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Thursday, April 26, 9:10 am

Zionaires Tour


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Zionaires

Tour the National Weather Service in Chanhassen with the Zionaires group on Thursday, April 26, and learn about the science that goes into predicting the weather. 

This is a Buffalo Community Ed tour which leaves from the east door (1) of Discovery Center (301 2nd Ave NE) at 9:10 am and returns about 1:30 pm. Cost is $25 which includes tour, transportation, and chaperone. Bus will stop at Maynard’s in Excelsior for lunch (not included). 

Sign up in the office or at the information desk by April 5.

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Friday, April 27, 2:00 pm

SERVE Weekend - Fellowship Hall


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Moses (main hallway)
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SERVE Weekend

SERVE Weekend

SERVE weekend is an annual tradition at Zion and this year it will become a community-wide event on April 27-29. Pastor Luke Schmidt, Pastor Steve Wintermantel from Buffalo Covenant, and Sherilyn Burgdorf have worked with the Buffalo Ministerial group to create a SERVE planning team from 8+ local churches, Lake Ridge Care Center, Parkview Care Center and Love INC. 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.

Some highlights include:
  • Truckload of Life food packing event on Sunday, April 29, will pack 100,000 meals at Zion.
  • Blessing Closet and Allina Bike giveaway will distribute free clothing and bikes on Saturday, April 28.
  • Local churches may choose to have their own specific projects that benefit their own ministries.
  • Many SERVE options will give volunteers opportunity to work with friends and neighbors from other congregations. 
Signup will be available for each project as details are finalized.

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Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am

Blessing Clothing Closet Distribution - Trinity Hall


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Roger Brenny
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Trinity Hall
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SERVE Weekend

The Blessing Closet will provide free children’s clothing to families with children ages infant thru 18 years on Thursday, February 8, 9am to 3pm.  There are no income or residency requirements to qualify for free clothing. Children should ideally be present to do their own shopping, but adults who wish to pick up clothing for their absent children, may bring a form of ID for each child (medical card, social security card, birth certificate, etc.). 


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Sunday, April 29, 8:00 am

Truckload of Life


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SERVE Weekend

Truckload of Life
Truckload of Life is back at Zion this year with a community packaging event at Zion which will be part of the community-wide SERVE Weekend. Volunteers will package 100,000 meals for those in need, and awareness of the hunger need in the local community and around the world will be promoted.

More than 500 volunteers of all ages will be needed throughout the day on April 29


This event is being led by Harvest of Hands, in partnership with The Outreach Program. 
  • Harvest of Hands is a Zion ministry that raises funds to help fight hunger locally and globally. Their primary annual fundraiser is a craft sale each November, and proceeds from last year’s sale are helping fund this packing project. 
  • Based in Union, IA, The Outreach Program is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation that organizes food packaging events around the country. With more than 300 million meals packaged to date, the organization’s mission is to provide food, safe water, education, and medical care to those in need at home and abroad. 

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Monday, April 30, 6:30 pm

Bible History Class - Library/Chapel


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Library/Chapel

bible studyRick Johnson will present an 8-week Bible history class on the life and death of Jesus during the time the Jewish people were under Roman control. The classes will be in the library on Monday nights from 6:30-8pm from March 19 to May 7. This class is for anyone interested in Bible history whether you have been in a previous class or not.


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Tuesday, May 1, 9:00 am

1 John Bible Study - Library/Chapel


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Pr Roger Johnson
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Library/Chapel
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bible studyDoes Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus mean anything to your life? Has it changed how you live or treat others? The first letter of John deals with those who lived after Easter and how it affected them. 


Roger Johnson will lead this Bible Study on 1 John on Tuesdays April 3, 10, and 24 at 9am in the library. 

Come and discover what it means to live as Easter people.

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Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am

Women's Brunch - Fellowship Hall


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Trinity Hall
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Be Amazed.... 
Celebrate God's Gifts

Zion's women's brunch is an annual event not to be missed! Mark your calendar now for this year’s brunch on Saturday, May 5.

