Words in Our Bellies

By on March 16, 2016 in Community

When Michael and Lily moved into ZOOM House they visited the ZOOM Ahead Shed and chose furniture and housewares for their new apartment. Then they found out about the food shelf at Zion and shopped for groceries to make each month’s resources go a little further. Then they learned living at ZOOM House includes a YMCA membership. […]

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Always Being Made New

By on November 5, 2015 in News & Musings with 0 Comments
Always Being Made New

Zion is not your average Lutheran Church. We’re proud of our wild ideas and brave experiments. Folks at Zion are usually up for something new, which means we’re not afraid of failing. Our greatest mission and ministry is born out of faith, risk, and good humor. It’s an exciting place to be! But in the midst […]

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Cooking Classes at Zion

By on December 30, 2014 in News & Musings 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 News & Musings 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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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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“It Takes a Neighborhood”

By on April 6, 2014 in News & Musings with 0 Comments
“It Takes a Neighborhood”

 Zion’s building is closed this Wednesday evening. Instead, you can find us at the Lyndale Neighborhood Open House!  Hundreds will gather to celebrate this dynamic and beautiful neighborhood. Stop by Zion’s booth to say hello and grab a sticker that says, “I am Zion.” There’s delicious food from local restaurants, a silent auction that features […]

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Our Opera Singer Has Pipes!

By on January 24, 2014 in Spotlight, Worship with 0 Comments

Erin is a young adult in the Uptown/Lyndale community with a unique talent. She sings opera! Erin came to Zion in search of rehearsal space several months ago – with pipes like hers, you can’t practice in your apartment without waking up the whole building! In exchange for rehearsal space, Erin shares her musical talents […]

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Young Adult Brunch is February 9

By on January 23, 2014 in Community with 0 Comments
Young Adult Brunch is February 9

Sometimes it’s happy hour, sometimes it’s brunch. Young adults at Zion try to get together every other month for some good food and conversation. A few have been life long members of Zion, but most have wandered into this this scrappy community of faith more recently. Together, we share an affection for the small and […]

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A Vocational Life

By on January 23, 2014 in Spotlight with 0 Comments
A Vocational Life

Our very own Sharon Hendrickson was featured in this month’s Metro Lutheran newspaper. She recently retired after 50 years(!) at Lutheran Social Services. You can find the article on page 9 in this month’s issue. Congratulations to Sharon and Carl – they both retired this year and are ready for new adventures!

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