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Week of Ocyober 1, 2023

Helping With the Service Today

Pastor…………………………...Jerry Gilbreath

Organist…………………Alnora Daubendiek

Acolytes………………………..…Harley Grone

                                                 Kipton Lovitt

Special Music…………………….Men’s Choir

Lector……………………………..Sandy Meints


Breakfast Club…………….Jennifer Mahler





8:45 am Sunday School

9 am Breakfast Club/Adult Sunday School

10 am Worship/Communion/Men’s Choir



6:30 pm Quartet practice



6 pm 7th & 8th grade Confirmation service project with meal following.

7 pm committee meetings

7:30 Council


Next Sunday

8:45 am Sunday School

9 am Breakfast Club/Adult Sunday School

10 am Worship/Good Neighbor & New Member Sunday/Coffee Fellowship



Helping with next Sundays Worship

Pastor…………………………...Jerry Gilbreath

Organist……………………hirley Gronewold

Acolytes…………………………..Paxton Parde

                                                    Karlee Riha

Lector………………………..…Linda Blackwell

Special Music……….Kids of the Kingdom

Greeters……….Hunter & Linda Blackwell

                                  Doug & Rhonda Dorn

Breakfast Club………………..Karla Holland

October Table Troop:  Gary Wiese (L), John & Marcia Busboom, Doug & Rhonda Dorn, Duane & Janice Parde, LeAnn Fossler.

October Altar Guild:  Linda Ideus, DeAnn Oltman, Karen Gilbreath, Annette Wiese, Rhonda Fossler.


October will be starting up of the snow brigade again.  HOW CAN THIS BE?  Sorry missed putting it in the newsletter so hopefully we don’t get snow in October!  Here is the first week just in case.  Also, I placed your schedules in your mailboxes, if you don’t have a mailbox, you will be getting one in the mail.

Week of Oct 23:  Alan Folkerts * Council, **Alan Wiese Captain**, James Meints – Tractor, Kenny Newman, Paul Jurgens, Gerald Ideus, Todd Bohlmeyer, Brian Garton, Josh Gronewold, AJ Wiese.

Week of Oct 30: Brenda Gronewold* Council, Mark Buhr **Captain**, Gary Gronewold -Tractor, Stan Lenners -Tractor, James Lenners, Billy Harms, Larry Gronewold, Dale Zimmerman, Luke Ideus, Justin Hippen.


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

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.


Breakfast Club sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Center for the Fall/Winter.  Please consider helping feed our hungry high school youth on Sunday mornings. 



Fifth Sunday Offerings for the remainder of the year.

October 29th – Endowment

December 31st – TBA



The Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Freeman are looking for volunteers to help provide meals for their meetings. FCA at Freeman meets on the first and third Wednesdays during the school year.  If you or a group of individuals are interested in providing a meal, please reach out to Cindy Parde.



The family of Dennis Busboom would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the many acts of kindness shown with his passing.  Thank you for all the phone calls, visits, food, flowers, memorials, cards, Bake & Take Ministry, and prayers sent our way.  God has truly blessed us in so many ways with wonderful friends and family.

God Bless You All,

The family of Dennis Busboom

Photo Directory Update – Photo Directory has been printed and you may pick up your directory - the cost of the printed version is $10.00 per copy.  There will be a table set up at the back of the church. We have a few extras if you didn’t get signed up for a paper copy and would like a printed version.

The great thing about the online version is it will never be outdated – you can always update your information and family photos by going to

Parents of middle school and high school youth~

      We are hoping to get 2 parents from each grade level to help organize and carry out an activity. Those activities would be similar to the ‘buddy system for Mission Sunday and include but are not limited to: organizing youth to light candles at pews during candle light service, organization of practice and Easter Sunrise service, treats/recognition of confirmation class, treats/recognition of graduation, and possibly a mission trip. If you would be interested in organizing an activity for the youth to carry out - 

        Please contact Brenda Gronewold at 402-520-0397


Early Bird registration is now open for

Confirmation/Summer Camp 2024 at Camp Carol Joy


Reach out now to to reserve your group’s week at Camp.  Don’t wait too long because last year slots were filled and some didn’t get to go to camp.





