2021 CHURCH COUNCIL

 

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – 2021    

 

Pastor                          Pastor Kris Schroeder

President                     Howard Carruthers

Vice-President            Melissa (Missy) Gibboney

Secretary                     (OPEN)

Treasurer                    Hope Nottke

Members-at-Large    Paul Nabors, Leslie Foxworth

 

Audit Committee: Gordon Hahn, Wendy Kaufman, Mitzi Vandegrift

Trust Fund: Ron Finke, Forrest Airhart

 

Please keep these members in prayer as they work to fulfill their commitment to Zion and each of our members.

SUNDAY SERVICE

 

WORSHIP SERVICE EACH SUNDAY AT 9:00 AM WITH HOLY COMMUNION

Our  worship services are held in the church Sanctuary. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and you are asked to follow all guidelines that have been put into place, especially the wearing of masks and social distancing outside of your family pods. 

Regathering together!

Our Worship Services continue to be lived streamed at 9:00 am via FACEBOOK for those who would prefer not to participate in person. Please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/zionlutheranchurchhuronohio/ 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, Aug 1st following the 9:00 am worship service. The purpose of this meeting is to provide Zion’s Financial Information and Dream. ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend.

HURON’S MARKET ON MAIN (a brick-and-mortar shopping with an outdoor pop-up market located at 507 – 607 Main St.) is coming up again Saturday, July 31 – offering an opportunity to interact with our community! We’ll pass out donuts, coffee, and water to those walking, biking, or driving by, and WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! We need a minimum of two people at 8:00 am to help set-up and then serve those who are strolling past Zion. The more, the merrier! Let’s have some fun with this!!! If interested: email the church office at zionhuron@gmail.com, or let Hope Nottke 419-656-1151, or Missy Gibboney 419-271-4230 know. 

GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. Please mark your calendars for “God’s work. Our hands.” our Day of Service scheduled for Sunday, Sept 12, 2021. We will once again be providing “Love at the Laundromat” for our service project. We need numerous workers to make this event happen. There are two shifts 11 am – 2 pm, and 1 pm – 4 pm, and sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board in the narthex. You can also contact Leslie Foxworth, 419-433-4955, or the church office at zionhuron@gmail.com or 419-433-4711, to offer your assistance. Additional details will be forthcoming.

What is your DREAM FOR ZION?  As we near the end of the pandemic, mandates, and restrictions, we are search for unique and exciting ways for Zion to be more active in the community.  So please, DREAM, and email ideas for programs, activities, etc., to Zionhuron@gmail.com.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Please join us in the Christian Center for Women’s Bible Study on Thursday, Aug.12th at 10:30 am. We will be using the July/August issue of the Gather magazine.

IF YOU HAVE A NEED (grocery shopping, medication pick-up, etc.) please contact the church office at 419-433-4711 and leave a message. We have several members ready and willing to help out!  We offer a heartfelt thank you to all who so generously offered to help with our congregation’s various needs. You are serving our God by your service to one another!!

FLOWER CHART There is a sign-up flower chart listed on the bulletin board in the narthex for all who are interested in purchasing altar flowers. Cindy Carruthers (419-602-7269) has agreed to coordinate this ministry. Flowers will be purchased from Sweet Pea Flower Truck and are $25.00 per side. When you sign-up, Cindy will contact you before the flowers are ordered. If the flowers are to celebrate a special occasion or in honor or memory of a loved one, please be sure to let Cindy know, or notify the office at zionhuron@gmail.com if you would like it to be listed in the bulletin. 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

HURON HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY ITEMS FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE

Our challenge is this, during the month of August we will hold a special food drive for the Huron Food Pantry.  Our goal is to collect and donate a minimum of 500 items. There are many in our community who suffer from food insecurity.  Items may be brought Sunday mornings and placed on the cart in the narthex or be dropped in Zion’s outreach bin in the portico throughout the week. Let’s see if we can surpass the 500 items!!!! Items to consider donating include; canned fruit, boxed cereal, canned ravioli, canned pasta, canned beef stew, Rice-a-Roni, baking mix, pancake mix.

