Building Healthy Families

Posted February 7, 2023

Building Healthy Families: Valentine’s Day is upon us! Husbands, your wife doesn’t need an expensive new piece of jewelry, but a letter expressing your love for her in your own words and handwriting would be cherished forever. Fathers, don’t forget your daughters! How about writing a letter expressing your love and your pride in her and the young woman she is becoming? It takes just a few minutes of your time but could make a forever difference. “Beloved, let us love one another!” (1 John 4:7) Lutheran Family Service -

Preparing for worship

Posted February 7, 2023

Preparing for Worship: 
Readings for Feb 12 (Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany): Deuteronomy 30:15-20, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37
Readings for Feb 19 (The Transfiguration of Our Lord): Exodus 24:8-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9.
Readings for Feb 22 (Ash Wednesday) Joel 2:12-19, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.
Readings for Feb 26 (First Sunday in Lent) Genesis 3:1-21, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11.

Family Game Day

Posted February 3, 2023

Invite a friend and bring a game to our Family & Friends Game Day on Sunday, February 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  And then enjoy pizza with us at 5:00!

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services

Posted February 3, 2023

Join us for our Midweek Lenten Series beginning on Ash Wednesday (2.22.23) at 5:45 (Poetry, Prayer, & the Psalms).  Supper will follow with proceeds supporting our youth programs. 

DCE Installation

Posted February 3, 2023

Join us as we install DCE Kathryn Schneider on Sunday, February 19 during the Divine Service.  Then hang around after worship for a potluck brunch, a card shower, and the opportunity to welcome Kathryn and her family!

Fellowship Club

Posted February 3, 2023

Join the Fellowship Club on Monday, February 13 at 1:30 as Warren Puck shares what God is accomplishing in Thailand, Cambodia, and the surrounding countries through Garuna Ministries. With a population of over 500 million people (and only 2% Christian), the mission field is expansive and the need great. Garuna Ministries share the love of Jesus by constructing and staffing Christian school ministries and planting churches from those ministries.

Zion's App

Posted February 3, 2023

Take Zion with you all week with our mobile app! Download “The Church App” on your smart phone, tablet, etc from your app store (the symbol is a gray cross in a white square) and choose Zion.  You can watch sermons and videos, check upcoming events, give online, listen as the Bible is read to you, and follow various  links to Zion's website/facebook page and more.

Sunday School

Posted February 3, 2023

We are looking for a couple volunteers to sit in on Sunday School classes each Sunday morning. This is for crowd control of the kids. You will report to the Sunday School manager's office by 10:15 and Shelly or Robin will show you what classes need assistance that morning. (You may not be in your child's class). We would like each family to sign up for at least one week. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


Posted February 3, 2023

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Help for Ukraine

Posted February 3, 2023

Help for Ukraine

The Office of International Mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is working with several Lutheran church bodies and missionaries in Europe to help our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran refugees and others affected by the violence.

Give by Mail:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod                 or            Mission Central
P.O. Box 66861                                                                                  40718 Mission Central
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861                                                              Mapleton, IA 51034

Please write “Help for Displaced Ukrainians” in memo line.


Give by Phone: LCMS at 888-930-4438    or            Mission Central (Mapleton, Iowa) at 712-882-1029

Give Online:


Staying connected to Zion

Posted February 3, 2023

  1. If you have internet access of any kind (smartphone, tablet, computer), you can view any of Zion’s recent services, daily prayers, Bible studies (and other videos) through You Tube or Zion’s Facebook page, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, by following the steps below:

1)     Go to Zion’s homepage (

2)     Click on “Links” (near the top of the page)

3)     On the Links page, click on “Facebook Link.”

4)     On the Facebook page, click on “video” to select a service, prayer, or other video.

If you have internet access but can’t get this to work for you, call the church office for assistance!

  1. If you would like to have printed copies of the sermons mailed to you, or to pick them up in the office, just notify the church office! (712) 655-2352
  1. DVDs of the services are also available to be mailed or picked up. 
  1. If you need anything, please call the church office (or email: We have members who work in Carroll and/or are willing to drive there to pick up prescriptions, groceries, etc., and deliver them to your door. And, your pastor is always happy to listen to your concerns and/or to pray with you over the phone!       
  1. Prayer is powerful, and also a great way to stay connected to the ministry of the Church and to your fellow believers! And your continued faithful giving will allow the mission of the Church to go forward during this crucial time.

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