REJOICING, REACHING, and RENEWING, we share the joy of the gospel through a life of faith.
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Zion Lutheran Church, 319 S 5th St., Albion, NE 68620 October 2011
God’s having chosen them. As Jesus teaches in
Worship and Thanksgiving Matthew’s Gospel: Where your treasure is, there
Over the next couple months thanksgiving will
your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)
take center stage in the Church’s life. In October the
Where we spend ourselves, our time, our
Women of the ELCA and the Sew Happy Mission
relationships, our intellectual ability, our money
Quilters will offer Thank Offering in support of
matters precisely because it forms us in light of our
Lutheran World Relief.
relationship with God.
The quilts will decorate
the pews during worship;
conversation? Feel free to
a display of school,
contact me any time.
personal care and sewing
Pastor David Frerichs
kits. For Zion Lutheran
Church this is a time of
thanksgiving as well as an
act of worship.
In his book Giving to
God, Mark Allan Powell writes that stewardship is a LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
way of life. It is not merely the percentage of OFFERING - OCTOBER 16, 2011
income that Christians tithe to the ministry of the
The kits and quilts are an all congregation event as
church that matters to God. Rather, one hundred
the fabric and supplies are
percent of a Christian’s life matters to God. The
donated by all of you.
question is how do the faithful make decisions that
Please place your monetary
are God-pleasing—with their time, with their
gift in the envelope you will
abilities, with their commitments, with their money,
find in this Messenger and
with their relationships, indeed, with their whole
bring to worship on October
16. Thanks for the support!
While stewardship is much, much more than
merely money, people tend to want to shelter their
money and the possessions from the implications of
their faith. In so many ways, stewardship has
become a burden or demand to be met. What Powell
suggests is that instead, stewardship of all that
faithful Christians have becomes a way of life…and
that way of life brings freedom and new life.
In this light, making offering (whether of quilts,
of time, or money) is first and foremost an act of
worship. It is a means for giving thanks and
praise to God. Making offering is also an
expression of faith. It speaks a word about trust
in God who creates and provides, who redeems
and makes whole, who gives faith and inspires
through the Holy Spirit. And finally, making
offering is a spiritual discipline. Such disciplines
help Christians enter into a deeper awareness of
Simply Giving Program
Now is the time to consider signing up for electronic Nebraska Hay Lift
giving (known as Simply Giving). Zion Lutheran
relies on the financial support of the congregation Due to drought and wildfires in Texas, farmers are in
and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a desperate need of hay to feed their livestock. Pastor
recurring basis. Please contact the church office or Robert Sorensen from Brenham, Texas is hoping to
Dave Woebbecke for details. Thank you! organize a hay lift from the Nebraska Synod to the
————————————————————— Texas-Louisiana Synod. At this time, Pastor
Sorensen is only looking for commitments for the
Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars number of hay bales Nebraska farmers would be
willing to donate. Once he has a rough estimate of
to Zion Lutheran Church Today! how many bales are available, he will arrange for a
Eligible benefit members of Thrivent Financial trucking company to haul the hay to southeast
Texas. The Texas ranchers receiving the hay are
for Lutherans can now recommend where
offering to pay the freight costs to
Thrivent Financial distributes a portion of its transport the hay from Nebraska to
charitable funds through Choice Dollars, part Texas. Please contact the church
of the Thrivent Choice charitable grant office with the number of bales
program. Every dollar directed to Zion you would be willing to donate to
Lutheran Church supports the mission the Texas-Louisiana Synod.
You’ll be contacted with more
Rejoicing, Reaching out and Renewing.
details as soon as estimates are
received and the hay lift can be arranged.
Contact Stephanie Beckwith, 402-395-6010
(office) or 402-741-0494 (cell), Thrivent —————————————————————
Representative for more information about
Thank you for faithful stewardship the ROOF
Choice Dollars and how to designate yours to
FUND loan has been paid off! Praise the Lord!
support Zion's mission and ministry.
Martin Luther comes to the
A showing of the Luther movie will be
held at the Gateway Theater in Albion on
Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30, sponsored by
Immanuel Zion Lutheran Church.
