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ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH • BUFFALO, MN

Office@ZionBuffalo.org

(763) 682-1245

MARCH 2014

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Celebrating on Sundays Wednesdays in Lent 12:00 noon March 5 Ash Wednesday worship in the Sanctuary with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion March 12-April 9 Lenten worship will be in the Chapel 2:45-3:45pm Class Ring—Bell Room

Appreciation Brunch at Zion You're the guests of honor on Sunday, March 9, at Zion. Come for worship and stay for brunch, prepared for all by the Zion staff as a way to say "Thank You" for the many hours all of you give to Zion ministries. Whether you helped with vacation Bible school and Sunday school or served as a confirmation guide, helped care for Zion's property or added your talents to Zion's music ministry, helped with files, mailings, and dishes in the kitchen or visited someone, there are so many of you that the number of service hours given this year is as priceless as gold. We are grateful for the countless hours of serving that happen in and around the Zion building as well as out in the community and even globally.

3:45-5:30pm Kids’ Place 3:45-4:45 pm SONshine Choir—Choir Room Ring Forth—Bell Room 4:45-5:30 pm Joy Choir—Choir Room

The Olympic skis, skates and luges will be packed away after Sochi, but volunteers, you are still golden! Come with an appetite for some great food, offered for all in the Fellowship Hall after each worship service. Come at 9:30 or 10:15, or 11:30 for full brunch of egg bake, carved ham, pastries, and more! You'll be the honored guests and during your meal, see highlights of Zion's ministries from 2013, and learn more about April’s Serve Weekend (see page 7). Olympic athletes train for a lifetime for their events. Volunteers, you use your lifetime serving others in God's name. You're golden!

5:00-6:15pm Lenten Supper—Fellowship Hall 5:15-6:00pm Youth Choir—Bell Room 6:30 pm Worship—Sanctuary March 5 Ash Wednesday includes imposition of ashes and Holy Communion March 12-April 9 follows the Holden Evening Prayer service with meditations, scripture and song 7:15 pm Senior Choir—Sanctuary Joyful Ringers—Bell Room Evening Childcare 7:30–9:00 pm Graceland—Youth Room All Senior High students are invited

A Nudge from God Denny Gleason grew up in a large Irish Catholic farming family with 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He has been married to Kim, who he met in college, for 32 years. She grew up Missouri Synod Lutheran. After they married, they looked for a church where they were both comfortable and could continue to grow in faith, and became members of Lord of Life Lutheran in Maple Grove. In 1989 they purchased a farm and moved to Buffalo, and again were looking for a new church. We did check out a few churches once more and settled in at Zion. We were welcomed and found many ways to be connected in a short period of time. When we had our son Neil two years later, we felt Zion would be a great church home for him to grow in faith and learn. Neil is now a senior at St Olaf College. Over the last 24 years, the Gleasons have gotten to know many great people at Zion not just by worshiping with them, but by getting involved in the many different social ministries at Zion. I have enjoyed being involved in Coffee Fellowship, Wednesday Night Suppers, B&B Bible Study, Senior Choir, Habitat for Humanity and Mission Jamaica. (Denny Gleason continued on page 16)

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Creating Sunday morning experiences at Zion that invite,


Lent 101

Worship Services 8:30am traditional worship in the sanctuary with nursery available, Sunday school during the school year.

by Pastor Ted

Why 40 Days?

9:45am Family Express in Trinity Hall.

Immediately after Jesus baptism, as told in Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus was sent into the wilderness by the Spirit, where he fasted and prayed for 40 days. During his time there, he was tempted by Satan and found clarity and strength to resist temptation. Afterwards, he was ready to begin his ministry. Lent, similar to Jesus time in the wilderness, lasts 40 days. Lent is the forty days before Easter, from Ash Wednesday through Good Friday and Saturday (excluding Sundays).

10:30am contemporary worship in the sanctuary with nursery available, Sunday school during the school year.

Lessons Sunday, March 2 Transfiguration Sunday Matthew 17:1-9 Pastor Luke Preaching

What is it About Ashes? The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday. At Zion, on Ash Wednesday, people are invited to come forward to receive the ashes. The minister or another person helping, will make a small cross on your forehead by smudging the ashes. In Jewish and Christian history, ashes are a sign of mortality and repentance. Mortality, because when we die, our bodies eventually decompose and we become dust/ dirt/ash/whatever. Repentance, because long ago, when people felt remorse for something they did, they would put ashes on their head and wear "sackcloth" (scratchy clothing) to remind them that sin is pretty uncomfortable and leads to a sort of death of the spirit. This was their way of confessing their sins and asking for forgiveness.

What Does it all Mean?

Wednesday, March 5 Ash Wednesday with Imposition of Ashes Pastor Luke Preaching

Sunday, March 9 First Sunday in Lent Matthew 4:1-44 Pastor Ted Preaching

Wednesday, March 12 Holden Evening Prayer Pastor Luke Preaching

Sunday, March 16 Second Sunday in Lent

Traditionally, Lent’s focus has been self examination, self denial, sacrifice, penitence, and renewal. I remember the mood of Lenten services while I was growing up. It was always introspective with slower more somber reflective songs.

John 3:1-17 Pastor Ted Preaching

In addition to Wednesday night worship, you might try one of these practices for Lent:

Pastor Luke Preaching

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FASTING: Some people have been known to go without food for days. But that's not the only way to fast. You can fast by cutting out some of the things in your life that distract you from God. Some Christians use the whole 40 days to fast from candy, TV, soft drinks, cigarettes or meat as a way to purify their bodies and lives. You might skip one meal a day and use that time to pray instead. Or you can give up some activity like worry or reality TV to spend time outside enjoying Gods creation. What do you need to let go of or "fast" from in order to focus on God? What clutters your calendar and life? How can you simplify your life in terms of what you eat, wear or do?

2. SERVICE: Some Christians take something on for Christ. You can collect food for the needy, volunteer once a week to tutor children, or work for

Wednesday, March 19 Holden Evening Prayer Sunday, March 23 Third Sunday in Lent John 4:5-42 Pastor Ted Preaching

Wednesday, March 26 Holden Evening Prayer Pastor Luke Preaching

Sunday, March 30 Fourth Sunday in Lent Luke 1:26-38 Pastor Ted Preaching

(Lent 101 continued on page 7)

welcome, engage and inspire people to live for Christ.

