2019 Church Council
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – 2019
Pastor Pastor Kris Schroeder
President Howard Carruthers
Vice-President Sean Resley
Secretary Jennifer Neuman
Treasurer Hope Nottke
Members-at-Large Leo Kaufman, Paul Nabors
Audit Committee: Pat Tomazic, Andrea Lenyo, Sandi Klingelsmith
Trust Fund: Ron Finke, Neal Gray, Steve Nevison
FLAMe: Karen Munsterman, OPEN
Please keep these members in prayer as they work to fulfill their commitment to Zion and each of our members.
WE CURRENTLY HAVE THREE POSITIONS ON COUNCIL THAT ARE OPEN: Council President, Treasurer, and a Member at Large. All three of these positions offer the opportunity to serve and grow. Please attend the Annual Congregational Meeting to vote for your council leaders.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is on Sun, Jan 19, at 9:00 am. (Sun, Jan 26 is the alternative date in case of bad weather, etc.) Annual Reports are available for pick-up in the narthex. Please be sure to bring your copy to the meeting.
NEW PICTURE DIRECTORY: IS HERE! Please pick up your copy after worship services, or from the office. A special thank you to Ben Nevison for taking the pictures of our congregation after services. If you would like to have your picture included in the next church directory, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSP VOLUNTEER SCHEDULING SYSTEM: Worship Assistants: Thank you for glorifying God by your service to one another. Our quarterly period is from Jan - March. Please visit the MSP website and under your profile, please notate any dates that you are not available to serve. For a quick link to your schedule, please click on the Resources tab (located on this website.) and you will find the Volunteer Ministry Web Terminal link.
If you haven't yet signed up to volunteer, there are Volunteer Information forms available in the narthex for you to complete, allowing you to best determine how to use your talents plus your availability. There are also volunteer booklets with job descriptions explaining what needs to be done, and how to do it. Questions or comments can be directed to Dawn at the church office, 419-433-4711 or Forrest Airhart at 419-433-4758.
Kids of the Kingdom (Age 4 through Grade 5)
Kids of the Kingdom (KoK) is our weekly Sunday school program that meets during our 10:00 am worship service. Each week, at the beginning of worship, Pastor Kris gathers the kids around the altar for a special blessing. They then go to the Fellowship Hall for a lesson and video usually based on that day's gospel message. The children return to the sanctuary and rejoin their families for communion. KoK is for children in preschool – 5th grade. There is no registration and no fee for this program. All are invited!
Chi Rho (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Chi Rho is our faith formation ministry for middle school and junior high students. Our next Our next gathering is our Chi Rho Retreat on Fri, Feb 21-Sat. Feb 22 from 6:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Christian Center and Sanctuary. Please keep all in prayer!
Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible study is presented at 9:00 am on Sun mornings. We are studying the Book of Luke. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Word & Sacrament
Regular choir rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the church.
are on Thursday afternoons at 3:45 pm. Rehearsal dates are available on our church calendar on this website. Contact Walt at if you have any questions or concerns. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Ways & Means
WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT! Along with setting up your bank account for direct payment to the church, Zion now has an app called GIVEPLUS+ you can use to make an offering to our church. This can be used for one-time, weekly, monthly, yearly or "anytime you wish" donation. If you are on vacation, were not able to attend Sunday service or get paid every other Thursday you can choose anytime to make an offering. Go to your app store, search giveplus and it will say Vanco Payment Solutions below GivePlus. If you have any questions please contact Sean Resley, 419-515-3255 or Joyce Keane, 614-264-6373.
2020 ENVELOPES HAVE ARRIVED AND ARE LOCATED IN THE NARTHEX. Please be sure to take yours home, and feel free to distribute them to your family and friends! Thank you.
2019 Giving Statements are available in the narthex.
Outreach - Fellowship
FAMILY GAME NIGHT Join us on Fri, Jan 24 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a fun evening of games, food, fellowship, and a movie. Pizza and drinks will be served, and the evening is open to ALL! A free-will donation will be accepted. PJ’s and pillows
are welcome!! Please RSVP to Amy at 419-357-5277 so that enough food can be ordered.
