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January 25, 2020

Camp Wapo Registration is Open


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Camp Wapo

Hope Full
This year’s Camp Wapogasset theme is HopeFull, and is based on Romans 15:13. 
  • This year Zion Seeds weekend, for students who have completed first through third grades, will be July 10th-12th. This is a great way for younger kids to experience the fellowship of Wapo, and get a feel for what camp is like without being away from their families for the whole week. 
  • For older campers Zion’s camp week is July 12th-17th.
  • Wapo One Day will be July 15th. Wapo One Day is open to any students who have completed first through fourth grade. It’s perfect for families with hectic schedules, or children who don’t want to sleep over at camp. 
Registration for Wapo 2020 will open at lwlbci.com/zion-buffalo  on Wednesday, January 15! Make sure to list your home church as Zion in order to receive a special discount courtesy of the Zion Lutheran Foundation.  Be sure to register by March 15, in order to ensure a spot during Zion’s week. 

If you're on the fence, or your child is unsure what to expect at camp we will be having a Camp Sunday, January 26th, and Camp Wednesday, February 13, when a representative from Wapo will be here to introduce the theme, we'll play some games, and she can answer questions regarding all aspects of the Camp Wapo experience!



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Tuesday, January 28, 9:00 am

Ten Commandments Study - Library/Chapel


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Roger Johnson
Building
Library/Chapel

Bible Study

God’s Top Ten

Roger Johnson will be leading a Bible study on the Ten Commandments – which can be viewed as laws but even more so, they are gifts to define what it means to be the people of God. Join in a review of “God’s Top Ten” on at 9am on Tuesdays, January 28, February 4 and 11. 

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Saturday, February 8, 5:00 pm

Daddy Daughter Dance - Coffee Cafe


Contact
Brianna Carlson
Building
Coffee Cafe
Fellowship Hall
Narthex
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Youth+Children

Winter Ball

Dads, granddads, honorary dads: Bring out your little princess for a fun night of music, dancing, pictures, and snacks. The Winter Ball Daddy Daughter Dance is a great chance to spend some quality time with the one you love. 
  • Dance 5-7pm with Grand March at 5:30pm
  • Participants need not be members of Zion
  • No RSVP needed
  • $10 per family at the door
  • Semi-formal attire suggested (NOT required)

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Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 pm

Family Matters: Holly & Tammy - Sanctuary


Contact
Pastor Suzi
pastorsuzi@zionbuffalo.org
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Sanctuary
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Confirmation

Tammy and Holly

Middle School: We Aren’t in Kansas Any More

After 10 years of working directly with middle school students with no other agenda than getting to know them, Holly Husom and Tammy Zumbusch have learned a few things they’d like to share.

We know that middle school is a pivotal time for children, whose bodies and minds are developing more rapidly during early adolescence than at any stage other than the first two years of life. So it doesn’t help that adults often dismiss middle school as the nightmare they remember it to be, and tend to see it as a chapter defined by narcissism, poor critical thinking and bad attitudes. As adults (especially as parents) we want control. That may be why we struggle to adequately serve middle schoolers who are, if anything consistently, inconsistent. 

We would like to show you that with a few tweaks and shifts in perspective, middle school can be good, definitely funny, and even enjoyable! It is the time when your children are becoming who God has created them to be. We know that being in the midst of it can feel excruciating. Tweens will make lots of mistakes, and they’ll learn from them, and still make more mistakes after that. And those mistakes and the growth that follows are precisely what give middle school its meaning. Join us, as we dig into how to best survive this complicated, yet amazing world we call middle school. 

Holly Husom is married to Bill Husom and they have three teenagers of their own. She spends her days with 25 littles as a kindergarten teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Buffalo. Her free time is spent fishing with her family, in the shed building things with her hubby, crafting, singing, (including leading a youth worship team here at Zion) and mentoring a plethora of teens. 

Tammy Zumbusch is married to Chuck Zumbusch, together they have five children who range in age from 20 to 8. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and spends her time reading, writing, spending time with her family, and is invested in the lives of many teens.
 
This event is open to all (confirmation parents, students and guides are expected to attend as part of their curriculum). Childcare will be available.


