Bulletin Announcements

Services for July 5, 2020
9:00 am English Service Livestream
10:30 am English Service In-Person
11:30 am Swahili/Kinyamulenge Service In-Person 
1:00 Mizo Service Livestream
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Annual Business Meeting: July 12, 2020 at 1 PM via Zoom 
An invitation to attend will be sent out with our weekly announcements. If you do not receive the weekly announcements, and wish to attend, please get us your email. You may call the office at 270-8142 or email us at  

Zion Youth Announcement
Youth Director, Boaz Nkingi, will be holding Wednesday night 6:30-7:30 pm Zoom meetings for Zion's Youth. Youth in grades 7-12th are invited to join! The next meeting is July 8th. Email Director Nkingi at   for the Zoom sign-in information. 

Homeless Outreach
The team will gather Saturday, July 18th at 9 am in the fellowship hall regardless of the weather to prepare and distribute sack lunches and other necessities to our Des Moines area homeless.  They truly are our brothers and sisters in Christ. You will find they are much like us with their own hopes and dreams. Please consider joining this ministry. Team members will be wearing masks and gloves.                

The Clothing Closet 
The Clothing Closet remains closed to both donations and shoppers. We are looking for volunteers to sort the pre-Covid19 clothing. Thank you!

RightNow Media
Our church has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It's like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos. Let us know if you are interested and we’ll walk you through the sign up process! We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!

Women’s Bible Study : FALL
You’re invited to join a Women’s Bible Study led by Isaura Luong and Judy Walford. Give them a call and they will determine the best evening to meet. There will not be child care provided. Contact them at Isaura Luong 515-402-6464 and Judy Walford 515-480-6191.

What is INSTE? It’s an acronym for Institute of Theology by Extension. The curriculum was developed by friends of Zion, Drs. Nick and Leona Venditti. Leona Venditti has agreed to offer the first training class, Discipleship 1. We are planning a mixed class of Swahili, English and Mizo service members. Pastor John is looking to INSTE to provide consistent biblical and theological training to our members and provide a way for us to develop the next generation of leaders at Zion.

Study With Us

Visit the Zion Lutheran Church Des Moines facebook page to hear the messages from Pastor John, Pastor Robert, Pastor Boaz and Pastor Ringa! If you know someone who doesn't have access to the internet and they would like a paper copy of the devotions, please let us know. 515-270-8142

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
Men’s Breakfast Bible study is for the early riser! Join this welcoming group of guys every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. A delicious breakfast is served, followed by a Bible book study that always promises a great conversation.

Pastor's Reading Group: FALL
A monthly reading and discussion group with Pastor John continues in August with a book by Os Guiness called Last Call for LIberty. ISBN 978-0-8308-4559-0. Published by IVP Books. You can order the book, which is an excellent resource or gift, from Beaverdale Books. Beaverdale Books can be reached at or 515.279.5400

In August we'll meet face to face in the Fellowship Hall at Zion at noon on Tuesday, August 4. Feel free to bring your own lunch. You can also Zoom the discussion at 7:00 p.m. on the same day. Please send Pastor John your e-mail so you can receive an invitation to join the meeting.

September's book: Saving Christianity? by Michael Youssef. ISBN 978-1-4964-4169-0. September's dates: Noon, Tuesday, September 1 in the Fellowship Hall. You are invited to bring your own lunch. You can also join a Zoom discussion the same day at 7:00 p.m. Just give Pastor John your e-mail so you can receive an invitation.

Here are your weekly readings! Share your questions and thoughts with Polly Pattison at 991-7173.
July 5: Dt 33-34|Ps 119:145-176| Is 60| Mt 8
July 6: Jsh 1| Ps 120-122|Is 61| Mt 9
July 7: Jsh 2| Ps 123-125|Is 62| Mt 10
July 8: Jsh 3| Ps 126-128| Is 63| Mt11
July 9: Jsh 4| Ps 129-131|Is 64| Mt12
July 10: Jsh 5-6:5|Ps 132-134| Is 65| Mt 13
July 11: Jsh 6:6-27|Ps 135-136| Is 66| Mt 14

Zion’s Stitch and Chat Quilt Group: FALL
Please consider joining this amazing group of women. They have wonderful fellowship while providing beautiful quilts for On With Life, Zion’s Bed Project, Hope Ministries, Riverside Bible Camp quilt auction and more! No experience necessary! Join them most Friday mornings 9-11 am in room 162 (lower level).

Priscilla Circle: FALL
Please consider joining! Priscilla Circle is a group of energetic women of all ages, eager to learn and even more eager to share their ideas, concerns, love, laughter, and spiritual and financial support, continued through it all in their roles as caregivers and prayer warriors, in accordance with its goal:
“To serve God, His church and the community (local and worldwide)”.

Circle, has provided financial support for Mhezi scholarships, camperships, VBS, Quilters, hoodies and Christmas gifts for children, bed project, and kitchen equipment.

Perhaps the greatest power of this group is the loving support shown one another as they share moments of joy, sorrow, good news, bad news, confusion, worry, fear, anticipation, etc. We are sisters-in-Christ who are there to listen, pray with and for you, and who want to know you. Women of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join.

Priscilla meets the second Tuesday of each month (except the harsh winter months), beginning with coffee and dessert and 1:00 pm, followed by devotions and prayer time, and ends with a short business meeting, adjourning at about 2:30. PLEASE JOIN US!
Lorraine Becker

English Second Language Classes: FALL
LSI’s Summer Session #2 classes (July 13 – Aug. 9) will be offered completely online – in the interest of the safety of our staff and students, no face-to-face classes will occur during this time. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the possibility of offering face-to-face classes in Fall Session #1 (Aug. 31 – Oct. 25).

Upcoming Events:
July 4: First Saturday Prayer Meeting 10-noon
July 4: Mizo Youth Livestream 8-10 pm
July 5: Bereavement Service 4-6 pm
July 12: Drive-In Service and Annual Meeting 10:30 am
July 12: Bereavement Service 4-6 pm
July 18: Homeless Outreach 9 am
July 26: Meat Packers 3:30 pm
September 12: Muslim/Christian Dialog Livestream and
September 13: English Sunday School Begins





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