PARTY IN THE NARTHEX on Sun. Feb 9 following 10:00 am worship. There is nothing to bring, just come and share the love as we celebrate an early Valentine’s Day together.
PAINTING PARTY Come and enjoy an evening of painting and fellowship on Fri, March 6 at 7:00 pm. Snacks and all painting supplies will be provided. The cost is $20.00 per person. All are welcome. RSVP is a must to Amy Nevison at 419-357-5277 or , or Karen Terenzi at 419-656-2641.
PUB THEOLOGY “WHERE FAITH IS ALWAYS ON TAP!” We gather at an informal and casual space that allows us to share thoughts, insights, questions, and practices as they relate to our spirituality and world-view. We will meet on Tues, Jan 21 at Chet and Matt's, 1013 East Strub Road, Sandusky, at 7:00 pm. It’s a place to share God, Faith, and Beer (root beer if you’d prefer!) Pastor Bill Schroeder will lead the discussion. All are welcome.
ST. PAUL’S “MEET TO EAT” has invited us to join them at Perkins restaurant on Fri, Jan 31 at 5:00 pm. Please contact the church office by Mon, Jan 27 at noon if you’d like to join in the food and fellowship.
BERLIN HEIGHTS KIWANIS CLUB is sponsoring a dine-in fundraiser with Chipotle on Milan Road, Sandusky, on Wed, Jan 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Dine-in or carry out orders are both acceptable, you just need to tell the cashier BEFORE you pay that you are part of the Berlin Heights Kiwanis fundraiser and the club will bet credit for your purchase. No coupon is necessary.
SOUPER BOWL SUN, FEB 2, 2020 Zion will be celebrating the Super Bowl by feeding the hungry with our own SOUPER BOWL. There are two ways you can participate: 1. Bring canned soup as our item to donate to the food pantry this month OR 2. bring spare change and place it in the soup kettle that represents the team you will be cheering for. Soup kettles and a bin for canned soup will both be located in the narthex, Sun, Feb 2nd. Thanks for your generosity!
THE HURON COMMUNITY PRAYER PATH AND LABYRINTH is a shared ministry of the churches in Huron and is located behind the Christian Center and in the woods along the northeast side of our grounds. The Prayer Paths and Labyrinth are open year-round from dawn to dusk and are a great space for prayer, meditation, and reflection.
JOIN OUR WINTER DARTBALL TEAM – Dartball is a fellowship-filled, fun, and friendly-competitive baseball-like game played with darts and a dartboard. We play Mon evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm Oct thru April with teams from various area churches. All are welcome to play. Call Paul Nabors (440-967-6064) or Forrest Airhart (419-366-2900) to join.
DIAL A RIDE OF HURON is looking for drivers and a director. Dial a Ride provides free rides to residents of Huron and Huron Township (60 years of age and older) to medical appointments and hospital visits. For further information contact current director Rich Gordon 419-503-0201.
LEARN TO PAINT WATERCOLORS: by following step by step demonstrations by teacher/artist Clela Neale. Classes are held every Wed. from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Christian Center. The cost is $12 for each 2 1/2 hour class. Everyone is welcome! For more information and a list of basic supplies contact Clela at .
BRAT meets at 7:00 pm on the first and third Thurs of each month. It is an extension of the Alpha Program from years ago and is open to people of all faiths. It also supports the Prayer Path.
WOMEN OF ZION usually meet for Bible study on the second Thursday of each month at 10:15 and follow the Bible study found in the Gather Magazine. A rescheduled meeting will be held on Thur, Feb 13, from 10:15 am – 12:00 pm in the Christian Center. Extra magazines are available on the shelf by the bulletin board in the narthex. All women are invited to join us for study and, if you like, lunch at a local restaurant.
LIFELINE SCREENING, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on Feb 10, 2020. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. To register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or text the word circle to 797979, or visit