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Connecting With Care Baptisms

Lasting Connections

January 26 Riley Ann Eich Amelia Rose Smith February 9 Ava Caroline Prybilla

Marsha and Mike Watkins have lived in Buffalo for 36 years and been members of Zion for over thirty years. We moved to Buffalo in 1977 and spent some time visiting churches, but I have to say it was hard to say no to Pastor Ed Blair. Mike and I met him, and he decided we had to be members of Zion! We Joined Zion in 1978.

Funerals February 8 Howard Hohensee

Ash Wednesday Breakfast Retired and senior adults are invited to Ash Wednesday Breakfast on Wednesday, March 5, at 10:30 in Fellowship Hall. Have a late breakfast and talk about church activities during Lent before attending the 12 noon worship service.

Blood Drive Host Needed

Marsha knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. She started out teaching fourth grade at Roosevelt Elementary in St. Cloud. After daughter Sara was born she took a part time job as a Title 1 teacher working with younger children in Buffalo, and accepted a fourth grade position at Parkside in 1983. The highlight of my teaching career was when I worked with a team of five teachers to plan and open a multiage school in Buffalo, Discovery Elementary. I always dreamed of teaching children more than one year and was thrilled when I was able to keep students three years, because I believe in lasting connections with children and families. Marsha taught at Discovery Elementary from 1997-2012 and retired in 2012.

Red Cross would like to hold a blood drive at Zion in April or May but our previous member coordinator has retired.

Marsha started volunteering with VBS, Sunday school, and Christmas programs when her children were younger, and served as a Confirmation guide when son Ryan was a student.

If you want to help make this drive happen please contact the church office, or Jeanne.Doane@redcross.org. Phone callers, greeters, snack servers (and of course donors) will also be needed.

Marsha has also been a part of Zion’s Vision team since 2012, which included serving as a small group leader for the Framing the Faith and Life Keys Discovery courses. When an announcement was made at Zion about an opening for an interim position in CFM, it seemed like a perfect fit. I knew after I retired from teaching I wanted to volunteer or contribute in some way at Zion because I LOVE our church. I also missed connecting with parents, children, and families.

The Baptism Class Anyone wishing to schedule a baptism is asked to attend a class prior to the date of the baptism. Expectant parents, as well as those who already are parents, may attend the class. Scheduling of baptisms will take place at the class. The next classes are Sunday, April 13, and Sunday, June 13, at noon. Register at ZionBuffalo.org/Baptism or by calling the office.

Marsha found the position was a good fit for her, and she wanted to continue contributing and connecting with the children and families of Zion in her retirement from teaching, so she decided to apply for one of the permanent CFM Assistant positions. I felt a calling to give in some way so the children of Zion felt loved and that Jesus loved them too! I loved coming to work every day and at the end of the day my bucket was full. Marsha sees Children's and Family Ministries at Zion as not just faith education, but an important part of reaching parents. I feel the CFM program is one of the important ways to do outreach and evangelism. When the children in Sunday school feel loved, and they know their Sunday school teacher and the CFM staff can’t wait to see them each Sunday, they will encourage their parents to take (Marsha Watkins continued on page 15)

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Creating a community where people are connected


Fiesta Celebration and Fundraiser The Zion Social Ministry Committee is honored to invite you to the 2nd Annual Southwester Fiesta, a fundraiser to help those in need in our community that will be held at Zion on Saturday, March 29. The fun begins at 5:30pm, with games and an excellent meal, followed by some lively entertainment. 'Promenade with Abe' will be here with a group of Square Dancers to dazzle us and attempt to teach us how to Dosado, Allemande Left and Promenade Home! Fun for the whole family! Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids under 12 years old which includes dinner and dancing. One of the highlights of the event is the Service Silent Auction where bidders can vie for services and activities provided by people in our congregation and community. Proceeds from this event will benefit Zion’s partner community outreach services, helping those in need in our community. Some examples of potential items that could be in the auction include: Photography Lessons

March Suppers There’s a tasty meal waiting for you every Wednesday from 5:00-6:15 in the Fellowship Hall for a suggested donation of $4 per plate/$15/family. The best deal in town! March 5: Pasta March 12: Youth Fundraiser March 19: Tacos March 26: No Meal (Spring Break)

Lawn raking A day of activities at the lake with your family

Active Military

A plane ride

Ryan Bonde Lackland AFB, TX Vinnie Pecarina Stationed in Japan Trey Wilson Stationed in Norfolk, VA Bradley Johnson Stationed at Ft Drum, NY Cory Nyholm Stationed in Monterey, CA Christopher Paulsen Stationed in Norfolk, VA Cody Bauman Deployed to Afghanistan Ben Pecarina Stationed overseas Doug Pecarina Serving in the Army National Guard Alex Euerle Stationed in California Kevin Osfar Stationed in Japan Will Dobbins Deployed on the USS Peleliu Greg Bremseth Stationed at Ft Bliss, TX Deanna Strommen Stationed in Washington, DC Fred Pierce Stationed in Miramar, CA

A monthly carwash The Social Ministry team is seeking donations for this silent auction, so if you have a service, talent or activity you would share, contact Linda and Daryl Engwall at dlengwal@msn.com or 763.682.1634.

Staff Changes and Positions Vacant Financial Secretary

Zion Day Camp

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.

Jodi Donovan, ZDC Director, has resigned from her position for summer 2014. She will be missed dearly and we're grateful for the program, ministry and organization that she has blessed Zion with!

Zion is seeking to hire a new Financial Secretary. The position will be up to 30 hours per week and includes all church bookkeeping responsibilities as well maintaining HR files. Applications close February 28.

Summer counselor applications for ZDC will be available beginning March 5 and will be due by April 10. Interviews will take place mid-April and can be scheduled over the Easter weekend for those college kids that might be home. If you have questions regarding summer employment for ZDC, please contact Kirsten.

Check ZionBuffalo.org/employment for more information on these positions.

in relationships and supported in need.

