Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, March 10—Fourth 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: www.zionbuffalo.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer Chain: Call the church office Office Hours: 8:30-4:30 Monday—Friday
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 Director of Christian Education: Kirsten Kelly 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: Melissa Peterson & Laurel Lundeen Kids’ Place Staff: Denise Burke & Aimee Bogren Church Officers Kelly Hanson, Council President Bill Deneen, Vice President Mike Davis, Treasurer Deana Jeske, Secretary
Today’s Volunteers Council: Kelly Hanson & Ryan Rud
8:30 Service Coffee Fellowship: Bill & JT Sandberg Greeters: Diane Praus, Steve Peterson Host: Ron Siemers Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson, Craig Fautsch, Stever Dehmer, Gary Theis Daryl & Linda Engwall
10:30 Service Coffee Fellowship: Tina Eich Greeters: Kevin & Linda Olson Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston, Joel Bjerke,
We welcome everyone to worship and Christian fellowship, in the blessed name of our Savior Jesus Christ.
During Worship Today… Use a white Welcome 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 March 10 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 8:30am Sunday School 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:30am Mission Jamaica Presentation 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:30am Mission Jamaica Presentation Monday March 11 8:00am Men's Bible Study 9:00am Women's Ministry Planning 6:15pm First Sunday Rehearsal 7:00pm Zion Book Club Tuesday March 12 9:00am Harvest of Hands Crafts 9:30am Staff Meeting 6:30pm Outreach Committee 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:00pm Global Missions Committee Wednesday March 13 9:30am Women's Bible Study 12:00 Lenten Worship 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 6:30pm Lenten Worship 7:00pm Harvest of Hands Crafts 7:15pm Joyful Ringers 7:30pm Property Committee Meeting 7:30pm Branding Task Force Meeting 7:30pm Graceland Senior High Youth Group
Thursday March 14 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study Friday March 15 7:00pm Friday Night Fun Night Saturday March 16 9:30am Worship and Music Committee Sunday March 17 Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:30 St. Patrick's Day 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 8:30am Sunday School 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 11:30am TIM Team 11:45am Host Training 2:00pm Parkview Devotions/Communion
Change for Children You might see some of the Sunday School youth and teachers wearing pajamas today! This is a part of our Change for Children Mission Project as we collect money for Kids Against Hunger. Every penny counts! Collect your change for Noisy Offering on 3/24! Thanks for your support!
Cake Pans / Lost & Found Please take a moment this morning to check the table in the lobby/narthex for lost items that may belong to your family, and to pick up any cake pans etc. from funerals or Food for Friends.
Welcome Back Mission Jamaica Zion’s 2013 Mission Jamaica Team literally carried a house up a mountain for a family of 5 kids, and served 300 people at four medical clinic sites.
8:30: 412 9:45: 53 10:30: 514 Total: 979
Join them in the library this morning at 9:30 and 11:30 services to see their pictures and hear their stories of service and adventure. Dates, costs and fundraiser ideas for the 2014 Mission Jamaica trip will also be available.
No Ordinary Cup of Joe
Youth Bagging at CUB Today
Attendance Report for March 3
Lutheran World Relief coffee and tea will be available in the narthex today.
Zion Youth are bagging groceries until 3pm today at CUB Foods as a fundraiser for their mission trip.
In Our Thoughts & Prayers Prayer Concerns: Adeline Peterson, Alicia Klett, Hannah Grack, Lydia Heins, Brinlee Dongoski, Dave Bohnen, Richie Frame, Kenneth Brynildson, DeeDee Wood, Zach Schmidt, Lois Olson, Carl Bruchmann, Adam Brophy, Joy Klein, Julie Daugherty, Jo Hagen, Willard Smith, Ken Bakke, Duane Rolstad, Marge Vasser, Renee Mattson.
Flowers by the Altar: Flowers in honor of Sharon Schmidt’s 70th birthday on March 12, placed by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Active Military and their families: Vinnie Pecarina, US Air Force; Cody Bauman, stationed at Fort Knox, KY; Alex Euerle, stationed in California; Kevin Osfar, stationed in Japan; William Dobbins, deployed on the USS Peleliu; Christopher Paulsen, deployed to the Persian Gulf on the USS Eisenhower; Greg Bremseth, stationed at Ft Bliss, TX; Deanna Strommen, stationed in Washington, DC; Trey Wilson, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Fred Pierce, stationed in Miramar, CA; Ben Pecarina, stationed in Georgia; Doug Pecarina, Army National Guard; Christopher Brophy, stationed at Fort Riley, KS.
Announcements & Upcoming Events Zion Book Club—The Lacuna Have you read 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver? The Zion Book Club invites you to join them for an informal discussion on Monday, March 11, at 7 in the library.
