What Are We Saying? On Fears, Distractions, and Prayer

By on January 26, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
What Are We Saying? On Fears, Distractions, and Prayer

Guest Post by Rebecca Gamble Last Sunday I volunteered to lead Zion’s All Ages Confirmation. I had no idea what I was in for!  First, having only attended one Confirmation class here at Zion prior to this week, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m a planner, so I went ahead and added details […]

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Where Have All the Windows Gone?

By on December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Where Have All the Windows Gone?

If you’ve been in church recently, you probably know where our stained glass windows have gone. If you’ve just driven by, it might look a little like we are boarded up. So – here’s a “window” into what’s happening at Zion. We’re not exactly sure when the eight beautiful stained glass windows were installed at […]

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Cooking Classes at Zion

By on December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Cooking Classes at Zion

For more than eight years, Zion has hosted dinner for the neighborhood on Wednesday nights. These meals are an important part of our congregational identity and a good resource for our neighbors. People gather for good food, but also for conversation and meetings. There is a story time for kids before dinner and Recovery Worship […]

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Join us on Christmas Eve!

By on December 23, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Join us on Christmas Eve!

Carols  Piano  Choir  Handbells  Viola  Candles  Voices  Prayers  Joy  Grief  Wondering  Wandering  Laughter  Tears  Awe  Squirmy Kids  Families  Stories  Hospitality  Gluten  Gluten-Free  Wine  Grape Juice  Hugs  Handshakes  Gratitude  Gifts  Hope  Peace  Life  Faith  Light…and You. 4:00pm Carol Sing 4:30pm Worship Service All are welcome!  

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A Thanksgiving Eve Feast!

By on November 25, 2014 in Community 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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