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  • Kim Haggen
  • Found a Way Through Music
  • Sharing Extra Produce
  • Kevin Kuhns
  • Joan Halderson
  • Deb and Rick Johnson in the Holy Land

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  • Faithfulness During TransitionFaithfulness During Transition
    In 2020 COVID19 forced all of society into many changes – from the way companies hold meetings, to how our children go to school, to the way people buy groceries. At Zion, we changed the way we worshiped and how we gather in fellowship. So in 2021, a transition in pastors that lead our congregation is just another change to deal with. Just as we appreciated the return to in-person worship after a couple of months of online and drive-in worship ...
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  • Youth Group Update 2021.09Youth Group Update 2021.09
    Wednesday night Senior High gatherings began on September 22. Youth in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend the 6pm worship service and then gather after in the Youth room. Youth group will start about 6:45pm and will go until about 8-8:30pm. Wednesday nights will rotate between several different things including By The Well, our 2022 Mission Trip focused Bible study (NO, you do not need to go to the mission trip to enjoy this fun Bible study!). The schedule will also ...
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  • Teen TalkTeen Talk
    When we have toddlers we usually know why they’re upset. They want something they can’t have, they want to do something they can’t do. Maybe they fell and got an owie. Their reasons for being upset are usually pretty obvious. The reason behind a teen’s sour mood, however, is at times a little more elusive. Maybe they aren’t willing to talk about it yet. Maybe their “owie” is on the inside. When we push them for an explanation by saying ...
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  • Financial Report 2021.09Financial Report 2021.09
    The Finance Committee would like to share the following information concerning Zion’s financial condition as of the end of August.   Giving to the general fund for the month of August was just over $60,000 which was slightly above the amount given in August of 2020.  Giving to the Building Fund for the month was just short of $14,000 which also was just slightly above the amount given in August of last year.  This is very close to our monthly mortgage payment.  For ...
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  • Shared MinistryShared Ministry
    One year ago I started thinking about how Zion volunteers would re-enter all of Zion’s ministries after the COVID year. I realized that my job at Zion could be easily split between a shared ministry coordinator and a worship coordinator. The church council approved the plan in October 2020 and I’m thrilled that Kim Haggen is working with us as Zion’s shared ministry coordinator. She brings a wealth of gifts to this job and has experience working with volunteers and ...
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  • Senior High Update 2021.09Senior High Update 2021.09
    We are starting our Wednesday night Senior High gatherings on Wednesday, September 22! Youth in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend the 6pm worship service and then gather after in the Youth room Youth group will start about 6:45pm and will go until about 8-8:30pm. Wednesday nights will rotate between several different things including By The Well, our 2022 Mission Trip focused Bible study (NO, you do not need to go to the mission trip to enjoy this fun Bible study!). ...
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  • Golf Outing Fundraising ResultsGolf Outing Fundraising Results
    Thank–yous To Many With the great support of our many sponsors and the 53 golfers that participated in this year’s golf outing, we were able to send $5007 to the Redeemer Center for Life (RCFL) Attainable Housing Program. Specifically, our gift will be used to help purchase a large water heater for a 16-unit facility that provides affordable housing for about 22 residents while they transition to financial stability.  Background on RLC and RCFL Redeemer Lutheran Church (RLC) is in North Minneapolis and ...
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  • Intentional Interim MinistryIntentional Interim Ministry
    Intentional interim ministry is not a new thing in the Church. Since 1970, the Church has been addressing the needs of congregations by developing a specialized approach to interim ministry.  To that end, I have been trained by the Institute of National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors.   That training helps me pay attention and listen to the inner workings of a congregation.
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  • Bristol’s Next MinistryBristol's Next Ministry
    Well, now it is my turn to say thank you and farewell. I started at Zion in December 2020, in a transitional role intended to support the children, youth, and family ministry programs through the end of the spring. Then I ended up staying a few extra months to support worship leadership through this summer. It has been a busy season of change for Zion’s staff, but I have been fortunate to get to serve alongside you in ministry in ...
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  • The Green SeasonThe Green Season
    We are in the middle of the great, green, growing season in the church. That’s how Godly Play, a Sunday school curriculum I taught for some years, describes the season after Pentecost.  The church year begins at Advent, which usually begins right after Thanksgiving. Advent comes in with a rush, as we prepare for the Christ light to come into the world, and then moves into the magical celebration of Christmas. After Christmas, the church year offers a bit of a ...
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Upcoming Events

September 26, 2021
Bristol's Farewell
October 6, 2021
(Setup - Busy)
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Begins
October 9, 2021
Love INC Gala at BCC
October 10, 2021
6th Grade Confirmation Begins
October 12, 2021
Fare for All
October 16, 2021
Days for Girls at BCC
October 17, 2021
BSM Holiday Project at American Legion
October 30, 2021
Trunk or Treat
December 5, 2021
Annual Congregational Meeting
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Collections & Special Information

September 20, 2021
Coats for Kids
October 1, 2021
Trunk or Treat Candy Collection
November 1, 2021
Harvest Of Hands White Elephant Drop-Off
Online Women's Ministry Card Fundraiser

Wednesday Suppers

September 29, 2021
Wednesday Supper

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