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Living God’s Call March is FoodShare Month MN FoodShare's March Campaign is the state's largest food and fund drive and is the only time throughout the year that the Buffalo Food Shelf is able to get reward funds from MN FoodShare. The more food/money collected locally during March, the more award funds the food shelf receives. In 2013, 31,501 pounds of food and $75,654 were collected during March which enabled the food shelf to get additional money from MN FoodShare. Thank you for considering donating money and/or food to the Buffalo Food Shelf in March to help feed people in need right here in the Community of Buffalo.

Easter Baskets The Social Ministry Committee is sponsoring a collection of items for distribution in Easter Food Baskets to clients of the Buffalo Food Shelf. The following items will be collected from March 15 to April 6, to be distributed to about 275 individuals and families on April 10: boxes of potatoes

Honoring Christ’s Message Vicky Kath was raised in Buffalo, in a family of 8 children. My mother died when I was 9 years old, leaving behind 5 children, of which I was the oldest girl. My dad re-married and they went on to have 3 more children. Vicky graduated from Buffalo High School then moved to St. Paul to attend the College of St Catherine. During her sophomore year of college, Vicky's daughter, Christina, was born. Vicky and Christina lived in Brooklyn Park until about 9 years ago, when Vicky's father and stepmother retired and were selling the family home. Vicky now lives in the house she grew up in, while Christina, now 31, lives nearby in an apartment. I am fortunate to have her living nearby so that we can see each other on a regular basis. Vicky worked for over 25 years in Social Services, spending most of that time working in Child Protection. She has been volunteering at the Buffalo Food Shelf for about two-and-a-half years. I wanted to be involved in an agency that helps to meet the basic needs of the economically disadvantaged people in our community. At the food shelf, I found a group of faith-filled people striving to meet the needs of our neighbors in a caring and compassionate manner. I am honored to be a part of such an organization.

cans of fruit ingredients for a Green Bean Casserole Kit (cream of mushroom soup, green beans, French Fried Onions) boxed dessert items paper products (paper towels, toilet paper) Cash donations are really appreciated as we can buy items through Second Harvest and the Food Shelf at greatly reduced prices.

… it honors Christ's message to assist the poor, to reach out to those in need, and to love our neighbors.

Vicky meets seniors, disabled adults, and single parents at the Food Shelf, but also many working people who are struggling to make ends meet. All are treated with kindness and dignity by the staff and volunteers at the food shelf while helped with food and other essentials. I am always humbled to be able to assist the people that come to the food shelf for help, and continually surprised and heartened by the commitment and passion with which the volunteers approach their work. There is such a profound sense of satisfaction in being able to assist those in need that the same volunteers often come week after week. This is truly a wonderful opportunity to help out our neighbors in need and more volunteers are always needed.

Vicky was raised Catholic but after some negative experiences with religion while growing up, she had not been attending any church since returning to Buffalo. When she felt the need to be connected to a faith community, she found that many other Food Shelf volunteers seemed to be from Zion. I wanted a church home that had a strong outreach to those in need, so I came to see what (Vicky Kath continued on page 15)

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Engaging people in a process of discipleship which inspires them


Old Testament Spring Bible Class Rick Johnson will present a Bible class on the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth. Class will be held Thursday nights in the library from 6:308:30pm beginning March 20 and ending May 15. There will be no class on the Thursday of Holy Week. Be sure to bring your Bibles. Please sign up at the Information Desk in the narthex or online.

(Lent 101 continued from page 3)

reform and justice in your community. You can commit to help a different stranger, co-worker or friend everyday of Lent. Serving others is one way we serve God. 3. PRAYER: Christians also use Lent as a time of intentional prayer. You can pray while you walk, create music or art as a prayer to God, or savor a time of quiet listening. All can be ways of becoming more in tune with God A tradition I grew up with, that combines all three of these suggestions and is also a Zion tradition is ...

Lenten Self Denial Offering A small amount of money (usually 25 cents per day) is set aside in self denial, meaning we give it away instead spending it on our self. This is a form of FASTING. When the coin is set aside, stop and PRAY for someone, a situation, or for God’s forgiveness and guidance. The funds collected from these self-denial offerings are then used to support Zion’s mission projects – thus taking upon ourselves a form of SERVICE. Envelopes and a limited number of cardboard folders are available for collection of quarters or other offerings. These envelopes or folders can be brought to church as an offering during Holy Week and all of the money collected will be given directly to help people who are in need through our Global Mission partners. See page 8 for more details. It's a powerful, non-verbal way that we can experience God's forgiveness and renewal as we return to Jesus. Lent is a great time to "repent" — to return to God and re-focus our lives to be more in line with Jesus. It's kind of like a 40-day trial run in changing your lifestyle and letting God change your heart.

SERVE Weekend Kick Off God’s Work. Our Hands.

On April 25-27, Zion will dedicate a weekend to serving in our community. We’ll be offering a chance to dig in to clean, fix, organize, and cook here at Zion, but we’ll also expand to the local communities and other projects within Wright County. In late March, you will be invited to sign up for one project from a long list of short -term service options, usually 1-3 hours in length, on Friday, April 25. & Saturday, April 26. Some opportunities will be especially suited for families with children. The weekend will culminate on Sunday, April 27, with a celebration of service during worship and the Truckload of Life food packing event at Zion, sponsored by Harvest of Hands. If you have a service project that seems fitting for the Serve Days, contact Sherilyn Burgdorf (763.682.1245 or sburgdorf@zionbuffalo.org).

Holden Evening Prayer Choir This year, take on something new instead of giving up something for Lent. Join the Youth Choir and Diane Johnson in leading any or all of the Wednesday Lenten worship services with the favorite Holden Evening Prayer service. Middle school, high school and adults are welcomed to sing in this shortterm worship team. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:45pm in the bell room (at the end of Youth Choir rehearsal). Lenten worship nights for the Holden service will be March 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9 - all at 6:30pm. For more information contact Diane Johnson at johnsondairy@cmgate.com or 320.286.2004.

to trust in Christ, grow in faith, and serve God’s world.

