2016-2017 THEME SHIRTS
This year’s theme shirts are available in the office for $15. They are heather gray and spun cotton. Join us as we boldly proclaim Christ!
PTL HOT DOG ROAST
All families are invited to join us next Friday, August 26th, at 5:30pm for Zion’s Annual Hot Dog Roast. PTL will provide hot dogs, drinks and tableware. Please bring 2 simple side dishes to share. We will gather at the pavilion out back in Dani’s Dreams. You may bring lawn chairs and blankets for a place to sit.
The Zion PTL is a great support of the ministry in our school and to our families and congregation. We are currently looking for parents of Zion Lutheran School students to serve on our PTL board and as volunteers to the school. If you are interested, please contact Kristie Sombke through FastDirect. Our first PTL meeting will be Monday August 29th @ 6:30pm
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH:
There is still time to apply to the free and reduced lunch program. If you would like to apply there is a form in “Links” on Fast Direct. Please fill out and return to the school office by September 1st. If you have any questions, please contact the school office (861-4210).
DISCOVER ZION CLASS – Starting on Sunday, September 11th at 9:20am we will begin a class on what it means to be a Christian Lutheran. This Bible driven class is for those who are seeking membership at Zion and members who just want to get a refresher. We will meet in the 6th grade classroom. Call Pastor Jason at 861-5544 or email at email@example.com for more information.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: We will meet Sunday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m. in Conference Room A to discuss “Today’s Light”. Please join us !
GRIEF SHARE: Grief Share is a Biblical support group meeting for thirteen weeks which aims at providing people encouragement and support through God’s Word. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please prayerfully consider joining Zion’s Grief Share group. If you know of someone who would benefit from this ministry, please invite them. Our first class is Thursday, September 1st from 7-9pm in Conference A.
HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY: “The next High School Bible Study will be Wednesday, September 14th from 6:45-8:00pm here at Zion. Remember, we will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month! ALL HIGH SCHOOLERS ARE WELCOME! Contact Nic Elizondo with questions at 317.832.6469 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
ATTENTION ALL BLOOD DONORS ! Zion will be holding a blood drive during the Health Fair on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Eligible donors can register online at www.donorpoint.org or contact Arla Sayler at 317-357-2302 or 317-899-4552 to get a time reserved
Are you a pianist or organist? Looking for a way to serve? Would you like to accompanyhymn/singing during distribution? Your help would be most welcome! See Carol Rosenthal in the balcony.
THE NYG EXPERINCE: The National Youth Gathering has concluded, but it doesn’t mean the momentum and enthusiasm has to stop! Join us today and we will share our experiences with the congregation. During the Sunday School hour, in the Sanctuary, we will have a presentation of the gathering and we will focus the 10:30am worship service around NYG and what we learned in that experience. We invite you to our Sunday School Class and church service to help us continue to live In Christ Alone.
Joy Group: Upcoming event will be Sept. 1st in Zion’s Large Gathering Area with a guest speaker from the Heidelburg Haus. Look for the sign-up sheet for your lunch reservation ($8.00) Put Joy in the world one smile at a time!
TUESDAY EVENING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY: Please join us starting Aug. 23rd at 6:30 p.m. for Bible Study on the movie War Room led by Melissa Amberger. If you have any questions please call 317-495-8623.
CHILDCARE HELP NEEDED: Zion Childcare is looking for part-time help in the infant room and at the childcare center. Hours vary. We are open 7am to 6pm. If you are 18 or older and interested, please call Kathy Morrison at 771-1896.
“A BIBLE STUDY ON MARRIAGE ENTITLED: ‘Sacred Marriage’ will resume this Sunday, August 28th. The time will be 5:00pm-6:45pm with dinner and childcare provided. If you attended in the spring there is no cost, but if you will be joining us the first time this time around, the cost is $15/couple or $35/couple if you will need childcare. You may sign up in the gathering area at this weekend services if you will be attending. The other dates are September 11, 25, and October 9. For more info, please reach out to Nic Elizondo at email@example.com or 317.832.6469″
GRIEFSHARE BEGINS: Thursday September 1st. 7 -9 p.m. in Pastor’s Conference Room A. This is our 5th year of offering Grief Share, a ministry of the Evangelism Committee. If you have, or know anyone who has, lost a loved one recently in the last year or two, or anytime, please come and bring a friend. This program is for you! Have your mourning turned to joy. The 13 week program can be joined anytime while in session if you are not able to come this week. The two hour Thursday night event includes watching a video, with discussion of it. A workbook is provided for daily time in God’s Word. All members of Zion and our New Palestine, Greenfield, northern Shelby and Eastside Indy neighbors are invited. FACT #1: We have ministered in many people, well over 100, and MOST (80% national average) do not attend Zion. FACT #2: Some people have come who do not attend church and are not believing Christians. Consider this your opportunity to reach out to a friend or co-worker and invite them to come and learn more about God’s healing Word. A personal invitation and offer bring your friend to the first night is a great way to begin. See the Welcome Center for a brochure. Cost: $20.
Searching for a new ministry opportunity in our congregation? There will be a cost, you know, but there will also be great rewards. Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one caring ministry. Right now we’re looking for members who are willing to pay the
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and become Stephen Ministers, remembering that the blessings will outweigh the costs. To find out more about this ministry, please contact Kevin Knippenberg, Lynda Utt, or Gloria Means.