Even during these past months of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid social distancing and shutdowns, Zion has been blessed. Our early childhood center (ZECC) has remained opened the entire time to serve the many parents and families needing care for their children. Our staff has been healthy and able to continue serving non-stop. We’ve been able to conduct the necessary business of maintaining our ministry to our community without interruption of service.
We’ve been able to continue our regular weekly church services via internet on-line worship on YouTube. To produce our weekly services, we had to scramble to get the necessary recording equipment. Thanks to the generosity of time and resources from Bruce Edwards, Eric Jorde, Kevin Stripling and Bonnie Shelton we were able to set up and operate a makeshift recording studio.
On July 12, 2020 we were able to physically return to in-person worship inside our building for the first time since March 18th. And we can continue to provide distance worship on YouTube and Facebook to serve those many members and guests who can’t be with us in-person. With careful researching and prudent spending during that 4 ½ month period we were able to buy our own technology equipment and return the borrowed cameras, lights, monitors, computers, cables, etc. The total cost for the new equipment (not including installation which was all done by volunteers) was $17,167. We have received close to $5,000 so far in donations to help cover the equipment costs. If you would like to help with this project please make out your check to Zion Lutheran Church and write on the memo line – Worship Technology or click on Donate Online under Quick Links and give to the line item Worship Technology.