Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Chisago City, Minnesota 55013
(651) 257-2713 & 2715
Fax (651) 257-8981
Website for Zion - www.zionlcc.org
To make the love of Christ known to all
through worship, God’s Word,
the Sacraments, and by the entire
Zion Lutheran Church community.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
We have two worship services at
8:30 & 10:45 am on Sunday mornings.
Sunday School is held at 9:40 am in between
Traditional Service at 8:30 am.
Contemporary Service is held at 10:45 am.
Included in Your Monthly Newsletter:
Want an overview of all the activities going on at
Zion? Be sure to check out the CALENDAR in the
center on white paper.
For STAFF OFFICE HOUR information, see inside
the back cover.
Parents must attend a Please make arrangements
Baptism class and register with the Pastor six months
through the church office. prior to the wedding date.
The next class will be held *Ask about our “free”
on May 12th at 7:00 pm. wedding option.*
Please call the church office
at 257-2713 to register.
Interested in joining Zion?
Please call the church office at 257-2713, ext. 1 for
further information regarding new member classes.
Altar Care during the month of March:
Pat Stoltz 651-674-6016
Betty Block 651-442-8437
Nancy Loring 651-319-2897
Women of Zion - Circles
Rebecca Circle – 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Contact person: Barb Garness (257-6591)
Rebecca Circle will meet at Diane Linngren’s
home on March 8th.
Lois Circle – 3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle – Not meeting at this time
"On the Mark"
So, what is your story…Bible story,
that is? Each year I give the 9th grade confirmands a list of
assignments, one of them is;
―Find a Bible story or a parable which seems to best
fit you. Tell which story it is and how it relates to
There is value to finding our story within the pages of Holy
Writ. First: It helps us identify with characters and issues in
the Bible. It also helps us see God at work in scripture which
helps us to look at our lives differently and have ‗faith vision‘
to see God at work in our lives. Also, through reading the
Bible the Holy Spirit has keener access to us and we get
encouragement and ‗nudging‘ from God.
So, what is your story? I have shared that the story of the
Prodigal Son is the Bible story that connects with my life. I‘m
the Prodigal (in case you haven‘t guessed) and most older
brothers get upset or nervous when I start talking about
extravagant parties, all at the Father‘s expense. Prodigals
think big and are not unnerved by the radical ups and downs
in life. They know the Father has everything under control
and there is nothing to fear.
So, what is your story? As we approach the Lenten season I
challenge each of you to find your Bible story or to get
reacquainted with it. Act as if Scripture is a tall cool glass of
ice water and you are literally dying of thirst. Spend some
time with your story. Ask questions of its characters and its
presumed message. Suggest alternative endings and
explore changes in the story line. But mostly…listen to what
the Spirit is telling you through this story.
I am looking for people who are willing to share their Bible
story with us as a congregation. At Sunday morning worship
volunteers will be invited to share their Bible story and to
share how that story relates to their personal story. Please
contact me to sign up to share your story. This won‘t be a
random thing. Effort will be made to connect your story with
the theme of that day.
God‘s richest blessings be with you as you dive into the
Word this Lenten Season.
Ps…if you need help locating a story that fits your life,
please contact me. I love connecting people to Scripture.
Sermon themes for the month of March
6 The Power of…Hope! [Mt 17:1-9]
Pr. Baumann preaching
13 Thirsty for God: Wanting more from life.
[Genesis 3 & Mt.1:1-11]
20 Thirsty for God: Searching for the promised Kingdom.
27 Thirsty for God: Desiring Living Water. [John 4:5-42]
The Sunday morning messages for the upcoming Lenten
season will center around the theme: ―Thirsty for God!‖
Ask yourself the question, ―what am I longing for in life?‖
The answer to that question will give clue to the things in life
that are of importance to you. People ‗thirst‘ for many things:
success, happiness, health, smart children, helpful and
friendly neighbors, love, shelter, good jobs, etc. Many
people seek meaning in life, especially when life seems
confusing and the old truths don‘t stand up to contemporary
crisis. Jesus gives us refreshment in our thirsty times, as he
said in John 7: 37-38, ―Jesus stood and said in a loud voice,
‗If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever
believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living
water will flow from within him.‘‖
March 6, 2011 Transfiguration of Our Lord
First Lesson: Exodus 24:12-18
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 17:1-9
March 13, 2011 The First Sunday in Lent
First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-19
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 4:1-11
March 20, 2011 The Second Sunday in Lent
First Lesson: Genesis 12:1-4a
Second Lesson: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Gospel Lesson: John 3:1-17
March 27, 2011 The Third Sunday in Lent
First Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7
Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-11
Gospel Lesson: John 4:5-42
As a sign that winter will
eventually be over, I have reserved
100 tickets for Lutheran Night at the
Minnesota Twins on Monday, August
22nd. More details to come later….
