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.

ATTENTION POTENTIAL CHURCH COUNCIL CANDIDATES: Our Church Council is changing, and we ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of the transition.  Currently, the Council Secretary position is available, and beginning in the new year, Council President, Council Treasurer, and (1) Member-at-Large positions will be open. Are you being called to serve? Without being overly dramatic, Zion’s future depends on God-directed leadership. Please consider the possibility of serving in these positions. If you are interested in the Treasurer’s vacancy but not comfortable with some of the requirements, please see Hope for further discussion. She is willing to work with you to ensure a complete and easy changeover. Is God calling you to step outside your comfort zone? The truth is, If God calls you to it, He will help you through it. 

 

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, 

will continue his work until it is finally finished 

on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6).

 

Prayerfully consider where God is calling you, and boldly take action. 

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COME AND ENJOY CIDER AND DONUTS AT THE CHRISTIAN CENTER! Following our 9:00 am worship service on Sunday, Oct 24th, come to the Christian Center for some cider and donuts. Let’s get together for some food and fellowship!! And yet there is more! Have you ever wanted to walk the Prayer Path and Labyrinth and never taken the opportunity? Fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy this beautiful place. Tom and Shelia Preston will be available to guide us through the Labyrinth and path. Whether you are here every Sunday, or perhaps it has been a while, please join us. Let’s regather and get reconnected!

REFORMATION SUNDAY IS OCT 31ST Please remember to wear red as we celebrate the anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany (October 31, 1517.) 

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, NOV 7 is when we remember those who have died in this past year. If you have lost a loved one during this past year and would like to have their name read on All Saints Sunday, please contact the church office at 419-433-4711 or zionhuron@gmail.com. Zion members who passed away within the year will already be included in our service. We honor all deceased loved ones and ask you to bring their picture and place it on the table in the sanctuary before worship begins.

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL Walt Baughman is organizing our Advent devotional booklet as we did last year. We invite everyone to participate! You are requested to write a twenty-five-to-forty-word article about what Advent or Christmas spiritually means to you. If you are so inclined, please include a Bible verse and/or a prayer. If you would like to submit an original drawing, that is fine. (You may speak about a noted painting, but we may not have the copyright to use it.) Please email your submissions to Dawn (zionhuron@gmail.com) by Wed, Nov 10th, to allow time for compiling and printing. Please contact Walt informing him of your participation at 440-967-2846 or wbaughman53@gmail.com.

SUNDAY SCHOOL is held each Sunday morning from 8:15 – 8:45 am for our Preschool – 6th graders in the Fellowship Hall. We offer: Singing. Dancing. Bible Verse Reading. Life Application and Take-home Message. Come, and join us! Bring a friend! Parents and High School students are welcome to join (OR LEAD). Any questions, or if you are interested in helping out, please contact the office at  zionhuron@gmail.com, 419-433-4711.

WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS In November, we will begin preparing for Christmas worship services and beyond. We will be once again scheduling Communion Bread and Communion Wine servers. If you are interested in serving in those capacities, please notify the church office or go into your Ministry Scheduler profile and add these to your qualified ministries. Also, if there are dates that you are not available to serve for the first quarter of 2022, please update your availability in the MSP system. If you have questions, please contact Forrest Airhart, or Dawn in the office at 419-433-4711 (zionhuron@gmail.com) for assistance.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for Women’s Bible Study on Thursday, November 11, at 10:30 am. We will be using 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. You will be billed directly from Sweat Pea. 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

FLEECE BLANKET “WARMTH FOR THE WINTER” PROJECT UPDATE: Blankets can be made in your own home, at your own pace, with all materials provided. This offers an opportunity for every skill level to participate! If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, we are accepting donations of $20 per blanket. Donations can be made through Facebook, dropping a check in the offering, or mailing a check to Zion at 930 Main Street, Huron, OH 44839. Please be sure to notate this project in the memo line. Won’t you get involved? .

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. 

 

MINI MONSTER MULCH

On Saturday October 30, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. there will be extra excitement on the Prayer Labyrinth as volunteers will be putting mulch down to God's Glory.  Anyone who is willing and able to help is encouraged to participate. We hope to be finished by noon, so it won't take up too much of the day. Hoping to see many of you there. Come and enjoy the fellowship while being His hands on the Labyrinth. For more information call Tom Preston 419-271-5271. Blessing to you all. 

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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