Groups & Committees

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Zion Altar Guild

The Altar Guild meets as needed, depending on the upcoming activities 9(usually about 6 times a year) and the meeting place is announced prior to each meeting.

The group's mission is to assist the Pastor to enhance the worship service through various duties. They include beutifying the the altar, seting up for communion, keeping the chancel area clean, making and hanging banners, filling the candles, preparing holy communion, making and maintaining the acolyte robes,and changing the altar cloths. Other duties are added as the church season changes such as decorating the chancel for Easter, Christmas, and Lent.

In addition to these duties, the Altar Guild partners with LWML to host a Spring Salad Luncheon. An annual cookie walk is held in December with baked goods, cookies, quilts and crafts.

The Altar Guild serves one Lenten and one Advent meal to the congregation prior to evening services on Wednesdays. Social activities include an annual picnic and a Christmas parts.

Current officers are lorene Janssen, President; Marilyn Kelley, Treasurer; and Andi Brown, Secretary.

All members of the congregation are eligible to join. For information contact Lorene at 402-463-1615, Marilyn at 402-463-2293, or Andi at 402-462-4672.

 

Zion Lutheran Women's Missionary league (LWML)

The purpose of LWML is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and to assist in missionary and charitable endeavors. The Lutheran Women's Quarterly provides bible studies and mission events. The Mite Box offerings assist at all levels - Zone, District & National.

LWML meets the first Monday of the month at Zion Church. Linda Potter will be happy to answer your questions about joining LWML or contact the church office.

 

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Zion Altar Guild

The Altar Guild meets as needed, depending on the upcoming activities 9(usually about 6 times a year) and the meeting place is announced prior to each meeting.

The group's mission is to assist the Pastor to enhance the worship service through various duties. They include beutifying the the altar, seting up for communion, keeping the chancel area clean, making and hanging banners, filling the candles, preparing holy communion, making and maintaining the acolyte robes,and changing the altar cloths. Other duties are added as the church season changes such as decorating the chancel for Easter, Christmas, and Lent.

In addition to these duties, the Altar Guild partners with LWML to host a Spring Salad Luncheon. An annual cookie walk is held in December with baked goods, cookies, quilts and crafts.

The Altar Guild serves one Lenten and one Advent meal to the congregation prior to evening services on Wednesdays. Social activities include an annual picnic and a Christmas parts.

Current officers are Lorene Janssen, President; Marilyn Kelley, Treasurer; and Andi Brown, Secretary.

All members of the congregation are eligible to join. For information contact Lorene at 402-463-1615, Marilyn at 402-463-2293, or Andi at 402-462-4672.

 

Lutheran Layman's League (LLL)

LLL meetings include Bible Study, activities and a business session to conduct actions that support the Zion club, zone, district, and Lutheran hour Ministry business. Fundraising activiites are conducted to financially support the organization and efforts are made to LLL visible to the Zion congregation. The regular meeting date is the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. 

 

Zion Lutheran Women's Missionary league (LWML)

The purpose of LWML is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and to assist in missionary and charitable endeavors. The Lutheran Women's Quarterly provides bible studies and mission events. The Mite Box offerings assist at all levels - Zone, District & National.

LWML meets the first Monday of the month at Zion Church. Linda Potter will be happy to answer your questions about joining LWML or contact the church office.

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     2016 Zion Lutheran Officers, Boards, and Committees

Executive Board
President: Gayle Mankin         Vice President: Loren Uden
Secretary: Lori Uden              Treasurer: Corinne Mankin
 
Board of Elders

The Board of Elders is responsible for the spiritual welfare of the congregation. The Board is responsible for, but not limited to:
~ Assisting the Pastor in caring for the spiritual needs of the congregation.
~ Assist the Pastor, when requested, in his official acts and duties.
~ Being responsible for the Worship Services so it is a meaningful experience and peaceful encounter that enriches the lives of the congregation as they hear the Lord's message.
~ Developing and maintaining the policies for their area of responsibility.
~ Appointing and maintaining the committees to accomplish all functions of the Board for activities of Zion that may reflect on or affect the mission statement of "Educating for Eternity".
~ Coordinating with other boards and committees all activities of the church.
The Board of Elders meets the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday is a holiday we meet the following Monday.

Current Board members:                                                                                                        Gayle Mankin        Doyle Krueger         Melvin Buss                Harold Kelley        

 Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves the Lord by using their talents and skills to maintain the Zion buildings, grounds and parsonage. They work with other boards and the congregation by proactively accessing the conditions, performing routine maintenance, making improvements, and responding to requests for repairs.

Current board members are:
 Doyle Krueger                          Jake Johnson                          Terry Kort                           Mark Philippi                             Mike Mankin

Board of Evangelism/Stewardship

Current board members are:
Evangelism:    Brenda Critel     Brian Hueftle     Sue Nielson     Brandi Oman                                              Deb Leech         Matt Oman

 

Board of Christian Education
The Board of Christian Education is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the educational programs of Zion Lutheran Church including Zion Lutheran School, Preschool, Adult Bible Study, and Vacation Bible School.
Objectives of the Board are:
~ Guiding people to the divine truths found in the Holy Scripture.
~ Leading people to believe in the Triune God and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
~ Enabling people to grow in knowledge of the Word of God.
~ Encouraging people to become active members of the Body of Christ by becoming living witnesses to all that Christ has done for them.

 

Current board members are:
Randi Warneke     Laura Hargis     Machelle Holliday       Dave Berens                                            Brenda Critel

Memorial Committee
The Memorial Committee assists Zion Lutheran members by managing those funds given in memory of the departed and assisting families to choose a tribute to honor those who have gone before us.
The Memorial Committee serves by:
~ Assisting those who wish to establish a memorial.
~ Collecting and maintaining records of all memorials given in honor of those who are deceased.
~ Collecting and recording memorials given in honor of a living person.
~ Maintaining records and making records available to the family of the deceased and the congregation's financial secretary.
~ Depositing all funds in a separate account for these purposes.

Current board members are:
Konnie Lofing      Marilyn Kelley     Andi Brown

Endowment Committee
Current board members are:
Corinne Mankin-2012     Ken Hulse-2013     Dave Peterson-2014

Social Concerns
Current board members are:
Lori Niederklein     Merna Urwin

 


Thank you for your service to Zion Lutheran Church & School!

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"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works for all of them in all men."  1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Members of the Zion congregation donate their time and talents in answer to God's call to serve others. Through their efforts they not only develop a closer relationship with God, they also develop their skills while contributing to our church family.

Select either Adult or Children & Youth Ministries or Groups & Committees and prayerfully consider joining the men, women, and children of Zion in achieving their missions.    

 

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