Bring friends, sisters, neighbors, family for a morning filled with discoveries of God's gifts within us all. Pastor Sara Vanderpan will speak about the ways we uncover our skills and talents. How do we set those gifts free to be used in the world? What amazing gifts are found within us? You'll be amazed! 

In addition to thoughts from Pastor Sara you will hear surprising stories of gifts that are discovered and shared, special music from Jason Chalupnik and Angela & Emily Bengtson. You will enjoy a delicious catered brunch by Red's Cafe served by "Lois' men." 

This event will start at 9:30am in Trinity Hall and cost is $12 for adults and $4 for 12 years and younger. If you have a group of six or more, sign up together for a reserved table. 


Do not neglect the gift that is in you... 
~ 1 Timothy 4:14

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.  
~ Pablo Picasso

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Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm

Baccalaureate at Buffalo Covenant


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Pastor Suzi
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Youth Group (Senior High)

Seniors at the Buffalo High School will be hosting the annual baccalaureate service at Buffalo Covenant Church. Baccalaureate is a worship service to send the high school seniors off with prayers and blessings.  All of the youth ministers in Buffalo come together to help the seniors plan this service and support them in their desire to gather as a class to worship. Everyone is invited to give thanks to God for this class and send them forth with our blessing.  

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Sunday, May 20, 9:30 am

Coffee Fellowship with Graduate Recognition - Fellowship Hall


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Fellowship Hall
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All high school seniors who will soon be graduating and families are invited to join us on Sunday, May 20, as we honor this milestone in your life and pray for what God has in store for your future.

  • Cake will be served in Fellowship Hall *before* worship, from 9:30am. 
  • Graduates will be recognized in worship at the 10:30am worship service.

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Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 pm

Buffalo Area Dementia Friends Community Event - Fellowship Hall


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Judy Weis
BuffaloDementiaFriends@gmail.com
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Fellowship Hall
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Sweet Moments

The Buffalo Area Dementia Friends, a new group to the area has a big task: to bring awareness and education to the Wright County area and also give support to those who are affected by forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease. This group has made an impact in the area with weekly support group for caregivers and bi-monthly educational events.

Sweet Moments in the Making will be held on Wednesday May 30, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Zion.

Highlighting the event will be speaker Karla Heeter talking about the moments in life that bring joy and personal stories from Judy Weis, Dementia Friends chairperson. Results from recent community surveys will be shared by Alison Dudek, Wright County public health nurse followed by an inspiring short film about Giving Voice Chorus, a musical movement that began in Minneapolis made up of care receivers and family members.

Sweet sounds of familiar songs will be shared in a sing-a-long with the Ukulele Club of Wright County. An old-fashioned pie and ice cream social will add more sweet moments with pie from BJs Deli and ice cream varieties from What's the Scoop, businesses in downtown Buffalo. 

This afternoon of entertainment and inspiration is free and open to all. 

For more information, contact BuffaloDementiaFriends@gmail.com or 612.562.3943.

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Monday, June 11, 9:00 am

Vacation Bible School - Trinity Hall


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Shipwrecked

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. KIds will be anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. We hope you can join us for a one-of-a-kind Bible learning experience that kids will never forget!

This years' VBS theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” (June 11-15, 9am–Noon), and we think it’ll be the best year yet! 

VBS participants must be 3 years old (by June 1 and potty trained or have a parent/guardian in the building during VBS) through current 4th graders. 

VBS participant registration will close on Tuesday, May 29 (or when all spaces are filled – whichever comes sooner).

Grades 5 and up are encouraged to volunteer (and volunteer jobs will be assigned on a first-come, first serve basis, so sign up early!). 

New this year

Before and After Care registration will CLOSE on June 3, so plan ahead! 

Questions regarding VBS? 

Contact Kristin or Shannon in the CFM office. 

Collections & Special Information

April 25, 2018
Blessing Clothing Closet Collection
May 1, 2018
Sweater Collection
May 6, 2018
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
Global Missions Cookie Sale
May 13, 2018
VBS Supplies Collection
May 26, 2018
Love INC Furniture Pick Up
June 10, 2018
Coffee Sales & Global Missions Info
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