Remade in 2003 (in color!), this movie
walks us through the formative years of Zion Lutheran Church Council
Martin Luther’s life and the Reformation
that led to the start of the Lutheran tradition. The
movie runs approximately two hours. Admission is September 20, 2011
free and open to anyone. The concessions will be
open at the usual prices. The Zion Lutheran Church Council met
September 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Pastor
————————————————————— Kern, Dave Woebbecke, Loren Johnson, Terry
STITCHES AND PRAYER Ahlers, Mary Kay Tisthammer, Nicole Levander,
Stitches and Prayer will meet every Tuesday at Allen Thorberg, Pastor Frerichs, Cindy Rasmussen
7:00PM during the month of October. Please bring a and Dave Skillstad. Absent were Steve Groth and
size J crochet hook and yarn. This is a great time to Lynn Lehmann. Pastor Kern led us in devotions.
learn to crochet as well as share a devotion together. Secretary minutes were read and approved.
We will be making a prayer shawl in time. Everyone Treasurers report was read and approved.
welcome to join.
No report from Worship and Music. WELCA NEWS-WORTHY
No report from Parish Education
No report from Property TO: All Zion Women (and the Congregation)
Evangelism has set up their new committee. FROM: Elva Bartels, President
Report from Pastor Frerichs included to swap
pastors with Pastor Kern at Immanuel Zion on Although August was a quiet month, September was
October 2 and November 13. There will be a NE not! It was extremely busy, especially the first week,
Synod Theological Conference October 24-26 in starting with the General meeting, followed by the
Kearney. Cluster "Fall Doing" is Sun, Nov 6 at Shell Kruse and Briese funerals, the 9/11 pot-luck /
Creek in Newman Grove; Continuing Education program and the Bloodmobile all over a period of
Seminar is at Bethesda MD, Nov 7-9; and Nov 17-19 seven days.
vacation to attend Daniel’s senior vocal recital.
Pastor also stated that he is holding a bible study on Special THANKS to our efficient 2nd V.P.’s Pam
Monday at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. On Wed Wright and Roberta Seda and our Serving Groups.
evenings a class called "Faith Tune Up" which We have some very dedicated workers never
parallels Zion's confirmation instructions will be expecting more of others than they are willing to do.
held. Parents of confirmands are encouraged to Ardy Choat and Ruth Hartford and Group I handled
attend. On Sunday morning there will be a "New the first five days. Group IV served the Bloodmobile
Comer's Gathering" for people who just joined Zion, the last two days. It is in providing assistance to
wish to join Zion, or have been members for a while others that Zion Women experience joy in service.
and want to brush up on the reason they believe how
they believe. Pastor also said thank you to Lisa Special acknowledgment to those who presented the
Skillstad for the window treatments she donated to excellent Christian education program on September
the parsonage for the front door and living room 7: Patti Meyer, Chm, Sandra Lindgren, Marilee
window. Niewohner and Pastor Mike Kern. Officers were
Pastor Kern reported 21 students in the elected and will be installed at the December
confirmation program this year. He also stated there meeting.
is a leadership academy at Carol Joy Holling Camp,
Nov 18-19. It would be great to send leaders from Our Thankoffering and LWR Ingathering will be part
our congregation to this event. of the Sunday worship on October 16 with Marcia
Old business brought up the discussion of the Seier in charge. Please bring your Thankoffering gift
algae in the parsonage bathroom and who and how to the service or get it into the office earlier by using
we are going to fix this. The demolition of the house the envelope in this Messenger to give your special
and trees across the street still are waiting for Steve gift to help those in need.
Bygland to schedule a date.
New business discussed the date of January 22, There will be no meeting in November. Our year is
2012 as the date for the annual meeting. It was asked rapidly winding down. Our annual Christmas
that the nominating committee starts a little earlier in luncheon / program is on December 7 at noon. Mark
getting nominees for the council, Mission your calendar and please plan to be in attendance to
Endowment chair people and NE Synod voting start the Advent / Christmas season then.
members and new nominating committee for 2012.
There was discussion about a seminar for Pastor Starting with the September issue, Lutheran Women
Kern and Pastor Frerichs attending to learn more Today, our women’s magazine, has been renamed,
about good leadership for the congregation. This GATHER. It features our monthly Bible Study and
matter was tabled until next month for further many interesting articles. If you would like to
discussion. subscribe and have never taken it, check with Elva
The meeting was adjourned and closed with the Bartels or Margaret in the church office for further
Lord's Prayer. information.
Next meeting will be October 18 at 7:00. Dave
Skillstad already stated he will not be present.
