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November 2020
November 2020
December 2020
December 2020

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  • Joan Halderson
  • God Will Handle It
  • New to Zion
  • Be Courageous
  • Pray for Compassion, Grace, and Wisdom
  • Solveig Nelson

Featured News

  • What The World Needs Now…What The World Needs Now…
    I remember a song from my youth with the same title as this article. Today, I think that “what the world needs now” is compassionate listening.  Every four years, I sense the tension rise, as I am sure you do, when we elect a president. After the events at our nation’s capital on January 6th, the tension is higher than I can ever remember. Family connections, good friendships, church relationships, neighbors, all of those connections seem to be threatened. But, ...
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  • Annual Meeting 2020
    At the 2020 annual meeting the following were elected Church Council: Jim Bischoff, Deb Rude, Kevin Kuhns, Joan Halderson Nominating Committee: Jen Paripovich, Dale Schmidt, Mary Mattson, Susan Davis, Kathy Swanson Zion Foundation: Dale Olson, Taryn Bullert Minneapolis Area Synod Voting Members: Russ Peterson, Terry Peterson, Cheryl Bohnen, Tim Bohnen (adults), Emily Lewis (youth) The 2021 budget and all other motions that were included in the agenda passed. The proposal for the sanctuary re-design can be seen here, or in the narthex whenever the building is ...
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  • Zambia ScholarshipsZambia Scholarships
    It’s hard to believe it was just a year ago in January that the Zion mission team served in Zambia. The Zambia team had planned on sharing personal experiences and a video of the mission trip with the congregation in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, the ongoing virus has prevented this in-person experience. The Global Mission Committee decided to share a video of the Village of Hope that was created by team member Annie Moore for that event. Here you ...
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  • All Earth is HopefulAll Earth is Hopeful
    Hope is a word that Christians use often. It can be used as a noun or a verb and gives the image of desire and anticipation. One synonym often used for hope is expectation, but to expect has a sense of some amount of certainty and imminence that hope doesn’t always convey. We hope when we don’t know if or when something will happen. Sometimes we hope against hope for things to occur; we rarely expect against expectation. Our theme for ...
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  • A Time for EverythingA Time for Everything
    Dear Zion Family, As I write this, I am remembering these words from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (from the Message)— There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:A right time for birth and another for death,A right time to plant and another to reap,A right time to kill and another to heal,A right time to destroy and another to construct,A right time to cry and another to laugh,A right time to lament and another to cheer,A right ...
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  • Council Update 2020.11Council Update 2020.11
    Council continues to analyze and refine the various options for the 2021 budget. At its September meeting, the council considered four different options and is currently reviewing five options for the 2021 budget. The options are: Two full-time pastors, Pastor Dave continuing until a youth director is hired, and reduced targeted raises, Two full-time pastors, Pastor Dave continuing until a youth director is hired, and full targeted raises, Three full-time pastors, no youth director and no targeted raises, Three full-time pastors, no youth director, ...
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  • Financial Report 2020.11
    The Church Council and the Finance Committee continues to monitor Zion’s financial information. Total income year-to-date for 2020 is down about 10% compared to 2019. General Fund year-to-date expenses for 2020 are about 11% lower than 2019 mainly due to reduced payroll, ministry, operations, and property related expenses. October 2020 General Fund expenses exceeded October 2020 General Fund total income by about $5,000. However, this was due to a timing issue. There were three payrolls in October 2020. Payrolls for ...
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  • As We Move ForwardAs We Move Forward
    Please join me in congratulating Pastor Suzi on her new position as Director of Camp Wapogasset and Ox Lake. Join us in saying good-bye to her on Sunday, November 22, with a farewell reception. Pastor Suzi will be outside under the canopy starting about 11:15am to say goodbye to anyone who wishes to drive up. Just roll down your window and talk from a distance. Then, from noon to about 1pm that day there will be fires and fixings for ...
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  • Safe Arrival in ZambiaSafe Arrival in Zambia
    We left Minnesota three weeks ago amid the beautiful colors of Minnesota in the fall. Driving across the US to MD we were in awe of the beauty that God has created. After a short time with children and grandchildren on the east coast, we were able to safely return to Zambia. As we drove up our country road (1/2 mile), the children and staff from the Village and staff from all departments were holding up welcome signs, waving and ...
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  • Still Thankful in 2020Still Thankful in 2020
    As fall has rolled around this year I have been trying harder to stay in the season, to stay in the moment.  This year has felt like one big blur (I’m guessing everyone can relate).  So now that fall is here and soon Winter will follow, I am attempting to stay in the here and now.  One thing this season always brings to the forefront of my mind is thankfulness.  Maybe it is the sights, sounds and smells of the ...
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