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Pastor Kari Bahe


In last month’s newsletter article, I shared a quote from Andy Mcilvain, who is the author of the blog Enacted Word. Now that we are further into the season of Lent, it bears repeating: God deserves more than our attention; He deserves our affections and focus. He doesn’t just want us to listen to Him. He desires us to know Him. He wants us to pursue Him. We are pursuing the theme “reLENTless” this Lenten season. It is a juxtaposition

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Listen Everywhere

WiFi Assistive Listening

A WiFi option has been added to the sound system at Zion, allowing those with hearing difficulties in the Sanctuary to listen to worship audio through their own mobile device and headphones, earbuds, or compatible hearing aids via the Listen Everywhere app. To use this service: Download the free app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store Connect to the dedicated ‘ZionHA’ WiFi network once you arrive on Sunday Contact an audio technician at the sound booth for

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Supporting Mission Partners

There has been a lot of excitement and activity around Zion related to the support being provided to the Ukrainian refugees in our community. A valid question: What effect do these efforts have on the long-standing commitments of Zion’s Global Missions Committee to support All Kids Can Learn, International in Zambia; Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis; and Mission Jamaica? The answer is: Hopefully, none. The Global Missions Committee is fully supportive of the Ukrainian project and prays that members

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Pastor Bahe pointed out seven forms of generosity in her January 29 message from the “5 daily habits from the Bible to truly bring joy” sermon series: Generosity of thoughts Generosity of words Generosity of money Generosity of time Generosity of things Generosity of influence Generosity of attention She went on to say: When we are faithful, even in little ways, following these seven forms of generosity; we will also be faithful in much. If we are generous in these

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Financial Update 2023.01

The January financial reports are another reminder that Zion is moving forward with confidence.  Our January offerings to the General Fund were a little over $75,000 which is about 10.5% above those given in January 2022.  Our General Fund expenses were about $5,500 greater than last January, most of which is attributable to an increase in personnel – another sign of our moving forward.  Still, our income exceeded our expenses for the month.  Our next financial challenge will come when

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