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Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 pm

HOH Mini Christmas Trees - Wilderness Craft Room


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Joy Arens
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Wilderness Craft Room
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Harvest of Hands

mini christmas tree

Harvest of Hands crafters will be decorating small Christmas trees, pictured below, in preparation for the November 2020 event. Meet in the Wilderness Room (behind the kitchen) on Wednesday, February 12, from 7-9pm to help with this craft project. RSVP by voicemail or text to Kim at 612.554.8040 so that she can prepare the necessary supplies. 

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Thursday, February 13, 10:00 am

Blessing Closet Distribution - Trinity Hall


Contact
Roger Brenny
sandyrogerbrenny@charter.net
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Blessing Closet

Blessing Closet DistributionThe Blessing Closet provides free children’s clothing to families with children ages infant to 18 years through quarterly distribution events. 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 just need to register each child and age.


The Blessing Closet will partner with other organizations which will provide additional items at 2020 quarterly distributions. Rules to qualify for these giveaways will be available in advance of each of these distributions. 
  • February 13: Zion Lutheran Church & Read to Feed the Mind
  • April 25: Allina Health& Bikes4Kids
  • August 20: Love INC-Big Woods & School Supplies 
  • November 12: Buffalo Food Shelf & Coats for Kids 

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Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 pm

GIFT Class: First Corinthians - Library/Chapel


Contact
Jonathan Shun
Building
Library/Chapel

First Corinthians

GIFT (Growing In Faith Together) is a multigenerational get together that focuses on a rotating 5-6 week series guided by RightNow Media presentations, and facilitated by Zion's GIFT Coordinator, Jonathan Shun.

Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. We have to choose one or the other—we can't do both. The Christians in Corinth tried to live the Christian life in a worldly way. Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus. 

In this 12-part series, author and speaker Jennie Allen walks into the messy lives of the Corinthians and takes us through Paul’s words to the conflicted church. We'll see how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives. 

Registration for this GIFT series will open Sunday December 15th, through the Zion registration web page (include link). Zion would like to "GIFT" you the study guide to this course (a $25 value) for taking the time to preregister online. "The First Book of Corinthians" series will meet Wednesday evenings in the Zion Library from 6:30-7:30, with the first session beginning January 8th.
  • 6-week class; Wednesdays 6:30
  • January 8 to February 19 (no class February 12 due to Family Matters)
  • Free class; Free workbook ($25 value) for those registered by January 1

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Wednesday, February 26, 12:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Noon Service - Sanctuary


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Sanctuary
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Lenten Everything

A Traditional Ash Wednesday worship service, ideal for those who can take a moment to worship over the lunch hour and for those who prefer being out during the day more than at night.  All Ash Wednesday services include imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.


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Wednesday, February 26, 5:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Family Express - Sanctuary


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Sanctuary
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Lenten Everything

This worship service includes interactive activity stations, designed to help families of all sizes, ages and stages explore and grow their faith both together and as individuals and learn what Ash Wednesday and Lent are all about. Special music will be provided by Youth Handbells. All Ash Wednesday services include imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.

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Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Evening Service - Sanctuary


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Sanctuary
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Lenten Everything

This is a traditional Ash Wednesday service with special music will be provided by the Senior Choir. All Ash Wednesday services include imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.

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Wednesday, March 4, 12:00 pm

Lenten Noon Service - Sanctuary


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Sanctuary
Webpage
Lenten Everything

On Wednesdays during Lent there are three worship services to choose from: 
  • The traditional worship service at noon is ideal for those who can take a moment to worship over the lunch hour and for those who prefer being out during the day more than at night. It is a reflective worship of scripture, hymns and message. 
  • The Family Express worship service at 5pm includes interactive activity stations, designed to help families of all sizes, ages and stages explore and grow their faith both together and as individuals and learn what Lent is all about. 
  • The Holden Evening service at 6:30pm includes scripture, message, and Holden Evening Prayer. 
All of the regular Wednesday activities and rehearsals continue during Lent with a few schedule changes to accommodate the worship schedule. The Wednesday night meal is open to all, serving from 5-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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Wednesday, March 4, 5:00 pm

