Women of Zion

A Community of Women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

The Women of Zion organization is striving to be relevant to the lives of a wide spectrum of Zion Women within the framework of the Purpose Statement of the Women of the ELCA. We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.


Sunday, December 13, 3:00 pm

Homemade St Lucia (Online)

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St Lucia

In the traditions of Santa Lucia in Sweden and in homes of Swedish immigrants to the US, the Lucia tradition is a "home-made" celebration. Families share a special breakfast of Lussekatter (saffron Lucia rolls). If there's a Lucia lighted crown, someone gets the honor of wearing it as the breakfast is served to the family and maybe also to extended family or neighbors. If you come to Zion for worship on the morning of December 13, expect to see Lucia who will be ready to send a few Swedish treats with you as you head back home! 

This year, Zion women's ministry is offering a "homemade" celebration that you can bring into your own home, wherever that home may be. On Lucia Day, Sunday, December 13, a video will premiere at 3pm on Zion's website and Facebook page. Featured on the video will be music, stories, and, of course, a Lucia procession pre-recorded at Zion. Light some candles at home, find a cozy spot, and enjoy a special Lucia celebration at home. 

Music from the wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble will include "home" favorites such as Home for the Holidays, My Favorite Things, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Silver Bells, Swedish Christmas Medley, and Jerusalem, My Happy Home which features Sue Davies Polzine, Andrew Burgdorf, and Kyle Corrigan as instrumentalists. 

If you would prefer a DVD, contact Sherilyn at 763-682-1245, ext. 108. 

Women of the ELCA

WELCAThe cross, water and white lily identifies the Women of The Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA) as children of God; baptized, forgiven and adopted into God’s family, full of grace and hope in eternal life.It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water.It is also a reminder of the mission of the church.

Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 29:19


December 13, 2020
Homemade St Lucia (Online)

Portals of Prayer

The Women of Zion provides Portals of Prayer daily devotion booklets to the congregation. Each devotion features a Bible reading, meditation, and prayer in an easy-to-read format (both regular and large print). Portals of Prayer is great for personal devotions, and these timeless devotions can be used to open meetings or launch Bible studies. Ask for your copy in the office or at the information desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Women of Zion, would like to join a circle, or be part of the Women of Zion planning team, please contact Phyllis Bengtson or Sherilyn Burgdorf.