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: Gordon Hahn, Wendy Kaufman, Mitzi Vandegrift
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.
January 2021, we have the following Church Council positions open: Vice President, Secretary, and Member at Large. We ask all members of our congregation to prayerfully consider serving in any of these capacities. If you have a desire to serve on the Church council, please contact any current Council member. (Job descriptions for each position are detailed below.) Please consider offering your talents in service to one another.
PLEASE JOIN US EACH SUNDAY MORNING AT 9:00 AM FOR OUR WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK THAT INCLUDES our MESSAGE, DEVOTION, and MUSIC. Zion Facebook:
Zion Website: Will post inspirational thoughts/prayers at
Radio: You may listen at 10:00 am to an abridged sermon from our combined worship service with St. Paul each week at 1450 AM (WLEC) on your radio dial.
We are working hard to provide spiritual support during this COVID pandemic. 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.
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!!
Thanks to some very hard-working members of our congregation, we have plenty of washable masks available to distribute. ADULT & KID MASKS ARE AVAILABLE. If you or someone you know is in need, please contact the office at 419-433-4711 and leave a message. We will make arrangements to get the masks to you.
TASK FORCE PARTICIPANTS NEEDED A Task Force is being formed to discuss and discern the suggested merger between Zion and St. Paul’s Sandusky. This team will prayerfully consider and share in an open dialogue regarding this process. If you have an interest in participating, please contact a member of Council for consideration.
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR A great BIG THANK YOU to all those who supported our Reverse Advent Collection. We were able to share 23 boxes, 10 bags, and 6 cartons of canned goods with the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Your generosity was heartwarming, and your donations are very needed during this difficult year. You have been a blessing to others and may you be blessed by the experience. Thank you also to Paul Nabors and Howard Carruthers from Zion and Pastor John at the food pantry for doing the heavy lifting.
SONSHINE PROJECT God blessed 17 families with Christmas cheer from the Sonshine project on December 23. Along with food items to prepare Christmas dinner. (Pictures are attached.) This ministry is being the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus. It is visiting, sharing, and being a part of someone’s life story. Are you being called to join? Please contact Shelia (419-602-3298) or Tom Preston to get involved. GOD IS CHANGING LIVES.
IN CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY, the Huron churches will continue to collectively ring their bells at noon each Sunday as a reminder of God’s presence in the community.
HURON HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY IS IN NEED Please send your check to Huron Food Pantry/Lighthouse Assembly of God, 820 Cleveland Rd East, Huron, Oh. Especially needed are canned fruits, boxed cereal, shampoo, and body wash.
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 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. Also, if you prefer to drop off your contribution, please place it in the LOCKED mailbox at the entrance of Zion. The mail is checked regularly, and your continued support is vital.
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 “bill pay” services. And lastly, we can set up automatic withdrawals 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.