Zion 2023 VBS

Posted May 25, 2023

Children ages 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to join us Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 5-9, 2023 for VBS.  3 year olds who have attended Sunday School or Preschool or will be accompanied by a parent/adult are welcome to register.  We will also need an abundance of volunteers (from youth through adults). Student registration is now open.  Students and volunteers can sign up in the fellowship hall or register online at Aren't able to help that week, but would still like to assist, we will (as always) need cookie donations and then watch for further announcements on other VBS needs.

Pilates & Prayer

Posted May 25, 2023

Pilates & Prayer

Pilates & Prayer |  Noon-12:45pm |  Monday – Thursday starting June 12th

Join Kathryn over the lunch hour from noon-12:45 for Pilates and Prayer in Room 220

What is Pilates? Pilates is a low-impact exercise that focuses on building functional strength and movement to improve your day-to-day life. It is a whole-body workout that encourages you to think about yourself as a person who moves and the best way to support those movements by developing strength and mobility. It is not yoga. However, it’s a great exercise for nearly everyone. Disclaimer: I, Kathryn, am not a trained Pilates instructor but simply wanted to add more movement into my day. So, why not join me over your lunch hour! Bring your own workout mat, (dollar general has a purple one that is pretty affordable), & water bottle and I'll bring the Pilates video and devotion for the day. 

Memorial Day Luncheon

Posted May 25, 2023

Summer Reading Challenge

Posted May 25, 2023

Summer Reading Challenge
Join Kathryn for a New Testament summer reading challenge--Pick up a plan at church or join the facebook page!

Tacos for Missions

Posted May 25, 2023

Tacos for Missions

Building Healthy Families

Posted May 25, 2023

Building Healthy Families: It’s been said that children may not always be good at listening to their parents, but they never fail to imitate them. The words you speak are less important than the everyday life you lead. Your children (and grandchildren) are constantly learning about life by watching you. What an immense responsibility. What an incredible privilege! Pray that God will help you to be the kind of adult that you want your child (or grandchild) to become. Lutheran Family Service

Preparing for worship

Posted May 25, 2023

Preparing for Worship: 
Readings for May 28 (Pentecost): Numbers 11:24-30, Acts 2:1-21, John 7:37-39.

Manning Food Pantry

Posted May 25, 2023

The Food Pantry has been experiencing an increase in monthly food distributions.  22 individuals/families were served in May. The needs are growing and we need your help including:  Tomato sauce, tomato paste, pancake mix, pancake syrup, cereal, instant oatmeal, tomato soup, creamed soups, canned pineapple, mandarin oranges, salmon, pizza crust, hamburger helper, instant potatoes, instant rice, sugar, brown sugar, muffin mix, vegetable oil, sliced dill pickles, yams, carrots, peas, juice, napkins, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste. Donated items can be left at the church.  Thank you for the continued support of those in need.

Zion's App

Posted May 25, 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.


Posted May 25, 2023

Resources for Individuals and Families:

 Find dozens of free faith-edifying resources for individuals and families! Learn more at

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Help for Ukraine

Posted May 25, 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 May 25, 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.

Congratulations to our Confirmands!

Posted May 25, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Confirmands:

Andrew Benjamin Booth

Jayden Dennis Bunker

Claire Renee Gore

Brock Ryan Kusel

Brian Joseph Lamp

Karsyn Ben Lorenzen

Riley Jean Miller

Brennen Joel Morris

Emma Mae Pryor-Schwieso

Merrick Daniel Stribe

Congratulations to Zion's Graduates

Posted May 25, 2023

Congratulations to Zion's 2023 graduates

Brody Dennis Chapman

Julianna Louise Stribe

Legolas Lance Thomson

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