COUNCIL MINUTES for the Meeting of Feb. 1, 2011
Meeting called to order by Council President Jim Green.
Other council members present: Pastor Mike, Sue Frame,
John Hawkinson, Nancy Grimm, Nancy Brunzel, Nicole
Stokes, Pastor Baumann, Jim Green, and Shelly Sprain.
Also attending: Alicia DeNio
John Hawkinson opened the meeting with devotions and a
The January Council minutes were unanimously approved
with John H. making the motion to accept.
* Pastor Mike's written report was reviewed. Zion is hosting
the annual Tri-Council retreat on Feb. 13 @ 2-4pm in the
Zion Fellowship Hall. Theme is "Working Together On
Outreach." The Adult Forum, "God in America," has been
well attended. Confirmation is currently studying Loss and
Grieving. Many parents are attending. Zion is currently
working on forming a couple of marriage groups. We are
looking for participants and help with leading.
* KinderVillage - No report.
* Youth - Feb. 25-26 is the 30-Hour Famine event.
Christmas Cookie sales made a $2100.00 profit and the
Spaghetti Dinner brought in $300.00. A High School Ski Trip
to Michigan is planned for February 18-19.
* Treasurer's Report - No report. Chet on vacation.
* Shepherding Ministry Report - Baptismal Shawls are a
new program and being given to family/child during the
service. Two were given in January. Zion has received
many positive comments and encouraged several people to
volunteer to make more. The training sessions for the team
are going great with two sessions remaining. The
Fellowship Group is now called ACTS 3 (Adult Christians
Together Socially). The plan is to include social, service and
study activities. First meeting is February 11th.
* Children's Ministry Report - Meeting with Trinity and Lakes
Lutheran to get ideas, etc. Comments from survey in
October: Timing of Sunday School was a noted point. We
need to look at our program and re-evaluate.
* Staff Reports were unanimously approved with Nancy G.
making the motion to accept.
1. The Women's Retreat was a HUGE success with 35
women attending and discussing Proverbs! Thank you
for everyone attending. Also, a thank you to Deb Esmay,
Alicia DeNio, Barb Marek, Sherri Baumann, Joni Hogie,
and Jani Bialke for the time and effort organizing this
2. Restructuring of Teams - We have grouped the teams
into 3 large groups. Each group has been assigned 2 or
3 council member liaisons, as follows:
a. Faith Building and Mission - Richard Baumann, Deb
Esmay, Nicole Stokes
b. Resource and Support - John Hawkinson, Sue
Frame, Nancy Brunzel
c. Worship - Nancy Grimm, Jim Green
3. North Heights Conference Feb 4-5. We have nine people
4. Mutual Ministry Committee:
Committee will consist of the following:
Council Representative: Sue Frame
3 Congregational Members (on alternating
years) - TBD
Their first task will be to develop a job description of
5. Succession Plan for Chet - needs to be one of the first
tasks of the Mutual Ministry Committee.
6. Tri Council Retreat - Feb 13 (see Pastor's report above).
1. Financial Secretary - Carol Stromgren will be retiring.
We need a replacement within 2 months. The position
will be posted in the Bulletin and Focus. If anyone is
interested in the position, please contact Jim Green.
2. Synod Assemblies - Feb 12th Synod Conference
Assembly in W. St. Paul.
May 20-21st Synod Assembly in Burnsville.
3. Contemporary Worship Leadership Team - Ideas for
4. Contemporary Worship Director Position: Motion by
Nancy B. that the Contemporary Worship Director position
becomes a paid position at $12-15/hour with the position
requiring 6-10 hour/week. Effective Feb. 1st, 2011. Second
by Sue F and passed unanimously.
