The truth revealed in these words provides a daily guide. God is the author and sustainer of all things and is the strength we need for today and the hope we have for tomorrow. When the way forward seems unclear, God’s people have learned to rely on the truth that God is always at work. It is true for us individually and collectively. “God will make a way. He works in ways we cannot see.” It is a line
Plan for the Fall! One year ago we were doing re-entry into rehearsals and music ministry. This year, there will be a few schedule changes but all of Zion’s music directors are preparing for a great year of music, shared in worship and in the community. We’re ready to be singing and ringing! New Start Times Note that the elementary and youth choirs have new start times. Since the Elevate singers begin at 5:15, Zion planners are guessing that parents
It’s hard to believe but fall is just over the horizon. With fall comes all kinds of new opportunities for Zion’s members. Families, ministries and youth all have new adventures and missions to engage in as we move into September: Sermon series on Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow, beginning September 11 ZFest on September 18 with a brand new nautical theme! Special emphasis on Sabbath for children & youth every Sunday in September Sunday school will expand to
The CAT is the Congregational Assessment Tool. It is designed to help congregations make better decisions about the future, with more confidence, because it provides an opportunity for everyone to let their voice be heard. Over 400 of you took part in the survey—thank you! The Transition Team, Council, and Staff have heard from the CAT Survey consultant and are eager to share the results with you. The results will help you: Learn about the level of satisfaction and energy in the congregation.
The members of the Call Committee have the responsibility of prayerfully considering who will be Zion’s next Sr. Pastor. They were prayed for and blessed during worship services on July 17th. We are grateful for the commitment and on-going work. Please keep them in your prayers: Josie LaFave, Andy Kohls, Dominic DesMarais, Taryn Bullert, Phyllis Bengtson, Eric Mattson, Jennifer Gustafson , Joan Halderson (alternate), Paula Herda (alternate), Hannah & Tyler Peterson (alternate). A few things to remember about a Pastoral Search … The
Twelve years ago at our Global Mission partner, the Village of Hope, Zambia, Benedict Schwartz bought 1,000 fingerling tilapia for the 7 acres of wetlands on their site. This year, Benedict designed a cage for catching tilapia, and two months ago they used it for their first catch. They emptied the cage and there were enough fish to feed all 70 people in the Village of Hope for one month. The cage went out again the next month and again
Hello Zion Friends and Families. As I’m sitting down to write this, I realize in my almost three years here at Zion, this my first newsletter article. As the Facility Coordinator, I have somewhat of a behind-the-scenes job focused on scheduling, building security and IT duties. I’ve had the privilege to see many programming events and celebrations, as well as just the day to day bustling of the church. I’m very excited for the first time to be taking on
Zion’s offerings in July 2022 were $59,900, about $9,500 more than July 2021. July 2022 was a five Sunday month as compared to July 2021 which was a four Sunday month. August 2021 was a five-Sunday month so the offering year-to-date comparison will even out in next month’s report. For July 2022 year to date, Zion’s total income is about $427,000 which is about $5,000 less than July 2021 year-to-date total income. As Zion is reestablishing programs and staff, and
Summer is quickly passing by and we now find ourselves at back-to-school time and preparing for the fall harvest. Many are excitedly looking forward to fall sports and concerts, college football and the change in seasonal colors. Exciting times are coming to Zion too! Sunday school (offered at both services this fall!), confirmation, and new youth programming are all gearing up for the 2022/2023 year. The Call Committee is working hard in the search for our next Senior Pastor. Once
Zion uses Fellowship One membership database to take care of and connect people. InFellowship is the portal that congregation members use to connect with groups and other members. One feature of InFellowship is a digital member directory. The InFellowship online directory is the place to find real-time updated contact information. All members and attenders are requested to opt into the InFellowship Online Directory, which can be viewed by other Zion attenders and members who have also opted into the directory.