Creation Seminar at Zion on Sat. July 28th

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Dr. Kevin Anderson, a noted scientist to present his findings supporting creationism on Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. 

Dr. Kevin Anderson, a former National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow and professor of microbiology, will be at Zion on Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. to present his discovery of fossils in Montana which support the creationist view of a “young earth.” His presentation, titled “Echoes of the Jurassic,” is meant for laymen and will discuss how these findings conflict with the evolutionary theory of the “age of dinosaurs” which evolutionists contend occurred 65 million years ago. 

More information to come ...

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Kids in the Divine Service: “Sunday of the Fulfillment”?

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What is the “Sunday of the Fulfillment”?
The Sunday of the Fulfillment, which is the last Sunday in the Church Year, is the day we celebrate and look forward to the coming of our Lord Jesus on the Last Day in time.

Why do we celebrate it?
Have you ever had to wait for a really exciting gift that you’ve always wanted? What was it like when you finally received the gift? The waiting may have been difficult, but when you finally received the gift, it made all of the waiting seem “fulfilled” or complete. As Christians, we are eagerly waiting for our Lord Jesus to return. When he returns, as
Scripture says, He will take His people to be with Him in His glorious Kingdom forever. Now that is something to celebrate and be excited about!


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Parents:
At home, discuss with your children what will happen when Jesus returns. Take time to read through portions of Matthew 24 and 25. Remind them that in Baptism Jesus makes us His people. Through faith in Him, we live as Christians patiently awaiting His return.

Readings and Sermon: Sunday July 15, 2018

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View the Bulletin for Sunday July 15, 2018

Old Testament Reading – Amos 7:7-15
Epistle – Ephesians 1:3-14

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the sixth chapter.
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.

But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

Vacation Bible School News

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We had an awesome time pretending to be shipwrecked on an island, tossed on the shore by a big wave, and learning that Jesus rescues. Throughout the week, 94 children and 37 volunteers learned that when we’re lonely, when we worry, struggle, do wrong or feel powerless…Jesus rescues! Jesus, who died on the cross and came alive again, defeated sin, death and the power of the devil – the greatest rescue mission of all time!

A numerous amount of toiletry donations was collected for the First Trinity Homeless Ministry. We collected $619 for FISH FOR THE FISHERMEN. These monies will be donated to the Jonathan Ekong Memorial (JEM) Lutheran Seminary in Nigeria to help purchase fish, fish supplies and maintenance for the fish pond there, which the seminarians use as a staple of their diet. Pastor Wokoma, one of the missionaries that Zion supports, teaches at the JEM seminary. If you would like to make a do-nation toward this mission, please contact Pastor Grimenstein and/or Katie Gielarowski.

To see pictures of Zion’s amazing Shipwrecked VBS, visit the following pages:
Monday June 25th:
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Tuesday June 26th:
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Wednesday June 27th:
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Thursday June 28th:
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Friday June 29th:
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Forward in Faith Campaign

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Zion’s Forward in Faith campaign officially ended June 30th. We are pleased to announce that our God accomplished more than we had expected through this campaign … He brought us a grand total of $152,757. Thanks be to God!!!

Over the past 14 weeks it’s been wonderful to see folks come together and support this campaign. Both members, and a number of visitors to Zion, have contributed to Forward in Faith. Folks have given out of thankfulness to the abundant blessings God has given us, and out of a desire to continue to grow God’s kingdom here.

Once again, thank you to everyone who contributed and to everyone who prayed for the success of the campaign and our ministry at Zion. Plans for use of the funds collected were detailed at our July 1st voter’s meeting, and include roof replacement, as well as other vital building and property improvements.

God’s blessings,
Forward in Faith Committee