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.

8:30A.M. and 10:45A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!


Schedule of Events January 20th - 28th 

Sat. Jan. 20th Third sunday After Epiphany

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

Sun. Jan. 21st 2nd Grade Milestone

8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service/ Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality

9:35 a.m. – Sunday School

10:0 a.m. – Choir Practice

10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship service/Holy Communion

5:00 p.m. – Youth Convention Gathering @ Beaver Valley

Wed. Jan. 24th 10:30 a.m. – Palisades Chapel

6:30 p.m. – 7th & 8th grade Confirmation classes

Sat. Jan. 27th Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

5:30 p.m. – Worship

Sun. Jan. 28th 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service

9:30 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality

9:35 a.m. – Annual Meeting: No Sunday School 

10:0 a.m. – Choir Practice

10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship service 


PLEASE PRAY FOR:  Darwin Sievert, Eric Horpedahl, Charles Haring, Tony Plahn, Jerry McClain, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The upkeep at the cemetery is becoming expensive and the Property Board is trying to take measures to lessen the cost. They are hoping to be able to maintain the cemetery with volunteer workers. They are going to try to enlist the help of congregational families to assist with this upkeep. Their goal is to get enough families signed up so each one would only be responsible for one week. They already have 4-5 families who are willing to commit to this plan. If you and/or your family would be interested in assisting with this project and have the equipment needed, they would like you to attend a meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m., in the 4-in-1 room. There they will    outline the plan in more detail, get people signed up, and discuss how the plan will be implemented. PLEASE  consider this way to help Zion and attend the meeting. If you are interested and willing, but cannot attend, please contact Mike Winter (594-3401, 359-9693,

“Work Groups” Work Group Coordinators are in need of workgroup chairpersons for a couple of groups.  Chairpersons are responsible for organizing funeral serving (calling for workers and cake donations when it is their group's turn to serve) and for arranging for someone to serve cookies for Social Time after the 8:30 a.m. service during 2 months of the year.  The members of each service group are asked to provide the cookies. Call Lois Wiese at 594-3980 with questions.

Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp brochures are in. Please pick one up in the back of the church if you are interested.  It’s not too early to be thinking about summer camp. Lutheran Outdoors also has several great camps and they are available on –line at losd.org.  More info will be in the February newsletter but registrations are open for these camps now.

Sunday, Febrary 11th 5p.m. – Houston Gathering Participants will all meet at Beaver Valley Lutheran church for a Pre – Gathering meeting of all the people/churches who will be sharing our bus on the way to Houston!  This meeting will include a supper and some get-to know you activities, as well as discussion about the Houston Trip! Please make plans to attend if you are a 9th-12th grader who is going on this trip!!

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:

St Rose of Lima Catholic Church will host their annual soup and pie supper on Wednesday, January 24 beginning at 4:30om.  Serving chicken noodle, chilli, cheesy potato, and vegetable soup along with homemade pies.  Hot dogs and chips for the kids! Free will offering!

Chocolate Fest at NeSoDak. All ages are invited to NeSoDak for an early Valentine's Celebration on February 2 &3, 2018! Come enjoy a three course meal including prime rib and a chocolate themed dessert buffet. Please arrive between 6:00-6:30pm with the meal served at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30 dollars and can be purchased by calling NeSoDak at (605) 947-4440 or emailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Winter 2018 DISCOVER BETHANY ADOPTION MEETINGS: 6:30 PM Saturday, March 10th @ The Bethany Office, 400 S. Sycamore, Suite 103-1,9 AM. This 1 ½ hour meeting is for anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption.  We would love to have you join us for this free informal group meeting. Please reserve your spot by registering at www.bethany.org/siouxfalls or by calling 605-336-6999.Individual meetings are available, too if you prefer.  Please call 605-336-6999 to schedule a time with an Adoption Consultant.

Empowered to Connect Conference. Simulcast April 13-14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Ransom Church, 6101 S. Circle, Sioux Falls. Come experience practical teaching in a safe supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by trauma. This conference is for anyone that works with children from hard places and/or is adoption minded. Featuring Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross. Thanks for much for partnering with us.  “Every child deserves a loving family.”

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

KristinHough Sr. Choir Director

Sunday School Superintendent Open.