Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, August 26—Thirteenth 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer Chain: Call the church office
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: Holly Husom Office Administrator / Receptionists: Ann Lyons & Dawn Bestick Financial Secretary: Sue Stensrud Office Support Communications/Membership: Angela Bengtson Building & Grounds Manager: Ryan Bjokne Custodian: Louis Nagel Nursery Coordinator/Caregiver: Missy Peterson, Laurel Lundeen Kids’ Place: Launi Stuhr, Supervisor Church Officers Steve Peterson, Council President Kelly Hanson, Vice President Roger Brenny, Treasurer Tom Moline, Secretary
Open my heart to the message you have for me today, God. Help me cast all my anxieties on you, for you care for me (1 Peter 5:7).
During Worship Today… Use a yellow pew card to request prayers or membership information See an usher for hearing assistance devices with user controlled volume, 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 the 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.
This Week Sunday August 26 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:30am TIM Team Monday August 27 8:00am Men's Bible Study 8:30am Quilting Group 4:00pm Funeral for Kenny Marquette Jr. 7:00pm Worship at Marysville Tuesday August 28 9:00am Harvest of Hands Craft Day 9:30am Staff Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal Wednesday August 29 Thursday August 30 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 6:30pm Rivers of Hope Rivers of Hope 8:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal
Friday August 31 Saturday August 1 Sunday September 2 Holy Communion at 8:30, 9:45, and 10:30 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 11:30am Coffee Fellowship
Monday Night Marysville Worship Opening Hymn LBW # 561 For the Beauty of the Earth Offering Hymn LBW# 403 Lord Speak to Us, That We May Speak Hymn of the Day LBW# 553 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart Closing Hymn LBW# 514 O Savior, Precious Savior
Announcements & Upcoming Events
LSS Counseling Counseling is available at Zion once a week, on Thursdays. Evening appointments can also be scheduled. LSS is a provider for many insurances and has a sliding scale. Call Miho Adkins at 1.320.251.7700.
the Good Life
8:30 Service Council: Steve Peterson, Bill Deneen Coffee Fellowship: Sherri Larson & Kevin Miller Greeters: Mike & Marsha Watkins Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson, Larry Janski, Jane Wahlberg, Hunter Newman
10:30 Service Coffee Fellowship: Rich & Joy Arens Greeters: Rick Dehmer Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston, Doug Schmidt, Dave Schmidt, Gary McFadden, Dale Schmidt
Starts Sunday September 9 Attendance Report for August 12, 2012 8:30: 198 9:45: 55 10:30: 209 Total: 462 Attendance for Marysville August 13: 30
In Our Thoughts & Prayers A Birth Rose is placed by the congregation to announce the birth of: Garrett Scott Steward, son of Jenny Bruska & Daniel Stewart, born on August 21. Grandparent at Zion is Sheila Bruska.
Baptisms: Chloe Elizabeth Schumacher, daughter of Tessa & James Schumacher. Sponsors are David Lundberg & Molly Lundberg. Grandparent at Zion is Pamela Dille.
Wedding: Bridgett Borell & Scott Bruska on August 18 at Zion.
Framing the Faith Framing the Faith is the foundational piece of Zion’s discipleship process. Simply put, we are going to build our foundation for living on God and God’s promises through Christ. This 7-week journey begins on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8pm. Sign up online or at the information desk.
Sign up for Golf Sign up now for the annual 9 hole scramble at Wild Marsh to be held on Saturday, September 8, with sign -in and fellowship from 3:45pm. Sign up as individuals, couples, threesomes, or foursomes. Groups will be configured for a 4person scramble. Sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/ signup or at the information desk.
Sympathy: Sympathy to the family of Kenny Marquette Jr, who passed away on Monday, August 20. The funeral will be at Zion on Monday, August 27, at 4pm, with visitation from 3pm.
Active Military and their families: Alex Euerle, stationed in Japan; Greg Bremseth, stationed at Ft Bliss, TX; Deanna Strommen, stationed in Washington, DC; Christopher Schmidt deployed to the Persian Gulf; Cody Bauman, has returned from Iraq and is stationed at Fort Bragg, NC; Trey Wilson, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Fred Pierce, stationed in Miramar, CA; Ben Pecarina, stationed in Turkey; Doug Pecarina, Army National Guard; Will Dobbins, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Christopher Brophy, stationed at Fort Riley KS.
Prayer Concerns: Nate Synstelian, JoAnne Machula, Milt Running, Ancil Walden, Clarion Conzet, Dennis Rude.
Announcements & Upcoming Events Homecoming Sunday Beach Party Zion’s annual Homecoming Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 9. This year the day will include the kick off of a “Living the Good Life” sermon series and the Zion Wind Ensemble in worship, the annual Ministry Fair, and a picnic lunch and beach party (including a sand beach, games, crafts, a DJ, and more) on the front lawn. Don’t forget to wear your Hawaiian shirt!
Mission Jamaica Supplies Needed The shipping container sitting in the north parking lot is being filled with medical equipment and will be shipped to Jamaica. Donations of gently used towels, bedding of any size, and lightweight (spring / summer) clothing for packing the pod can be brought to the collection bin in the narthex/lobby. Contact Russ Peterson or Andy Burgdorf if you have 2x4s and/or plywood sheets to donate.
Zion Wind Ensemble Senior high and adult musicians are invited to play with the annual Zion Wind Ensemble on Sunday, September 9. Rehearsals will be Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30pm, and Saturday, September 8, at 9am. Contact Sherilyn to sign up.
Old Testament Stories – Beyond the Bible Rick Johnson will be presenting this 7-week Bible Study at Zion on Thursday evenings September 6-October 18. Stories to be covered include: Creation and Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Joseph and Moses. The study will involve reading the stories each week in the Bible and then watching a History Channel video of the stories with commentary from Jewish historians, professors, and rabbis. Sign up below or at the Information Desk Class meets 6:30-8pm in the Zion Library/Chapel Bring your Bibles to class
New Office Staff A warm Zion welcome to Ann Lyons and Dawn Bestick, who are sharing the front office administrator/receptionist position in the church office. Ann (left) resides in Clear Lake, MN. She has worked as an office manager in the healthcare industry and has operated her own graphic design business for several years. Dawn (right) is new to our area and resides in St. Michael, MN. Her previous work experiences include working at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Ulm, MN for several years and most recently has worked as the K-12 enrichment coordinator for School District #837 in Madelia, MN. Both Dawn and Ann began at Zion this week and will be working 25 hours per week. Please extend a friendly Zion welcome as they greet you in our front office.
Children’s Ministry News Sunday School Registration All kids age 3 years to 6th grade are invited to sign up for the new Sunday School year online. Parents who register online by Sunday, August 26, will receive class assignments at the parent meeting on Sunday, September 9. Classes start the same day, Sunday, September 9. Don’t delay…sign up today! Go to ZionBuffalo.org/SS or scan the QR code.
Youth Ministry News Confirmation Guides Needed for 2012-13 If you are an adult who is able to assist with leading 7th & 8th grade students in a small group setting, please consider stepping up and becoming a Confirmation Guide. This is a two-year commitment on Wednesday nights during the school year. Contact Myron for more info or with questions. Go to ZionBuffalo.org/youth for more info