Mary Kay Tisthammer
personal care and sewing kits that are being
offered for the sake of the greater ministry of
Reformation Sunday, October 30 is a time
to acknowledge the Lutheran Church’s
heritage. It is a time to remember the core of
our faith, that salvation is God’s work. The
I will put my law within [the house of Israel], and I Lutheran Church often articulates this work
will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, in the commitments: Christ alone; faith
and they shall be my people. –Jeremiah 31:33 alone; word alone; grace alone. These are
God’s work for the benefit of creation. In
Have you ever noticed that God is willing to addition, Lutherans believe that the Church
make new covenants with God’s people many times must ever be reforming. Zion identifies this
over in the scriptures? The first covenant is with impulse in the mission statement: Rejoicing;
Noah after the flood. Then Abraham, and David. Reaching out; and Renewing.
Jeremiah offers a vision of a new covenant unlike Even as farmers enter the busy time of harvest,
any before. In this covenant, God’s word, God’s praying for favorable weather, the people of God
law, shall be written on the people’s hearts. God remember that the cycle of new life, growth,
promises to be their God and that they will be God’s maturity, and harvest are themes not only in
people. These are big promises. And they are a new agriculture. All created things have a lifespan. They
way of being in relationship. Of course, as are finite. It is true for institutions as well.
Christians, we see the fulfillment of all the covenants Yet institutions do have mechanisms for
in the person of Jesus Christ. And we worship and prolonging their life. The Church can be in a process
praise, give thanks and blessing, in response to this of perpetual renewal for the sake of proclaiming
good news. These are big promises. God’s Good News in Jesus Christ to an ever-
October is a time when this “mission center,” changing world. While it is important that Zion
which we call Zion Lutheran Church, seeks to fulfill remember and honor heritage—Lutheran heritage as
promises. Zion will do so in the form of additional well as congregational heritage—it is also important
opportunities for faith formation: to be listening carefully for what God is doing
Faith Weavers (for grades 2-5) and already in our midst. And in listening, plan and
Confirmation Warm-up (grade 6) begins on respond.
October 5. These vital after school ministries One of the great gifts of Zion’s heritage is the
seek to embody God’s presence in the life of many visionary folks who have dared to try new
our community’s children, even as they seek things. Albion is a community that has been blessed
to teach the children core stories of faith. with visionary planners who have gifted the
The Blessing of the Keys is another Faith community with resources to promote sustainability.
Milestone in which Zion Lutheran Church And this congregation will need to embrace its
acknowledges new drivers and their parents reformation roots in processes of ongoing strategic
on Sunday, October 23. planning which bring
Driving has become a The Church can be in a process of continuing health, vitality and
significant rite of new life. For indeed, God
passage and marker of
perpetual renewal for the sake of has written the Good News
greater independence proclaiming God’s Good News in Jesus on our hearts…and continues
and responsibility for Christ to an ever-changing world. to do so in the Word
young people. proclaimed and in Holy
Lutheran World Relief Thankoffering Communion celebrated each week as we gather for
Sunday is a time when the Women of the worship, praise, and thanksgiving. And God has
ELCA in this congregation give thanks and called the faithful to continual renewal.
make offerings of mission to God through the
ministries of LWR on October 16. Be sure to Yours in Christ,
come see the beautiful quilts, school, Pastor David Frerichs
We’re Lutheran. What does this mean? special relationship with God that makes them know
Recent studies have shown that American more about God or closer to God. We all bear
Christians are less and less tied to their equally the responsibility of living out the Gospel and
denominational affiliation. Christians are more of bearing witness to God’s grace in word and deed.
likely to move between Lutheran, Methodist, The vast number of denominations might be a
Catholic, Baptist, and other denominations symptom of our increasingly divided world. Yet,
throughout the course of their lives. In a world each one is also a gift, including Lutherans. These
where lines seem to be drawn more heavily between relationships connect us to millions and millions of
nations and political groups, maybe that’s a good other believers. They keep us accountable to one
thing. another in our beliefs and practices. At the same
Luther would be the first to admit he didn’t want time, being Lutheran means more than just insisting
people using his name to define them. He always on certain beliefs, but responding to the grace of God
insisted it was our God in we believe in with the work of
We all bear equally the responsibility our hands. Joined with others,
Christ who defined us. We
may be Lutheran, but we are of living out the Gospel . . . we trust that nothing we do,
primarily Christian. As whether globally or locally, is
Lutherans, we don’t claim to be the only true done alone, but with the
church, the only ones who believe rightly, or the power of God through millions. Every single one of
only ones granted salvation. Instead, we stick us is called to be a part of this work, to share the
together because we share some common grace and love of God we’ve come to know with a
convictions and traditions, and we need each other world that has so much need to hear and feel it.
