2023 CHURCH COUNCIL
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – 2023
President Sean Resley
Vice-President Mike Amstutz
Secretary Carol Opalka
Treasurer Jennifer Neuman
Members-at-Large Bev Moyer, Leslie Foxworth
Audit Committee: Wendy Kaufman,
Nominating Committee: Hope Nottke, Carol Opalka
Trust Fund: Forrest Airhart, Pat Tomazic, and Laura Nabors
Please keep these members in prayer as they work to fulfill their commitment to Zion and each of our members.
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.
Our Worship Services continue to be lived streamed at 9:00 am via FACEBOOK.
Please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/zionlutheranchurchhuronohio/ to view the service.
As we return to communing at the rail, please be reminded that an usher will dismiss rows. Individuals will walk down the center aisle and be directed to the communion rail. Kneel or stand as you desire. Each table will be blessed prior to returning to pews. After you receive the blessing, return to your seat via the side aisle. A tray to dispose of your empty communion cup will be located on the windowsill. Please make an effort to not over-crowd the communion rail or the aisles, as the ushers will dismiss rows accordingly. Juice and gluten-free options are available upon your request, please be sure to inform your server. Please notify an usher if you
need communion brought to your pew. All baptized believers are welcome at God’s table.
Today's altar flowers are for the glory of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ, and in honor of Kyle's birthday by Beverly Moyer.
Join the fun and hop on down the bunny trail!
There will be an Easter EggHunt for all children (up to age 12, in attendance) today, following Easter Sunday worship. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside. Hippity hoppity Easter’s here!
The church office will be closed on Monday, April 10 & Tuesday, April 11. Regular office hours resume on Wednesday, April 12.
The Transition Team will meet next Sunday, April 16 in the Fellowship Hall, following worship.
Lutheran Journal and Word in Season: The latest editions of the daily devotionals for April-June are available by the bulletin boards.
Please take one home!
Submissions for the May Newsletter are due Monday, April 24 by noon.
Altar Flower Update
Golden Rose is no longer providing altar flowers for Zion. Instead, an option is Sweet Pea Florist who will do altar flowers for $37.36 per side with no delivery charge. The number for Sarah Gilbert and Sweet Pea Florist is 440-554-7984. Please inform the church if this is your preferred method of donating altar flowers. You can also donate $25 to the flower fund and have one of Zion's beautifully designed silk flower arrangements placed on the altar to commemorate an event or bring your own home-grown flowers to adorn the altar! Vases are available.
The 2023 Sign-up Flower Chart is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. For flowers celebrating a special occasion or in honor or memory of a
loved one, please notify the church office so it can be properly listed in the bulletin.
PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY MINISTRY
Prayer is how we communicate with God. Those we hold in our fervent prayers include: Addelyn, Amber, Elyse, Jean Baughman, Gary Harmon, Marge Harrold, Ben Hasenmeier, Shirley Hasenmeier, Joe Lyren, Donna Morefield, Kelly Klingelsmith, Sandra Klingelsmith, Sandie Kvasnika, Roger Munsterman, Dick Schenk, Pat Tomazic, Mathew Ward, those at risk for illness, health care workers, first responders, “essential” workers, and the homeless.
Circle of Love
Circle of Love prays for our Zion families. Thank you to Shelia Preston and all our volunteers for being a part of this ministry. Our God listens and
EVENTS & UPDATES
Zion Lutheran Church Women will have their monthly Bible Study on Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Christian Center.
f you need a copy of the lesson, please contact Leslie Foxworth 419-433-4955.
S.P.I.R.I.T. will meet Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm in the Upper Room. This bible study group is for women of all ages from all walks of life. Invite a friend who may like to join! For more information contact Carol Opalka, 419-239-9333.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Worship Volunteers Please sign up to help serve on Sunday morning! We would love to add more Greeters, Readers, Ushers, Communion Servers, and Technology Assistants! Contact Forrest Airhart at 419-366-2900 or Zion office 419-433-4711 or email@example.com with willingness or questions!
Office hours are 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Thursday. If you need assistance after hours, please call 419-433-4711 and leave a message. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages and emails will be returned by the next business day. If you have need for pastoral care, please contact the church office at 419-433-4711 or President Sean Resley at 419-515-3255.
Church Master Calendar
We ask that no event, meeting, or announcement 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 to ensure that all tables, chairs, flip charts, etc. are put away before you leave.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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 2022 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.