Supporting the DAR Boys & Girls Club

The DAR Boys and Girls Club of Menominee and Marinette also receives a percentage of our regular General Fund contributions. That percentage is 2%. In this video, you will see a little bit of what the kids do when they spend their time at the DAR. Certainly, there is much joy that goes along with all the interesting activities they are engaged in. Thank you for your generosity and the tremendous difference that it makes in the lives of so many. 

We support Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp

A percentage of our regular giving goes to support a number of different ministries that are important to Zion. Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp is one of them. Out of the contributions that are designated for the General Fund, 1.1% goes to the camp every month. In this short video, you will get a small glance at the impact your giving makes on the lives of campers as well as staff members. Thank you for your generosity! 

Question of the Day, Monday, October 4, 2021

The Question of the Day helps prepare you for next Sunday’s focus text in worship. These questions are posted here each day offering an opportunity for discussion. (Just click on the title of this post and you will be taken to the discussion window.) Try it out for a week and see how Jesus will use your time pondering upon God’s word to deepen your faith.

Today’s question is: What can we do to inherit anything, including eternal life?

This week’s text for the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost is from Mark 10:17-31 (NRSV)

17As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.'” 20He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
23Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”
28Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age — houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions — and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

May 30, 2021 Pew and Holy Communion Reservation Information

In-person Indoor Worship information for Sunday, May 30, 2021

To reserve a pew for in-person indoor worship on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. please read the In-person Indoor Worship Protocols and sign up using the Sign up Genius link: Pew Reservation: 5/30/21. If you need assistance making a pew reservation, please call Zion’s office at: 715-735-7898 or send an email to: zion@newbc.rr.com

Distribution of Holy Communion Sunday, May 30, 2021

To reserve your table for Holy Communion on Sunday, May 30th please read the Holy Communion Pandemic Protocols and sign up using the Signup Genius link: May 30, 2021 Holy Communion. If you need assistance making your reservation, you may call Zion’s office or send an email.

Holy Communion, Sunday, April 4, 2021

You are invited and encouraged by Zion Lutheran Church to sign up for Holy Communion on Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (with the last group entering at 12:00 p.m.).

To view the online sign-up sheet and to reserve your element setting, please follow this link. Or you may call Zion’s office (715-735-7898) and ask for assistance in reserving your element setting.

TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE STAYS HEALTHY AND SAFE PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE PROTOCOLS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION THAT ARE BELOW.

Distribution will be “No Contact”. We have 5 tables for each time slot with a maximum of 4 people per table from the same household. Tables can be filled with an individual, a couple or family groups. If your family/household has more than four members, please sign up for more than one table. When signing up you will be required to answer “Which do you need? Wine, grape juice, bread, gluten free or a chair?”. It is of utmost importance that you inform us of what you need (wine, bread, grape juice, gluten-free wafers or a chair). (Chairs have been added so that we can control one time use only.)

You will not be able to sign up unless you include your answer in the space provided.

Please do not come if:

  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You have been in contact with someone who has been tested but has not yet received their COVID-19 test result.
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You are waiting for your COVID-19 test result.
  • You are not feeling well.

When arriving for Holy Communion:

  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your reserved element setting time (we will have chairs available for those who need one).
  • Social distancing and masks are required (masks, of course, will be removed during the consumption of the elements).
  • The service will last about 5 minutes.
  • While waiting for your turn, please be sure to practice physical distancing by keeping yourself at least 6 feet away from other members of Zion (the exception being members of your immediate household).
  • An usher will greet you at the main entrance and will guide your entry.
  • Exit will be out the north (office hallway) door.
  • All doors will be open for no contact entrance and exiting.
  • Windows will be open and exhaust fans will be on for optimum ventilation.
  • All tables will be sanitized before/after each table is prepared for the next group.
  • Chairs will be one time use only.
  • Blessing of our young members who have not received First Communion instruction will be done from a distance of no less than 6 feet.

