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Week of July 14, 2024 

Helping Today – Semi Annual Meeting

Pastor…………………….……....Jerry Gilbreath

Organist…………………..Alnora Daubendiek

Acolytes………………….…….Logan Busboom

                                        Presleigh Borgman

Lector……………….……………..…..Cindy Parde

Greeters…………...Jacob & Nicole Behrends

                                  Todd & Jeni Bohlmeyer

Coffee Fellowship by................ Joy Circle & Volunteers




9:00 Worship/Baptism/Coffee Fellowship by Joy Circle & Volunteers

Annual Meeting following worship – Please stay following worship!

11 am Stone Barn Celebration



7 pm Men’s Choir



Youth leave for Colorado Trip



Ladies Aid



Youth return from Colorado trip

6 pm 150th Anniversary Events at Fuller Park


Next Sunday-150th Anniversary Celebration

9 am Worship/Men’s Choir/Communion/Fellowship- Anniversary Committee




Helping out Next Sunday – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Pastor…………………….Jerry Gilbreath

                                  Rev. Arden Dorn

Organist………....Alnora Daubendiek

Acolytes…………….……..Henry Garton

                                          Kipton Lovitt

Lector……………….……Sammie Garton

Greeters…….Dennis & Patty Behrens

                           Doug & Rhonda Dorn

Special Guests…….Our Friends from


Coffee Fellowship by….The Anniversary



July Altar Guild: Danelle Evers, Carrye Meints, Linda Blackwell, Denise Ideus, Cheryl Folkerts.



July Table Troop: Larry Gronewold (leader), Eddie & Lynette Dorn, Gary & Brenda Gronewold, Dave & Carrye Meints, Kenny & Janet Schuster, Steve & Peggy Johnson.


Welcome to worship! A 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 or place it in the offering plate.  We are so glad you are here!


HANDICAP PARKING - We encourage you to reserve parking between the parsonage and the north doors for those joining us with mobility difficulties. Thank you! ~ The Church Council

There are a number of the activity kids bag missing.    Please feel free to take the activities home with you but please leave the bags and the colors/marker containers so they can be restocked and used the following Sunday. 


IF INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A WEEKLY BULLETIN you may do so by contacting the Church secretary and making a check out to Zion Church for $75.00.


The bulletin today is sponsored by Betty Daubendiek, Annette Daubendiek, Jill, Scott & Megan Nelson – in Memory of Roger Daubendiek.  Roger’s birthday is July 15th.  Happy heavenly birthday Roger!



Lost & Found

There are 2 jackets hanging on the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall. Please check them out to see if one of them is yours! There is a black leather one and a child’s sweatshirt from VBS.



Men’s Choir practice July 15th at 7 pm.  We will be singing on the 21st at the Anniversary Service.




Welcome our newest member in Christ today with the baptism of Baylor Lee Bloom son of Brady Bloom and Bryanne Vculek.  Sponsors for Baylor today are Judd Alberts and Mackenzie Spencer.  Grandparents of Baylor are Deric & Ivy Bloom and Jason Vculek and Jody Shepek. Please keep Baylor, Brady & Bryanne in your prayers.



Zion’s Semi-Annual meeting is today following worship -please plan on staying for this meeting!



Cemetery new fencing update!

  The cemetery board and others have been busy removing trees and the old fencing in preparation of the new fence. Updates will be printed in the bulletins and future newsletters. Future announcements will keep everyone informed of continued changes and improvements. Any donations can be sent to Les Lieneman or Don Schuster and they will put it in a separate account for the cemetery fence project




Summer Youth Trip to Colorado

   We're super excited about this year's retreat, and we've got 11 awesome kids and 4 wonderful adults joining us. We'll be heading out from July 17th to July 20th.

  Please keep this youth and the sponsors in your thoughts and prayers this week as they travel to Colorado and back home.  Keep everyone safe and may they have a wonderful time!



LWR School Kit supplies are on sale NOW!  We will begin church collection for these AUGUST 1st but you might want to purchase now! 

List found below …

70-page count (wide or college rule notebooks)                                                                                                                                 

Rulers (30 centimeter on one side an inches on the other)

 #2 pencils (unsharpened)

 Pencil sharpeners

 Scissors (blunt end)

 Blue or Black only ink pens (no gel pens)

 Crayons (16 or 24 count)

 2½ inch Erasers 

As part of the Upcoming July 150th Anniversary celebration there will be a “Show & Shine” display of vehicles from the period of 1924-1974. 

