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 August 10th- 18th 

Sat. Aug. 10th NINEth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship

Sun. Aug. 11th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee & Fellowship 

Wed. Aug. 14th 6:00 p.m. – Council

Fri. Aug. 16th 5:00 p.m. – Wedding rehearsal

Sat. Aug. 17th TENth sunday after Pentecost

3:30 p.m. – Kaitlin Gnadt/Paul Ode Wedding

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

Sun. Aug. 18th Blessing of the Backpacks

8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Hymn Fest and Worship Service/Holy Communion

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee & Fellowship    


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!

Reminder: Anita will be out of the office August 12 – 15th. There will be no CC this week. Look for it in you in box again on August 21.

Office help needed! If you can spare a few hours between August 12th and 15th to come in to the church office just to check email and mail to make sure we are meeting our congregation and community needs while Anita is out of the office, your help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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

Summer is here! That means vacation.  Trips to the Lake. Weekend projects.  Enjoying the warmth and sunshine.  Taking pictures and sharing them with family and friends.  Enjoy it all! Stay connected with recurring and automatic giving.  WE cannot wait to hear about all the summer adventures. Pastor Steve.

Things to look forward to this summer at Zion Lutheran: August 18th:  Blessing of the Backpacks and Hymn Fest.

The We CAN project for August will be for supplies for our students and teachers at Garretson School District. Once again we will be collecting disinfecting wipes, boxes of tissues, and cash to be used to buy gift cards to be used by teachers to buy supplies that they need in the classroom for the upcoming school year. Our goal this year is $500 cash, 25 boxes of tissues, and 25 containers of wipes. Any other school supplies you wish to contribute will be given to them as well! Please contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165 with any questions.

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:

Beaver Valley Luthera Church Sweet Corn Social, Sunday, August 18th, 5-7:00 p.m. Menu: sweet corn on the cob, new potatoes, meaty meatballs, fresh veggies, pies, coffee & juice. Free will offering. 26214 484th Ave. Valley springs.

OPEN YOUR HEART AND HOME to a Christian exchange student from Spain for the coming 2019-2020 school year. Volunteer host families (with or without children) as well as single parents are needed to provide food, a bed and a loving home for the coming school year, one or two semesters, starting in August.  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 organization.  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

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