The Council wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to
Deb Harvey and all the congregational members that
contributed to the fellowship and hospitality
following the recent funerals.
Meeting adjourned with motion by Pastor Baumann.
2011 Staff Members:
Michael Peterson - Pastor
Chet Garness – Treasurer/Business Manager
Carol Stromgren – Financial Secretary
Deborah Harvey - Secretary
Sherri Baumann – Shepherding Ministry
Alicia DeNio – Director of Children‘s Ministries and
Sr. High Youth Director
Todd Freeman – Middle School Youth Director
David Fox - Custodian
John Freeman – Back-up Custodian
Michael Savold – Choir Director
Joy Sietsema - Organist
Julie Lauritzen – Choir Accompanist
Amy Kelly – Contemporary Worship Director
Julina Hosler – Kinder Village Director
Linda Nordlund – Kinder Village Aide
2011 Council Members:
President/Worship: Jim Green
Vice President/Resource & Support: Nancy Brunzel
Council Secretary: Shelly Sprain
Treasurer: Chet Garness
Faith Building & Mission: Deb Esmay
Faith Building & Mission: Nicole Stokes
Faith Building & Mission: Pr. Richard Baumann
Worship: Nancy Grimm
Resource & Support: John Hawkinson
Resource & Support: Sue Frame
Heavenly Humor Sunday is coming May 1st!!!
Once again we will celebrate Jesus‘ resurrection with a joy-
filled look at the humorous side of our lives. This year‘s
theme is: ―Jesus Rocks: 1969!‖
Join us as we witness the growth of two neighbor families in
the late ‗60‘s. The Olson‘s and the Frisbee‘s have little in
common, other than a shared lot line, but they will gain an
appreciation for each other through the trials and joys of life.
Please note: we are in need of any clothing or accessories
from the 1960‘s…and especially any antique Tupperware .
Please contact Pastor Mike if you can help with any of those
things or if you can help with the set. Let‘s celebrate Christ‘s
love! It‘s way cool, man! Groovy!
Thanks to Nancy, Vicki, George, Sherri, Richard, Jackie,
Stacia, Amy and Dave for sharing their experience at the
Equipping Conference at North Heights. Graham Cooke has
an amazing way of communicating the gospel and many
people were truly blessed and enthused after listening to
him. Our group has ordered the DVDs of his presentations
and we will be inviting the community to a replay of the
conference. We will keep you posted.
Here is the latest schedule. Please remember that we have
mentoring on Wed. evenings during Lent. Students, you
need to procure mentors and contact Denise Trone
(Mentoring Coordinator) to get recorded.
3/2 Personal Spiritual Gifts – Bring a parent!
7:30 orientation meeting for mentors.
3/9 Ash Wednesday Worship [Spring Break]
3/30 Meet with mentors on Wednesdays during Lent to
study the Lord‘s Prayer & the meaning of Holy
4/27 Koinonia/service event
From the Contemporary Worship
In Feb., Dave and I went to the equipping
conference at North Heights with a few
other people from Zion. As you have
probably heard, it was AWESOME! I
learned so much and will actively apply
as much as I can. The teaching was
inspiring but so was the worship. It‘s hard
to imagine but there were 1500 people singing their hearts out to
the Lord, blessing Him through their voices but also through
action. In front of us was a family. Mom was shifting from one leg
to the other with her head down and her hands folded. Dad was
looking up to the sky with his hands in the air as if he was asking
for his Heavenly Father to pick him up. The daughter was jumping
to the beat of the drums and the son was sitting in the seat,
leaned forward with his hands laced around the back of his head
rocking back in forth. As I watched this family worship, I couldn‘t
help but wonder what I‘ve taught my own kids. Have I shown them
that it‘s okay to dance in the aisles? Have I given them permission
to allow the Holy Spirit to enter their hearts and their worship? Or
have I taught them to sit still and quietly because that is what is
expected of me as a parent and them as children?