to be more faithful. I thank God every day that I have to opportunity
As we celebrate Reformation Day on October 31, to do God’s work with you, Pastor Mike
it’s helpful for us to remember what it is that makes
us distinctively “Lutheran.” It’s not just our potluck
menu, our fondness for sitting in the same spot as far $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
back as we can in worship, or even our knack for Year to Date Treasurer's Report
excessive guilt. It is our insistence on the grace and (through August 31st)
love of God as revealed in the Bible. Among all
competing theologies and traditions, one thing we General Income: $140,323.49
always go back to is that it’s God’s grace through General Expenses: $179,484.63
faith that saves us, and not anything of our own General Fund Balance: $ 1,234.71
doing. Mission Share Income: $ 16,396.76
It sounds simple, but it has implications for Mission Share Budget: $ 25,000.00
everything else we believe and do. Our confidence $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
in God’s grace shapes our understanding of baptism
and communion. It forms our thoughts about sin,
forgiveness, and community. It even impacts why
we do the good works we do to serve God and each ZION LUTHERAN WOMEN
other. We trust this unabashed belief in God’s grace ELECT 2012 OFFICERS
because it’s what we see God reveal in the Bible,
primarily through Jesus. While we value tradition Zion Lutheran Church Women met Wednesday,
and human reason, we always start with God’s September 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. President Elva
Word. Bartels welcomed the 25 members and guests present
Does all this insistence mean we can’t work, and opened the meeting with prayer. Devotions
worship, or agree with others? By no means. What taken from Proverbs and Isaiah reminding us of how
it means is that this is the gift we bring to the table God’s word teaches and encourages us, were given
with others (whether it’s a dinner table or a by Ruth Dobbe. Carol Brugger gave the secretary’s
communion table). In fact, one distinctively report and correspondence was read from Markie and
Lutheran tenet is the “priesthood of all believers,” Rudi Sup, Boone Central P.T.A. and The Good
which suggests that no one has a privileged or Samaritan Society-Wolf Memorial.
Roberta Seda reported the serving groups
activities. Treasurer’s report was given by Joy Haas.
Elsie Wheeler reported November will be Zion’s
month for “Meals on Wheels”. Elva reminded us
L.W.R. Ingathering and Thankoffering will be
October 16. We have 166 school bags made to fill The children of Harold & Lois Thewke
invite you to help them celebrate their
New Business: Officers voted for Zion to serve
the 2012 Boone County Fair dining hall. Amy 50th Wedding Anniversary with an
Zaruba has volunteered to chair the project. Karen
Open House on Sunday,
Andersen volunteered to also be on the committee.
Mary Staub will be treasurer. The fair is scheduled October 9, 2011
for July 7-11, 2012.
Elva presented the election ballot. Nominees are: from 2:00PM-4:30PM
1st vice president: Tena Warnke; secretary: Cheryl in the fellowship hall of Zion Lutheran.
Krohn; mission community: LaVonne Kruse;
mission action: none--someone will be selected by NO gifts please, only your presence.
the December meeting. A motion to accept and elect
the nominees was made by Elsie Wheeler. Motion
seconded and carried. Lutheran Marriage Encounter
The program theme: Education-Then and Now Weekend
was introduced by chairperson Patti Meyer. She was
assisted by Sandra Lindgren, Marilee Niewohner, OMAHA, NE October 14-16, 2011
and Pastor Mike Kern. Each told teaching and
learning experiences in their Christian education and Reservation Couple: Dayle & Terri Mautz
expressing “Sunday School is for Life”. (402) 540-8508
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minutes told of the purchase of the baptismal font
still being used at Zion was purchased for $45.00
plus $1.92 freight. Property Committee extends a big thank
Ellen Norskov was accompanist for the afternoon. you to Howard & LaVonne Mills for all
Meeting adjourned. The Table Prayer was sung. their care and commitment to the plants
Lunch was served by Group I chaired by Ardy Choat and shrubs around Zion. Thank you
and Ruth Hartford, from a table decorated with a fall Carroll Rolf for your weekly dedication
arrangement. of keeping the lawn mowed. The Mills
will be retiring after this summer and
Carol Brugger, Secretary therefore we are seeking volunteers to
continue the care of the plants for the
summer of 2012. Please volunteer by calling the
church office or any property committee member.
