Zion Lutheran Church offers three circles for women of Zion to join. Small groups of ladies meet monthly for fellowship, Bible study and service. Some activities of the various circles include cutting quilt squares, collection of food for missions, sewing baptismal napkins, helping families in need of financial aid, and praying. Below are the three circles Zion offers. If you are interested in joining one of the circles please contact the church office by phone 952.938.7661 or e-mail.
Loving Care Circle
As members of our Circle we encourage one another and others in need of encouragement and prayers. We make donations to Resource West, Sojourners, and host the May birthday party and supply gifts to Chapel View. We bring food for the food shelf and host some events for Christian Women's Fellowship.
Morning Glory Circle
Members cut squares for quilts, bring food for the food shelf and assist in the organization of the Library. We collect food given to ICA, donate needed items to Sojourners and participate in all Christian Women's Fellowship activities.
Members contribute their time and talents towards cutting quilt squares, sewing tops and bottoms for quilt day, plus working on quilt day. Hem and embroider designs on baptismal napkins. In charge of activity play bags in "Children's Room". Host the January birthday party at Chapel View. Visit Golden Living Center twice a year. Give financial support to a few causes. Collect and deliver paper peace corp. donations. Serve Sunday morning coffee twice a year. Serve and participate in women's activities.
Women's Summer Bible Study
The Women's Summer Bible Study is to help women grow in their love of God and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A DVD Christian series or Christian book, with Scripture references for Bible Study, is used. It meets on Monday nights in July and August for 7 weeks. This is open to all women of Zion and the community. No nursery is provided. Please click the following link for Summer 2015 Bible Study. Summer_Bible_Study.pdf
Lutheran Women's Missionary League. The mission of Zion's LWML is to encourage Christian service, devotion, fellowship, and a greater mission consciousness among the women of the congregation, and provide special encouragement to our Pastors. LWML 2014 Convention Minutes
Using skills to make beautiful quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other special service projects. This group meets monthly throughout the school year.
Ministry in Prayer
Zion In Prayer on Saturday (ZIPS) meets the first Saturday of each month (unless falling on a holiday). People are invited to come for 1hr. for intercessory prayer. Prayer is sometimes silent and other time out loud. ZIPS is an open setting for new people (members of Zion or community members) to come and join in.
Altar Care is a ministry charged with the orderly and reverent care of our worship space, and the preparation of the Lord's Supper. Our areas of responsibility include:
- The care and proper use of seasonal paraments, banners, and flowers
- Selection and care of appropriate decorations for Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter
- Initiating the decorating of the church for Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, and the subsequent take down and storage of the same
- Participating in Holy Week worship services, as needed
- Participating in Sanctuary cleaning in the Spring
- Communion preparation and subsequent clean up
- Assuring that there are adequate communion supplies
- Communicating with the Altar Care Director or the Elders regarding needs or concerns
- Cleaning altar linens as needed
- Attending Altar Care meetings two to four times a year
- Assuring that the love we have for our Savior, Jesus Christ, is reflected in our sanctuary
We also have a Flower Care Ministry which maintains a relationship with the florist, orders, arranges, and waters Christmas and Easter flowers, and are responsible for any floral arrangements throughout the church.
If you would like more information about any of the previously listed groups please contact the church office by phone 952.938.7661 or e-mail.