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 January 19th -27th

Sat. Jan. 19th  Second sunday after epiphany

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

Sun. Jan. 20th Mall of America trip

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

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

10:05 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:00 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality

Mon. Jan. 21st Office closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wed. Jan. 23rd 6:30 p.m. – 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Instruction

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Sat. Jan. 26th Third sunday after epiphany

5:30 p.m. – Worship

Sun. Jan. 27th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service

10:05 a.m. ~ Annual Meeting


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

We CAN do this! The Board of Fellowship/Outreach is starting a new monthly outreach project for needs in our community.  For January, we have selected The Veterans Outreach Center in Sioux Falls which serves veterans that are homeless or near homeless.  From Monday through Friday of each week, they provide a variety of services to our veterans—laundry facilities, shower and bathrooms, computer access for job searches, snacks, and housing referrals. They are in constant need of hygiene items such as toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, and foot powder. They also provide a meal at 11 a.m. each day from items donated by the community and always have the coffee going. We are asking for your support for these veterans by donating one of the hygiene items listed above during January.  We will have a tote in the narthex to collect these items.  On the last Sunday of January, the 27th, we are going to pass a can around at offering time and ask for a financial donation which we will use to purchase socks to be donated.  So clean the change out of your purse or car, get rid of those dollar bills that are taking up room in your purse or billfold, and support our veterans! Please contact Dan Paulson with any questions at 594-3165.

Joy Ranch: Middle School Gathering (7th & 8th). Fri., Mar 8, 7:00 p.m. – Sun., Mar 10, 11:00 a.m. Get ready for an adventure in faith in the new frontier of Joy Ranch. Stay in JR's Bunkhouse, enjoy Root-beer floats and games in the Thirsty Boot Saloon and hang out in Wild Bill's Game Room. You will be spending the weekend with the amazing Joy Ranch staff, adults from your church and peers from around South Dakota. You don't need to pack along your boots and cowboy hats for this wild west adventure, but they are certainly welcome.  Contact Jen if interested.  Deadline is at the beginning of Feb. Cost is $85.  Scholarships available if needed – See Jen.

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. Olaf choir Concert Tour, Saturday, January 19, 7 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. “A musical feast for the ear and for the soul…sung with a sonority that can only be described as exquisite.”$25 adults, $10 students. stolaf.edu/ticket or 800-363-5487.

Annual Soup and Pie Supper at St. Rose of Lima parish on Wednesday, January 23.  Serving starts a 4:30pm. Free will donation.

SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN INFORMATION MEETINGS: February 4, Feb 11, March 4 @ Bethany Christian Services Office 400 S. Sycamore, Suite 103-1 Come and learn about this awesome volunteer ministry that helps vulnerable children & families in the Sioux Empire & beyond.

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