Orphan Grain Train

Posted January 19, 2022

Orphan Grain Train: Clothing donations for Orphan Grain Train can be brought to the quilting/storage room off the Fellowship Hall during the next two weeks.  Donations will be delivered to the Ida Grove warehouse on Thursday, February 10.  Good, clean, used clothing of all sizes (women, men, and children) and seasons is accepted.  Share the opportunity with friends and neighbors from the community.

Building Healthy Families

Posted June 9, 2021

Did You Know: Depression is associated with many things, but a weak faith is not one of them. Martin Luther himself struggled with depression as did many other church leaders. If you are feeling depressed, don’t suffer alone. Luther had the right idea five hundred years ago when he wrote, “Solitude produces melancholy. When we are alone the worst and saddest things come to mind. We reflect in detail upon all sorts of evils. And if we have encountered adversity in our lives, we dwell upon it as much as possible, magnify it, think that no one is so unhappy as we are, and imagine the worse possible consequences.” You don’t have to suffer alone – call Lutheran Family Service! Lutheran Family Service -

Staying Connected to Zion

Posted March 31, 2021

  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.

Zion's App

Posted March 31, 2021

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.

Manning Food Pantry

Posted January 14, 2021

Manning Food Pantry is available to anyone living in the IKM-Manning School District. Current needs include:  Sugar, brown sugar, ketchup, jelly, juice, hamburger helper, muffin mix, applesauce, block cheese (Velveeta), pickles, mustard, pizza crust, cereal, shredded cheese, chicken, hamburger, pizzas, other frozen meal items, hotdogs, pancake mix, syrup, mac-n-cheese, saltine crackers, laundry detergent, body wash, dish soap, and paper towels.  Thank you to all who have made food or money donations to the Food Pantry over the past year. Together we make a difference. Through the generosity of monetary donations, C3 was able to purchase fresh and frozen foods for 8 IKM-Manning families, in partnership with the school, for the month of December.  If you know of anyone who needs food assistance, encourage them to contact New Opportunities at 712-792-9266. No expired food, please.

Preparing for worship

Posted January 14, 2021

Preparing for Worship: 
Readings for January 23 (Third Sunday after the Epiphany): Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, Luke 4:16-30.
Readings for January 30 (Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany): Jeremiah 1:4-10 (17-19), 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13, Luke 4:31-44.
Readings for February 6 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany): Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20, Luke 5:1-11.
Readings for February 13 (Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany): Jeremiah 17:5-8, 1 Corinthians 15: (1-11) 12-20, Luke 6:17-26.
Readings for February 20 (Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany): Genesis 45:3-15, 1 Corinthians 15:21-26, 30-42, Luke 6:27-38.


Posted October 8, 2020

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