Calendar of Events
For the week of February 23 2020
Sunday School, 8:45 am
Breakfast Club, 9 am
Adult Class, 9-9:15 am
Worship/Welcome New Members, 10 am
Men’s Choir, 6:30 pm
7th & 8th Confirmation, 6-6:45 pm
Ash Wednesday/Imposition of Ashes/Holy Communion, 7 pm
Quilting for Fun, 1 pm Parish Hall Basement
Sunday School, 8:45 am
Breakfast Club, 9 am
Adult Class, 9-9:15 am
Worship/Holy Communion, 10 am
Helping out in worship next Sunday:
Lector – Sammie Garton
Acolytes – Crew Meints, Jacob Scholl
Greeters – Council
Special Music – Men’s Choir
Breakfast Club –
Donut Holes – Danelle Evers
February Altar Guild: Dianna Andrew, Patti Behrens, Elnora Lenners, Lynette Jurgens, Caroline Ideus.
March Altar Guild: Janet Harms, Dorothy Trauernicht, Rose Gronewold,Cindy Jurgens, Carrie Reed
February Table Troop Volunteers: John & Marcia Busboom (Leaders), Doug or Rhonda Dorn, Gary Wiese, Ernest Zimmerman, Duane & Janice Parde
March Table Troop Volunteers: Gary & Brenda Gronewold (Leaders), Dave & Carrye Meints, Kenny & Janet Schuster, Larry Gronewold, Eddie & Lynette Dorn, Steve & Peggy Johnson
Snow Brigade week of Feb 24 Tracy Lidolph Council, AJ Wiese Captain, Dave Holland, Greg Dorn, Alan Folkerts, Mike Busboom, Dean Zimmerman, Russ Wallman, Craig Ideus, Alex Buhr, Alan Wiese
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!
HEAVENLY GROUNDS……COFFEE’S BREWING BEFORE CHURCH TOO! If you get here early, come on in and have a cup of coffee (9:15) and enjoy fellowship before church! And, if you see visitors, welcome them in so we can spend time in fellowship with them as well.
Today Zion is blessed to have 10 new members join our church family. They are Andy & Allison Lane, Emma & Jaxson; Neil & Barb Meints; Benjamin Meints; Zachary Meints; Britan Blair; and Burdette Schoen. Please give them a warm welcome them after the service!
The family of Ervin Buhr are having an Open House in honor of Ervin’s 90th Birthday. Open House is from 3-5pm on March 1st at the Adams Community Center.
Wednesday – Ash Wednesday service starts at 7 pm. Imposition of ashes as you enter church for those who wish to participate/ Holy Communion will also be observed. Mug Rugs will be available to those attending, one per person while supply lasts. Tucked in each Mug Rug is a carefully folded copy of Luther’s Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Keep Us Safe, Lead Us Home Prayer.
FIFTH GRADE CLASS…..We are about to start our 1st Communion classes again! Looking forward to meeting all of you. Our first class will begin on March 4th and we will meet for 5 Wednesday evenings, through April 1st, before Lenten Services. Class will begin at 5:45 pm and run till 6:45 pm. We will be using the basement of the church to meet and you are asked to bring your Bibles. Your 1st Communion will be on April 9th at the Maundy Thursday service. If you have any questions, give me a call or a text at 402-239-5538. See you there! Judy Carstens
ALL WOMEN OF THE CHURCH ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN FELLOWSHIP FOR THE SOUTHEAST SPRING GATHERING AT TRINITY /DEWITT ON MARCH 21ST - Look for more details in the newsletter. Registration Forms can be found at the Information Center in the Unity Room. We will be collecting our in kind offerings for Mother to Mother and Dewitt Food Pantry - All are Welcome to donate items for either cause and those items can be left in the baskets in the unity room.
Items in need or suggested for
Mother to Mother: Disposable diapers, wipes, kids clothes size 0-8, Formula, baby food, Gift cards to restaurants, movies, haircuts ect..
Dewitt Food Pantry: Paper products, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, non perishable food like peanut butter, cereal, pancake mix,
WELCA Members – you may pick up the February Expressions magazine located at the information center.
Quilting for Fun will start Saturday February 29th and March 14th will meet at 1:00 pm in the parish hall basement. Come and learn the disappearing nine patch. No quilting experience needed. Come and have fun and learn. Will be taught by Sandi Johnson and helper Karen Gilbreath. Bring your sewing machines if you have one other wise contact Sandi she has extras. Also cutting mats and rotary cutters.
Silent Auction Items – Silent Auction will wrap up on Sunday, March 29 and winners will be announced during announcements. Pr. Jer has gifted us with items to raise money for the upstairs parish hall renovation. Pastor’s acrylic painting of view of Zion Lutheran Church from the south side, 4 Noah’s Ark with 8 pairs of animals made from pine and plywood from old parish hall kitchen cabinets and a hall tree made from former parsonage front door and plywood from old parish hall kitchen cabinets. All are amazing!! You can see these items in the fellowship hall and place your bids in the envelopes provided. Thank you so much Pr. Jer for sharing your many talents with us!!!!
Zion Girls 8u Softball – If interested please contact Linsey @ 402-239-6314 or Jess @ 402-806-7737.
The Synod Nominating Committee is looking for people willing to serve! This year the Homestead Cluster needs lay female(s) willing to serve on the Nominating Committee for a two-year term ending in 2022.
We also have to have male clergy candidates to fill Natalie Julin-McCleary's Synod Council seat. Her term expires this year. Ideally the Nominating Committee would like these names by March 15.
For details contact Nathan Metzger , email - email@example.com or
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 .
STOP don’t throw away those greeting cards. LYO will once again be collecting greeting cards to donate to BSDC for craft projects. Donation boxes can be found at the welcome center through the month of February.
We don't want to think about church cancellations but council would like to let you know the different ways we will reach out if we have to cancel.
Church cancellation will be communicated through our church facebook page, text (if in the text group), KWBE 1450 AM and Channel 10/11.
Be sure to "like" our Zion Lutheran Church-Pickrell facebook page if you haven't already and if you're not already in the text group, let council know your cellular phone number and the phone company so we can get you added.
Beatrice Community Blood Drive – Wed., February 26 from 12-6 pm
and Thurs., February 27 from 7 am to 1 pm. At Holiday Inn Express.
Contact Joann @ 228-0260 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: BeatriceCommunity to schedule an appointment.
Michael W. Smith – will be preforming on Friday, March 27 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln. Groups of 10 or more get 10% off. EMAIL GROUPS@AWAKENINGEVENTS.COM For more information