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WEEK OF March 26, 2023



Helping With the Service Today

Pastor…………….…………….Jerry Gilbreath

Organist………………..Alnora Daubendiek

Acolytes………………..…Savannah Mahler

                                              Jayden Wiese

Lector…….……….…………..Linda Blackwell

Greeter……………....Linda & Gary Hooper

                                        Lorene Wallman

Breakfast Club………….….VeAnn Jurgens




8:45 am Sunday School/Endless Hallelujah practice

9 am BKF Club/Adult SS

10 am Worship


Monday- morning

***Newsletter Deadline*****



7 & 8th Confirmation 6 pm

First Communion Class 6 pm

Lenten Service 7 pm



Ladies Aid


NEXT Sunday – Palm Sunday – Dramatic Reading

8:45 am Sunday School\No Endless Hallelujah Practice

9 am BKF Club/Adult SS

10 am Worship/Amigos/Communion


Helping out Next Sunday

Pastor…………….…………….Jerry Gilbreath

Organist……………….Alnora Daubendiek

Special Music………………….………Amigos

Acolytes………………..…….…Cale Behrens

                                               James Scholl

Lector…….…………Denise Schlake Ideus


Breakfast Club………………...…Ivy Bloom




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


April Table Troop:  Stan Lenners (L) Mary Lenners, Al Wiese, Doug Parde, Jeff Busboom, Steve Gronewold, Mark Buhr, Alex Buhr, Duane Zulauf.


March Altar Guild:  Lynette Jurgens(L), Caroline Ideus, Dianna Andrew, Susan Buss, Patti Behrens.


April Altar Guild:  Linda Ideus (L), DeAnn Oltman, Karen Gilbreath, Annette Wiese, Rhonda Fossler.




Snow Brigade

The Week of March 27: Alan Wiese**Captain, James Meints – Tractor, Kenny Newman, Paul Jurgens, Gerald Ideus, Todd Bohlmeyer, Brian Garton, Josh Gronewold, AJ Wiese.


The Week of April 3:  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.



Mother to Mother Ministry

As you are busy spring cleaning, if you have any unopened travel size bottles of shampoo, lotion or soap, the basket to collect bottles is in the back of the church on the Welcome Center.




It’s That Time of Year Again to remind Thrivent Members of the March 31st Deadline to designate your choice dollars for the past year. 

Call 800-847-4836 or visit the online site

Zion would appreciate your support.




Last Call for Family Photo for the Picture Directory 

Time is running out so if you haven't submitted a family photo, please do as soon as possible.  Digital copies are to be sent to Rhonda or pictures to be scanned given to Brenda.

Rhonda – 402-520-1320 or

Brenda – 402-520-0397 or


FARM FRESH EGGS!  Donny and Gayle Schuster have eggs for sale in the Fellowship Hall.  The proceeds will go to future projects.  It is a free will offering with a suggested donation of $3.50 minimum. Thank you!



There is an Easter Lily sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center for those of you who would like to help decorate for Easter Sunday.  Please sign your name and in memory of - for the bulletin on Easter.



Let’s Play Ball

     We are excited to announce that we will have a modified t-ball team again for 2023.

    Likely all games will be played at Fuller Field (Zion ballpark) and will be played on Sundays late afternoons - May through mid-June with 4-6 games depending on how many other team’s sign-up.  A few away games could be played in Adam depending on the schedule.

    If your son/daughter is interested in playing, go Zion’s Facebook page and complete the google form!


Men’s Choir – no choir practice but going to sing Good Friday and Sunday, April 16th (the Sunday after Easter).


Amigos will sing in Church next Sunday – Palm Sunday


A BIG THANK YOU to Donny & Gayle Schuster, and Gary Wiese for putting up the three crosses east of the German School again this year.  And getting spotlights to highlight the crosses at night.  A great addition to the Lenten/Easter session.



Our high school youth will again take the lead of the Easter Sunrise Worship Service! Join us as we gather as they did that early morning, to hear the news of the Risen Christ! The 7:00 am service will include communion and music lead by our Endless Hallelujah. Breakfast fellowship immediately following service.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH…There will be a practice for the Sunrise Service on the Saturday before Easter 4/8 at 9:00 am.  If you would let Karla Holland, Carrie Reed or Natalie Niles know prior to the practice if you want to participate. Thank you to these moms for their help!!

Sign up for the Easter Breakfast food donations and volunteers are at the welcome center! This year the breakfast fellowship following the Sunrise Service will receive free will offering to help the youth with expenses of attending Nebraska Synod Journey to Denver July 10-15, 2023. We again will be asking for the donations of breakfast casseroles, baked sweets, (cinnamon rolls, muffins or coffee cakes) and fruit, (bowls, plates, cups) milk and juice. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, and clean up! Thanks everyone for your help and a special Thank you to Linda Blackwell for the Thrivent grant for the supplies for breakfast!



