Boxes, Boxes Everywhere

By on April 9, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Boxes, Boxes Everywhere

Boxes of books, clothes, and shoes. Boxes of pots and pans and pretty things. Boxes in my closet. Boxes in my trunk. As Luke and I prepare for moving day I’ve been taking note of what I’ve accumulated since moving to Minneapolis in 2012. What new things need to boxed up and taken with us? […]

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Join us for Holy Week

By on March 26, 2015 in Spotlight, Worship with 0 Comments
Join us for Holy Week

Palm Sunday is March 29 at 10:00am   We worship with palms, Hosannas, hand bells, and Holy Communion. Recovery Worship is Wednesday, April 1 at 6:45pm (We do not have a Maundy Thursday worship service this year.) Good Friday is April 3 at 7:00pm. The service is simple and reflective with readings wrapped in verses […]

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Thoughts on Joining Church Council

By on March 23, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

My history with church has been, well, eclectic might be a good word for it. My parents are perpetual church shoppers and so our family spent time at pretty much every church our town had to offer. That tendency, in combination with how frequently I moved around in my early twenties, led me to many […]

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Ashes

By on February 16, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

“Do I wipe them off or do I leave them up there?” This is still the question I ask myself every Ash Wednesday. I am a romantic. I love reading adventure novels and thinking about going on fantastic explorations into undiscovered places. In books and movies, stories let us experience this journey from a distance, […]

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A Circle of Strangers

By on February 1, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A Circle of Strangers

When Gary handed me that stone, I panicked. Recovery Worship–for those feeling broken. The group was small–maybe thirteen–they sat in a circle. What if I had misunderstood? Was this an AA meeting? My struggle was not alcohol; was I intruding? Was I in the right place? But he handed me that stone and I couldn’t […]

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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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