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!

Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014

reformation-sundayWEAR RED !!!
Reformation Day is a high festival of the Lutheran Church year, so the color of the day is RED! This is always a meaningful worship service for us who continue in the footsteps of the great reformers of the Church. The ELCA is known as the Church that is Always Being Made New, and as such, is always listening to the Spirit, always open to being re-formed. We hope you will come and join in our joy as we thank God for his Church, and celebrate our heritage as Lutherans!

Zion had a great turnout for our 142 anniversary celebration!

Zion had a great turnout for our 142 anniversary celebration!

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142nd Anniversary!

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.

“God’s work. Our hands. Sunday” September 7, 2014

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

familytableCome 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. We explore God and our faith, pray sing, create, and break bread together. The atmosphere is relaxed, kids can be kids, and everyone has fun learning together as God’s family. The Family Table ends with a shared meal.
The evening’s activities center on a theme from selected Bible readings. The theme for this event is:
God Lights Our Path.
The Art Project for the night is: stepping stones
as we discover how God lights our path and guides our steps.
Each Family Table stands on its own, so if you miss one, you can still join in the fun at the next one.
At the event, we have a Thankful Basket for you to share your thankfulness with others. You can make a gift of yourself, by writing a promise to use your time or talents to help or visit someone, or you can bring a gift of your things, like canned food, a pair of socks, or money. Thankful Basket items are given to deployed military and local charities such as Family Promise, Manna House, Backpack Buddies, or People Helping People.
If you have questions, contact Amy Young, Sunday School Superintendent, at 912-667-1482 or email
[email protected]

Sunday School Promotion / Rally Day

promotion-sundayYou 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 have an open house with a continental breakfast. We encourage you to come, meet the teachers, and see how your life can be blessed by attending Sunday School.

Blood Drive!

blood-driveZion and the American Red Cross are teaming up on Thursday, June 5th, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.for a blood drive to collect much needed donations of blood. All blood donated stays in our own community to help those who will need it in the future.
The Red Cross is in need of all blood types. Come out and help us support those in need. Thank you!
Remember to take your iron!