Then God led me deeper, how do I live my life? Do I jump for joy
when I‘m excited? Twirl with glee when I‘m happy? Laugh out loud
as long as it takes because something is funny? Run when I want
to chase? No I don‘t. I live my life reserved; stifling my feelings
(mostly the happy ones) because that‘s not what adults are
supposed to do. But isn‘t that what society tells me I‘m suppose to
do? How can I expect to be able to worship on Sunday morning
when I can‘t even express my joy and happiness in my daily life?
This month I challenge you to ask yourself the same questions
and see where God leads you. Maybe visibly showing my
pleasure in life isn‘t as undignified as I thought. Maybe I can play
pretend with my kids and not feel weird about it. Maybe it‘s okay to
make snow angels, blow bubbles and dance when no one is
looking. Or even if they are…God tells us over and over again in
His Word that we are His children. Perhaps we need to start
acting like it.
Until next time, Amy
Financial Secretary Position
Carol Stromgren has decided to step aside from many years
as our Financial Secretary. Many thanks to her for her years
of service. She would like to take this summer to train
someone into the position. If you are interested, please call
the office 257-2713 or Jim Green at 257-7407 or 257-4646.
French Toast Breakfast – March 20, 2011
Mark your calendars and plan to attend this breakfast. It will
be held from 9-11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Sponsored
by Zion Unhampered Walkers Relay For Life, free will
offering will be taken.
Relay for Life Garage Sale
Zion‘s Unhampered Walkers will be having their annual
garage sale to benefit the American Cancer Society. This
will be held April 28 – 30, 2011. We are asking for donations
and hope you will look through items that may be stored in
your basement or attic and bring your ―treasures‖ to Zion.
Donations may be brought to Room 108/Youth Room
beginning the last week of March. We cannot accept
computers, t.v.‘s or any electronic-type items.
Daffodils symbolize the hope we all share for a future with
less cancer and more birthdays. Barb Garness will be
selling daffodils on Sunday, March 13th in between worship
services at 9:30 am in the
All proceeds benefit the American
Lenten Prayer Breakfast Schedule:
Friday mornings at 7:45
March 11 – Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City
March 18 – Maranatha, Forest Lake
March 25 – Lakes Free, Lindstrom
April 1 – Parmly, Chisago City
April 8 – Zion, Chisago City
April 15 – First United Methodist
April 22 – Good Friday Service @ Trinity in Lindstrom
Lent 2011 - Worship begins @ 7:00 pm
At Wednesday evening worship this Lenten season we will
be exploring the meaning of the Lord‘s Prayer.
3/9- Ash Wednesday – A season of prayer.
―The Lord‘s Prayer‖
3/16 – Lord‘s Prayer: The First Petition
―Hallowed be your name.‖
3/23- Lord‘s Prayer: The Second Petition
―Your Kingdom come.‖
3/30- Lord‘s Prayer: The Third Petition
―Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.‖
Lenten Suppers begin on March16th!
Keep in mind that you will be getting phone calls to ask for
help with the suppers. You can help with set-up, food prep.,
serving, or a small donation towards the grocery costs.
Here‘s the list of leaders for each Lenten Supper –
1. March 16th – Chet & Barb Garness/Steve & Julie
2. March 23rd – Pat Stoltz and Deb Harvey
3. March 30th – Dave & Amy Kelly/Deb Harvey
4. April 6th – Barb Johnson
(Grilled Cheese sandwiches)
5. April 13th – Shann & Mary Benhardus/Dave & Amy
Suppers begin at 6:00 pm. We invite you to come for a light
dinner and stay for worship on Wednesday evenings during
Lent. Worship begins at 7:00 pm.
Coming up in April –
April 3rd - Mission Trip youth bake sale – free will offering.
April 10th, 17th & 24th – Mission Trip Youth Auction baskets –
please notice additional info. in the colored ―just for youth‖
pull out page.
April 24th – Easter Breakfast – served by Zion youth from
8:00 – 10:00 am. Free will offering.
1ST ANNUAL CRAZY EUCHRE NIGHT
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH
Don‘t miss this fun evening with a new twist on an old card
game …. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at church at 7pm.
Bring a snack to share … your favorite ―church appropriate‖
beverage … and a donation for the Food Shelf.
