Zion is starting a new Prayer Journey this Lenten season and we need YOU to participate in it in order for Zion to discern God’s dreams for Zion’s mission. It will take a commitment from you to pray daily, ponder Scripture daily, worship weekly, and participate in one of our discussion groups.
For the daily prayer and Scripture readings, a booklet will be available to use. You can pick one up at the table in the entryway of our worship area.
To participate in one of the discussion groups, you are welcome to attend one of the following which will be available during the season of Lent:
1) Following worship on Wednesday evenings
2) Following worship on Thursday evenings
3) Following worship on Sunday mornings
4) A discussion group available on Zion’s website.
There will be an introductory session, to answer questions and offer guidance, held after worship next Sunday, February 10th.
Lent is a time of prayer, service, and self-examination. What mission has God called and equipped us for? We can discuss this together through our Lenten Prayer Journey.
A testimonial from a participant in 2006:
Question: In what ways did the Lenten Prayer Journey accomplish what you had hoped it would accomplish?
Answer: “Actually, I gained much more than I ever anticipated I would. I loved hearing other members of my congregation share their faith stories and their Christian concepts with me. It was an eye opening experience as well as a thought provoking one. Their comments help me to see the Bible reading in a new light or with a different perspective.”
Your congregation needs YOU this Lent! We need you to: pray daily, ponder Scripture daily, worship weekly, and participate in a discussion group weekly.
Find out more at the Annual Meeting held this Sunday, January 27th, and the Information Meeting held after worship on February 10th.
Study the best known parables of Jesus! Perfect for your first time Bible study as well as seasoned Bible participants. This Sunday’s Bible study is The Unwilling Guests (Matthew 22:1-10; Luke 14:16-24). We will meet in the family room following worship. All ages and experiences welcome. Please join us!
The annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th following the worship service. If you chair a committee or group in church, we want to have a report from you to include in our annual report. If you have not already submitted your report, please do so by Monday, January 14th. The annual report will need to be available to the members of the congregation on Sunday, January 20th.
Our Christmas Eve candlelight worship service will be held on Monday, December 24th at 8:00 p.m. The theme of the service is “Good News”. Hope you can join us!
We would love you to join us for caroling this year! Caroling is set for Saturday, December 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will meet at Zion and plan on visiting local nursing homes. There will be pizza at Zion after caroling. Please RSVP to Bill Retza 715.927.7084. ALL ages are welcome!
An ABC telling of “The First Christmas” will be held on Sunday, December 16th at the 9:30 a.m. service at Zion. The 3rd – 5th graders will be reading the story with the music being performed by the Preschool through 5th grade children from Zion Lutheran and St. James.
The Ecumenical Bible class of adults with special needs will be presenting their Christmas program on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Reverend Bonnie Turner of Grace Episcopal Church in Menominee will read the story “The Little Shepherd’s Christmas” by Carole Heyer. Refreshments will be served after the program.
We are decorating the church for Christmas on Thursday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. Chili will be provided for lunch. There is a sign-up sheet on the main entrance bulletin board. Hope you can join us!