Monday, October 21, 6:30 pm
Free Public Narcan Training - Library/Chapel
- Dawn Fischer, Co-facilitator
In this life-saving workshop, led by Stephanie Devich, LADC, CPP, you will learn about local opioid trends, the high risks for overdose, the signs of sedation vs. overdose and how to administer Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose.
Attendees will receive a free Narcan kit to take home, compliments of Valhalla Place. There will be an opportunity to ask questions with Stephanie and Dawn.
Please RSVP to Dawn to ensure there are enough kits for everyone: call or text 612.220.2297.
This event is hosted by Friends and Families Affected by Addiction which meets at Zion at 6:30pm on Tuesdays. Group facilitators are Melinda Doms and Dawn Fischer, B.S., LADC.
You can make a difference. You can save a life.
Friday, October 25, 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 25, from 4:30-7pm.
The lutefisk is served with Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, mashed rutabagas, peas, lefse, cranberries, and apple crisp.
Tickets are $14 in advance in the church office, and $15 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 26, 2:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Fellowship Hall
- Brianna Carlson
- Fellowship Hall
- Parking Lot
- Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 26. 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!
Candy donations can be brought to the collection bin by the church office October 6-13. Volunteers are needed to host trunks, help with carnival games and crafts, and help with set-up and clean up on the event day!
Saturday, November 2, 9:00 am
Harvest of Hands Event - Coffee Cafe
- Joy Arens
- Coffee Cafe
Fellowship Hall - Shared Space
Moses (main hallway)
- Harvest of Hands Major Event Only
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
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 28. 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 3, 7:30 pm
WCCC Concert - Sanctuary
On Nordic Ground - Music from Finland, Norway and Sweden
The Wright County Chamber Chorus (WCCC) will present a concert with special guest ensemble, Tjärnblom, on Sunday, November 3 at 7:30pm at Zion. The WCCC will present a wide range of choral music from music based on folksongs to contemporary composers to ABBA.
Tjärnblom, Swedish for "woodland lake flower", is a Scandinavian-style string band featuring a beautiful blend of Nyckelharpa, Octave Mandolin, Harmonium and Cello. They travel a modern "Snoose Boulevard Highway" in a musical journey, and play a repertoire of both old and new Swedish, Finnish, and Minnesota tunes for dancing and for listening. They’ve performed across the state of Minnesota, and appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion show.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Advance sale tickets available at Buffalo Books for $1 discount. There will be a reception following the concert.
Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 am
Ecclesiastes Bible Study - Library/Chapel
- Roger Johnson
Life is a struggle, and full of questions:
- How do I find meaning in this life?
- How do I find contentment in this life?
- What if…?
The book of Ecclesiastes faces the uncertainties of life and finds it wanting. Ultimately, Ecclesiastes is a book about how you make your way through life. There is more to life than what we have or have done. All this will come to an end. What then? The writer points us to the certainty of God. That is our hope.
Explore these questions and ponder what life is really all about, with retired pastor Roger Johnson through a Bible study of the book of Ecclesiastes which will be held at 9am in the church library on Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20.
Sunday, November 24, 12:00 pm
Family Advent Event - Fellowship Hall
- Brianna Carlson
- Fellowship Hall
- Nursery - Infant
Nursery - Toddler
This year Zion will be hosting a Family Advent Event on Sunday November 24th, at 11:45 in Fellowship Hall. Advent is an important time to help kids understand the “why” behind Christmas. We would like to give people a way to celebrate advent at home, and talk about it as a family. You will be able to decorate your own advent wreath and play some bingo! We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 pm
Thanksgiving Eve Community Service - Sanctuary
The annual Community Festival of Praise and Thanksgiving will take place at Zion on Wednesday, November 27, at 7:30pm. Invite your neighbors and friends to attend this service of thanks that brings our community together. This is truly a faith-filled experience for all families. This night of scripture and music is prepared by the Buffalo Ministerial Association and the musicians from local churches.
Pastors from the Buffalo area churches join to give leadership to this community‑wide time of worship. Over 150 musicians from many churches are expected to participate. Vocal choirs, handbell choirs, organ, and instrumentalists will combine to present anthems of thanks and praise. KRWC Radio (AM 1360) will once again broadcast the Festival of Praise and Thanksgiving live on November 27, and will re-broadcast the service at 11am on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. 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 these rehearsals at Zion Lutheran on November 13 and 20 at 8-8:30pm, Sunday November 24 at 7pm, and November 27 at 6:15pm. Come to as many rehearsals as possible. For more information about the Thanksgiving choir, contact Mike Walsh, director of the Zion Senior Choir.