Your hosts will be Jim and Amy Green and Richard and
Please sign up in the church office or call either the
Greens ... 257-4646 or Baumanns …257-3442
I am so thankful to share that six people
have completed the Shepherding / Visitation
training and were commissioned on
Sunday, Feb.20th. We welcome Jim Green,
Dorothy Peterson, Pat Stoltz, Deb Harvey,
Virgi Johnson, and Vicki Mickelsen. Please thank these
people for sharing their gifts with all of us.
If you know of someone who you feel would benefit from a
visit from this team please let Sherri Baumann know.
A New Event Coming in April!
Mark your calendars now for the first Seniors and Friends
Service and Luncheon, April 14th - 11:00 a.m.
If you are a Senior or are a friend of a senior, you are invited
to a special mid-week service and luncheon following in the
fellowship hall. Our goal is to give our seniors an opportunity
for worship and fellowship that might be difficult for them on
Sunday mornings. If you know of someone who would
appreciate this service, again, please let me know.
If you would be willing to help with this event, either offering
transportation, food, working in the kitchen, or in any way,
please give me a call at 257-2713, ext. 9 or 257-3442. I
hope this will be a blessing to many.
In His Service, Sherri Baumann
Shepherding Ministry …
For Your Health
Fitting in fitness: Finding time for physical
Finding time for fitness can be tough. The key is making it
convenient. Consider these practical suggestions. By Mayo Clinic
You know fitness is important for your health and well-being. And
you want to get more active, but your days are a blur of work,
household chores, errands, and time with family and friends.
Setting aside enough time to sleep — let alone exercise — can be
So how can you find time for fitness? The key is to be flexible and
make fitness a way of life. And remember all physical activity —
not just formal exercise programs — adds up to a healthier you.
Fitting in fitness at home
Time spent at home doesn't have to be "couch potato" time. To
make fitness a priority at home:
■Wake up early. Get up 30 minutes earlier than you normally do
and use the extra time to walk on your treadmill or take a brisk
walk around the neighborhood.
■Make chores count. Mop the floor, scrub the bathtub or do other
housework at a pace fast enough to get your heart pumping.
Outdoor work counts, too.
■Be active while watching TV. Use hand weights, ride a stationary
bike or do a stretching routine during your favorite shows.
■Involve the whole family. Take group walks before or after
dinner. Play catch. Ride your bikes. It's best to build up to about
30 minutes of continuous activity, but you can exercise in shorter
■Get your dog into the act. Take daily walks with Fido or Fluffy. If
you don't have a dog, borrow one. An enthusiastic dog may give
you the motivation you need to lace up your walking
For more ideas see MayoClinic.com
TIME & TALENT MEMBER
Amy & Dave Kelly
By Your Stewardship Committee
Amy tells us she first attended Zion in the late 1980‘s when
her Mother, Christine Bjorklund, was the full-time organist
here. Amy visited on and off over the years, but it wasn‘t
until a few years ago that she decided to make Zion her
church home. She attends with her husband, Dave, and
their 5 girls: Jenna, Emily, Katelin, Lindsey and Madison.
Dave and Amy are very involved in many youth and worship
ministries at Zion, but their passion is to help churches in the
Christian evolution process and serving God with their
musical gifts. They are motivated by the conviction that they
are not better than Jesus so if Jesus served freely, so should
they. (We are so glad you do!)
When not at church, Dave works as a Certified Orthodic and
Prosthetic Technician. Amy is a stay-at-home Mom. When
she isn‘t teaching piano, she volunteers for the local schools.
They have also opened their home to do foster care for kids
in the system and hope to do more in the future. (What a
great way to give back to society!)
When not at church or surrounded by kids, they like to go on
motorcycle rides, spend time on the North Shore and hang
out with friends and family.
Thank You, Amy and Dave and Your Entire Family - Your
Time & Talents Are Truly Appreciated!
Mission - Possible
During Lent we ask and encourage you to donate money
towards the purchase of mosquito nets for families around
the world. We begin collecting on Ash Wednesday, March 9
and go through Good Friday, April 22. You may place your
donation in the offering plates on Wednesday evenings or
Sunday mornings during the season of Lent.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that kills nearly 1 million
children every year. Research has shown that bed nets
provide one of the best ways to protect kids from malaria.
