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April 26, 2019

SERVE Weekend

Sherilyn Burgdorf
SERVE Weekend

SERVE WeekendSERVE weekend is an annual tradition at Zion and this year it will be held April 26-28. Volunteers will have a chance to sign up for projects that lend a helping hand to people in local congregations, to the community, and to global concerns.

All SERVE options are short-term, mostly 1-3 hours in length. Some opportunities will be especially suited for families with children, others for youth and adults. 
Some of the outdoor SERVE options have a “flex date” listing for the best weather date during or around SERVE weekend. There are large SERVE projects included in the weekend, including the John 13:34 meal prep and delivery on Friday and the Blessing Closet distribution, bike giveaway, and mobile food pantry on Saturday.
Many SERVE projects require a team of 20 or less. 

When signing up to SERVE, you also have opportunity to get a free "Live Generously" t shirt, donated by Thrivent. Child and adult sizes available.


Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am

Blessing Closet/Bike Distribution - Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall
Blessing Closet

Blessing Closet Distribution

SERVE Weekend will include a free multi-faceted event on Saturday, April 27, including a children’s clothing distribution, a diaper giveaway, and food pantry from 9am to 3pm. 
  • The Blessing Closet will provide free children’s clothing to families with children ages infant thru 18 years of age. 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 children along with shopping for themselves.
  • There will be a free Diaper Giveaway open to families with children under the age of 3 years which will provide a box of diapers (size 1 through 6 available) and baby wipes.  No requirements of residence and children need not be present.
  • Zion will partner with the Buffalo Food Shelf to provide a food drop for all families with the opportunity to shop for limited amounts of free food which will include fresh produce and bakery items along with non-perishable items.
On the same day Saturday, April 27th, from 10am to 1pm or until gone, Allina Health has partnered with “Bikes 4 Kidz” and will be providing around 200 free refurbished bikes and helmets to be distributed in Zion's parking lot. Bikes of all sizes will be available, from toddler through teenager, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and the children must be present to receive a bike.  Bikes are not guaranteed for all. 


Tuesday, April 30, 9:00 am

"Resurrection" Bible Study - Library/Chapel

Roger Johnson

Bible Study

Easter is celebrated, but what does this mean for our daily lives? 

"Christ is risen!" we proclaim, but how does that affect us now? 

Retired pastor Roger Johnson will be leading a class on "Resurrection Today" at Zion on Tuesday mornings at 9am, April 23, April 30, and May 7. All are welcome to explore Easter's significance in our lives now.


Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am

Women's Brunch - Trinity Hall

Sherilyn Burgdorf/Nancy Dehmer
Trinity Hall
Women's Event

Coming Home Women's Spring Brunch

Whether you're a frequent flyer, a road trip driver, a hiker with tent & backpack, or a cabin person for weekends and summers, this year's women's brunch needs to be your destination. No need to check with AAA for travel details: the women's ministry planning committee has great things in store for the brunch on Saturday, May 4, starting with a visit from guest speaker Marge Lundeen. 

One of our favorite speakers, Marge will bring stories from her travels as only Marge can do.

Even on our most perfect trips, it's always good to be home again. Marge's travel stories will make you laugh, and she will encourage you to think about what it means to have a spiritual home and an eternal home. 

Guest musicians for the morning will be the County Choristers, a women's ensemble from the Wright County Chamber Chorus. They are preparing a trip of their own to Ireland this summer and were privileged to have Marge as a fellow traveler on a previous trip to Prague, Vienna and Salzburg.

Adding to the morning will be a delicious meal prepared by Julie Kabe and the Community Bible Study crew and served by "Lois' men," the wonderful group of Zion volunteers. 

This event will start at 9:30am in Trinity Hall and cost is $12/adults and $4/12 years and younger. If you have a group of 6 or more, sign up together by April 22 and we'll reserve a table for you. 


May 5, 2019

Call Committee Survey Deadline

The Call Committee for a Pastor of Congregational Life is gathering input. In seeking a pastor, it is imperative that the committee tries to answer the following question: "What kind of pastor do we need?"

In that effort, members are requested to prayerfully complete this survey by May 5.

Take the survey

Paper copies will be available upon request for those who are unable to take it online. Results will be used to create Zion's Mission Profile, a vital part of the call process. The Call Committee welcomes and values your comments. 

Follow the progress of the Call Committee


Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am

Harvest of Hands Glue Gun Art Craft - Fellowship Hall

Joy Arens
Fellowship Hall
Harvest of Hands Prep

glue gun art

Harvest of Hands will host a special art project with Cindi Becker teaching a class on glue gun art. This is a great opportunity to learn a new technique and make an item for the sale with no preparation or cost. All supplies and morning treats will be provided. 

Sign up at the information desk or let Joy Arens know if you plan on attending.

Collections & Special Information

April 24, 2019
Blessing Clothing Closet Collection
April 28, 2019
VBS ROAR! Donations
May 12, 2019
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
May 19, 2019
HOH Sweater Collection
June 2, 2019
VBS Tshirt/CD Pick-Up