This Week @ Zion
The 2019 flower chart is hanging in the Narthex. Choose a date to provide altar flowers to commemorate a special date or in memory or honor of a loved one. Instructions are next to the chart. Contact the Church Office with questions.
Special note: Wednesday night Jr. Confirmation classes will not meet December 19, 26 or January 2.
The 5-Month Treasurer Report/Update ending in November has been emailed to the congregation. Paper copies are in the Narthex.
“Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” - Make plans to join us for our annual Zion Lutheran School Christmas service Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. Sergeant Joe Sabbath investigates a band of joyfully-rowdy shepherds "disturbing the peace" with a crazy story about angels and a mysterious Baby.
Installation of Church Officers, Board members and officers of auxiliary organizations – Attend the Sunday, January 6 morning service of your choice.
2019 offering envelopes are available in the hallway by the Church Nursery. Please do not use them until 2019. If you no longer want to use offering envelopes and would like to contribute online, contact the Church Office.
December 16: Jesus’ Birthday Party! 9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday School Classes (PK-5th Grade) meet in the Gym for refreshments, a sing-along and a craft. Let’s celebrate the birth of our Savior as a family, our Zion family!
Part-Time Administrative Assistant needed in the Zion Lutheran Church Office. At least one-year of business office experience required, 2-years experience preferred. Basic computer and technology knowledge a must. Experience with Church Membership software a plus. 16-18 hours a week, salary range $12-$15/hr based on experience. Year-round position. Questions, contact Kevin Hintze (512) 863-3065. Send resumes to email@example.com. Deadline to apply December 31. Position begins January 2019. Job descriptions are available in the Church Office.
Save the Date for Rosanne Capdeville’s retirement celebration: Sunday, February 3 at Noon. Enjoy a catered lunch in the Zion Gym. More details to come. RSVP’s will be taken in January.
Parents Night Out! Saturday, December 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m, Zion Gym, $20 per family. Drop off the kids and enjoy an evening out! Kids will enjoy snacks, crafts and a movie. Ages: infants through 5th grade are welcome. All proceeds benefit Zion’s Youth Groups. Contact DCE Guy Seter with questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on the Hilltop Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. as our Zion Chancel Choir presents our first annual Classical Christmas Concert featuring a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria. Joining our Chancel Choir will be a chamber orchestra as well as singers from Southwestern University. After the concert, stay for a wine and cheese social with food and fellowship! A love offering will be taken to support further music programs and concerts at Zion!
A HUGE thank you for all the donations to Operation Christmas Child and the Upbring Angel Tree. Many children will be blessed by your generosity. Zion Faith Circle
Zion "Campers for Christ" weekend has been rescheduled! Due to the October flooding in the Texas hill country, the camp weekend was rescheduled. This provides everyone who was unable to attend previously with the opportunity to join in the fun with their families. New dates are February 8-10 at Inks Lake State Park. Plenty of cabins ($55 for two nights) and campsites ($20 for two nights) are available. Speak with Pastor Kevin, Guy Seter, Shane Baylor or Kayla Winkler or email the Church Office email@example.com if your family is interested. Sites are reserved on a first come basis. Final deadline to register is Thursday, December 20. Remember that all meals for the weekend are included! Come and invite a new family to join you! Zion Mission Board
Summer Camp at Zion - Camp Zion is set to begin the Summer of 2019. There will be a total of 6 weekly camps: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26. The camp is available for kids age 5-12. Each camp has 2 attendance options: M-F 7:00 am-3:00 pm for $150 or M-F 7:00 am-6 pm for $200. Each camp will have a theme and a designated field trip once a week. We will also offer after VBS care for the week of June 25-29 for $100. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Camp Directors: Shelli Haggard 512-293-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Kristin Stuewe 512-689-5320 or email@example.com .You can also contact Steven Cashio 512-686-2991. May God bless this new mission from the Hilltop.
Stewardship Spotlight for December: The Key2Free – Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Human trafficking is defined as “the exploitation of men, women and children for forced labor or sex by a third party for profit or gain.” Texas Attorney General Office. It is a $32 billion industry worldwide with an estimated 36 million in slavery around the world. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 25% of human trafficking victims found nationwide are in Texas. The Key2Free is working in your community to address these staggering numbers. Thekey2freetx.org. 844-312-FREE (3733). Text key2free to 243725
Calendar for Week of December 16-23
Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Jesus’ Birthday Party 9:30 a.m. – Gym
Christian Education 9:30 a.m.
Classical Christmas Concert 3:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Youth Open Gym 6:00 p.m.
Quilting 5:00 p.m. – Liese Home
Cub Scouts 6:30 p.m. - Gym
Evening Circle LWML 6:30 p.m. – Turnipseed Home
Praise Team 6:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – Parlor
JILM 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room
Chapel 8:10 a.m. – Sanctuary
Dominoes 1:00 p.m. – Parlor
Advent Sandwich Meal 5:00 p.m. – Lunchroom
School Program 6:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – IHOP
JILM 9:00 a.m. – Multipurpose Room
School Parties and Early Release
Illumin8 Christmas Party 6:00 p.m. – Youth Room
Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Communion
Christian Education 9:30 a.m.
Youth Open Gym 6:00 p.m.
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