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Finance & Stewardship Self Denial Offering Zion’s Global Mission Committee has made a pledge to support both of our sister projects, All Kids Can Learn International in Zambia and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with gifts of $1000 per quarter with a total of $8000. AKCLI has been growing steadily with more students and classrooms every year. The businesses that have been developed within the village to fund education and living expenses for the children cover more of the costs each year, but cannot fund it fully yet. Redeemer Lutheran continues to thrive with growing membership and extensive outreach to the community. This committee does not receive funds from the General Fund, just support through individual donations and designated Lenten offerings. Support can be directed to either of these projects through the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or the packet of envelopes mailed to you, and returned in the offering plates. For many years the Global Mission Committee has provided and encouraged the use of cardboard Lenten self-denial folders with a slot for each coin as part of our spiritual journey through Lent. This practice asked you to set aside a time to reflect on your daily life and to pray for God’s forgiveness and guidance. As a symbol of that time you would place a small monetary amount in the self-denial folder. This folder was then brought to church as an offering during Holy Week. The funds collected from these self-denial folders have been used to support Zion’s mission projects, which are not funded through our annual budget. The Global Mission Committee encourages you to continue giving to the exciting mission work being done through Zion. Those who have used selfdenial folders in the past will receive a special envelope to return it during Holy (Sponsor List continued on page 9)

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January 2014 Financial Report General Services Fund Income

Jan 2014

YTD 2014

Jan 2013

YTD 2013

Total Income

$54,959

$54,959

$53,573

$53,573

$1,000 79,357

$1,000 79,357

$1,000 84,323

$1,000 84,323

$80,357

$80,357

$85,323

$85,323

General Offering Rent and Sunday School WedNite Supper Income Missions and Hunger Other Designations

Expenses

Synod Benevolence Other General Services

Total Expenses

$51,294 1,271 678 907 809

$51,294 1,271 678 907 809

Checkbook balance as of 1-31-2014:

$48,972 2,610 883 819 290

$48,972 2,610 883 819 290

$17,172

A Promising Tomorrow/Building Fund Income

Offerings and Interest Other Receipts

Total Income Expenses

Building Mortgage Bank Service Charge

Total Expenses

Jan 2014

YTD 2014

Jan 2013

YTD 2013

$14,038

$14,038

$14,137

$14,137

$15,869 0

$15,869 0

$15,869 0

$15,869 0

$15,869

$15,869

$15,869

$15,869

$14,038 0

Checkbook balance as of 1-31-2014:

$14,038 0

$14,137 0

$14,137 0

$19,313

Thank you for your continued support of God’s work at Zion Lutheran Church this year.

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A Little Rice by Mary Abramowski Sometimes giving is hard. Our days are full, our financial commitments are many, and there are days when it seems people are pulling us from all directions. Whether it is our time, our money, or our talents, it feels like we are continually being asked for something. And sometimes, that is hard. Giving is a theme that we frequently visit when beginning the season of Lent. We are asked to be intentional and regular givers to Zion Lutheran Church, and the missions we support. Proportional giving with a cheerful heart becomes our goal. And all through Lent, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus’ death on the cross. I recently read a story of intentional giving, and it made me pause. A church in India was well-attended, but its’ members were extremely poor. When offerings were brought to the altar each Sunday morning, few coins were left but many small bags of food and rice were left there. By the end of the service, there were piles of food in front of the altar. When one of the church leaders was asked about these offerings, he explained that their members were very, very poor and had no money. So each day as they prepared food for their families, they put a small amount of rice aside. Each day they added to this amount and then on Sunday, they brought this to church for their offering. And every Monday, the church held a food sale for the public and the proceeds of that sale funded their ministry. Wow… May our giving be as intentional as these faithful believers in India. And may we never forget the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for all of us on that Good Friday long ago.

Week with your self-denial gifts. Additional envelopes and a few folders are also available from the office upon request. Zion encourages you and your family to continue sharing a special time to reflect on your daily life and to practice selfdenial through your Lenten journey. Zion’s global mission efforts also include: The opportunity to purchase Lutheran World Relief Fair Trade coffee, tea, and cocoa, Mission Jamaica support, YouthWorks mission trip support for all ages to Duluth, Individual member’s mission trips.

Memorial Gifts Received

The easiest way to give to Zion online is through GiveMN. Scan the QR code with your smartphone or use the link at ZionBuffalo.org/Give.

(Sponsor list continued from page 8)

Gift to the Memorial Fund in memory of Al Brekke from Judy Sandeen. Gift to the Memorial Fund in memory of Mel Gillund from Bob and Becky Mortvedt. A private network aimed at strengthening faithsustaining relationships among people at Zion.

Gift to the Jubilee musicians in memory of Howard Hohensee from Jim & Clara Hansen. Gift to the Memorial Fund in memory of John Hoaglund from cousins Scott & Diane Hampton. Gift to the Memorial Fund in memory of Jarod Von Rueden from grandparents Rudy & Joyce Tokkesdal. Gift to the Foundation from Louis & Joyce Oberdeck.

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March 2014 Sunday March 9

Saturday March 1

Volunteer Appreciation Sunday Pajama Day in Sunday School

Mission Jamaica Trip Returns

9:00am First Communion Class Sunday March 2

First Communion Celebration Holy Communion at 8:30, 9:45, & 10:30

7:00am Cinnamon Rolls 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 5:00pm New Member Dinner Monday March 3 8:30am Men's Bible Study 9:00am Quilters 6:15pm First Sunday Rehearsal 7:00pm Financial Peace University

Wednesday March 5 9:30am Women's Bible Study 10:00am Zionaires Breakfast 12:00pm Ash Wednesday Service 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 Ash Wednesday Service 7:30pm Graceland Senior High Youth Group 7:30pm Senior Choir Thursday March 6 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study Friday March 7 6:00am Friday Breakfast Crew

Monday March 10 8:30am Men's Bible Study 9:00am Quilters 9:00am Women's Ministry Planning Committee Meeting 6:15pm First Sunday Rehearsal 7:00pm Financial Peace University Tuesday March 11 9:00am Harvest of Hands Crafts 9:30am Staff Meeting 6:00pm Outreach Committee 7:00pm Global Missions Committee 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal

Tuesday March 4 9:30am Staff Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal

