WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 2022

 

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF ZION

Monday

Men’s Choir Christmas Caroling to Homestead House 5:20 pm

       (Yes, 5:20 pm to sing at 5:30)

Quartet Practice 7pm

 

Wednesday

No Confirmation Due to program practice

7th & 8th grade Christmas program practice 6:30-7:30 pm

 

NEXT Sunday

Sunday School 8:45 am

Breakfast Club/Adult SS 9 am

Worship/Communion 10 am

Candle-light Service 6 pm

 

Helping out Next Sunday

Pastor…………….………….Jerry Gilbreath

Organist……………….Alnora Dauendiek

Special Music………….……..The Quartet

Acolytes………………......….Hudson Fikar

                                          Henry Garton

Lector…….……………....……Brian Garton

Greeter………………..……...………..Council

Breakfast Club………Mert Rademacher

 

 

November Table Troop:  Dave & Carrye Meints, Kenny & Janet Schuster, Larry Gronewold, Eddie & Lynette Dorn, Steve & Peggy Johnson, Gary & Brenda Gronewold

 

November Altar Guild: Denise Idesu, Cheryl Folkerts, Danelle Evers, Carrye Meints

 

December Table Troup:  Stan & Mary Lenners, Al Wiese, Doug Parde, Jeff Busboom, Steve Gronewold, Mark Buhr, Alex Buhr, Duane Zulauf

 

December Altar Guild: Lynette Dorn, Doreen Busboom, Kelly Lenners, Christy Buhr, Karla Holland, Rhonda Dorn

 

 

Snow Brigade

 

Week of Nov. 28th Gary Wiese * Council, Matt Meints Captain, Les Lieneman Tractor, David Meints – Tractor, Andy Schoen, Perry Jurgens, Kenny Jurgens, Josh Nelson, Jeff Wiese, Jason Lovitt

Week of December 5th   Neal Meints *Council, Jordan Busboom **Captain, Eric Parde Tractor, Chris Fossler Tractor, Duane Jurgens, Greg Robinson, Larry Johnson, Hunter Blackwell, Keith Parde, Steve Oltman, Donny Schuster

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

 

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

Today’s bulletin is sponsored by Vivian Schuster in memory of her husband Elmer.  Elmer Passed away on November 28, 2012

God is Calling…will you Answer?   Parish Ed is actively looking for 2 new members beginning January 2023.  If interested in helping out contact one of the Parish Ed members.

Looking for two more volunteers: to be on the Hospitality Committee to replace two that would like to retire from this position.  If interested, please contact VeAnn Jurgens.

 

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.

 

We will be ordering 2023 Offering Envelopes in December.  Please contact Kristi Dorn (402-223-8161) if you would like to start receiving envelopes or if you would like to be removed from the distribution list.

 

PHOTO DIRECTORY IS STILL UNDERWAY:

If you had your photos taken by Camille Dorn Photography, they are available to be viewed in a photo gallery.  You can find the gallery on our Zion Facebook page or log into https://camdorn.passgallery.com/-churchdirectory. At the end of church today, Brenda will be in the fellowship hall with a computer if you want to look at them today.  You can let Brenda, Rhonda or Camille know the one you want for the photo directory or Camille will pick for you.

If you have you own photo for the photo directory, you can email it to camilledornphotography@gmail.com. If you are unable to send the picture electronically, you can give the picture to Brenda Gronewold or Rhonda Dorn to scan, and they will return the picture to you.  We will accept pictures through 12/31/22.

Brenda Gronewold  402-520-0397

Rhonda Dorn – 402-520-1320

Camille Dorn   camilledornphotography@gmail.com

 

 

The WELCA Yearbooks are printed and in your mailboxes.  If there isn’t one in your mailbox and you would like one or would like an extra one there are some on the Welcome Center.

 

 

The Poinsettia sign up sheets are on the Welcome Center.  You are responsible for purchasing your poinsettia again this year.  If you would like your name listed in the bulletin, please sign the sheet and list in honor of or memory of.

