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Wednesday, November 22, 7:30 pm

Community Festival of Praise & Thanksgiving - Sanctuary


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Thanksgiving

Invite your neighbors and friends to attend this 43rd annual service of thanks that brings our community together. This is truly a faith-filled experience for all families.

Pastors from the Buffalo area churches join to give leadership to this community-wide time of worship. Musicians from many churches are expected to participate. Choirs will combine to present anthems of thanks and praise with organ and brass, and handbell choirs are preparing pieces to be rung in a massed choir.

KRWC Radio (AM 1360) will once again broadcast the Festival of Praise and Thanksgiving live on November 22, and will re-broadcast the service on Thanksgiving Day at 11am.

Nursery is provided. Offerings are used to help those in need through the Buffalo Ministerial Association.

Singers interested in joining the large vocal choir made up of singers from area churches are invited to rehearsals on Wednesdays, November 1, 8, and 15 from 8-8:30pm, Sunday, November 19 from 79pm, and Wednesday, November 22 from 6-6:45pm.

Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 pm

Staying in Love - Library/Chapel


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staying in love

Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes a lifetime of work. This is the premise behind the upcoming marriage series that Pastor Luke will be facilitating called, “Staying in Love.” 

Beginning on October 25, from 6:30-7:45 pm, come with your significant other, spouse, fiancé/fiancée, main squeeze, etc. The series will run for five weeks on Wednesday nights taking the week of Thanksgiving off. 

Childcare and children’s activities will be available (include them on this registration). The only cost is $10 for a workbook (couples may choose to share).

December 3, 2017

Advent Photo Challenge


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Photo a day

This Advent Photo-a-day Challenge is a way to help us to think through this season every day and ponder how Christmas is changing the world to this day.  Take one picture inspired by the word of the day and post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.  Then spend some time in prayer asking to focus your heart and mind on the things, people and places that God want you to focus on. 

Share your photos on Instagram, Facebook or twitter with the hashtags #zionbuffalo and #adventphotoaday

Sunday, December 3, 11:45 am

Annual Congregational Meeting - Trinity Hall


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The church council requests that voting members attend the annual congregational meeting on Sunday, December 3, 2017 starting at 11:45am. 


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.

Tuesday, December 5, 4:00 pm

Fare for All - Narthex


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Fare for All

Fare for All is for anyone who would like to stretch their grocery dollar is welcome to buy “food packs” containing fresh fruit and vegetables or an assortment of meats.


Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm

Women, Wine & the Word - Evelyn's Wine Bar


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Pr Suzi
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Women's Ministry

Women are invited to join this new group for a time of conversation, Bible study and fellowship at our new group called Women, Wine and the Word. The group will gather at Evelyn’s Wine Bar in Downtown Buffalo on a biweekly basis, Thursday evenings, at 7:30pm.  This group will include times of Bible study, book studies, conversation on current events and happenings, and fellowship.  Come enjoy time with other women, a glass of wine or soda, and maybe a snack or two.  If you would like more info please ask Pastor Suzi.

Sunday, December 10, 8:30 am

Children's Christmas Program


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Kirsten Kelly
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All About That Baby

Join us on Sunday, December 10 at 8:30 and 10:30 am, for this year’s Christmas Program:

“People everywhere are making the journey to the place of their birth, in compliance with Caesar's decree that everyone should register for the census. This results in the little town of Bethlehem overflowing with people arriving from out of town. Nathaniel, a lovable but scatter-brained, late-for-work shepherd, bumps into two of those travelers, Joanna and Simone, as he rushes to take his shift at watching the flock. The other shepherds (his sisters Miriam and Abigail), along with Judah, are waiting for Nathaniel-late once again-to arrive. Thus begins a story that is All About That Baby, with some shepherds, angels, "out-of-towners and singing, talking sheep to guide us along the way!”

All Sunday School kids will sing a few songs in the program at their regular Sunday school hour. We hope you can join us for this fun and special day where we remember the true meaning of Christmas… it’s all about that baby!

Monday, December 11, 5:00 pm

St. Lucia Supper - Fellowship Hall


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Sherilyn Burgdorf
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You are invited to the Santa Lucia Supper on Monday, December 11, a night to celebrate the Scandinavian foods, stories, and traditions that are a part of Zion's roots. The Lucia meal will be served between 5-6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. A brief program follows the meal in Trinity Hall, finishing by 7pm. 

After the meal, move to Trinity Hall for holiday music provided by wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble. Music will begin at 6pm including Christmas favorites from the ringers and also Christmas carol sing-a-longs of favorite carols.

At 6:30, a procession of violinists led by Erin Walsh will lead the St. Lucia court into Trinity Hall. The Santa Lucia legend will be featured, including a visit from Santa Lucia herself bringing delicious rolls especially for the day! Storytelling by Marsha Watkins with some great artwork on screen will bring out the child in all of us! 


Cost is $5/person or $20/family for the meal of soups, breads, cheeses, and many Scandinavian specialties and desserts. Come anytime between 5-6:30 to enjoy the meal. Child care will be provided if requested, but supper is not available in the nursery. 

Share Your Crèche

Since the St. Lucia supper is a family event, we'd like to see what the advent season looks like "at home." If you have a crèche/manger scene that's a favorite in your house, we'd love to borrow it for display during the St. Lucia supper. It could be a hand-made set, one that's from another country or culture, any size, a child-friendly one, or anything that brings a visual Christmas story to your house during the advent season. We'll display them with info about what makes each set special. 

If you are willing to bring a crèche to Zion for display during the St. Lucia Supper, contact Sherilyn (Sherilyn@ZionBuffalo.org or 763.682.1245 ext. 108). Let us know by December 5 if you're willing to share. Crèches will be displayed in an area away from dining tables, and will be supervised. 

December 24, 2017

No morning worship services


Sunday, December 24, 2:00 pm

Christmas Eve Worship Service - Sanctuary


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Worship Services at 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, & 11pm

The 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm services include a special time for the children to come forward to see Jesus’ birthday cake up close and hear a special message. Nursery care provided at each service.

The 11pm Candlelight service includes the Zion Christmas Choir.

Saturday, January 20, 9:00 am

Women's Retreat - Fellowship Hall


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Sherilyn Burgdorf
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take time for a God pause

Take Time for a God Pause 

  • A time to put the "to do" list on hold 
  • A time to re-connect with God 
  • A time to talk with friends about the love & rest that God gives us all
Women, you're invited to the January retreat on Saturday, January 20, 9am-1pm! 

With our guest leader, Amanda Berger, we can take a short pause after the busy-ness of the holidays to think about where God leads us. Amanda will take time away from her duties in Plymouth as the coordinator of the Soul Sisterhood program to join us at Zion for some time for moms, grandmas, friends, neighbors, and family. After watching some of Zion's young girls participate in the summer Soul Sisterhood weeks, this Saturday retreat will give the grown-ups at Zion a chance to experience first-hand the creativity and faith-filled energy that comes from Amanda's leadership. 

This event will be held in Zion’s fellowship hall on January 20, 2018, from 9am-1pm. Bring sisters, friends, moms or daughters. Cost is $20, which includes lunch. Childcare is available if requested.


If weather affects January 20, the retreat will be rescheduled to January 27.

Collections & Special Information

November 19, 2017
Adopt a Family Selection
Pajama & Blanket Drive
November 22, 2017
Blessing Clothing Closet Collection
November 26, 2017
Redeemer Christmas Store Collection
December 3, 2017
Adopt a Family Collection
December 10, 2017
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
Women's Ministry Bake Sale
Sharing is Outreach
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