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.

8:30 & 10:45 A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!


Schedule of Events November 24th  - December 2nd

Sat. Nov. 24th Christ the King Sunday

4:00 p.m. ~ Wedding: Mary Beth Powel & Mark Wiesner 

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

Sun. Nov. 25th 8:30 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/ Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality

9:35 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:45 a.m. ~ Contemporary Worship Service/ Holy Communion

Thur. Nov. 28th 10:30 a.m. ~ Palisades Chapel

6:30 p.m. ~ 7th & 8th grade Confirmation Instruction

7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Practice

7:15 p.m. ~ 9th grade Confirmation Instruction

7:45 p.m. ~ Youth Group

Sat. Dec. 1st FIRST SUNDAY OF Advent

5:30 p.m. – Worship/Holy Communion

Sun. Dec. 2nd 8:30 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality 

9:35 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:45 a.m. ~ Contemporary Worship Service/Holy Communion


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

Mark your calendars! The Mission and Outreach board will be hosting a bake sale on December 16th in between services in an effort to help replenish the general fund.  Watch for details as the date approaches."

The Sunday School Christmas Program will be Dec 9th at 10:45 a.m.  This will be immediately followed by a Soup and Hot Dog lunch hosted by the Junior League Youth and families.

HELP WANTED: The Property Board is taking bids for SIDEWALK snow removal for this winter. This is for the sidewalks and steps only. If you want details or have questions, please contact Mike Winter (605-359-9693 or 605-594-3401). Please turn in bids to the church office or send them electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Senior Choir is looking for new members! If you enjoy singing, please consider joining the Senior Choir!  We are a FUN group that meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the balcony and sings at various services throughout the year.  Our choir consists of members ranging from High School age to Senior Citizens.  All abilities are welcome!  Join us in making a beautiful noise as we worship God!  If you have any questions, see Kristin Houg or any choir member, otherwise, join us on Wednesday night!

The Senior Choir is updating their music and would appreciate monetary donations.  Donations can be placed in the offering plate with a note on the memo line stating "Senior Choir music".  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS MINISTRY!

The PraZe band is looking for a percussionist, guitarist and song leaders!  Please see Beth Plahn if you are interested in helping with this ministry!

Zion Web Page. Are you interested in building a website?  We are looking for volunteers to help create a new website for our church. We need someone that can work with a company online to construct a new website. It would involve meeting with the different Church Committees and Council to get their input on what they would like our website to contain and then working with a company like ShareFaith to create the website. This project will take many hours over a several-month period. If you are interested, please contact Dan Paulson at 605-594-3165 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Food to You on December 6: Zion will be serving at the "Food to You" mobile food pantry on December 6, at Eastside Lutheran, 1300 E. 10th St. Sioux Falls. We are in need of volunteers starting at 5:10 p.m. to approximately 7:45 p.m. to sort and serve food. We are also in need of $250 in financial donations to purchase the food. There is a signup sheet and donation box in the back of the church. For more information on Food to You, go to  mobilefoodpantry.org or contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165.

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 5:30 p.m. Saturday Service or Sunday at either 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:

Augustana university’s 2018-19 Visit and Scholarship Events Schedule is posted on our bulletin board.

SHETEK LUTHERAN MINISTRIES LUTEFISK SUPPER, Sun. December 2nd, 5:30 p.m. $17. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, sing-a-long, and delicious food: Lutefisk, meatballs, lefse and much more! Reservations required. 507-763-3567.

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