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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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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