Weekly Announcements

BULLETIN NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

COVID-19 Response Plan
Zion, along with most other congregations in our area, is
joining in the effort to contain the virus while also taking care
of the ongoing ministry and the needs that increase during
these times.

Service Times: For now, the 8am Sunday and 7pm
Wednesday services will be livestreamed on our Facebook
page and will be available for viewing later. You may join the
livestream ten minutes prior to the start time. During the time
before the service, please feel free to post a comment of
greeting to your fellow worshipers, perhaps by sharing the
peace or with a simple “hello.”

Help From the Lord – Please click here to download an at home Bible study of Psalm 121 adapted by Pastor Stuckwisch. It is also included in this printable handout Devotion Material is available for pickup in the church office.

Pastoral Visitation: While visitation at hospitals, nursing
homes, and other facilities are limiting visits at this time, your
pastors will work with these institutions to provide care as
needed. We will also use discretion in making home visits,
but are always available to respond in cases of emergency.

Office Hours: The church office is open as normal to
accomplish essential tasks.

Offerings may be mailed to or dropped off at the office. The
church office can also help you arrange for giving your
offering via electronic/ACH transfer.

Altar Flowers –To place flowers on the altar please sign up on
the flower chart in the hallway across from the sacristy.

Zion Boards/Organizations
The Zion Foundation Board will be accepting grant requests
again this year. Requests may come from any board,
committee, or member of Zion Lutheran Church; however,
grants must be approved by the appropriate board. In an
effort to help people better understand and to guide them
through the process for grant requests, the Zion Foundation
Board has developed a grant application form. This form
has all the key information needed for the review, plus it also
has a narrative of helpful hints of items. Please be very
specific about the amount requested (have a quote sheet if
possible) and the way the requested money will be used.
Also work with the board that will be responsible for the
grant. The Zion Foundation Board is currently accepting
grant requests for the 2020 year. The request should be
submitted no later than May 3, 2020. All requests must be
made in writing on the grant application form and delivered
to the church office or the foundation president, Matt Meyer.
Grant application forms are available in the church office.

Groundwork Guatemala connects the lost to the Living Word,
Jesus Christ, then equips them for a life of service to their
Savior and Lord. A team is forming among area Lutherans
for a mission trip August 22-29. The team will serve
alongside the Guatemalan missionaries as they teach and
mentor youth and adults in that country. For more
information, please call the church office at 812-522-1089 or
contact DB Horton or Andy & Misty Royalty.

It’s time to order Easter Lilies for the altar. Despite all the
changes currently being undergone, we will continue with the
Easter Lilies. To place your order, use the forms that are in
the narthex on the table by the greeting cards. Please
complete the form, include payment, fold or put into an
envelope and place in narthex box #245 or give to Mary Lou
Shollenberger. Easter Lilies will be $8.00 each this year. The
deadline for ordering is March 29, 2020.

Zion Sunday School will have an Easter Egg Hunt on
Easter Sunday, April 12, @ 9:15 am Items are needed for
filling the eggs! If you are able to support this “hunt” with a
bag or two of individually wrapped candy or small trinkets
that would fit inside an egg, there will be boxes in the
narthex and the kitchen marked Easter Egg Hunt. If you
prefer to make a cash donation, please give to Sandra
Franke or Jana Gray in person. All donations are needed no
later than Sunday, March 29. Thank you!

Camp Lakeview Scholarship Applications are in the
Narthex. Sponsored by Zion Women’s Fellowship-LWML.
Pick one up and return by Sun., Apr 26.

The Lutheran Witness Magazine is available monthly on the
shelf in the narthex. Please pick up a copy to take home.
There are many great articles plus a section on Indiana
District news. All excellent reading. Enjoy!

Women’s Bible Study is cancelled. Please read the last 2
chapters on your own to complete the study. We will regroup
in the fall. Thanks to all who participated. – Sherry & Marie

Youth

No Youth Night on Sunday, March 29th.

Schools

Zion Lutheran School
Zion Lutheran School 2020-2021 school year registration
is open. Our programs consist of classes ranging from 2-
year old children through kindergarten and an extend care
offerings in both the 2020 summer & 2020-2021 school year,
throughout each week. We ask that anyone who tends to
enroll a child in one of these programs please do so as
soon as possible!

We need your help! – don’t forget the Zion Lutheran School
“Reading Curriculum Sponsors” Fund Drive. The goal is
$15,000 to help purchase our new reading curriculum
materials for the upcoming school year. We are currently at
$550 toward the goal. If you can be a sponsor, at any of
these levels, please make your check out to “Zion Lutheran
School Reading Curriculum” and get it to the school. Help
our ZLS children become proficient at their reading
skills!

ZLS Fundraising Opportunities:
• Papa John’s Pizza – besides ZLS getting 10% of your order
cost, you get a 30% discount. Use promo code ZIONLS30
• Freddy’s Steakburgers – Every Monday through March &
April. Show the Freddy’s flyer (found on the church website)
when ordering.
Donations to the Zion Lutheran School SGO account can
be done by visiting the website
http://www.lutheransgo.org/donate/ or sending in a
completed donor form to “The Lutheran SGO of Indiana” in
Fort Wayne. These donation forms are available at Zion in
the church narthex and the church & school offices.