Mitch Johnson of Newman Gove is keeping Zion pest free as
a service to the church. If you have problems with bugs or
pests of any kind give him a call and thank him for
volunteering his time and chemicals to keep Zion free of
pests. He can be reached at 1-866-314-7378 or
Worship Assistants for October 2011
Lesson Readers: Power Point:
Oct 02 Tom Dickey Dave Skillstad Oct 02 Nancee Krohn
Oct 09 Jerene Kruse Barb Michael Oct 09 Rich Ronnenkamp
Oct 16 Marcia Seier Elva Bartels Oct 16 Kay Flanagan
Oct 23 Pat Neidhardt Elsie Wheeler Oct 23 Kelly Harner
Oct 30 Mitzi Fox Mary Kay Tistahmmer Oct 30 Kay Flanagan
Oct 02 Joel Meyer, Bailey Jo Reigle Ashley Lindgren, Blaine Kennedy
Oct 09 Hannah Groth, Ty Groth Garrison Rugg, Makayla Jenkins
Oct 16 Grace Woebbecke, Branden Roberg Cheyenne Mangus, Hannah Schmitz
Oct 23 Kyley Sorell, Hannah Groth Shayla Ranslem, Kaddee Harner
Oct 30 Morgan Andersen, Bailey Jo Reigle Macy Olson, Mason Wells
Crucifier: Joel Meyer Crucifier: Hayden Niewohner
Oct 02 (early) Patti Meyer, Jacque Dickey
(late) Dave Skillstad, Doug Young, Mark Niewohner
Oct 09 (early) Pat Cleveland, Steve Groth
(late) Barb Michael, Jeremy & Kim Young
Oct 16 (early) LaVonne Mills, Marcia Seier
(late) Elva Bartels, Tena Warnke, Beverly Rieck
Oct 23 (early) Pat Neidhardt, Jane Rolf
(late) Elsie Wheeler, Mark Niewohner, Jeremy Young
Oct 30 (early) Dana Andersen, Mitzi Fox
(late) Mary Kay Tisthammer, Elva Bartels, Barb Michael
(Early) Tom & Jacque Dickey Sub: Rich Ronnenkamp
(Late) Jeremy & Kim Young Sub: Muriel Young
(Early) Don Thorberg, Carroll Rolf, Lynn Lehmann, Dave Spiegel
(Late) Eric Johnson, Rod Nelson, Rick Spiegel, Tim Joe
Altar Guild: Joy & Ernie Haas*, Nancy & Mike Jeratowski*, Vicki Rother
Flower Committee: Mary Ellen Norskov
01-Mark Jeratowski 02-Mr. & Mrs. Alan Choat
02-Dean Larson*, Mark Shotkoski, Lacey Keeshan, 06-Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Salwei
Mark Bower 08-Mr. & Mrs. Harold Thewke
03-Becky Thorberg Mr. & Mrs. Larry Ransen
04-Colin Koeppen, Nicholas Paulson 11-Mr. & Mrs. Tony Levander
05-Michelle Johnson, Trina Hellbusch 17-Mr. & Mrs. Steve Wright
06-Sever Paulson, LeAnn Lindgren, Brad Thorberg 23-Mr. & Mrs. Forest (Bud) Francis
07-Martie Anderson, Chris Levander, 26-Mr. & Mrs. Jim Meyer
James Kunzman, Audra Groth 29-Mr. & Mrs. Bill Majerus
10-Ardell Olnes Sr.*, Makayla Jenkins 30-Mr. & Mrs. Dave Skillstad
12-Bob Bruland, Kevin Kruse, Dennis Weltruski
13-Kim Young, Alison Kern Happy 50th Anniversary
14-LaVonne Mills*, DeAnna Kruse, Kolton Rasmussen
15-Marcia Seier, Kent Tisthammer
16-Melvin Storm*, Barb Tisthammer, Michael Kern
17-Amy Ahlers NOTE: Due to concerns about Identity Theft
18-Mary Lou Nore* if you prefer that your name not appear in the
19-Louetta Kennedy Messenger - please call the church office or
email us your request.
20-Donna Furby*, Gladys Svoboda*, Loren Pearson,
Nikki Heidemann, Bailey Finnegan, Camden Moser
21-Jenna Lehmann, Noah Kern
22-John Williams, Tana McMillan SERVING GROUPS
24-Rich Heidemann, Justine Simons If you are unable or are not called upon to
25-Jim Clark serve or provide food during the months for
26-Carl Eucker*, Anna Cleveland which your group is responsible, we ask that
28-Wilma Tschudin*, Doug Belgum, Lisa Johnson, you bring $5.00 to the church office to help
Kathryn Kohtz defray costs. Or a total of $15 for the year. In
29-Britany Seda this way everyone is able to contribute. This,
30-Alta Schafer*, Stacey Slaymaker, Ashley Briese too, is an important part of our income!
