This Week @ Zion
Voter’s Meeting SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Agenda, proposed ballot and candidate bios are available in the Narthex. Childcare will be provided.
The 2017 Wurstbraten financial report has been emailed to the congregation and copies are in the Narthex.
December Newsletters are in the Narthex and are on Zion’s website www.zionwalburg.org .
Zion's Building Committee is seeking a replacement for the seat of Scott Peterson, who has elected to step down. Contact co-chairs Kris Kasper at email@example.com, (512) 966-9781 or Scott Linebrink at firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 635-7102 if you have interest in serving.
All Zion ladies are invited to join Faith Circle Thursday, December 14, 1-3 p.m. in the Church Parlor for a December meeting. Kayla Winkler leads the Christmas devotion. Bring a favorite appetizer to share and two dozen cookies for a cookie exchange. Contact Sarah Jones at email@example.com for more information.
2018 Offering Envelopes will soon be distributed. For recording purposes, you are asked to use offering envelopes or note your number on your check. If you do not want a box of envelopes, please contact the Church Office. You will be assigned an offering number which you should write on any contributions. This will help alleviate the number of unused boxes ordered therefore reducing costs. Gil Schwausch, Financial Secretary
A very special Advent Thank You to everyone who participated in Zion's annual Angel Tree and in the annual Operation Shoebox campaign. You've brought Christmas joy to the hearts of many children. Blessings to you this holy season.
Book Signing – SUNDAY after both services. Donna Coppersmith signs her inspirational book on praying, listening, and responding to God entitled Seven Skirts for Seven Sisters. Her book ($13) tells about doing mission work in Africa. While there, she gave away skirts to women as the Lord led her. The giving of each skirt became an amazing "God Story" teaching powerful and practical life-lessons on how to pray and listen to God. Donna's book can also be used as a personal or family devotional.
Upcoming Youth and Family events:
December 15: Youth Group Christmas Party (Jr and Sr High); 7-9pm If you want to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift. Spending limit is $20 and the gift MUST be “As Seen On TV”! Light refreshments served.
December 17: Mandatory Quake meeting for participants and parents 12:15 p.m. in the Gym.
December 24: 9:30 a.m. ALL Sunday School Classes (Adults included) meet in the Gym for light refreshments, devotional time, fellowship, a short video and, perhaps, a craft or two. Let’s celebrate the birth of our Savior as a family, our Zion family!
December 29: Youth Group Lock-in (Jr and Sr High) 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Bring your ideas for a new youth group name and logo. We will also discuss a new student leadership program. If there are student members of Zion whom you haven’t seen in a while, get on the phone! Write a letter! Send an invitation! You may also want to bring a snack to share. Breakfast provided.
The Board of Trustees has authorized the sale of lot 167 of Woodcreek subdivision, a golfing community, in Wimberley. Lot location can be found on Hays CAD property search under Property ID R48821. Lot was donated to Zion by a church member. To purchase this lot, contact Steve Cashio at 512-686-2991.
Weldon Mersiovsky’s brother Ken as well as others suffered loss of household appliances and furniture due to Hurricane Harvey. Furniture and appliances have been collected to take to the Spring-Cypress area of Harris County. There is room in the rented truck for more gently used furniture (no holes, stains or tears). Have anything to donate? Contact Weldon by Christmas, 512-635-6429. Items not used by Ken, will go to Northwest Assistance Ministries.
The Meissner family thanks all who carried Billy in your thoughts and prayers. He was released from the hospital December. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all of your support through prayers, calls, emails, Facebook, visits, cards and gift cards. Know that your prayers have been answered and we have seen so many of God's miracles. In appreciation we are hosting a "Come and Go" at Moravian Hall Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Join in welcoming Billy home. - Kathy Meissner, Samantha & Kaleb Amidon, Allen Meissner Family, Ronnie & Kathy Pitts
Letters of Encouragement - Aaron Davison, son of Michael & Sara Bottom, continues to wait for a court date in the Williamson County Jail after the tragic cycling accident last January. Sara indicates Aaron would love to receive mail but the cards and notes cannot have glue or glitter. His mailing address is: WCJ Davison, Aaron, 5/8/96, PO Box 2119, Georgetown, Texas 78627-2051
A return of our blessings: Last Sunday: Home $17,805.59; General $4,619.70; Concordia Univ. $513.30; Cemetery Fund $15; Total $22,953.59; *Capital Campaign $1,362.77. Attendance: 12/3/17 8:00 a.m. – 184; 10:45 a.m. – 244.
*Capital Campaign Donation, totals and expenditures as of 12/6/17: Total pledged $3.85 Million; Received donations $2.6 Million; Expenditures (architects, contractors & construction) $721,590; Current balance $1.9 Million.
Calendar for Week of December 10-17
Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Communion
Christian Education 9:30 a.m.
Voter’s Meeting 2:00 p.m. - Sanctuary
Faith Braille 1:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room
Board of Christian Ed 4:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room
Cub Scouts 6:30 p.m. – Gym
Evening Circle LWML 6:30 p.m. – Buerfeind Home
Praise Team Practice 6:00 p.m. – Church
Board of Stewardship 6:30 p.m. – Parlor
Boy Scouts 6:30 p.m. – Fellowship Hall
Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – G. Buchhorn Home
Chapel 8:10 a.m. – Sanctuary
Executive Staff Meeting 1:30 p.m. – Multipurpose Room
Hall of History 5:00 p.m. – Parlor
Jr. Confirmation 6:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room
Advent Worship 7:00 p.m. – Church
Quilting 10:00 a.m. – Liese Home
Faith Circle 1:00 p.m. - Parlor
Jr. and Sr. High Christmas Party 7:00 p.m. – Gym
CrossTrainers Youth Group 6:00 p.m. - Gym
Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Christian Education 9:30 a.m.
Youth Open Gym 6:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church and School, 6001 FM 1105, Georgetown, TX 78626 512/863-3065 = School 863-5345