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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, February 26, 2012-First Sunday in Lent

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 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

Jesus has invited us to worship, saying, “Repent, and believe in the good news!” Let us welcome one another to worship and a new week of discipleship.

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 26 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 Relay for Life Open House 3:30pm AMP Worship

6:30pm Ash Wednesday Service 7:15pm Joyful Ringers 7:15pm Senior Choir Thursday, March 1 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 5:00pm First Communion Class 6:30pm Rivers of Hope Saturday, March 3 9:00am First Communion Class

Monday, February 27 6:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal 6:30pm Overeaters Anonymous Tuesday, February 28 9:00am Harvest of Hands Craft Day 6:00pm Caring Ministry Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:00pm Personnel Committee Meeting Wednesday, February 29 9:30am Women’s Study—Life Principles from the Old Testament 12:00pm Ash Wednesday Service 1:00pm Zionaires—Potluck Lunch and Speaker 2:45pm Class Ring 3:30pm SONshine Choir 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Family Supper 5:15pm Youth Choir

Sunday, March 4 First Communion Recognition 8:30am Traditional Worship, Holy Communion, Sunday School 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express 10:30am Jubilee Worship, Holy Communion, Sunday School 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 12:00pm TIM Team Dinner Thursday Office Volunteer Needed: Would you be interested helping with front office duties such as greeting, answering phones, office support, & miscellaneous office duties. Please contact Diane in the church office at 682-1245 for details.

Attendance Report for Sunday, January 19, 2012 8:30: 231

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Council: Wanda Weber, Deana Jeske Coffee Fellowship: Jonay Swanson Greeters: Wayne and Sharon Tokkesdahl, Russell and Barb Scherber, Donna Magnan Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson Vernon Fadden 10:30 Service Coffee Fellowship: Ron and Kathy Martinson Greeters: Steve and Jean Smith, Steve and DeAnna Folkerds, Beth Solberg Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston Guy Adams, Scot Sorenson

9:45: 43

10:30: 315

Total: 589

Relay for Life Open House - TODAY from 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 for more info. Zionaires The Zionaires will be meeting this Wednesday, February 29 right after the Noon Worship Service for a pot luck meal and a guest speaker in Trinity Hall. We will also talk about future activities and events. Please bring a salad or dessert to share with the group. Appreciate if you could sign up at the Information Desk today if you will be attending.

In Our Thoughts & Prayers Baptisms at 10:30 worship service: Kardun Kathleen, daughter of Molly and Eric Geislinger. Sponsors are Elizabeth Stockert and Mark& Jodene Espersen. Grandparent is Karen Dunn. Avree Noelle, daughter of Julie and Jeremy Waschek. Sponsors today are Larry and Lynn Offerdahl (standing in for Kate Offerdahl and Matt Mahn). Grandparent at Zion is Lou Offerdahl. Paige Renee, daughter of Nicole and Jeffrey Magandy. Sponsors are Lee and Susie West. Grandparents at Zion are Dale and Myrna Magandy. Christian Sympathy to: Jon and Kristi Kassulke, Damon and Dane. Kristi’s father Lewis Schmidt passed away. Warren and Sue Myhre, daughters Sue and Kim. Warren’s mom died February 20. Funeral service was held Feb. 25 in Osseo. 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, Pastor Steve Svoboda stationed in Qatar. Alex Euerle deployed to Afghanistan, 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, Caroline Seely, Ancil Walden, Dee Dee Wood

Announcements & Upcoming Events New Bible Study “How the Bible Speaks to Us about Suffering and Hope." There is evil and suffering in the world. There is also hope. All of us face issues of suffering throughout our lives and struggle to find answers to help us deal with this. In this class, the group will look at how the Bible provides answers as well as provides hope to deal with some of life's most difficult questions. There will be eight classes which will begin Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the library and will run each Thursday until May 10. On April 19, the meeting will take place in the Triple Fish Room. There will be no class on Maundy Thursday April 5. Register at the Info Desk. Be sure to bring your Bibles. The class is led by Rick Johnson. 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 or at the Info Desk. Join us at Winterfest, Sunday March 18 Winterfest is open to the whole Buffalo community and is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to a big winter party at church. The kick-off begins at 2:30 with activities ranging from sledding, snow sculpting, bonfire, indoor concert, white elephant gift exchange, chili tasting contest. Don’t miss out on the fun— hope to see you there. Easter Baskets Preparations for Easter Baskets has begun. Zion volunteers will be needed to help assemble and distribute to Buffalo Food Shelf clients on Thursday, March 29 here at Zion. Barrels will be set up near the Information Desk for you to place donated products—lists of items needed are also available by the barrel. Cash donations will also be accepted. Envelopes will be provided to help buy products economically from Second Harvest.

Children’s Ministries Feb 26 - Sanctuary Sunday Feb 29 - Kids Place Mar 1 - First Communion Class 5-8pm Mar 3 - First Communion Class 9am-12pm Mar 4 - Pre-K - Grace Grades 1 - 3 - Characteristics of Jesus Loving / Obedient / Forgiving Grade 4 - Traditional Grades 5-6 - Traditional Mar 4 - Change for Children kick off / Incentive: Twin for a Day! Mar 7 - Kids Place Mar 11 - Pre-K - Jesus forgives Grades 1 - 3 - Characteristics of Jesus Loving / Obedient / Forgiving Grade 4 - Traditional Grades 5-6 - Grapple March 11 - Change for Children / Incentive: Pajama Day! 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 $290/camper Look for brochures at the Info Desk

Youth News Confirmation Classes There are NO Confirmation Classes during Lent. Enjoy Wednesday Lenten services with your family. 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. Graceland - Sr High Youth Group - Wed Nights 7:30-9pm Enjoy Lenten Service with your family first. 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. Money and waiver were due on Wed Feb 22! Go to for more info Buffalo Area Food Shelf Gala The annual ‘Friends of the Food Shelf’ Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3 at St Francis Xavier Education Center. It will be an evening for adults including a Social Hour, Dinner catered by Russell’s on the Lake, Carnival games, and entertainment starting at 5:30 PM. You can purchase tickets for $25 from your Zion Food Shelf Board Representatives (Beth Jansen and Roger Brenny). This is a great way to help support our Buffalo Food Shelf and enjoy a night with friends! Intergenerational Dinner - Sun Mar 11 @ Noon The Zion Senior High youth would like to invite all of Zion‘s senior adults (55+) to an Intergenerational Dinner on Sunday, March 11, starting at Noon in Fellowship Hall. This will be an opportunity for those gathered to share their faith and their personality through hymns, stories, games and more. The free meal will include Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, corn, salad, dinner rolls and drinks. Senior adults, please sign up at the Info Desk, in the front office, or online by Wednesday, March 7.

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