Calendar of Events
For the week of
Worship/Holy Communion/Confirmation, 9 am
Committees, 7 pm
Council, 7:30 pm
Worship, 9 am
August Table Troop Volunteers: Duane Zulauf, Mark Buhr, Alex Buhr, Jeff Busboom, Doug Parde, Steve Gronewold, Stan Lenners, Mary Lenners, AJ Wiese
Steve & Peggy Johnson
Welcome to worship! Warm Welcome to all our visitors. We would love to have you visit again! We ask that you please sign a visitor card located in the pews and bring the information section of the card to the information center desk, located in the Unity Room. We are so glad you are here!
Church council makes CDs and DVDs of each service. If you would like a copy of a service (present or past), please let a council member know.
Flowers on the Altar are from the Confirmation Class.
Flowers Under the Hymn Board - are in memory of those who can’t be with us on this special day .
We Thank confirmands - Kiera Busboom, Kyla Davison, Faith Holland and Carly Meints for the special music this morning!
Today we celebrate the Affirmation of Baptism for twelve of our young people through the rite of Confirmation. It is our prayer that they will continue to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior all through life. May God bless them in every way! The confirmation Class of 2020….(see insert). Congratulations and may God’s grace and love be with them always!
Today the class have their Faith Projects on display in front of church.
A BIG NOTE OF THANKS to everyone who helped pick/bag/sell/deliver/donate to the Schuster Sweet Corn Project. This was the 15th Anniversary Year of this project. The first year it was recorded showed that the project generated $1,011.00 and it was a LYO project. This year over $4,000 (not a final total) was raised for the newly proposed sound/video system and has become a multigenerational project with mostly volunteers from our church but also Don & Gayle's friends & neighbors.
Thought it might be interesting to do some math and find out how someone’s little idea can turn into a big project and provide an opportunity to serve others.
$4,000.00 = 800 doz SOLD = 9,600 ears; almost 10,000 in one year
THAT IS A LOT OF CORN!
That does not include the countless ears picked & delivered to Community
Food Banks both Beatrice & Adams and People’s City Mission in Lincoln.
Don also took the time to write a $250.00 Thrivent Action Grant to support the project and the local food banks.
Wow…Thank You Donnie & Gayle!
Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow!
Personal Care Kits – When natural disaster strikes or political conflict flares, families often leave little chance to gather their belongings before fleeing the danger. They arrive in a refugee camp or other place of safety scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Personal Care Kit allow them to wash away the dirt and sweat, with the fresh scent of soap and the softness of a towel as reminders to someone’s care and concern for them in their plight.
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (for any Zion member wishing to contribute).
One light or medium weight bath-size towel
(approximately 52x27) dark color recommended
Two bath size bars (4.5 oz) of soap, any brand in original wrapping
One adult size toothbrush in its original packaging*
One sturdy comb, remove packaging
One metal nail clippers, remove packaging
*Toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business size envelope, NO plastic bags or wrap.
Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed. All items should be new and in good condition. Wrap all the items in the towel and tie securely with ribbon or yarn. Do not enclose the kit or any of its contents in plastic bags.
Thank You to Judy Carstens for writing a $250 Thrivent Action Grant.
Share Your Musical Talents – As Covid – 19 guidelines suggest congregations and choirs NOT sing during church services, please consider sharing your talents with us (vocal and/or instrumental). To reserve the Sunday of your choice, visit with Pam Trauernicht: call 402-230-0123 or email
Looking for Roadside Clean-up Participants
"Keep Beatrice Beautiful" is now able to provide supplies and grant funding for groups doing a roadside, park or public area cleanup this fall. The KBB Grant from the Department of Environment and Energy allows KBB to pay $50 a mile for roadside cleanups (both sides of the road) and $10 per acre for cleaning up litter in public areas. Contact Connie Thornburg for more information to get this project started.
Parish Ed is excited for Sunday School. The first day will be Sunday, September 13, 2020. Sunday School begins at 8:45 am in the Parish Hall. To help get ready, please use the Registration form in the Newsletter, at the Welcome Table in the back of the church or the online link on the Zion Facebook page. Please return the form to the office or place in the collection plate by Sunday, August 23td. If you have any questions please email Parish Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder – Now would be a good time to pick up school supplies for LWR School Kits. Boxes will be in the Fellowship Hall for you to drop off your items by August 31st.
70 sheet notebooks of wide or college ruled
Rulers – 30 centimeter or centimeter on one side & inches on the other
Erasers – 2 ½”
# 2 pencils with eraser
Crayons – 16 or 24 count
Ballpoint pens – no gel
WE NEED YOU!
It's always a good time to remember those in the military! If we have missed anyone please give Janice a call at the office so they may be included. Current known addresses listed below:
Everett Bloom will be completing his service to our country, August 24, 2020. After 4 years of active duty in the Navy, he will be returning to Nebraska to attend college. Everett appreciates and is thankful for the support and kindness shown by his church family during his time stationed on the east coast.
PFC Hartig, Collin (parents Jerod & Cally Ideus)
4th PLT, D CO 3-60th INF REG
5500 Marion Ave ( moving)
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Trainee Zulauf, Parker (grandparents Duane & Marsha Zulauf)
4th PLT, C CO 2-39 INF REGT
10400 Hampton PKWY
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Thank you for including Parker's address in your bulletin.
We wanted to let you know that he will be moving to a new location August 1. Any mail sent to him after July 16.will not be forwarded to his new location.
We can send you his new address when we receive it.
He told us on July 19 that he received 27 pieces of mail in one day.
Please Thank the Zion community for sending him mail and keeping him in your prayers.
We will get you a new address as soon as we receive it.
Looking for a great way to bring remembrance to a loved one or recognize someone on their special day? Consider sponsoring a bulletin for $75! Contact the church office if interested or for more details .