142nd Anniversary!

by admin on August 24, 2014

anniversaryEach September, we gather with family and friends of Zion’s congregation to celebrate the blessings God has bestowed upon us. As is our tradition, we will begin our celebration with worship at 11:00 a.m. on Sept 14th. Our service will be a time to thank God for the many years of service that this church has provided to the community and beyond. It will be a time to pray, sing, hear God’s word and share in the Lord’s Supper. After worship, we will continue the celebration in the Fellowship Hall with a buffet luncheon and a short program by Pastor Barb. Please join us for a special day of remembrance as we rejoice in the past and look forward to an exciting grace filled future.


ourhandsGet ready to serve!
“God’s work. Our hands. Sunday”
September 7, 2014

On Sunday, September 7th, Zion will join nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in a special day of service. We will put our faith into action by
serving and sharing God’s love. We will be
wearing our official “God’s work. Our hands.”
t-shirts with Zion’s name on the back. Order forms are available in the entrance of the church. The deadline for ordering is August 10th.
On Sunday, September 7th, everyone is asked to wear their Zion shirt to worship and bring a sack lunch to eat following worship. We will be helping an elderly lady in our community with some much needed yard work. The work will involve mowing, raking, trimming, weed eating, picking up sticks, etc. There will be plenty of work for all ages and abilities. Please bring any yard work tools you have, wear gloves and closed toed shoes for this project. Mark your calendars and join your Zion family for this special day of service!


The Family Table: engaging your faith as a family

August 24, 2014

Come to the Family Table: engaging your faith as a family. On Sunday, August 31st at 5 p.m., we invite you to join us in the Zion Fellowship Hall for the second of our 5th Sunday events called the Family Table. Family Table is a new, exciting and different faith experience designed for all ages. […]

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Solid Ground

August 2, 2014

“How are you doing?” I asked. “Oh, up and down.” he said.  “Yep, that’s life.” I said.  Later that day, as  I shuffled between two hospitals, I realized just how true that statement was.  I rode the elevator up in one hospital to pray for a quick delivery for a woman in labor.  I rode […]

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Back Pack Sunday August 3rd

July 28, 2014

We encourage all children and teachers to bring their backpacks or book bags to church for a special blessing. During the church service on August 3rd, Pastor Barb will bless the backpacks and book bags for an inspirational start to the new school year. She will also offer a blessing for all who work towards […]

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Sunday School Promotion / Rally Day

July 27, 2014

You and your family are invited to participate in the Sunday School Promotion event on August  10th during the Sunday School opening in the social hall. Children will receive participation certificates and those transitioning into the kindergarten and into the youth class will be given a study bible appropriate for their age level. We will […]

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Military Care Packages

July 13, 2014

Zion will be collecting items from now until December to assemble and send care packages to the military overseas. Items needed are: baby wipes, foot powder, body powder, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, body wash, soap, shampoo, playing cards, darts, snack foods such as crackers, cookies, beef jerky, single serving drink mixes of Kool Aid and Crystal Light, white socks (ankle high), […]

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Church Picnics

July 1, 2014

I have been blessed with a number of picnic baskets in my life. They are one of summer’s staples that just  seem to disappear over the winter months. You know you put it in the attic, on the shelf, in the shed, or in the closet, but when summer arrives, and you are ready to go […]

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Come to The Family Table Sunday, June 29th, 5:00pm.

June 22, 2014

Zion invites all ages to come to a new, exciting, and different faith experience on every 5th Sunday, called the Family Table. At the Family Table, we will pray, sing, play, and break bread together. We will enjoy making art, singing music, and exploring God and our faith. All the activities will center on a theme […]

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Kim Peth Funeral Arrangements

June 19, 2014

Kimberly Zittrauer Peth, 51, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Effingham Hospital. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, W.E.L.C.A., Marlow chapter of the Farm Bureau, and was a retired Bus Driver with Effingham County Board of Education. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra R. Zittrauer. Survivors include her husband […]

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