31-Jane Schoening*, Carmen Eucker, Thank you for your faithfulness and providing
Camden Davidson, Austin Dodds food and serving when called upon.
Boone County Food Pantry Needs
October 2011, Daily Devotions
Remember the Food Pantry for the month of by Pastors Sydow & Freeman
October & November. We are seeking soups Christ In Our Home
and crackers. Only commercially prepared for October, November, December 2011
items can be used. Thank you for your
generosity and support. ***Available FREE on the table in the lobby***
Zion Lutheran Church
319 South 5th St.
Albion, NE 68620
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 Pastor 4 5 10:15AM Kindermusik 6 7 8
8:00AM Worship /C Mike Day Off 12:15PM 1:30PM Lutheran Comm 1:30PM Staff Pastor Frerichs 7:30AM Men’s
9:15AM Sunday School Bible Study Bells of Zion at GSS, Wolf Memorial Meeting Day Off Bible Study
10:00AM & 3:30PM Faith Weavers &
10:30AM Worship/C 4:45&5:45PM 6:30PM
7:00PM Confirmation Warm Up
6:30PM Amazing Grays Kindermusik Worship / Music
3:30PM Girl S. NO ELE Youth
5:15 & 6:15PM 7:30PM Sr. Choir
9 8:00AM Worship /C 10 Pastor 11 12 10:15AM Kindermusik 13 14 15
9:15AM Sunday School Mike Day Off 10AM Cluster, 2PM Bible Study Leaders 1:30PM Staff Pastor Frerichs 7:30AM Men’s
and Adult SS begins Bible Study Norfolk 3:30PM Faith Weavers & Meeting Day Off Bible Study
Confirmation Warm Up
10:30AM Worship/C 10:00AM & 12:15PM 6:30PM Luther
5:30PM Parish Education
2-4:30PM Thewke 50th 7:00PM Bells of Zion movie at Gate- 1:30PM
6PM ELE Youth
Anniversary Open House 5:15&6:15PM 4:45&5:45PM way Theater Sew Happy
Rolling Stones - TBD Kindermusik Kindermusik Mission Quilters
7:30PM Sr. Choir
16 17 Pastor 18 12:15PM 19 CIRCLES 20 21 22
LWR Thankoffering Mike Day Off Bells of Zion 10:15AM Kindermusik Pastor Frerichs 7:30AM Men’s
8:00AM Worship /C Bible Study 1:30PM 1:30PM Staff Meeting Day Off Bible Study
9:15AM Sunday School 10:00AM & BCMA 3:30PM Faith Weavers &
10:30AM Worship/C 7:00PM 4:45&5:45PM Confirmation Warm Up 2:30PM BINGO
1:30PM Service for 3:30PM Girl S. Kindermusik 6PM ELE Youth at GSS-Wolf
Remembering 5:15&6:15PM 7PM Church 7PM Confirmation Memorial
Kindermusik Council 7:30PM Sr. Choir
23 24 Pastor 25 26 10:15AM Kindermusik 27 28 29
Blessing of the Keys Mike Day Off 12:15PM 3:30PM Faith Weavers & 2:30PM Pastor Frerichs 7:30AM Men’s
Bible Study Bells of Zion Confirmation Warm Up Songfest at GSS- Day Off Bible Study
8:00AM Worship /C
10:00AM & 4:45&5:45PM 6PM ELE Youth Wolf Memorial
9:15AM Sunday School
7:00PM Kindermusik 7PM Confirmation Dozler/Haber
5:15&6:15PM 7PM Stitches 7:30PM Sr. Choir Wedding
2PM Worship at Wolf
Memorial Kindermusik & Scriptures
30 31 Pastor
Mike Day Off
Worship Services Shown on
CABLE Channel 21
8:00AM Worship /C 10:00AM & Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church
9:15AM Sunday School 7:00PM Theological Conference
at Kearney, NE Wednesday, 10:30AM
10:30AM Worship/C 5:15&6:15PM Zion Lutheran Church
Iver & Mary Lou Nore
Robert & Arlene Wilson
Audio/Visual Fund Dave & Kim Woebbecke
In Memory of Randall Kruse Gretchen Landen
Ron & Nancee Krohn Steve & Pam Wright
Bud & Barb Buckendahl
John & Sheena Krohn
In Memory of Randall Kruse
In Memory of Margaret Briese
Dick & LaDonna Johnson
John & Kathleen Williams
Robert & Arlene Wilson
Dean & Beverly Larson
Russell & Lucille Nore
Jim & Janet Atkinson
Tom & Doris Johnson Women’s Bible Study
Jenice Stevenson Wednesday,
Paul & Carol Brugger October 19, 2011
