WELCOME to Zion Lutheran Church

212 Center Ave

Garretson, SD 57030-0329

Office: 605-594-3989

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 May 18-26

Sat. May 18th Fifth Sunday of easter

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

Sun. May 19th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service

10:05 a.m. ~ coffee  

Thur. May 22nd 10:30 a.m. ~ Palisade’s Chapel

Sat. May 25th Sixth Sunday of easter

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship Service

Sun. May 26th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service

10:05 a.m. ~ coffee


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!

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

EASTER PLANTS: The remaining plants from our Easter Memorial Garden have run their course. They are now sitting in the large window of the downstairs kitchen. If you would like to take a plant to give them another chance at life, you are welcome to take what you want. They will be thrown away next week.

Money for Summer Bible Camp –  If you are a person from Zion who loves summer Bible Camps and would like to see youth benefitting from the opportunity to attend, please consider giving a donation for our Bible Camp Fund. We have had lots of campers the past years, and have had several generous givers, but our funds are a dwindling again and we could use your support. If you are so inclined, please consider giving a gift of $25, $50 or $100 to a camper. Most Lutheran Bible Camps we support cost $400-$500 for a week of camp so your donation really helps families to be able to allow their children to attend! It is a great Faith Week for our young people.  See Jen if you have questions or to make a donation.  THANK YOU!   If you are a family who is looking to sign up still for camp, April 15th is the early bird deadline for all Lutheran Outdoors camps, and the Shetek Deadline for Early Bird cost was April 1st.  Please let Jen know the dates your child will attend.

WE CAN MAY. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” That is the message that Jesus gave us in Matthew 28:19. That is also what Simba is about. Simba’s mission is to further the Kingdom of God so that each person can share in the intimacy of Jesus Christ. This Christ centered ministry is one way that WE can become involved in the mission without leaving Garretson! Our financial support is needed to help make this ministry grow. Teaching God’s word, helping orphans attend school, providing a secure place for women and girls from trafficking, helping people help themselves by building schools, homes, business to advance people from poverty and give them the hope of the Lord. If all our 150 active families gave $10 to this ministry, we could deliver a check for $1,500 in support of Simba Educational Ministries. WE CAN help, please consider a financial donation to Simba!

Thrivent matching for Flood and Tornado victums. Donate online; Thrivent will boost it. Let’s band together to raise $750,000. For every $2 you donate through Thrivent.com, Thrivent will add $1.  Thrivent will also pay all processing fees so 100 percent of your donation will go directly to support victims in need.

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:


Shetek Canews from Camp: Mark your Calendar 2019

Leadership Staff Training- May 22-26

Staff Training – May 27-June 7

First Day of Camp- June 9

Fun in the Sun with Water Bugs- 6/15

Golf Fundraiser – June 17

Family weekend – June 21-23

Quilt Auction Preview – June 21

Quilt Auction- June 22

5K Pelican Walk/Run – June 22

Little Sprouts Garden Class- June 30

For more information call 763-3567 or check www.shetek.org

SLM NEEDS a few more summer ministry team members! We are looking specifically for folks interested in health care (nursing major?) and someone who would like to work with our cross-generational program (working with grandparents and grandkids) and also male counselors! Do you know a college age person looking for a summer job?  These are great opportunities for the right people. They will learn the following 21st century skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Interpersonal and Leadership skills
  • Collaborative skills
  • Creativity

This is a chance to be part of an intentional Christian community and grow in your own faith! PLUS IT'S FUN!! And guess what?  Those skills are what future employers are looking for!

EAST NIDAROS CHURCH Memorial Day program & lunch, May 27. 10:00 a.m. Color Guard ceremony @ Nidaros Cemetery; 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day program @ the church; 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Serving scalloped potatoes with Ham, green beans, dinner rolls, salads, beverages, deserts. Special music: Randall L& Kim Questad and Tom & Judy Stadem. Free will offering. 47560 252

HORSES TO HORSEPOWER, NLTC 40thAnnual Horse Ride, Sat. June 8 @ 10 a.m. Starting at the Pipestone County Fairgrounds, ride Casey Jones Trail to NLTC in Woodstock. Lunch & awards @ 1 p.m. Afternoon activities: classic car cruise-in, music, bean bag tourney, dunk-tank, and kids area! Concessions will be available. For more info, call 507-777-4321.

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

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