Zion's App

Posted December 8, 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.

Christmas Program practice

Posted December 8, 2023

Children's Christmas Program Practices

  • 12/9 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Pre-K-1st grade practice
  • 12/10 1:00-3:00 p.m. 2nd – 8th Grades practicece   
  • 12/17 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Dress Rehearsal Practice

Sunday school children will be practicing songs for the Christmas program every Sunday morning during the Sunday School opening time.

Upcoming events

Posted December 8, 2023

   Upcoming Events

    • 12/9 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pre-K-1st grade practice
    • 12/10 10:30 a.m. Annual Voters’ Meeting
    • 12/10 1:00-3:00 p.m. 2nd – 8th Grades practice
    • 12/13 5:45 p.m. Advent Service w/ supper to follow (maidrites & hotdogs)(Zion)
    • 12/13 5:30 p.m. Supper with Worship at 6:30 (Trinity)
    • 12/17 10:15-11:15 a.m. Dress Rehearsal for Christmas program
    • 12/17 6:00 p.m. Pre Children’s Christmas Program/6:30 p.m. Children’s Christmas program
    • 12/20 5:45 p.m. Advent Service w/ supper to follow (soups) (Zion)
    • 12/20 5:30 p.m. Supper with Worship at 6:30 (Trinity)
    • 12/24 No Sunday School, No Morning Worship Service
    • 12/24 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service (Zion)
    • 12/24 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service (Trinity)
    • 12/24 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service (Zion)
    • 12/25 9:00 a.m. Christmas Service (Trinity)
    • 12/25 10:00 a.m. Hymn Sing and Brunch
    • 12/31 9:00 a.m. Worship Service/No Sunday School

Staying connected to Zion

Posted December 8, 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.

Building Healthy Families

Posted December 8, 2023

Building Healthy Families: “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder  Christmas brings memories of early years, often along with a smile. Who would enjoy your company and a chance to reminisce about their memories of Christmases past? A family member, the widow next door, or the elderly gentleman at the local nursing home who has no visitors? You may be surprised at how excited they are to share their Christmas memories, and even to listen to yours. Share God’s great love through a visit with someone who may be feeling lonely this week! Lutheran Family Service


Preparing for worship

Posted December 8, 2023

Preparing for Worship: 
Dec. 10 Second Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:1–11 2 Peter 3:8–14 Mark 1:1–8
Dec. 17 Third Sunday in Advent Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11 1 Thess. 5:16–24 John 1:6–8, 19–28
Dec. 24 Fourth Sunday in Advent 2 Sam. 7:1–11, 16 Rom. 16:25–27 Luke 1:26–38
The Nativity of Our Lord Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Is. 7:10–14 1 John 4:7–16 Matt. 1:18–25
Dec. 25 Christmas Day Is. 52:7–10 Heb. 1:1–6 (7–12) John 1:1–14 (15–18)
Dec. 31 First Sunday after Christmas Is. 61:10–62:3 Gal. 4:4–7 Luke 2:22–40

Children's Christmas Program

Posted December 8, 2023

Zion's Sunday School Christmas Program will be December 17th.  
Pre-program music will begin at 6:00 p.m 
Pre-K-1st grade program will begin at 6:30 
2nd-8th grade program will follow
Birthday party for Jesus to follow the Christmas Programs!

Voters' Meeting

Posted December 8, 2023

Zion's Annual Voters' Meeting will be December 10 after the worship service at 10:30 a.m.


Posted December 8, 2023

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