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Thursday, December 20, 12:00 pm

Advent Appreciation Dinner - Fellowship Hall

Fellowship Hall
Christmas and Advent

Zion staff will host an Advent Appreciation Dinner for Zionaires, volunteers, and homebound members on Thursday, December 20. There will be a worship service with communion at 11am, followed by dinner and entertainment provided by the church staff. Look forward to a tasty main course and all of the "extras" for a fine meal.

There’s no cost for the meal. The staff appreciates the many hours of work so many of you give to Zion once your "day job" has finished and retirement or flex-time has come. 

Please make your reservation by Sunday, December 16, by calling the church office at 763.682.1245 or stopping at the Information Desk. Rides are available if requested.


Monday, December 24, 2:00 pm

Christmas Eve Worship - Sanctuary

Christmas and Advent

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve worship services are at 2pm, 3:30pm 5pm & 11pm
  • The afternoon services will include a special time for the children to come forward to see Jesus’ birthday cake up close and hear a special message. 
  • The 11pm Candlelight service will include the Zion Christmas Choir. 


December 30, 2018

Prayers and Healing at all Services

Christmas and Advent

blue christmas

During all services on December 30 (8:30am, 9:45am, 10:30am), there will be an intentional time for individuals to receive prayers of healing. We are the body of Christ and all of us are vulnerable to brokenness, those feeling the weight of physical or mental illness, grief or loss, addiction etc., are invited to come forward for prayers. Feel the love of your brothers and sisters in Christ surround you during this sacred time. 

This service will replace the Service of Prayer and Healing that had been a separate service inthe past.


Thursday, January 3, 12:30 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Trinity Hall

Jeanne Doane/ 651-280-5657
Trinity Hall

red cross

Roll up your sleeves and help save lives! Zion will proudly partner with the American Red Cross to hold the annual Zion blood drive. The Red Cross has over 130 years of experience providing humanitarian aid – including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need. 

Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. It’s not every day that we do something that has such a lifesaving impact. 

There are many ways you can help, but most importantly please come out to donate. Make your appointment online at or call 1.800.REDCROSS (1.800.7332767). Zion’s sponsor code is Zion Lutheran Buffalo. Appointments are from 12:45-5:30pm.

Not everyone can give blood, but everyone is eligible to volunteer. Contact Roger or Sandy Brenny to help with phone calling before the drive or hospitality during the event.


Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 pm

Foster Family Orientation

Marisa Ferguson

Wright County has a pressing and continuous need for foster parents. All children need a safe home where people will nurture and respect them.  Children enter foster care due to significant life factors, often including abuse or neglect.  This is an extremely difficult time for children.  The overall goal of foster care is to provide children with a temporary, stable, and caring family setting until they are reunited with their family or until a permanency plan is established for them.

Wright County is seeking compassionate people who live in Wright County and are willing to welcome children into their home.  For more information about becoming a foster parent, please contact Marisa Ferguson at 763.682.7484 or, or attend an orientation on January 8, February 12, April 9 or May 14 from 6:30-9pm at the Wright County Law Enforcement Center (3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo) in room S2021A.


January 25, 2019

Breathe Deep Women's Retreat

Sherilyn Burgdorf
Women's Event

A Moment To Breathe Deep Women's Retreat

Join Pastor Suzi and Sherilyn for a mid-winter retreat at Luther Crest Bible Camp near Alexandria, an easy 2-hour drive north on I-94.

The retreat will be a time to relax with friends, enjoy the comfort of the camp, and reflect on God's word in a quiet winter setting. Guest presenter/musician is Rachel Kurtz, Minneapolis singer/songwriter who has appeared at many ELCA Youth Gatherings. We'll be back by Saturday evening, ready for Sunday morning worship at Zion. Carpooling available. 

It's a great gift to give a friend, sister, daughter who has been living from a busy calendar during the holiday season!


Saturday, February 9, 5:30 pm

Youth Gala - Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall
Youth Group (Senior High)

Masquarade Youth Gala

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, February 9, for the second annual youth gala. This is our "all in" fundraiser for all youth, and this year's theme is Masquerade.

Think of mysterious, awesome food and fun; a night full of upscale entertainment right here in our own church home. Enjoy student-led entertainment, a silent auction, a live dessert auction and a night full of fellowship and laughs. 

Support Zion’s youth program and have a great evening out. Tickets are now on sale $25 per ticket or buy a table of 6 for only $130!! 

How to Contribute
Not only do we want you to buy a ticket or two for our evening, we also need your support. We will have many different ways you can help
  • Stock sales
  • Purchase/bid on silent auction items
  • Donations
  • Set up/clean up
If you are interested in helping in any way contact Jess or Karie at 763.229.3586.

Lastly, this is our main fundraiser for the year, but the youth programs go all year long. We are looking for your talents! The Youth Board is looking for adults interested and invested in our youth to step up and share your talents with our youth. Maybe it is something small, but that small item or time commitment is huge in the eyes of our youth. Please prayerfully consider stepping up and helping in any way. If you have an idea, we would love to hear it. No idea is too small. Contact Pastor Suzi at 763-682-1245 or

On behalf of the youth - thank you for your help, time and support - We hope to see you at the Gala in February!

Collections & Special Information

December 5, 2018
Reverse Advent Calendar
December 19, 2018
Blessing Clothing Closet Collection
January 13, 2019
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
January 20, 2019
Mission Jamaica Collection