That's why we want to supply 3 million life-saving bed nets
for children in the hard-hit African nations of Zambia,
Mozambique, Kenya, and Mali. Prevention education will be
provided with every bed net distributed. Thanks to our
partnership with the Against Malaria Foundation, your gift
enables us to purchase bed nets at deeply discounted
prices, enabling us to protect many more children!
Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases impacting poor
children around the world. The disease kills more than
2,000 children every day and now is the #1 killer of
children in many of the places where World Vision works.
Fortunately, effective and inexpensive tools are available to
protect children from this killer.
Every $18 you give will provide long-lasting insecticide-
treated bed nets that will protect an entire family from this
deadly disease. Since these nets can be used for
approximately four years, that means you will save the life of
a family for only 18 cents a month!
It's one of the best investments you’ll ever make!
Our Advent/Christmas mission was a huge success with the
money received for purchasing animals and now we hope
you will be able to give to this worthy cause.
Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all members of our
church family at Zion. Your kindness, prayers, cards and
help have meant so much to us at this
time of the tragic death of our 8 ½
month old granddaughter, Brooke.
John & Cheryl Jelinek
Dear Zion Congregation,
Thank you for filling my suitcase full of supplies that I took
down with me to the less fortunate in Costa Rica. The
supplies were very helpful and they were very glad to
receive them. Our mission trip volunteers worked very
hard during our trip. I worked on building a community
playground while others in our group painted at a school and
others made rocking chairs for teen mothers. It was a great
experience! Thanks again for your generosity!
Sincerely, Jeremy Wesloh
Blood Pressure screening on
Sunday March 13th 9:30 -10:00
in the Shepherding Office.
Congratulations to all those who had their B/P checked
Calling all knitters and
The prayer Shawl team is in need of
additional partners to help with some new
and ambitious projects. If you are
interested in learning more, please call
Darlene Driver at (651) 674-4057.
Another way that you could help would
be to donate yarn for others to use. ….
Prayer shawl needs …3-6oz Lion Brand
Homespun or 555 yds of Worsted Weight
Yarn … these could be any color, new,
Baptismal Shawl needs …
10oz …White Baby Yarn
Thank You for your willingness to
help this Ministry.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands
at times of challenge and controversy."
--- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thanks to the many, fine congregational members of Zion
for all of the team work and prayer for the families suffering
challenging losses this past month. Four funerals in one
week is a record we hope to never repeat. We are indeed
blessed to be part of a congregation that embraces those we
love with care, empathy, and good deeds.
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Pastor Mike, Deb
Harvey, and each and every one of you that stepped to the
plate to help: bringing a dish to share, helping in the kitchen,
washing dishes, baking a cake, cleaning up after a service,
consoling those who suffered losses, or praying for the
families amidst such sadness.
You all have made a difference and your kindness will never
be forgotten or taken for granted. Zion is indeed a small
church with a big heart!
With sincere thanks,
Zion Church Council
In Memory of
Joe Todd Sr.
Marlowe & Lois Sprain
Wayne & Darlene Driver
Curt & Dorothy Peterson
Dorothy Molnar In Memory of
Lowell & Joyce Peterson Brooke Kowarsch
Stuart & Barb Johnson Given by:
Bob Cedergren Stuart & Barb Johnson
Virgi Johnson Lowell & Joyce Peterson
Frances Peterson Wayne & Darlene Driver
Judy Lifgren Deb Harvey
Barb & Larry Lundberg Lois & Marlowe Sprain
Mel & Carol Stromgren Larry & Barb Lundberg
Verne & Betty McCleary Mel & Carol Stromgren
Sarah Bay Richard & Carol Peterson
Rich & Cindy Helgerson John & Cheryl Jelinek
Ron & Shirley Holmquist George & Vicki Mickelsen
Onne Mae Fisher Gretchen Langlie
George & Vicki Mickelsen Peter & Beverly Mrozinski
Mary Redgrave Doug & Marilyn Rignell
Sharon West Dean & Elaine Swenson
