Join the Prime Timers at Zion Lutheran Church for the annual catered meal by Kalona Kountry Katering. Tickets cost $15.00 and must be purchased in advance. They are available to purchase at the welcome center on Sunday, December 2 and December 9. You can also purchase tickets online. The program will be presented by Doris Montag, “The History of Ordinary Things: Men and Their Hair.”
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 2| 4:00 p.m.
Zion’s choirs and brass will present a Festival of Lessons and Carols celebrating the birth of Jesus with scripture, and music.
Family Advent Worship Services
December 5, 12, 19 | 6:15 p.m. | Chapel
These services are designed for families with young children in mind.
Advent Mid-Week Worship
Wednesday, December 5, 12, 19 | 7:00 p.m.
A community meal is served prior to each mid-week Advent worship. Supper is served from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School Children’s Christmas Program
Sunday, December 9 | 9:45 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 | 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 | 4:00 p.m.
Zion celebrates its German heritage with this annual worship service.
Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24
5:00 p.m. Child-Friendly Worship
7:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion
10:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion with Choir
Christmas Day Worship
Tuesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Christmas Carols and Communion
NOTE: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ONLY on 12/23 & 12/30.
Shalom Spirituality Center, Dubuque, Iowa
Cost: $140 (scholarships are available)
The theme of this year’s Women’s Retreat beckons us to “enter the story.” With a strong emphasis on Bible study, we’ll explore some familiar stories of women in the midst of transformation: an angel at the door with a disturbing announcement; the pregnant Mary and Elizabeth sharing hopes and fears; Mary giving birth to Love in an unexpected place. Join us as we make these texts part of our own life stories. See you there!
Our guide will be Sister Joann Gehling, FSPA.
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: https://www.jccrisiscenter.org/flash-flooding-damage-at-the-crisis-center/?blm_aid=7451697. 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: https://seiasynod.org/in-this-together-blog/7450/
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: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response 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.