Worship

Summer Worship Schedule: 

9am Sanctuary (RSVP Required)

10am Online (Facebook & YouTube)

10:30am Outdoor/Drive-in

Worship Service Information

Our current worship schedule includes worship in the sanctuary at 9am, online worship at 10am, and outdoor/drive-in worship at 10:30am. If you’re not yet comfortable being indoors or with a large group, we understand. Please choose the worship experience that works best for you.

Weekly Announcements

Electronic Connect/Communion Card

How Do I Choose?

All worship services include the sermon, children’s message, prayers, etc. None of them are ‘better’ than another. The primary factor is your health, risk factors, and comfort level … indoors, outdoors, in your car, or in your home.

All services include music from Zion’s musicians as much as possible in the best way possible. This includes live solos & reflective music during the sanctuary worship, familiar music recorded by Zion’s worship teams and individual musicians in online worship, and a blend of recorded and live music at outdoor worship.

Sunday Guidelines

Last Week

YouTube Playlist

Facebook Playlist

Upcoming Worship Services

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Sunday, September 27, 9:00 am

Sanctuary WorshipSanctuary


Building
Sanctuary

Worship in the sanctuary will include scripture, sermon, prayer and music. Worship will be a ‘no-contact’ experience. Please read all the guidelines on the linked page before signing up.
RSVP Now
Because of limited capacity, you’ll need to sign up prior to Sunday to reserve a spot. When spots are filled, people will be encouraged to come to drive-in worship or worship online.

Check in on Sunday
You will be asked to complete a screening survey on Sunday morning that includes one last check for your current health (the same questions as asked when you RSVP), one last reminder of worship guidelines, and a choice of seating preference. Pre-screen online at home or in the parking lot, or with a volunteer at the check-in table.

Worship will be a ‘no-contact’ experience:
  • Doors will be propped or held open for you.
  • Bulletins have been placed in pews several days in advance.
  • The offering plates will be placed at the back of the sanctuary and not passed during worship.
In addition
  • All attendees are required to follow the directions of ushers/greeters/staff and to maintain at least 6 feet distance from those who do not live in the same household.
  • Please wear a face covering as required by Executive Order 20-81 to help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Those who are at higher risk for severe illness (age 65 and older, or with underlying medical conditions such as severe asthma, chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, immunocompromised) are strongly encouraged to stay home and not participate in any group gatherings involving people outside of their immediate household. We encourage you to participate in online worship during this time.

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Sunday, September 27, 10:00 am

Online Worship


Online worship will be available on Facebook and YouTube at 10am

  • Online worship on Facebook also includes live chat hosted live by a pastor or volunteer host. 
  • The service is also available to watch on-demand later in the day or week. 

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Sunday, September 27, 10:30 am

Outdoor/Drive-In WorshipNorth Parking Lot


Grounds
North Parking Lot

The Outdoor/Drive-in Worship service is held in the back / north parking lot, and begins at 10:30am.

The Minnesota Department of Health has provided guidelines for worship. Those with any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) should not attend. If you are at risk of severe illness, the safest option is to stay home and not participate in any group gatherings involving people outside of your immediate household.

Please indicate to parking attendants your choice of drive-in or lawn seating. Those who will be sitting on the lawn are asked to park on the east end of the lot (or in the front/south lot) so that those who are staying in their cars can see the platform.

For those who choose drive-in:
  • Please park as directed, and stay in your car or sit directly in front of your car
  • Tune your car radio to FM 87.9 (remember to turn your lights off)
  • Participate from within your car by reading and singing along with the bold print.
For those who choose outdoor:
  • Please park as directed, then proceed to the lawn (with your own chairs/blankets).
  • Please keep a safe 6-foot distance between households.
For everyone:
  • To keep everyone safe, the building is closed during this service. A portable toilet is available on the north side of the building.  
  • Worship bulletins will be available as you enter the parking lot, or can be accessed on a smart device or printed at home 
  • Google Doc (better for small screens)    PDF (better for printing)  
  • Please wait to be directed to leave the parking lot after the service.
  • Offerings can be placed in the collection barrel on your way out or in the box on the platform (or use online offering options available at ZionBuffalo.org/give). 
This worship service will continue outdoors as long as the weather is suitable. In the event of cold or wet weather, the service will move indoors (following the guidelines of the 9am worship service) and the change will be posted on the website and Facebook on Sunday morning. 

The service will continue to be available for drive-in attenders by FM in the parking lot, even when the live service is indoors. 

Audio Podcast (sermon and children’s message)

Online Giving Options

COVID-19 Specific Updates

Weekly Announcements

Music

Music is important at Zion. Zion offers a variety of musical groups for all ages of musicians including choirs, handbells, and instrumental groups.

More Information

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