or concerns that you might have about camp. This will also be the first opportunity to register students for camp. 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.

Youth News Confirmation Classes - Wed Nights 6-7:30pm This week’s topic: God’s Kingdom and Will 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 $290/camper. A $100/camper deposit is required. 9th - 12th Grade - TIM (Teens in Mission) Team - July 6 - 13 Cost is $290/camper. A $100/camper deposit is required. Look for brochures at the info desk. Registration and deposit must be in by Mar 4. Camp Sunday - Sun Feb 12 Luke Halvorson from Camp Wapo, will be at Zion, to address any questions or concerns that you might have about camp. This will also be the first opportunity to register students for camp. Graceland - Sr High Youth Group - Wed Nights 7:30-9pm Don’t forget your Bibles and Handbooks! Snowtubing - Wed Mar 7 @ Elm Creek in Maple Grove Open to all 7th/8th Grade and Sr High students. Students must be at Zion by 3:30pm. Group will return at 8:15pm. Students must have gloves, hat and warm coat. There is a waiver for parents to sign available on-line. Cost is $20, which covers ticket and bus. Bring money for food or a sack lunch. Must be registered and paid by Wed Feb 22! Go to zionbuffalo.org/youth for more info! Relay for Life Open House - February 26, 2-4pm This open house will help committee volunteers get the word out into the community about: Starting or joining a team, sponsorship opportunities and fundraising events. The date for the Buffalo Relay For Life event at Sturges Park is July 20, 2012. Registration begins at 4:30pm with opening ceremonies beginning at 7:00pm. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Go to relayforlife.org/buffalo.mn for more info. Valentine’s Day Babysitting Do you want to go out for a nice quiet Valentine’s dinner or movie, with your one and only, but don’t know what to do with the children? Let us help. Girl Scout Troop 926 is offering babysitting service February 14th from 5:00pm-8:45pm. More details are available at the information desk.

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