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  • Katie Deneen
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Featured News

  • Connecting With Middle SchoolersConnecting With Middle Schoolers
    In just a few months the incoming 6th graders will be starting their confirmation journey. We are looking for adults who would like to journey with a small group through their confirmation journey. These adults can be anyone who would like to help kids grow in their faith, enjoy fun and laughs, grow in their own faith and help fulfill the baptismal promises we made to these young people. We have seen the trend for small group leaders to be ...
  • Weekly Announcements are Online
    Zion’s weekly announcements are now posted online each week at Click ‘join our mailing list’ on that page to receive them as an email each Thursday. Go to the Announcements Archive This change is intended to make the announcements more accessible to both those who are worshiping online and those who would prefer to reduce surface contacts.  The announcements include baptisms, sympathies, upcoming events, and ministry announcements. A limited number of printed copies are available upon request for those attending any in-person worship ...
  • Social Ministry UpdatesSocial Ministry Updates
    The Blessing Closet The Blessing Closet is in a holding pattern while looking for solutions for a safe distribution!  Donations are being accepted by appointment. If you have a donation, leave a message at 763.317.6052 and a volunteer will call you back with an appointment day and time for a no-contact drop off. Blessing Closet inventory is growing and we need to find a solution to serve people who are in need of clothes now and especially for the upcoming school year. We ...
  • Council Update 2020.07Council Update 2020.07
    During its June meeting, the council reviewed a possible staffing organization for the future with two full time pastors and a full time youth director. This new organizational chart reflects the slow down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a long-term, slow economic recovery. The possible new model is pictured below. The reorganization would also include two 30 hours per week children and family ministry (CFM) coordinators who would share responsibilities for organizing and running Sunday school, VBS and other ...
  • Communion CelebrationCommunion Celebration
    Just prior to shifting worship to solely online in March, numerous young people completed the communion celebration class and were anticipating coming to the table on March 15. So now, after about a five-month delay, we are excited to invite all to the table, including those young ones who will be coming for the first time, many on August 2. Communion will be a part of all of our worship services on the first Sunday of the month beginning in August. ...
  • Ask, Thank, TellAsk, Thank, Tell
    Greetings from the Zion Stewardship Committee! How great it is to be back worshiping in person again. For those who remain financially able in these trying times, we ask that you please remember Zion. Donations can be made by mail and/or electronically. More Giving Information For this month’s topic we have selected to write, “About the Stewardship Committee.” The purpose is twofold: First, it’s beneficial for any who might not be familiar with what we do; and Second, we are always ...
  • Hindsight is 2020Hindsight is 2020
    This phrase has been on my mind for a few weeks now. The irony in this phrase is deep. I understand the phrase originated in knowing that when we look back we can see clearly, we can see with 20/20 vision. But this phrase has also been on my mind this season because I keep thinking, what are we learning, experiencing, or what habits are we forming or do we need to hang on to as we enter into the ...
  • Outdoor Projects ContinueOutdoor Projects Continue
    The Wednesday morning workers continue to meet during the COVID-19 slowdown. We are only doing outdoor projects and maintaining our distance from each other to minimize the chance of spreading the virus. We are always looking for more volunteers to help. We send out an email on Monday to let everyone know what kind of project will be done and where to meet so that members can wear appropriate clothing and bring a tool if needed. The group than meets ...
  • Quarantine in Zambia and MNQuarantine in Zambia and MN
    The Village of Hope, our Global Mission partner in Zambia, Africa, is quarantined because of the coronavirus, just like we are in Minnesota. Their quarantine is similar in some ways and different in other ways to what we experience. Both in Minnesota and Zambia there is: Sheltering at home Physical distancing Schools are closed Churches are closed Organized sports have been suspended Only essential businesses are open The Village of Hope in Zambia has a unique set-up which allows differences in their ...

Upcoming Events

August 18, 2020
Just Love Bible Study Online
Just Love Bible Study at Zion
August 27, 2020
Blessing Closet Distribution
August 30, 2020
Mission Jamaica Information Meeting
August 31, 2020
Golf Outing
September 13, 2020
Mission Jamaica Information Meeting
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