April 5, 2020
At Home Holy Communion available all day
- Holy Week
During online worship you will be invited, if you so choose, to participate in communion at home. You can also call 763-682-1245 and press 103 to hear the Words of Institution and the Lord’s Prayer for communion with elements you have at home.
We know you won’t have the exact same elements that we use when we are in worship in the sanctuary, and this is okay. When Jesus was having the last supper with this friends he did not have any special items, rather he reached for the bread and wine what was on the table for their Passover feast. So when you are gathering your elements for communion reach for what you have. It could be any variety or wine or fruit juice, and any kind of bread product (rolls, pita bread, sandwich bread, a cinnamon roll, crackers, etc). We will partake in this meal to remind ourselves we are a part of the communion of saints and will commune with all those who have gone before us, all who are here with us now and those yet to come. Remember Jesus invited us to remember him every time we eat or drink and do it in remembrance of him.
Friday, April 10, 5:00 pm
Good Friday Prayer Stations Walk
- Holy Week
Prayer stations will be set up around the sidewalk outside the building from noon to 3pm for those who would like to commemorate Good Friday.
Please note the building will not be open and restrooms will not be available. Families are asked to stay 6 feet from other walkers before and after them.
April 24, 2020
- Sherilyn Burgdorf
- SERVE Weekend
This year, with the uncertainty of COVID-19, SERVE weekend will continue to change throughout the next weeks. Watch for details and SERVE options to be changing. If you'd like to help the community during these "social distance" weeks in late March/early April, check out the "Yes! I can help!" tab.
SERVE weekend is an annual tradition of serving at Zion and this year it will be held April 24-26. Volunteers will have a chance to sign up for projects that lend a helping hand to people in local congregations, to the community, and to global concerns.
There are many chances for short term serving within and around the Zion building. Dig in to clean, fix, organize, cook, sort, and distribute food and clothing here at Zion or expand to the local communities and other projects within Wright County with things like animal shelter help, care center visits, sewing projects, and many more.
What’s the plan? You will be invited to choose one project from a long list of short-term service options, usually 1-3 hours in length. There will be some especially suited for families with children. You’ll sign up in advance so that each serving option has the appropriate number of volunteers for the task at hand. Sign up for one or more tasks during SERVE week.
When signing up to SERVE, you also have opportunity to get a free "Live Generously" t shirt, donated by Thrivent. Child and adult sizes available.
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am
Blessing Closet Distribution - CANCELLED - Trinity Hall
- Roger Brenny
- Trinity Hall
- Blessing Closet
The Blessing Closet provides free children’s clothing to families with children ages infant to 18 years through quarterly distribution events. There are no income or residency requirements to qualify for free clothing. Children should ideally be present to do their own shopping, but adults who wish to pick up clothing for their absent children just need to register each child and age.
The Blessing Closet will partner with other organizations which will provide additional items at 2020 quarterly distributions. Rules to qualify for these giveaways will be available in advance of each of these distributions.
- February 13: Zion Lutheran Church & Read to Feed the Mind
- April 25: TBA
- August 20: Love INC-Big Woods & School Supplies
- November 12: Buffalo Food Shelf & Coats for Kids
Saturday, May 2, 9:00 am
Women's Brunch - Trinity Hall
- Trinity Hall
- Women's Event
Enjoy a fun, nautical morning with friends and family. Our guest speaker with be Pati' Katchel, and her personal stories are sure to enrich and encourage you to cruise through life with Christ as the captain of your relationSHIPS and friendSHIPS.
Guest musician for the morning will be Carol Moore. Brunch will be catered by Russell's on the Lake, and served by "Lois' men," the wonderful group of Zion volunteers.
This event will start at 9:30am in Trinity Hall and cost is $14/adults and $4/12 years and younger. Please note if you have a group of 6 or more so that we can reserve a table for you.
Sunday, May 3, 11:45 am
Zambia Mission Reflections POSTPONED - Fellowship Hall
- Pastor Suzi
- Fellowship Hall
This event has been POSTPONED (date TBA) due to Minnesota Department of Health recommendations to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus in Minnesota communities.
Just a short time ago 19 travelers left from Zion, with 38 suitcases in tow, heading on a journey to the Village of Hope in Zambia. Our suitcases were filled with school supplies, clothing, shoes, games, medical supplies, and playground equipment. We still wonder what the security people at the airport thought of a suitcase full of swings, climbing rope and rings. We took those 38 suitcases with us and returned with minds full of memories, hearts full of hope, and spirits renewed by the laughter of children playing.
Monday, June 8, 9:00 am
Rocky Railway VBS
- VBS Event Date
VBS Event List
At Rocky Railway VBS, kids discover Jesus’ power can pull them through life’s ups and downs. Rocky Railway is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings®.
VBS participants must be 3 years old by June 1 and potty trained (or have a parent/guardian in the building during VBS) through current 4th grade. Grades 5 and up are encouraged to volunteer and volunteer jobs will be assigned on a first-come, first serve basis, so sign up early!
- Register March or April: $25 per child
- Register in May: $35 per child
- VBS registration (including Before and After Care) will close on Sunday, May 31. This year there are 120 preschool spots and 240 elementary spots.
If you have questions regarding VBS, or are unable to afford registration fees, please contact a member of our Children, Youth & Family Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org