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 July 21st - 19th

Sat. July 21st Nineth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. – Worship Service

Sun. July 22nd 

9:00 a.m. – Outdoor Worship Service

10:00 a.m. – Brunch Potluck

Wed. July 25th 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Wild Water West

Sat. July 28th Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. – Worship

Sun. July 29th 9:00 a.m. – Summer Worship Service

10:00 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality

2:30 p.m. – Palisades Chapel

Attendance last wk:

Sat. – 12

Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 101

Offering: $3591

YTD: $124,148

YTD Budget: $141,138

Shortfall: $-16,990

PLEASE PRAY FOR: Merlyn Skorr, Cherie Ellis, Justin VanDeBerg, Tim Ockenga, Kip Julson, Darwin Sievert, Eric Horpedahl, Tony Plahn, Jerry McClain, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

It’s time for th Ice Cream Social at Zion! Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Serving BBQs, hotdogs, chips, salads, pie, and ice cream FREE WILL DONATION. Donations go to Vacation Bible School and Elevator Fund. Pies and salads needed—sign-up sheets in back of church!

Wild Water West On July 25th, the youth board is sponsoring an outing for those who will be going into 7th grade –12th grades.  We ask that participants register ahead of time, and pay $8, toward their ticket. We will pay the rest.  We will leave the Zion lot at 10:00 a.m. and will return 4:00 p.m.  Bring your own money for snacks if you desire.   Zion youth who submitted an activity form  last year, won’t need another one,  however, if you are an  incoming 7thgrader or are inviting a friend who is not from Zion, they will need to have a permission form on file as well. Let Jen know if you need one!  Deadline for sign up is July 22nd.

We are scheduling families for photography for our new church directory. Photography dates will be August 7 and October 23-27. You may sign up for photography online at our church website at www.ziongarretson.org.  There will also be a signup table after church on Saturday and Sunday through July 29. The August 7 photography date is geared to families with college students and other families that may not be available during our October photography dates. The October 23-27 photography dates are open to all families. We will also have a signup table after church in September and October for the October photography dates. For participating, you will receive a complimentary 8x10 photograph and a printed directory. Photography sessions will take place at our church. Please allow up to an hour to check-in, be professionally photographed, view and select your photographs. For clothing, we suggest solid colors and long sleeves. You can also bring meaningful items such as musical instruments or sports equipment. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

Zion Lutheran will be joining the Sherman churches to prepare and serve the evening meal at the Banquet on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. It takes many hands and approximately $1000 in groceries to provide the meal.  Look for the sign up sheet and donation pan that will soon appear in the narthex.

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:

Brandon Lutheran Church WELCA Ice Cream Social, Sunday, July 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Menu: sloppy joes, chili dog or hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, chips, pie bars & ice cream. Silent auction and raffle items. Free will donation.

OPEN YOUR HEART AND HOME to Sophie a Lutheran exchange student from Germany for the coming 2018-2019 school year. A volunteer host family (with or without children) or a single parent is needed to provide food, a bed and a loving home to Sophie (16) for the coming school year starting in late August. All EMF students have medical insurance, spending money for their personal expenses and expect to share their host family’s daily life including household responsibilities.  They speak English, are well-screened and eager to experience life in America.  Their stay here is sponsored and supervised by EMF (Educational Merit Foundation), a non-profit, educational exchange program. It is not too late to apply. For more information on EMF students, please call Marie-Claude Dijoud now at 1-800-467-8363 or visit our web site at www.emfusa.org

Michael W. Smith outdoor concert set for Arnolds Park, Iowa. Legendary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith is coming to Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Sunday, August 19, 2018. Gates open at 3 p.m. with opening act Jacob Daniel taking the stage at 4 p.m. He will be followed by Ten Seven Band, with Michael W. Smith closing out the night. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, no coolers please, with seating on a first-come basis. Tickets are $25 each, available online through the Facebook page, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert. You may also purchase tickets by calling (507) 841-0474 during normal business hours. The Michael W. Smith concert event is being organized by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lakefield, MN, in conjunction with Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

PIllow cleaning Brandon Lutheran Church, Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. All types of bed pillows cleaned, completely renovated and new ticking. Feather beds made into new pillows. New pillows also available for purchase. For more information call Kraft Pillow Service at 712-378-2918,

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