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“BEE” GENEROUS!

Most of you should have received letters concerning our fall stewardship drive to secure financial pledges for the coming calendar year.  The letter asks you and all our members to “Bee Generous” in your financial support of Zion Lutheran Church.  As hives of bees work together for the sake of the swarm, we hope that everyone at Zion Church can do some part in securing the financial stability of the congregation.

Please get your pledge card back to us via mail, Sunday offering plate, or the box in the church narthex.  We encourage you to return your card even if you are unsure of your commitment or can make no financial pledge at all.  For each pledge card returned, a bee will be added to the hive in the sanctuary.  With Pastor  Wengert “on her way”, Zion needs strong commitments from its members to demonstrate our support of her ministry here!

 

Candidate Sunday Was a Success!

On Sunday, October 7th, Zion members voted to call the Reverend Ingrid Wengert to Zion as Zion’s next settled pastor. She has notified her home congregation, so we are free to share the joy we feel in moving forward together into a bright future for Zion. We thank all of the members of the Transition and Call Committees, the Church Council and Pastor Dan Schroeder for their tireless work over the last two years in getting us to this point. Pastor Ingrid’s first Sunday in the pulpit is November 25thDetails of the transition and Pastor Dan’s last day will be forthcoming. Welcome to Zion Pastor Ingrid!

 

WE ARE THERE! 

Lutheran Disaster Response is on site in North Carolina and surrounding areas hit by Hurricane Florence.  The Lutheran Church Charities “LERT” teams are your hands and hearts with the thousands whose lives have been devastated by the storm.  You can give toward their work by marking donations to the church with “Florence”, by dropping cash  into the container in the narthex, or by giving electronically through

LutheranChurchCharities.org.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SET FOR OCTOBER 7TH

The Council has voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the Call Committee and present a candidate to the congregation. The candidate will come to Zion and lead worship on October 7th at 10:30 AM (one service). Immediately following the service there will be a congregational meeting lead by the Synod’s representative. At that meeting the congregation will vote on whether to call the candidate to be Zion’s next pastor. Details on the candidate are still confidential. The call is not guaranteed and it would not be helpful for the candidate’s congregation to find out they are considering other opportunities at this time. Please see the September LVL newsletter for more detailed information on the call process and next steps.