2020 Church Council
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – 2020
Pastor Pastor Kris Schroeder
President Howard Carruthers
Vice-President Sean Resley
Secretary Jennifer Neuman
Treasurer Hope Nottke
Members-at-Large Paul Nabors, Leslie Foxworth
Audit Committee: Pat Tomazic, Andrea Lenyo, Sandi Klingelsmith
Trust Fund: Ron Finke, Neal Gray, Forrest Airhart
Please keep these members in prayer as they work to fulfill their commitment to Zion and each of our members.
ZION WILL HOST A SHROVE "FAT" TUES PANCAKE DINNER, TUES FEB 25TH. If you are interested in helping prepare, serve, or clean up, please contact Hope Nottke or the church office. Together, let us prepare our hearts for what Lent has to offer.
As we join St. Paul for Lent food, fellowship, and worship, we are also SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE LENTEN MEALS HOSTED BY ZION ON MARCH 11TH & 25TH. Please contact, Amy Nevison (419-357-5277,) Karen Terenzi (419-656-2641,) or the church office (419-433-4711) to volunteer. Many hands make light work.
MSP VOLUNTEER SCHEDULING SYSTEM: LENT, PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK: The quarterly Volunteer Ministry schedule is currently being prepared and it will include Holy Week. Additional worship opportunities are available ~, especially for readers. For a quick link to your schedule, under the Resources tab (on this website,) you will find the Volunteer Ministry Web Terminal link. If you are interested in participating in a special way this Lenten season, please register via the MSP program, or contact Dawn at the office, 419-433-4711, or Forrest Airhart at 419-433-4758. Your interest and availability will ensure a blessed and holy experience for all.
SUMMER DAY CAMP: Plans are underway for our Summer Day Camp program in conjunction with St. John’s Union Corners and LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of OH.) Our camp runs Mon, June 15 – Fri, June 19, and we are seeking volunteers to help in various roles. We need four mature Teen Leaders to work closely with our LOMO counselors and participants. These leaders serve as role models for our campers, help lead Bible Study and small group activities, participate in morning meetings and devotions. These teens are the example we want our participants to emulate. We need a Kitchen coordinator (s) to organize and prepare lunches and snacks for our campers. We are looking for housing, dinners, and entertainment for our LOMO Counselors, and someone to host/serve our Thursday Ice Cream Social. If you have helped in the past, are you willing to help again? If you have never been a part of this amazing experience, are you open to “giving it a try”? You won’t be disappointed. If you are willing to help, please contact Dawn at the church office at 419-433-4711 or email@example.com. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the narthex, or under the “Grow” tab on this website.
Zion will once again join with St. Paul Lutheran Church of Sandusky in Lenten worship and fellowship. Our theme for this year is “Acting out Matthew’s Message, Lenten dialogues exploring the Gospel of Matthew.
We will begin at 6:00 pm at Zion on Feb 25th - Shrove (Fat) Tuesday, with a Pancake Supper, sausage and fruit, ending at 7:30 pm. Each mid-week Lenten worship from March-April 1, will begin with a light meal, served from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Please join in the food and fellowship. Services begin at 7:00 pm.
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 worship at Zion at 7:00 pm (Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion)
March 4 worship at St. Paul--“Turning Cheeks or Resisting Evil?” 7:00 pm
March 11 worship at Zion--“Don’t Worry — Be Faithful” 7:00 pm
March 18 worship at St. Paul--Only the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel” 7:00 pm
March 25 worship at Zion--“How Often Should We Forgive?” 7:00 pm
April 1 worship at St. Paul--“Clothes for the Wedding Banquet” 7:00 pm
April 9 Maundy Thursday Worship at Zion--7:00 pm (Holy Communion & Stripping of the Altar)
April 10 Good Friday worship--Huron Community Worship at Zion (Pastor Kris preaching) 12:15 pm
Walk the Path of Christ sponsored by the Huron Community Prayer Path
Good Friday worship at St. Paul--7:00 pm
April 11 Holy Saturday Healing Service at St. Paul--6:00 pm
LENTEN OFFERINGS: Lenten offering envelopes were included with your normal Sunday offering envelopes; however, small envelopes can be found in the pews if you forget yours. The offering will be given to each respective congregation (Zion or St. Paul's). All loose or unidentified offerings will be split in half. Zion’s offering will be given to Huron Food Pantry through Second Harvest. Let our hearts be generous as we draw closer to God.
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
There is NO BIble Study on Sun. Feb 23. Bible Study will resume on Sun. March 1. Adult Bible study is usually 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. Just an FYI: During Lent, choir will meet immediately following Mid-week worship (at whichever church is hosting worship).
are on Thursday afternoons at 3:45 pm. Feb 20th practice will be at 4:00 pm at St. Paul's 2211 Mills, Street, Sandusky. 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 AND 2019 GIVING STATEMENTS 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.
Outreach - Fellowship
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.
EPIPHANY BABY SHOWER: We thank all who participated in the Shower Collection! We collected 957 diapers, 1,774 wipes, 6 containers of formula, numerous outfits, blankets, socks, lotions, etc., and $265.00! We also thank our Zion Lutheran Church Women (ZLCW) for their generous contribution of $300.00 for our total monetary donation of $565.00. Donations were given to Heartbeat of Sandusky. You are changing lives!!
PUB THEOLOGY “WHERE FAITH IS ALWAYS ON TAP” We gather on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Join us on Tues, March 3, at Small City Tap House, 202 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, at 7:00 pm, and March 17 at Chet and Matt’ Pizza, 1013 Strub Rd, Sandusky All are welcome to come a bit early (6:00-ish) to partake and share in a meal. We gather together and share thoughts, insights, questions, and practices as they relate to our spirituality and world-view. It’s a comfortable place to share God, Faith, and Beer (root beer if you’d prefer!) Pastor Bill Schroeder leads the discussion.
LIFETREE CAFÉ: There is no LIfeTree Café on Feb 27.
ST. PAUL’S “MEET TO EAT” group has invited Zion to join them, Fri, Feb 28 at Huron Berardi’s at 5:00 pm. Please RSVP to the church office by noon Mon, Feb 24th.
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. The next Prayer Path workday is March 14, 2020. New volunteers are always welcome and appreciated! Please come and get involved.
WINTER DARTBALL – 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, March 12 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.