Muriel Young Peace will meet at 9:00AM at church and
Rick & Connie Nelson Lesson Leader - Mary Levander
Allen & Kathy Thorberg Grace will meet at 9:15AM with Lucille Nore
Marie Naeve as hostess and Lesson Leader - Doris Johnson
Carol Anderson Hope/Faith will meet at 1:30PM with everyone as
Ruth Pribnow hostess and Lesson Leader-Marilee Niewohner
Mike & Ellen Frey Glory will meet at 7:00PM at church
Alvah & Carolyn Ranslem
LaVern & Patti Score
Elva Bartels AMAZING GRAYS will
Marcia Seier meet Sunday, October 2 at
Caryll Karges 6:30PM for a potluck supper with
Margaret Erickson hosts Russell & Lucille Nore and
Don & Leta Brugger Howard & LaVonne Mills.
Bob & Faye Gray
Carroll & Jane Rolf Luther League is taking
Don & Sharon Waters orders for Puffins— a light
Charles & Cheryl Krohn pastry good as dessert or
Barbara Michael for breakfast treat! Please
Howard & LaVonne Mills sign up on the bulletin by
Ernie & Joy Haas the church until Sunday,
Jim & Mary Staub October 2 and they will be delivered
Virginia Krohn around October 12. The proceeds
Delbert & Marilee Niewohner go to help youth attend the ELCA
Malinda Neidhardt National Youth Gathering in New
Robert & LaVonne Kruse Orleans, July 18-22, 2012.
Arla Naber Thanks for the support.
FAITH WEAVERS RETURNING SOON!
Bulletin Gleamings Kids in grades 2-5 should make plans to attend Faith
Weavers each Wednesday after school beginning
October 5. Snacks will be provided, along with games,
Karen Bessey of Beatrice, NE passed away August
singing, and fun lessons about how to live out our faith
27. She is a friend of Marcia Seier and her family.
in our everyday lives. This year we will be focusing on
friendships and God’s creation.
Our Christian Sympathy to Donna Kruse and family
on the death of her husband Randall. His funeral All kids in these grades are invited so if you have
service was Friday, Sept. 9 at Zion. friends who belong to another church or no church at all
they are also welcome and we encourage you to bring
Our Christian Sympathy to the family and friends of them along to join in the fun.
Margaret Briese. Her funeral service was Monday,
Faith Weavers runs from 3:30-5:00 each Wednesday
Sept. 12 at Zion.
until March 14, unless there is no school or an early
We welcomed Olivia, Jordan and Collin Lindgren dismissal. If you have any questions please call the
into the Lord’s family through the sacrament of Holy church office or Bonnie Wagner at 402-386-5558.
Baptism on September 18. They are the children of Any adults interested in assisting with this program are
Jim & Becky Lindgren. Their sponsors are Jacque invited to call the church office as well. People will be
& Tom Dickey, Barb & Myron Buller. needed to occasionally chaperone youth to local
charities for “Mission trips” as well as helping with
Congratulations Roxanne Coakes and William serving snacks and in the classrooms. We seem to have
Kardell who were married Saturday, September 10 more kids each year so a few extra eyes and hands will
at Zion. She is the daughter of Ron & Zondee be greatly appreciated!
Coakes, granddaughter of Ramona Coakes, great
granddaughter of Elenora Briese.
Planning for All Saints Sunday on
November 6 we would like to include your
Congratulations Rudi Sup and Nick Talbott who
loved one that has passed away since
were married Saturday, September 10 at Kearney,
November 1, 2010 to present. Please call
NE. A belated congratulations to Halley Sup and
the church office and leave their name.
