2022 CHURCH COUNCIL

 

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – 2022    

 

Pastor                          Pastor Kris Schroeder

President                     Sean Resley

Vice-President            Melissa (Missy) Gibboney

Secretary                     Mike Amstutz

Treasurer                    Jennifer Neuman

Members-at-Large     Paul Nabors, Bev Moyer

 

Audit Committee: Gordon Hahn, Wendy Kaufman,

Nominating Committee: Hope Nottke, Carol Opalka

Trust Fund: Forrest Airhart, Ron Finke, and Pat Tomazic

 

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

SUNDAY SERVICE

WORSHIP SERVICE IS OFFERED 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. 

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

CONTINUOUS COMMUNION  We are excited to add another element to our service with continuous communion. Again, we ask everyone to be compliant with mask-wearing before and after communion. An Usher will dismiss rows to maintain proper social distancing. Individuals will walk down the center aisle to the rear of the sanctuary, where you will receive communion. Remain near the center of the aisle to avoid crowding the ends of pews. Masks must be kept on until standing in front of the communion assistant, where you will receive bread and wine placed in your hand. Juice and gluten free options are available upon your request. After receiving communion, place the small cup in the trash can and don your mask, covering your nose and mouth. Mask must be on before returning to your seat via the side aisle. If you need communion brought to you in your pew, please notify an usher. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Zion Ladies of ALL Ages you are invited to don your Easter bonnet this year!  Join us as we celebrate with your Easter best and an Easter bonnet!  Won't that be fun? 

 

Zion Lutheran Church Women will have their monthly Bible Study on Thursday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m. in the Christian Center.   We will be using the March/April Gather magazine for lesson 4 beginning on page 36.  If you need a copy of the lesson, please contact Leslie Foxworth 419-433-4999.  

FAMILY CHIMES, with the help from Mr. Walt, had so much fun preparing and sharing our music Christmas Eve that we are gearing up to continue in 2022! All are welcome to join no matter age or ability as “WE ARE FAMILY!” (A little flashback to 1979 for you!) To start, we plan to meet 2-3 times/month briefly after Sunday morning worship. Our first practice will be February 6th! Come if you are interested! Any questions, please reach out to Walt: wbaughman53@gmail.com or Missy Gibboney.

AS WE VENTURE INTO WINTER a reminder regarding cancellation of worship and other church events. If we are at Level 3 by the Sheriff’s Office all events, including worship will be canceled.  If we are at Level 2, please check the church voicemail and website for updates.  Stay safe this winter!

NEWSLETTER The monthly newsletter will no longer be mailed. Newsletters can be picked up in the narthex and will be emailed to all members that we have email addresses for. The newsletter can also be found on this website: under the Connect/Join/Discover tab. If you are unable to pick up a copy, and would like to have it mailed to you, or if we can add you to our email list, please contact the office at: zionhuron@gmail.com or call 419-433-4711.

CHURCH MASTER CALENDAR We ask that ​N​O​ event, meeting, or announcement can be written on the church master calendar without first notifying the office of the date and time. ​Also, if you host an event, it is your responsibility at all tables, chairs, flip charts, etc.​ be put away before you leave from your meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEW Worship Ministry Booklets (detailing each service ministry) are also available in the narthex. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated!! If you have questions, please contact Forrest Airhart at 419-433-4758 or the office at 419-433-4711 (zionhuron@gmail.com) for assistance.  Please consider helping during worship.

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 The 2022 sign-up flower chart is 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. You will be billed directly from Sweat Pea, and the voice will be placed in a cubby in the upper room for easy pick-up. 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 is always looking for items to fill their shelves and the food is provided to those in need in our community. Much appreciated items include canned fruit, boxed cereal, canned ravioli, canned pasta, canned beef stew, Rice-a-Roni, baking mix, pancake mix, body wash, and shampoo. 

SONSHINE PROJECT is Zion’s caring outreach ministry serving those who live in the Rye Beach Complex.  We need a Rye Beach helper needed to help carry food boxes on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will be done by 4:00 pm or earlier.  Requirements are: likes to have fun, talks to people, and strong enough to carry food boxes.  Hope to hear from you soon, call Shelia Preston 419-602-3298 to volunteer. Blessings be upon you all.

THE HURON COMMUNITY PRAYER PATH AND LABYRINTH is open year-round from dawn to dusk. It is a special space for prayer, meditation, and reflection in God’s nature and beauty. Please don’t miss an adoption opportunity. There is a sheet in the narthex regarding an adoption of a prayer station at the prayer path. You will have the privilege of keeping one prayer area nice for others to pray and commune with God. It would involve one time every 3 or 4 weeks. The instructions are listed along with the sign-up sheet. Check it out! If you have questions, contact Tom or Shelia Preston 419-433-8504. May you be blessed as we serve together. 

 

Please see the link to the Prayer Path on this website under our RESOURCES tab.

The Prayer Path - HOLY GROUND

The Prayer Path has published a book, Holy Ground, that describes how the Prayer Path and Labyrinth got started, how it came together, the blessings people have received, and lives changed.  The books are a fundraiser to help collect money for a replacement tractor.  The books would make a wonderful Christmas present and are available for $15.00 in the narthex or see Shelia Preston. Please spread the word! 

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

 

END OF THE YEAR GIVING 2021 Statements can be requested  by emailing zionhuron.com or calling 419-433-4711.

 

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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