Food and Fellowship at our Lenten Evening Series

March 10th – April 7th

5:30 p.m.

The Worship and Music Committee is sponsoring a time of Food and

Fellowship after Pastor Ben’s Evangelism Series.

Using different themes each week, we invite you to join us in this

opportunity to visit with friends, new and old, and try something a bit

different.

March 10: A Sunday Sundae: Our committee will provide the

fixings for vanilla ice cream “sundaes” and a

beverage…you get to make it your own way.

March 17: Bring your favorite “dip”….we provide chips and beverage.

March 24: Initial It – bring a food that starts with one of your initials

(a finger food).

March 31: Just Desserts: Bring your favorite dessert to share.

April 7: Pizza Party: Pizza and drinks provided.

To help with preparation and clean up, please bring your food ready to serve so that we all can join in Pastor Ben’s program. Thank you!

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 Supper on Sunday, March 3rd at 5:30 pm. Come! Indulge! Enjoy some warm, fluffy pancakes with your choice of sweet toppings, and the good company of your church family! Our LYO is hosting this fundraiser event. Please bring a donation. All money collected will help the Youth Group with their expenses to attend All GA and AFFIRM.

Zion to Provide Effingham Nursing Home Worship

On Sunday, March 3rd, Zion will lead the Worship Service for the residents of Effingham Care Center in Springfield. Plan to be at the nursing home by 3:20 p.m. to sing songs, pray, worship and visit with these dear folks. It is always a blessing for us to serve in this way, and we know you will be truly blessed as well.

Annual World Day of Prayer

March 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Every year, on the first Friday in March, Christians all over the world gather in houses of worship to offer their prayers for world wide justice and peace. Each year, the World Day of Prayer is planned by a different country, which chooses the theme for the day. This year the ladies from Slovenia prepared the program.

On March 1st at 7:00 p.m., Zion Lutheran will be hosting the service. Powers Baptist, Meldrim Methodist, and

Marlow Methodist will join with us to lift up our voices and prayers with others around the globe, praying for our world. Make plans to attend this inspiring multi-faith pray-er opportunity!

Funeral for Melinda Heidt

Melinda Almeda Barner Heidt

January 30, 1942 – January 07, 2019

Marlow – Melinda Almeda Barner Heidt, 76, passed away January 7, 2019 at Memorial Health.

The Effingham County native was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was active in W.E.L.C.A.,  the senior citizens group, Sunday School, and Christian Education.  She was very involved in the community where she volunteered for many years.

Her greatest joys in life were being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and baking, especially for those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hurley Jefferson Barner and Lucy Taylor Barner; sisters, Geraldine Latham, Joann Smith, and Priscilla Burnsed; brother-in-law, Ewell Heidt; sisters-in-law, Magdalene Mooney, Birdie Strickland, Minnie Butler, Odell Wise, Doris Wallace, Sonia Siebert, and Amelia Dominy.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie J. Heidt; children, Sondra Einig (Gerry), Phyllis Heidt, Debbie Heidt (Bonnie Presley), Rebecca Heidt (David Harris), Charlene Bulovic (Mirko); brother, Rev. William Barner (Kay); grandchildren, Jake and Jack Einig; Anna Lee, Christian, Charlie, Melina, Ella, Rebekah Rae, and Belle HeidtHarris; Luka, Eva, and Lazar Bulovic; sisters-in-law, Lida Peth, Mary Harden, and Maree Patrick; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 121 Noel C. Conaway Road, Guyton, GA 31312. Mrs. Heidt will lie in state from 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, 121 Noel C. Conaway Road, Guyton, GA 31312.

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel. 754-6421

Pastor Ben Mandrick’s Comments

May old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind” The old Scottish New Year‟s song may be at hand but many wonderful things come with the New Year as well. The church‟s annual meeting is approaching. I will be starting to teach the middle school Sunday school class at the beginning of the New Year at 9:45 am every Sunday morning. Also we will be calling a meeting soon for all parents and youth who are considering beginning confirmation. Confirmation is the process in which baptized youth claim (or confirm) the statements of faith made for them during their baptism. It is our way as a church to help the youth grow in their faith journeys, toward realizing how special and important faith in Jesus Christ is to everyday life. Many of us still remember our own confirmation classes and the fun of being part of a group of youth all learning about the faith together. Others of us from different church backgrounds may be wondering what confirmation class is all about. All are welcome to come and sit in during class and participate with our youth in learning about the grace found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Be on the look out for other new opportunities to get plugged into the life of the church. It‟s a new year why not try something new this year?

Everyone at Zion is super welcoming and friendly. So be brave this New Year join in with the choir, come help with the youth, come join WELCA, try coming to one of our many Sunday school classes. There are lots of different ways to be with us here at Zion, make some time to give it a try; odds are you’re going to love it. Grace and peace,

Pastor Ben