Brian Miller who were married July 23 in Omaha,
NE. They are the daughters of Alice & Greg
Packard and the late Ray Dean Sup. Service of Remembrance for Pregnancy and
Infant Loss Scheduled
Bells of Zion needs more members. October is a month set aside as National Pregnancy
This Bell choir group meets on Tuesday and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Historically, people
at 12:15PM. Please call Ellen Norskov tended not to acknowledge these deaths. However in
(402-395-2274) with questions or to recent years, families, friends, medical and counseling
join! professionals, and churches have all become more and
more aware of the need to mark and remember the
Sew Happy Mission Quilters are seeking losses of the littlest ones.
crochet thread to tie quilts with. If you The Boone County Ministerial Association and the
have extra spools of various colors that Boone County Health Center will host a Memorial
you are no longer needing they would Service marking and remembering the deaths of babies
appreciate using them. Please leave your before or shortly after their birth. This is a time when
donation at the church office. Thank you. family members can come together to pray, to share
words of encouragement, and to hear words of hope.
This brief service will be held in the Kvam
Calling ALL 6th GRADERS to
Community Room at the Boone County Health Center
Confirmation Warm Up beginning on Sunday, October 16, 1:30 pm. For more
Wednesday, October 5 from 3:30-5:00PM. Please information, people can contact Valorie Slizoski at
meet in the conference room with Pastor Frerichs. 395-3109 or Pastor David Frerichs at 395-2043.
Sunday, CAMP AMBASSADORS
October 9th · What is Camp Ambassadors you ask? It is a group
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. organized to raise money to send our children at
Carol Joy Zion to church camp at Carol Joy Holling. Why is it
Holling Center, so important to send our children to church camp? It
Ashland, NE truly is very important for their spiritual growth to
Come and have a chance to experience camp. Carol Joy Holling
enjoy an afternoon at Carol Joy Holling Camp! Camp has a top rate program that teaches our
We will be having free fun for the whole family children about God and helps them
including a moon walk, hiking, face painting, grow in their faith, while giving them
hayrack rides, zipline rides for 2nd graders and the chance to meet new people and
older and fun activities at the lake such as experience different fun actives. Carol
fishing, canoeing and paddle boating! Joy Holling Camp has several different
programs they offer throughout the
Don't miss out on this fun afternoon enjoying a summer months from Taste of Camp
few of camp's fun activities! and Family Camp, which allows
campers to go to camp with a parent or
For more information, call Heather Abbott toll grandparent and experience camp,
free at 1-888-656-6254 or e-mail great for first time campers, and us parents that are
firstname.lastname@example.org. not quite ready to let our children go to camp alone.
They also offer Mini camps, which go from Sunday
Parents of sons and daughters who have re- to Wednesday and full week camps. For more
ceived their learner’s permit or driver’s information just check out
license in the past several months are invited their website @
to participate in a Blessing of the Keys. www.nlom.org and if you
Please have your driver (or young person) have any questions just let us
bring their key to receive this special blessing know.
on Sunday, October 23 during worship.
Watch for more opportunities to help provide
scholarship funds through the next several months in
Blessings, various fund raisers. Your support is appreciated
Parish Education Committee and valued.
Thank you, Hannah Cleveland, Chairperson
PIE SALE sign up coming soon for Camp Ambassadors to take orders
for various pies. Watch bulletin and next month’s newsletter for more
information. Proceeds go to benefit Camp Scholarship funds.
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About the Bulletin! Zion Lutheran Church now seeks to make best use of natural resources by dividing the
bulletin into two parts. The Worship Bulletin contains all a person needs to participate in worship. This
portion mirrors what is found on the projection screen. If you use the projection screen to worship, you need
not pick up a copy of the Worship bulletin. Those attending early worship may return their Worship Bulletin to
be reused at the second service. Such re-use can help reduce the amount of waste Zion produces each week.
The Announcement Bulletin contains Zion's prayer list, weekly calendar, and various announcements. Each
family may only need one copy of this bulletin. Though one can imagine circumstances where a family would
require more. This bulletin should be taken home as a reference throughout the coming week. In addition, this
Announcement Bulletin can be found on the Zion Lutheran Church website each week, www.zionalbion.org.
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The Latin phrase Ecclesia semper reformanda est means “The church is always reforming”;
implied is “And that’s good!”
Ongoing change and growth are important for individuals, too, but for many of us, change is
hard. Use this prayer poem to embrace positive change, safe in the arms of our unchanging God.
Cradle to grave —
How shall my life flow?
Always the same,
Never daring to grow? Since
GOD is the same, always faithful and near,
I’m free to move forward in spite of my fear. So…
Naming the Lord as my Power through strife, I
Go forth braving newness — in faith and in life!