Upcoming Events

Oct 2LWML Sunday
Oct 3PTL DQ Night
Oct 5ZLS Picture Day
Oct 15Fall Family Fun Night
Oct 22Jr. Youth Hayride & Bonfire
Oct 30New Member Recognition/Congregation Dinner
Oct 30Trunk or Treat
Oct 23Voters' Assembly
Nov 19Dinner Auction
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Zion Trunk or Treat

October 30, 4:00-6:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE FOR TRUNK OR TREAT Once again, Zion Early Childhood Education Center will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. Trunk or Treat will take place on Sunday, October 30, from 4-6 pm on the black top area behind the school. (Cars will be allowed to enter the gated area from 3:15-3:45 pm. At 3:45 pm the gates will be shut to prepare for trick or treaters to enter at 4:00 pm.)

We are in need of volunteers willing to decorate their cars and pass out candy. If you are able to have a car in this year's event, please contact Pam Kleckner at 635-2743 or email at pam.kleckner@zion-school.org. If you are unable to have a car in the event, but would be willing to donate candy to be passed out, it may be brought to the daycare. We look forward to another great event involving not only our church family but the entire community.

New Member Recognition/Congregation Dinner

October 30, 12:00 pm

On October 30th at noon, the congregation is invited to help celebrate being a Lutheran and celebrate our newest members that have joined Zion Lutheran Church within the last two years. Meat, drinks, and table service will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or a dessert.

Zion's 25th Dinner & Auction

November 19, 2016

Join us at the Crystal Ballroom, November 19, to participate in our 25th Annual Dinner & Auction. This year's Christmasfest event starts with doors opening at 4:00pm. Silent Auction takes place from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. And the Grand Oral Auction begins at 7:15pm.

Tickets are now available at the Zion Church or School Office, or at Cisler Real Estate on Main Street. Adult tickets are $20.00 each, kids 8th Grade and under are $10.00 each, or get a table of 8 for $140 ($17.50 each).

If you wish to donate an auction item this year, download and complete the form below by November 9th.
Stay tuned for updated lists of what to bid on at this year's event. For further information, call 618-401-2660, or the Zion Church Office at 618-635-2880.


The Nominations Committee is currently seeking candidates to fill various board positions (the boards are: Elders, Evangelism, Christian Day School Education, Parish Education, Youth Ministry, Stewardship, & Trustees).

We are also in need of a Recording Secretary as that position has been vacant for 2 years. Please prayerfully consider serving on one of these boards when you are called upon.

Better yet, why not call someone on the Nominations Committee (Jessica Meade, Barb Brackman, Paul Miller, & Arlene Isenberg), the church secretary, Pastor Mitteis, or myself, Chris Birdsell, and volunteer. People volunteering for these positions make the work of the committee so much easier.

Stewardship is all about time, treasure, and talent. Please offer your talent to the benefit of one of these open positions. The only requirement is that you be a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Board and Officer Elections will be at the October 23rd Voter's Assembly directly following the Sunday 10:30 a.m. service.

Sunday Service Time Change

Starting September 11, 2016

At the June meeting of the Zion Board of Elders, the decision was made to go back to 8:00 and 10:30 services on Sundays, with Sunday school in between at 9:15. The new 8:00/10:30 service schedule will begin September 11. The decision to return to having two Sunday services was made after much prayer, discussion, feedback from congregation, along with tracking a steady increase in worship attendance over the past months. It is our prayer that by again offering two two service times, the attendance at Divine Service as well as Sunday school will grow even more.

Griefshare Classes

The death of a spouse, child, family member or friend is devastating. Christians are able to claim eternal perspective and can rejoice that the person they lost is now in the presence of our Creator. Even so as humans, we must grieve a loss so deep and significant. Griefshare ministry is designed to help people recover from their deep hurt of loss. Griefshare includes three key elements to guide the healing process.

Each week videos feature personal stories of people like you who are grieving the death of a loved one. In addition, Griefshare creates a support group for all who participate. These along with the weekly workbook exercises can make a real difference in your recovery. Griefshare, with it's biblical Christ-centered perspective, is an effective tool to help people find or deepen faith in Christ as they examine soul-level questions about death, dying, their own mortality and eternal life. Griefshare points grieving people to Christ as the source of their healing. Are you or someone you know grieving? Consider Griefshare.

Griefshare will be presented in 13 weekly 90 minute sessions on Wednesdays beginning in June. Led by Pastor Mitteis, Griefshare will be offered for your convenience at either 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Over the coming weeks of May more information about Griefshare will be made available in the bulletin. You may also go to Griefshare.org for more information.

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