Paul Rignell Russell & Gladys Peterson
Russell & Gladys Peterson
Nancy Brunzel In Memory of
Herb & Linda Letourneau Chad Hansen
Sherwin & Diane Johnson Given by:
Judith & Dennis Creen Robert & Nada Engquist
James & Karen Taylor
Robert & Shirley Anderson In Memory of
Mark & Deborah Colberg-Lewis Dave Stoltz
John & Susan Peterson Given by:
Larry & Shirley Lofgren Pat Stoltz & Family
Doug & Marilyn Rignell
Chet & Barb Garness
Richard & Carol Peterson
Robert & Nada Engquist
In Memory of
Lois & Marlowe Sprain
Verne & Betty McCleary
Mel & Carol Stromgren
Rich & Cindy Helgerson
Stuart & Barb Johnson
Wayne & Darlene Driver
Larry & Shirley Lofgren
Larry & Barb Lundberg In Memory of
Lowell & Joyce Peterson Donald Sanford
Robert & Nada Engquist Given by:
Chet & Barb Garness Robert & Susan Collins
Richard & Carol Peterson
In Memory of
Robert & Nada Engquist
In Memory of
Ron & Shirley Holmquist
Curt & Dorothy Peterson
Lowell & Joyce Peterson
Marlowe & Lois Sprain
Barb & Larry Lundberg
Robert & Nada Engquist
Richard & Carol Peterson
Dale & Becky Fredell
Doug & Marilyn Rignell
Every Friday during Lent beginning March 11 (except Good Friday)
5-7pm in the social hall. Look for signs…
Includes all-you-can-eat cod, coleslaw,
french fries, dessert and beverage.
(Also available meatless spaghetti)
$10 adults ~ $7 Seniors (65+) ~ $5 kids (under 7)
Questions, please call Denise at 651-257-2474 x21
We also will be having the Stations of the Cross at 6:45pm
followed by 7:30 Mass every Friday during Lent.
Come for food, fellowship and worship.
Name: Joanne Schroeder
Born: October 19, 1954
Died: January 28, 2011
Memorial Service: February 1, 2011
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00-12:00
Deb Harvey, Secretary
Monday – Friday, 8:30 - 4:00
Chet Garness, Treasurer/Business Administrator
Office Hours - Varied
Monday- Friday, (Mornings)
Sherri Baumann, Shepherding Ministry
Julina Hosler, Director
Zion Kinder Village Preschool
High School Youth Director/Dir. of Children’s Ministries
Alicia DeNio - 785-7803, email@example.com
Middle School Youth Director
Todd Freeman - 257-3062, Zionmidschool@gmail.com
If you have a prayer request, Zion‘s
Prayer Chain can be activated by
calling Sandy Patrias at 674-2029 or
Darlene Driver at 674-4057.
Email address- firstname.lastname@example.org
If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, please call the
church office at 651-257-2713, ext. 1 to have your name
removed from our mailing list.
11525 Luther Point Rd
Greetings from Luther Point!
Craig M. Corbin, Director
Early Bird Registration-APRIL 1, 2011: Don’t miss the discount for registering early for
camp. Online registration is available now so register early, especially for the specialty
camps, like Horse Camp, GoFishN’, Guitar, Drama, etc. Those programs fill up early. Once
again, there are a number of Incentives and Discounts, so take advantage! Camperships
are also available. Look for the Campership Request Form on the webpage.
Looking for Summer Ministry Team Applicants: Do you know of someone from your
congregation who enjoys working with youth? Do they have a desire to share their life and
faith with people? Please encourage those young college students to consider summer
employment at Luther Point Bible Camp. Applications for summer employment are available
on our website: LutherPoint.org. Plant a seed in the life of a college student. We are also
looking for high school students who are interested in spending two weeks at camp with our
B.U.D.D.I.E.S. Program (Building Up Dedicated Disciples Into Experienced Servants).
Spring Weekend Camp Scheduled: Register Now: March 18-19, 2011: 3rd-5th Grade
Camp, Our weekend theme is “Questions about Jesus, Who? Where? And So What?”
Registration information is available at the Luther Point website. Luther Point camp staff will
provide all the program offerings with games, worships, crafts, campfire, smores, great food
and much more. Total cost is $60, inquire at your church about camperships and Luther Point
can help with this as well. Register now and get your friends from school and church to
Mark your calendars--The Art of Bread Baking--April 1-2, 2011: Luther Point and Luther
Park are excited to announce another joint year-round ministry opportunity—The Art of Bread
Baking with Pastor Joel Olsen. Look for more information at www.LutherPoint.org.
