“Jerome says, ‘Hi’”… This is what Tina added as I ushered her into the STARS closet to get a Zion sweatshirt. She had not gotten one at Christmas, she said, and her mom wanted one, too. Her mom was short and kind of small so maybe a medium would do...
Services for February 2021
10:00 am English Service In-Person and Livestream
11:00 am Swahili/Kinyamulenge Service In-Person and Livestream
1:00 pm Mizo Service In-Person and Livestream
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We love you! How are you holding up? Is there anything we can do for you and your loved ones? Please call us at 515-270-8142, if you need anything. We are here for you!
Mail: Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
Will Graham Celebration
Evangelist and grandson of Billy Graham, Will Graham, will have a Celebration at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, October 1, 2, and 3, 2021.
Zion is committed to help and has already been called on to provide teaching space for evangelism training classes.
Zion has also committed to being the first Will Graham Celebration Prayer and Worship event to be held Thursday, February 18th at 7 pm. Please join us!
Lots of Snow Means Bigger Bills
The bill for the historic snowfall and 3 other snow events is here: $1,575. We were so blessed the last few years with little snow. But now, wow! Zion is very active in ministry and we have so much going on in our building that helps people and glorifies God. However, none of it generates revenue. So we’re asking for a little extra help from you to keep us open when it snows!
PLEASE PRAY: There was a coup in Burma/Myanmar this week. Many of our Mizo members are very sad to see the darkness return to their homeland. Please be in prayer and ask the Lord to be glorified even in these hard times. Below is a brief article from World Magazine about the coup:
International leaders condemn Myanmar coup
President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma. The Burmese military arrested government leaders and seized control earlier in the day. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticized the coup, and Britain said the UN Security Council would likely hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
What happened in Myanmar? In addition to government head Aung San Suu Kyi, the military detained President Win Myint, members of the ruling party’s Executive Committee, lawmakers, and other senior leaders, party spokesman Myo Nyunt told The Irrawaddy news site. Television signals across the country and phone and internet access in the capital of Naypyitaw were cut. The coup leaders also grounded passenger flights. The military said it plans to hold an election in a year and would give power to the winner.
Upcoming Youth and Children’s Events
Easter Breakfast Fundraiser! Sunday, April 4. Help send our youth on a mission to Denver! Easter Breakfast is back and will be served on Easter morning. Even if you don’t physically attend, you can still give.
Quad4 Trivia and Silent Auction Fundraiser. May 8, 2021. The doors open at 5:30 and the event is 6-8:30pm This will be a hybrid event. In other words, you can sponsor an in person table and come and enjoy fellowship and fun at Zion, or, you can be at home and Zoom in! Help us raise money to send 100 kids to Bible camp!
Vacation Bible School! Tentatively planned for June 7-10 in the evening. Grades PK-6. Section for older kids 7-12 as well.
Youth Service Trip to Colorado! June 13-19 . Help us send 18 Zion youth and 4 chaperones to Denver where they will work on various projects for local ministries, worship, fellowship and do Bible Study. Trip concludes with a fun experience in the mountains of Colorado.
Bible Camp at Ingham Lake, Grades 4-6, June 27- July 2. Camp is on for 2021. The kids really missed their time away with Jesus and are eager to get back to camp this year.
Bible Camp at Ingham Lake, Grades 6-12, July 25-30. We are seeing so much fruit in the junior high and high school students. Going to camp really helps them want to walk with Jesus and give their lives to him.
Two more chaperones needed for the Youth Service Trip.
Can we bless Pastor Billy Young and Reconciler’s Worship Center?
New Service: Once a month on Saturdays 6-7
Zion is launching the Greater City Service on Saturday nights. This service is open to everyone. Our special target audience is older STARS kids who have graduated from high school and are lost in the adult world and not attending church. Our last service was January 16, 2021. Join us for our next service on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
We need a coach
We have the opportunity to either participate in a Des Moines Parks and Rec league or in a FCA league. Everybody loves soccer and we have so many kids who would like to play. If interested, please contact Pastor John
Mission Trip to visit Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Crusade comes to Des Moines
Zion is committed to help and has already been called on to provide teaching space for evangelism training classes. We want you to know about this event that will bring churches together from all over our city and region. We hope you'll consider volunteering. More information on volunteer needs will be forth coming. We will also be taking an offering to help cover the costs of the Celebration. Please pray for the success of this event. Please consider which of your unbelieving friends you could invite to this eternity changing event.
First Saturday Prayer
Drop in Homework Time at Zion
Thanks to David Schaeffer, Mizo Youth and Elim Lutheran Church in Randall, Iowa, we will be able to provide reading tutors for a select number of elementary school students (K-3).
Sunday School at 11:00.
Greater City Foundation
The Clothing Closet
Furniture Ministry: Is open for donations and distributions.
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study
Pastor's Reading Group: February 23
The meeting will be held by Zoom at Noon. on Tuesday, February 23. Please contact Pastor John to receive log-in credentials.
4 CHAPTER GROUP (M’CHEYNE)
Here are your weekly readings! Share your questions and thoughts with Polly Pattison at 991-7173.
Feb 21: Ex 4; Lk 7; Job 21; 1Co 8
Feb 28: Ex 11:1012:21; Lk 14; Job 29; 1Co 15
INSTE: New Class Starts January 21. Register now!
The group meetings will be online by Zoom. Neither rain nor snow, or any pandemic will keep us from meeting. You may contact us by phone or text: Leona (515-988-2047) or Nick (515-988-2255).