Ash Wednesday

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

Wednesday March 12 9:30am Women's Bible Study 12:00pm 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 6:00pm Social Ministry Committee Meeting 6:30pm Lenten Worship 7:15pm Harvest of Hands Crafts 7:15pm Joyful Ringers 7:30pm Graceland Senior High Youth Group 7:30pm Senior Choir 7:30pm Branding Task Force Meeting Thursday March 13 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study Friday March 14

Saturday March 15 Sunday March 16

Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:30 Tropical Day in Sunday School

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 11:30am TIM Team 2:00pm Parkview Devotions/Communion Monday March 17

St. Patrick's Day 8:30am 9:00am 9:00am 6:15pm 7:00pm

Tuesday March 18 9:30am Staff Meeting 9:30am Naomi Circle 5:30pm Stewardship Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal 7:00pm Vision Team Meeting Wednesday March 19 9:15am Sunrise Devotions 9:30am Women's Bible Study 12:00pm 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 5:45pm Worship & Music Committee Meeting 6:30pm Lenten Worship 7:15pm Joyful Ringers 7:30pm Church Council Meeting 7:30pm Graceland Senior High Youth Group 7:30pm Senior Choir

Saturday March 8

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Men's Bible Study Quilters Kitchen Cleaning First Sunday Rehearsal Financial Peace University

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Thursday March 20 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study 6:30pm Youth Board Meeting 6:30pm Old Testament Bible Class 7:00pm Rebecca Circle Friday March 21 7:00pm Friday Night Fun Night

Sunday March 30

Doctor Dress Up Day in Sunday School

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

Monday March 31 8:30am Men's Bible Study 9:00am Quilters 6:15pm First Sunday Rehearsal

Saturday March 22 Sunday March 23

Sanctuary Sunday Mismatch Day

8:30am Traditional Worship Service 9:30am Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Family Express Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service 11:30am Coffee Fellowship Monday March 24 8:30am Men's Bible Study 9:00am Quilters 6:15pm First Sunday Rehearsal 7:00pm Personnel Committee Meeting 7:00pm Financial Peace University Tuesday March 25 9:00am Harvest of Hands Crafts 9:30am Staff Meeting 7:00pm Jubilee Rehearsal Wednesday March 26 9:00am Newsletter Assembly 9:30am Devotions at Lake Ridge 9:30am Women's Bible Study 10:30am Devotions at Park View 12:00pm Lenten Worship 5:15pm Youth Choir 6:30pm Lenten Worship 7:15pm Harvest of Hands Crafts 7:30pm Senior Choir Thursday March 27 8:00am Men Seeking Wisdom Bible Study 6:30pm Old Testament Bible Class Friday March 28 Saturday March 29 12:00am Social Ministry Fiesta

The Bible Says What? Lenten worship will be held at noon and 6:30pm from Ash Wednesday, March 5, to April 9, with Pastor Luke preaching. Our 2014 Lenten series will explore some of those phrases you've heard and can't quite wrap your head around. You know, things like, "Everything happens for a reason" and "Forgiving means forgetting" and "Christians shouldn't judge". Well, just because we've heard something so often doesn't make it true in the life of a Christian. Let's explore these common myths and see what God really has to say about living each day for him. Supper is served in Fellowship Hall from 5-6:15pm. See pages 2-3 for more details about Lenten worship.

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Youth & Children’s Ministry Director of Youth Ministries Myron Crawford 763-682-1245 ext. 308 MCrawford@ZionBuffalo.org

Engage. Grow. Proclaim. Zion Youth Ministries exists to engage youth, help them grow and proclaim faith in Christ.

Friday Breakfast Crew Senior High Students - Come out to Perkins on Friday, March 7 at 6am for a chance to check-in, have good food and great conversation. Don’t forget to bring money for food and a tip for our great servers!

Youth Board There is a Youth Board meeting on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30pm.

TIM Team TIM Team (Teens in Mission) will meet on Sunday, March 16, at 11:30 in the Café Corner.

Confirmation Classes There will NOT be confirmation classes throughout the month of March due to Lent. Students need to attend Wednesday Worship services throughout Lent.

Everything Else Check the website for Graceland and Confirmation schedules:

ZionBuffalo.org/youth 1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

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30 Hour Famine The Buffalo area 30-Hour Famine is about 8th-12th grade students loving God and fighting hunger while learning the truth about hunger, poverty, and injustice - then overcoming it all with love. Worldwide, 925 million people are hungry. Every day, as many as 11,000 children under age 5 die due to hunger-related causes. That’s one kid every 8 seconds. The Famine gives you a chance to do something about it - to rise up and serve the hungry. Going hungry so others don’t have to. The 30-Hour Famine will officially kick off at 1pm on Thursday, March 13, when the fast begins. Students who have registered by March 5 and contributed at least $20 will be given a t-shirt to wear to school on Friday, March 14. Students are asked to be united as one force on that Friday and make an impact in your school by wearing your shirt. Participants and friends are invited to come to Buffalo Evangelical Free Church in Buffalo at 5pm on Friday March 14 for a pizza party to celebrate the fast. At 6pm, the group will then load buses and head up to River City Extreme in Monticello for a “Strike Out Hunger” Bowl-a-Thon. There will be special events, prizes and speakers at the event. The Bowl-a-Thon will go from 7-10pm. After the event, participants will be bussed back to the Free church and can be picked up by 10:30pm.

Friday Night Fun Night Calling all 6th-8th graders! Round up your friends and come out to Zion on Friday, March 21 from 7-9pm for a fun filled game night! This night will have many group games including Mighty, Mighty, Scoop Noodle and Exploding Enchiladas and so much more! This will be a great time to work off some energy from school right before Spring Break! Plus, you will be able to win some fabulous prizes!

Relinquishing Control Marcia shared how she’d been struggling to relinquish control and let God direct her life. One day, amid this challenge, her daughter approached her for homework help, which called for the use of an iPad. As Marcia struggled to make sense of her daughter’s question, the youngster kept swiping at the screen, zooming in and out and grabbing the tablet to turn it toward herself. “If you want my help,” said Marcia in exasperation, “then let me help!” Suddenly Marcia had an a-ha! moment: Hadn’t God been saying the same thing to her all the while? To truly benefit from God’s help, she would have to stop trying to do everything herself, let go, sit back and accept his guidance.