10/4/2023 – 6-7 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade SERVICE PROJECT 

Stewardship with Benefits                                                           

     This is our annual service project event each fall for Zion’s confirmation group and parents. We walk the roads picking up trash on both sides of the road leading to Zion. We receive both money ($50 a mile) plus resources (gloves, vests, gloves, etc.) from Keep Beatrice Beautiful Inc.

     The money raised (usually $200) goes to pay for Confirmation Sunday robes, pictures, etc. We appreciate our parents’ help in this service project to make it work.

      Supper is served following this event. Sloppy Joes, chips, cookies and drinks. 



New Bible Study Opportunity coming!

Consists of six sessions beginning October 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm each Tuesday evening.

Book/Topic - “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget” by Lisa Terkeurst.

If interested, you are asked to purchase the book on your own.  The video & discussion questions will be provided.  Contact Connie Thornburg if interested.





     During the past year, Zion has received thirteen new church family members. These new members have transferred their church membership to us, and it is now time to recognize them.

   Amya Beach from St. John’s Beatrice

   Brandy Coffin, Briston, & Brooks

         from St John’s Beatrice

   Zach & Natalie Coffin, Chloe &

          Sydney Brauer from Holy Cross


   Dale & Hannah Hrenchir - Dale was a former Zion member in

         1984. Hannah from First Evangelical Church Lincoln

   Ernie & Janice Jurgens from First Lutheran in Wilbur (also

          former members of Zion)

   Janie Vrtiska – Sheridan in Lincoln


This will all happen on Sunday, October 8, 2023! Along with their recognition, Zion has assembled a new member gift to be presented to them.

     If you are interested in becoming a new member and being a part of this group recognition, please contact the church office so we can send a letter of transfer.



Thank you received!

Thank you for the thoughtful donation of $500.00 to the Hope Crisis Center.  Your donation will go towards providing a safe shelter location for victims and their children.  We and those we serve deeply appreciate your generosity!

The Hope Crisis Center Staff



We want to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the kindness shown to us with the passing of our mother and grandmother, Doris Dorn.  We are blessed with supportive and caring family and friends.  God Bless You All.    The Doris Dorn Family 


Thank you to those that donated time and donations to the Warrens Table Service Project Tuesday night. This community outreach touches the hearts of those that provide and receive and is a gift to our community. We served 114 with both inside and drive through dining.  Thank you to the Zion Congregation members that donated hamburger, time prepping the hamburger and cookies and bars.  Monetary donations from the Grace Circle and Thrivent Grants help fund the meal provided.  Four Zion members served the meal from this well-organized church kitchen.  Three women from Christ Episcopal church do the running for the drive thru with such caring hearts. During Covid the drive-through option was offered, and it continues and has become a ministry in its own.  These women and/or members of the Episcopal church minister to those that maybe were not comfortable in coming in, they offer friendship, love and prayer in the parking lot, showing the love our Jesus calls us to do!

Thank you to Lynette & Eddie Dorn, John Busboom, Irene Busboom, Mary Lenners, Rhonda Dorn, VeAnn Jurgens, The Hollands, Amy Wallman, Sharon Schuster and Connie Thornburg for you part in this ministry. God Bless ~Marcia

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1 Peter 4:10




If you haven’t seen it yet check out the Thank you to Zion from Table Grace Café. On Facebook - we sent 14 quilts with Matt and Simone last week and they distributed some of them already from their Café.  It is so touching to see their smiles and the people receiving the beautiful quilts our ladies have made with LOVE!  To help those in need! God’s Work Our Hands!

Zion’s Candles, Carols and Christmas Stories     

6 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023 – We will again be celebrating Zion’s annual candlelight service on the First Sunday in Advent. We are inviting all of Zion’s choirs to participate! Pastor will again be contacting individuals for solo music. We will also have narrators reading Christmas stories from 1800’s to 1990’s. Please attend this festive night!

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