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Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, September 9—Fifteenth 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: office@zionbuffalo.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

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Sunday Hosts: Ron & Gloria Siemers, Tom Moline, Carol Moore Council: Mike Davis, Bev Koopman Coffee Fellowship: Mike & Connie Jatko Greeters: Doug & Mary Schroeppel Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson, Larry Janski, Dan Abramowski

10:30 Service Sunday Hosts: Jud Goerss, Tom Stanforth Coffee Fellowship: Jerry & Patty Howard Greeters: Carol Nusbaum Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston, Larry Bengtson, Jamie Burns

Welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship this morning! We rejoice to gather with long-term friends and to meet new ones.

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 September 9 Homecoming Sunday 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:40am Sunday School Parent Orientation 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:30am Homecoming Celebration Monday September 10 8:00am Men's Bible Study 6:30pm Lutefisk Committee Meeting 6:30pm wRight Ringers 7:00pm Zion Book Club Tuesday September 11 9:00am Harvest of Hands Craft Day 9:00am Kitchen Cleaning 9:30am Staff Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:00pm Global Missions Committee Wednesday September 12 9:30am Women's Bible Study 2:45pm Class Ring 3:45pm Ring Forth 3:45pm SONshine Choir 3:45pm Kids’ Place 4:45pm Joy Choir 5:00pm Wednesday Night Supper 5:15pm Youth Choir 6:00pm Confirmation 6:30pm Joyful Ringers 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:15pm Harvest of Hands Crafts 7:30pm Graceland Senior High Youth Group Thursday September 13 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study 9:00am Lutheran Social Services 6:00pm Finance Committee Meeting 6:00pm Sunday School Teacher Training 6:30pm Fall Bible Study

8:00pm First Sunday Rehearsal Saturday September 15 9:00am Confirmation Retreat 11:00am Rite of Confirmation walkthrough 3:00pm Wedding Sunday September 16 Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:30 8:30am Sunday School 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 9:30am Mission Jamaica Meeting 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:30am 2013 Mission Jamaica Meeting

Today

Lunch ~ Bounce House Sand Beach ~ DJ Crafts ~ Photo Booth Build-Your-Own Dessert for kids Scavenger Hunt ~ Sand Art Water table for preschoolers Volleyball ~ Frisbee golf Tic-Tac-Toe Funky Hair ~ Face Painting Hula Hoop Contest Limbo Contest

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Announcements & Upcoming Events Attendance Report for September 2, 2012 8:30: 145

9:45: 70

10:30: 178

Total: 393


In Our Thoughts & Prayers Birth Roses on the Altar: Garrett Scott Steward, son of Jenny Bruska & Daniel Stewart, born on August 21. Grandparent at Zion is Sheila Bruska. Acacia Ann Tag, son of Cynthia & Zachary Tagg, born on August 24.

Baptism Kendryn Lee Haskins, daughter of Brittany & Dustin Haskins. Sponsors are Brooke Preston and Haylee Behrends. Grandparents at Zion are Nicky & Randy Haskins.

Sympathy to the Family of Sympathy to Roger Johnson and the family of Margaret Olson. Margaret passed away on Friday, August 31. Funeral will be held at Zion on Friday, September 28 at 11am.

Active Military and their families: Christopher Paulson deployed to the Persian Gulf on the USS Eisenhower; Alex Euerle, stationed in Japan; Greg Bremseth, stationed at Ft Bliss, TX; Deanna Strommen, stationed in Washington, DC; 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.

Hurricane Relief ELCA Disaster Response needs your help to respond to Hurricane Isaac. Your gifts will help our church coordinate volunteers, provide spiritual and emotional care and provide family assistance for needs unmet by FEMA and insurance companies. You can give online at ELCA.org or by check (payable to Zion, in a yellow pew envelope marked Hurricane Issac).

Sunday School Parent Meeting Sunday school parent meeting is today at 9:40 in the Sanctuary. All parents are encouraged to attend the meeting, and childcare will be available for younger children in the nursery. Pick up information packets outside near the front door before the parent meeting (9:15-9:35) or after the parent meeting (10:00-10:30). Registration packets for those registered after September 2 won't be ready until the first day of Sunday school. Information packets can also be picked up during the week in the front office, or on the first day of Sunday school at the registration desk. If you still need to register there is a station near the packet pick up tables today or stop by the Sunday School Office before class the first time your student attends.

Framing the Faith

Nate Synstelian, JoAnne Machula, Milt Running, Ancil Walden, Clarion Conzet, Dennis Rude.

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.

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Imuka Singers

Ministry Fair Today

The Imuka Singers from East Africa will present a concert at Zion on Saturday, September 22, at 7pm.

Prayer Concerns:

The Ministry Fair in the Lobby/Narthex this morning is like a volunteer expo, an opportunity to see where you can enrich Zion’s ministry, and where Zion’s ministry can enrich you. Refreshments will also be served.

Mission Jamaica Meeting Is 2013 the year you’ll join a team of Zion members and friends to travel to Jamaica? Talk to any of the previous Mission Jamaica team members and you’ll find that it truly has been a life changing experience. In 2013 Pastor Luke will travel with the Mission Jamaica team to Montego Bay and the surrounding area. Information sessions will be held next Sunday, September 16 at 9:30 and 11:30am in the Zion library. It’s an opportunity to hear more about details of the trip and indicate your interest.

Zion Book Club: The Wrong Man The Zion Book Club will meet tomorrow evening, Monday, September 10, at 7pm in the Library to discuss The Wrong Man by David Ellis. This is a low pressure book club. Simply come for discussion with no preparation; participants are not obligated to agree on (or even finish) the books.

Free Community Breakfast Zion will be sponsoring and serving this month’s free community breakfast on Saturday, September 15, from 8:30-11am at the Buffalo Community Center. A group of younger adults from Zion will be serving this meal so please come, bring your friends and see how well they can cook! The menu includes pancakes or French toast, scrambled eggs or cheese omelets, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee.

New Member Introduction The next New Member Introduction will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at 5:45pm. This event is focused on helping you getting to know the staff, and other members. There will also be a brief overview of Lutheran Christian beliefs and practices, the ministries of Zion, and expectations of Zion members. Sign up at the Information Desk or at ZionBuffalo.org/membership.

Parents’ Night Out Parents, enjoy an evening out on Friday, September 28, while your children are enjoying an evening of fun and faith-filled activities! Zion’s Mission Jamaica Team is hosting Parents’ Night Out as a fundraiser for the February 2013 Mission Trip. Cost is $10 per child up to $25 per family. Register online, at the Information Desk, or by contacting the church office for a registration form.

Hear from the Zambia Team Want to hear about kids learning and praising and singing their national anthem in four different languages, giraffes and hippos, cooking huge pots of nshema over the fire, and Jill Hanson bungee jumping? The Zion to Zamia team will present slides from their 2012 trip in the Choir Room at 7pm on Thursday, September 20, and 9:30am on Sunday, September 23.

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.

Kingery Family at St John’s St John's Lutheran Church will host recording artists The Kingery Family for a Fall concert of Bluegrass and Christian music tonight at 7pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

September 9 Announcements  

September 9 Announcements