29th Annual Gemütlichkeit Luncheon

The 29th Annual Gemütlichkeit Luncheon will be held Saturday, December 2 at Zion Lutheran Church.  We will be serving from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10, and preschoolers are free.  Come enjoy a homemade German dinner of brats & sauerkraut, pork loin, potato soup, hot German potato salad, chunky applesauce, deviled eggs and black forest torte!  Homemade relishes, bread and cookies all served, as well!  Join us for a German tradition!

Gemütlichkeit tickets may be purchased at the Zion church office or from Marilyn Kuehnast, Doris Gillespie, Renae Dreyer, Cheryl Miller and Jill Soenen.  Please make checks to Zion LWML.

Tickets will also be available at the door on Saturday.

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Christmas Band Concert

The Pocahontas Community Concert Band will be presenting a special Christmas Concert at Zion Lutheran Church in the Sanctuary on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. The 35 piece band is composed of players from a nine-county area and directed by longtime Humboldt Community Chorus/Big Band drummer, Rollie Jensen. Expect an entertaining night of great music, laughter, and memories to celebrate the Christmas Season. Come early and enjoy the Preshow at 7:10 by the “Cracked Reeds” Saxophone Quartet of Judy Konecne, Cindy Johnson, Katherine Simpson and Julia Rolston. Featured vocalist will be Roger Netz of Manson on “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and an audience Sing-along. A 5-piece Dixieland Group will make an appearance. Admission is FREE, but a freewill offering will be taken to offset concert expenses. Bank Iowa will be sponsoring a Cookie and Coffee Fellowship in Zion’s Fellowship Hall following the concert. Come and enjoy the sounds of Christmas!

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Zion Congregational Meeting

Notice to all Zion Voting Members:

There will be a Congregational Meeting this Sunday, December 18, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service.  There will be one item on the agenda:  a report from the Call Committee will summarize progress to date and there will be a vote to approve a recommendation from the Call Committee.

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Sunday School Christmas Service

Just a reminder for this Saturday (9:00-11:00 a.m.) – Sunday School Christmas Program Practice…

“Silent Night, Holy Night” is our theme for this year’s Children’s Christmas Service.  Come celebrate the Christmas Story with us!  Our practice schedule is listed below.  Thanks for bringing your children to the practices and Sunday school as we will be learning songs for our service.  If you will not be able to join us for the Christmas program, please let your teacher or the office know, so we can plan accordingly for speaking parts.  We greatly enjoy working with your child and look forward to a wonderful celebration!

Practice schedule for Sunday School Children’s Service:

(Each Sunday morning during Sunday School music)

Saturday, December 10 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 17 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 18 – Sunday School – Dress rehearsal for Christmas Service

Sunday, December 18 – 6:30 p.m. SS Children’s Christmas Service

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The Fiery Furnaces

A furnace debate

There was a Special Congregational Meeting that happened a few weeks ago to approve spending up to $14,000 to replace two heating and AC units in the Sunday School – office area. At that meeting the possibility of replacing all five units was brought up.

Since the meeting the leadership of the congregation has secured bids for replacing all 5 units. In rough numbers the cost for replacing all the furnaces will be about $31,000.  The actual figures of the bid will be distributed at the meeting itself.

Subsequently, there is a special voters meeting to discuss the furnace issue scheduled for July 12th, at 10:15 (immediately following the worship service).  Please attend and give your input.

Please note that the replacing a ‘furnace’ also includes the replacing of the air conditioner compressors.

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