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Sunday, October 21, 11:45 am

AKCLI Meet the Directors Lunch - Fellowship Hall

Minda Squadroni
Fellowship Hall

Benedict and KathleenJoin the Zion to Zambia team for fellowship and conversation with Kathleen and Benedict Schwatz from the Villages of Hope in Zambia who will join us for lunch following the 10:30 worship service. Come hear what is going on with the School of Hope and the Village of Hope, hear an update on the library and how it has blessed that community. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to help the committee plan the meal.


Friday, October 26, 4:30 pm

Lutefisk Dinner - Fellowship Hall

Rick Johnson
Fellowship Hall
Lutefisk Event


Mark your calendars for the annual Lutefisk and Meatball dinner on Friday, October 26, from 4:30-7pm. 

The lutefisk is served with Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, mashed rutabagas, peas, lefse, and cranberries. 

Tickets are $13 in advance in the church office, and $14 at the door. 

Proceeds from the dinner go to support Zion ministries and local community ministries. Many people come back year after year to enjoy the Scandinavian delicacy.


Saturday, October 27, 2:00 pm

Trunk or Treat

Rachel Smith
Newsletter event list
Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

All are welcome to this fun, family event! Come anytime between 2-4pm to go trick or treating from trunk to trunk in the parking lot. There will also be indoor activities, so you’ll get to take a break from the cold and participate in some fun games and crafts!

Get involved by hosting a trunk (decorating your vehicle with a theme and hand out treats), donating treats (we need close to 20,000 handouts of candy/items for kids... maybe you know a place to get donations?), leading a carnival activity or volunteering for set up or clean up. Many volunteers will help make this event a success and you can be part of it! 

Volunteer    Invite Friends

A tremendous thanks to these community sponsors:
If you are interesting in supporting Trunk or Treat at Zion Lutheran Church, please contact Rachel Smith, Family Events Coordinator.


Saturday, November 3, 9:00 am

Harvest of Hands 2018 Event - Trinity Hall

Joy Arens
Trinity Hall
Harvest of Hands Event

Harvest of Hands

Please help make this the best annual festival yet!

Harvest of Hands is an annual event to feed the hungry in our own community and around the world. 

Craft Items * Dried Flowers * Plants
Embroidered Dishtowels * Sweater Sale
Pickles * Salsa * Jellies * Jams * Maple Syrup 
Christmas Ornaments * White Elephants 
Baked Goods * Candy * Korean Egg Rolls 
Brunch, including create-your-own omelets and crepes
Silent Auction 

New This Year
  • The sweater sale will be moved to a separate space to allow room for more crafts!
  • The check out will accept credit card payments!

Confirmation students are encouraged to volunteer and can earn ‘church service hours.’
  • If you have sweaters that you no longer wear, consider donating them to the Harvest of Hands Sweater Sale during collection times in the spring and fall. 
  • Are you a gardener? If so, please remember the Harvest of Hands annual sale when you are making your preserves, jellies, salsa, pickles, and any other canned goods. These items are big sellers. Other items needed for the sale are baked goods, candies, and dried flowers. Items can be brought to the Wilderness Room the week of the event.
  • If you have preserves, jellies, salsa, pickles and other items you make from your garden, please consider donating a jar or two to the sale. 
  • If you like to bake, please consider baking for the sale. Good sellers include pies, breads, specialty cookies, and candy. 
  • As you do your fall cleaning, remember to set aside items for the White Elephant rooms. Drop off your white elephant items in the Egypt room (near the youth room) beginning Monday, October 29. Most typical garage sale items are accepted, including homewares, décor, collectibles, books, games & toys (please do NOT bring computers, TVs, exercise equipment, bicycles, upholstered furniture, or clothing). 
If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can contribute by donating brunch supplies also listed on the sign up forms (or cash to purchase supplies). 

You can help make this event a success!


Sunday, November 4, 11:45 am

Service of Remembrance - Sanctuary


Service of RemembranceThose who have lost someone close to them are invited to a special service for reflection and remembrance on All Saints Sunday. The Service of Remembrance will include scripture, a short reflection, a couple of hymns, prayer, and an opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved one. This service will be about 30 minutes.


Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 pm

Family Matters: Joe Davis - Sanctuary

Pastor Suzi
Nursery - Toddler
Youth Group (Senior High)

Joe Davis

We will be welcoming Joe Davis to be our speaker at the annual Fall Family Matters. Joe will be bring to us his gifts of music, the spoken word and humor to topics that are currently in the forefront of our teens' lives. 

Joe Davis is a nationally touring writer, speaker, and performer based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the frontman of emerging soul, funk, and spoken word ensemble, The Poetic Diaspora, and the co-founder and Artistic Director of H-Cubed: Harrison, Healing, and Harmony, a monthly event series centered on healing through the arts. As a student and educator, he has served as teaching artist at dozens of high schools and universities and most recently as the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary, receiving a masters in Theology of the Arts. 

This event is open to all (confirmation parents, students and guides are expected to attend as part of their curriculum). Childcare will be available.


November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving Visits

Sherilyn Burgdorf
Women's Ministry

Make a Thanksgiving Visit: Bring Some Sunshine

If you’re ready to bring gift bags to a few Zion members and share a short visit with them, check your calendar for availability between November 13-21.  Visitors arrange a time of their choice to visit Zion members at their home, apartment, or care center. 

The non-perishable gifts will be packaged by Zion’s Women’s Ministry and will be available to pick up in the office by Tuesday, November 13. Members of the Rebecca and Naomi Circles deliver many of the bags, but there are plenty of opportunities for other visitors.  

Contact Sherilyn ( or 763.682.1245 ext. 108) if you’re interested in visiting.


Thursday, November 15, 10:00 am

Blessing Clothing Closet Distribution - Trinity Hall

Roger Brenny
Trinity Hall
Blessing Closet

Children's Clothing
The Blessing Closet will provide free clothing to all children and their families on Thursday, November 15, 10am to 6:00 pm.  There are no income or residency requirements to qualify for free clothing. Children should ideally be present to do their own shopping, but adults can pick up clothing for their absent children and themselves. 

Thanksgiving Food Baskets
The Buffalo Food Shelf will distribute the Food Shelf Holiday Thanksgiving food baskets at Zion on Thursday, November 15, 3:30-6pm. Recipients must be existing clients of the Buffalo Food Shelf, sign up through the Food Shelf, and bring provided ticket.   
Sign up for Christmas Programs
Forms will be available at Zion on Thursday, November 15 for families to sign up for Toys for Tots and Adopt a Family. 


Sunday, December 2, 11:45 am

Annual Congregational Meeting - Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall
Newsletter event list

The church council requests that voting members attend the annual congregational meeting on Sunday, December 2, starting at 11:45am. 

Meeting Information will be available here approximately November 21.

According to Zion’s constitution, voting members are confirmed members who have both communed at Zion and made a financial contribution of record at Zion in the current or preceding calendar year. If you are unsure of your voting member status, please contact Angela in the church office.

Collections & Special Information

October 7, 2018
Lutefisk Tickets Available
Trunk or Treat Candy Collection
October 21, 2018
Chimwemwe Ladies' Sale
October 24, 2018
Blessing Clothing Closet Collection
October 28, 2018
Military Care Packages
November 3, 2018
HOH Silent Auction
Harvest of Hands After Sale
November 11, 2018
Stewardship Packet Pick Up
November 16, 2018
Redeemer Christmas Store Collection
November 18, 2018
Adopt A Family Collection
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
December 9, 2018
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
Women's Ministry Cookie Sale