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Zion Lutheran Church Sunday, February 9, 2014—Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Christ’s light shines in our darkness; God’s love conquers hate; Spirit-given faith is stronger than fear. So we gather to praise the all-powerful Lord of Life. Welcome!

Celebrating on Sundays This Week Sunday February 9 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 12:00pm Baptism Class Monday February 10 8:30am Men's Bible Study 9:00am Quilters 9:00am Women's Ministry Planning Committee 6:15pm First Sunday Rehearsal 7:00pm Financial Peace University Tuesday February 11 9:00am Harvest of Hands Crafts 9:30am Staff Meeting 6:00pm Outreach Committee 7:00pm Finance Committee Meeting 7:00pm Global Missions Committee 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal Wednesday February 12 9:30am Women's Bible Study 11:30am Western Waters Conference Pastors Meeting 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 6:30pm Branding Task Force Meeting 7:00pm Property Committee 7:00pm Senior Choir 7:00pm Harvest of Hands Crafts 7:30pm Graceland Sr High Youth Group Thursday February 13 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study Sunday February 16 Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:30 Mission Jamaica Sending Service Sanctuary Sunday 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 2:00pm Zionaires Trip to Buffalo Community Theatre

Church Officers Kelly Hanson, Council President Dave Tauscher, Vice President Tom Moline, Treasurer Heather Moseley, Secretary

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.

Attendance Report for Sunday, February 2, 2014: 8:30-240




Financial Secretary Resignation Sue Stensrud, Zion’s Financial Secretary has resigned. She has enjoyed her work at Zion and all the people, but has decided she needs to devote more time to her volunteer obligations and to be more available for her family. Zion will begin searching for a new Finance Secretary as soon as possible.

Baptism Class Anyone wishing to schedule a baptism is asked to attend a class prior to the date of the baptism. The next class is today noon in the library. Expectant parents, as well as those who already are parents, may attend the class. Scheduling of the actual baptism will take place at the class.

Mission Jamaica 2014 Departure Zion’s Mission Jamaica team will serve in Jamaica February 22 through March 1. The Mission Jamaica Board also asks that you keep this team and the Jamaicans in your prayers. Your generous support through donations and prayer throughout this past year has been greatly appreciated! Join us for a sending service on Sunday, February 16 at all three services.

Sunday School-Sanctuary Sunday Sunday, February 16 is Sanctuary Sunday. There is no Sunday School that week, so Sunday School children have an opportunity to attend worship with their family. There will be Sunday School on Sunday, February 23. This is a change to the original Sunday School calendar.

Staff: Senior Pastor: Ted Vanderpan Pastor of Congregational Life: Luke Schmidt Coordinator of Music: Michael Walsh Organist: Diane Johnson Shared Ministry Director: Sherilyn Burgdorf Director of Youth Ministries: Myron Crawford Youth Staff: Jim Onstad Director of Children & Family Ministry: Kirsten Kelly Children & Family Ministry Coordinators: Marsha Watkins, Kristin Lotthammer & Jason Prigge Office Administrator / Receptionists: Ann Lyons & Dawn Bestick Financial Secretary: Sue Stensrud Communications & Membership: Angela Bengtson Building & Grounds: Ryan Bjokne Custodian: Stacy Rasmussen Sound Tech: Bob Strommen Video Tech: Jay Comstock Nursery : Melissa Peterson & Angie Smith Kids’ Place: Aimee Bogren & Kathleen Schlink

Today’s Volunteers 8:30 Service Greeter: Jerry Gibbs & Geri Bruchmann Coffee Fellowship: Julie Swagggert Ushers: Darrell Anderson, Len Bengtson, Vernon Fadden Council: Kristin Wilson & Deana Jeske

10:30 Service Greeters: Jim & Clara Hansen Coffee Fellowship: Judy Bergquist Ushers: Russ Peterson, Jon Huston, Guy Adams, Scot Sorenson, Jon Huston Council: Kristin Wilson & Deana Jeske Acolyte: Isiah DuBois

Contact Us Phone (763) 682-1245 Fax (763) 684-1967 Online: E-Mail: Office Hours: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

Connecting With Care

Living God’s Call


Mission Jamaica Donation List Available

Ava Caroline Prybilla, daughter of David & Claudette Prybilla. Sponsors are Diane Fowler & Laura Hoffman.

Today is the last day to donate supplies to Mission Jamaica. Cash and checks payable to Zion can be contributed at any time in a pew enveloped marked “Mission Jamaica.”

Sympathy Sympathy to Ardis Nystuen and the family of Howard Hohensee. Howard passed away on Thursday, February 6.

Zionaires Event—Buffalo Community Theater Zionaires are invited to attend Buffalo Community Theater’s performance of ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ on Sunday, February 16, at 2pm at Discovery School Theater. ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ is a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Please sign up at the Information Desk or by calling the church office. Meet at the Discovery Theater or let Roger and Sandy Brenny know if you need a ride. Tickets will be $10 (age 64+) or $14 at the door.

Camp Wapo Registration Registrations and a $100 per student deposit are due by February 16 to secure your student’s spot at Camp Wapo. To register go to Camp opportunities are available for youth completing second grade through senior high. Contact Myron or Kirsten if you have any questions.

