All Saints Sunday

All Saints Sunday is a celebration of the life of our members who have lived and died in the faith during the past year. This year, All Saints Sunday will be observed on Sunday, November 2, 2014. During the 11:00 worship service, we will light a candle, ring a bell and have a moment of prayerful silence in memory of those who have died since last All Saints Sunday. This year, we remember Paul Sedelmeyer, Kim Peth, Shirley Spayd, Kathleen Conaway, and Stephanie Casto. Everyone is invited to bring flowers in memory of a loved one and place them at the communion rail before worship. You may then take them home or place them on the graves of your loved ones at the conclusion of the service, which takes place at the Zion Cemetery.

2014 Trunk or Treat

trunktreat2014Friday, October 31, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us Halloween Night for lots of fun and treats! We’ll have trunks full of treats, a Costume Contest and an award for the Best Trunk. Trunks will also be stations for fun activities. The Costume judging begins at 7:30 p.m. Awards will be given for the Best Adult, Best Child and Best Group costumes.

5:00 p.m. Trunk Setup (come earlier if you need to)
6:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treaters begin to arrive
7:15p.m. Sign-up for costume judging
7:30 p.m. Costume Contest
8:00 p.m. Trunk Judging

Hope to see you there! (but then, we won’t know it is you, will we?)
Happy Trunk and Costume Creating!


sweetgrassThe Sweetgrass Angels, Elaine O’Connell Lake, Velma Polk, and Penney Lynn Smith, will bless us with their wonderful singing voices during our 11:00 worship service on October 19th.  The Sweetgrass Angels are a professional singing group that performs a wide variety of music, from the 40’s to the present, disco, beach, shag, country and gospel.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to let the Sweetgrass Angels lead you in praising God through song! Come, join us, and be sure and bring a friend!  Thanks to Gloria Sheppard for arranging for her friends, the Sweetgrass Angels,  to come and worship with us!


Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir is sounding great! They are working very hard, learning songs to share during worship each Sunday morning. Thanks to Victoria Davis for helping with snack time, and Rebecca Foote for helping the children robe up on Sundays.
All children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us. There are lots of options available for getting your child to practice. For those attending Marlow Elementary, bus #908 drops off students at Zion each week. Children from Sand Hill Elementary are picked up as car riders by Zion’s designated driver. Parents must provide a note to the school with special transportation requests. You can send one note for the entire year. Parents can also choose to make their own arrangements for transportation to Zion. If your child attends a school other than Marlow or Sand Hill and needs transportation please let us know.
Rehearsals end at 4:00pm each Wednesday. Please make sure that pick-up arrangements are made for your child. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, there is a K-5 Bible study that begins at 4:00pm. A fellowship meal for families is served at 5:15pm.
We sing every Sunday morning during worship. This gives the opportunity for the group to share what they’ve learned. Please have children in the children’s area at the back of the sanctuary by 10:45am. Children get fitted for a robe and the song for that day is rehearsed before the 11:00 am service.
Please contact Dana Lee Smith (665-1377) for more information.

“God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday Report

What a fantastic day it was!  After church, on September 7th, thirty two people (20 adults, 12 youth) participated in the annual ELCA work day called “God’s Work.  Our Hands.”  For Zion’s  project, 

32 volunteers ate lunch together, then drove to Wilma Helmey’s yard to “lend a hand.”  After three hours of work, trees “lost” their lower limbs and loads and loads of leaves were raked up and hauled off.  Everyone had a fun time and they were tired, but happy with their  accomplishment.  Wilma was most appreciative. Thanks to all for a job well done!  Zion intends to make “God’s Work.  Our Hands.”  Sunday an annual event, so plan now to be a part of this good work on September 6, 2015!