WELCOME to Zion Lutheran Church

212 Center Ave

Garretson, SD 57030-0329

Office: 605-594-3989

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Pastor's Office hours: 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. &

1:30 – 5 P.M. Tuesday – Friday by appointment

Office hours: 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday.

WEEKLY WORSHIP: 5:30 P.M. Saturdays.

9:00 A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!


Schedule of Events June 15 - 23

Sat. June 15th First Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship/Holy Communion

10:05 a.m. ~ Community Worship service @ Garretson school

Sat. June 22nd second sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship Service/Holy Communion

Sun. June 23rd 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee


NOTE: The church office has gone to summer hours closing at 12:30 on Thursdays. The office is not open on Fridays but Pastor is available by appointment. And you can always contact us via email if you need anything!

PLEASE PRAY FOR: Derek Dillon, Jack Peters, Gloria Johnson Plut, Cherie Ellis, Kip Julson, Eric Horpedahl, Tony Plahn, Jerry McClain, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

Things to look forward to this summer at Zion Lutheran:

  1. June 30th: Praze band playing for our worship service
  2. July 6th and 7th:  “Red, White, and Blue Jeans” service, Saturday and Sunday
  3. July 17th:  Ice Cream Social from 5:30-7:00  followed by “The Way of St. James Pilgrimage” presentation at 7:00,by our former Pastor Gary Van Hunnik
  4. July 28th:  Praze band playing for our worship service
  5. August 11th:  10:00 service with a “Song Fest” during the service and a “Food Fest” following.  We will be serving brats, hot dogs, salads and ice cream treats.

“Flowers grace the entrances to the church, however, they need to be watered weekly. Please help in this effort for one week during the summer. Call Vonnie (594-6674), Lois (594-3980) or the church office (594-3989), to volunteer. Also needed are weed clean ups and tidying up the various plantings in the church yard.”

The We CAN June project will be the Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls. This ministry began in 1900 and provides food, shelter, clothing, education, rehabilitation, and love. They have lodging enough for 70 men and 48 women and children and offer three meals a day to those in need. You may wonder who goes to the Union Gospel Mission. It includes homeless, transients passing through the area, some are people struggling as they work to get back on their feet, and a few others are individuals that choose to join the discipleship program and become accountable in several areas of their life. How can we help? In addition to financial support, their current newsletter is asking for: boxes of pasta (any type), canned vegetables #10 sized cans, canned fruit #10 sized cans, cases of bottled water, heavy duty 32-gal. trash bags, gas cards for their vans and bleach for their floors. We will be collecting all of the above!If you have any questions, please contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Weekly bulletin mailing. If you know of someone who would like to receive our worship bulletin by mail on a weekly basis, please email the church office and we will put them on our weekly mailing list.

“Son” Shine Box. Please look for the "Son Shine Box" in the Narthex and fill out a card for anyone you think could use a Sunshine Card. Sunshine cards can be sent for any reason, such as illness, death in family, retirement, anniversary, birth of new baby, etc. Thank you, Mission and Fellowship Board.

If your address, email or phone number changes please let the church office know! Thank you.

Please Note: If there is inclement weather, a determination will be made by the Learning Board by 7 pm on Saturday evening if Sunday School will be held the following morning. Please check the Keloland Closeline and a Zion Blast will be sent.

VISITORS: Please make yourself at home! We’ve been praying for you and hope that you will experience the joy of God’s life changing love today. Please sign the red pew pads and indicate in the boxes if you would like more information about Zion Lutheran Church.

IF YOU ARE HOSPITALIZED: Please notify the Pastor, 605-268-5333 or the church office, 594-3989.

Zion’s weekly Sunday service is broadcast on the Community Access channel at Alliance Communication on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

PRAYER CHAIN: Please notify the church office if you or a loved one would like to be included in our prayer chain.

If you are interested in becoming a member please indicate in the red pew pad or call/email the church office at 594-3989, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WEDDINGS: Please schedule at least four months in advance to allow time for pre-marriage sessions.

BAPTISMS: May be scheduled for the Saturday or Sunday service. Please schedule a minimum of one month in advance.

If someone needs a bible, feel free to take one from the back of the church.

Please remember that the deadline for the weekly announcements is noon on Wednesday. Thank you.

On our bulletin board:


Shetek Canews from Camp: Mark your Calendar 2019

Family weekend – June 21-23

Quilt Auction Preview – June 21

Quilt Auction- June 22

5K Pelican Walk/Run – June 22

Little Sprouts Garden Class- June 30

For more information call 763-3567 or check www.shetek.org

SLM NEEDS a few more summer ministry team members! We are looking specifically for folks interested in health care (nursing major?) and someone who would like to work with our cross-generational program (working with grandparents and grandkids) and also male counselors! Do you know a college age person looking for a summer job?  These are great opportunities for the right people. They will learn the following 21st century skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Interpersonal and Leadership skills
  • Collaborative skills
  • Creativity

This is a chance to be part of an intentional Christian community and grow in your own faith! PLUS IT'S FUN!! And guess what?  Those skills are what future employers are looking for!

PALISADE LUTHERA CHURCH Pie & Ice Cream Social, Sunday June 16, 5-7 p.m. Menu includes: grilled hamburger or hot dog meal, pies & ice cream. Free will donation proceeds go to fund WELCA projects. Everyone is welcome! Rural Rock County, MN. Corner of MN Hwy 26 & Cty Rd. 5.

SHETEK G.O.L.F. XXI, June 17. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. 18 holes, special events, golf cart, lunch & snacks, prizes & awards. $75 registration fee. Sign up at www.shetek.org or call 507-763-3567.

SHETEK PELICAN FUN WALK/RUN, Saturday June 22, 8 a.m. $15/person, $25/family. Register online at Shetek.org or call 507-763-3567. Located 8 miles north of Slayton on Hwy. 59, and 2 miles east on Valhalla Rd.

RENNER LUTHERAN CHURCH Ice Cream Social, Sunday June 23, 4-7 p.m. 47474 258th St. Renner, SD.

Green Project at Cedro Galan Invitation. The South Dakota Synod has an exciting opportunity for ministry with our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua.  The "Green Project" at Cedro Galan is under way but there is still work to be done!  See this post on the synod website from Bishop David Zellmer and Pastor Natanael Lizarazo, Companion Synod Coordinator, to learn more about how you and your congregation can get involved.

SENIOR COMPANIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Become a Senior Companion. Help older adults continue to live at home, help family members take a break form 24/7 care of loved ones. 888-239-1210.


Zion People:

Pastor Steve Moberg; Home; 605-594-3202, Office: 594-3989, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jen Tremel, Youth Dirrector: 605-360-3180 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Anita Dixon-Dueis, Office Manager: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marvin Jastram, Custodian

Kristin Houg, Beth Plahn, Stacy Stahl: Organists

Kristin Houg Sr. Choir Director