This Week @ Zion

Voters Meeting THIS Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Gym. Childcare will be available. The Voter Packet has been emailed to the congregation and a limited number of paper copies are available in the Narthex.

DCE Kurt Niebuhr has resigned and will conclude his full-time service to Zion Lutheran Church and School on February 28, 2017. He will continue some part-time responsibilities through May 25, 2017. We thank him for 10 years of ministry among us. We pray God’s richest blessings on Kurt, Becky and the boys in all their endeavors as God leads them into the future He has planned for them.
–Zion Church Council, Carroll Fuchs, President

Attention 2017 8th Grade Confirmand Parents! The second meeting of parents with Pastor John is THIS Sunday February 26 at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring completed paperwork.

Join us for worship  - Ash Wednesday Communion Service, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. Lenten series, “The Art of Living by Faith”.

Ash Wednesday Supper, March 1, Come for Baked Potato, Salad and Dessert!, serving 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the school lunchroom. Your freewill donation will purchase a dairy cow, going to a family in Peru, through Lutheran World Relief. LWR is an organization that helps people with everyday necessities that create opportunities and transforms lives around the world. Your support gives independence, self-sufficiency, sustainable income and real hope. A Thrivent Financial Action Team and Evening Circle LWML members are hosts.

Gospel Worship next Sunday, March 5 at the 10:45 a.m. service. Come enjoy some country Gospel music from Zion’s talented musicians.

March Newsletters are in the Narthex and are on Zion’s website. Or click here to view: March Newsletter

The Director of Worship and Music Call Committee is looking forward to the visit from Marc Profant on the weekend of March 10-13. He currently serves as Director of Worship Arts at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  -Call Committee Chairman Matt Brown

Spring Sausage Sale–Your help needed: Community Center set-up Friday, sausage making Saturday, order pick up Sunday. A signup sheet is in the Narthex and order forms are available on Zion's website (under Events tab) and in the Narthex or click here to order: Order Sausage Order deadline Wednesday, March 1. We still have 4,000 more pounds to sell to reach the goal for this worthwhile mission fundraiser.

From Our School: Re-enrollment Fee Changes Soon- We are getting closer to completion of re-enrollment for 2016 – 2017. The fee goes up to $450 per student March 16. If you need assistance with re-enrollment, contact the school office. Welcome New Students- A warm welcome to Ryah (3rd) and JJ (2nd) to Zion Lutheran School. They started this week. Join me in praying for them and their family! Adopt-a-Child Opportunity- Would you like to bless a child with a Christian education where they may not be able to afford it? The Board of Christian Education is making this opportunity available through its “Adopt-a-Child” program. If you would like to participate, contact Mr. Wrege. This is for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Board of Stewardship is in the process of determining designated offerings. If you have an organization or agency you would like us to consider, contact Julia Carleton at Once the list is finalized, it will be presented at the congregational Voter’s meeting in May.

NOTE VBS DATE CHANGE: Zion families, mark your calendars for Maker Fun Factory VBS, where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God! VBS will be hosted at Zion June 26-30 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm for children entering pre-K (4 years old) through entering 7th grade. Registration is open for both participants and volunteers. Visit this website for details and registration: We are again inviting students who are entering 6th and 7th grade to register as participants; it will be a VBS experience unlike any other! Contact Kayla Winkler for additional information at (254) 228-7252. 

Ladies – Save the date – July 15!  Bring your friends and neighbors to Zion’s Christmas in July outreach and retreat event. Enjoy time in God’s Word, fellowship, and creating a Christmas ornament Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the Christmas truth that Jesus’ Presence Knows No Season. Look for more information in June. Questions: contact Gail Gajewski or Keven Wrege, coordinators. Sponsored by Board of Missions

Come enjoy a Free performance of Concordia High School’s Spring Musical Production “Guys and Dolls”. Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3 at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Location: CHS Grace Place Campus (512) 248-2547.

A return of our blessings: Last Sunday: Home $13,710.50; ROCK (Ride on Center for Kids) $18.12; Caring Place $18.13; Cemetery Fund $15; Rental $100; Total $13,861.75; Average needed weekly: $23,716.89; *Capital Campaign $1,530.  Attendance last Sunday 8:00a.m.–141; 10:45a.m.–227; 6:00p.m.– 23.

*Capital Campaign Donation totals and expenditures as of February 23: Total pledged $3.85 Million; Received donations $2.36 Million; Expenditures (architects, contractors and construction) $676,078; Current balance on hand $1.68 Million.


Calendar for Week of February 26 - March 5

SUN   Worship 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. with Communion                              

            Christian Education 9:30 a.m.                                         

            Confirmand Parent Meeting 12:15 p.m. – Fellowship Hall                             

            Voters Meeting 2:00 p.m. – Gym

            The “Well” 6:00 p.m. with Communion

            Youth Open Gym 7:00 p.m.


MON   Braille 1:00 p.m.                                                 

             Cub Scouts 6:30 p.m. – Gym                          

            Financial Peace Univ 6:30p.m.–Art/Science Rm

            Women’s Bible Study 7:00 p.m. – Buchhorn home


TUES  Ladies Bible Study 9:30 a.m. – C. Schultz Home                 

            Praise Team 6:00 p.m. - Sanctuary                                         

            Boy Scouts 6:30 p.m. – Fellowship Hall

            Board of Elders 7:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room

            Gospel Band Practice 7:30 p.m. - Sanctuary                 


WED   Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – Fellowship Hall             

            JILM 8:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. – Multipurpose Rm       

            Chapel 8:10 a.m. – Sanctuary                                 

            Dominoes 1:00 p.m. – Parlor        

            Baked Potato Supper 5:30 p.m. - Lunchroom

            Handbells 6:00 p.m. - Balcony                             

            Jr. Confirmation 6:00p.m. – Multipurpose Rm

            1212 HS Youth Group 6:30 p.m. – Youth Rm

            Ash Wednesday Worship w/ Communion 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary

            Good Friday Cantata Practice 8:00pm- Sanctuary


THURS Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – IHOP                                  

              JILM 9:00 a.m. – Multipurpose Room         


FRI      Set-Up at Walburg Community Center 3:00 p.m.                  

            Mother-Son Dodgeball 6:00 p.m.–Gym


SAT     Sausage Making 7:00a.m.–Walburg Community Center 

            3/4 Grade Basketball Camp 9:00a.m.–Gym


SUN   Worship 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.                                                      

          Sausage Order Pick Up – 9 am to 1 pm – Fellowship Hall                                      

          Christian Education 9:30 a.m.

          Gospel Worship 10:45 a.m.

          The “Well” 6:00 p.m.