If at any time you feel this procedure exceeds your comfort level for safety, but you still wish to receive Holy Communion, please contact Pastor Keith. Obviously, safety for all is our primary concern. Patience and graciousness are always welcome as we continue to experiment with this new form of worship. As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please send an email to: zion@newbc.rr.com or call Zion’s office.

Peace to all!

Distribution of Holy Communion on Sunday, November 29, 2020

You are invited and encouraged by Zion Lutheran Church to sign up for “Distribution of Holy Communion” on Sunday, November 29, from 10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (with the last group entering at 11:45 a.m.).

To view the online sign-up sheet and to reserve your element setting, please click on the link below. Or you may call Zion’s office (715-735-7898) and ask for assistance in reserving your element setting.

TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE STAYS HEALTHY AND SAFE PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE UPDATED PROTOCOLS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION THAT ARE BELOW.

Distribution will be “No Contact”. We have 5 tables for each time slot with a maximum of 4 people per table from the same household. Tables can be filled with an individual, a couple or family groups. If your family/household has more than four members, please sign up for more than one table. When signing up you will be required to answer “Which do you need? Wine, grape juice, bread, gluten free or a chair?”. It is of utmost importance that you inform us of what you need (wine, bread, grape juice, gluten-free wafers or a chair). (Chairs have been added so that we can control one time use only.) You will not be able to sign up unless you include your answer in the space provided.

Please do not come if:

  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You have been in contact with someone who has been tested but has not yet received their COVID-19 test result.
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You are waiting for your COVID-19 test result.
  • You are not feeling well.

When arriving for Holy Communion:

  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your reserved element setting time (we will have chairs available for those who need one).
  • Social distancing and masks are required (masks, of course, will be removed during the consumption of the elements).
  • The service will last about 5 minutes.
  • While waiting for your turn, please be sure to practice physical distancing by keeping yourself at least 6 feet away from other members of Zion (the exception being members of your immediate household).
  • An usher will greet you at the main entrance and will guide your entry.
  • Exit will be out the north (office hallway) door.
  • All doors will be open for no contact entrance and exiting.
  • Windows will be open and exhaust fans will be on for optimum ventilation.
  • All tables will be sanitized before/after each table is prepared for the next group.
  • Chairs will be one time use only.
  • Blessing of our young members who have not received First Communion instruction will be done from a distance of no less than 6 feet.

If at any time you feel this procedure exceeds your comfort level for safety, but you still wish to receive Holy Communion, please contact Pastor Keith. Obviously, safety for all is our primary concern. Patience and graciousness are always welcome as we continue to experiment with this new form of worship. As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please send an email to: zion@newbc.rr.com or call Zion’s office.

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Announcements for Sunday, September 20, 2020

The announcements for Sunday, September 20, 2020 are now available.

For distribution of Holy Communion on Sunday, Sept. 20th; 67.5% of tables are open for a reservation. Follow the link i the announcements or contact Zion’s office, Melissa will gladly assist you!

Tenebrae Worship Tonight

We will be holding a worship service this evening beginning at 7:30 on Facebook Live. There will be hymns and times of prayer as well as the traditional extinguishing of the lights and the reading of the Seven Last Words that Jesus spoke from the cross. You are not only invited to join us but also to consider ways that you might extinguish lights in your house, or possibly extinguish 7 candles as we will do in our worship area.

Worship on Sunday will also be available through FB Live at 9:30 a.m. I’m thrilled to share with you that Bill Tipple will be playing trumpet to some of our hymns. “Yay!! Thanks Bill!”

This is a strange and difficult time. Who could ever imagine not being together on at this holiest time of the year. And yet, how Christ-like we are as we sacrifice our time together and the familiar not only for our sake, but, more importantly, for the sake of countless others in our community. Christ is with us even when we cannot be together physically.

A blessed Easter to you all.
Pastor Keith