Thank you for all the youth and adults that helped get the Church, Fellowship Hall and Parish Hall basement ready for the WELCA Ingathering and for Easter! Many hands make light work! (Two and a half hours of hard work! 37 X 2.5 hrs = 92.5 hours of cleaning) Here is a list of all the volunteer helpers:  again, a BIG THANK YOU!  (Sorry if anyone was missed)


Hudson Fikar            Jayden Wiese           McCoy Peters

Nicole Davison         Sandi Davison           Savannah Mahler

Kent Mahler              Kameron Riha           Cale Behrens

Henry Garton            Max Behrens             Kyson Kolm

Michele Kolm            Bella Burr                  Brenda Gronewold

Lisa Riha                  Cindy Parde               Doug Parde

Deann Oltman          Terry Oltman             Pastor Jer

Cindy Jurgens          Iris Wiese                  Rose Gronewold

Neal Meints              Alan Folkerts             Michael Busboom

Art Schuster             Paul Remmers          Connor Mason

Rhonda Fossler       Sandi Johnson           Elnora Lenners

Lynette Dorn            Karen Gilbreath         Linda Hooper

Annette Wiese


Servicemen Deployment


Please keep Jon & Emily & Ada Gronewold in your prayers. Jon and others from his National Guard Unit are being deployed to Germany for up to a year.  Keep them and their extended families in your prayers.  We will be posting a mailing address when he gets to Germany. 


Please Keep Quintin Hartig also in your prayer.  Along with his parents.  Son of Cally & Jerod Ideus and John Hartig.  He has been deployed to Kuwait and will be stationed there for about a year. His address for letters and packages is as follows:

              SGT Quintin Hartig

              2-130FAR/C TRP 1-134th

              APO, AE 09366




Zion’s 150th Anniversary (March 10, 1874 - March 10, 2024)        To kickoff this once in lifetime celebration, Karen and I have two handcrafted quilts (Thrivent T-shirt and John Deere) and two handmade quilt racks both painted white satin. These four items will be auctioned to raise both interest and funding for next year’s 150th Anniversary on March 10, 2024. These items will be displayed in the fellowship hall at a future time. We invite any church family members who would like to donate any of their handcrafted and handmade items to be auctioned at a future date.

First Communion Class - taught by Karla Carstens

Korbin Busboom       Alexis Folkerts            Amelia Garton                      

Hunter Grone            Sadie Gronewold        Nora Glynn                  Tavin Lieneman


These young people have been meeting for the past few weeks on Wednesday evenings to prepare for their First Communion that will take place on Maundy Thursday.  During these sessions they have been learning about God’s unending love and sacrifices made for each one of them.  We have discussed the two sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.  How each of these sacraments are God showing his love “For Us”.  They have been studying how to prepare their hearts and minds each time they are blessed in partaking of this communion meal by understanding the significance behind the Bread and Wine, the Body and Blood of our Savior.


May this life-giving Bread always feed your soul and nourish your spirit.  May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love and the joy of his life within you.


Karla Carsten





Table for Eight – Still Time to Sign–up!

  1. What is Table for Eight?

Table for Eight is a great way to meet folks from church and to get to know your church family better. Groups plan their own meals and get together 4 (or more) times in a six-month period. We will have a 6-month summer session and a 6-month winter session. You may choose to participate in one or both. You share meals at participants’ homes, at local restaurants, the church, a park or wherever the group decides. The emphasis is on fun and fellowship, so you don't have to be a gourmet cook to participate.


    2.How does a Table for Eight Group work?

Simply fill out the registration form (see back of this FAQ) and return it via the offering plate or fill out the Google Form. This QR code will link you to the Google Form.

      3.What does a Group Coordinator do?

This is the point person for the Group. The Group Coordinator contacts group members to select the location, date, and food sign- ups for the gatherings.


      4.Who cooks the meals?

It's potluck! Usually, the host will make the main dish, and other participants will bring coordinating sides or desserts. Some groups may also choose to visit local restaurants or other venues.


     5.I don't have room to host a dinner, or I really can't cook!

Our desire is for you to spend time together getting to know each other and include everyone. Your group may choose to repeat a host home or eat out. If finding a host home is difficult, your group is welcome to schedule dinner in the Parish Hall basement. We want everyone to feel that they can participate.


    6.How are the Table for Eight groups formed?

As Tables for Eight groups are formed, our goal will be to put people together so that each group has, at most, eight adults. Couples will be kept together. The mystery is part of this ministry's excitement! Children are part of the church family, and we encourage each group to allow children to patriciate.

Sign-up sheets on the Welcome Center or scan the code above and get signed up!

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out is an event being put on by Dan and Breanna (Trauernicht) Pennisi to help cover the cost for their upcoming mission trip to Kenya. This is an opportunity for kids, grades K-5, to have a fun time while their parents get a much needed (kid free) night! Kids will be able to make crafts, play games, and watch the movie "Around the World in 80 Days." Pizza will be provided. 

The cost for this event is: 

1 child: $30

2 children: $25/ child

3 children: $20/ child

*Payment can be brought to Zion the night of the event (cash, check, venmo) 


Who: Kids in grades K-5

What: Kids Night Out

Where: Zion Lutheran Church

When: April 28th - 6-9pm


If you are interested in registering your child(ren) for this event, please reach out to Breanna at or (402) 806-3238


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