Food Shelf Open House The Buffalo Food Shelf begins its celebration of March Food Share month today with an open house from 1-3pm. Tour the facility, meet the staff and some of the wonderful volunteers who manage this facility that enables them to help feed individuals and families right here in the city of Buffalo. The Food Shelf is located at 301 12 Ave S, right across from Kids Haven.
Friday Night Fun Night Middle school students are invited to Friday Night Fun Night this Friday, March 15, from 7-9pm, in Trinity Hall. The evening will include letter writing and sandwich making service projects. There is no cost and friends (in middle school) are welcome.
Spring Break Servants Family and youth are invited to sign up to package meals at Kids Against Hunger in Rockford on Wednesday, March 27, from 6-8pm or Thursday, March 28, from 10am-noon. Zion has 50 spots reserved for each day. Sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/signup.
Easter Basket Project The last Easter Basket item needed to complete the 300 baskets that Zion will be giving to clients who use the Buffalo Food Shelf is a box of dessert mix (cake mix, brownie mix, etc.). Jell-O, potatoes, green beans, French fried onions, mushroom soup, paper towels and toilet paper are also being collected. Cash donations are welcome in a yellow pew envelope, and checks can be made out to Zion with ‘Easter Basket’ in the memo line. Volunteers for basket assembly on March 20 or distribution of baskets on March 21 can sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/signup or at the Information Desk.
Thrivent Choice Dollars Thrivent Choice lets many Thrivent members direct Choice dollars an organization of their choice. More than $120 million has been provided to more than 20,000 congregations and nonprofit organizations since Thrivent Choice Dollars launched in 2010. Please consider designating Zion as the recipient of your 2013 Choice dollars: Go to thrivent.com/thriventchoice, call 1.800.847.4836, or contact your agent for a paper form.
Family Ring If you’ve ever thought about giving handbells a try, you are invited to be part of Family Ring bell choir for the 10am worship service on Good Friday. Contact Sherilyn to sign up and then come to at least 2 of 3 rehearsals.
Lenten Worship Schedule Wednesday Lenten worship services are at noon and 6:30pm in the sanctuary, through March 20.
Holy Week Worship Schedule March 24—Palm Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am—Children’s palm procession for Sunday School during both worship services 9:45am Family Express March 28—Maundy Thursday Noon (Sanctuary)—Worship with Holy Communion 6:30pm (Sanctuary)—Worship with Holy Communion Senior Choir & Joyful Ringers provides special music. March 29—Good Friday 10:00am—Family Good Friday worship at Zion (Trinity Hall) Noon—Ecumenical Good Friday service at Buffalo Assembly of God church 7:00pm—Good Friday Tenebrae service at Zion March 31—Easter Sunday 7:00am—Sunrise Service (Trinity Hall) 8:30am—Festival Worship (Sanctuary) 9:45am—Family Express (Trinity Hall) 10:30am—Festival Worship (Sanctuary) 10:45am—Festival Worship (Trinity Hall) Call Sherilyn Burgdorf if you are available to be an usher, greeter, acolyte, or are able to help with the Easter garden set up during Lent or Holy Week.
2013 Easter Garden Place your Easter plant order by March 21, and your plant/s will arrive at Zion just in time to be arranged in the garden for Easter morning. To donate a lily or other plant: 1. Fill in the form by Thursday, March 21. A list of plant donors will be published in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. 2. To order from Zion, use an order form from the Information Desk or ZionBuffalo.org/lent . 3. To order from a florist, instruct the florist to put your name on your plant and have them deliver it to Zion between 9-11am on Saturday, March 30. 4. If you bring the plant, please put your name on it. 5. Pick up your plant after the 10:30 Easter Service or Tuesday, April 2. The office is closed on Easter Monday.
Christianity and the Bible Rick Johnson will offer a Bible Study on “Christianity and the Bible,” on Monday nights beginning March 18. The study will look at how the Bible came in to being from the creation of the Hebrew Bible to the King James version. Videos will be shown on the history of Christianity, books banned from the Bible, and Martin Luther. Sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/signup or at the Information Desk.
Social Suppers Social suppers are an opportunity to get to know some new folks at Zion in a one-time small-group setting. Spring supper groups will meet on Saturday, April 13.Participants will be randomly placed in groups of 8-10 adults to get together in homes for a potluck supper. Some groups will include families. Sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/Signup or at the Information Desk by March 24.
LifeKeys Gifts Discovery Course Pastor Sara Vanderpan will lead the LifeKeys Discovery Course at Zion on Thursday evenings April 4 to May 2. Participants will be offered a structured opportunity to discover or affirm their talents, spiritual gifts, passions, values, and personality – all that God made them to be. Sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/Signup or at the Information Desk by April 2.
2012 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report can be picked up at the Information Desk on Sundays or in the office during the week.