Friday Night Fun Night—PJ’s & a Movie All 6th-8th Grade students are invited to wear your favorite pajamas, break out your Snuggie and Pillow Pet and settle in for a Friday Night Fun Night movie night featuring the movie Grace Unplugged on Friday, February 21 from 7pm-9pm. Popcorn and punch will be provided. Just bring a friend and your favorite movie snack!

A Mission Trip for ALL Ages It’s not to late to register for our second annual All Ages Mission Trip to Duluth. The trip is in partnership with Youthworks and will take place July 17 through 20. The cost is $99 per person and is a great opportunity for families to serve together. Secure your spot today by signing up at the Information Desk with a $50 per person deposit. Individuals, couples and families are welcome!

Wednesday Evening Suppers There’s great food and even greater fellowship waiting for you every Wednesday from 5-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall for a suggested donation of $4 per plate/$15/family. The upcoming menu includes: February 12: Soup & Chili with Hot Dogs February 19: Baked Potatoes February 26: Sub Sandwiches

Prayer Changes Lives “I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” —Abraham Lincoln

Prayer Concerns: Tommy Chalupnik, Arnold Rude, Jerry Hanson, Kevin Ash, James Berkenes, Chris Johnson, Janie Pecarina, Adeline Peterson, Adam Brophy, Joy Klein, Sue Hanson, Renee Mattson.

Active Military and their families: Joe Schmidt, stationed in Bahrain; William Dobbins, stationed at Camp Pendleton; Vinnie Pecarina, stationed in Japan; Trey Wilson, stationed at Norfolk, VA; Bradley Johnson, stationed in Fort Drum, NY; Cody Bauman, deployed to Afghanistan; Cory Nyholm, stationed in Monterey, CA; Christopher Paulsen, stationed at Norfolk, VA; NY; Ben Pecarina, stationed overseas; Alex Euerle, stationed in California; Kevin Osfar, stationed in Japan; Greg Bremseth, stationed at Ft Bliss, TX; Deanna Strommen, stationed in Washington, DC; Fred Pierce, stationed in Miramar, CA; Doug Pecarina, Army National Guard.

Family Matters Speaker Family Matters speaker, Rick Rassier, will bring a message to kids and parents about how to “take it to the new level” and stay drug and alcohol free, on Wednesday, February 26, from 6-7:30pm in Trinity Hall. This event will be hands-on, incorporating activities that will teach the kids (and parents) valuable life and faith lessons. Childcare is available by contacting Kirsten Kelly. Come for a great night of fun, interaction, learning and challenges to be the best we can be. Everyone is welcome!

First Communion Class and Celebration Students in grades 3 and above are invited to participate in one of Zion’s First Communion classes on either Thursday, February 27, 5 -8 pm or Saturday, March 1, 9am-Noon, and then celebrate their First Communion in worship on March 2 at either 8:30 or 10:30 worship. The classes include banner and bread making, instruction on communion, a Seder meal and a pizza meal for families. Parents are asked to either attend with their child or help volunteer at the event. Volunteers are needed for registration, Seder meal set up, banner assistance, etc. Childcare for younger siblings is available upon request. Pre-registration is required by Sunday, February 23 at There will be a $5 registration fee per child to be paid at the door to help cover the cost of the pizza lunch/dinner, banner supplies, Seder meal, etc. Please talk to Kirsten if you need assistance with this fee.

VBS Donation Board VBS planning has begun! And if you are doing any new year cleaning/organizing, please think of VBS before you donate or throw (possibly useful) things away! A board in the Narthex highlight needed VBS supplies. Choose a tag from the board and return the item along with the tag to the church office. These treasures will be used to create our set and decorations for the Weird Animals VBS this June! Gently used items lying around your house may include: pool noodles, silk flowers, beads, sheets, 2 liter bottles, etc. Whether your donations are donated or purchased, we'd love to turn them into our wild creations for Weird Animals!

VBS Zoo Crew Are you willing to help paint, trace, cut, decorate or prepare in any way? We'd LOVE to have your help and find a way to get you involved! We are already taking names for the Zoo Crew… high school and adult Crew Leaders, Middle School assistant Crew Leaders (completed grades 6 and above), Station Leaders and support staff. Please contact Kirsten if you are able to help before, during or after VBS in any way!

Harvest of Hands Craft Days Harvest of Hands will meet to work on craft projects the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9-11am and Wednesdays from 7-9pm in the Wilderness Room. All are welcome to take part in creating the weekly projects. The next work days are Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12. This month the Wednesday evening group is learning the art of Japanese braid making.

Love INC Snow Golf Love Inc Big Woods is holding a Snow Golf fundraiser at Sturges Park on Saturday, February 22. This event is a 9-hole scramble with registration from 10:30am and a shotgun start at 11am. Family fun also includes a heated tent and bonfire, entertainment, hot chocolate, and all-you-can-eat chili. To register, contact the Love Inc Clearinghouse at 763.682.2550.

Zion seeks to share Christ’s word, strengthen faith and serve those in need.

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