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.

8:30A.M. and 10:45A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!

Schedule of Events November 25th - December 3rd

Sat. Nov. 25th Christ the King sunday

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

Sun. Nov. 26th 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship service/ Holy Communion 

9:30 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality

10:00 a.m. – Senior Choir Practice

10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship service/Holy Communion

Wed. Nov. 29th 6:30 p.m. – Confirmation classes grades 7th & 8th

7:10 p.m. – Peer Ministry

Sat. Dec. 2nd first Sunday in Advent

5:30 p.m. – Worship/Holy Communion

Sun. Dec. 3rd 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. – Coffee Hospitality

9:35 a.m. – Sunday School Christmas program practice

10:00 a.m. – Senior Choir Practice

10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship service/Holy Communion


PLEASE PRAY FOR:  Darwin Sievert, Eric HorpedahlCharles HaringTony Plahn, Jerry McClain, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

No sunday school November 26. Please pardon the miss-print in November newsletter calendar.

Food to You Mobile Food Pantry. On Thursday, December 7, Zion will be serving at “Food to You,” the mobile food pantry in Sioux Falls.  There is a signup sheet in the narthex for those willing to help out that night.  We need 5 people to help unload the food truck at 4 p.m. (and also serve during the distribution), then we need an additional 16 to 18 people to arrive at 5-5:15 p.m. to prepare for the distribution and help distribute the food.  This year we are at Eastside Lutheran on East 10th Street.   The distribution starts at 6 p.m., and we should be done and cleaned up by 7:45 p.m.

In addition to volunteers, we will be collecting the “Food of the Month,” tuna and tuna helper.  Our goal is 200 cans of tuna and 100 boxes of tuna helper.  We also need a financial donation of $300 to cover the cost of the food from Feeding South Dakota.  A collection box for tuna, tuna helper, and financial donations is located in the narthex. We are expecting around 100 families to be served that night and encourage anyone needing a boost in holiday cheer to sign up and experience what it is like to help out during the holidays!  If you have any questions, please contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165.

The Mission and Fellowship board will be holding a cookie swap December 10th following the Sunday School Christmas program.  You can bake and swap, donate or just purchase with a free-will donation! Please put your goodies in groups of 6, and include your recipe.  Free will donations will go to the Dawson Sanders' family to help with medical expenses.

Soup and Hot Dog Lunch to follow the Children’s Christmas Program on December 10th. Please join us in the basement from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for some food and fellowship in this holiday season. This is an annual tradition and fundraiser and the free will donation for this meal goes to the Jr. League to help defray the cost of food and activities for them throughout the year.

On December 21, Faith Bible Study group will meet at 12:30 p. m. in the community room of Palisades Apartments for a pot luck luncheon.  Please bring a dish to share.

The total in our disaster relief (hurricanes) fund is $467.95. This is from the children and Sunday School offering. Thrivent will match.

The deadline for Annual Report submissions will be a firm December 15th (except financial statements ) in order to allow the office sufficient time to format, edit, print and distribute in a timely manner. Please submit via an email attachment that we can copy/paste into the report. Thank you.

Automatic giving sign-up will be located in the back of the church after the 8:30 am service.  Please stop by if you have questions about it or would like to sign up.  You do have the option to still receive envelopes for special giving and to place something in the offering plate on Sundays.

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. Rose Annual Christmas Tea will be held on Saturday, December 2, beginning with a social at 1pm followed by the program at 1:30 pm, with lunch to be served.

St. Rose of Lima parish invites you to “Christmas is Coming, Sing for Joy!” Let the Child of Bethlehem awaken the child inside of you and celebrate Christmas is Coming! The Risen Savior Choir of Brandon will present the cantata on Sunday, December 17th at 7:00 pm at the church.  Lunch will be served.  Free will offering at the door.

Shetek Lutheran Ministries Lutefisk Supper December 3rd, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $17.00. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, sin-along, & delicious food: Lutefisk, meatballs, lefse, and much more. Limited seating, please reserve: Call or mail 14 Keeley Island Dr. Slayton, MN 56172, 507-763-3567.

Winter Fun Day at Shetek, December 28.Come to camp to be reminded of God’s great love and have a blustery blast with winter activities; games, arts & crafts, Bible time, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing and broomball! 3rd-6th graders, youth advisers welcome. Register online, www.shetek.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

KristinHough Sr. Choir Director

Sunday School Superintendent Open.