Calendar of Events

For the week of 



This Week

Mission Festival Sunday

SSchool, 8:45 am

Breakfast Club, 9 am  (Breakfast-Rhonda Dorn)

Adult Class, 9-9:15 am

Worship,  10 am




7th & 8th  Confirmation,  6-7 pm



Wedding Rehearsal



Erica Parde/Kyle Benash Wedding


Next Sunday

SSchool, 8:45 am

Breakfast Club, 9 am  (Breakfast-Ken& Carrie Reed)

Adult Class, 9-9:15 am

Worship/Communion/Baptism,  10 am

Acolytes – Ella Archer, Madison Fikar

Lector – Denise Ideus

September Altar Guild – Christy Buhr, Lynette Dorn, Doreen Busboom, Kelly Lenners, Karen Zimmerman

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


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.

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.


Thank you to Sharon Schuster for providing the special music!


Today We Welcome  Hope Venture  here to bring awareness & support for the most disadvantaged people in the world.  Hope Venture in located in Lincoln.  We pray the Lord will continue to bless this ministry!


WEDNESDAYS IN OCTOBER 2020 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation                                                                                 

10/7/2019 – 6-7 p.m.- Beautification Service Project     This service project has changed due to COVID 19 and the need to keep the residents and staff at Mosaic safe.

We will be doing a service project at the church. Linda Grell with Keep Beatrice Beautiful, will be providing yellow vests, gloves, trash bags, and $50 for every mile we walk.                                              

We would really appreciate parental involvement! Due to the COVID virus we ask all our walkers (parents, kids and teachers) to bring their own sack lunch or snack. We should be able to cover a number of miles that night leading to Zion.


The 7th graders have received student study bibles to use in confirmation class, this Bible will be theirs to keep, but we ask they are left at church for access during  their 7th and 8th grade confirmation class. The cost of the Bible is $15 and are paid for by the church but if parents want to reimburse the church for them,  checks or cash can be  brought to class on Wednesday or given to council  with  designation "7th grade" bible. Thank you!


LAST OPPORTUNITY  to fill those "Jars of Hope"

Current Standings...

1st Place-$200.00

2nd Place-$137.25

3rd Place-$57.41

Thank You to all who have contributed!  God Bless!

1 John 3:17 "But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?"


Looking for an opportunity to raise money for your “Hope Jar”?  Be creative!

Clean roadsides & earn money provided by a “Keep Beatrice Beautiful” grant!

Sell something you no longer use!  Raffle something off !  Sacrifice the a.m. coffee/soft drink!

Contact Connie Thornburg if you have any questions. 



SMALL GROUP MINISTRY is still accepting signups! 

We have 68 to date ready to learn, serve, & have fun!

Go to Zion's website or Facebook page to sign up or pick one up at the welcome center today-  BECAUSE LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER !

Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."


The German School House basement painting project has been completed.

Stop and check out the renovation.  Thanks to Mert Rademacher,

Cindy Jurgens, Doreen Remmers,and Marcia Busboom who volunteered to assist with the project.   Kim Dugan was the painting contractor.  A big thanks to all people involved in creating a better environment for Zion's youth and its leaders.  God Bless!

The Parish Ed Office is also being updated.  Drywall and new lighting have been installed. Painting has begun and the cabinets have been ordered.

Thanks again to all involved in this project work!


REMINDER:  Keep Beatrice Beautiful has grant funding to keep our roadsides looking clean.  Contact Connie Thornburg for more information.


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 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 .



Donations for the newly proposed Sound & Video System can be put in the special offering envelopes or note sound system in the memo on checks.  Reach out to any council member if you have any questions and thank you in advance for your generosity.


Sound System Financial Update (9/23/20)

Sound System Estimated Cost                                                             $39,000.00


Sound System Deposit Paid                                         $22,248.59


Monies Collected

     Sound Systems Savings Fund          4734.29

     Sweet Corn Sales                           4719.75

     Congregational Giving                   8900.00

     Memorial Committee                    1500.00

     Endowment Committee               10,000.00

     Total Collected to Date                                          $29,854.04


Outstanding Balance on Project                                                                     ($ 9,145.96)


Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.  Deuteronomy 16:17


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.



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:


PFC  Hartig, Collin   (parents Jerod & Cally Ideus)

2307 Jackson Ave.

Fort Eustis, VA  23604                                   ( New Address)

Contact Us

Tel: 402-673-4325

Address18219 S. 80th Rd. Pickrell, NE                   68422

Fax: 402-673-4335

Mission Statement

 Bonded in Christ’s love, we teach, preach, and equip God’s people for discipleship here and throughout the world. 


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