FLEECE BLANKET PROJECT Zion has been blessed over the last two years to sponsor a much-needed Fleece Blanket project. Last year, 39 blankets were donated providing needed warmth to those within our local community. But the giving didn’t stop with just blankets! We also provided 83 scarves, 28 hats, 31 ear warmers, three mittens and five sets (hat/mitten/scarf). Participants in this mission can make these blankets in their own homes, at their own pace, with all materials provided. The blankets don’t even involve any sewing! Won’t you get involved? Please open the letter from this year’s organizer, Laura Nabors that includes all her contact information. Monetary donations are also humbly accepted. Let’s do this together!

 

GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. Please mark your calendars for “God’s work. Our hands.” our Day of Service scheduled for Sunday, Sept 12, 2021. We will once again be providing “Love at the Laundromat” for our service project. We need numerous workers to make this event happen. There are two shifts 11 am – 2 pm, and 1 pm – 4 pm, and sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board in the narthex. You can also contact Leslie Foxworth, 419-433-4955, or the church office at zionhuron@gmail.com or 419-433-4711, to offer your assistance. Additional details will be forthcoming.

SONSHINE PROJECT is Zion’s caring ministry to many in our community and is being the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus.  It is visiting, sharing, and being a part of someone’s life story, by serving our neighbors who live in the Rye  Beach Complex.  This ministry continues to grow as we discover new ways to serve this community.  Our Church Council has voted to add a line item to our annual budget for the food portion of this project. All monies collected for this fund will directly benefit our neighbors in the Rye Beach area. Our mission will provide food and food-related items ~ including gift cards to restaurants to the residents. 

Another aspect of this ministry is to supply basic needs, and to gift the residents with items that they may not and cannot provide for themselves. It is our hope to offer holiday surprises to include practical items such as clothing basics, heaters, fans, electric blankets, etc. Special collections throughout the year will finance this portion of the program. We thank Walt Baughman, Nadine Bober, Cindy Carruthers, Shelia & Tom Preston, Anne Wessels, and all those who have helped make this project the gift it has become. Please get in touch with any of the members listed above if you would like to participate. God bless you! 

 

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 Path and Labyrinth are open year-round from dawn to dusk and is a special space for prayer, meditation, and reflection. Please see the link to the Prayer Path on this website under our RESOURCES tab.

MEALS ON WHEELS is back to their regular schedule of daily providing meals to our Huron neighbors. They are looking for local drivers, and there is open availability if you can spare a few hours a week. The volunteers usually work from 10:45 am -12:30 pm Mon – Fri, and you can volunteer as often or as little as you are able! Please contact Bob Proy, our Huron Meals on Wheels coordinator, at 419-202-2224, to volunteer. Thank you for your help!

CHRIST'S COMMUNITY MEAL continues their FREE DINNER at the First Presbyterian Church, 225 Williams St., Huron beginning at 5:00 pm. Stay tuned for the next dates! The meal will be served as take-out only and will be handed out in a drive-thru lane.   

A FREE LUNCH is offered every Monday at 12:00 pm. This lunch is now take-out only and will be served with a drive-thru lane. 

DINNER MEALS are available on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and Lunches are provided each Monday (unless government guidelines change.) Please refer to the CDC for all guidelines regarding the Coronavirus. These programs are supported by Christ Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, Huron United Methodist Church, Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, St. Peter Catholic Church, and Zion Lutheran Church.

 

WAYS & MEANS

For your convenience, we offer many different giving options that allow you to contribute to Zion when and how you prefer. Offering envelopes can be placed in the offering basket before or after 9:00 am worship service, or mailed to Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main Street, Huron, OH 44839. If you are mailing an offering that is for multiple weeks, you don’t need to send in separate envelopes or write multiple checks. Just send in one check, in one envelope, and it will be recorded on your statement. Your continued support is vital and very much appreciated.

You can also do online offerings from our website: Zionhuron.org found under the “Donate/Tithe” tab. We also have a mobile app for that! Go to your app store, search Giveplus, and it will say Vanco Payment Solutions below GivePlus. You may also consider contacting your bank to see if they offer FREE “bill pay” services. And lastly, we can set up automatic withdrawals (EFT) directly from your bank account. Please contact the office for more information.

Also, you can also make your contribution from our Facebook page or directly from this website. Go to our Donate/Tithe tab and follow the prompts.

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