The confirmation program is looking for adults to walk alongside a group of young people during their confirmation years. You and/or your co-guide will gather with a group of no more than eight youth each Wednesday evening. You will have the opportunity to journey with them as they (and you) learn more about the Lutheran faith, do service projects, have fellowship time, and generally grow in relationship with our loving and living God. If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity or serving as a small group guide substitute, please talk to Pastor Suzi; she would love to share a cup of coffee and chat.
- I’m Emily Lewis, a 14 year old freshman recently confirmed here at Zion Lutheran. I live with my dad, mom and brother Ben who plays in the worship band. I love dance, theater, and choir and enjoy performing and sharing my talents. A little known fact about me is I am bilingual as I have attended a Spanish Immersion school since Kindergarten. My family started attending Zion in November of 2015 when we moved from St. Louis Park to Maple ... more
- Michelle Michelle belonged to Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown, South Dakota through her childhood into her college years. I was baptized, confirmed and part of the church choir during that time. My favorite memories of church were always on Christmas Eve midnight service when we all held a candle and lit each other’s candle. It was such a peaceful, refreshing time where we were all one — no lines, no judgements. My grandparents were very supportive and instrumental in my faith journey. ... more
- Mark and his family moved to the area from Southern Minnesota over six years ago, and began looking for a church home when his wife, Dawn, found a job in Zion’s front office. My wife, Dawn, has been a rock that I can count on to help me through questions that I sometimes cannot process and understand about faith. She had worked for many years in our church in New Ulm, so this was a great fit for her. As we began to ... more
- Sarah has been a life member of Zion. Her parents are Lyall & Carol Borchardt, and she married Ryan Klett at Zion’s historic Marysville Church in 2001. Sarah has three daughters, Emma (13), Ava (12), and Alicia (12), who all attend Buffalo Community Middle School, and are all currently confirmation students at Zion. My daughters inspire my faith. When we are doing our service hours for confirmation, homework or discussion the lesson my daughters teach me to slow down and look ... more