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This Week at Zion Church Dec. 8-15

Dec 8th, 2017

MISSION OF THE MONTH: In December, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites you to participate once again this year in the STARS OF HOPE TREE, in the Large Gathering Room. This project will support the Hancock County Hope House in Greenfield. If you would like to help in this project, just take a star off of the tree and purchase the items listed on the star. You may return them under the tree and the items will be delivered to Hope House.

Sponsor a Family for Christmas!  If you are looking for a way you, or your family, could serve this Christmas season please consider sponsoring a family in our community.  If you choose to sponsor a  family, you will be given a list of items to purchase and wrap.  In some cases, you will be able to deliver these gifts to the family in need.  If you are aware of a family that needs assistance this year, or would like to sponsor a family, please contact Pastor Jason at 317 771-1691 or pastorjasontaylor@comcast.net

BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY:  How does God work in the world?  What are the main points of the Bible stories that my children are leaning in Sunday School and in the day school?  Where do we see Jesus spoken of in the Old Testament?  Is the God of the Old Testament merciful or harsh? What wisdom of God can I learn for my life?  Topic: Genesis 12-50.   Abraham through Joseph.     Meet in the cafeteria  9:30-10:15.   Sundays Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan.  7, 14, 21. This study is part of the Zion Discipleship Series.   (Note: For those planning on being a part of the Adults vs. Zion School Bible Quiz team competition, this would be an excellent way to prepare.)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS—The 7th & 8th grades would like to invite you to come to the first ever Bible Quiz Competition/Supper on Friday, February 16 at 6 pm.  Come join us for a light free will donation potato bar supper followed by a Bible quiz competition, MC’d by Steve Lewer.  You are encouraged to put together teams of 8@$80/team to compete against our very own Bible Quiz team that just placed 2nd in the Lutheran grade school competition in October.  We will be doing the book of Genesis.  All monies will go toward the class trip to Washington DC trip in May.

Please direct any questions to Daryn Wilkins at 317-442-1758 or sign up in the gathering area at the back table.  Monies for the teams will be collected that night at the door.  NOTE:  NO Pastor, current or retired may be on a team (just to be fair) but are welcomed as spectators.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team!

 

ATTENTION ZION LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ALUMNI!

An anonymous donor will match every gift made to the ZEAL Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF)  through year-end or up to $5,000…whichever comes first!  Established by Zion Lutheran School Alumni, this fund will provide perpetual support to Zion Lutheran School to assist with student tuition, capital improvements, and other operating needs as deemed necessary.  Checks can be made to: HCCF-ZEAL and placed in the offering plate or mailed to 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN or on-line at giveHCgrowHC.org/Donate/Education/ZEAL.

DANI’S DREAMS

kicked off the first Annual Fund Drive on Giving Tuesday. Facebook donations on Nov. 28 will be matched by the Gates Foundation, but we will have a fundraiser going through December 31 to try to raise $10,000 for internships, developing the Sugar Creek Trail, and expanding EcoLessons to area preschools, daycares, after-school programs. We hope to see you at the following upcoming event: Dec. 12 – Dani’s Dreams Dining to Donate at Applebees in Greenfield, 4-9 p.m. Flyers are required – either printed or on your phone. Download the flyer at www.danisdreamscorp.org or pick up a copy in the Gathering Area.

Have a blessed holiday season! Any questions, contact Donna Griffin, 317-640-4430

ZION YOUTH

Thank You! Zion Youth Connection had their 1st Annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event this past weekend, and it was a HUGE success! The community-wide event brought in over 240 people, 98 Children, and we’re able to help provide Christmas to a family of 6 from a portion of the funds raised. We praise God for a great event and we thank you for your support!

Financial Peace University is coming to Zion! This 9 week course will cover money management topics such as getting out of debt, savings accounts, retirement, money how-to’s, and more! Learn God’s way of handling money by joining us on Thursday evenings, 6-7:30pm, beginning January 11th through March 15th. Cost is $109/person or couple for the kit and Pre-Registration is required and can be done by visiting www.fpu.com/1053442. Contact Nic Elizondo for questions.

Dairy Queen Night! Zion Youth Connection is having a restaurant night on Monday, December 18 from 6-9pm, at the DQ in Cumberland. Join us anytime during that time and 20% of Sales go to the youth. No flyer required!!

 

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Easter Services

Feb 21st, 2018
Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm Good Friday, March 30 at 7 pm Easter Sunday, April 1st at 6:30 am, 8:30 am, & 10:30 am Breakfast on Easter Sunday 7-10am

Spring Auction

Feb 15th, 2018
The committee is planning for the 3rd Annual Zion Dinner and Auction – CelebraZion!  Mark you calendars for Friday, April 20th.  The committee is excited to work through the planning process, collect items, and prepare to welcome guests.  Who will you invite to fill your table this year?

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