2016 VBS

by admin on June 10, 2016

Vacation Bible School

June 6-10, 2016!

Barnyard Roundup!

At Barnyard Roundup, kids discover that Jesus, their Savior, knows them by name, rounds them up, and brings them home. Kids learn that Jesus is with us always and forever– no matter what! Come, join in the fun, with crafts, games and snacks all designed to get to know Jesus better! When: June 6-10, 2016 Time: 9:00—Noon—ZFH Ages: PreK (must be 4 by Sept. 2016 and potty trained) through 5th grade. The 6th-12th graders will stay at church to lend a helping hand (These are the grades that your child completed for this school year.) At the end of the week on Friday, June 10th, there will be a Hot Dog Supper and Closing program. The Hot Dog Supper begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Closing Program at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there.

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Pastor Dave’s Comments for June 2016

by admin on May 31, 2016

The days of summer vacation will soon be here, but some are already on their summer break, at least local students are on summer break. Some youth from Zion are going to participate in June in the Southeastern Synod’s annual Affirm event which should be fun and inspiring. Some families will take summer vacation trips that hopefully will be fun and relaxing. Summertime is a change of pace for some people and for others their routine continues on unchanged or only changed slightly.

For the congregation there will be some slight changes and there will be some significant temporary changes as in the case of providing a Vacation Bible School program for the first full week in June. The ministry of a congregation may change at times from the hectic-ness (and sometimes hectic mess) of Holy Week to a more relaxed schedule in the summertime (but only after VBS is accomplished). Yet there is always ministry to do and there is always the need for disciples supporting the ministries of the congregation with their presence, their abilities, their prayers, and their financial resources. There is no break from maintaining the facilities of a congregation even when members are absent from worship, whether it is winter or summer or at any time of year. So remember that even when you are away from worship because of vacation, work, illness, or any other reason, your congregation needs your continued financial support.

Pastor Dave

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Pastor Dave’s Thoughts for May 2016

April 28, 2016

Living is a serious matter and so is the need for some humor to help bring some joy to our living. Comic strips bring humor and also sometimes carry a point. The April 17, 2016 edition of the Savannah Morning News contained Sunday comics and on page 4G in the upper right corner was the […]

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April Update from Pastor Dave

April 1, 2016

The Easter season of the church year has arrived early this year with Easter Sunday occurring and there are still four more days before April even begins. The festival nature of Easter Sunday is a joyous celebration giving us hope for eternal life with God coincidentally fostered in the Northern Hemisphere by the budding and […]

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2016 Holy Week Schedule

March 18, 2016

March 20, 11:00 am Palm Sunday with procession of palms March 24, 8:00 pm Maundy Thursday March 25, 8:00 pm Good Friday March 26, 2:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt  (toddlers through 5th Grade) refreshments provided just bring a basket March 27, 7:00 am Easter Sunrise outdoors (unless raining) breakfast follows March 27, 11:00 am Festival of Easter

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March Pastor Message

March 7, 2016

Opportunity is about to knock. Will you consider responding to the knock? Specifically to the opportunity to invite people to Easter Sunday because it is seen as a “special Sunday.” A Sunday that people find is easier to come to even though the resurrection of Christ is celebrated on all the other Sundays during the […]

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Youth Attend All Georgia in Covington

March 2, 2016

Our youth enjoy their weekend program held by the Synod for Georgia Lutheran youth this past weekend. The event was held at the FFA retreat center in Covington. Some selected pictures from the event:

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February Note From Pastor Dave

January 30, 2016

The congregation’s 2016 Annual meeting was held on January 10th with reports being received and ballots cast and counted. A whole year of ministry by a congregation cannot be represented by written reports as those pages reflect the organizational structure of the congregation. Congregations are actually people. People with lives that at times are difficult […]

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Interim Pastor Dave Rasmussen’s Comments

December 27, 2015

The words “Pastor Dave” may sound like you have heard them before and that is possible        because for 30+ years I served as Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Garden City and recently served as an interim  pastor at Jerusalem Lutheran at Ebenezer. There is also the possibility that “Pastor Dave” sounds familiar because Pastor […]

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A Farewell Blessing from Pastor Barb…

December 26, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The dawn of a New Year is always a time of endings and beginnings, as one year ends, and we look forward to the new.  It is a time of introspection and anticipation, all mixed up    together.   That is what this New Year has been like for Bob and […]

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