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 18th-26th

Sat. August 18th Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. – Worship Service/Holy Communion/Wedding: Josie Houghton & Adam Scholl

Sun. August 19th 9:00 a.m. – Summer Worship Service/Holy Communion

10:00 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality 

Sat. August 25th Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m. – Worship

Sun. August 26th 9:00 a.m. – Summer Worship Service

10:00 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality


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

Congratulations to Josie Houghton & Adam Scholl who were married at Zion during the Saturday night service, August 18th.

Thank you! Diane Hintze for your service as Zion’s Treasurer for so many years! Thank you Sheila Schroeder for stepping up to take over this position! We are still in need of a Vice-president.

Bingo at Palisades. Zion is sponsoring the Wednesday, September 5, 2:30 p.m. bingo games at the Palisades Nursing Home. We need approximately two additional volunteers to help with the game. We usually arrive by 2:15 p.m. and are done by approximately 3:30 p.m. Please call Karla Paulson at 594-3165 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JOIN us for Zion Family Day at THUNDER ROAD!2 -4 pm on September 9th.  $16 will get you a 2 hour unlimited use wrist band!  Singles and families welcome. Age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. If grades 7th – 12th want to go and their families are not going, text Jen and we will get rides arranged,

RALLY SUNDAY!! – September 9th! The Worship Board, Learning Board, and Youth Board and Children’s choir directors are all teaming up to help make this Rally Sunday a memorable one! We encourage all YOUNG and YOUNG AT HEART (Willing to try something new!!) to join us in the basement following our 9:00 a.m. Worship service that day to experience some faith and fellowship with ALL AGES from our congregation.

Come join us on September 8 for Rally Sunday! Worship will be at 9 a.m. with a church-wide kickoff to Sunday School at 9:35 a.m. Our theme is Zion Island so we are inviting everyone to dress in bright Island color for worship and the activities to follow.   Right after worship we will move into Sunday School for  people of all ages! Whether you are 0 to 100 years, are invited to join us for intergenerational activities as we kick off our 2018-2019 Sunday School year.

We are scheduling families for photography for our new church directory. Photography dates will be October 23-27. You may sign up for photography online at our church website at www.ziongarretson.org.  We will have a signup table before/after church starting the weekend of  September 22-23. Meanwhile, now is a great time to sign up online, as there are currently many open dates available!

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:

Beaver Valley Luthera Church Sweet Corn Social, Sunday August 19th, 5-7 p.m. 26214 484th Ave. Valley Springs. Menu: sweet corn on-the-cob, new potatoes, meaty meatballs, the freshest veggies, pies & coffee & juice. Free will offering.

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,

Hopeful Journey Non-Denominational Support Group for Separated & Divorced. Tuesday nights beginning September 11 through November 13, 7-9 p.m. St. John American Church, 1912 W. 13th St. Sioux Falls. $55 for Matterials. This support group is led by trained facilitators who have been through the program and found hope and healing. Loneliness, trust, life changes and the grieving process will be explored. Contact Doris O’Dea 605-361-7228, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text72287 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tondi Sorenson 605-759-3881.

Welca crossroads conference leadership training Thursday, September 27th 5-8:30 p.m. Beginning with a light supper at East Side Lutheran Church, 1300 E. 10th St. Sioux Falls. We encourage potential WELCA officers and other local women church leaders to attend.

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