A Thanksgiving Eve Feast!

By on November 25, 2014 in Spotlight, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A Thanksgiving Eve Feast!

We have taken pictures each year, but they don’t this event justice. You see, the gift of Thanksgiving Eve at Zion is hard to capture unless you are there in the room. The tables are set with real linens and festive centerpieces. Turkeys cook all week in preparation for the crowds. Donations come from members, neighbors, friends, and […]

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Hands, Hands, Hands

By on November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Hands, Hands, Hands

Hands that roll the lefse – There’s a certain skill to rolling lefse and it’s all in the hands. The grooved rolling pin has a heft that must be managed. Too much pressure and your lefse dough will stick to the pastry cloth. Too little pressure and the dough stays too thick. Perfectly rolled lefse […]

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Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future!

By on October 31, 2014 in Stewardship, Worship with 0 Comments
Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future!

GENEROSITY AT ZION Small congregations have great incentive to live within their means and pass balanced budgets. But while our numbers look simple on paper, the narrative behind financial stewardship at Zion is rich with stories of generosity and courage. People give in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons, always trusting […]

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The Meatball & Lutefisk Dinner is Saturday!

By on October 19, 2014 in Community, Spotlight with 0 Comments
The Meatball & Lutefisk Dinner is Saturday!

5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss It:             1. Behind the scenes. While these Swedish traditions are known for gathering blue hairs and life-long Lutherans, its preparation involves a diverse and unexpected crowd. Where else have you seen a Southern Methodist and an Italian Catholic turning lefse? Pre-schoolers have been known […]

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The Young and the Restless

By on September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The Young and the Restless

As we gathered and sorted school supplies for Lyndale School during coffee hour, many reminisced about the excitement we once felt about the Back to School season. Fresh notebooks, sharp pencils, and a clean slate. This fall, one of our youngest members started Kindergarten and one of our older members attended his 71st high school […]

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Take It Outside

By on September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Take It Outside

Last Sunday was a bright, sunny day – cool enough for a sweatshirt, perfect end-of-summer weather. It was also the first annual Nicollet Open Streets event. From noon until 5pm, Nicollet Avenue was closed to motorized traffic. People of all ages spilled onto what is normally a very busy city street! Businesses and organizations set […]

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Happiness

By on July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Happiness

While cliché quotes and cute sayings abound, occasionally there is one that really does ring true. “For a happy life you need three things: someone special to love, something meaningful to do and something for which you are grateful.” We could add to that list, certainly, but it seems to be ringing true at Zion […]

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The Parting

By on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The Parting

They came in one Sunday morning and sat near the front of the church. A young family: Mom, Dad and two squirmy little boys. They were relaxed and friendly and introduced themselves during the passing of the peace. “Hi! I’m Jill, this is my husband David and our boys, Finn and Charlie.” Finn lowered his […]

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There’s Good News!

By on April 16, 2014 in Worship with 0 Comments

Everyone is welcome to join us and hear the good news during Holy Week and Easter services. Friday,  April 18 – Good Friday at 7:00pm A Service that blends Maundy Thursday & Good Friday traditions into one service at Zion.  Sunday, April 20 – Easter Sunday We will host a morning litany and grace  at […]

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Soap Drive

By on March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Soap Drive

Zion is participating in a soap drive for Lutheran World Relief – our goal is 150 bars of soap and we’d love exceed that goal. We’re accepting new bars of wrapped soap until April6th. From the LWR website: “No one likes to look dirty. A brand new bar of soap lets someone present him- or […]

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