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS

 

The Willie and Anna Meints Scholarship applications are located on the Welcome Center.  Students entering college can apply for scholarships for up to 4 years.  Applications must be received by January 15, 2023, following the start of the students first college year.  Applications received after the January 15, 2023; deadline will not be considered.   NOTE: Please make sure to read through the qualifications listed on the application, as the students must be an active communing member of Zion Lutheran Church & a printout of the student’s grades are needed upon completion of their 2022 Fall semester.

 

Committee Members:  Doreen Wallman, Steve Oltman & DeAnn Oltman

 

 

Men’s Choir will be Christmas Caroling to the Homestead House on Monday at 5:20 pm.  Yes meet at the Homestead House at 5:20 to sing at 5:30 pm. Followed by pizza at Pizza Hut. 

 

 

Opportunities to Give…

 

Accepting new as well as gently used coats to be given to the Community Coat Closet located at First Christian Church in Beatrice.  Please hang up on the coat rack in the fellowship hall of the church and attach a tag to the zipper/buttons of each.  Tags are located on a hanger there.  We thank Mickey Larkins for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant to support this project.

 

The annual Tree of Warmth will be set up once again in the back of church Please consider bringing hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and or mittens to donate.  We thank Dorothy Trauernicht for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant to support this project.

 

The 5th Annual Asher’s Angels Donation drive will be held thru Dec. 11th by Tiffany Trauernicht in memory of Asher Daniel Harper 12/14/2017.    Accepting diapers or cash donations. To be given locally to those in need.  See Pam or Dorothy Trauernicht, or Danelle Evers if you have questions.  We thank Dorothy Trauernicht for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant to support this project. 

 

Food or Cash Donations will be collected for the Community Food Pantry until the end of the year.  We thank Elnora Lenners for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant to support this project. 

 

We’d also like to thank Stan & Mary Lenners for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant to support the Sunday School Excursion for those less fortunate

 

And Mert Rademacher for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant to support a holiday meal distribution through Mother-to-Mother Ministry in Beatrice.  This project is done in conjunction with American Lutheran in Filley.

Thank you to Courtney Schlake who wrote a $250 Thrivent Grant for the Family Movie Night for community involvement.  The Grinch movie is on Dec 6th .

 

Thank you to Denise Schlake Ideus for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant for batting, material and sewing supplies for LWR and CASA.

 

Thank you to Lynette Dorn for writing a $250 Thrivent Grant for Blanket sewing and supplies.

 

Thank you to Carley Remmers for the $250 Thrivent Grant for the Minion Movie Night this summer, the grant was written for the entrance for the first 50 participants, and then everyone was asked to bring food for the Food Pantry of Beatrice.

 

If you have any questions about Thrivent Grants, do not hesitate to ask someone on the Zion’s Thrivent Team or if you have written a grant that hasn’t been listed please let the team know.– Elnora Lenners, Dorothy Trauernicht, Denise Schlake Ideus, Doreen Remmers or Connie Thornburg.

 

 

 

The flowers today are from the Funeral of Elmyra Graham that was here on Monday, November 21st.  Please continue to keep Ron, Sandy & Dan, Greg & Kristie, Julee & Mike, Lori & Jim and the rest of the family in your prayers.

 

 

The Flowers up by the altar pulpit side are given in memory of Alisa Knipe, Gerald Folkerts and Greg Folkerts by Marilyn Folkerts, Matthew, Michael & Eric Knipe.

 

 

6 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022

An Advent Service of Candles and Carols

 

Zion Lutheran Church welcomes ALL to this service of candles and carols. Light and darkness are powerful metaphors for good and evil, truth and falsehood, life and death. In Genesis, chapter one verses 2 and 3, we read: “…the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. In the Gospel of John, chapter one, verses 3 through 5, we read: “Through him [Christ] all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

 

This worship resource emphasizes the classic Advent candle symbols of HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE. These are also the Advent banners in our worship space during the Season of Advent. Besides singing loved Christmas hymns from the ELW, we will also have a nice mix of choirs and soloists interspersed during this service. Please mark your calendars with this time and date 6 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022, for Zion’s Advent Service of Candles and Carols.

The Candlelight Service offering has been designated to go to the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House located in Omaha. The Rainbow House is a 56-room guest house for out-of-town families who have a family member undergoing medical treatment at Children’s Hospital.  Some of our own Zion family members and relatives currently or in the past few years have been able to stay here.