ZionBuffalo.org/Youth


Director of Children & Family Ministry

Change for Children

Kirsten Kelly

It is time for our Annual Change for Children offering project! This year the money that the Sunday school kids collect will go towards the Truckload of Life food packing event at Zion on April 27 which is sponsored by Harvest of Hands as part of Serve Weekend (see page 7). Each child will receive a collection tube on March 9, and students will be asked to bring their change in each week March 16-April 13 to help our friends around the world. Quarters fit perfectly in the tube, but paper currency will be accepted too! Last year we raised $1,844 and this year our goal is $2,000! To encourage the kids to remember their change and to generate excitement, each week will have a theme/incentive:

763-682-1245 x331 KKelly@ZionBuffalo.org Children & Family Ministry Assistants

Marsha Watkins Kristin Lotthammer Jason Prigge

763-682-1245 x308 MWatkins@ZionBuffalo.org KLotthammer@ZionBuffalo.org

Sunday, March 9: Pajama Day (Daylight Savings begins!)

Sunday School Calendar

Sunday, March 16: Tropical Day Sunday, March 23: Wacky, Mismatch Day

March 2: God Calls Samuel (part 2)

Sunday, March 30: Doctor Dress Up Day (National Doctor Day and SS lesson "Naaman is Healed")

March 9: David is Chosen (part 1) Change for Children Kick-Off

Sunday, April 6: Crazy Hair/Hat Day

March 16: David is Chosen (part 2)

Sunday, April 13: Dress Your Best (Palm Sunday)

March 23: Sanctuary Sunday - Noisy Offering in Worship (if you want to help, please contact Kirsten)

How Camp "Messed Me Up" for God by Kirsten Kelly I was helping my four-year-old brush his teeth last week when I found myself singing this song: "Once when I was praying, I heard him saying, I love you, I love you! Once when he was dying, I heard him crying, I love you, I love you! People all over the world are opening up and turning around and they're saying I love you (repeat 12 times). L-O-V-E love is forever, love is forever, love is forever, love is for everyone." We often sing songs when we're brushing teeth in order to help make the two minutes go by faster and make it more fun... but it struck me that this song was not one that I had learned as a camp counselor in my 20’s (at Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer, MN)... or one that I had sung with kids that I had brought to camp WAPO (in Amery, WI) while I had been working in ministry over the last 15 years. And it's not a song that I had heard recently on the radio‌ I would guess most of you have never even heard it before (if you have, I'd be curious to talk to you about it!). The realization hit me... this was a song I had learned when I was in elementary school in the 80's when I went to Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp in Slayton, MN. Now I know I'm not that old, but I am 35, and the fact that I was singing a song to my four-year-old in 2014 that I had learned when I was growing up and hadn't sung for years (in any formal setting) made me realize that camp really is a part of who I am. It had shaped me... impacted me in such a way that it was woven into (Camp Messed Me Up continued on page 17)

March 30: Naaman is Healed All Sunday School kids will be singing in worship on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 8:30 and 10:30 worship services.

VBS Volunteer Registration If you are interested in helping with VBS this year (before, during or after the VBS week of June 9-13), all you need to do is go to zionbuffalo.org/VBS and complete the short, online registration! You can sign up to be a Crew Leader, Station Leader, help with decorations/set-up, etc. This will allow us to track the information and interests of the hundreds of volunteers that are involved with VBS. Thank you!

Zion Day Camp Early registration for children planning to attend ZDC will begin online at ZionBuffalo.org/zdc on March 1. ZDC is a Christian-based summer childcare for kids ages 5 through 12. It is flexible and can be full or part time. ZDC is open from 6:30am - 6pm and has a flat daily rate of $25. Contact Kirsten for more info or questions. See page 5 for employment information.

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Harvest of Hands Craft groups work on a variety of projects throughout the year in preparation for the annual sale in November. The Wednesday evening group will work on multiple projects on March 5 and 19: creating arrangements, bookmarks, and sun chasers. During Lent they meet after worship at 7:15pm. On March 4 and 18 at 9am the Tuesday morning group will create ornaments for the November sale. All are welcome at the craft groups, either to work on the planned projects or to bring your own projects and enjoy the evening with friends. Join us for fun, fellowship, and a sense of accomplishment. Both groups meet in the Wilderness Room Crafters can also work on projects at home. Supplies are available for home projects. Contact Joy Arens for more information. Harvest of Hands will again be sponsoring a food packaging event in April, this year as part of the congregation-wide Serve Weekend (see page 7 for more details). Harvest of Hands is an annual event held at Zion to feed the hungry in our own community and around the world. Proceeds of the 2014 sale will benefit the Buffalo Food Shelf and a global hunger project.

Biweekly Email Option In addition to the monthly newsletter and ministry specific emails, a bi-weekly update is now available which includes information on a variety of events and opportunities within the next two weeks. Many households started receiving these biweekly updates in May, and others can sign up at ZionBuffalo.org/subscribe.

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Crafting to Feed the Hungry Maurean Fellger is a lifelong Lutheran descended from a family of Lutherans who immigrated from Germany in 1850. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and taught children in a number of schools for 12 years before becoming a library media specialist for The Blake School for 23 years. Maurean moved to Buffalo from Long Lake with Merill in October of 2001. Merill had grown up in the area, graduated from Buffalo High, and had been the district curriculum director for 15 years. Merill knew Pastors Folkerds and Blair well and many of the school personnel who are Zion members as well as former neighbors and classmates. It was not hard to decide to make Zion our church home. We felt welcome immediately. Zionaires and coffee fellowship between services provided good opportunities to get acquainted and forge friendships. Harvest of Hands became part of Maurean’s life when she and Merill dropped off some items for the White Elephant sale and met Darrell Anderson. It wasn't long before they were part of the crew that worked with Darrell sorting, pricing, and selling. In 2002, Maurean joined the small Harvest of Hands craft group that meets to making things and help set up for the sale in November. Over the years Maurean has formed close friendships and relationships with many who are involved with Harvest of Hands. I look forward to our meetings. The camaraderie is great, and we learn new things while we are preparing for the November event. The commitment to Harvest of Hands by so many speaks volumes about how important this ministry is to the church and to the hungry who benefit from it. I am so glad to be a part of it. The Harvest of Hands craft group has grown since Maurean first joined, in both participants and opportunities to meet, and she encourages anyone interested to stop by. We meet four times a month now with two meetings on Tuesday mornings and two on Wednesday evenings. You might find, as I did, it is a "good thing." Maurean is also involved with the Zionaires 55+ group, quilting, the Lutefisk supper, preparing newsletter mailings, Zion's partnership with Rivers of Hope, and decorating Zion for Christmas. Beyond church activities, Maurean likes to read, travel, do crafts, and garden. My favorite place is my cabin where I collect different varieties of hostas. At the present I have 100 different kinds, at least one for every letter of the alphabet except X. There is an X hosta out there somewhere with my name on it. Sadly, Merill passed away in 2005. They have one daughter, Jan, who lives in Minnetonka.


