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.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. THE CHURCH OFFICE IS CLOSED. We ARE working remotely, so if a need or question should arise, please call 419-433-4711 and leave a message. You may also reach Dawn by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All "business" related questions will be answered during our regular business hours of Mon - Thurs, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have a Pastoral Emergency, please contact Pastor Kris at 480-338-6519. All other emergencies should be directed to Zion Council President, Howard Carruthers, at 419-602-0645.
PLEASE JOIN US EACH SUNDAY MORNING AT 9:00 AM FOR OUR LIVE WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK THAT INCLUDES our
MESSAGE/ DEVOTION/ MUSIC. For technological ease, we will go LIVE to St. Paul’s Facebook page ONLY.
St. Paul Facebook:
Zion Website: Will post inspirational thoughts/prayers at
St. Paul Website: Will also post sermons/inspirational thoughts/prayers at
Radio: You may listen at 10:00 am to a sermon from St. Paul each week at 1450 AM (WLEC) on your radio dial.
We are working hard to provide spiritual support in this new normal. We will do our best to keep you in the loop. Those who are not savvy with the internet, ask a family member to help you. Stay tuned to your email/Facebook/Website for additional options as we identify and implement them.
Summer Day Camp has been canceled. Please go to the GROW tab on this website and go to the Summer Day Camp page for details.
Sunday Worship services will be held remotely at 9:00 am until further notice. Please join us each Sunday morning via St. Paul's Facebook page:
“Zion’s Peace” Challenge!
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV)
Have you ever thought much about these words? Have you ever pondered the meaning behind why we take time in our worship services to pass the peace? Some likely think it’s strictly social in nature. For some congregations, it’s a time to roam around (as sitting, standing, kneeling bodies need a stretch) and greet EVERYONE in the room. For others, it appears to be more of an inconvenience and a time consumer.
There really is true meaning as to why we do this. Why we, “Pass the Peace”. Mankind has a deep desire for peace. Peace is rest, wholeness, filled with goodness and calm. God’s Word resonates, PEACE! One of God’s many promises is to give us peace, in the now and for all eternity!
We have begun the reopening plan for Zion. As we have posed the question, will you be different, it is impossible to refrain from asking our churches the same question. If we are honest and true to God’s desire, we continue to learn, grow, and yes, even change. Therefore, when we find ourselves on the other side of the COVID-19 health crisis, it is paramount that we find ourselves changed. That we find our churches (God’s people) changed, for the better!
A Task Force has been formed who will aid us in the transition back to in-person gatherings, including worship. This is going to take time, patience, and creativity. There will be aspects of our church life that MUST be done differently.
One of those is the “Passing of the Peace.” We are family. Every family has stories, sayings, manners, and traditions that are a part of who they are. I would like to encourage each of you to help our Zion Family create a new manner (no physical contact) to share God’s peace. Pray, think on it, ponder, discuss it with others, research and help Zion design its own unique way of sharing God’s peace.
It is in times like these that we are often drawn to our roots and history, but it is also a time for us to discover new ways to be God’s Children. I have appointed a team of judges who will evaluate “Zion’s Peace” entries. We will evaluate over Zoom, as we are able. Once “Zion’s Peace” is determined, we would love for its creators to teach our Zion family in a “how-to video”. Do NOT let technology concerns overwhelm your desire to participate in this challenge. We will help or workaround technology as is needed or necessary. Entries may be submitted to Pastor Kris at email@example.com. If you do not have access to email, please leave a message on her voicemail at Zion; 419-433-4711 ext. 1 and she will connect with you. Join the challenge and share God’s peace with the world!
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)
Blessings of Peace,
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 also 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
OFFERING ENVELOPES can be mailed to Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main Street, Huron, OH 44839.
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.
Also, you can also make your contribution directly from this website. Go to our Donate/Tithe tab and follow the prompts.