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Tuesday, October 23

The menu – tender and juicy pork loin, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, the signature delicious sauerkraut, homemade applesauce, delicious homemade pies, beverages and rolls.  All this for the amazing price of $12 for adults, $4 children ages 4-11 years, and no charge for children 3 years and under.  Seating times are 5:00p.m., 5:45p.m. and 6:30 p.m. along with a carry-out option. 

Advance tickets are required.

We have very few tickets left for some of the seatings.
All remaning tickets will be sold in the office during office hours, and on Sunday mornings.

Funds raised this year will benefit the Shelter House low-barrier Winter Emergency Shelter and the ELCA Water Project.

Volunteer online to help with the dinnner or bake pies!


nullWe have resources to help you send financial support that will aid people affected by natural disasters locally, within the state of Iowa, and elsewhere in the world.

Locally: the Crisis Center of Johnson County, which provides emergency food assistance, crisis counseling, and other services to those in need experienced severe flooding, resulting in significant damage on August 28, 2018. This damage was not covered by insurance. To donate on line: Checks may also be sent to: Crisis Center of Johnson County, 1121 S. Gilbert Court Iowa City, IA 52240, or dropped off in person. 

Marshalltown, IA:  the residents of Marshalltown are still trying to recover from the effects of the tornado that struck the community on July 19. The Southeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA has provided information on how to help our fellow Iowans:

Hurricanes of 2017 and 2018: Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When Hurricane Florence hits the eastern U.S. seaboard states, Lutheran Disaster Response will be therer to help survivors access resources, financial and other assistance to rebuild their homes and their lives.  At this address: you will find options for learning about and donating to help victims of disaster all over the world. Lutheran Disaster Response is still helping survivors of the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2017.




Zion Lutheran has been blessed with a permanent Mission Endowment Fund that has the ability to distribute 5% of its balance each year.  These endowment dollars are available for uses that advance the mission of Zion.  The 2018 distribution for use through 2019 will be up to $19,849.  Granted dollars not spent by the end of 2019 will be retained by the Zion’s Endowment Fund.  Also, granted dollars can only be used for the original purpose of the application.  However,  in both cases groups or individuals may reapply for dollars if the dollars were retained.   While all requests may not be funded or fully funded, any individual group may apply for these dollars to be distributed.  The dollars cannot be used for meeting budgeted expenses or debt reduction.

To apply for these dollars, complete the form and submit it by email to the Mission Funds Committee by October 15th, 2018.  Please use the email address of  Members of the committee are Connie Brinton, Eldon Snyder, Chad Reimers, Betsy Starman, and chair, David Revier.  All such applications will be reviewed by the Mission Funds Committee.  At the November Zion Council meeting, the council will review and act on the recommendations forwarded by the Mission Funds Committee.