Our Mission...

(Marsha Watkins continued from page 4)

them to church. I also hope while in Sunday school the children strengthen their “Faith Journey” and know God is always with them. Marsha enjoys being part of the staff team at Zion because it’s such a positive environment to work in and she feels she’s making a difference. I always knew all the Zion staff were talented and hard working but I never knew how well they worked together and supported each other. The quote, “Together we’re better’, applies to them each and every day!

I always knew all the Zion staff were talented and hard working but I never knew how well they worked together and supported each other.

Zion seeks to Share Christ’s Word, Strengthen faith, and Serve those in need.

Marsha loves reading, and being outside. Winter hobbies include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or walking, and summer hobbies include cabin time and gardening. We have a family cabin on Bay Lake and in the summer I enjoy tubing, doing cannonballs, fishing, or sitting around a campfire at night. It’s relaxing for me to dig in the dirt and work in my eight perennial gardens. Our greatest joy is spending time with our children and 5 grandchildren. Our house is the gathering place for all the holiday dinners and family celebrations. We love having our house full of people! Marsha also enjoys volunteering at Lake Ridge Assisted Living. I read to the residents each week and also work with Lee Ann Goerss and a group of young girls in a program called, “Love Does.” We meet twice a month at Lake Ridge and create artwork together, but our main goal is to create connections and friendships with the residents. Marsha and Mike’s daughter, Sara, now lives in Lindstrom, and is a principal at Lakeside Elementary in Chisago Lakes. Sara and her husband Casey have three children: Ben (11), Sam (8), and Allie (6). Son Ryan met his wife, Beth, at Gustavus Adolphus College. They are building a home in Maple Plain which they hope to move into this spring, and they have two children; Pressley (5) and Paxton (2). (Vicky Kath continued from page 6)

Zion was all about. I felt warmly welcomed and was impressed with the congregation, the pastors, and the church's commitment to social ministry. I decided to make Zion my church home. Vicky feels that partnering with the Buffalo Food Shelf is an important ministry for Zion because it honors Christ's message to assist the poor, to reach out to those in need, and to love our neighbors. She has also been involved with helping in the distribution of Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets and the distribution of school supplies. She volunteers with Harvest of Hands and enjoys hand painting figurines and other items as well as doing other crafts. She also attends water aerobics with some other women from Zion.

Our Vision… Helping people experience the joy of life in Christ by: 1. Celebrating on Sundays: Creating Sunday morning experiences that invite, welcome, engage and inspire people to live for Christ. 2. Living God’s Call: Engaging people in a process of discipleship which inspires them to trust in Christ, grow in faith, and serve God’s world. 3. Connecting with Care: Creating a community where people are connected in relationships and supported in need.

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Wrestling at Redeemer Zion is one of several mission partners that have a connection with Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis. An article by Michael Brenner about Redeemer Lutheran’s wrestling team, and youth leader Brandon Porter who started the program, was recently featured on Living Lutheran.

The program, though, is about far more than wrestling. Wrestling is at the center, but practices also include meals, mentoring and tutoring from students at nearby Augsburg College. Critical life skills, such as losing with dignity and working on failures, are taught through wrestling, skills that are useful to children living in the rougher parts of the Twin Cities. “These kids aren't scared of conflict,” Brandon says. “They live with conflict every day.” For Brandon, wrestling is a tool to “weave together” sport, life and faith. Wrestling can provide the learning tools to help solve the educational disparities in the city, and Brandon seeks to teach moral and spiritual lessons through wrestling. In wrestling, conflict and competition do not result in violence. And losing, for almost everyone, is acceptable and inevitable. In a place where the answer to adversity and conflict is often picking up a gun, these children are taught more constructive approaches to failure — such as getting back up, working even harder and team work. Find the entire article at elca.org/en/ Living-Lutheran/ Stories/2013/12/131211.

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Denny has been farming all his life. My mother tells the story that at age three I snuck out of the house from a nap to watch my dad & uncle bale hay. On a dairy & crop farm you grow up fast. I learned to drive tractor, milk cows, and take care of livestock at a very young age. The Gleason's farming operation has changed over the years. They continue to grow crops (corn, soybeans, alfalfa and sometimes small grains); but transitioned from dairy farming to raising dairy heifers 12 years ago. They currently raise beef cattle both on their Buffalo farm and in partnership with Denny's brother in Loretto. Farming fills most of my days throughout the year. I love being outside working or playing (when it is warm). I especially enjoy growing sweet corn and watching the weather. Two years ago, my son and I went “storm chasing” in Canada to watch tornados. We have an amazing picture of a tornado we observed in Saskatchewan.

I had plenty of excuses not to get involved, but I felt God gave me a nudge (maybe a push?) to get involved.

Denny joined Zion's Senior Choir twelve years ago. When we sold the dairy cows, I had a little more free time on Sunday, so I joined Senior Choir. For a shy guy, who is short of raw musical talent, I was stepping out of my comfort zone. Fortunately, with practice and surrounding myself with talented choir mates, I have enjoyed it immensely. Who would think that an old Catholic would enjoy singing the old Lutheran hymns! Mission Jamaica is a short-term ‘vacation with a purpose’ program, which began at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi in 1990. Denny was part of Zion's first Mission Jamaica trip in 2011. I had plenty of excuses not to get involved, but I felt God gave me a nudge (maybe a push?) to get involved. Denny has returned to Jamaica with the team each year because he feels he has made a difference for the Jamaican people. He works with the construction part of the mission, helping families that need shelter. In working alongside Jamaicans and Zion members, we have the opportunity to show them God’s love through our actions. The bonus is getting to know Zion members, young and old that you may not even see at church because you worship at different times. I am hooked! Photo: Denny at work on the construction site in 2013 with Steve Peterson and Russ Peterson.