Prayer Shawl Retreat: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 9am-3pm. Guest leader Linda Iwasko will
lead the programming. Go to our website for further details and registration information at
Needs / Wish List: We are still looking for good used vehicles, preferably Mini-vans or mid-
size sedans. We have some older vehicles that are showing their wear and tear. We are also
looking for a good used or new pontoon motor, preferably about 25 horsepower. In addition,
we have some docks in the Family Cabin area of camp that are seeing their last days. With
this being a shallow bay, we would like to entertain the idea of having floating docks.
Looking Ahead to Late April & May 2011: Two events to keep in mind for Late April and
early May. Clean up days for camp, Saturday, April 30 and May 7 th. Also on May 14th we are
hosting our 3rd Annual Break in the Lake and Pancake Breakfast. Please come and join us
for any and all of these fun events!!
Together in Ministry Rev. Craig M. Corbin, Executive Director
Just for Youth 3rd – 12th Grade
March 2, 16, 23, 30 –
No LOGOS on March 9th! (Spring Break week)
Harlem Globetrotter Tickets!!
March 15 is the deadline to sign up for the
Harlem Globetrotters game being played on
Sunday, April 2. The game is at 2 p.m. Talk to
Todd or Alicia if you are interested in going!
3rd – 5th Grade Retreat at Luther Point
All 3rd – 5th grade youth are invited to join us at Luther Point
for an overnight retreat on Friday, March 18 – Saturday,
We will be taking the church van. Cost for this event is $60.
Talk to Todd or Alicia if you are interested
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
Youth Encounter (the organization that
sponsors Captive Free) is having a
weekend retreat just for you!!! It is their
annual Quake/Zone in Minneapolis. We
spend the weekend in a hotel with many
other youth your age singing, listening to speakers, playing
games, small group discussions and just having fun!!! Join
High School Mission Trip – Pennsylvania
June 24 – July 3
It‘s not too late to go!! Talk to Alicia if you
are interested! Our next fundraiser is a
bake sale on Sunday, April 3rd.
Registration forms are out for Luther Point
Bible Camp for this summer!! Sign up
soon!!! Let us know if you need a form, or
you can register online at www.LutherPoint.org.
Camp Serve is for youth entering 5th – 7th grade. It is a ―mini
mission trip‖ of sorts. We go to the cities each day to
worship, play, and serve in a neighborhood. Kids are home
each night to sleep in their own beds.
Dates are June 13 – 17.
B.W.C.A. – August 3-9
Senior High youth are invited to attend a canoe trip to the
Boundary Waters this summer. Please talk to Alicia if you
are interested in more information.
Mission Trip Silent Auction Form
Sundays, April 10th, 17th, and 24th
We are looking for classic and new creative ideas.
If you like to cook, bake, sew, give of your time or
services, or create things, and would like to donate
an item or two to the the auction, please fill in the
slip below or contact Alicia DeNio.
We need a description of your item(s) or service(s)
by Sunday, April 3rd.
Any items that can be displayed (crafts, quilts, etc.)
must be brought to the church office by Friday,
Name ________________________ Phone ____________
Please give a brief description of craft items.
Now that we have your
attention, we would like to tell
you about a new exciting
time just for you!! Starting
Sunday, March 20, middle
school and high school youth
are invited to attend a Sunday morning
This is a chance for us to tell you about all of the
great upcoming events you can be a part of, but
even better, a chance for you to tell us what‘s going
on in your lives.
No schedule, no agenda, just hang out and talk!
Please join us from 9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. each
Sunday there is Sunday School. We‘ll even feed
Save for april newsletter
Lent schedule for April 2011
4/6- Lord‘s Prayer: The Fourth Petition
―Give us today our daily bread.‖
4/13- Lord‘s prayer: The Fifth Petition
―Forgive us or sins as we forgive those who sin
4/21- Maundy Thursday – Lord‘s Prayer: The Sixth Petition
― Save us from the time of trial.‖
4/22 – Good Friday – Lord‘s Prayer: The Seventh Petition
―And deliver us from evil.‖
web address for Synod: www.spas-elca.org
web address for ELCA: www.elca.org