Vacation Bible School June 5-9, 2017!

Mighty Fortress This year’s Vacation Bible School will be from Monday, June 5th-Friday, June 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The theme is “Mighty Fortress”. At Might Fortress, kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation — their fortress and sure defense. In Jesus, the victory is won! Children ages PreK through 5th and youth grades 6th-12th are invited for a week of spiritual, summer fun! Please contact Tricia Parrish at 912-713-5706 or 858-2093 if you have any questions, or would like to help in any way.

Sunday School Convention Sunday, May 7th at 10:00am

Everyone is invited to join with other Effingham churches to participate in the 138th annual Sunday School Convention at the Methodist Campground in Springfield. Line up is at 9:45am. Each church delegation walks in together as church names are called. You don’t have to be a Sunday School participant to attend. Zion has a long history of participating in this special event, but will also observe our regular Sunday morning schedule at Zion with Sunday School at 9:45am and worship at 11:00 am for those not attending convention. If you go, please take a covered dish to share for the covered dish meal following worship. Once again, we’ll share a meal with our Corinth Baptist Church friends. We’ll eat across the street in the exhibit building on the Effingham County fairgrounds. Paper goods and utensils will be provided. Those who worship at Zion can make it to join us for the meal after worship. If you have questions about this event, contact Dana Lee Smith (912-665- 1377) Sunday School Convention Delegate.

Sunday School Convention! Sunday, May 7th

Sunday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m., everyone is invited to join with other Effingham Churches to participate in the 138th Annual Sunday School Convention at the Methodist Campground in Springfield. Line up is at 9:45 a.m. Zion has a long history of participation in the Sunday School convention, but will also observe our regular Sunday morning schedule of Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. for those not attending the convention. If you go, please take a covered dish to share for the meal following worship. Those who worship at Zion can make it to the campground in time to be there for the meal. If you have questions about this event, contact Emma Lee Dasher.

Lenten Program 2017

Lent 2017 begins on Wednesday, March 1st with our traditional Ash Wednesday Service. Our chancel will once again return to purple paraments and wooden cross as we enter the 40 day Lenten season. Our service will be at 7:00 p.m. on March 1st with communion and the imposition of ashes. On 5 Sunday evenings, beginning on March 5th at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Lenten program in the Fellowship Hall followed by a light potluck meal. Please make plans to join us in this spiritual and penitential journey.

Lenten Services

Lent 2017 begins on Wednesday, March 1st with our traditional Ash Wednesday Service. Our chancel will once again return to purple paraments and wooden cross as we enter the 40 day Lenten season. Our service will be at 7:00 p.m. on March 1st with communion and the imposition of ashes. On 5 Sunday evenings, beginning on March 5th at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Lenten program in the Fellowship Hall followed by a light potluck meal. Please make plans to join us in this spiritual and penitential journey.

Mardi Gras Pancake Supper!

It’s time to celebrate and be thankful for our many blessings before we enter the more solemn season of Lent, when we reflect on all that our God has done for us. Please make plans to join us for our Mardi Gras Pancake pancakesSupper on Sunday, February 26th at 5:30pm. Come! Indulge! Enjoy some warm, fluffy pancakes with your choice of sweet toppings, and the good company of your church family! Our WELCA is hosting this fund raiser event. Please bring a donation. All money collected will be given to the Youth Group to help with their expenses to attend All GA, AFFIRM, and the National Youth Gathering.

Youth Souper Bowl/Scout Sunday, February 5th, 2017!

Sunday, February 5th, is our Youth Souper Bowl of Caring and Scout Sunday. Each year, the Zion Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) and souperthousands of youth across the nation collect donations for local charities on a day in which most in our country spend money on the Super Bowl football game. Our Zion Youth will collect an offering in soup kettles following the worship to fight hunger locally through Manna House. Checks should be made out to “Zion” for Souper Bowl of Caring. They are also collecting canned foods to donate as well. Please help spread the word, and bring a few extra dollars for the soup pot! In celebration of our youth, it is our tradition to welcome our Boy and Girl Scouts to our worship on Youth Souper Bowl Sunday, to hear an update of their activities by their Scout Leaders and to lift the Scouts up in prayer. This is always an uplifting service! We look forward each year to the opportunity to pray with the Scouts, whose ministry we support throughout the year.

That evening at 6:00 p.m., the LYO will also be hosting their annual Super Bowl Party! It is a fun event where youth are provided with food and activities all the while watching the biggest football game of the year, the Super Bowl. All youth, grades 6th through 12th, are invited to attend a night of food, fun and football!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

cropped-10433196_10155014252950160_8630091949154276867_n.jpgOnce again our very talented children & youth will be performing a Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 11th. All participants must arrive at 3:30 p.m. for costumes and dress rehearsal. The play will begin in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. We look forward every year to having our youth tell the Christmas story in creative ways, and invite you to come and experience it with us! Offering collected will go to Manna House. Bring finger foods to share for fellowship afterwards. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Parrish or Emma Lee Dasher.

Zion Parade Float!

Once again, Zion will enter a float in the Effingham County Fair Parade in Springfield. The Evangelism and Social Ministry committees have designed a creative float to go along with the Fair theme. Fair week is October 17th – 22nd. The parade is Monday, October 17th. Line up begins at 4:30 p.m., with the parade starting at 5:00 p.m. We are looking for members to ride on the float.

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144th Anniversary! Sunday, September 25th, 2016

It’s Almost Time to Celebrate our 144th Anniversary!
Sunday, September 25th, 2016

church-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. 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 (provided). Please join us for a special day of remembrance as we rejoice in the past and look forward to an awesome event.