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(Camp Messed Me Up continued from page 13)

the tapestry of my life and still showing up in small ways over 20 years later. It was/is even impacting how I raise my own children today! The songs, the Bible stories of grace and love, the care shown by the counselors, the Bible verses I memorized, the skits and wacky ADE's (After Dinner Entertainment)... all some of my greatest memories from childhood and things that truly set a course for my life. I honestly believe that it helped make me who I am today; coupled foremost with the incredible presence and guidance of my parents... who also brought us to Family Camp at Outlaw Ranch in South Dakota. Camp also planted the seeds of ministry in me; even though it wouldn't be until later in college that I would finally give in to that calling and decide to pursue a career in ministry. Yes, camp had "messed me up" for God :) So then I ask you... is sending your kids to camp worth it? I say, without a doubt... YES, YES, YES! If you have never considered having your child attend Bible camp, I'd strongly encourage you to explore it! Talk to Zion's staff or other families/kids that have attended. Kids currently in 2nd and 3rd grades can attend SEEDS camp at Wapo - a long weekend where kids have their first, short exposure to camp. Then once kids have completed grades 4-12, they can attend a full week of camp. Various Zion staff are at camp all week long and are connecting with the kids on a regular basis. Pastor Ted often takes kids out fishing, and Myron, Jimmy and I can often be found playing games with the kids and just talking with them about camp and life/faith in general. I am there to greet the youngest ones when they arrive for SEEDS and am at camp with them all weekend to make sure they have a good experience. So, we hope you will consider sending your child to Wapo this summer! If finances are every an obstacle, please talk to one of our staff... we want every child to be able to attend! We ask that camp registrations be completed by Sunday, March 23. Here is your chance to invest in your child's future and make a lifelong impact on their faith! See you at camp :)

Easter Plant Fundraiser Every year Zion has a beautiful display of all kinds of different plants and blooming flowers for our Sunday morning Easter Services. The plants/flowers are usually given in memory of or in honor of someone special to you and/or your family. It is a nice way to recognize your loved ones and to show gratitude for God’s many blessings. Selected plants can be ordered through a Property Committee fundraiser. Order forms are available online and from the church office, and must be returned by March 31 for guaranteed selection. Proceeds will benefit kitchen upgrades.

Think Spring! This year’s women's spring brunch date is Saturday, May 3. Plan ahead with your friends for God, Girlfriends, and Chocolate. Speaker Gaye Lindfors will take us on a life journey with open roads, rest stops, detours, potholes, and road closures. We'll take along three traveling companions: God, girlfriends, and chocolate. Gaye loves to laugh, and isn’t afraid to poke fun at her own mishaps. From growing up in a small farming community to living in the big city, she loves the stories that came from observing life in the real world. With humor, authenticity, and passion, she helps women develop a deeper faith life while they reconnect to what matters most. Laugh, chuckle, and discover how to experience the trip, rather than just going along for the ride. Sign ups begin in April, but start talking now to those girlfriends and family members now to make sure they can come with you for a great morning's journey on May 3. Doors open at 9am with brunch at 9:30. Cost will be $10 for adults and $4 for children (12 and under).

Let Us Know Address, Phone & Email Corrections If you have had any changes to your address, phone number, marital status, etc. please contact the office with your name, phone number and the changes that need to be made in our database. If You Are Ill Hospitals no longer notify churches when their members are admitted for care. Let us know so we can support you with prayer and presence. Prayer Requests Please use a yellow pew card, post on the Prayer Wall of our online community, or contact the office with your prayer requests.

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The Voice

Zion Staff

A monthly publication of Zion Lutheran Church Upcoming Deadlines February 10 at 8am for March Issue March 17 at 8am for April Issue Editor: Angela Bengtson ABengtson@ZionBuffalo.org This Month’s Cover Zion’s Senior Choir

Ted Vanderpan: Senior Pastor ext. 304 | TVanderpan@zionbuffalo.org Luke Schmidt: Pastor of Congregational Life ext. 305 | LSchmidt@zionbuffalo.org Sherilyn Burgdorf: Shared Ministry Director ext. 307 | SBurgdorf@zionbuffalo.org Kirsten Kelly: Director of Children & Family ext. 331 | KKelly@zionbuffalo.org Marsha Watkins: CFM Coordinator ext. 308 | MWatkins@zionbuffalo.org Kristin Lotthammer: CFM Coordinator ext. 308 | KLotthammer@zionbuffalo.org Jason Prigge: Interim CFM Assistant Myron Crawford: Director of Youth Ministries ext. 306 | MCrawford@zionbuffalo.org Jim Onstad: Youth Staff Dawn Bestick: Office Administrator / Receptionist ext. 302 | DBestick@ZionBuffalo.org Ann Lyons: Office Administrator / Receptionist ext. 301 | ALyons@ZionBuffalo.org

Contact Us Office@ZionBuffalo.org

www.ZionBuffalo.org Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am4:30pm (closes at noon summer Fridays) Ph 763.682.1245 / Fax 763.684.1967 1200 Highway 25 South, Buffalo (across from 13th St S.) PO Box 88, Buffalo, MN 55313

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Angela Bengtson: Communications & Membership ext. 325 | ABengtson@zionbuffalo.org Ryan Bjokne: Facilities & Grounds Manager ext. 328 | RBjokne@zionbuffalo.org Missy Peterson & Angie Smith: Nursery Staff Aimee Bogren & Kathleen Schlink: Kids’ Place Staff Michael Walsh: Coordinator of Music Bob Strommen: Sound System Coordinator Jay Comstock: Video Technician

Congregational Council Kelly Hanson Alisa Ireland Deana Jeske Sarah Klett Tom Moline Heather Moseley

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