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Wednesday, August 22, 9:30 am

Handbell Ringing 101 - Bell Room


Contact
Jason Chalupnik/Sherilyn
sherilyn@zionbuffalo.org
Building
Bell Room
Webpage
Newsletter event list

All ringers or soon-to-be ringers are invited to Zion’s bell room for a morning of ringing and music fun on Wednesday, August 22, from 9:30-11:30am.

This is especially helpful for 4th-5th graders who would like to try bells for the first time, but it's also a great chance for middle school, high school or adult musicians who would like to try something new.

Parents and friends are welcomed to come at 11am to watch rehearsal and get the "Ringing 101" info from your young ringer and celebrate the end of the morning with some bell snacks. 

There is no cost for this event.

Meet in the bell room at Zion, at the northwest corner of the building. You can use the Sunday school parking lot to be close to the bell room.

If you have other friends who would like to come, please invite them.

Sign up in the office or at the information desk, call the church office (763.682.1245 ext. 108), or email Sherilyn (Sherilyn@ZionBuffalo) to sign up. 

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August 26, 2018

Online Book Club


Contact
Jeanne Smith
Webpage
Book Club
Newsletter event list

Orphan Train

After a break of just over two years, Zion’s Book Club is reforming and experimenting with an online discussion format. This is a low pressure book club, with selections and discussion focused on promoting kindness and acceptance. Simply join in online discussion (on Facebook) with no preparation; participants are not obligated to agree on (or even finish) the books. Join this group for notifications of book selections and join in when you have interest and time, so that the book club will enrich your life and not become another stress or obligation. 

The first selection will be Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, with discussion led by Jeanne Smith.
Set in present-day Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train highlights the real-life story of the trains that between 1854 and 1929 carried thousands of abandoned children from the East Coast to the Midwest. It’s the story of two women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and a troubled teen with one last chance at redemption. As they get to know each other, they find unlikely common ground and together are able to undo the emotional knots of their troubled pasts. (from christinabakerkline.com)

Calendar date is approximately when discussion will begin.
Join the Online Book Club at for notification of discussion starts, resources, or future selections. 
Some copies of the book may be available for loan through this group.

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Sunday, August 26, 9:30 am

Mission Jamaica Introductory Mtg - Library/Chapel


Contact
Kate Bottiger
612-968-9417
Building
Library/Chapel
Webpage
Mission Jamaica

Interested in finding out more about the 2019 Mission Jamaica experience? Please join the Mission Jamaica board for an introductory meeting in the church library on one of the following dates: 
  • August 26 at 9:30 am or 11:00 am 
  • September 16 at 9:30 am or 11:30 am
  • September 23 at 9:30 am or 11:30 am
Trip dates for the 2019 Mission Jamaica experience are February 16-23, 2019 (please note, this trip will fall over President's Day).  

Mission Jamaica is a one-week serving experience with medical and building emphasis. Approximate cost  is $2200 per person.  Is this your year to be a part of the exciting and fulfilling adventure?

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Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am

Summer Express Outdoor Worship Service - Front Lawn


Grounds
Front Lawn

outdoor worship

"I really enjoyed it" 

"Great! I loved it!" 

"We loved it. Perfect spot. Glad you are doing it again."

Come to Zion's front yard, on Sunday, August 26, at 10am for another Sunday morning service under the trees in the fresh summer air.
  • Park in the north parking lot or walk from the south lot. There will be a front row of parking spots reserved for people who but have difficulties walking through the yard and would like to worship from their car.
  • Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating under the shade trees.
  • Music will be provided by the Outdoor Worship Team.
  • We'll even bring the coffee time outside!
  • In case of inclement weather, the worship will be held in Trinity Hall; Watch Facebook for last minute information.
The 8:30 worship will be held in the sanctuary as usual on August 26.

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Sunday, September 9, 10:30 am

ZFest Fall Celebration


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Newsletter event list

ZFest

Zion’s annual country festival to celebrate the year's ministries is coming up on September 9! Mark your calendar, and pull out your cowboy hat! 

This event is for everyone ... everyone who has faithfully been with us all summer, everyone who is returning to a 'normal' schedule and getting geared up for Sunday school and other fall programming, and everyone who is new to Zion and would like to check out what we're all about.

The theme for the day is country, and will include great games, food, square dancing, and country fun after worship. 
  • Worship at 8:30am or 10am
  • Coffee fellowship with special music in Fellowship Hall from 9:30am
  • Food and games on the front lawn from 10:30am
  • Jeans, boots, and/or flannel are encouraged 🙂

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Monday, September 10, 6:30 pm

Fall Bible History - Library/Chapel


Contact
Rick Johnson
Building
Library/Chapel
Webpage
Newsletter event list

Bible History

A Trip to Israel

Rick Johnson will present a 6-week Bible History class based around his recent trip to Israel with his wife Deb. The classes will include photos and discussion of their trip as well as reading the Old and New Testament Bible stories as they related to the places visited. 

This is a class for anyone interested in Bible history or learning more about Israel's history whether you have been in a previous class or not. 

Be sure to bring your Bible and a highlighter. Class will be held in the library on Monday nights from 6:30-8pm beginning Monday, September 10, and ending Monday October 15. 

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Sunday, September 16, 8:30 am

Sunday School - Trinity Hall


Contact
Kristin Lotthammer
kristin@zionbuffalo.org
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Youth+Children

Zion is preparing for Sunday school to resume in the fall and there are two ways you can help: Register early (no later than September 5) and join the Sunday school team (sign up to volunteer as a teacher, co-teacher or shepherd)! The first day of Sunday School will be on September 16. 


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin.

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Sunday, September 16, 10:30 am

Sunday School - Trinity Hall


Contact
Kristin Lotthammer
kristin@zionbuffalo.org
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Youth+Children

Zion is preparing for Sunday school to resume in the fall and there are two ways you can help: Register early (no later than September 5) and join the Sunday school team (sign up to volunteer as a teacher, co-teacher or shepherd)! The first day of Sunday School will be on September 16. 


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin.

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Sunday, September 30, 11:45 am

Adult Confirmation Class - Library/Chapel


Contact
Pr Suzi
Building
Library/Chapel

Adult Confirmation

Do you remember everything you were taught in confirmation as a youth? If you do please fill Pastor Suzi in on the methods you were taught! 

If you don't, or maybe you did not go through confirmation as a youth, we have a class for you! Pastor Suzi will offer a 4-session adult confirmation class on Sundays September 30, October 7, 21 and 28 from 11:45am-1pm. Content includes a Bible fly-over, digging into the small catechism, and learn what it means to believe as a Lutheran believes. Adults of any age are welcome, both those who never had a confirmation class and those who want a refresher and want to learn it from a new adult prospective. 

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Sunday, December 9, 8:30 am

Children's Christmas Program - Trinity Hall


Contact
Kristin Lotthammer
kristin@zionbuffalo.org
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Youth+Children

Zion is preparing for Sunday school to resume in the fall and there are two ways you can help: Register early (no later than September 5) and join the Sunday school team (sign up to volunteer as a teacher, co-teacher or shepherd)! The first day of Sunday School will be on September 16. 


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin.

Collections & Special Information

August 22, 2018
Blessing Clothing Closet Collection
September 15, 2018
Sweater Collection
October 21, 2018
Sanctuary Sunday
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