Lenten Family Express - Sanctuary


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Sanctuary
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Lenten Everything

On Wednesdays during Lent there are three worship services to choose from: 
  • The traditional worship service at noon is ideal for those who can take a moment to worship over the lunch hour and for those who prefer being out during the day more than at night. It is a reflective worship of scripture, hymns and message. 
  • The Family Express worship service at 5pm includes interactive activity stations, designed to help families of all sizes, ages and stages explore and grow their faith both together and as individuals and learn what Lent is all about. 
  • The Holden Evening service at 6:30pm includes scripture, message, and Holden Evening Prayer. 
All of the regular Wednesday activities and rehearsals continue during Lent with a few schedule changes to accommodate the worship schedule. The Wednesday night meal is open to all, serving from 5-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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Saturday, March 7, 5:30 pm

Youth Gala - Trinity Hall


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Trinity Hall
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Youth Gala

Youth Gala Hawaiian Heist 2020

This is our "all in" fundraiser for all youth, and this year's gala is a dinner theater performance of the Hawaiian Heist on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Guests are celebrating at a scrumptious, oceanfront luau in picturesque Kona, Hawaii! All week they've explored the amazing island while attending relationship building workshops. But the evening unravels when secret identities, shocking lies, and regretful pasts lead to kidnapping, threats and thievery. Will you be the one to discover the villain and bring resolution? Or will catastrophe and chaos rule the night.

Think of mysterious, awesome food and fun; a night full of upscale entertainment right here in our own church home. Social hour from 5:30 includes appetizers and punch and time to peruse the silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:30 and will be followed by the dessert auction. Enjoy student-led entertainment 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!! Proceeds support youth facilities and activities. 

Childcare available if requested in advance. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm

Lenten Holden Evening Service - Sanctuary


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Sanctuary
Webpage
Lenten Everything

On Wednesdays during Lent there are three worship services to choose from: 
  • The traditional worship service at noon is ideal for those who can take a moment to worship over the lunch hour and for those who prefer being out during the day more than at night. It is a reflective worship of scripture, hymns and message. 
  • The Family Express worship service at 5pm includes interactive activity stations, designed to help families of all sizes, ages and stages explore and grow their faith both together and as individuals and learn what Lent is all about. 
  • The Holden Evening service at 6:30pm includes scripture, message, and Holden Evening Prayer. 
All of the regular Wednesday activities and rehearsals continue during Lent with a few schedule changes to accommodate the worship schedule. The Wednesday night meal is open to all, serving from 5-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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Thursday, March 12, 5:00 pm

Communion Class - Fellowship Hall


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Brianna Carlson
Building
Fellowship Hall
Library/Chapel
Sanctuary
Webpage
Communion Class

first communion

Families are invited to join us for our annual Communion class. 

Choose Thursday, March 12 (5-8pm), OR Saturday, March 14 (9-Noon). 

Whether your child has received communion before, or they are preparing for their first time, this family-centered workshop will help students explore the history, ritual, tradition and meaning of the sacrament of Communion. This class is designed for children grade 3 and older. 

Parents and their child(ren) will learn alongside one another as we: 
  • Participate in hands-on experiences about Passover & the Lord’s Supper
  • Bake bread that is served at worship when they celebrate receiving Communion
  • Learn about the sacrament, love & forgiveness received during Communion
  • Create a banner that will celebrate each student’s faith 
  • And more
Students will celebrate receiving communion and all that they have learned during worship on Sunday, March 15. Register early as classes have limited availability. Parent volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks to help us prepare and host this event are also welcome. Childcare is available upon request (in advance) for younger siblings. 


We look forward to having you and your child join us for this special occasion. 

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Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm

Bible History Class - Library/Chapel


Contact
Rick Johnson
Building
Library/Chapel

bible studyRick Johnson will present an 8-week Bible History class examining major Old Testament leaders Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and Moses. We will read their stories in Genesis and Exodus as well as examine what the Hebrew Bible states about Judaism and Jewish interpretations of these stories. This class is for anyone interested in Bible History whether you have been in a previous class or not. 

  • Class will be held 630-8pm, Mondays, March 30 to May 18,  in the library.   
  • Be sure to bring your Bibles.

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