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Sunday School Fun

Our Sunday school mornings continue to be full of awesome kids, volunteers, families, friends, faith, fun, and God’s love. We have spent our Sundays together learning to love ALL our neighbors and how to be a Good Samaritan. The Sunday school kids have: Made collaborative artwork: “NEIGHBOR” murals for their classroom Made Serve Jars: with “serving slips” – ideas how to serve our neighbors, as Jesus did Built God’s Welcoming Neighborhood: constructed out of blocks and Legos, while discussing what

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New Wells at the Village of Hope

Two months ago, those at our global mission partner, All Kids Can Learn International/Village of Hope, were shocked to wake up without water in the Village of Hope in Zambia, Africa. They re-routed water pipes from the veggie gardens to provide water for the Village. At the same time, they learned that two of the Irrigation wells were pumping mud; they too were going dry. What a sinking feeling!! Naturally, they need water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and for irrigation

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Financial Report 2021.09

As of the end of September, the following summarizes the financial condition of Zion Lutheran Church. Giving to the General Fund for the month of September was about $52,500 which was slightly more than was given in September of 2020. Total income for the month was almost identical to that of 2020. General Fund income for the year to date is about 1.4% less than last year. September expenses for the General Fund are almost $2000 more than our total

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Deacon Jill

We are delighted to share the exciting news that one of our members, Jill Davis, has recently completed her yearlong residency in the ELCA, serving as a chaplain at Ebenezer’s Martin Luther Campus in Bloomington. Congratulations, Jill! What a blessing you have been to so many as you’ve faithfully pursued the ministry to which God continues to call you. Jill explains that her yearlong residency “was a fabulous experience, even during the pandemic.” She describes her residency as providing the

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Council Update 2021.10

As you can see from all of the articles in this month’s newsletter, there is a lot going on at Zion. We have ample opportunity to share our time, talents, and treasures with the church and the community. I hope as we start to get closer to the holiday season, you think about how you can become an active part of Zion’s Ministries. Currently, we continue to work with the Minneapolis Area Synod to identify Interim Associate Pastor candidates and

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Pastor Kari Bahe

Life in the Faith Lane & Generosity

…God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 What is the Faith Lane? That’s where our hearts align with God’s mission in the world and we become the hands and feet of God here on earth. What is Stewardship in the Faith Lane? Stewardship is how we make the concerted effort to apply the best use of our

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Teen Talk 2021.10

When we have toddlers we usually know why they’re upset. They want something they can’t have, they want to do something they can’t do. Maybe they fell and got an owie. Their reasons for being upset are usually pretty obvious. The reason behind a teen’s sour mood, however, is at times a little more elusive. Maybe they aren’t willing to talk about it yet. Maybe their “owie” is on the inside. When we push them for an explanation by saying

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