Since we live in the land of 10,000+ lakes, it seems fitting to use the early church imagery of an anchor as we draw ourselves to the truth that we have a hope that is sure and certain. Jesus is our anchor in every storm and in the still waters as well. We are in the middle of a sermon series called: “Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow.” The last few years have challenged all of us in unsettling
Fall is one of the best times in Minnesota. The weather is great, school activities are happening, the hunting season starts for those of us so inclined, and we enter the “other” part of the church year when all kinds of activities begin. But, there’s a catch. For the congregation to be, we need to be here. We need to be here for Sunday school (which now includes an 8:30 option!) and confirmation. Fall activities such as Harvest of Hands
We had a great Zion golf outing on Monday, August 29. God again blessed our annual golf outing with a beautiful summer day. We had a total of 56 golfers enjoying the day while raising funds in support of our Mission Jamaica partner. The 1st place winners of the golf scramble were a foursome of Cliff & Andy Eng, Rod Erickson, and Andy Tscholl. An interesting note was shared by Cliff Eng of the winning team. Cliff is from Cokato
Getting To Know Your Zion Volunteers Gloria Siemers is one of our amazing volunteers at Zion. She serves every month as a greeter on a Sunday Welcome Crew. Gloria’s work on Sundays helps people to feel seen and welcomed as they enter Zion’s doors. She describes herself as a cheerleader and wants everyone to know that whatever it is, THEY CAN DO IT! A Few Things About Gloria: Q. What is your proudest accomplishment? A. Becoming a dairyman’s wife. Q.
The Call Committee met with the Transition Team to learn more about the results of the CAT (Congregational Assessment Tool). The conversation was lively and filled with excitement for the future at Zion. Thank you, again to over 400 of you who participated in the CAT assessment. There is much to glean from what you told us through this tool and the Call Committee will use the feedback to guide and direct the search for Zion’s next Senior Pastor. The
The Finance Committee would like to share the following information. For the month of August, total General Fund income was almost $50,500. Last year we received August income of a little over $66,500. [Edit to add: August 2021 had 5 Sundays and August 2022 had 4.] For the year to date, we have had income of about $477,500 which is about $21,000 less than what was received up to this point in 2021. Our expenses for August 2022 were almost $57,000
Oh, that picture of Jesus carrying the lost sheep back to the fold! It is an image that most anyone who attended Sunday school has in their memory bank. Jesus tells the story of a shepherd who leaves 99 of his sheep to find the one that is lost. That one lamb being carried on the shoulders of the Great Shepherd, Jesus. What a loving image of a God who never gives up on us, and never tires from bringing
The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the following positions, to be voted on at the December Annual Meeting: Congregational Council Member Nominating Committee Member Foundation Committtee Member Synod Assembly Voting Member Those interested in serving the congregation in one of these positions, please contact the church office or a member of the Nominating Committee (Susan Davis, Vicky Kath, Jenny Paripovich, Terry Peterson, or Kathy Swanson). Learn More About These Positions