This will take place on Sunday morning July 21st.  Vehicles from this period will be displayed in the parking lot for all to see and enjoy!  Anyone interested in bringing your vehicle please contact Terry Oltman at (402)416-4902.




 1924-1974 Throwback Party

 for the Community Food Pantry


Now through July 21st celebration purchase any of the items listed below and return to the collection table located in the fellowship hall.

Invented in 1920’s – Welch’s grape jelly, Velveeta Cheese

                     1930’s – Mott’s Apple Sauce, Ritz Crackers

                     1940’s – Cheerios, Raisin Bran Cereal

                     1950’s – Minute Rice, Pam

                     1960’s – Pop Tarts, SpaghettiOs

                     1970’s – Hamburger Helper, Orville Redenbacher


                            (Generic Brands are Welcome!)

Our goal is 150 items or more to celebrate 150 years!  We thank Carley Remmers for writing a Thrivent Mini Action grant for $250 to support this project!  
Be sure to check out the “Zion Trivia Bites & Pictures” denoting each decade on the table as well!


You are invited to Zion’s 150th Anniversary 

Celebrating the second 50 years:   1924-1974 


Saturday, July 20th -An Evening at Fuller Park-begins at 6 pm


Come Join Us

Zion 150th Recognition

Fuller Field Mini-Marathon Fun Night


6:00:  Game 1:  Christ Lutheran vs Zion

6:45:  Home Plate Talk

          Laureen Reidesel tribute to Fuller family

7:00:  Game 2:  Hanover Germany vs Hanover Pickrell

7:45:  More Fun


Come enjoy Frisbee golf, potato sack races down at the Pavilion.

Hamburgers/Hotdogs/Pie & Ice Cream available throughout the evening.

See you at Fuller Field

Sunday, July 21st - Zion Church Grounds  

Featuring:  8:30-11 am “Show & Shine” 1924-’74 Vehicle Display

                   9 am Church Service with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath

                        Guest Pastor Arden Dorn “son of the congregation”

                             After the service a light breakfast snack        

                             held in the Fellowship Hall

                   10-11 Self-guided tours of Zion’s “under construction”

                             German Schoolhouse Heritage Learning Center 

                   11-1pm American Legion Fisher Post #367 Virginia

                             Chicken BBQ Vans chicken 1/2 chicken and

                             side served. Drive thru available. Freewill



BTW- The "Germans" are a group from northern Germany, where many of Zion's founders had immigrated.  They are on a tour of the Midwest and will also be at the church service on July 21st.  Similar groups have visited Zion previously.


Celebration events are supported by a $250 Thrivent grant written by Annette Daubendiek




               Historical Filley Stone Barn 150th Anniversary

                               Today - Sunday, July 14th

                                              11:00 am

                                       Filley Stone Barn

                            “Old Fashioned Church Service”


                       Services will be led by Pastor Arden Dorn.

        After the service we will be serving - Hamburgers/hotdogs, chips/potato salad cookies and bars for dessert, with water and tea.


Free will offering with proceeds going to the local food bank and Sone Barn classroom fund. Pioneer attire optional – bring our favorite lawn chair but other seating will be available, In the event of inclement weather we will move services to the inside.

                 Hosted by the Filley American Lutheran Church


See the bulletin boards at the front doors for more information on this event!






           Check out the bulletin boards on your way out of

                    Church! Information about the following:

  1.  For the Gage County Historical Society and Museum events.

  2.  Camp Carol Joy Holling Quilt Auction information on July 27th

  3.  Today July 14th Stone Barn Worship sponsored by American

        Lutheran Church Filley. For the 150th of the Stone Barn.   

  4.  2024 Saved to Serve Opportunity Retreat LFS/Dana Village

        Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4th WELCA event.

       Registration forms are in the Expressions magazine.


FYI all committees & groups of Zion – I will be printing a combined newsletter for August and September.  I will be having surgery in the middle of August and depending on a few things might not be a little hard to do a September newsletter.  So, if your group will be wanting anything in the September newsletter, I would like it by the end of July as I will be printing the combined newsletter the first week of August. I have ok’s this with the Council. If anything is missed it will be announced in Church or in the bulletins or on Facebook.   Thanks Karen




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