Pastor Dave Rasmussen’s Comments…

An author did a radio interview about the research she did for her new book. The subject matter was about where and with whom we are willing to place our trust. We need to trust our institutions such as food companies and government. The food produced by a company needs to be safe to eat and its contents needs to be what is on the ingredients label. Even peanut butter produced by major food companies use to be made up of only about 75% peanuts until the FDA set the standard much higher. When people stop trusting a company, people are more likely to stop being customers of that company. Would you get into the car of a total stranger? The author also wrote about some internet companies that work with the concept that their customers mostly trust not the company, but the opinions of people who are already customers of the company. As an example think of ride sharing companies. They have grown because of people trusting the opinions of others that getting into a car driven by a stranger is OK. The church as a social institution in our society is not as trusted as it once was in the past. What is therefore needed now is for members of congregations to speak about it being OK to worship in a congregation of strangers. The month of December is an opportunity for you to invite others to come and worship.

Pastor Dave

Funeral Arrangements for Clayton Dasher

Edwin Clayton Dasher

October 28, 1937 – November 06, 2017

Marlow – Edwin “Clayton” Dasher, 80, passed away November 6, 2017 at his home.

The Effingham County native retired from CSX Transportation where he worked for 44 years. He was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served on church council, sang in the choir and served in various other capacities. He was a 50 year member of Guyton Masonic Lodge. Clayton was active in scouting throughout most of his life. He was a former Scout Master for Troop 691 of Marlow, GA. He also served on behalf of Zion as the Charter Representative for Club Scout Pack 691 and Troop 691. He was awarded the Silver Beaver for his work in scouting and he was a part of the Coastal Empire’s first scouting Wood Badge class. Clayton served on the board of the Effingham County Fair and he served as a board member for the Effingham County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Ebenezer Trustees, a member of the Effingham County Historical Society and a volunteer with Ebenezer Alive. Clayton enjoyed spending time outside and he was known for making cane syrup.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Maude Conaway Dasher; sisters, Leona Helmey and Sarah Hamaker; brother, James Dasher.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Emma Lee Zipperer Dasher; daughter, Dana Lee Dasher (Dana) Smith; grandson, Evan Smith; brother, Lowell (Naomi) Dasher; sister-in-law, Martell (Mike) Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Mr. Dasher will lie in state from 3 p.m.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, 121 Noel C. Conaway Rd., Guyton, GA 31312. Remembrances may also be given to Cub Scout Pack 691 or Boy Scout Troop 691, 121 Noel C. Conaway Rd., Guyton, GA 31312.

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons
Funeral Home
Effingham Chapel

All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017

All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017

All Saints Sunday is the day we honor the memory of our loved ones who have lived and died in the faith. This is an opportunity for us at Zion to remember and give thanks to God for the lives and service of our members who have gone to live with the Lord in the past year. This year, we remember:

Malah Pack, Vi Buckner, George Shepard.

During worship, we will light a candle and ring a bell as their names are called. We will also light a candle in memory of others, whose names are in our hearts. All are invited to bring flowers in memory of a loved one who has died to place by the communion rail before worship that day, then place them on the graves of those buried at Zion, or take them home after the service.